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All shook up – Thomas Kellner photographs the Boston Athenaeum

All Shook up – Thomas Kellner photographs the Boston Athenaeum

"Photography implies that we know about the world if we accept it as the camera records it. But this is the opposite of understanding, which starts from not accepting the world as it looks." Susan Sontag

In All Shook Up fine art photographer Thomas Kellner presents the works of his exhibition at the art gallery inside of the Boston Athenaeum, a modern take on Boston’s oldest independent library. Due to the Boston Athenaeum’s 200th anniversary Kellner has been invited to be bicentennial artist-in-residence in 2006. This exhibition showcased 16 large-scale colour photographs of various rooms of the library. Added to the works you can find sketches extracted from the artist’s notebook and a portrait of Richard Wendorf, the past director of the Athenaeum. Wendorf also introduces the reader to the work of Thomas Kellner in a colorful and vivid way, by not only fondly describing his previous work experiences with Kellner but also by discussing the importance of his work in the contemporary art scene.

Thomas Kellner, who is mostly known for photographic reconstructions of famous landmarks, such as the Eiffel Tower and other architectural icons, has now slightly relocated his focus to interior spaces. These images “celebrate that space by visually lending it a kinetic energy that metaphorically   invokes the intellectual and cultural vitality of the institution.”

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Title:All shook up – Thomas Kellner photographs the Boston Athenaeum
Editor:The Boston Athenaeum
Author:Richard Wendorf
Photographer:Thomas Kellner
Content:96 pages, 16 colorplates & 16 sketches overlaying the colorplates on velum, plus illustrations
Size:28 x 28 cm, softcover
Language:English
Publisher:/
Edition:500
ISBN:978-0-934552-74-5
Release Date:2008
Price:190 Euros signed first edition
Edition of the special edition:30+3 pieces
Price of the special edition:690 Euros

Acknowledgement

Thank you to Richard Wendorf for his invitation, the inspiration, his trust and support for this wonderful unique catalog.

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