Advantages of the Unintentional: Peter Piller (PRINCE STREET CAFE)

Join artist Peter Piller for a discussion of birdwatching, music, and the evolution of his work over the last twenty years.

Peter Piller is a contemporary German artist. In addition to his own drawings and photographs, his archive Peter Piller, whose pictures he puts together in thematic series, is characteristic of his artistic work. Peter Piller creates photo archives and sorts them according to design elements and content matches. His archive is based on a collection of about 6,000 newspaper photos. In 2002, he received 12,000 shots from an aerial photograph archive. They were produced by a company in the 1970s to be sold on the front door to the owners of the pictured homes. The collections are extended by historical postcards, newspaper pictures and internet finds. He also goes on hikes and takes notes. So he undertook extensive hikes in 2005 in the Ruhr area and Hamburg and photographically processed. From the archives emerged several thematic compilations. The picture series have short, concise titles such as "Sleeping Houses" or "Shooting Girls". The series were issued several times and then published in illustrated books. Peter Piller lives in Hamburg.

Event date: 

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - 7:00pm

Event address: 

52 Prince Street
New York, NY 10012 MANHATTAN , NY United States