Götz Diergarten

Photographs – Special edition with prints

Götz Diergarten, friend and fellow POC just sent me his newest book and print edition.

This is more than a catalogue, though it appears in conjunction with his show at the Museum für Moderne Kunst in Bremen later this year.

In fact, if you only own one book of Götz’s work, this would be the one to get. At the risk of calling it a mid-career retrospective, it brings his work together in a way which shifts smoothly from his early work of color fields of store fronts, to the beaches of France, to the undergrounds of major european capitals.

In his series featuring German façades, French beach cabanas, and British spa architecture, Götz Diergarten (*1972 in Mannheim) examines the outward appearance of different types of everyday buildings. Following in the footsteps of the Becher School , Diergarten’s works are conceptually rigorous, with a documentary-style straightforwardness. Diergarten’s originality, however, lies in the fact that he adds color as a dimension to this austere concept. In his photographs of standard beach cabanas, it is the color that expresses a sense of originality and uniqueness. In the METROpolis series, he transforms the materials and patterns of passageways, tunnels, and railway platforms into abstract color spaces and fields, so that they resemble the kind of American color photography by artists such as William Eggleston or Stephen Shore.

from the publisher

the special edition comes with these 2 prints, each 40×40 cm, edition of 25.

Get the details here from Hatje Cantz.