Rolf will be exhibiting two of his classic ‘Koln’ chair designs with ammann//gallery in New York for the Design Collective 2 Design Fair in New York from the 8th-11th May 2014.
The ‘koln-doppelstuhl’ and the ‘koln-holzstuhl mit spion’ (chair with spyhole), form part of Sachs’ renowned ‘koln collection’ where he takes the classic ‘horgenglarus’ chair, a purely functional piece of furniture, and turns it in to a work with emotional resonance. Through constant reinterpretation, the chair has become a signature piece and an ideal blank canvas for Sachs’ ongoing experimentations with its form, using materials as diverse as silicone, slate, flexible rubber and resin. The chairs in the collection transcend their original purpose, each taking on a new personality that goes beyond pure functionality.
Booth C5 – ammann//gallery
8th-11th May 2014
Preview: 7th May 2014
Collective 2 Design Fair, Skylight at Moynihan Station, New York
Internationally renowned ammann // gallery presents Camera in MOTION Selected Works
Photographed over the course of an entire year, to form an extensive and breathtaking collection of photographs that blur the boundaries between abstract art and landscape photography, ‘Camera in Motion – From Chur to Tirano’, supported by Leica Camera, explores the landscape along the World Heritage Rhaetian Albula/Bernina Railway line, taking photographs from a moving train.
The project charts this spectacular journey, using the Leica S camera to capture the transient impressions of the landscape; the motion of trees rushing past and passengers waiting at stations. It challenges the viewer to experience this journey in an unexpected way and documents the changing seasons and light in a unique combination of abstraction and photo-realism. Sachs said of the project: “Having grown up and gone to school in the Engadin valley, I regularly travelled on the Albula/Bernina Railway line and developed a great appreciation for the natural beauty and diversity of the surrounding Alpine landscape. The scenery continuously surprises me as I discover new details with every journey. I wanted to experiment with combining the motion of the train with these remarkable views. The photographic results are intriguing and have gone beyond our expectations, as the camera manages to capture images that the human eye could not begin to perceive”.
ammann // gallery, Teutoburger Str. 27, Cologne, d-50678, Germany
Exhibition Opening: Wednesday 9 April to Thursday 26 June 2014, 11am-6pm
Rolf Sachs unveils typisch deutsch?, a major solo exhibition at the MAKK Cologne
Exhibition dates: 14 January – 20 April 2014
With sensitivity, wit and emotion, Sachs interprets a selection of ‘typical German’ terms such as industriousness (Fleiß), cleanliness (Reinlichkeit), melancholy (Schwermut) and conviviality (Geselligkeit) and manifests these into a collection of intriguing sculptural and installation works that bridge the gap between art and design. For several years now, Sachs has been increasingly analysing his own cultural and linguistic origins and invites viewers to contemplate German cultural idiosyncrasies and stereotypes from a completely new perspective and determine what they consider to be typisch deutsch?.
Galerie von Bartha presents a preview of the Camera in Motion: from Chur to Tirano photographic project by artist Rolf Sachs at St Moritz Art Masters 2013, supported by Leica Camera.
Fleeting moments of the spectacular landscape along the World Heritage Rhaetian Albula/Bernina Railway are being photographed over the course of an entire year to form an extensive and breathtaking collection of photographs that blur the boundaries between abstract art and landscape photography.
The Leica camera lends itself as an exceptional tool to capture the transient impressions of the landscape, the motion of trees rushing by, passengers at the stations, stones blurred, challenging the viewer to experience this famous journey in an unexpected and new light.
The results of shooting from the moving train are a multi-faceted collection of captivating photographs that demonstrate the changes of the seasons and lighting conditions in a distinctive combination of abstraction and reality. The images are as unexpected as they are diverse; greatly differing from the impressions the human eye would usually register when in motion.
This is Sachs’s second large scale photographic project that he has developed together with his wife Maryam, following ‘The Wild Emperor’ project in 2004, which documented the ever-changing view of a mountain scape spanning over an entire year. For ‘Camera in Motion’ he applied his renowned conceptual approach to the spectacular Albula/Bernina train journey between Thusis in Switzerland and Tirano in Italy where Sachs and local photographer Daniel Martinek began shooting in December 2012.
The first selection of photographic prints from the various journeys are being presented by Galerie von Bartha and Leica Camera at St. Moritz Art Masters in August this year with the full scope of the project and book being launched in early 2014.
Vernissage: Sunday 25 August 2013, 6pm-8.30pm
Opening: 23 August – 1 September 2013, 10am-6pm daily
Address: Schlossereiwerkstatt, Via Aruons 33, CH – 7500 St. Moritz