Wolfgang Vollmer – Projects 2010–20
Henry Rox – Photographs 1935–1955
© Henry Rox Archive Cologne, 2020
Wolfgang Vollmer's works address the medium of photography in a variety of ways. Rather than capturing and recording a particular scene, it is more about collecting, researching, re-evaluating and replicating. Wolfgang Vollmer examines the conditions intrinsic to the media, dissolving the apparently self-evident facts and then reconstructing them in a controlled manner. Here photography is about questioning reality, perception, and artistic subjectivity.
in the FOTOHOF library:
FOTOHOF archive: Wolfgang Vollmer – VADEMECUM
Exhibition run: 23 January – 6 March 2021
FOTOHOF archiv / Sparkassenstraße 2 / 5020 Salzburg / Austria
Opening hours: Tue, Wed, Thu 3–6 pm
Virtual Exhibition Tour: Archive: ↳Link
The VADEMECUM collection features more than 1,000 original analogue amateur photographs, spread across 46 individual cardboard boxes. Sorted according to their technical circumstances, themes, and attributes, these photos are a renewed opportunity to highlight the field of photography, thanks to a second viewing as it were. The deconstruction and concentration make the circumstances in which the medium operates tangible. Also conveyed are the classic photographic images with which everyone is familiar from their own experiences with private photography, e.g. house plants, Christmas, looking out the window, or picture-in-picture.