Petrit Halilaj – Exhibitions Catalogue. Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König

Posted in art, exhibition catalogue on August 3rd, 2015
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Catalogue of Petrit Halilaj’s solo exhibitions at Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn 2015, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Köln 2015 and Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen, Sankt Gallen 2012.

With contributions from Giovanni Carmine, Elena Filipovic, Rein Wolfs and Moritz Wesseler

Published by Verlag der Buchhandlung Walter König, Köln 2015. Designed by Dan Solbach.
ISBN: 9783863357344

€29.80

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Cyprien Gaillard. Geographical Analogies.

Posted in art, Motto Berlin store, Motto Zürich store, photography on August 11th, 2010
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Cyprien Gaillard. Geographical Analogies, Edited by Florence Derieux, Susanne Gaensheimer, Adam Szymczyk, Rein Wolfs.
Published by JRP. Limited edition.
English. 224 pages.

This artist’s book is based on Cyprien Gaillard’s “Geographical Analogies,” a collection of 900 Polaroids, carefully and rigorously arranged in a total of 100 showcases, telling many stories about landscapes, monuments, modernist buildings, and architectonic utopias, and just as many stories about decay, destruction, and devastation.

As Rein Wolfs puts it in the introduction of this publication “Gaillard’s epic work, outmodedly analog … reflects a computation of time that seems to have disappeared …. In the disintegrating medium of Polaroid photography the aspect of disappearance inherent to time is documented and allegedly temporarily halted—until in foreseeable time these originals too will have disappeared beyond recall … Decay, disappearance, remembrance and decline are omnipresent motifs in this work … Numerous devastated concrete landscapes, unfinished holiday developments, monuments, ruins, modernist high-rise estates, cemeteries, landscapes and—as a counterpoint—golf courses stand for an equal number of failed ambitions, or decaying cultural testimonies to their time … But the ‘Geographical Analogies’ can be conserved for perpetuity in the format of this book which, like an atlas arranging things at a different level, represents a further stage of scientific classification: a global atlas full of ruins of the Gaillard trademark. A world atlas against disappearance.”

D 60€

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