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Best of June 2019 : Elfriede Stegemeyer : Schule des Sehens


“her interest was directed to man and his environment, symbolised by the reduction of the form to mere identifying features” (1) On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of BAUHAUS, Gallery Julian Sander presents a selection of photographs by the artist Elfriede Stegemeyer. Under the title “Schule des Sehens” (“School of Seeing”), Stegemeyer’s photographs will be accompanied by the works of some of her companions, who will give insight into her life and work. Elfriede Stegemeyer’s interest in everyday objects, their formative and creative potential, as well as material structures and connections, form the core of her photographic oeuvre. She explored new ways of seeing by, for example, playing with different perspectives or close-up views. During her six-year involvement with the medium of photography Elfriede Stegemeyer developed a remarkable intellectual continuity and artistic expression. Her preference for the Bauhaus came from the admiration for the work of Herbert Bayer, who taught master-classes at the Bauhaus until 1928. Due to the escalation of the political situation and the associated hostility against the Bauhaus Dessau, she studied Photography at the Staatliche Kunstschule Berlin from...

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