A Silent Crazy Jungle Under Glass

Susanne Kriemann
(Gestein)
In the work A Silent Crazy Jungle Under Glass (2011 – 2014) Kriemann combines historical forms of abstraction with aspects of the archive, the latter being a topic that has been crucial for her for a long time.

The Book A Silent Crazy Jungle Under Glass is an artist catalogue of Susanne Kriemann.

In the work A Silent Crazy Jungle Under Glass (2011 – 2014) Kriemann combines historical forms of abstraction with aspects of the archive, the latter being a topic that has been crucial for her for a long time. The most interesting question here concerns references to reality: in an archive they are highly desirable, in photography they are inevitable and in abstraction they are unwanted. Setting out from visual analogies between archives and abstraction a number of other questions are stimulated: do a lot of archives not lack the relation to everyday life, to reality? And thus, do they not turn into an epitome of the perfect abstract picture?
 
Languages: German, English