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Aernout Mik

Aernout Mik

Published to accompany the artists first U.S. retrospective, this volume is a vivid exploration of Miks work and process. Laurence Kardish, MoMAs Senior Curator in the Department of Film, situates Mik within the history of documentary and nonnarrative cinema, while Michael Taussig, Professor of Anthropology at Columbia University, investigates the ways in which the artists work changes the way we see reality while simultaneously reinforcing the norms of visual culture. Abundantly illustrated with stills and the artists own drawings, the book also features detailed descriptions of the installations, an exhibition history and a bibliography, making it the most comprehensive volume on the artist available in English. Less

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ISBN : 9780870707421
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96 pages
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Dutch artist Aernout Miks moving-image installations meld filmmaking, sculpture and architecture into experiences that are at once compelling and unsettling, irrational yet plausible. The artist designs and constructs architectural spaces that holdMoreDutch artist Aernout Miks moving-image installations meld filmmaking, sculpture and architecture into experiences that are at once compelling and unsettling, irrational yet plausible. The artist designs and constructs architectural spaces that hold his moving images, making the viewers physical relationship to the piece a critical component of the overall experience. By interrogating the most basic ideas of narrative and reality and rejecting classical cinematic ideals, Mik creates works that are rich in allusion but subversive of codes. Published to accompany the artists first U.S. retrospective, this volume is a vivid exploration of Miks work and process. Laurence Kardish, MoMAs Senior Curator in the Department of Film, situates Mik within the history of documentary and nonnarrative cinema, while Michael Taussig, Professor of Anthropology at Columbia University, investigates the ways in which the artists work changes the way we see reality while simultaneously reinforcing the norms of visual culture. Abundantly illustrated with stills and the artists own drawings, the book also features detailed descriptions of the installations, an exhibition history and a bibliography, making it the most comprehensive volume on the artist available in English.