Ellen Korth »A Touch of Memory«
Opening / Long Friday: November 5, 2021 from 12 to 8 pm
Exhibition goes until February 11, 2021
at the AnzenbergerGallery
Absberggasse 27, 1100 Vienna
Opening hours: Wed - Fri 12 to 6 pm or by appointment
Christmas Brunch and guide tour through the exhibition on November 27, 2021 from 11 am to 2 pm
Ellen Korth's first solo exhibition in Austria features an overview of her series and books: The Fabric of Time, The Rustle of Touch, and Walks. In her works, the past is kept alive. This wonderful connection is carried by wafer-thin, traditionally made papers and books. This depiction of photography is a result of Korth's fascination with Japanese art and culture. The three projects were shaped by her own life and the history of her family, a topic she has worked on in earlier works as well. For The Fabric of Time and The Rustle of Touch, the artist photographed a collection of historical undergarments, then printed the photographs in black and white on translucent Japanese paper. They trigger that feeling in the viewer of a murky and unknown memory left behind after dreaming. The works of the series Walks were created during the Covid-19 pandemic. During that time, the artist took walks to the same location over a period seven weeks, photographing the flowers and weeds there, a wild mix of plants that were growing arbitrarily and which formed a visually appealing landscape. These projects are connected by the same objective: to visualize a place where everyone is able to lose themselves in self-introspection and trace their memories.