26 Nov-16 Jan 2004. Most of us never think to turn a photograph over and study the stamps and scribbles on the back, but it is this other side of the image that interests German artist Thomas Kutschker and is the focus of an exhibition at the Goethe Institut.
Immagini da ricordare - Collezione Germania is part of the Arte e memoria cycle, and focuses on photographs as objects and their role in the collective culture of remembering. Kutschker, who trained as a photographer in Berlin and divides his time between the German capital and Cologne, is fascinated by the aesthetic value of the scratches, tears, creases and burns pictures bear, as well as the stories they tell. Here he presents a series of reversed photographs through which the images can still be made out, but in which the focus is firmly on photography
as a medium.