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A Kassen - Dimensions Variable
Over 15 years of subversive installation art from a Copenhagen-based collective, including essays by Irene Campolmi, Adam Carr, and Jonatan Habib Engqvist, and an illustrated chronology of A Kassen's works.
A Kassen is a Danish art collective composed of Christian Bretton-Meyer, Morten Steen Hebsgaard, Soren Petersen and Tommy Petersen. whose work encompasses photography, installation, and sculpture. Recalling the process-over-product mantra of 1960s action painters and Pop artists, their practice hinges on central questions of authorship and explores the relationship between form and content. Beginning with an everyday object—a material such as bronze, or something more ephemeral, like a puddle or a reflection—A Kassen task themselves with acts of construction and deconstruction, reinterpretation and recontextualization, all the while challenging preconceived notions of what the phenomenon in question is. Through these manipulations, they create works meant to be seen explicitly through the context of art and aesthetics, where the spectator's role becomes central—indeed, an integral part of the work. Bystanders become interpreters, creating layers of meaning and understanding while rewriting the narratives at hand.
Texts by Irene Campolmi, Adam Carr, Jonatan Habib Engqvist.
published in October 2022
English edition
21 x 28,5 cm (softcover)
164 pages (ill.)
ISBN : 978-88-6749-525-2
EAN : 9788867495252
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