Frank Mädler. KopalJane Corkin Gallery, Toronto
Frank Mädler (Ed.)
Fotohof Edition, 2013
Kopal comprises 1,224 Polaroids taken by Frank Mädler. Over a period of many years, he has photographed his surroundings, his neighborhood, and his milieu – until 2012 when his stocks of Polaroid film ran out. In a departure from his large-format photographs, the artist’s mindset for Kopal focused on small images, cataloged in different ways in the index: both chronologically, i.e. just as they appear in the book, and alphabetically, but also according to his own whimsical categories. So despite the multitude of photographs, tracking down certain images is simplicity enough, all of which makes for an interesting, self-charted voyage of discovery through the book, through time and through Frank Mädler’s environment. Frank Mädler is represented by the Jane Corkin Gallery Toronto. Text by Insa Wilke. German text about the book by Dr. Christina Natlacen. Concept and Book design for photographer Frank Mädlers Polaroid collection from 1996 to 2012.