Sabine Korth

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  • Sabine Korth
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Fotografa, artista, docente di fotografia specializzata nel fotomontaggio, ho condotto vari tipi di seminari e laboratori con approcci differenti. In comune hanno tutti l'uso del foto-collage. Cerco di trarre le mie conclusioni e le mie osservazioni dalle note di campo e dalle video-testimonianze raccolte dall'esperienza di alcuni dei miei laboratori: da qui nasce un racconto frammentario, un puzzle di nozioni, una forma narrativa che, nonostante sia una “Collagista” nel profondo dell'anima, non fa che sorprendermi ogni giorno. http://www.fotokorth.de/ http://collagereadymade.rocks/ http://it.blurb.com/b/4033271-foto-collage-terapeutico The artist Sabine Korth breathes new live into the figurative and narrative form of the photomontage, an expressive technique that flourished in Germany during the fertile season of the avant-garde movements. In real life and in her pictures, she undertakes a journey from South to North. Places, faces, animals, objects, signs belonging to Egypt, Mexico, Venezuela, Cuba, the Ivory Coast, Ghana and Zimbabwe come together to form imaginative compositions that set before our eyes that South of the world of which we know little or nothing. In the second stage of her work, Sabine Korth mixes images of the world of the South with images of the North, those of our European cities, inventing new visual realities that allude to the true mingling of cultures that characterizes our dawning multiethnic society. An ideal journey which brings together different cultural forms and stimulates reflection on the subject, not through the classical documentary form but through a creative one which appeals directly to the sphere of the imagination. Roberta Valtorta in the book “ From South to North – Sabine Korth“

Prezzo Opere: Da € 80,00 a € 600,00
Place and date of birth: Monheim, Deutschland, March 18th, 1958.
Citizenship: German.
Education
University of Bielefeld, Photo Design, 1986
University of Bielefeld, Photo Design, 1986
Graduation thesis: Youths’ Free Time and Night Life in Italy.
Languages: English and Italian fluent
Member of DGPH Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Photographie and DFA Deutsche Fotografische Akademie.
Work Experience
1986 Moved to Florence, Italy.
1987 -1994 Manager of “Print Service” a professional black/white printing and developing laboratory.
1994 – present Free-lance Photographer
Offers workshops in photography of reportage, portrait, black and white printing and fotomontage.
Attends regular annual lectures at University Dortmund, Germany – Dept. of Fine Arts.
Photography Instructor
.Lorenzo De Medici Consortium for U.S. programs in .Florence.
.SACI – Studi Arts Center International in Florence Courses through Studio Marangoni in Florence:
.Sarah Lawrence College in Florence
.New York University
.School of Visual Arts in Florence
Personal Experience
1991 – 2016
Traveled in Egypt, Mexico, Venezuela, Cuba, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Zimbabwe, New York, India, Morocco, London and Istanbul doing reportage black and white and color digital.
Education
University of Bielefeld, Photo Design, 1986
University of Bielefeld, Photo Design, 1986
Graduation thesis: Youths’ Free Time and Night Life in Italy.
Languages: English and Italian fluent
Member of DGPH Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Photographie and DFA Deutsche Fotografische Akademie.
Titolo: bibliography
MONOGRAPHIES
“Aguas della memoria”, with a critique by Cristina Zelich (Universidad de Salamanca, Spain).

“From South to North” 96 pages, with a text by Marlene Schnelle-Schneyder and Roberta Valtorta, (Art&, Udine, Italy 1996) Idea Books.

