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The Technology of the Land / Die Technik des Landes
Olaf Holzapfel [see all titles]
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Olaf Holzapfel The Technology of the Land / Die Technik des Landes
Text by Jennifer Allen.

Graphic design: Studio Manuel Raeder.
published in July 2015
bilingual edition (English / German)
23 x 31 cm (hardcover)
104 pages (55 color ill.)
€28.00
ISBN: 978-3-95679-091-1
EAN: 9783956790911
in stock
 
New monograph.
Olaf Holzapfel's exhibition at the Lindenau-Museum, Altenburg, on occasion of being awarded the Gerhard-Altenbourg Prize 2014, explores the interstices between craft and art, and consequently, between orality and literacy. Much of his work presented in this catalogue—framework installations, hay images, and straw images are displayed in this book—was made together with farmers and craftspeople; by transforming age-old handiwork into contemporary art, Holzapfel unsettles the division between nature and culture, and tradition and modernity.
Published following Olaf Holzapfel's exhibition at the Lindenau-Museum, Altenburg from November 2014 to February 2015.
Olaf Holzapfel's work (born 1969 in Görlitz, lives and works in Berlin) demonstrates a strong interest in modern technology and the dehumanization of trade and information systems.

See also Olaf Holzapfel & Nahum Tevet.