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Der Greif 13 — Surplus Management (In and Out of Order) — Penelope Umbrico

As guest editor of Der Greif 13, Penelope Umbrico launched an open call for images of surplus.


Penelope Umbrico requested images that could be combined with others, she strung them together to create a new space within these pages. Here multiple individual images have become one collective space: global points of local views are localized into a singular global view. Umbrico sequences these images to create an underlying narrative around order and disorder that registers our human relationship to the objects we make.

Featuring the work of forthy-five photographers and artists, each image is numbered in order of appearance in the sequence, but the pages are intentionally unbound, allowing them to easily become out of order upon viewing.

Der Greif 13 is printed on surplus paper found at the printer.

Penelope Umbrico

Penelope Umbrico is an American artist known for her practice based on appropriated, web images and re-contextualizations to delve deep into the understanding of how the internet and social media have affected photography.

Der Greif

Der Greif is an organization that reflects on and questions the role of images: how we construct and perceive our environment and our respective responsibilities within it.

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