Armin Linke, 2016, portfolio on blue Bukram canvas + 12 offset print photos, edition of 50 copies, numbered and signed.
The portfolio contain 12 photographs from the Media Linien archive, part of a larger project on the work of the architect Hans Hollein and originally commissioned by the MAK Museum in Vienna and Museum Abteiberg in Mönchengladbach. The archive focuses on the architectural complex projected by Hollein in Munich for the 1972 Olympic Games. Media Linien is part of a larger research based on “architecture, sports and society”.
Armin Linke born in 1966 and lives in Berlin. As a photographer and flmmaker he combines a range of contemporary image-processing technologies in order to blur the borders between fiction and reality. His artistic practice is concerned with the different possibilities of dealing with photographic archives and their respective manifestations, as well as with the interrelations and transformative powers of urban, architectural or spatial functions and the human interaction with these environments. Through work with his own archive, as well as with other historical archives, Linke challenges the conventions of photographic practice, with a strong emphasis on how photography is installed and displayed. When the artist takes a collective approach to producing and curating together with artists, designers, architects, historians and curators, the outcome is multifaceted. He was Research Affiliate at MIT Visual Arts Program Cambridge, guest professor at the IUAV Arts and Design University in Venice and professor in photography at the University for Arts and Design Karlsruhe (HfG).