Short biography

Maxie Fischer © Mathias Voelzke
Maxie Fischer © Mathias Voelzke

Maxie Fischer

Science/Topics focusing on the previously divided Germany

June, July, August 2020

Ministerium für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kultur des Landes Brandenburg

Maxie Fischer is a photographer and researcher. Since the beginning of 2019 she has been working on her doctorate with the working title Michael Schmidt: Grey Aesthetics. Photographic practice and artistic discourse. Her research focuses on the aesthetics of a grey photography in contrast to color and black-and-white photography. She is interested in exhibitions and publications as a form of visualization and investigation of the understanding of artistic photography. In recent years she has been involved in many exhibition projects. Most recently, she worked as a senior consultant for documenta 14, where she was responsible for the German press in Athens and Kassel. Subsequently, as deputy head of the communications department, she conceived and set up digital communication for the Martin-Gropius-Bau. She has also contributed to exhibitions such as documenta 13, Bergen Assembly and the Berlin Documentary Forum and worked for institutions such as the Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society.

In the framework of the fellowship she will work on a sub-project of her doctorate. The series Ein-heit occupies a key position in Michael Schmidt's oeuvre: in no other work has he so fundamentally questioned the function of photography as an image and the associated forms of historical construction.