Mathias Kessler

Nowhere to Be Found

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Mathias Kessler
Nowhere to Be Found

Text(s) by Mads Dambo, Stephan Berg, Hartmut Böhme, Elsy Lahner, Martin Engler, Dieter Buchhart, Franklin Sirmans, David Ross, Terry Castle, Arnaud Gerspacher, Jovana Stokic, Anna Karina Hofbauer, ed. Dieter Buchhart, graphic design by Sylvia Gruber, contributions by David Brooks, Mark Dion, Klara Hobza, Mathias Kessler

German, English

2015. 304 pp., 329 ills.


24.50 x 30.50 cm

ISBN 978-3-7757-3823-1

Surreal world of images: monograph featuring the New York-based Austrian photographer’s most significant work

The work of Mathias Kessler (*1968) critiques and re-imagines the contemporary concept of nature. Quoting from art history, philosophy, and ecopolitical debates, he restages representations of natural processes with humor and gravitas. Romantic painting, land art, and digital renderings compete and collide in order to unhinge familiar oppositions: nature/culture; representation/experience; ideology/aesthetics. For example, the viewer does not know whether the images are photographs of a spectacle of nature or perhaps digitalized artificial landscapes: in the installation The Sea of Ice, there is a picture featuring icebergs as lifeless Hollywood sets staged in wan light, and the viewer is invited to combine looking at the miniature reproduction of a masterpiece in the freezer of a refrigerator with a sip from a bottle of the beer cooling in the lower compartment.

Exhibition: Kunsthal Rotterdam 12.9.–13.12.2015

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