Archiving the Universe SK K T
Product Code: 8247

Archiving the Universe, guest publication - Stefan Klein

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Reflecting on the fact that dust was once something else - the walls of a city, the chief of the guard, a book, a big tree: dust is always the final destination – this ongoing archive consists of photographs that show dust of different moments - from everyday personal occasions to larger more abstract themes (a detonated bomb near Kiev, dust that settled on the floor of an exhibition space, grinded Tilidin or dust from the Sahara that made its way to Berlin..)

Appearing and dispersing in a constant floating state of being these tiny bits of matter create a rhythm of all things we and the world around us exist of. At first glance, the photographs appear to be a cartography of the universe, but they show details of tiny particles that have accumulated at various moments, contemplating on the fact that all matter is made of the same and becomes the same, connecting everything together.

Includes the essay "Deliberate and Refrained Aesthetics – Dust in a Frame" by Andreas Rauh.

About Stefan Klein

Stefan Klein received a Master in Fine Arts from the Public Arts and New Artistic Strategies
Program at the Bauhaus University in Weimar. He has exhibited in various group and solo exhibitions internationally, amongst others Bregenz Biennale (2018), Berlin Biennale (2016), Galerie Daniel Marzona (2017), Kunsthalle Tropical, Island (2016), Berliner Herbstsalon (2015).
In addition he had been a fellow in diverse art residencies, e.g. KW – Institute for Contemporary Art Berlin, Fondazione Antonio Ratti CSAV, Como (ITA), ZK/U – Center for Art and Urbanism, Berlin, Fellowship at Ständige Vertretung, (2018 ) PACT, PACT-Zollverein, Essen (2016). His work can be found in collections like No Show Museum, Johannesburg,; MoMa, NY; Joan Flasch Artists' Book Collection, Chicago.