Thomas Min: The Perfect Document

Thomas Min

Publisher Art Paper Editions

ISBN 9789490800420

Idea Code 16402

Every conceivable object once likely had a photographic companion, either as a document or an artistic interpretation. On the one hand, it is a lovely and even comforting idea that things are given a second life, yet it is also a depressing thought that reveals something about our obsession to portray. Through the camera’s flattening gesture, which transforms the object into an easily comprehensible image, another conflict originates. Simply put, it is an illusion to think that the viewer can become familiar with the object through its picture. Thomas Min plays with this idea through his sterile photographic reproductions of various objects from catalogues or sold at auction houses.

44 p, ills colour, 20 x 28 cm, pb, English/Dutch


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