The work of French artist Olivier Bardin (born 1969 in Saint-Etienne, lives and works in Paris) examines the ways in which identity is constructed through perception, representation, and self-image. The starting point for Bardin's work is the audience itself. He likens his work to a mirror which sets up a “confrontation” in which the individual is positioned as both observed and observer. His work examines how the image we have of ourselves is informed by our own perception, as well as through the perception of others.
Monograph dedicated to the work of conceptual artist Olivier Bardin: a chronological selection of 96 projects, and four interviews with prestigious artists and critics: Pierre Huyghe, Pascale Cassagnau, Hans-Ulrich Obrist, and Vanessa Morisset.