Oct 14, 2022–Mar 31, 2023

Picture Window Frame

Stefano Graziani OFFICE, Kersten Geers David Van Severen
Winterbruckenweg 64, 86316 Friedberg Map
Mon-Fri 8 am-5 pm Sat 9 am-1 pm

In the new works, Stefano Graziani shows Finstral's production facilities at the headquarters in South Tyrol and in Valsugana, as well as a partner studio in Sicily. His photographs can only be reluctantly classified in the tradition of industrial photography. In some places his pictures seem to be detached from the product in order to give a view of the aesthetics of manufacturing up to the collecting desire of the company founder and art lover Hans Oberrauch.

Graziani's paintings are arranged on a series of freestanding structures conceived by the architectural firm OFFICE Kersten Geers David Van Severen as a display design for this exhibition. The raw aluminum profiles of these supports echo the aesthetics of window frames.

Graziani's photographs of the production sites are characterized by a cool, analytical view of the objects. They emphasize the attention to detail, laboratory character, and craftsmanship that make up the manufacturing process. Graziani first approaches the product and then moves away again: the object forms appear as if abstracted through the composition of the image, allowing for another level of observation. The use of existing light enables Graziani to look at things again and again: Almost all moments of contemplation are thereby equally decisive - according to Graziani.