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During the winter of 2011-2012, the Austrian Ministry for Cultural Affairs sponsored artist Matthias Herrmann to live and work in New York City as part of a residency program. The address/title of this book refers to the studio sup- plied by the Ministry, from which Hermann explored the city and the surrounding areas. Herrmann’s New York is an abandoned, quasi-nocturnal world of empty museums, train tracks and office plazas, their details and imperfections captured on an analogue camera without the use of digital manipulation, cropping or even a tripod. He considers the photographic inventory as a characteristic aesthetic of his work—and the strict sequencing of the photographs in the book make it perhaps the defining element of this poetic project. Internationally known for his challenging homoerotic self-portraits, this accomplished artist took an unexpected and exciting detour in this personal study of the urban landscape.
192 pp/ 190 color
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