Natascha Stellmach, A–Z (II), 2009, archival ink on photo rag, 30 x 38 cm

A–Z (II), 2009, archival ink on photo rag, 30 x 38 cm

BOOK LAUNCH & SIGNING – It is Black in Here |

Friday May 7, 17:00, 2010 | VIENNAFAIR: Wagner + Partner, Booth A 2005

Supported by the Victorian Government through Arts Victoria

It is Black in Here publicationNatascha Stellmach: It is Black in Here
24 x 16.5 cm, hardcover, 64 pages
Texts by Amy Barrett-Lennard & Celina Lunsford
in English & German (accompanying flyer)
Edition: 500, ISBN: 13: 978-3-932193-04-0
Published by: cyanpress Berlin, 2010

“The vulnerability of truth, the darkness of the human condition and our fleeting insignificance in the grand scheme of things are recurring concerns for this artist and clearly illustrated in this extraordinary publication. We see a photograph of a roadside memorial, a family portrait, a macabre childhood toy, the ashes of Kurt Cobain rolled into a spliff. We read the accompanying text and feel as though we have become privy to a most intimate, sacred moment.” Amy Barrett-Lennard, Director, Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, Australia

It is Black in Here catalogues Natascha Stellmach’s provocative storytelling oeuvre, bringing together selected photography, film and installation works from the last decade of her practice. As a work in itself, It is Black in Here conjures up the abyss, confronting us with uncertainty and, possibly more fittingly, the sensation of waking from a dream.” Celina Lunsford, Director, Fotografie Forum Frankfurt