CATALOGUES
“I luoghi della vita”, text by Roberta Valtorta, Morgana, Florence 1994.
“Il Paradiso”, text by Roberto Mutti, Centro San Fedele, Milan 1995.
“Lebensraum Ruhrgebiet”, text by Uwe Prieser, Das Bildforum, Herten 1995.
“Premios Hofmann de Fotografia”, text by Juan Manuel Bonet e Josep Vicent Monzo, Ivam Centre Julio Gonzales, Valencia, Spain 1995.
“Begrenzte Grenzenlosigkeit-Bilderreise”, Neue Gesellschaft fuer Bildende Kunst, Berlin 1996.
“Punto de Vista”, Biblioteca Piloto, Medellin, Colombia 1997.
“Outono Fotografico”,Conselleria De Cultura e Communicacion Social, Ourense, Spain 1997.
“Sud-Nord”,Autunno Fotografico, Chiasso, Suisse 1998
“Photo Review, Langhorne, PA, USA 1998
“Picture and Text”, Museum of Photography, Keskemesk, Hungary, April 1999
“ Le Murate” , City of Florence, June 2002
“ Il terzo, che ti cammina accanto” , Pavullo, Italy June 2003
“Viaggio in Basilicata” ,Matera,Italy 2004, catalogue

Articolo:

Free Transform. Le potenzialità del collage digitale nella foto-terapia. In: Autofocus-L’autoritratto Fotografico tra Arte e Psicologia. A cura di Stefano Ferrari e Chiara Tartarini- Clueb 2010

MAGAZINES
“Camera Austria” n. 49, Graz, 1994.
“Photographies Magazine” edizione italiana, Turin, december 1994.
“Private” n. 5, Imola 1994.
“L’Unità”, Rome, 10 genuary 1995.
“Numero 10”, Bogotà september 1996.
“Spiegel-Special”, Hamburg, february 1997.
“Bulletin” Deutsche Fotografische Akademie, may 1997
“Vis a vis International” n. 18, Paris, may 1997.
“Bulletin” Deutsche Fotografische Akademie, may 1998
“Photographie”no.10, germany, october 1999
“Flash Art”, Italy, genuary 2000
“Weltbild”,Germany,november 2000
“Photo”,Italy, dicember 2000
“Bulletin”,Germany, german photographers association, may 2001
“Internazionale”, Italy, dicember 2002
“Cult Frame”, Italy, Rome, january 2003
Titolo: selected shows and grants
Milan, Italy, 2014. Show “Free Trasform – Family Album revised ”, Studio Artecrescita

Perugia, Italy, 2012. Show “Free Trasform – Family Album revised ”, Social Photo Fest

Piombino, Italy, March 2011, Convivenze, Citypalace

Potenza,Italy, March 2009. Participation at show “Viaggio In Basilicata”, Museo Archeologico Provinciale

Rome, Italy, October 2007. Show. “Confini – Lost Horizons”, Massenzio Arte Gallery.

Florence, Italy, May 2006. Show. “Confini – Lost Horizons”, Palazzo Medici Riccardi.

Florence, Italy, March 2005. Contemporary Online Show at www.photogallery.it

Orvieto, Italy; November 2004. SACI (Studio Art Centers International in Florence), Faculty Exhibit at Galleria Zerotre.

Matera, Italy, May 2004. Selected for “Premio regione Basilicata” with show ” Viaggio in Lucania” at Palazzo Lanfranco.

Phototrends.net – Circle 24, Den Haag, Netherlands 2003 (digital montage photography).

Pavullo, Italy, May 2003. Participation in ”Il Terzo, Che Ti Cammina Accanto”,

Gallery Sotteranei di Palazzo Ducale.

Dortmund, Germany, December 2002. Show: ”From South to North”, Faculty for Photography.

Treviso, Italy, November 2002. Show: “ Sotto Sopra Fotomontaggi”, Spazio Antonino Paraggi.

Florence, Italy, June 2002. Participation in ”Le Murate”, Prison of Florence.

Leinfelden, Germany, May 2002. Show: “Drunter und Drueber”, Deutsche Fotografische Akademie.

New York, September 2001. Participation in “Focus on Italy”, NYU, Gulf and Western Gallery.

Lucca, Italy, March 2001. “From South to North”, Gallery Officina Per L’Arte.

