First monograph dedicated to the radical Swedish painter,
draftsman, sculptor, and precursor of sound arts (audio CD included).
Published on the occasion of Lars Fredrikson's retrospective exhibition at
the Musée d'Art Moderne et d'Art Contemporain in Nice, organized in
collaboration with the Nouveau Musée National de Monaco and the artist's
son, this book is the first monograph dedicated to the radical Swedish
painter, draftsman, sculptor, and precursor of sound art (1926–1997). Over
his long career the artist produced a vast and multidisciplinary corpus of
works that aimed to question our perception—the borders between the
visible and the invisible, presence and absence, inside and outside. The
publication plays on the multiple rebounds and echoes in Fredrikson's
works, in particular his nonlinear approach to art, his bodily exploration
of vibrations, and his constant aim to grasp the invisible waves and
frequencies that surround us—to render palpable the unseen that is
actually right before our eyes.
“If one were to highlight one single trait traversing Fredrikson's entire
work, it would perhaps be this dangerous and productive challenge: the
absolute singularity of the invention / intervention, the extreme
attentiveness and the avoidance of repetition; an intense tension...
where "he nothing / the hand passes" and "space is a sentence reassembled
by the point."”—Jonas Magnusson
Published on the occasion of the artist's retrospective at the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Nice, from November 16, 2019 to March 22, 2020.