\Martin Dammanngegen über
(The Face of Another)10.09. - 29.10.2011
Martin Dammann, *1965 in Friedrichshafen/Bodensee,
lives and works in Berlin
Text: Thibaut de Ruyter
This exhibition certainly has a few surprises in store for those already familiar with Martin Dammann’s work, even though the artist does not depart from his favoured means of expression (watercolours, photography and video), and his paintings do not use templates different from his characteristic photographs, which are (usually) taken from anonymous archives.
Here, too, pictures form the starting point of his artistic investigation, which is shaped by a preoccupation with the supposed validity (one might say “truth”), reproduction and history of photographs, their development and transition into another medium.Read more