Fotofinish: Siegeszug der Fotografie als Künstlerische Gattung/ Fotofinish: Photography's Triumph as an Autonomous Art Form

The early 1990s, photography tentatively began to establish itself as a material in art as well as on the art market, but it was still a long way from achieving the status of an independent artistic genre. Today it is among the most diverse original forms that exist in current artistic discourse. Now at the zenith of its ascent, the question arises as to how long photography will continue to be used as an (independent) process in art. Digitization has almost completely replaced analogue techniques. These fundamental technical changes also change how we approach photography as such. In addition to a text by Christina Leber about the history of the DZ BANK art collection on the occasion of its 25th anniversary, this richly illustrated volume illuminates and reassesses the relationship between photography and the other artistic genres in five essays: namely in relation to painting, drawing and sculpture, to the moving image and to conceptual art. It is about time to push open the window and look beyond the purely documentary function of photography as art that persisted in recent years, to refocus on the possibilities of this medium as art





Peter Bialobrzeski, Rudolf Bonvie, Isabelle Arthuis, Sonja Braas, Johannes Brus, Jeff Cowen, Zeke Berman, Miriam Bäckström, Joseph Beuys, Viktoria Binschtok, John Angus Chamberlain, Torben Eskerod, Jan Paul Evers, Valie Export, Andreas Gefeller, Heinz Hajek-Halke, Christian Boltanski, Victor Burgin, Hanne Darboven, Elger Esser, Michel François, Alexandra Baumgartner, Laurenz Berges, York der Knoefel, Jan Dibbets, Angus Boulton, Gregory Crewdson, Johanna Diehl, Pietro Donzelli, Johannes Franzen, Ilkka Halso, Raphael Hefti, John Hilliard, Karl Martin Holzhäuser, Thomas Demand, Hans-Peter Feldmann, Franco Fontana, Tacita Dean, Luigi Ghirri, Mario Giacomelli, Angela Grauerholz, Andreas Gursky, Beate Gütschow, Jochem Hendricks, Gottfried Jäger, Christiane Feser, Richard William Hamilton, Sherrie Levine, Floris Michael Neusüss, Ryūji Miyamoto, Thomas Ruff, Laurie Simmons, Ignacio Uriarte, Delia Keller, Sandra Kranich, Helena Petersen, Paul Pfarr, Timm Rautert, Andreas Schulze, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Susa Templin, Zoe Leonard, Richard Prince, Anna Vogel, Jürgen Klauke, Arnulf Rainer, Adrian Sauer, Magdalena Jetelová, Sven Johne, Peter Keetman, Astrid Klein, Barbara Klemm, Louise Lawler, Helen Levitt, Teresa Margolles, Gordon Matta-Clark, Antoni Muntadas, Barbara Probst, Bruno Zhu, Detlef Orlopp, Klaus Rinke, Günther Uecker, Piotr Uklański, Oriol Vilanova, Jeff Wall, Cindy Sherman, Roman Signer, Dennis Adams, Anna and Bernhard Blume, Claus Bury, Laura Aguilar, Lewis Baltz, Heike Baranowsky, Bernd and Hilla Becher

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472 pages


German, English



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770 Kna



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