Hans-Peter Feldmann - Ausstellung

Hans-Peter Feldmann - Ausstellung
© 2011 Hans-Peter Feldmann

Hans-Peter Feldmann - Gespenst Telefon

Hans-Peter Feldmann - Gespenst Telefon
© 2011 Hans-Peter Feldmann

Hans-Peter Feldmann at the Serpentine Gallery



Exhibition at the Serpentine Gallery presents seminal works from Hans-Peter Feldmann's career, from his influential early photographic series to new works displaying women’s handbags. 11 April – 5 June, 2012.

Source: Serpentine Gallery

Born in Germany in 1941, Hans-Peter Feldmann soon became a key figure in the Düsseldorf art scene and is a contemporary of Joseph Beuys, Gerhard Richter and Sigmar Polke. Through his lifelong dedication to collecting, the artist has called attention to the cultural material that surrounds us by gathering images and everyday objects from disparate sources into meticulous installations.

Amongst the earliest works are a series of booklets consisting of photographs of everyday subjects and situations from views of mountains to aircrafts in the sky to women’s knees. In his latest works the artist has taken collecting a step further by purchasing a number of women’s handbags along with their entire contents and displays them in traditional museum vitrines.

The exhibition at the Serpentine Gallery includes examples of his portraiture, a theme that Feldmann has returned to throughout his career. Whether reproducing a series of amateur snapshots from a friend’s family album or meticulously documenting a woman applying her make-up in a series of photographs, Hans-Peter Feldmann uses the genre of portraiture to explore the interior life of the individual as well as the material world that surrounds them.

This exhibition at the Serpentine Gallery is Feldmann’s first solo presentation in a UK public gallery since winning the 2010 Hugo Boss Prize and the resulting exhibition at Guggenheim Museum, New York (2011).



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