New York. The Klompching Gallery in New York is currently honoring the half-timbered houses of the Siegen industrial area today by Thomas Kellner with a solo exhibition. In addition to the physical exhibition space, the gallery also runs a 3D space that can be visited online. In the clear so-called whitecube, the software guides you along the pictures of Thomas Kellner. The half-timbered houses received an extremely positive response since its first exhibition in early 2021 at the Siegen Artgalerie. In addition to a full-page report in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, several WDR reports on radio and television, there is now the second extended edition of his catalog on this series.
Bernhard and Hilla Becher are currently being honored in the US with retrospective exhibitions in the largest museums in the country. After the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art will show the typologies of the Bechers from mid-December.
Around 2015, Thomas Kellner had made illustrative images for the MGKSiegen, which showed the change of the houses next to the originals of the Bechers in the city tour guide Eiserfeld. During the pandemic, Kellner used this existing footage to digitally manipulate and awaken it into his own artistic images. The images allude to the Bechers' first typology of half-timbered houses. However, Kellner moves away from the modernist approach of the Beckers to a surreal image in which the images stand like miniatures in a barely colored but blurred landscape. The Klompching Gallery in New York shows this exhibition of Thomas Kellner online until November 30.
Thomas Kellner – Half-timbered houses of the Siegen industrial area today
November 1–30, 2022
Klompching Gallery, 3D-Space, New York, USA
Darren Ching and Debra Klomp Ching
89 Water Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
United States of America
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