Hans-Peter Feldmann exhibits his everyday collections at the Serpentine Gallery

Catherine Roberts | 10 April 2012
© Hans-Peter Feldmann
Exhibition: Hans-Peter Feldmann, Serpentine Gallery, London, until June 5 2012

Hans-Peter Feldmann is an avid collector of everyday things, calling attention to the cultural material that surrounds us in everyday life.

In this new exhibition at the Serpentine, Feldmann takes familiar objects and arranges them meticulously, creating installations that contain everything from bowler hats to dollar bills and women’s handbags.

The handbags are displayed with their entire contents revealed, filling traditional vitrines with mobile phones, address books and mirrors, capturing entire fashions in cabinets.

As well as these newer works, Feldmann presents other seminal works from throughout his career, starting from his influential early photographic series.

Born in 1941, Hans-Peter Feldmann quickly became a key figure in the Düsseldorf art scene.

His earliest works were a series of booklets full of photographs of everyday subjects and situations ranging from the sky to women’s knees to sweeping mountain views.

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