Friedrich Kunath

Untitled (detail)

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Untitled (detail)
Friedrich Kunath
Untitled (detail)
2007
Screenprint on wood, 13 lamps, and 7 clay figures
173 x 199.5 x 199.5 cm

The seven colour photographs comprising First Life Takes Time Then Time Takes Life (2010) show seven frames almost repeating the same still-life composition: a piece of toast leaning on a pineapple-shaped white vase. Gravitas and the art-historical memento mori are referenced and made lighter by the gag inherent in Kunath’s visual pun – the ‘time’ alluded to in the title is illustrated through the noticeable change from frame to frame, showing the slice of bread being ‘overexposed’ and toasted to a cinder.


     
 


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