The Bauhaus #itsalldesign

Ausstellung - Exhibition

Adrian Sauer, Raum für alle – Zimmer der Dame, nach einer Fotografie der Staatlichen Bildstelle Berlin aus dem Jahr 1923 deren Neuabzug von 2001 im Bauhaus-Archiv Berlin gefunden wurde

16. 03. 2017 – 11. 06. 2017
ADAM – Art & Design Atomium Museum Brussels

The exhibition encompasses a multiplicity of rare, in some cases neverbefore seen exhibits from the fields of design, architecture, art, film and photography. At the same time, it confronts the Bauhaus design with current debates and tendencies in design and with the works of contemporary designers, artists and architects. In this way, The Bauhaus #itsalldesign reveals the surprising present-day relevance of a legendary cultural institution.

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Keys and Mirrors

Ausstellung - Exhibition

Adrian Sauer, Installationsansicht, Keys and Mirrors, Galería Helga de Alvear, Madrid

16. 02. 2017 – 29. 04. 2017
Galería Helga de Alvear, Madrid, Spain

In his most recent work, Klavier, Roma, 14.11.2016, Adrian Sauer shows us how a very simple idea can be turned into a very complex aesthetic construct. The equation behind the work seems simple – 88 keys, 88 images. And in fact, it is the 88 keys of an ordinary upright piano that give the photographic series its outer structure. One key – either white or black – is at the center of each of the pictures. The distance between the camera and the keyboard has been set so that the keys appear in their actual size in the finished photos. But within the strict vertical composition, the lens captures not just the one key, but also its surroundings, such that across the series, the number of keys is unexpectedly multiplied.

Most of the 88 images encompass 11 – some 12 – keys; individual keys thus appear in differing positions 11 or 12 times in the neighboring pictures. The result is that in the photo series, the piano keyboard, about a meter-and-a-half wide, expands into a panorama more than 20 meters long, with almost 1000 keys. The series also uses barely perceptible phase shifts that convert the clear layout of the piano keyboard into a state of iridescence that defies the visual grasp. So it is precisely the clear conceptual order of the photographic-artistic orchestration that ultimately produces a complete dissolution of the visual and haptic practicalities of the keyboard.

From a distance, the series also resembles a barcode cut into 88 sections, with its information content evading any intuitive reading based on its form. Close up, however, the individual pictures are recognizable as high-precision photographic images, with the conditions under which they were created as readable as the specific objective existence of the keyboard. With the short distance between the lens and the subject, the head-on perspective that the camera position compels is most evident between the keys; towards the edges of the frames, more of their sides and, on the white keys, the beveling, becomes visible. In addition, above and beyond the keys, sections of the black varnished piano itself are visible, its curves reflecting a distorted version of the keys and the periphery.

This is the point at which the photo series enters into an explicit dialogue with the second exhibit – Kupferwinkel. That work is an angled folding diptych, completely covered in polished sheet copper. As an optical apparatus, it achieves the same effect that the photo series strives for – a constant shifting and multiplication of points of view and of objects. With that, the mirror turns the minimalistic gesture of the pictures into something performative.

With Klavier, Roma, 14.11.2106, Adrian Sauer is unmistakably plugging in to subjects that have long occupied his attention – artistic design systems (16.777.216 Farben, 2010) and epistemic classification systems (A–Z, 2012). And here, just as he has in much of his previous work, he questions and dances around the boundary between analogue and digital. The fundamental binary of classic photographic representation remains inherent in the black-and-white barcode of the keyboard. And as a control element, the piano not only evokes associations with a computer keyboard, but given the workings of the musical mechanism, it also calls to mind the credo of transfer in traditional photography. Even amidst the digital, the phantasm of the analogue does not relinquish its grip.

Bertram Kaschek

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Zurückliegende Termine – Past Events:

Generika

Adrian Sauer,

Ausstellung - Exhibition

08. 05. 2016 – 15. 07. 2016
Freunde Aktueller Kunst Zwickau

Adrian Sauer – Johannes Lehmann

Adrian Sauer, Johannes Lehmann

Ausstellung - Exhibition

28. 04. 2016 – 28. 05. 2016
bautzner69, Dresden

Alte Meister

Adrian Sauer, Raum für alle – Direktorenhaus Mies von der Rohe, nach einer Fotografie von Walter Peterhans aus dem Jahr 1931 oder 1932, gefunden im Bauhaus-Archiv Berlin

