24.06.2020  •  Art NEWS

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'Absolutely Augmented Reality' - das New Yorker Künstlerduo Kuzma Vostrikov & Ajuan Song präsentiert ihre erweiterte Realität in surrealen Szenen und Portraits (Scheidegger & Spiess)

Scheidegger & Spiess, führender Schweizer Verlag in den Bereichen Kunst, Fotografie und Architektur, zeigt mit 'Absolutely Augmented Reality' die ungewöhnliche Welt der in China geborenen Ajuan Song und dem aus Russland stammenden Kuzma Vostrikov. Die erste Monografie zum Schaffen des Künstlerduos zeigt rund einhundert Farbabbildungen und ausgewählte Skizzen aus ihrem Kunstprojekt, das bereits als Ausstellung zu sehen war.

'Absolutely Augmented Reality' ist eine Parallelwelt aus Porträts und multimedialen Arbeiten, die unsere Beziehung zueinander und zur Welt als eine zunehmend digitale Erfahrung darstellen. Mit Kostümen, Requisiten und bunten Sets erschaffen die beiden in New York lebenden Künstler eine erweiterte Realität voll hybrider Kreaturen und surrealen Motiven, die durch ihre Multidimensionalität zu einer Neuinterpretation der Wirklichkeit einlädt, so der Verlag.

Die Heideggers der Fotografie, wie sie sich selbst nennen, sind inspiriert von der Metaphysik des deutschen Philosophen Martin Heidegger. 'We're photo-existentialists practicing anthropological symbolism...' Mit einer guten Portion Humor geht das Paar auf die Fragen ihrer Interviewpartner ein und so ist 'Absolutely Augmented Reality' mehr als ein Coffeetable Book, da in den begleitenden Texten unterhaltsam über Fotografie und Realität philiosophiert wird.

Herausgeberin Anna Gvirts lebt und arbeitet als Künstlerin, Fotografin und konzeptionelle Buchgestalterin in ihrer Geburtsstadt Moskau und in New York. Eine kurze Einführung der Kunsthistorikerin Rosa JH Berland, Essays der Kunstkritiker Anthony Haden-Guest und Lilly Wei sowie Gespräche von Iona Whittaker und Arnau Salvadó mit den beiden Künstlern ergänzen den Bildteil.

'Absolutely Augmented Reality' - Kuzma Vostrikov & Ajuan Song
160 Seiten, 110 Abbildungen, 24 x 30 cm, ISBN 978-3-85881-863-8 Englisch

 
'Absolutely Augmented Reality' by Kuzma Vostrikov and Ajuan Song –  A colorful parallel existence: The New York-based artist duo Kuzma Vostrikov and Ajuan Song

'Absolutely Augmented Reality' by Kuzma Vostrikov and Ajuan Song – A colorful parallel existence: The New York-based artist duo Kuzma Vostrikov and Ajuan Song

 
'Absolutely Augmented Reality' by Kuzma Vostrikov and Ajuan Song –  A colorful parallel existence: The New York-based artist duo Kuzma Vostrikov and Ajuan Song

'Absolutely Augmented Reality' by Kuzma Vostrikov and Ajuan Song – A colorful parallel existence: The New York-based artist duo Kuzma Vostrikov and Ajuan Song

 
'Absolutely Augmented Reality' by Kuzma Vostrikov and Ajuan Song –  A colorful parallel existence: The New York-based artist duo Kuzma Vostrikov and Ajuan Song

'Absolutely Augmented Reality' by Kuzma Vostrikov and Ajuan Song – A colorful parallel existence: The New York-based artist duo Kuzma Vostrikov and Ajuan Song

 
'Absolutely Augmented Reality' by Kuzma Vostrikov and Ajuan Song –  A colorful parallel existence: The New York-based artist duo Kuzma Vostrikov and Ajuan Song

'Absolutely Augmented Reality' by Kuzma Vostrikov and Ajuan Song – A colorful parallel existence: The New York-based artist duo Kuzma Vostrikov and Ajuan Song

 
'Absolutely Augmented Reality' by Kuzma Vostrikov and Ajuan Song –  A colorful parallel existence: The New York-based artist duo Kuzma Vostrikov and Ajuan Song

'Absolutely Augmented Reality' by Kuzma Vostrikov and Ajuan Song – A colorful parallel existence: The New York-based artist duo Kuzma Vostrikov and Ajuan Song

 
'Absolutely Augmented Reality' by Kuzma Vostrikov and Ajuan Song –  A colorful parallel existence: The New York-based artist duo Kuzma Vostrikov and Ajuan Song

'Absolutely Augmented Reality' by Kuzma Vostrikov and Ajuan Song – A colorful parallel existence: The New York-based artist duo Kuzma Vostrikov and Ajuan Song

 
'Absolutely Augmented Reality' by Kuzma Vostrikov and Ajuan Song –  A colorful parallel existence: The New York-based artist duo Kuzma Vostrikov and Ajuan Song

'Absolutely Augmented Reality' by Kuzma Vostrikov and Ajuan Song – A colorful parallel existence: The New York-based artist duo Kuzma Vostrikov and Ajuan Song

 
'Absolutely Augmented Reality' by Kuzma Vostrikov and Ajuan Song –  A colorful parallel existence: The New York-based artist duo Kuzma Vostrikov and Ajuan Song

'Absolutely Augmented Reality' by Kuzma Vostrikov and Ajuan Song – A colorful parallel existence: The New York-based artist duo Kuzma Vostrikov and Ajuan Song

 
'Absolutely Augmented Reality' by Kuzma Vostrikov and Ajuan Song –  A colorful parallel existence: The New York-based artist duo Kuzma Vostrikov and Ajuan Song

'Absolutely Augmented Reality' by Kuzma Vostrikov and Ajuan Song – A colorful parallel existence: The New York-based artist duo Kuzma Vostrikov and Ajuan Song

 
'Absolutely Augmented Reality' by Kuzma Vostrikov and Ajuan Song –  A colorful parallel existence: The New York-based artist duo Kuzma Vostrikov and Ajuan Song

'Absolutely Augmented Reality' by Kuzma Vostrikov and Ajuan Song – A colorful parallel existence: The New York-based artist duo Kuzma Vostrikov and Ajuan Song

 
'Absolutely Augmented Reality' by Kuzma Vostrikov and Ajuan Song –  A colorful parallel existence: The New York-based artist duo Kuzma Vostrikov and Ajuan Song

'Absolutely Augmented Reality' by Kuzma Vostrikov and Ajuan Song – A colorful parallel existence: The New York-based artist duo Kuzma Vostrikov and Ajuan Song