Thomas Min – The Perfect Document

Thomas Min – The Perfect Document

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€24.99
The protagonist of this book is the object. It is directed - shown, staged, and transformed - by the medium of photography. The starting point was the question how objects end up with and are experienced by viewers, potential buyers or passers-by through photographic reproductions. How do they look at banal objects in a prospectus, or at objects of art in an auction catalogue? What could the nature of the relation be between a sculptor and the photographer who captures his sculptures and thus (partially?) determines the angle from which viewers will be confronted with his work? In what sense does the phenomenon of the ‘catalogue’ function as a space for the representation of objects? These are some approaches for a study of the fascination for representation, that result in a combination of two-dimensional images and spatial interventions in which images tend to become freestanding sculptures.
16 x 22 cm, 130 p, ills colour & bw, paperback, English