Join us for a signing with Bernhard Kleber at the Printed Matter booth during the NY Art Book Fair.
The artists’ book, Bernhard Kleber—Passion, presents the comprehensive oeuvre of Bernhard Kleber, Professor of Stage Design. The hardcover publication, nearly 900 pages long, focuses on Kleber’s photograph, a body of work which often supports the making of his theatrical work.
Photographic notes compiled in the form of travel diaries are included in addition to (self-)portraits, still lifes, and pictures of his stage sets. At times, his own photographs were partially painted over and modified, and then again photographed, going beyond pure documentation. This creates a manic world of images full of passion for the photographically captured image that penetrates life with new viewing angles and picture stories, touching rudely on the private sphere without however deciphering it or taking away its magic.