Fiona Tan: GAAF. Museum Ludwig, Cologne

Posted 30 April 2019

4 May - 11 August 2019

Fiona Tan: GAAF takes as its starting point the Agfacolor advertisement archive: several thousand 6 x 6 colour negatives and photographs which were taken between 1952 and 1968. The Dutch word gaaf - an anagram of the letters in Agfa - means "neat" or "perfect." Juxtaposing fantasy with reality, professional with vernacular, colour with black and white, Tan confronts this advertising archive with documentary photographs from the same era from the Museum Ludwig collection and with a selection of her own works dealing with portraiture.

Photo: Rheinisches Bildarchiv Köln, Cologne / Nina Siefke

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Fiona Tan: GAAF. Museum Ludwig, Cologne