Irina Birger - The Book Of Happiness And Sadness

Katia Krupennikova

Publisher Lecturis

ISBN 9789462263239

Idea Code 19257

Irina Birger’s first monograph, ‘The Book of Happiness and Sadness’ contains numerous vivid, text-based drawings from the artist’s diary of words, forms, and colours, as well as photographs of her exhibitions and performances. The publication, created by graphic designer Franziska Morlok of studio Rimini Berlin, presents the act of drawing as a self-contemplative study, whereby the artist hopes to provoke a similar contemplation in the reader. Moreover, an essay written by independent curator Katia Krupennikova examines Birger’s work in connection with significant dilemmas in today’s society, such as the concept of the group versus individualism and interdependency.

176 p, ills colour & bw, 22 x 33 cm, pb, English


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