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Sophie Thun

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2021

1985

Poland

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Sophie Thun Orientalischer Hamam Sauna E Fit 18 07 2019 FL 2019 contact print and photogram on Baryta paper in artists frame 30 x 40 cm
Sophie Thun, Orientalischer Hamam Sauna E-Fit 18 07 2019 FL, 2019, contact print and photogram on baryta paper in artist's frame, 30 x 40 cm

"The dialectical interrelations between the scene of production and the work’s presentation, between the setting of the artist’s labor and the physical presence of the body, are recurrent themes in Sophie Thun’s photographic oeuvre. The places where she exhibits her work often serve her as points of departure for photographs that show how her body imprints its presence on them."

- Annette Südbeck, Curator at Secession, Vienna, AT.

  • Sophie Thun, Looking at the Window Kabinett, 2020, analogue colour photography, photogram, metal, magnets and nylon string, clock, approx. 385 x 700 cm. © Pascal Petignat
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SOPHIE TAPPEINER is pleased to present work by Vienna-based artist Sophie Thun.

This presentation is a continuation of the project Thun conceived for her solo exhibition at the Cabinet of the Secession in Spring 2020, when Vienna was in a full lock-down: working there in isolation, the artist started to create a photographic inventory of all her belongings that fit onto an 8 x 10“ film sheet. By transferring these objects into photograms on a negative, then exposing the negatives as contact prints and framing them by a photogram of the artists’ hands, all three - the object depicted, the photo ...

  • Sophie Thun, Some of All (the) Things in my Apartment Smaller than 8x10 Inches, 2020, contact print and photogram, silver gelatine print on baryta paper in artist's frame, 34,6 x 44,5 x 3,5 cm each.
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STA1524 XS foto Ansis Starks
Sophie Thun, Estate of Zenta Dzividzinska, I Don’t Remember a Thing: Entering the Elusive Estate of ZDZ. Installation view, Kim? Contemporary Art Centre, Riga, 2021. © Ansis Starks
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Sophie Thun, Estate of Zenta Dzividzinska, I Don’t Remember a Thing: Entering the Elusive Estate of ZDZ. Installation view, Kim? Contemporary Art Centre, Riga, 2021. © Ansis Starks.

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