|Günter K. "Margret - Chronik einer Affäre", Vintage Print, 1970/08/21 - 1970/08/31, 9cm x 13cm, Courtesy Delmes & Zander / Galerie Susanne Zander|
Susanne Boswell in STATION TO STATION about our booth at The Independent (09.03.2014):
Berlin Galleries at The Independent
"We at S2S don’t care so much about some of the hyper commercial art fairs in town this weekend, but we couldn’t ignore the strong presence of Berlin galleries at The Independent this year. In it’s fifth year, The Independent 2014, drew a total of nine galleries from Berlin, some like Société attending the fair for the first time, while others like Galerie Neu have already been a part of it for several years in a row. Participation in the fair is by invitation only. Located in the light filled former exhibition space of the Dia Art Foundation, this year’s fair was conceived by founders Elizabeth Dee and Darren Flook, developed in conjunction with creative advisor Matthew Higgs of White Columns and Director Laura Mitterrand. (...)
One of the most interesting and radical works shown at The Independent was by Cologne Galerie Susanne Zander. Not surprisingly the gallery will open a Berlin branch in September of this year. One is immediately drawn to a series of color photographs taken in the late 196os. In each photo, we see the same woman in various stages of undress. Already fascinating from an aesthetical and historical perspective, the importance of the photos becomes apparent once the nature of the work is revealed.
They are part of Günter K. “Margret – Chronik einer Affäre (chronical of an affair). Hundred’s of photos and meticulous typed notes about K.’s infidelity with his secretary were discovered in an estate sale. Every sexual act is described with bizarre accuracy i.e. exact time, frequency, sexual position, etc. Though reminding one of the diaristic conceptual works of Sophie Calle, we don’t know what the actual purpose of this secret diary was inspired by; was it simply to record an erotic affair by two real people or was it something more significant? As they say, life is stranger than fiction."
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