rudolf schwarzkogle


Rudolf Schwarzkogler, 1st action “Hochzeit” (Wedding), (1965)

 Schwarzkogler usually orchestrated his “actions” specifically for the camera. In contrast, Wedding took place before invited guests and was conceived as an “action painting”. As in all of his imagery, the complex and ambiguous language appearing in Schwarzkogler’s highly aestheticized photographs communicates an uneasy disjunction of cold formalism with physical and emotional distress.