Jeanne Faust

Cat. Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Kunstverein Heilbronn

Exhibition catalogue, edited by Ulrike Groos and Matthia Löbke

text (German/English) by Tom Holert, also includes an annotated index of Jeanne Faust’s films by herself
64 p with 50 coloured illustrations
240 x 300 mm, softcover landscape format

ISBN 978-3-936859-03-4

19,80 €

It is the contrary nature of Jeanne Faust’s method

Film and photography are the media of this artist born in 1968 now living in Hamburg. In her filmic language Jeanne Faust uses those moments of scriptic void and clichés of the strange and the familiar made so famous by her role model Rainer Werner Fassbinder in the 60s and 70s. However, her photographic method, occasionally using shot/reaction shots, produces filmic situations familiar to us from conventional stills and in the work of people like Jeff Wall who, with his highly-staged photography, pushed these into the documentary genre. The contrary nature of Jeanne Faust’s method brings about enchanting results which she uses to put her work into a disconcerting state of suspense; observers always expect and anticipate a continuation yet have to rely on their imagination for this. Following her first more major dedicated presentation at the Liechtenstein Art Museum, Vaduz (2002), Jeanne Faust’s works have caught the public’s attention at the »New Heimat« (Frankfurter Kunstverein 2001) and »Manifesta 4« (Frankfurt 2002) exhibitions. The catalogue for the exhibitions at the Kunsthalle Düsseldorf and the Kunstverein Heilbronn now appears as the first single publication. It contains numerous large-format photographs and a complete filmography plus short explanatory texts by the artist.

Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, 26/1–30/3/2003
Kunstverein Heilbronn, 5/4–18/5/2003