Falten, N.Y.C., Tamara Grcic
Tamara Grcic
Falten, N.Y.C.
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Tamara Grcic

Falten, N.Y.C., 1997


Dimensions
25.0 x 38.0 cm
Physical Description
C-print
Inventory Number
St.F.10-16
Acquisition
Acquired in 2010 with funds from the Städelkomitee 21. Jahrhundert, Property of the Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V.
Status
Not on display

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About the Work

Pictures whose content lies somewhere between a body and painting. What at first appears to be a mere piece of fabric, turns out when examined more closely to be what one supposes are casually photographed rear views of anonymous passers-by. Tamara Grcic comes unusually close to the subjects photographed unawares on the streets of New York. The details of the photos are removed from the context and sequence of movements and then fixed. Colour and materials, light and shade create a surprisingly painterly plasticity. Grcic is interested in the effect of the surfaces: here, clothing serves as a layer, under which a body becomes tangible through what lies below. Here, in the blind spot of self-perception, we often find bothersome features, things which are not quite right: creases, fluff, a hair which prompts an impulse in the viewer to remove the visual blemish, the flaw in the picture. Grcic's photographs are really monochrome areas of colour which thus lose their aesthetic autonomy and want to be 'understood', seized physically.

Video

  • Kunst nach 1945: Tamara Grcic
    Tamara Grcic (*1964) stellt in diesem "Kunst nach 1945" Film ihre 30-teilige Arbeit "Falten, N.Y.C." von 1997 vor. Sie beschreibt dabei wie die Fotografien entstanden sind und was die besondere Faszination für Sie bei diesem Projekt ausmachte. Mehr zu Tamara Grcic im Städel Museum: https://sammlung.staedelmuseum.de/de/suche?q=grcic

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Falten, N.Y.C. (Original Title)
Title Translation
Folds, N.Y.C.
Photographer
Series
Falten, N.Y.C.
Part Number / Total
16 / 30
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
C-print
Material
Technique

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main, Eigentum des Städelschen Museums-Vereins e.V.
Picture Copyright
© Tamara Grcic
Acquisition
Acquired in 2010 with funds from the Städelkomitee 21. Jahrhundert, Property of the Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V.

Work Content

Motifs and References

Iconclass

Primary
  • 5 Abstract Ideas and Concepts
  • 41D223 clothing for the upper part of the body
  • 47H6 textile fabric, cloth
  • 31A2225 back
  • 22C4(BLACK) colours, pigments, and paints: black
Secondary

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Last update

25.08.2020