Fotograf Magazine

Katja Novitskova

From Cuteness to the General Idea  of an Image as an Impactful Pattern

Five years ago, Sussane Pfeffer took the post of director of the historically oldest European public museum, Fridericianum in Kassel – founded in the spirit of the enlightenment in the year 1779 and well-known for the exhibitions of contemporary art, Dokumenta – and based her radical programme on the theory of post-humanism. The following exhibition trilogy, starting with her inaugural project, Speculations on Anonymous Materials (2013), developed in nature after nature (2014) and seemingly closed in Inhuman (2015), challenged the surviving modernist idea of humankind as the centre of conscious reflection, putting an emphasis on object relations and on the increasing dependence of people on their own products.

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