Florian Slotawa: Körnerstraße / Wilhelmshofallee / Hans-Arp-Allee

Cat. Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck

Exhibition catalogue, edited by Oliver Kornhoff
texts (German/English) by Oliver Kornhoff and Jutta Mattern, and Christiane Lange
80 p with 32 halftone photographs in Duotone and 40 coloured installation photographs
275 x 220 mm, softcover with embossing on title, spine and backcover

ISBN 978-3-86442-033-7

(out of print)

The Absence of Things

The »Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazin«, a weekly supplement, recently devoted a whole page to Florian Slotawa’s »Hotelarbeiten« from 1999; black and white photographs in which the artist photographed hotel furniture which he had ­placed against a wall. The news-paper titled that it was one ­minute a bed, then suddenly a cave; one minute furniture, now it’s art.
Florian Slotawa had ­already initiated a series of »studio photographs« in 2009 in which he brought together a total of thirty-two motifs. The series is now ­presented for the first time in its entirety in this lavishly produced book, which rigidly adheres to the artist’s overall design. Florian ­Slotawa’s photographs emphasise an »absence of things« in their strictly documentary delivery and thus enhance the objectness of the building, as well as the ­details with doorplate, electric ­socket or pipe work to become sculptural elements.

Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck, Remagen: 27/10/2012–1/4/2013