Friday, November 02, 2018, 6pm
Location: Fotografie Forum Frankfurt
5 EUR, reduced 3 EUR, for members of the FFF and students with valid ID card admission is free
Photographer Martin Liebscher speaks about cameras and camping places, apparitions and transit lounges, cars and UFOs, Liebscher and Liebschers.
“At tremendous speed, the artist mutates from bar patron to beer drinker at the bar to billiard player, to rock star and to his fan (occasionally with camera). […] The imagery of Martin Liebscher is spectacular and humourous – an exception in the contemporary art photography scene. Nevertheless, his works are full of deeper meaning. They could be understood as an ironic commentary on the alleged authenticity of photography, yet they are more suitable as points of reflection on the current debate about cloning and the roll of the individual. Ultimately his self portraits are in the sense of questioning one's own identity.” (Anna Gripp in Photo news 6/03)
The lecture will be held in German.
Martin Liebscher (*1964, Naumburg/Saale) studied from 1990 to 1995 with Thomas Bayrle and Martin Kippenberger at the Städelschule in Frankfurt am Main. In 1993 he visited the Slade School of Fine Art in London and in 1996 he became a masterstudent of Thomas Bayrle. In the winter semester 2007 Martin Liebscher took over the position as a professor for photography at the Hochschule für Gestaltung Offenbach. Liebschers work is represented in numerous international collections including the Kunsthalle Kiel; Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin; Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt am Main; Mori Museum, Tokio; Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg; Kunsthalle Mannheim; Ludwig Forum, Aachen; and in the Kunstvereine in Bremerhaven, Ludwigshafen, Mannheim and in Marburg. In 2010 Martin Liebscher was awarded the the Deutschen Fotobuchpreis for the book Einer für alle, published 2009 by Hatje Cantz Publishing House. He lives and works in Offenbach and Berlin. Martin Liebscher is an exhibiting artist of the photography triennial RAY 2018.