Hans-Peter Feldmann

Handbag as museum

Serpentine Gallery

11 Apr 2012 to 5 Jun 2012

Hans-Peter Feldmann

Admission Free

The first solo presentation in a London public gallery of the work of Hans-Peter Feldmann.

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Hans-Peter Feldmann rose to prominence in the early 1970s, earning worldwide acclaim for his expansive and encyclopaedic photographic series. Often presented in the form of books, posters, postcards and installations, these collections link Feldmann's life-long fascination with collecting elements of visual culture. Feldmann's exhibition at the Serpentine Gallery was his first solo presentation in a London public gallery, and included works from throughout his career. Among the earliest works is a series of booklets titled Bilder (Pictures), each consisting of a collection of photographs of everyday subjects or situations. His Time Series, produced during the mid-1970s, expanded upon this, chronicling the most banal events frame by frame, thereby effectively slowing down the passage of time.

Feldmann is a prolific producer of artist books. His publications have been instrumental in establishing the genre as a recognisable form of artistic practice, influencing generations of artists who have followed him.

The artist's appetite for amassing cultural artefacts is demonstrated in a new work presented for the first time at the Serpentine. The artist purchased a number of ladies' handbags along with their entire contents, filling museological vitrines with credit cards, mobile telephones and address books, making passing fashions and lifestyle choices the object of display and public discussion. Also seen for the first time at the Serpentine is Seascapes, a collection of 15 traditional oil paintings in conventional frames shown as a group.

 

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Handbag as museum

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Hans-Peter Feldmann

Hans-Peter Feldmann

2012
Installation view from the exhibition Hans-Peter Feldmann, Serpentine Gallery, London (11 April - 5 June 2012)

Hans-Peter Feldmann

Hans-Peter Feldmann

2012
Installation view from the exhibition Hans-Peter Feldmann, Serpentine Gallery, London (11 April - 5 June 2012)

Hans-Peter Feldmann

Hans-Peter Feldmann

2012
Installation view from the exhibition Hans-Peter Feldmann, Serpentine Gallery, London (11 April - 5 June 2012)

Hans-Peter Feldmann

Hans-Peter Feldmann

2012
Installation view from the exhibition Hans-Peter Feldmann, Serpentine Gallery, London (11 April - 5 June 2012)

Hans-Peter Feldmann

Hans-Peter Feldmann

2012
Installation view from the exhibition Hans-Peter Feldmann, Serpentine Gallery, London (11 April - 5 June 2012)

Hans-Peter Feldmann

Hans-Peter Feldmann

2013
Installation view from the exhibition Hans-Peter Feldmann, Serpentine Gallery, London (11 April - 5 June 2012)