- Bruno Zhu, ’White Table with Cake and Tea’, 2015, from the series ‘Table Works’
© Bruno Zhu, with kind permission of DZ Bank Art Collection
- Gottfried Jäger: ‘zwischen, durch’ (‘between, through’), 1986
© Gottfried Jäger, with kind permission of DZ Bank Art Collection
- Shirana Shahbazi: ‘Mädchen laufend 01’ (‘girl, running 01), 2017
© Shirana Shahbazi, with kind permission of DZ Bank Art Collection
‘Position Zero. Photography as Localisation within a Space’ explores the history of spatial vision by presenting sixty works ranging from pinhole images to modern-day photography. The exhibition will be on display at Frankfurt’s DZ Bank Art Foyer from 22 February to 25 May 2019.
‘Position Zero’ focuses on visual representations of three-dimensionality using traditional and contemporary techniques. The majority of works move beyond the frame and extend into the room – be it in the form of a walk-through installation, enormous mirror panels or object-like cabinets protruding from a wall.
The ability to create illusory renditions of surfaces and materials remains a significant element of modern-day visual art. This is exemplified by the work of Portuguese artist Bruno Zhus (b. 1991), whose playful installations highlight the superficial nature of our consumer society, in which purchasing decisions are increasingly based on two-dimensional depictions of real-life objects. German photography artist Gottfried Jäger (b. 1937) challenges the viewer’s spatial perception with collages made up of ‘photographed photographs’ and exposed photo paper. Shirana Shahbazi (b. 1974 in Teheran, Iran) designed a wall installation specifically for this exhibition, which reflects the cognitive mechanisms arising from the social constructs of a globalised world, and illustrates the extent to which the viewer’s experience of a photographic image is determined by the context and location in which it is displayed.
The exhibition also features works by Alexandra Baumgartner, Jose Dávila, Jan Paul Evers, Christiane Feser, Alex Hartley, Raphael Hefti, Barbara Probst, Louise Lawler, Georges Rousse, Lorna Simpson, Susa Templin, James Welling, Miriam Böhm, Lilly Lulay, and Stefanie Seufert.
For further information visit Art Foyer der DZ Bank Kunstsammlung