Claussen-Finks' Solo Exhibition of photographs "Orte ohne Zeit" (Places without Time) at Galerie Cuenca in Ulm Germany in 1978 marks an important moment in the history of the Ulm art scene as it was the very first exhibition of photographs in the city of Ulm, organized by gallerist Carlos Cuenca-Ramirez. Claussen-Finks idea was that his blurred images in black and white, taken with a Pentax 6x7, ask the viewers mind to uncover the world behind the image. The exhibition showed silver prints on paper and framed photo canvas. In the 1980s and 1990s, Jochen Claussen-Finks traveled extensively to Hydra, Greece, and India, where he continued to photograph and make film recordings. He takes on the philosophy of the "Places without Time" series in his most recent work of pigment prints on canvas "Distant Views", started in 2014. Through a special technique, he again creates blurred images of which the motives date back to his journeys to Hydra and India. "Distant Views" images submit a feeling of their subjects without giving details, following the tradition of Pictorialism, like he did with his earlier work "Places without Time" from 1978. Claussen-Finks believes that in a time of image consumption, pictures have to be re-individualized through the viewers mind and the collaboration of his imagination.
Claussen-Finks' works and photographs can be found in private collections in Germany.
Editor and Book Coordinator
Grand Artist Book with selected signed calligraphy transparencies.
MARK / MOTION / IMPRINT
WHITE BOX GALLERY, NEW YORK, 2010
40 pages, 420 x 300 mm, Limited Edition: 100 Copies
In 2008, Anne Spiller assisted expert Pia Copper in the Chinese Contemporary Art Department of the French auction house Artcurial. This experience led to an invitation by Johnson Chang Tsong-zung - Hong Kong curator, director of Hanart gallery and co-founder of the Asia Art Archive - to be part of the Organizing Board of the third Guangzhou Triennial "From Farewell to Post-Colonialism" at the Guangdong Museum of Art. The Triennial was curated by Gao Shiming, Sarat Maharaj and Johnson Chang. With research curators: Dorothee Albrecht, Sopawan Boonimitra, Stina Edblom, Tamar Guimaraes, Guo Xiayan, Steve Lam and Khaled D. Ramadan.
"The Probe II" Installlation by John Kelly
Panorama view of Guangzhou
Canadian artist Lyn Carter and Anne Spiller during the installation process
INVENTED IN CHINA
ART AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN CONTEMPORARY CHINA
92 pages, IESA Paris 2009
Diploma Thesis under the supervision of China expert Emmanuel Lincot.
ART A CONCEPT FOR BUSINESS
116 pages, Paris West University / INHA 2011
Master Thesis in International Art History under the supervision of Thierry Dufrêne, former vice-president of the Institut National d'Histoire de l'Art (INHA) in Paris, curator and professor at the Paris West University.
This research conducted over two years looks at a selection of high profile entrepreneurs worldwide - historic and contemporary - that take collecting art a step further into a vision of inspiration for their corporate environment. The first version's title "Corporate Art - The Collector as a Creator" states clearly the active role of the collector in using art to create an environment with a particular inspiring, educational or emotion impact. The consciousness of interactive inspiration is omnipresent.