Presentation of Thomas Nölle's artist book 'By the Way'

Es Baluard presents within PalmaPhoto Thomas Nölle’s artist book By the Way.

By the way is an essay on the momentary experience of the gaze in transit. Thomas Nölle’s book brings together an unprecedented selection of 21 photographs, whose common denominator is the relationship between the journey, the capture of the instant and the landscape.

The accelerated contemporary life is increasingly behind the windows: windows of cars, trains, planes, meters… The window becomes a viewfinder, which captures unique and unrepeatable moments. At the same time, windows are presented for our inner worlds. Nölle is resolutely detached from both documentary objectivity and realistic staging, abandoning the practice of simply reflecting the outside world.

In his text, specially conceived for this book, the specialist and image theorist, Norval Baitello (São Paulo), draws attention to the pictorial quality of those “capricious windows, which show hiding and hiding showing.” This action is framed in “Es Baluard Image Research”, program of training, research and dissemination of the semiotics of photography and image in contemporary society.

Thomas Nölle is an artist and photographer, with a workshop in Barcelona since 1988. His works have been exhibited in individual and collective exhibitions in Germany, Austria, Brazil, Colombia, Spain, Mexico and Portugal in museums and centers such as Kunstverein, Bonn; Kunstpalast Düsseldorf; Museo de Arte de Mülheim; Centro Nacional de las Artes, México D.F.; MUVIM Museo Valenciano (Valencia); Museu d´Art Contemporani d´Eivissa (Ibiza); Canariasmediafest – – XII Festival Internacional de Artes y Culturales Digitales; ZKM Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe; and Neue Galerie Graz, Graz (Austria).It’s necessary to highlight his solo exhibitions in theV Festival Internacional de la Imagen de Manizales, Colombia (2006); Centro Cultural de España en México D.F. (2007); MEIAC, Museo Extremeño e Iberoamericano de Arte Contemporáneo de Badajoz (2008); Factoría Santiago de Compostela (2010); Arte Periférica Galeria de Arte, Centro Cultural de Belém, Lisboa (2014). He published the photobook Musa in 2013.

This activity is part of the programme of:

12th June 2015 → 12th June 2015