Ausstellung - Exhibition

22. 04. 2016 – 12. 06. 2016
Galerie Jacky Strenz

Das Bauhaus – Alles ist Design

Adrian Sauer, Raum für alle – Volkswohnung, nach einer Fotografie von Walter Peterhans aus dem Grassi Museum Leipzig im Jahr 1929, gefunden im Bauhaus-Archiv Berlin

Ausstellung - Exhibition

01. 04. 2016 – 14. 08. 2016
Bundeskunsthalle

Sedimente von Wirklichkeit

Adrian Sauer, A—Z (Brockhaus) – #30

Ausstellung - Exhibition

11. 04. 2015 – 28. 06. 2015
Galerie für zeitgenössische Kunst Leipzig
Karl-Tauchnitz-Straße 9-11
04107 Leipzig

Paris Photo

Messe – Fair/Klemm's

13. 11. 2014 – 16. 11. 2014
Grand Palais, Paris, France
Stand: B15

Form und Farbe

Ausstellung - Exhibition

07. 11. 2014 – 20. 12. 2014
Klemm's Berlin
Prinzessinnenstraße 29, 10969 Berlin
Opening: November, 7th

(Mis)Understanding Photography

Adrian Sauer, #10

Ausstellung - Exhibition

14. 06. 2014 – 17. 08. 2014
Museum Folkwang Essen

Among Colleagues / Unter Kollegen

Gespräch – Talk

14. 06. 2014 – 30. 11. -0001
Museum Folkwang Essen

Art Cologne 2014/KLEMM'S

Messe – Fair/Klemm's

09. 04. 2014 – 13. 04. 2014
New Contemporaries
KLEMM'S Halle 11.3, Stand D 53
Messeplatz 1, 50679 Köln

Eine Klasse für sich – Aktionsraum Fotografie
A class of its own: photography as action space

Ausstellung – Exhibition

01. 02. 2014 – 18. 05. 2014
Kunsthalle im Lipsiusbau, Brühlsche Terrasse, Dresden

Looking at the Window

Ausstellung – Exhibition

16. 01. 2014 – 22. 03. 2014
Galería Helga de Alvear, Madrid, Spain

Das Abenteuer Bildung

Adrian Sauer, A—Z (Brockhaus) – #1

Ausstellung – Exhibition

17. 11. 2013 – 23. 03. 2014
Vögele Kultur Zentrum, Pfäffikon SZ, Schweiz

Paris Photo

Adrian Sauer, LEICA M9-P »Edition Hermès« Série Limitée Jean-Louis Dumas – #3

Messe – Fair/Klemm's

14. 11. 2013 – 17. 11. 2013
Grand Palais, Paris, France
Stand: B23

CROSS OVER – Fotografie der Wissenschaft + Wissenschaft der Fotografie

Ausstellung – Exhibition

07. 09. 2013 – 17. 11. 2013
Fotomuseum Winterthur

Open Studios

Ausstellung – Exhibition

27. 03. 2013 – 30. 11. -0001
Villa Massimo Rom

source codes

Ausstellung – Exhibition

16. 03. 2013 – 13. 04. 2013
Klemm's Berlin
Prinzessinnenstraße 29, 10969 Berlin
Opening: March 16th

jetzt hier. Gegenwartskunst. Aus dem Kunstfonds

Ausstellung – Exhibition

01. 03. 2013 – 20. 05. 2013
Ausstellung des Kunstfonds des Freistaates Sachsen
Kunsthalle im Lipsiusbau, Brühlsche Terrasse, Dresden

From Here On
Post-Photography in the Age of the Internet and the Mobile Telephone

