06.06.-27.07.2024, Johannes Wohnseifer. Some Word Look Better Than Others, Galerie Elisabeth & Klaus Thoman, Vienna, AT

Wohnseifer’s Polaroid Paintings can be understood as an imprint but also a memento of the past, complemented by the medium of photography. They recall a moment when the disappearance from the market of media harbouring a wealth of cultural information and meanings prophesied the end of their very existence. More omnipresent than ever in the nuances of our everyday lives, the polaroid is resisting its industrial disappearance. To this day it preserves the momentary memories of entire generations, compressed into its coloured rectangular form.