Julian Rosefeldt

Soap Sample VI

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Soap Sample VI
Julian Rosefeldt
Soap Sample VI
2000 - 2001
Lambda print
130 x 130 cm

In soaps, roles are polarised into familiar oppositions – the goodies and the baddies, innocence and guilt, victim and perpetrator– which override and overlook specific characteristics of ethnic and national identity. Warburg’s types and formats, his ‘formulas of pathos’, are re-contextualised into the modern age through Rosefeldt’s contemporary imagery, despite its highly contrived context.


     
 


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