Poster of the exhibition by B?la Kolá?ová and Lucie Stahl at Kölnischer Kunstverein, 2011.
Design: Manuel Raeder.

Kölnischer Kunstverein

Prague-based artist B?la Kolá?ová (1923–2010) began experimenting with photographic techniques in the early 1960s, creating photograms and X-ray photographs that continued the Bauhaus tradition of photography as an abstract medium. Thus, for a series of photograms she called vegetages, she produced miniature “artificial negatives” by pressing natural materials into soft paraffin and using them for the exposure of the photographic paper instantaneously as “negatives.”

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