Bodies in the Backdrop, 2012
Installation consisting of 20 c-prints, carpet, dia-work, two soundstations

Exhibition view:
“Bodies in the Backdrop”, Halle für Kunst, Lüneburg, Germany, 2012

The installation Bodies in the Backdrop (2012) which is composed of 20 color photographs, and a slideshow with the same images, separate sound, was initially shown at the Halle für Kunst Lüneburg in early 2012. Correspondingly, a catalog of the same name was published by Walther König Verlag, Cologne. The title, inspired by Elizabeth Lebovicis text about Ghislain Mollet-Viéville, points to the affective and economic relationships of tensions between collectors and other actors in the field of art. The photographs document a visit to the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice and show heaviliy cropped, it’s main protagonist being a young girl and boy, different works and unknown visitors. These scenes are accompanied by quotes like “I especially hated people making love on my bed“ or “I could not produce the sum necessary because all my money was tied up in trusts“ from Peggy Guggenheim's autobiography «Confessions of an Art Addict», which have already a strong narrative quality.

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