Amok is André Gelpke’s personal commentary on the absurdities of our lives. True to the artist’s motto, »Photography is a whore, never faithful, always feigning,« Gelpke uses the medium to formulate his subjective view of the world. Without being explanatory or anecdotal, he examines, with the help of the camera, the small, naturally occurring settings of everyday life. Along with Michael Schmidt and Heinrich Riebesehl, Gelpke is one of the most important writer-photographers in post-war Germany. Amok brings together for the first time images taken over a period of twelve years, from 2002 to 2014.
Co-published with cpress, Zurich