13 Dec 2014 – 22 Feb 2015


Zürich, Switzerland



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Mid-1990s, worked the German artist Peter Piller (* 1968 in Fritzlar) while studying art at a Hamburg media agency. Local advertisers and companies were audited by him where and how their ads that were actually published.Much like Richard Prince during his job at the Time Life Company (the origin of his now-famous series of Cowboys ), Peter Piller joined the daily browsing of the press in a special photographs he soon laid aside and with categories such as touch car , yet is nothing to see (Bauer maintenance areas) or shooting end girls knew. Over the years, that is until today more than 7000 pictures associated with Peter Piller Archive emerged that repeatedly asked the artists new and sorted into thematic working groups and stores. Fotomuseum Winterthur offers with the exhibition document control now an insight into this big picture archive.


The relationship between word and image is in Piller's work is an important criterion of being spotted. Where others see nothing, the artist developed by repeated, concentrated Consider a keen sense of the hidden qualities of the use of photography. In groups arranged and coded by title, Piller brings the imagery found or leaked into other contexts and transferred it to a new artistic order. Of Earth beautiful example is a large-scale installation of an archive of countless aerial photographs of single family homes from the 1980s. If damage was Photo from the digital fundus of a Swiss insurance company produced and is a silent tribute to the unknown photographers. With itsperiphery hikes and denSerien power and sleep we learn Piller but also know as photographers. The gaze of the artist here as there daily life and gives our mundane acts and rituals a serene knowledge space.


Peter Piller - Document control was developed in cooperation between the Fotomuseum Winterthur and the Centre de la Photographie, Geneva. The exhibition takes place simultaneously in two parts in Winterthur and Geneva.Other partners include the City Gallery Nordhorn and the Kunsthalle Nürnberg.The accompanying publication, the first volume of texts to Peter Piller at all, appears at the publishing house Walther König.


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