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Photography & Time

Ed Ruscha on his Jump into Painting

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40 years have passed since Ed Ruscha decided to switch from his conceptual photography to painting. In our interview, he justifies this step with his notice that photographs always reflects only the time in which they were produced. Thus photography is always historical for him while painting stands for itself.
 
Nevertheless, Ruscha understands photography as a "vocabulary of seeing" with which he was able to make the jump into painting. And so the former photo projects are still so present to him that he leads us viewers very lively back to the time of their genesis.
 
He closes the interview with a review of the photo book "Nine Swimming Pools and a Broken Glass" which was his first color project.