Mannheim, Germany, October 2000. Show entitled “Sottosopra”, Gallery Alte Feuerwache.

Kecskemet, Hungary, March 1999. Participation in “Picture And Text“, in Photomuseum Kecsemet.

Chiasso, Switzerland, October 1998. Show entitled ”From South To North “, Cons Arc Gallery.

New York, U.S.A., March 1998. Show entitled “Nowhere Land”, NYU, Tisch School of Fine Arts.

Athens, U.S.A., February 1998. Participation in the show “Alternatives 1998” at Ohio University Art Gallery.

Los Angeles, U.S.A., January 1998, Participation in website exhibition of Pedro Meyer.

Kecskemet, Hungary, May 1997. Participation in “Shadows” in Photomuseum Kecskemet.

Osterfeld, Germany, December 1997. Show entitled “Nowhere Land”, Kulturhaus.

Florence, Italy, November 1997. Show entitled “From South to North”, Studio Marangoni.

Medellin, Colombia, July 1997. Show entitled “Nowhere Land”, Biblioteca Pilota.

Hamburg, Germany, April 1997. Show entitled “From South to North”, Forum für Fotografie, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe.

Valencia, Spain, November1996. “Finalista, Hofmann de Fotografia”.

Berlin, Germany, October 1996. Show entitled “Begrenzte Grenzenlosigkeit” in Neue Gesellschaft für bildende Kunst Gallery.

Rozzano, Milan, April 1996. Participation in the show “Other cultures”.

Biel, Switzerland, January 1996. Participation in the show: “L’avenir au feminin”, Photoforum PasqART.

Valencia, Spain, November 1995. “Finalista, Hofmann de Fotografia”.

Hamburg, Germany, October 1995. Show entitled “A place where I have never been” in Grauwert Gallery.

Berlin, Germany, September 1995. Participation in “Bestiario”, Galerie Raab.

Stuttgart, Germany, April 1995. Presentation at congress of “Deutsche Fotografische Akademie”.

Dinant, Belgium, April 1995. Participation in the show “L’Amour des Différences”.

Milan, March 1995. Show entitled “Inside Horizons” in Galleria IF Immagine – Fotografia.

Milan, March 1995. Show entitled “Inside Horizons” in Fondation Enzo Nocera.

Florence, February 1995. “Premio Studio Marangoni”, collective show.

Milan, February 1995. Collective show entitled “Paradise”.

Prato (Florence), February 1995. Show entitled “Place of life” at Centro per l’Arte Contemporanea “Luigi Pecci”.

Prato (Florence), January 1994. Awarded National Grant of Regione Toscana for Woman Photographers.

Genova, December 1994. Awarded Grant of Foundation Giacomo Costa.

Salamanca, Spain, December 1994. Show entitled: “Waters of memory” at the Fine Art Gallery of the University Of Salamanca.

Palermo, November 1994. Awarded Grant “Gente di Fotografia”.

Genova, November 1994. Show entitled “Inside Horizons” in Foundation Giacomo Costa.

Torino, March 1994. Show entitled “Inside Horizons” at Clic Gallerie.

Florence, September 1993. Participation in “Photosalone Torino”.

Florence, November 1992. Show entitled “Lost Horizons”.

Arezzo, May 1991. Show and lecture on the “Every Day Journey”.

Florence, December 1989. Show entitled “A Second Hand Life”.

Florence, June 1988. Show and lecture given at the University of Florence, in the Department of Liberal Arts.

Bielefeld, September 1987. Show entitled “Florence – Youth Culture and Contemporary Life” at University Department of Fine Arts.

