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Hans Könings, aus: Die andere Geschichte, Linoprint (2011)
Hans Könings
Die andere Geschichte

March 31  - May 14, 2011
Book Review

Hans Köning takes everyday pictures out of the limitations of the autobiographical. He creates linocuts printed only in black-and-white from private and found photographs; the pre-photographic quality of these is an appropriation of the original snapshots.
The artist wants to understand what memory means, why certain images evoke something in us and produce that wonderful feeling of »let this moment last«. Or why other images – in a moment of recognition – bring back terrible memories Könings is a treasure hunter. He finds treasures for us in the depths of the past.

Hans Könings (*1950 The Hague) studied painting and printmaking at the academies of Breda and Maastricht in the Netherlands. He was professor at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in The Hague and guestlecturer in Düsseldorf and New Dehli. His works are a.o. in the collections of the Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven, the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam and the Gemeentemuseum in The Hague. He currently lives and works in Berlin.