Aglaia Konrad: elasticity

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NAi Uitgevers / Publishers Stichting, 2002 - Art - 247 pages
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After photographing metropolises such as Tokyo, Sao Paolo, Cairo, Paris and Mexico City, Aglaia Konrad manipulates these images by mirroring, enlarging, collaging and copying them. In her two- and three-dimensional installations she not only plays with the phenomena and the representation of the city but also toys with questions concerning ambiguity, identity, and perception. An ambitious and substantial tome, Elasticityoffers insight into the characteristics and images of the metropolis. In Konrad's highly individual image manipulations, a fascinating topography of urban fabrics, facades, infrastructure, architectural forms, and surfaces is revealed. This 248-page visual essay presents her personal photographic archive "installed" in book form in a unique sequence and rhythm. Elasticityalso offers a reflection on Konrad's work through essays by critic and curator Daniel Kurjakovic, artist Eran Schaerf,and Antonio Guzman, director of art space L'Aquarium in Valenciennes. Published in conjunction with L'Aquarium, Valcenciennes and Argos, Brussels.

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About the author (2002)

Aglaia Konrad was born in Austria in 1960. Her work is the subject of increasing interest, and has been featured in solo and group exhibitions in the Netherlands and abroad, including at such venues as the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Documenta 10, and the 2000 Shanghai Biennale.