Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival
Exhibitions
Katrin Korfmann and Jens Pfeifer, Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, 2018. Archival inkjet print on archival substrate, 68 × 47.
Katrin Korfmann and Jens Pfeifer, Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, 2018. Archival inkjet print on archival substrate, 68 × 47".
Katrin Korfmann and Jens Pfeifer, Chouara, Fes, 2018. Archival inkjet print on archival substrate, 47 × 68.
Katrin Korfmann and Jens Pfeifer, Chouara, Fes, 2018. Archival inkjet print on archival substrate, 47 × 68".
Katrin Korfmann and Jens Pfeifer, Ballet Rehearsal, Amsterdam, 2018. Archival inkjet print on archival substrate. 57 × 39.
Katrin Korfmann and Jens Pfeifer, Ballet Rehearsal, Amsterdam, 2018. Archival inkjet print on archival substrate. 57 × 39".
Featured Exhibition

Katrin Korfmann, Jens Pfeifer
Back Stages

May 1–31
Reception: May 4, 2–4pm

Bau-Xi Gallery
350 Dundas St W


Hours: Mon–Sun 10am–5:30pm

Back Stages, a photographic series created by fine art photographer Katrin Korfmann and sculptor Jens Pfeifer, documents the under-appreciated world of manufacturing that is nonetheless essential to making artworks and culturally important objects.

Travelling the world over a period of three years, the artists captured scenes such as a bronze foundry in the Netherlands, a stainless-steel workshop in China, an archeological excavation site in Turkey, and a functioning 11th-century tannery in Morocco. By foregrounding these facilities, Korfmann and Pfeifer draw attention away from the romantic notion of a solitary artist in their studio and shift it to a broader network of labour. Every step of the artistic process, from planning to execution, is wrought with artistic meaning and is integral to the final piece of art. Back Stages emphasizes the significance of manufacturing and materials in the world of art and culture.

Curated by Clare Mintzer

Scotiabank CONTACT
Photography Festival

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Toronto ON M5V 2J4
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