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Paul Huf Award winners Onorato & Krebs offer a limited edition, titled Köpenicker 2, in collaboration with Foam Editions on the occasion of the exhibition Adding, Adding, Adding (21 March – 11 May, 2014).
In this photo from the series Building Berlin/Constructions (2009-2012), the urban environment takes up a prominent role. For this series they installed wooden structures which follow the contours of the buildings in the background. In this picture, taken with an analogue large format camera, they play with architecture, proportions, emptiness and references to socialist iconography. The viewer is invited to decipher the various layers within the flat surface of the image.
In 2013 the duo Onorato & Krebs was chosen as the winners of the Foam Paul Huf Award by an international jury. This annual prize given to a photography talent aged under 35 years consists of €20.000 and an exhibition at Foam. The jury stated: ‘In their work we see a playfulness and depth that touches upon the very DNA of photography. As illusionists intent on pushing against the boundaries of the medium, Onorato & Krebs skilfully engage their audiences and convey some of the magic that lies at the core of photographic image-making.'
Edition of 15 + 3 AP
Taiyo Onorato and Nico Krebs became acquainted during their studies at the Zürich University of the Arts. Typical of their oeuvre is the interplay with the two-dimensional character of photography. They carefully construct their photos as sculptors do, moulding them until the final result is perfect - often paired with a subtle feeling for humour. This playful approach was developed during their studies, in reaction to the influential but strict and rigid documentary style of the Düsseldorf School of Photography.
Many of Onorato & Krebs' projects reflect their vast knowledge of photography and photo history. Their big breakthrough followed the publication of the book The Great Unreal (2009) in which they mixed the cliché of the great American landscape with the way in which countless photographers have depicted it. Onorato & Krebs also took the nearly obligatory American road trip, but ended with a commentary on fact and fiction in photography that was both intelligent and absurdist.
Foam Editions is the in-house gallery of Foam Fotografiemuseum in Amsterdam.
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