Rut Blees Luxemburg’s photographic work explores the public spaces of the city, where the ambitions and unexpected sensual elaborations of the ‘modern project’ are revealed.
In so doing she brings to light the overlooked, the dismissed and the unforeseen and creates uncanny and vertiginous compositions whose constituent parts suggest different ways of experiencing our shared common spaces. Commonsensual is the most authorative survey of the photographer’s work to date. Luxemburg’s projects include A Modern Project (used on the album cover Original Pirate Material by The Street) and the opera Liebeslied/My Suicides, based on the photographic series Liebeslied, as well as To Delphi, FAUST 2, Pied-à-Terre Lumière, Phantom, ffolly, and Piccadilly’s Peccadilloes. With texts by Régis Durand, former director of the Jeu de Paume and the Centre National de la Photographie in Paris, poet Douglas Park and philosopher Alexander García Düttmann, Commonsensual brings together the many aspects
of Rut Blees Luxemburg’s art.