Michael Ashkin

Michael Ashkin, 2009
230 x 310 mm

ISBN: 978-3-902592-27-9

Pages: 52

Exhibition Catalogue - Secession Galerie - November 2009 - January 2010.


In the Secession’s Galerie space, American artist Michael Ashkin is showing a video work and a series of sculptures made of recycled cardboard representing proliferating settlements, designs for public squares, and prison architectures. His model-like topographies are characterized by the many ways in which they combine the realism of documentary inventorizing with a formal idiom of subjectivity and internalization. They pursue an approach already present in his early photographs of post-industrial landscapes shown, among others, at Documenta 11 (Kassel, 2002).


Texts: Anthony Graves, Elke Krasny



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