November 13, 2019: Visual Analytical Synthesis at Siegen University Library

Visual Analytical Synthesis Photographs by Thomas Kellner shown in the passage of the sub-library Unteres Schloss from November 20 to December 18, 2019

Siegen. There are millions of photos of the Eiffel Tower. However, the photograph by photographer Thomas Kellner is unique: the Parisian landmark is composed of around 36 shiny individual parts. By mounting the contact prints from analogue photography, it seems that the illustrated building - as described by the art historian Dr. Yi-hui Huang - "dance behind the grid, wave to us or break apart". Thomas Kellner has been using his unique method since 1997 and is constantly developing his work with contact sheets. Since then, his creative process has been accompanied by numerous publications in print and online media, which go beyond the visual observation and oral exchange of Kellner's works and capture his image collections as well as technique and methodology by means of the written word.
In the exhibition "Visual Analytical Synthesis", which will be on display from 20 November to 18 December 2019 in the passage of the sub-library Unteres Schloss, Kellner shows not only his 'dancing' photo compositions, ia. Libraries, Mexico, Freudenberg, the Reichstag, Neuschwanstein Castle, Big Ben and the Eiffel Tower, but also monographs, book designs, sketchbooks and publications of all kinds that have always accompanied his art and the artist.
Chiara Bohn will speak at the opening on Wednesday, November 20 at 6:00 pm, about the work of Thomas Kellner.
The show is accompanied by the book "Thomas Kellner: Visual Analytical Synthesis", which appears in the publishing house seltmann + söhne ISBN 978-3-946688-77-8, presented to the public. The comprehensive bibliography on the work of the Siegener photographer is presented in the work analysis "Subjective and Lens: The Interplay of Mind and the Outside World" by art historian Dr. Yi-hui Huang supplemented and accompanied with numerous illustrations of Kellner's works.

For further questions please contact:
Dr. phil. Jessica Stegemann
University Library Hölderlinstraße 3
Tel .: 0271/740 4285 / email:

Thomas Kellner - Visual Analytical Synthesis
November 20 – December 18, 2019
Library of the University of Siegen, Germany

Universität Siegen
Teilbibliothek Unteres Schloss
Unteres Schloss 1
57072 Siegen