100 Years

 

0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5... and so on up to one hundred. In 2000, Hans-Peter Feldmann created a large photographic frieze about the human life span. From among his family and friends, he found and photographed people of different ages, from 8 months to 100 years. In highly contrasting full-length or three-quarter black-and-white portraits, he presented them in their everyday context. Hung side by side, the result is an installation that reminds us both of our fragility and our strength as a group. Feldmann’s 101 portraits in days of confinement.

Hans-Peter Feldmann "100 Jahre", 2001
Hans-Peter Feldmann "100 Jahre", 2001
Hans-Peter Feldmann "100 Jahre" (detail), 2001
Hans-Peter Feldmann "100 Jahre", 2001
Hans-Peter Feldmann "100 Jahre", 2001
Hans-Peter Feldmann "100 Jahre", 2001
Hans-Peter Feldmann "100 Jahre", 2001
I don’t think about art when I’m working. I try to think about life
Jean-Michel Basquiat