The Austria-based group, G.R.A.M., digs into our culture’s fetish with celebrity to produce this remarkable exhibition catalog that erases the line between fact – whatever that is – and fiction. Picking up here where the Actionists left off, G.R.A.M. plays with voyeurism, deceit and the rules of media, using paparazzi-style photography and manipulated images to re-contextualize boring everyday scenes into dramatic moments loaded with secrets. Mixing images of the famous (Barack Obama, David Beckham, Kate Moss, Paris Hilton) with the non-famous, the artists create a seductive no-man´s-land between the private and the public, a gray zone between reality and non-reality.
248 pp / 400 b/w and color
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