Michael Etzensperger - Masken

Kay Heymer

Publisher Cpress

ISBN 9783952471036

Idea Code 18373

Michael Etzensperger draws our attention to the impact that images of traditional masks from non-Western cultures had on the early modernists, by using images of masks collected from a variety of anthropological and other publications as starting points for new composites. By superimposing two masks, they merge and disrupt their initial representations, making them elusive – lines multiply, colours blend, hairstyles become more complex, faces are altered. For many ethnic groups, the mask is part of a ritual for entering into contact with a higher world, and subsumes the wearer’s identity. Etzensperger breathes new life into these frozen objects, changing their form.

64 p, ills colour & bw, 21 x 32 cm, hb, English


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