Salomé: Selbstdarstellung – Gemälde / Fotos / Video
The eighth RealismusStudio publication is an A4-format loose-leaf portfolio. Featuring the artist Salomé, it accompanied an exhibition of the same name and a discussion event in the spring of 1979. According to the working group, the works on show “pose a challenge to the viewer in every respect; in thematic and formal terms, they eschew the conventional categories of realism.” The artist portrays himself in masks, in disguises, as a gay man, as a Marlboro man—a radical rejection of society with its norms and clichéd role models. The folder contains color plates, a text by the artist, a reprint of an article on Salomé by Gerhard Hoffmann, and a short biography.
Work group: Valdis J. Āboliņš, Agathe Haag, Gerd Herr, Dieter Masuhr, Udo Ropohl, Barbara Straka