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"The construction and reconstruction of history are primary themes for Simon Wachsmuth, whose work is being presented in a solo exhibition in the Galerie im Taxispalais for the first time. How is history made, how is it recounted what interactions are revealed by the way in which historical themes are represented, and how do these images endure in a collective and cultural memory?" Beate Ermacora, excerpted from the foreword to Aporia/Europa.
Published by Kerber. Edited by Beate Ermacora. Text by Walter Seitter, Daniela Hölzl.
In his series Fehlstellen, Simon Wachsmuth (born 1964) replicates the missing and destroyed parts of Piero della Francesca's “Legend of the True Cross” fresco cycle. Using black paint, he thereby creates a fictitious cartography from these holes in visual information to which he adds current newspaper cuttings on Turkey's accession to the European Union and old photographs of Istanbul.