スロバキア人コンセプチュアル・アーティスト、ローマン・オンダック(Roman Ondák)の作品集。本作は、知覚に関するモノグラフとみえる書物から切り取った、イメージ群とキャプションからなる一連の細かなパーツで構成されている。




In his seminal work Observations (1995/2011) Ondák cut from a book- perhaps a monograph on perception - a series of details comprising images and captions. Presented on the gallery walls singly or combined in diptychs and triptychs, these cuttings form a universal vocabulary of individual and collective relationships and exchanges, of physical movements, mental projections, momentary intuitions, or suspended states of mind on which the artist's research is grounded. Hung at various levels, the images and their laconic texts capture subtle, nuanced psychological situations and ordinary attitudes through a balanced combination of similar and contrasting gestures, postures, and gazes. The exhibition space is "edited" by this intervention, and its indoor articulation reverberates with a constantly evoked outdoors, as well as in the recurrent "elsewhere" revealed in the cuttings themselves. In these works, where micro and macro mirror each other, Ondák does not provide an alternative to reality; rather, he gives the audience a key with which to access and identify the variety of different observations and interpretations that reality offers. On the occasion of dOCUMENTA(13), "Observations" is on view in its entirety for the first time, as an invitation, both giant and humble, to look.

by Roman Ondák

REGULAR PRICE ¥8,800  (tax incl.)

148 pages
298 x 230 mm
color, black and white

published by WALTHER KÖNIG