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... to other photographs depicting centenarians -apparentlyingreat demand these days -Stengel'sd on ot show onlyt heir faces,b ut try to capture their subjects' personality.⁴ This leads both to happy images -showing,f or example,acentenarian surrounded by his large familya th is hundredth birthday party ( fig.2)-and ones in which acertain sadness resonates,asinthe imageof a98-year-old woman standing in front of asewingtable ( fig.3). ...
... the photobook accompanying In der Zwischenzeit,Krautwald includes images in which she poses with her children, representing herself as am other.I n her other works,h owever,weo nlys ee the artist herself.S ometimess he stages herself recreatingt he settingsa nd poses of well-known self-portraits by artists like Frida Kahlo, facing the cameraand the viewer directly. In others, she covers her face, either with abouquet of flowers,anironingboard, amirror,oranolder photograph of herself.S ome photographs show Krautwald'sn ude body, both younger ( fig.1 1) and older ( fig.1 2).B yi ncludingp ortraits in which her naked bodyi st he main focus, and which enable ad irect juxtaposition between her young and old body, Krautwald makes as ubtle statement about the ageing fe- Figure 9: Heidi Krautwald, In der Zwischenzeit,2 0x30 cm,1 989 ©H eidi Krautwald male bodyand its sexuality -atopic which is still to some degree invisibleinour society.AsKathleen Woodwardwrites, "the bodyhas been the locusofattention for manyy ears, but the older female bodyh as been significant onlyi nt erms of its absence" (2006,162). In Krautwald'swork, the ageing bodyispresent,visible despite the youthfulness of her later self-portraits. ...