Ausstellung – Exhibition

22. 02. 2013 – 13. 04. 2013
Arts Santa Mònica, Barcelone, Catalonia

Arco Madrid

Adrian Sauer, Gradient

Messe – Fair/Klemm's

13. 02. 2013 – 17. 02. 2013
Halls 8 & 10 at Feria de Madrid

Das Atelier
Keimzelle künstlerischer Inspiration und Auseinandersetzung

Ausstellung – Exhibition

15. 09. 2012 – 07. 10. 2012
2025 Kunst und Kultur e.V., Hamburg

Berlin-Paris
TORRI chez/at Klemm’s

Berlin Paris TORRI chez/bei Klemm’s

Ausstellung – Exhibition

29. 06. 2012 – 28. 07. 2012
Klemm's Berlin

From Here On

Ausstellung – Exhibition

22. 06. 2012 – 30. 09. 2012
Fotomuseum Provincie Antwerpen, Belgium

Punkt.Systeme
Vom Pointillismus zum Pixel

Ausstellung – Exhibition

16. 06. 2012 – 30. 09. 2012
Wilhelm-Hack-Museum, Ludwigshafen

Schwarze Quadrate

Ausstellung – Exhibition

11. 05. 2012 – 26. 08. 2012
Th13, Fondation d'entreprise Hermès, Bern

Symposium:
A Medium in Transition.
Producing and Collecting Photography

Vortrag – Lecture

27. 04. 2012 – 28. 04. 2012
Museum Folkwang Essen

Art Cologne 2012/KLEMM'S

Adrian Sauer, Schwarze Quadrate – Schwarze Quadrate (Art Cologne)

Messe – Fair

18. 04. 2012 – 22. 04. 2012
New Contemporaries
KLEMM'S Halle 11.3, Stand A 058
Messeplatz 1, 50679 Köln

A—Z

Adrian Sauer, A—Z (Brockhaus) – #30

Ausstellung – Exhibition

09. 03. 2012 – 21. 04. 2012
Klemm's Berlin

Der Mensch und seine Objekte – Fotografische Sammlung

Ausstellung – Exhibition

25. 02. 2012 – 29. 04. 2012
Museum Folkwang Essen

From Here On

Ausstellung – Exhibition

04. 07. 2011 – 18. 09. 2011
Rencontres d'Arles

Zwei Sammler

Ausstellung – Exhibition

24. 06. 2011 – 21. 08. 2011
Deichtorhallen Hamburg

Antifoto

Ausstellung – Exhibition

19. 05. 2011 – 03. 07. 2011
Kunstraum Düsseldorf

Was ist die Kapazität der Fotografie heute?

Adrian Sauer, Stadt

Gespräch – Talk

20. 03. 2011 – 30. 11. -0001
Museum der Bildenden Künste Leipzig
Katharinenstraße 10, 04109 Leipzig
11.00 Uhr

Leipzig. Fotografie seit 1839

Ausstellung – Exhibition

27. 02. 2011 – 15. 05. 2011
Museum der Bildenden Künste Leipzig
Katharinenstraße 10, 04109 Leipzig

Bilder aus Berechnung

Gespräch – Talk

09. 02. 2011 – 30. 11. -0001
17:30 Uhr
Hochschule für Bildende Künste Braunschweig
Geb. 21, Raum 007

Strenge Aura

Strenge Aura

Ausstellung – Exhibition

04. 02. 2011 – 06. 03. 2011
Kunstverein Leipzig

Bilder aus Berechnung

Adrian Sauer, #05

Ausstellung – Exhibition

03. 02. 2011 – 20. 03. 2011
Museum für Photographie Braunschweig

Künstlergespräch – Artist Talk

Adrian Sauer, Schläger

29. 06. 2010 – 30. 11. -0001
14.00 Uhr
Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
Carl-Zeiss-Straße 3, Hörsaal 7

Ongoing Projects – 16.777.216 Farben

Adrian Sauer, 16.777.216 Farben Band 1, Seite 2

Vortrag – Lecture

17. 05. 2010 – 30. 11. -0001
14.00 Uhr
Kammermusiksaal Folkwangschule, Essen

16.777.216 Farben

Adrian Sauer, 16.777.216 Farben Band 1 bis Band 3

Gespräch – Talk

23. 02. 2010 – 30. 11. -0001
19.00 Uhr
Klemm's Berlin, Brunnenstraße 7, 10119 Berlin

16.777.216 Farben

Adrian Sauer, Paradigma #1

Ausstellung – Exhibition

22. 01. 2010 – 06. 03. 2010
Eröffnung: 22. 01. 2010, 19 – 21 Uhr
Klemm's Berlin, Brunnenstraße 7, 10119 Berlin

Beautiful Illusions

Ausstellung – Exhibition

04. 12. 2009 – 12. 02. 2010
Galerie Maurer

Art Basel Miami Beach

Messe – Fair

03. 12. 2009 – 06. 12. 2009
Klemm's

28. grafični bienale Ljubljana/28th Biennial of Graphic Arts

04. 09. 2009 – 25. 10. 2009
International Centre of Graphic Arts (MGLC)

Close The Gap. Fotografie

Ausstellung – Exhibition

01. 08. 2009 – 05. 09. 2009
galerieKleindienst