Judith Siegmund :: Visual Art, Conceptual Art, Philosophy


(Photographic Series) 1999/2000

Oneliner – is what one calls the type of cartoon in the English-speaking world, whose punch line is immediately disclosed through the combined interaction of a single-sentence caption under an image. Oneliner – is also the name that the conceptual artist Judith Siegmund, who has been living in Berlin since 1993, gives to her photographs.... The 33-year-old consciously has her large-scale images rely on the aesthetics of advertising. However, in place of suggestion, subversion enters into her work. The artist herself poses like a photo model, more or less in noble threads – One caption, ’struggle for difference,‘ exposes the image as recompense for the dictates of exclusivity proclaimed in advertising. Siegmund thwarts text and photography in her works on multi-layered levels. In her work, the arty, wannabee lifestyle look on the surface encounters the confusing ambiguity of the language.

Die Welt, April 1999

The Measures of the Images are 80 x 100 and 100 x 130 cm.