Götz Diergarten


Publication 2010

Edited by Carsten Ahrens for Weserburg, Museum für moderne Kunst, Bremen and Petra Helck, Kicken Berlin
Published by Hatje Cantz Verlag, Ostfildern 2010
Essays by Carsten Ahrens, Matthias Harder, and Petra Helck, and a conversation between Götz Diergarten, Rudolf Kicken, and Sven Beckstette
160 pages with 98 illustrations
ISBN 978-3-7757-2563-7


In his series featuring German façades, French beach huts, and British seaside resorts, Götz Diergarten (born 1972 in Mannheim) examines the outward appearance of different types of everyday buildings. Following in the footsteps of the Becher School, Diergarten’s works are conceptually rigorous, with a documentary-style straightforwardness. Diergarten’s originality, however, lies in the fact that he adds color as dimension to this austere concept. In his METROpolis series, also presented in this book, he transforms the materials and patterns of passageways, tunnels, and railway platforms into abstract color spaces and fields. As in earlier series by Diergarten, the influences of American color photography by artists such as William Eggleston or Stephen Shore are obvious.
Published in conjunction with the exhibition Götz Diergarten. Photographs at Weserburg, Museum für moderne Kunst, Bremen, 2010.