« Vis-à-Vis »There is no photography. There is always only the photograph which gazes back at the viewer. Sometimes with a careful, tentative and questioning look; sometimes with a brisk or hasty glance. But it always offers something: an invitation to brief conversations. The viewer always looks, and the photograph, full of curiosity, gazes back. As in 1966, when the German reportage photographer Robert Lebeck took a portrait of the former German chancellor Konrad Adenauer at his 90 th birthday celebration in Bonn. The image, published in the magazine „Kristall”, shows nothing more than the left eye of the aged chancellor. The rest is covered by the portly body of a stranger. But this eye was already enough. The magazine photo engaged the reader in a dialogue. What really moved Adenauer on this winter day, what he saw or...
HIGHLIGHTS by PHOTOKUNST
represented by works of
Sibylle Bergemann | Hannes Kilian | Stefan Moses | Beat Presser | Sheila Rock | Louis Stettner | Liselotte Strelow | Karin Székessy | Herbert Tobias
exhibition runs until February 26th, 2010
opening hours: Tuesday - Friday 11 am - 6 pm, Saturday 11 am - 4 pm
verlängert bis zum 26. Februar 2011
Öffnungszeiten: Dienstag - Freitag 11-18 Uhr, Samstag 11-16 Uhr
Sera - The way of the Tibetan Monk, Sheila Rock In 1970 exiled Tibetan Monks founded the Buddhist monastery, Sera, in the southern Indian state of Karnataka. This monastery furthers the Tibetan Buddhist tradition of one of the "Three Great Monasteries," Sera in Lhasa, the five-hundred-year monastery now under Chinese control. This exiled monastery is a place of shared learning and a place of philosophical and religious debate. It is a place where the highest academic graduates of the monastic university will grow. Monks will study the Buddhist teachings and texts here for nearly twenty years.
In stunning imagery the American photographer Sheila Rock captures the asceticism and the deep spiritual life within this world. She captures the sense of community, the precise routine of song and prayer as well as moments at play. Rock's austere photographs give us...