is a network of four independent institutions in
common interest lies in the conveyance of contemporary art within an
6pm Camera Austria
7.30pm the smallest gallery - Ort für Fotografie
9pm Grazer Kunstverein
Station Opera, Bus 59a
Bus stop in front of Künstlerhaus KM– Burgring 2
Lempert: Fotos an Büchern (Photos around Books)
6.12.2019, 6 pm
In the frame of the opening the Camera Austria Award for Contemporary Photography by the City of Graz 2019 will be bestowed on Lebohang Kganye.
Tue – Sun, 10 am to 5 pm
Free, on request:
+43 316 81555016
Jochen Lempert (b. 1958) has a degree in biology and has been working since the early 1990s on a project, in which the perception of flora and fauna in systems of representation within the context of scientific research encounters the individual observation of the animal and plant world within an environment designed by humans.
Through analogue black-and-white photographs, an equally fascinating and complex (and inevitably incomplete) inventory of morphological studies arises, which counters the taxonomic classification of animals and plants with very subjective documentary material. Cross-references, associations, and correspondences within the photographs grant new perspectives on our own place within these structures of order and chance characterizing the world. Here, Lempert’s work unleashes a grand visual poetry that is mirrored in a distinctive visual language, which not least lends his oeuvre a unique position within contemporary photography.
For his exhibition at Camera Austria, Jochen Lempert puts his black-and-white photographs in relation to publications from the extensive library on site. The horizontal display gives rise to a visual dialogue by different photographic carrier mediums, so that form- and content-related design patterns are apparent among the books, as well as narratives, typological features, and associative connections.
Jochen Lempert, Untitled (Mobile), 2016.