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PHOTOGRAPHER MONOGRAPHS

PUBLISHER
Hatje Cantz

BOOK FORMAT
Paperback, 9.5 x 12 in. / 160 pgs / 90 color.

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Pub Date
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D.A.P. Exclusive
Catalog: FALL 2020 p. 196   

PRODUCT DETAILS
ISBN 9783775747745 FLAT40
List Price: $40.00 CDN $56.00

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HATJE CANTZ

Clemens Ascher: There Is No Release from the Brain Police

Edited by Nadine Barth.

A selection of Clemens Ascherís vividly colorful, surreal photography expressing contemporary alienation

This publication gathers works by Austrian photographer Clemens Ascher (born 1983), known for his conceptual staged photography and photorealistic collage works combining various styles and elements from art history.

In his highly constructed scenarios, reminiscent of theatrical stages or an exaggerated version of advertising aesthetics, what initially appears to be pleasingly surreal eye candy turns out to broach such disquieting themes as societal control through the production of desires and humanityís alienation from nature.

For more than seven years Ascher has continued to develop these themes, generating a world as constructed as the belief systems he satirizes. This book is the first collection of his work.


PRAISE AND REVIEWS

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Harriet Lloyd-Smith

By combining references to art history and fragments from our collective visual memory, Ascher constructs stage-like compositions to create a hyperbolic advertising aesthetic, satirising belief systems and consumer culture Ė a surreal take on hyperreality.

Clemens Ascher: There Is No Release from the Brain Police

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