what happens at KYNIMALISM
11. August 2022
The fact that there is now greater attention to gender diversity also causes irritation: Are these not problems of a – really small – minority? How a society deals with minorities is perhaps above all a measure of the validity of democratic values. The “fluid” project explores the question of what happens when you mix...
19. June 2022
Originally, the offcolor project was intended as content for an article in the German DOCMA magazine that explored the possibilities of NFT technology for photographers. Then Ralf Mohr, a Hanoverian photographer and an old friend of mine called me and wanted to know if I had an idea for two dozen portrait motifs. He had...
31. May 2022
Question: An image with bare shoulders, shot frontally with a neutral facial expression and shown against a uniform skin-colored background. Is such an idea protectable?Arne Trautmann: Cases like this one tempt us to give simple answers, such as “Ideas are not protectable after all”. Or, conversely, “You can’t just attach yourself to what someone else...
25. May 2022
Shortend version: Ms. Dass accuses us first of plagiarism and second of structural colonialism, which implies a form of cultural appropriation. She demanded that we stop the the offcolor projekt. My name is Angelica Dass and I’m a Brazilian photographer based in Spain. You can find more information about me and my work on my...
1. May 2022
The offcolor exhibition opening as part of the Perspektiva-Oederan (Saxony) is getting closer. On May 8, 2022 it starts at 14:00 in the town center. “How does it affect us when we look at people reduced to their skin color?” Christoph Künne and Ralf Mohr invite with 25 works of the “offcolor” series to subject...
4. April 2022
The offcolor project shows portraits of people. They are reduced as far as possible to their naturalness and depicted against the background of their own skin color. The title of each picture is the skin color value in hexadecimal notation. While the current discussion about the relevance of skin color ideologically aims at drawing a...
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