»I just noticed […]: that, first and foremost, the heavens were an inquiry into man. Indeed, man is an inwards universe.« Novelist Arnold Stadler on ‚A Handful of Dust‘
Knowledge of the universe is growing, but human existence is increasingly being called into question. This paradox is the leitmotiv of A Handful of Dust, a photographic and literary journey of discovery by Florian Schwarz. Over a period of four years, he traveled to observatories in the most remote places in the world. The artist insightfully links the distant view into the expanse of space with close-up views of the people and their lifeworlds in the surroundings of these institutes. He covers a spectrum from the dusty ends of this world to the center of the universe, where our center is also situated—since we, as the most recent research has shown, consist of up to 97% stardust.
Published by KERBER / August 2019 / 24 cm x 32 cm / Silkscreened Hardcover / 232 pages (605 images, color & b/w) / Design by Hans Gremmen, Amsterdam / Texts by Boris von Brauchitsch, Dr. Martin Dominik, Florian Schwarz, Arnold Stadler, Helena Vayhinger / ISBN: 978-3-7356-0591-7
Ausstellung der nominierten Künstler im Morat-Institut für Kunst und Kunstwissenschaft, Freiburg.
Vernissage am Sonntag, den 18.11.2018 um 11 Uhr, Ausstellungsdauer: 18.11.2018 – 13.1.2019.
Nominiert ist die fünfteilige Arbeit family portrait (2016, 360 cm x 60 cm gesamt, Archival pigment-prints).
ORF Vorarlberg presents 14 artists in the exhibition ‚BERGE: was sonst…‘ (MOUNTAINS: what else…) in cooperation with Galerie Vayhinger (D). Florian Schwarz will show his work-series IN TRANSIT (below: Geisterhaus, 2012). Download invitation-card (PDF) here. Opening: Saturday, October 6th, 17:00 – 21:00 // on view until February 24th, 2019 @ ORF-Landesfunkhaus Vorarlberg, Rundfunkplatz 1, Dornbirn.