(ALMOST) EVERYONE ANYONE — IN THE RACK ROOM #26
Preview THU, JULY 27, 2023, 7pm — 9pm
Open by appointment until AUG 26, 2023
LAGE EGAL [IN THE RACK ROOM]
Liselotte-Herrmann-Str. 26 (HH)
(Sarie) 0179 6796333
In 2021, artist SIBYLLE FENDT began photographing artists, she values for their attitude, their language, and their commitment to the issue of equality. The portraits delves into the realm of feminism and the breaking down of gender barriers. In her solo exhibition at IN THE RACK ROOM, the artist will show a selection of works from this series that capture the variety and diversity of contemporary artists that each deal with the opening up of gender roles either in their practices or in their daily lives.
FENDT is known for creating timeless portraits in which she playfully and aesthetically stages individuals in front of her camera. Also here, the portrait series shows a coherent yet multifaceted perspective on creative individuals by mixing vibrant colours with soft, evocative tones, or by juxtaposing intimate close-ups with distinctive room settings. FENDT uses a medium format camera to photograph analogue.
The work already comprises more than 50 portraits, including those of Peaches, Katharina Bosse, Kis Keya, Bettina Hoppe, Joris Bas Backer, Hengameh Yaghoobifarah or Maria Sturm, and is continuously expanding. The portraits thereby offer a unique and timeless representation of artists from different generations and backgrounds, who collectively shape the contemporary artistic landscape. Consequently, the work plays an important role in documenting these practices, contributing to thinking or imagining new ways of understanding gender roles.
Sibylle Fendt (*1974 in Karlsruhe) studied photography at the University of Applied Sciences Bielefeld and is a member of OSTKREUZ – Agentur der Fotografen. She teaches photography at various universities and works continuously on freelance long-term projects that are exhibited internationally. Her themes are social exclusion, gender studies, psychological, social, illnessrelated crises and just plain “normal” life. The portrait is at the centre of her work.