Guest Room is a monthly online exhibition with open submissions curated in real-time by personalities from the international photography scene.
Curator - February 2015
Katrin Weber is the director of Galerie f5,6 in Munich. The gallery specializes in the exhibition and sale of modern and contemporary photography and represents emerging as well as internationally established artists. Katrin Weber‘s educational background consists of Art History studies in Munich, Germany and Paris, France as well as training in the field of print making. She joined Galerie f5,6 in 2008 and holds the position of the director since the end of 2012. Galerie f5,6 is presenting the project, and therefore all of the photographers chosen for »Guest-Room: Katrin Weber«, in a gallery exhibition in Munich in March and April. In the context of the exhibition at Galerie f5,6, DER GREIF publishes »Guest-Room: Katrin Weber« in printed form.
Selection by Katrin Weber
Which pictures matter? In a way, they all do. But not only is selection an integral part of the curating process, it is something that indeed happens naturally. Combinations that in my view were just meant to be, may be forever puzzling to others. I left a lot of favourite photographs behind in the digital pool I was allowed to pick from, while others obviously were given significance. My decisions, based on a whim or on stories I told myself, are personal, and I want to thank the photographers who allowed me to express them by re-combining their work. While I was having fun selecting, they were already preparing to let go their idea of context.