Consider the Sphere
April 29 – June 10, 2017
Saturday, April 29, 6-8PM
Von Lintel Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of new work by German artist, Christiane Feser.
The exhibition marks the artist’s second solo show with the gallery.
Christiane Feser is known for her ongoing series of photoobjects—three-dimensional, photographic
sculptures that behave like representational and optical experiments; simultaneously exploring the
perceptions of a camera and a person.
Her constructions begin as assemblages of simple materials—clay spheres, paper shapes or sewing pins
—that are lit and photographed. The image is printed and then cut-open, folded, punctured or otherwise
added to; transforming the flat print back into a dimensional object with its own sense of time and space,
shattering the basic tenet that a photograph reproduces a scene existing elsewhere.
“Feser overlaps several layers of depiction, and we as observers are not only put to the test but also
confronted with […] illusion. Feser exceeds the limits of photography while drawing attention to them at
the same time. After all, her photographic constructs are both real and unreal. Consequently, not only do
the objects on the images turn into ‘illusory objects,’ ghosts, as Roland Barthes once said, rather the
images themselves are ‘illusory states’ which never existed, nor will they ever exist: they are quasi
moments of visibility in which ‘time overlaps.’” —Claudia Tittel
Feser’s work provokes the logical gaze and offers the bizarre experience of losing and rebuilding a frame
Christiane Feser was born in Würzburg, Germany in 1977. She studied photography at the Offenbach
University of Art and Design in Germany. Upcoming exhibitions include: Cut! Paper Play in Contemporary
Photography at The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA in 2018. International exhibitions include the
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Centro di Cultura Contemporanea Strozzina, Firenze, Italy;
the Mönchehaus Museum, Goslar, Germany; Frankfurter Kunstverein and the Museum for Konkrete
Kunst, Ingolstadt, Germany. Her work is in the permanent collections of the Solomon R. Guggenheim
Museum, the Mönchehaus Museum and the DZ Bank Art Collection among others.
The artist lives and works in Frankfurt, Germany.
For additional information or visual material, please contact the gallery at 310.559.5700 or by email at