Nordic Pavilion – 54th Venice Biennial, 2011
The Nordic Pavilion at the 2011 Venice Biennale – documented in this comprehensive monograph with all-star contributing writers – gives Swedish artist Andreas Eriksson an opportunity to employ a variety of techniques and media, including painting, sculpture, photography, installation art and film. A decade ago, Eriksson was living in Berlin, caught up in an intense phase of his burgeoning international career when he began to suffer from electromagnetic hypersensitivity. He was forced to move far away from the densely populated city and the electro-magnetic fields of urban life. Now established at a rural studio in Västmanland, Sweden, he makes poetic work noted for its connections to his surroundings, emphasizing empathy and introspection. Contributions by Daniel Birnbaum, Jennifer Higgie, Hans Ulrich Obrist and Magnus af Petersens.
Hardcover / 8 1/2 x 11 inches / 176 pp / 80 color
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