Annette Kelm's serial portrait
The fact that behind every picture there is always another picture lying in waiting is demonstrated also in connection with other motifs – for example when Annette Kelm decides to put the portrait of a person into a series, each image having minimal shifts in gesture or facial expression. “J´aime Paris”, 2013. By means of this strategy she uncovers the logical processes behind looking at the picture – the comparative searching for the fine differences and for the “right” image in the serial context – thus destroying the expectations that follow a traditional concept of the portrait as genre.
Maren Lübbke-Tidow, 4.3.2014, press release Johann König, Berlin, 2014