200 pp., 9 x 11 in, 89 color illus.
- Published: May 26, 2020
A comprehensive look at the unique artistic work of Annette Kelm, with rich color illustrations of emblematic pieces from her oeuvre.
Tomato Target takes a comprehensive look at the unique artistic work of Annette Kelm and the visual idiom she has developed over the course of her career. The book contextualizes Kelm's practice, which deftly probes the medium of photography and uses heterogeneous subjects decisively, to signifiy and act as telling abstractions within her visually opulent object worlds. Kelm's work is at once intellectually astute, concise and enigmatic. Her photographs quote the genres of still life, studio, or architectural photography without fully complying with the conventions that govern them.
Tomato Target offers essays, installation views from the artist's solo Tomato Target exhibition at Kunsthalle Wien, and rich color illustrations of emblematic pieces from her oeuvre. The texts unravel the puzzles in Kelm's work, touching on the history of photography, design, and display as well as scientific elements that continue to reappear within Kelm's work.
Vanessa Joan Müller, Anna Voswinckel; conversation between Nicolaus Schafhausen and Brigitte Kölle