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MONOGRAPHS & CATALOGSVille Lenkkeri: Reality in the Making
Hardcover, 11.75 x 9 in. / 144 pgs / 74 color. | 1/1/2007 | Not available
Published by Hatje Cantz.
Text by Robert Enoch.
Early in his career, Ville Lenkkeri studied film, and film remains a strong influence. In one series titled Movies, the young Helsinki School photographer (born in 1972) investigated the relationship between cinema and photography; his latest, The World As We Know It, employs a cinematic strategy. Here, he photographs paintings and scenes-within-a-scene, from murals in waiting rooms to three-dimensional dioramas in natural science museums, trompe-l'oeil art in settings he describes as "public places to which people do not have intimate relationships, but still a relationship…often the people in pictures have worked in these places for a long time." The presence of such a figure, a museum guard or a visitor, heightens the ambivalence the artist is looking for, keeping readers in the disturbing, unfocused zone between reality and fiction.
Hardcover, 11.75 x 9 in. / 144 pgs / 74 color.
Pub Date 1/1/2007
Out of print
Catalog: SPRING 2007 p. 122
ISBN 9783775718806 TRADE
List Price: $40.00 CDN $50.00