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Ignoranz

Part of 5 Days Only

25 – 29 July

Walls.

Geoff Jaeger has taken photographs since a young child. His favourite photographic assignment is to document urban life and the built environment in unfamiliar cities.

These photographs in this exhibition were taken in Berlin during a visit in 2010. Generously on loan from their current owners, they feature the Berlin wall near and at the Eastside Gallery.

Factory 1 (Blog Image) is a cropped photograph of a mural by German artist Karsten Wenzel. The slogan “die Beständigkeit der Ignoranz” (the persistence of ignorance) feels very relevant today.

The image also brings to mind the question: who’s art is it anyway? A mural becomes a photograph, Karsten’s art photographically appropriated and the artist due a commission…

Artist Statement

“My creative motivation arises from the need for soul-searching…reflections on power, and violence in open or structural shape emerge. Authorities, myths and forms of staging are questioned with the means of painting…” – Karsten Wenzel, 2009.

 

Original Artwork © Karsten Wenzel, 1990 / 2009
Photographic Image © Geoff Jaeger, 2010