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Onorato and Krebs, Light of Other Days

Nico Krebs and Taiyo Onorato’s artists’ book Light of Other Days consists of a selection of 44 of a total of 90 luscious black and white photographs of curious acts and objects. Most of the events and temporary sculptures are represented by more than one photograph, imbuing the subjects with faceted characters. The series, Light of Other Days, was made in their Berlin studio in 2009 and bears the hallmarks of a creative collaboration that began in 2003. The beautiful duotone printed book makes masterful reference to classic photo book magic. The photographs are accompanied by the short story "Eighteenth Voyage" from Stanislaw Lem’s Memoirs of a Space Traveller of 1982. Krebs and Onorato typically decide upon a project’s final form at its conception. Light of Other Days has, so far, been an exhibition experience in European contemporary art galleries and kunsthalles, where the consciously “retromodern” style of the project becomes highly pronounced. The classically photographic 20 x 24 cm gelatin-silver prints are displayed in clusters on the wall in seemingly conventional late twentieth-century black frames. On closer inspection, each frame carries identical dents and wood grain patterns, rendered in acrylic using a single mould shaped from a vintage photo frame. 

£25.00GBP

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Onorato and Krebs, Light of Other Days
Onorato and Krebs, Light of Other Days
Onorato and Krebs, Light of Other Days
Onorato and Krebs, Light of Other Days