Sunday, August 28, 2011

ROLAND FISCHER | Selected Publications & Catalogs

"German photographer Roland Fischer adds palpable luminosity to the subjects he depicts. In his marvelous portraits of women in water, shot from the neck up, Fischer uses the water as a lighting device to bestow the faces of his subjects with clarity and openness. This monograph surveys his works of the past 20 years."


The Edge of Vision: The Rise of Abstraction in Photography
By Lyle Rexer
292 pages
180 four-color images
Hardcover with jacket

"From the beginning, abstraction has been intrinsic to photography, and its persistent popularity reveals much about the medium. The Edge of Vision: Abstraction in Contemporary Photography, curated by Lyle Rexer, and on view at Aperture Gallery, showcases the work of more than twenty contemporary photographers who base their practice in some form of abstraction. Join us as Rexer and several featured artists debate a host of approaches to the abstract photographic experience, including the chemistry of traditional photography, the mediation of lenses, the direct capture of light without a camera, temporal extensions, digital sampling of found images, radical cropping, and other deliberate destabilizations of photographic reference. This panel moderated by Lyle Rexer, features artists Jack Sal, Silvio Wolf, and Penelope Umbrico. The panel will be followed by a book signing of Rexer's recent Aperture publication The Edge of Vision: The Rise of Abstraction in Photography.

The second annual New York Photo Festival, founded by Daniel Power and Frank Evers, is an initiative of powerHouse Books. For the second year, the festival features Aperture Presents, a series of panel discussions curated by Aperture's editors. Panels will take place every day from 5 to 6 pm. Visit our booth in the powerHouse arena to see new books and limited-edition photographs exclusively from Aperture"

Roland Fischer [Hardcover] 
Roland Fischer (Author), Joachim Kaak (Editor) 
Publisher: Wienand Verlag; Bilingual edition (September 1, 2007)

Photographer Roland Fischer's work focuses on people and architecture. His primary goal is not the reflection of reality, but the exploration of the differences between image and reality. In the series "Nuns and Monks" his attention to the habits worn by religious orders reduces the images to areas of black and white, thus allowing his subjects to be portrayed in a more penetrating manner. Fischer’s most recent work features Chinese "collective portraits". Each consists of 450 individual portraits of students, steel workers, farmers or soldiers, collected in large format tableaux. They pose questions concerning individuality and society, context and subjectivity, freedom and self-determination. 


N. Br├╝ggebors, Blitzen Benz Ban: Daimler Art Collection, published by Verlag Hatje Cantz
A. Rozes, Entrevista Con Roland Fischer, W-Art Magazine, No. 006, p. 68-82 (illustrated)
Changing Realities, Art in The Hinge, The Collection of the European Patent Office in The Hague, April 2004, pg. 141,162 (illustrated)

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