Wolfgang Vollmer / Henry Rox / Fraglich Publishing

Exhibition run: 26 January – 10 April 2021

Henry Rox − Onion, 1940er Jahre. aus der Serie: Henry Rox Revue, FOTOHOF edition 2020
© Henry Rox Archive Cologne, 2020
Paul Outerbridge (mit großer Wahrscheinlichkeit). Woman with Household-Gloves and Catch-the-hat-Cups, 1937

aus: Meisterwerke der Fotografischen Kunst - Die Sammlung Vollmer, © Wolfgang Vollmer-VG Bild Kunst und Ulrich Tillmann
Fotografen des Committee of Unknown Planes (CUP), USA. Flugobjekte. 1970er Jahre

Die im Archiv des CUP entdeckten Fotografien von Flugobjekten lassen sich in Typologien und Kategorien einteilen, nach Antriebsart und Funktion. Orte und Zeitpunkte konnten bisher nicht ermittelt werden. Auffallend ist aber der serielle und dokumentarische Charakter.

aus: Meisterwerke der Fotografischen Kunst - Die Sammlung Vollmer, © Wolfgang Vollmer-VG Bild-Kunst
Wolfgang Vollmer – Fotografierende.
aus der Serie: VADEMECUM
Ausstellung Wolfgang Vollmer / Henry Rox
FOTOHOF 2021. Foto: Herman Seidl
Wolfgang Vollmer vor den Bildern des von ihm wiederentdeckten Henry Rox.
Ausstellung Wolfgang Vollmer / Henry Rox, 2021. Foto: Herman Seidl
Henry Rox: "Carrot Elephant", 1940er Jahre. aus der Serie: Henry Rox Revue, FOTOHOF edition 2020
© Henry Rox Archive Cologne, 2020

 
FOTOHOF gallery:
Wolfgang Vollmer − Projects 2010−2020
Henry Rox − Photographs 1935−1955


FOTOHOF archive:
Wolfgang Vollmer − VADEMECUM

FOTOHOF library:
Fraglich Publishing

Virtual Exhibition Tour: Gallery: ↳Link | Archive: ↳Link

FOTOHOF / Inge-Morath-Platz 1-3 / 5020 Salzburg / Austria

    
Wolfgang Vollmer's works address the medium of photography in a variety of ways. Rather than capturing and recording a particular scene, it is more about collecting, researching, re-evaluating and replicating. Wolfgang Vollmer examines the conditions intrinsic to the media, dissolving the apparently self-evident facts and then reconstructing them in a controlled manner. Here photography is about questioning reality, perception, and artistic subjectivity.

Masterpieces of Photographic Art – The Vollmer Collection
showcases a museum collection of well-known photographs. But on closer inspection, these supposedly familiar original masterpieces prove confusing, featuring a mixture of ironic referencing and affectionate homage. The question of the original, its place within the art market, and the appreciation of photography is broached all over again.

survived.
Here photography is about exploring our own role models, our wanted and unwanted companions. What is the role, the significance, of the people who in one way or another have accompanied, shaped, and influenced our lives? The personalised portrayal gives the photographer space for a reappraisal and contextualisation.

Henry Rox
The almost forgotten German-American artist, sculptor and photographer Henry Rox (1899-1967) is being honoured for the first time in a publication dedicated to the artist and his life’s work: the Henry Rox Revue. His photographic invention of living fruit sculptures is the missing link between Man Ray’s surreal experiments, the transformations of Pop Art, and the ironic value displacements of Fischli and Weiss.

          
VADEMECUM
The Vademecum collection features more than 1,000 original analogue amateur photographs, spread across 46 individual cardboard boxes. Sorted according to their technical circumstances, themes, and attributes, these photos are a renewed opportunity to highlight the field of photography, thanks to a second viewing as it were. The deconstruction and concentration make the circumstances in which the medium operates tangible. Also conveyed are the classic photographic images with which everyone is familiar from their own experiences with private photography, e.g. house plants, Christmas, looking out the window, or picture-in-picture.

Exhibition run:
Gallery: 26 January − 10 April 2021
Library: 26 January –  19 June 2021
Archive: 26 January − 20 March 2021


Published to accompany the exhibition:
Henry Rox Revue

Wolfgang Vollmer
Henry Rox Revue
Details & ordering

    
 
 
      
Fraglich Publishing
Exhibition in the FOTOHOF library

Fraglich Publishing is a small publishing house initiated by Austrian photographer and researcher Lukas Birk in 2007 and is based, wherever the books are made. Most of the titles have something to do with photographic archives and the history of countries like Myanmar, Afghanistan, Pakistan and China.
          
The editions are usually produced directly in the region connected to the content of the publication. Fraglich Publishing offers the books at a fair price to the audience that benefits from what they publish.
www.fraglich.com

Press image Fraglich Publishing: ↳Link
Credit: Chongqing Souvenir – A little tale of revolution 1967–1968, Fraglich Publishing 2021

Exhibition run: 26 January − 3 April 2021

 

 

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  • Henry Rox − Onion. 1940ies. from the series: Henry Rox Revue, FOTOHOF edition 2020 © Henry Rox Archive Cologne, 2020
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  • Paul Outerbridge (mit großer Wahrscheinlichkeit). Woman with Household-Gloves and Catch-the-hat-Cups, 1937. aus: Meisterwerke der Fotografischen Kunst - Die Sammlung Vollmer, © Wolfgang Vollmer-VG Bild-Kunst
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  • Fotografen des Committee of Unknown Planes (CUP), USA. Flugobjekte. 1970er Jahre. Die im Archiv des CUP entdeckten Fotografien von Flugobjekten lassen sich in Typologien und Kategorien einteilen, nach Antriebsart und Funktion. Orte und Zeitpunkte konnten bisher nicht ermittelt werden. Auffallend ist aber der serielle und dokumentarische Charakter. from the series: Meisterwerke der Fotografischen Kunst - Die Sammlung Vollmer, © Wolfgang Vollmer-VG Bild-Kunst
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  • Wolfgang Vollmer – Fotografierende. from the series: VADEMECUM
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  • Exhibition Wolfgang Vollmer / Henry Rox FOTOHOF 2021. Image: Herman Seidl
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  • Wolfgang Vollmer in front of works by Henry Rox, whom he rediscovered. Projects 2010−20, Exhibition at FOTOHOF 2021 Image: Herman Seidl
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  • Henry Rox: "Carrot Elephant", 1940ies. from the series: Henry Rox Revue, FOTOHOF edition 2020. © Henry Rox Archive Cologne, 2020
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