Julian Charrìere

Second Suns

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Julian Charrìere
Second Suns

Ed. Nadim Samman, graphic design by Bijan Dawallu, text(s) by David Breskin, Ele Carpenter, Carson Chan, Eric Ellingsen, Peter Galison, Dehlia Hannah, Richard Rhodes, Nadim Samman, Charles Stankievech


2018. 288 pp., 152 ills.

2 softcover, each 144 pages and 76 illustrations, in a slipcase

24.00 x 32.00 cm

ISBN 978-3-7757-4477-5

Radiating images: Julian Charrière’s artistic engangement with post-nuclear landscapes

Julian Charrière’s (*1987) work bridges the realms of environmental science and cultural history. Marshalling performance, sculpture and photography, his projects often stem from fieldwork in remote locations with acute geophysical identities. His latest work Second Suns investigates the post-nuclear landscapes and architecture of the Bikini Atoll (Marshall Islands) and Semipalatinsk (Kazakhstan). Visual content comprises four major photo series, sculptural and video works, and expedition documentation, featuring compelling images of ruined concrete bunkers, sunken battleships, apocalyptic sunsets and decaying infrastructure while contributions by leading thinkers provide historic, geographic and intellectual context. Second Suns offers readers access to notorious geographical zones shrouded in fantasy and tragedy and provides the most comprehensive visual engagement with each site published to date.

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