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Lifestyles
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Andreas Sell Lifestyles
Graphic design: Andreas Sell and Joel Mu.
published in November 2015
English edition
14,8 x 21 cm (softcover)
80 pages (color ill.)
€17.00
ISBN: 978-3-943514-47-6
EAN: 9783943514476
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In Lifestyles Andreas Sell combines a diary with photographic documentation, pictures of sculptures and drawings from 2010 to 2015. These excerpts reflect his nomadic-like life, the clearance of his parents' household and the enterprise of building a holiday house.
Andreas Sell's artistic process reveals a strategic method within the conventions of our capitalist society, which are simultaneously subject to critical analysis. A question discussed since the 1960s is a recurrent theme: Where does the private sphere cross over into the public sphere? Over the last years, Sell worked on the founding and operation of an employment agency, the documentation and sorting of his property, living without a permanent residence and traveling to the Sahara without mission or goal. The book co-constitutes together with the holiday house on the island of Lesbos the making of an art work.
Andreas Sell (born 1977 in Bayreuth, Germany, lives and works in Mytelini, Athens and Berlin) graduated from the School of Art and Design Berlin Weißensee in 2008. In 2006 he received an annual scholarship from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) to continue his studies in the MFA program in New Forms at Pratt Institute NYC. In 2008 he received the Mart Stam Award for most promising young artists of the School of Art and Design Berlin Weißensee. One year later he received a postgraduate scholarship from the German Academic Exchange Service to continue his artistic work in the People's Republic China. In 2010 he absolved his master student degree at the School of Art and Design Berlin Weißensee. The Pollock Krasner Foundation in NYC awarded him with an annual scholarship in 2014.