Noted Swiss author, (and esteemed rolleur, flaneur) Christoph Keller found a corner of 22nd Street that became the basis for the series "LASCAUX ON 22ND STREET." "I, like the speleologist, Jean-Marie
Chauvet, found a cave… All of a sudden it was there, stripped of its darkness. For a moment, light met the dark between night and ignorance. Again and again I went back to the cave, snatching painting after painting from the darkness…"
"You don't have to be a writer to appreciate that taking pictures is writing (graphein) in light (photos)."
Christoph Keller, Swiss-born New York-based novelist, playwright and essayist, is the author of seven novels (three of them co-written with Heinrich Kuhn as Keller+Kuhn), five plays and numerous essays in German. In the U.S., his work has appeared in The Paris Review, Two Lines, The Means, Failbetter, WordsWithoutBorders, Gobshite Quarterly, Absinthe and Bomb. His bestselling autobio¬graphical novel The Best Dancer (S.Fischer, Frankfurt 2003) was awarded the 2004 Schiller-Prize and the 2006 Puchheimer Leserpreis and will be published in English in the U.S. in Fall 2008. „Lascaux on 22nd Street,“ shown at Art 101, is his second photography exhibition.
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