What happens when photographers and artists incorporate hobbies into their work as a means of challenging established practices and hierarchies? How do hobbyists perceive their passions? Photographically, not least today in our era of digital communication? The Hobbyist is the first major exhibition to discover the relationship between artists and hobbies. From the hippy cultures and avant-garde tendencies of the 1960s through to the quirky obsessions of the 1980s. The book, which is in a magazine format, provides interviews with artists, short anecdotal texts, and in-depth essays. The Hobbyist is published in conjunction with the exhibition of the same name at the Fotomuseum Winterthur (9 September 2017 - 28 January 2018). The exhibition The Hobbyist is curated by Pierre Hourquet, Anna Planas, and Thomas Seelig with artworks by Chris Burden, Jeremy Deller and Alan Kane, Stephanie Kiwitt, Mike Mandel, NEOZOON, Lotte Reimann, Bill Owens, and others. Text: Thilo König, Evgeny Morozov, NEOZOON, Therese Steffen.
102 pages, 28 x 21cm, softcover, Spector Books (Leipzig)