A small archive of 17 photographs and accompanying correspondence by the contemporary Austrian photographer Renate Graf. Renate GRAF.
A small archive of 17 photographs and accompanying correspondence by the contemporary Austrian photographer Renate Graf
A small archive of 17 photographs and accompanying correspondence by the contemporary Austrian photographer Renate Graf
A small archive of 17 photographs and accompanying correspondence by the contemporary Austrian photographer Renate Graf
A small archive of 17 photographs and accompanying correspondence by the contemporary Austrian photographer Renate Graf
A small archive of 17 photographs and accompanying correspondence by the contemporary Austrian photographer Renate Graf

A small archive of 17 photographs and accompanying correspondence by the contemporary Austrian photographer Renate Graf

The material relates to her travels in Asia, Africa and Europe in the early 1990s, accompanied by her husband, the German artist Anselm Kiefer. Many of these photographs, dating back to Graf's earliest use of the camera on her journeys, are overwritten with her often-impressionistic notes and commentaries. This intriguing interweaving of images and text was the dominant medium of Graf's correspondence with the curator of the South Australian Museum's groundbreaking exhibition of Indigenous art, 'Dreamings: Art from Aboriginal Australia', which opened in New York in 1988, and toured widely thereafter. Renate Graf and Anselm Kiefer visited Adelaide in February 1992, when 'Kiefer gave one of his rare public addresses to a festival audience ... As an acknowledgement of where he was giving the paper ['Boundaries, Tracks, Traces, Songs'], he wove in an Aboriginal creation myth alongside the story of Odysseus. The theme explored mythic journeys through the world in relation to self knowledge and memory' (Tony Bond, 'Fields of Reference', 2015). Some related books, catalogues and ephemera are also included.

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Price: $7,500.00

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