Korpys/Löffler, Exhibition view, Secession 2007, Photo: Pez Hejduk

Korpys / Löffler

November 29, 2007 – February 3, 2008

Since the beginning of the 1990s, Andree Korpys and Markus Löffler have been addressing the question of how reality is constructed and staged in media images. A key motivation in their work is to question the postulated and widely accepted truth content of this mise-en-scène. Their artistic-investigative works focus in particular on locations and structures of power, as well as on the representation of that power in the form of architecture, hierarchies, control mechanisms, or the use of force. Contrary to all expectations, however, the artists concentrate on what appears trivial, such as places on the margins of historico-political events, or casual actions of the featured main and minor characters. These unimportant, unspectacular moments reflect a modus operandi of power that is shown to best effect in just such invisible moments, shielded from public view. Korpys / Löffler combine fictional, biographical, and documentary material in videos, drawings, photographs, and complex installations to devise a succession of narrative threads and visual references as an alternative to those dictated by mass media and official image campaigns.

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Andree Korpys, born in Bremen in 1966, lives in Berlin.
Markus Löffler, born in Bremen in 1963, lives in Bremen.