Artwork by Wolfgang Laib. Contributions by Necmi Sonmez.
Published by Hatje Cantz Publishers
The silent photographs Wolfgang Laib takes on his travels are perhaps best understood as an attempt to grasp at a fleeting and intangible essence, at the ephemeral, which, according to Laib, is eternal. Many of these images belie a fascination with non-European notions of spirituality, with religions that are embedded in everyday life, with temples and monuments that exert a force in the present. Laib's almost meditative pictures capture the aura of everyday vistas, and often preempt ideas later manifested in his sculptures and installations.
STATUS: Out of print | 6/1/2005
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