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Back Stages

Onomatopee 158

We are presenting a visual manifest of the artistic and cultural creation process by emphasizing values placed on the production and handling of artistic goods. Our manifest takes place in local, global and digital contexts. 
 We are fascinated by systems of manufacture for art and culture as opposed to the romantic notion of the artist laboring in solitude within their studio. Here, places and objects compose and materialize cultural identity. Artistic meaning is not only found in a finished artwork. From planning to execution, it is embodied in every stage of the fabrication process. These works investigate how cultural traditions can be expressed in the different processes of making, collecting and preserving.

Katrin Korfmann and Jens Pfeifer

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Onomatopee 158, Katrin Korfmann, Jens Pfeifer, 2019

Back Stages

The Making of Art and Culture

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‘We are fascinated by systems of manufacture for art and culture as opposed to the romantic notion of the artist labouring in solitude within their studio. By emphasising values placed on the production and handling of artistic goods, we are presenting this work as a visual tribute to the creative process.’

 

This publication sees Katrin Korfmann and Jens Pfeifer place the composition and materialisation of cultural identity in focus. This feat is achieved by capturing the production sites of artisans from across the globe. By taking a bird’s-eye perspective, joined with anthropological interests, this series of photographs foretell the creativity that comes with human effort in the making, collecting and preserving of culture. Whether they are glassblowers, archaeologists, stonemasons or artists they’re all members of the same guild.
This is Back Stages: a series of twelve photographic works dedicated to the dynamic processes within the production of art and culture.

 

Katrin Korfmann and Jens Pfeifer are both artists based in Amsterdam. Back Stages, their biggest collaborative work so far, was finished in early 2019 and has been displayed in museums, galleries and independent art spaces in, amongst others, the Netherlands, the United States and China.

 

 

Type
hardcover
Dimensions
225 x 285 mm / 8.85 x 11.22 inches (portrait)
Pages
124
ISBN
978-94-93148-06-2
Editor
Katrin Korfmann and Jens Pfeifer
Author
Paul De Bruyne
Artist
Katrin Korfmann and Jens Pfeifer
Language
English
Paper
Wibalin Natural 500 white on Sirio Color Pietra 140 grams (cover), Condat Matt Perigord 1.1 150 grams and Recystar Nature 100 grams (inside pages)
Edition
700
Color
full color
Font
Junior by Selina Bernet
Image specs
37 full color images
Details
Brillianta 4196 oranje linnen on spine, 140 grams Sirio Color Pietra with wibalin on the linnen. Foil on cover.
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