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Residency and Exhibition: Peter Granser at Studio Kura Gallery, Itoshima/Kyushu, Japan

Schattenfelder - Entlang des Feldwegs, Instalation im Matsuzaki Haus, 2013

 

Inspiriert von Basho`s Reisetagebuch Oku no Hosomichi unternahm Peter Granser lange Fahhradfahrten und Wanderungen durch Itoshima. Entstanden ist eine künstlerische Vermessung der ländlichen Gegenwart durch Fotografie und Video, wobei der Fokus nicht auf klassischen Landschaftsaufnahmen liegt, sondern auf oft ungewöhnliche Verwerfungen entlang der Wege. Dinge, die normalerweise kaum Beachtung finden, die im Schatten liegen, werden in den Vordergrund gerückt.

Rauch steigt über dem Wald auf, ein Strudel im Meer, ein Kind in ungewöhnlicher Körperhaltung. Tanzt es oder fällt es ? Einige der Bilder lassen den Betrachter mit Fragen zurück, die auch ein Unwohlsein hervorrufen können.

Die Ausstellung zeigt neben Fotografien im Kura (Reisspeicher) auch eine Serie mit installativen Charakter, sowie eine 20 minütige Videoarbeit im gegenüber liegenden 100 Jahre alten Wohnhaus der Familie Matsuzaki. Die Auswirkungen der Naturkräfte auf die Landschaft, die Felder und das Meer, spielt hierbei eine wesentliche Rolle. 

Ein Bruch entsteht durch eine mehrteilige, großformatige Fotografie eines alten japanischen Messers. Platziert in der Mitte des Raums, auf dem chabudai (niedriger japanischer Tisch) entwickelt diese Installation vielschichtige Interpretationsmöglichkeiten. Die Messerspitze weist auf die Videoarbeit, die eine sich immer mehr verdunkelnde Berglandschaft zeigt. Fast versteckt ergänzen Fotografien im Tokonoma (traditonelle Nische im Zimmer) die Szene.

 

Irritationen,

entlang des Feldwegs bleiben

nur Schattenfelder

 

15 04 2013 - 31 05 2013

http://studiokura.info

 

Unterstützt durch das BMUKK und das Austrian Cultural Forum, Österreichische Botschaft Tokyo.

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Exhibition: Peter Granser at the Klein Collection - Hängung #9: WETTERDÄMMERUNG

Exhibition: Peter Granser at the Klein Collection - Hängung #9: WETTERDÄMMERUNG

© Peter Granser, Megachurch Tryptich, from the project "Signs", 2007

 

Hängung #9: WETTERDÄMMERUNG - Selections from the Collection of Alison and Peter W. Klein

Brigitte Wetter the curator of the Klein collection presents a personal look back in her farewell show. She has selected from the now 1660 exhibits in the collection. Hängung #9 features works from the beginnings through to the latest acquisitions. Behind each work that has made its way into the collection lie personal encounters of the curator with artists and gallery owners, studio and art fair visits and constant communication with Alison and Peter W. Klein.

In short, the look back brings together drawings, paintings and photographs that have been and are favourites of the curator. Reflected in these are both the cross-section and the development of the Klein collection.

Hängung #9 features works by artists including Karl Bohrmann, Elger Esser, Katharina Hinsberg, Susanne Kühn, Thomas Müller, Eva Wagner, Corinne Wasmuht, Peter Granser and others. 

A farewell exhibition brochure is being produced.

17 02 2013 - 09 06 2013

http://www.sammlung-klein.de

 


Exhibition: CONCRETE - Fotomuseum Winterthur, Architecture and Photography

© Peter Granser, The City Center, Heaven in Clouds, 2010 (Dyptich, 90x120 cm each)

Concrete Exhibition at Fotomuseum Winterthur, The City Center (Dyptich) from the project Heaven in Clouds

 

The large-sized dyptich "The City Center" from my new project "Heaven in Clouds" is part of this anniversary group exhibition.

The complete new work and trailers of the videos are now online:  http://granser.de/heaven-in-clouds.html

Architecture has always been a magnificent and much debated platform to express the spirit of the times, worldviews, everyday life, and aesthetics. It is a daring materialization of private and public visions, of applied art and the avantgarde alike, and it is also, as Slavoj Žižek puts it, “ideology that has turned to stone.” But photography and architecture are also clearly anchored in everyday life. We encounter them daily – often unconsciously – with every move we make. They influence our thoughts, actions, and being, fundamentally and enduringly.

What characterizes this close and yet so complex union between architecture and photography, between architect and photographer? Concrete – Photography and Architecture aims to provide visual answers.


Accompanying the exhibition is a catalogue published by Scheidegger & Spiess.

02 03 2013 – 20 05 2013

http://www.fotomuseum.ch/index.php?id=501&M=2&tx_exhibitionshome_pi1%5Bm%5D=u&tx_exhibitionshome_pi1%5Buid%5D=143&tx_exhibitions_pi1%5BL%5D=1&L=1

 

 

Exhibition: Was einem Heimat war - Single exhibition at Staedtische Galerie Reutlingen

Exhibition 

 

Andreas Langen wrote in the german newspaper Stuttgarter Zeitung about this work:

Photographs of war are much sought-after because they attract attention – drama, death and horror are reliable eye-catchers. A counter-strategy is pursued in the latest book by Stuttgart-based photographer Peter Granser: “What We Once Called Home” (Verlag Bücher & Hefte, €28). It shows us a town that has been literally pulverized by armies, tanks, artillery and shells: Gruorn on the Swabian Alb. Its inhabitants were forced to abandon their homes when their village was incorporated into the Münsigen military training area in 1937–39.
What Peter Granser found here was therefore mostly a complete void. He makes what is absent into an important part of his visual language in photographs that bear a haunting resemblance to the earliest war photographs of all: Roger Fenton’s deserted landscapes captured during the Crimean War in 1855. Echoes of the American New Topographics movement in the 1960s are also apparent, when for example Granser composes black-and-white views of the barren hills of the Swabian Alb. He juxtaposes these images with sober studio shots of the ammunition used in Münsigen – a plethora of elegant-looking, deadly missiles before pristine white backgrounds. This chilling series is lent an emotional charge by the heart-rending, but futile, letter the Mayor of Gruorn wrote in 1937 lamenting the imminent extinction of his town. Peter Granser conjures from these elements a meditative study of transience and violence – a silent memorial in pictures.

Opening at 7pm on 22 02 2013

23 02 2013 - 14 04 2013

http://www.reutlingen.de/3346?view=publish&item=article&id=4026

 

 

Exhibition: "Kunst trotzt Demenz" at Haellisch-Fraenkisches Museum

© Peter Granser, Portrait 19, Alzheimer, 2001

© Peter Granser, Portrait 19, Alzheimer, 2001

 

With works by Joseph Beuys, Jörg Immendorff, Günther Ücker, Herbewrt Zangs,...

01 03 2013 - 14 04 2013

http://www.schwaebischhall.de/kulturstadt/museen/haellisch-fraenkisches-museum.html

 

 

Book: Was einem Heimat war

Best Photo Books of 2012

 

 

Recommended as one of the Top 5 photo books of 2012 !

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