VIJA CELMINS - A WORK OF IMAGINATION
isbn 9783957632630 REVOLVER PUBLISHING
Idea Code 16020 out of print $64.50
Vija Celmins has been known since the 1970s for memorable subjects – seas, deserts, nocturnal skies, spider webs – she renders in a variety of media. Celmins’s retrospective at the Secession is her first solo exhibition in Austria, for which she has selected over seventy works of graphic art from five decades. She uses images from photographs and found printed matter, stripping the sources of their original contexts and reassembling them in a new medium. The repetitive interpretation of a small number of motifs shifts attention from the image to the material for a probing examination of its specific qualities and effects.
208 p, ills colour & bw, 23 x 32 cm, hb, English