Published by Mousse Publishing. Edited with text by Dehlia Hannah. Text by Francesca Benini, Amanda Boetzkes, Anna Katherine Brodbeck, Scott MacKenzie, Anna Westerstahl Stenport, Shane McCorristine, Nadim Samman, Katrin Weilenmann. Conversation with Dehlia Hannah, Konrad Steffen. Afterword by Julian Charrière, Dehlia Hannah.
French-Swiss artist and explorer Julian Charrière (born 1987) has long explored issues related to transformations in nature and the role humans play in such processes. In the cinematic work Towards No Earthly Pole, Charrière combines various ice landscapes into a sensual, poetic universe. The work relates to the current climate crisis through his engagement with the topography of glacial landscapes and the figure of the artist as investigator and explorer. To realize the film, the artist traveled with his team to some of the most inhospitable areas on earth.
In his photographs, videos and objects, Charrière upends the images and concepts we have of these regions, appealing to our capacity to marvel at the world.
Published by Hatje Cantz. Edited by Nadim Samman. Text by David Breskin, Ele Carpenter, Carson Chan, Eric Ellingsen, Peter Galison, Dehlia Hannah, Richard Rhodes, Nadim Samman, Charles Stankievech.
French-Swiss artist Julian Charrière’s (born 1987) work in Second Suns investigates the postnuclear landscapes and architecture of the Bikini Atoll and Semipalatinsk, Kazakhstan—respectively American and Soviet nuclear testing sites. This investigation comprises photographs, sculpture and video works, as well as expedition documentation.