Ólafur Ólafson

  • Under Deconstruction

    Under Deconstruction

    Icelandic Pavilion 54th Venice Biennale, 2011

    Libia Castro, Ólafur Ólafson, and Ellen Blumenstein

    The publication by Libia Castro and Ólafur Ólafsson on the occasion of the exhibition at the Icelandic pavilion at Venice Biennale 2011 is conceived as a first comprehensive overview / in depth analysis of more than ten years of their artistic practice—leading up to their most current works.

    Four essays by internationally renowned writers approach Castro/Ólafsson's work from different angles, while a conversation with the exhibition curator, Ellen Blumenstein, meanders through the book, takes up the artists own perspective on their work, and focuses on the production of the new projects while digging into recent social and political developments in Iceland.

    ContributorsMaurizio Lazzarato, Susanne Leeb, Halldór Björn Runólfsson, Simon SheikhConversation with the artists by Ellen Blumenstein

    • Paperback $28.00