Under the tree of knowledge

Whether an artist should explain his own pictures remains controversial. Joseph Beuys satirized the ritual of explaining pictures in a spectacular fashion with his "Wie man dem toten Hasen die Bilder erklärt" ("How to explain pictures to a dead rabbit", 1965). My own experience shows that even the artist himself carries with him a much too restricted meaning of the pictures, because the medium of images contains an overabundance of meaning that goes beyond the intention of the author. "Meaning" is only formed through the horizon of one's own experiences of life and images. It is a joyful experience to be able to communicate about this with people from all over the world - particularly as the pictures themselves also have the topic of "the world" as their object.

To view all pictures of this gallery, please click [To the gallery] or here.