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Exhibition extended until June 22th

Zoltán Jókay Mrs. Raab wants to go home. 2009-2012 04. December 2013 – 22. June 2014 Sprengel Museum Hanover


Art Behind The Wall: “Please pay your entrance fee.”

  I was asked by BILDKUNST.DE to delete the images by (these were the names spelled out)   Loretta Lux, Man Ray, Valie Export, August Sander Lotte Reiniger   and every other artist represented by them or to pay a fee for publishing their images. They represent around 126 000 artists from around the world.

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Springtime variations.

The old lady in her wheelchair detected the little stone and asked me to pick it up for her. She felt it and kept it in her hands for a while. Then she dropped it to the ground.   Smooth little round stone, I found you in my pocket today.


August Sander/ Menschen des 20. Jahrhunderts

image by August Sander Bauernkinder, 1927 Farm children I was asked by Bild-Kunst to delete the above image and all the following images by August Sander due to copyright laws, or to pay a fee for using his images on my blog. No money here, and no more images by August Sander on my blog.

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Springtime variations.

Beginning of March 2014, in Lissabon. Right now I am so involved with my photographic boundaries, that I don´t have enough time for my blog. I will pick up the thread sooner or later. For you, wonderful spring days, these days, that make me happy when I go out the door. All the best, Zoltán

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  2003 I was invited to spend a month in a small German town. I was expected to produce during that time a work of art that would be presented in a “white cube” on one of the streets of the city. The topic was “Heimat”, a word that is easy and is hard to

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Obama: “When it comes to telephone calls, nobody is listening.”

  ABC US News | ABC Business News When it comes to telephone calls, nobody is listening to your telephone calls. That is not what this program is about. As was indicated, what the intelligence community is doing is, looking at those numbers, and durations of calls. They are not looking at people’s names and

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Nothing moves, but the clock-hand.



My parents didn´t believe in God.

Neither do I. Regularly confronted with grief and death, pain and suffering, regularly confronted with ultimate loneliness, I still haven´t learned to believe, but I realize, that God is a necessity, even if he doesn´t exist. So we had to invent him. God has been taken as an excuse for all kinds of abuse, for

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No place to go.

  It belongs to my duties to visit Mrs Hunter. Two or three times a week I knock on her door and after a few steps in, through a short corridor, I usually detect her on her bed, lying on her stomach, her back turned towards me. Looks awkward, the way she lies there, her

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Yesterday morning, on my way to work, I was reading in a crowded but not overcrowded commuter train. A bunch of kindergarten kids with an middle aged women in their company were sitting further down the isle. After the woman reprimanded the kids to keep quiet, only her loud voice was to be heard incessantly.

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Wolfgang Herrndorf was an successful illustrator and author. In February 2010 he was diagnosed a deadly brain tumor, in the summer of 2013 he committed suicide. Beginning on the 8th of march 2010 until his death the 26th of August 2013 Wolfang Herrndorf wrote a diary that he published on his website. His lines turned

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The Institute of Critical Zoologist.

  Image and text: courtesy of The Institute of Critical Zoologists. MISSION The Institute for Critical Zoologists aims to develop a critical approach to the zoological gaze, or how humans view animals. Urban societies live in relative isolation from animals; however, our demand and gaze upon them have grown significantly over the last century. It

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Costica Acsinte/ We will be gone.

image by Costica Acsinte “Anybody who needed a picture had to come to his studio,” says Cezar Popescu, the one-time lawyer-turned-photographer who for several years has been painstakingly working towards digitizing the entirety of Acsinte’s archive with no institutional or state support.” These people have lived about 70 years ago, around 1945. Sometimes the year

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Costica Acsinte/ We will be gone.

image by Costica Acsinte Time has rendered these portraits virtual abstractions. Beyond the psychedelic swirls of their shrinking, pealing emulsion, next to nothing is known about the subjects of the photographs, and very little about the photographer who made them. The greater part of their allure comes not from the information revealed, but from what

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Anna Atkins/ Cyanotypes of British Algae

image by Anna Atkins Quote: ” Collection History Photographs of British Algae is a landmark in the histories both of photography and of publishing: the first photographic work by a woman, and the first book produced entirely by photographic means. Instantly recognizable today as the blueprint process, the cyanotypes lend themselves beautifully to illustrate objects

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Julius Born/ Ghosts

image by Julius Born “Julius Caesar Born was born in Tennessee on May 24, 1879. He came to Canadian on March 6, 1897, not quite 18 years of age. He had worked in the mines of Tennessee for 60 cents a day, been buried alive during a mine cave-in and given up for dead. He

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Looking at your images.

Please don´t send me work for feedback, electronic communication can´t replace direct contact.     Hi Zoltán, We have corresponded in the past, and you were supportive (and critical) of my work.  I wanted to share with you my latest series “Mow”*, a subjective depiction of the Timpetonian* social landscape.  Additionally, you can read a

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Edward Snowden, Whistle-Blower.

excerpts from a NEW YORK TIMES editorial: – The N.S.A. broke federal privacy laws, or exceeded its authority, thousands of times per year, according to the agency’s own internal auditor. – The agency broke into the communications links of major data centers around the world, allowing it to spy on hundreds of millions of user

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  I didn´t stop blogging… I just was busy with an exhibition and a new project. It still will take some time until I return to these pages. I know, that most of you don´t understand my anger about the NSA surveillance activities. It just doesn´t seem to reach your lives, you might not care,

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Mrs Raab wants to go home.

exhibition poster design by Jan Weig   “Zoltán Jókay examines the human as a social being from the perspective of the greatest possible isolation. He has been working since 2007 in a low-income district on the outskirts of Munich, initially as a neighborhood social worker and later, in a different area, as a dementia carer

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