Florence, July 1987. Show entitled: “Portraits of Men” at Galleria Lupupa.
Titolo: From South to North
The artist Sabine Korth breathes new live into the figurative and narrative form of the photomontage, an expressive technique that flourished in Germany during the fertile season of the avant-garde movements. In real life and in her pictures, she undertakes a journey from South to North. Places, faces, animals, objects, signs belonging to Egypt, Mexico, Venezuela, Cuba, the Ivory Coast, Ghana and Zimbabwe come together to form imaginative compositions that set before our eyes that South of the world of which we know little or nothing. In the second stage of her work, Sabine Korth mixes images of the world of the South with images of the North, those of our European cities, inventing new visual realities that allude to the true mingling of cultures that characterizes our dawning multiethnic society. An ideal journey which brings together different cultural forms and stimulates reflection on the subject, not through the classical documentary form but through a creative one which appeals directly to the sphere of the imagination.

Roberta Valtorta in the volume “From South to North – Sabine Korth“

The single works of the series “From South to North” are vintage silver gelatin prints, mounted and framed, size from 40×60 cm to 40x90cm.
Titolo: Traces&Fragments
Traces & Fragments


“In front, the camera takes a photograph, behind it cuts out a

silhouette of the photographers soul. In front it sees his object,

and behind it sees the reason, why this object should be fixed.

Shows things and the desire of it.” Wim Wenders

The single works of the series “Traces & Fragments” are vintage resincoated silver prints, mounted and framed, size from 30×40 cm to 40x70cm.
Titolo: From East to West
Photomontage,
today more than ever, is an expressive language that corresponds perfectly to the “Zeitgeist” of our times. Combining photographs allows me to interweave and concentrate the images.

References, allusions and analogies appear: a surreal atmosphere is created which leads the viewer to another reality – one which may be read only beyond the confines of the photo frame.

I feel a body of work is often strongest and most sincere when it challenges ist viewer and its creator equally to consider new perspectives and ideas.

Recently I use the possibilities of the digital darkroom: The computer’s ability to synthesise – its ability to take disparate materials and weave them into a single continuum. It lends itself easily to both surrealist and postmodern perspectives. While my working methods have been radically altered, my interest has remained the same. The content of my previous work has flowed naturally onto the screen and into the images before you.

The single works of the series “From East to West” are digital prints, mounted and framed, size from 40×40 cm to 40x70cm.
Titolo: Sotto Sopra
I MONTAGGI VINTAGE DI SABINE KORTH «DA SUD A NORD», FOTOGRAMMI RIEDUCATI PER UN MONDO SURREALE. DI ELSA DEZUANNI
Ci si spinge oltre confine con “Sotto Sopra”, la nuova mostra dello Spazio Antonino Paraggi di Treviso, dedicata a Sabine Korth (Monheim, 1958), pluripremiata fotoreporter tedesca, vincitrice nel ’95 a Prato del premio nazionale per donne «I luoghi della vita». I suoi fotomontaggi della serie «Da Sud a Nord» (1990-1996) al primo impatto sembrano immagini unitarie, pittoricamente giocate sul contrasto del bianco e nero. Sono invece dei collage di particolari tratti dalle inquadrature documentarie da lei scattate.
Immagini scattate in giro per il mondo. E la pellicola viene usata come un taccuino di viaggio.
Gli assemblaggi vengono poi rifotografati e nascono nuovi fotogrammi nei quali i rispettivi frammenti compositivi, pur mantenendo l’autenticità del reale perché non sono stati manipolati, generano un mondo surreale fantasiosamente e armoniosamente reinventato. Caratterizzati da un forte senso architettonico della spazialità, presentano dei primi piani di luoghi interni -siano ambienti abitativi privati o pubblici, o abitacoli di autobus, treni e automobili- dove si aprono finestre su vedute di largo respiro, come spiagge e paesaggi esotici e scorci urbani, animati dalla presenza umana o, con pari dignità, da quella animale. Le testimonianze segniche raccolte da realtà diverse si fondono qui in una soggettiva reinterpretazione della verità che rafforza la vena narrativa dell’insieme, cui concorre l’impaginazione concepita per tagli prospettici che alterano il rapporto tra le singole parti. Citiamo in particolare «Horses, Alexandria» e «Talk Aids today». Nel processo inverso -di quando l’occhio osserva dal fuori al dentro- di nuovo gli spazi si compongono, si dilatano, s’incastrano e si rifrangono in un’alternanza di soggetti dialoganti; e valga l’esempio di «Jane, Zimbabwe». Dalla serie di fotografie di questi ultimi due anni -da cui prende il titolo l’esposizione- che la Korth ha ritagliate, strappate e variamente combinate e anche alterate con interventi pittorici di decolorazione, viceversa, il dialogo tra le parti si frantuma ed emerge un’atmosfera interiore ripiegata in se stessa, che sembra imbastita di emozioni e di memorie. L’iperrealtà delle immagini sconfina in una dimensione completamente onirica, acquisendo valenze metaforiche; e non a caso ricorre l’elemento naturale dell’acqua, esplicito o richiamato dalla rappresentazione dei pesci nel loro significato di acquaticità. E in questo simbolo di rigenerazione sta forse oggi per l’artista la pulsione più testimoniabile.
«Sabine Korth. Da Sud a Nord». Treviso, Spazio Antonino Paraggi (Via Pescatori 23)

