"...The Facedes are silent' . . .

That's how it is. A picture that doesn't answer your look, want to remain unknown. Like this grey street in Paris with the wetness of the last downpour still Con the cobbles: a tired, dull mirror for the sky, which haslong since closed over.

The facades, impersonal and cold:

Enough of that, it's nothing to do with you. There's nothing behind things.

Why cant you just acept that? But the names! Rue Labat. Hotel Mayflower.

Via dell'Idroscalo. Bois de Vincennes, Campo dè Fiori. 

Namus you could sing, every one of them a song.

What attracts you, though, is not so much their melody as the stories associated with them. Places where something has reached its ending.

Here Giordano Bruno burned to death. Here Marguerite Gertrude Zelle,

Known as Mata Hari, looked into the barrels of rifles. 

Here Pier Paolo Pasolini was murdered. Here Ernst Toller hanged himself.

Here Sarah Kofman wrote the last chapter of her autobiography . . . 


verena kuni, historian art and curator, Die Fassaden Schweigen,

 by  Matter of Fact, 1995-1998 in  Klack KlackNational Academy of the Arts, Bergen; 

Salon Verlag, Köln, 2000 



doris frohnapfel, 1959, born  in  düsseldorf, live  and  work  in koeln, D. visual artist photograper and performer 

selected  solo  show : 

... 2013,  Nails and Dividers, M29 Richter . Brueckner, Koln . Licht und Schatten - Fotoarbeiten &, Galerie b_2, Leipzig, D . 2011, Paperwork &, Galerie b2, Leipzig - D . 2010, Return of Investment, 44th Art Cologne International - open space - Gallery M29 Richter & Brukner, Koln . 2009, Distance and closeness/Poland-Germany, Rheinisches Landesmuseum Bonn/Abtei Brauweiler, D; Krakov, PL . Bureao for Unistable Urbanism, Symposium at Atelier Nord/Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, N . Papier/Papier, Gallery M29 - Richter & Brückner Publications, Köln, D . The Dilemma of European Border Landscapes, lecture at Framing Time & Place, Repeats and Returns in Photography, University of Plymouth, UK . Athen 487, die Ausgeschlossenen, Krings-Ernst Gallery, Köln, D . 2008, Border Horizons, Goethe Institut, Helsinki, Finland . 2007, Border Horizonts ©, Ceysson / Krings-Ernst, Luxembourg . Border Horizonts ©, Deutsche Kulturtage Klaipeda, Goethe Institut / Kleipeda Art Exhibition, Hall, Lithuania . Border Horizonts ©, Goethe Institut Vilnius / Prospekto Gallery, Lithuania . 2006, Border Horizonts - Photographs from Europe, Krings-Ernst Galerie, Köln, D . Kanderscheinungen, Matthias Dell in Freitag 11, Die Ost-West Wochenzeitung, Sonderbeilage zur Leipziger Buchmesse 2006 . 2004, Cittadini e altri citizens, Change + Partner Contemporary Art, Roma . 2003, Krings-Ernst Galerie, Köln . 2002, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo . Fotogalleriet, Oslo . 2001, Krings-Ernst Galerie, Köln . 1998, Fotogalerie Brotfabrik, Berlino (con Tanya Ury) . Galerie Lüdke, Köln . Kunstverein Region Heinsberg/Kreismuseum Geilenkirchen . Matter of Fact, Change - Studio d’Arte Contemporanea, Roma . 1997, Matter of Fact, artothek, Köln . 1996, Institut für moderne Kunst in der SchmidtBank, Nürnberg; La grande route, Wohnung Stricker . 1994, Interieur, Fotogalerie Brotfabrik, Berlino . 1993, Interieur/ Exterieur, Simultanhalle, Köln . Attitudes Passionelles, Forum Bildender Künstler, Essen . 1992, Reisefotos, Kölner Bauideen . Die rote Perücke, KX-Kampnagel, Hamburg . 1991, Attitudes Passionelles, Rhenania, Köln . 1990, Die rote Perücke, Rhenania, Köln . . .

selected  group  show  by  '91 :

... 2012, L'etranger Le Corbusier - Sign Relations In Space & Terrestrial Communications, M29 Richter . Brueckner, Koln . Tag der Architekture NRW 2012 unse Anbau im Hof 1877/2011, M29 Richter . Bruecke, Koln 2011, Human Capital Market, Galerie b2, Leipzig, D  . Fukushima  - Open Doors with Compassion "imturn" - Lutherkirche Koeln, Koln - D  .  2009, Übersetzung ins Undeutliche/Translation to the Unclear, Kunstverein Koln, D . 2008, Guest Curator for Kjubh Kunstverein - I recognize you, 19. Internationale Photoszene, Koln, D . 2007, Diasporas and Troubles ©, Munich, D . Induzione critica 3, Change + Partner Contemporary Art, Rome, I . 2006/2007, Codice Progressivo/Progressive Codex, Change + Partner Contemporary Art, Roma . 2006, Guest Curator for Kjubh Kunstverein, Internationale Photoszene, Koln, D . Lebt und Arbeitet, Neuer Kunstverein Aschaffenburg, D . Open Office - Collected Concepts, M29 Richter • Brückner, Koln, D . 2005, Times Zones, Krings-Ernst Galerie, Koln, D . 2004, H.C.P. - Home Collection Privacy, Change + Partner, Roma, . 2003, VU, Kunstverein Haugesund, N . Kunstverein Stavanger, N . Stord Kunstlag, N . Kunstverein Aalesund, N . Kunstsenter Hordaland/Port Authorities, Bergen . Sunnfjord Kunstlag, N . 2001, P.G.S. Portable Group Show, Change - Studio d'arte Contemporanea, Roma . . .