CR 448. Year 1995

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Contrary to makers of laws or makers of shoes, who undoubtedly also deal with images, the artist's occupation (profession or vocation) is to be a maker of images. Although one who makes shoes is rarely thought of as the author of his or her product, it somehow goes without saying that the artist is ineluctably the author of the image. … An image is a visual representation. It is used to represent culture. And culture, in order to be present and visible, needs to be represented by and in images. Made and signed by the artist, these images belong to and make up (art) history.

Bojana Pejic 1993

Mixed Media Photograph

16 framed b+w photographs with handwritten text behind sandblasted glass, 1 of them additionally with typed text, another 1 with red vinyl, each 40,5 x 50,5 cm, total 165 x 205 cm.

Stiftung Kunstfonds, Archiv für Künstlernachlässe, Pullheim.


C.R.G. Gallery, New York 1996

My name is Jochen Gerz