The single works of the series “Sotto Sopra” are vintage resincoated silver prints, mounted and framed, size from 20×30 cm to 40x70cm
Titolo: Under my Skin
“Under my Skin”

is made of two different series: “In your Shoes”, an encounter between my mother and me at the same age.

In “Nowhere Land” i invite my grandparents to travel some of the places I have seen in the last decades.



In spite of the warning voice that comes in the night
And repeats – how it yells in my ear:
Don’t you know, little fool, you never can win?
Why not use your mentality – step up, wake up to reality?
But each time I do just the thought of you
Makes me stop just before I begin
‘Cause I’ve got you under my skin.

Frank Sinatra
The single works of the series “Under my Skin” are digital prints, mounted and framed, size 40×60 cm.
Titolo: Look Both Ways
From South to North – Sabine Korth di Antonella Pelizzari

Sabine Korth moves around the world with a light camera and with a
map without borders. The camera is a Minox. The map is constructed
through her foreign sensibility. She is German, she lives in
Italy, and she has traveled to many “exotic” places: Zimbabwe,
Egypt, Ghana, Venezuela, Cuba, Turkey, Mexico, and, of course,
Europe.

The feeling of lightness and the exclusion of borders are
conducive to Sabine´s montages: pictures made of sketchy
impressions, contained inside a frame that is not a frame, just a pause between stories, which seem interconnected to one another.
When she is back home, she makes the montages. She looks at her
contacts like a child looks at her toys. She plays with them, she
dreams through them, she cuts and pastes her dreams.
Sabine needs to see distant lands because she needs to explore the
nature of her dreams. In some cases, these dreams reflect a
Northern European fascination with warm climates and luscious
nature. But the work is not about that. She does not appropriate
the foreign world with a voyeuristic, distant attraction. Her
attraction to these sites has something to do with herself.

She questions her own identity as she visits the natives who look like
her, smile like her, get undressed like her. She becomes part of
her world, feeling, for an instant, that hers is “a small world”.
But the work is not about that either. Sabine does not recognize a
universal pattern which helps her to decipher distant lands and
people. She feels different from this world, as she perceives the
differences inside it.
She sees English advertisements in Africa, tourist shoes dangling
on camels, tv screens above the desert landscape, Christian
iconography and African dances, military power and artificial
gardens, evolution and revolution.

She lets the foreign place visit her, and she brings the memory of the visit into her contemporary European awareness. She brings camels to Berlin, Turkish mosques into Germany, African masks in the subway, the Brandeburg´s gate by the Pyramids, the African kids by the Berlin wall. She dwells, with dreams and concerns, in the large world without borders, once captured with a small camera.

The single works of the series “Look Both Ways” are digital prints, mounted and framed, size from 40×40 cm to 50x50cm.

Il mio mondo, i miei luoghi

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