Angela Grauerholz (gebundenes Buch)
Umfang: 234 S.
Format (T/L/B): 2.8 x 31 x 25.5 cm
Auflage: 1. Auflage 2016
Einband: gebundenes Buch
Erschienen am 09.05.2016
Over the course of her career, Angela Grauerholz has created a subjective vision of our world, full of intimate moments that reveal the passage of time. Her spaces are filled with people, glimpses of public and private interiors, and ethereal rural and urban landscapes. The out-of-focus quality of her photographs transforms them into a stream of consciousness, generating a sense of collective memory. She considers this approach "a representation of our experience: a continuous prodding into something that escapes us continuously." Turning away from the single image shown on the wall, her photographs are displayed inside cabinets, in portfolios or on sliding panels. This method creates new viewing possibilities, opens up narrative potential, and pushes the concept of the archive to reveal its potentially endless thematic categories and points of entry. Grauerholz's attention to how the medium is displayed and experienced makes the viewer an active participant in her photographic universe.
Born in Hamburg in 1952, Angela Grauerholz studied graphic design and literature before moving to Montreal in 1976 where she completed her studies with a master's degree in photography. Today she is professor of photography and book design at the École de design (Université du Québec) in Montreal. She has exhibited at the Kunstverein Hannover and the Westfälischer Kunstverein in Münster, the Albright Knox Art Galley in Buffalo and the Art Museum of the University of Houston, the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal and the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa. She has also participated in important international events such as the Sydney Biennale, documenta IX in Kassel and the Carnegie International in Pittsburgh. In 2006 Grauerholz received Québec's Prix Paul-Émile Borduas for her accomplishments in the arts, and in 2014 she was awarded the Canada Council's Governor General's Award in Visual and Media Arts.