The Holarium: Negeren Series 818:32
Unlike a number of artists who have begun to use negation, detachment, and inaccessibility as tools to reflect upon and problematize the narratives mapped onto them as members of diasporic or immigrant communities, Michael Tedja (b. 1971) plays the other extreme. His work seems to exceed and absorb the institutions that attempt to codify him one way or another. Tedja’s practice is hyper-subjective and all-encompassing. This voluminous publication assembles a series of 818 drawings divided in 32 chapters. Within this, he asks how can we navigate through them, how can we deal with both the whole and the details, or do we need a specific connection to see things as separate from one another? Can a thing ever be unconnected? Is the human eye able to see the things separate from each other? Contributors include Jelle Bouwhuis, Krist Gruijthuijsen, Carl Haarnack, Edwin Jacobs, Frank Lubbers, Gean Moreno, Domeniek Ruyters, and Janwillem Schrofer.
1076 pp / 879 color
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