Emergency Exit, the installation exposed and explored in this full-color book, merges the disciplines of architecture and art within a collaborative dialogue between artists Agnieszka Kurant and Aleksandra Wasilkowska, who represented Poland with this project at the 12th International Architecture Exhibition in Venice in 2010. In their essay, the artists present the ideas behind Emergency Exit and the concept of “urban portable holes,” and such artifacts as Utopian Ruins and Fictional Sports. An archive of reference images, theories, films, and documents inspire and support their work within expanding and interrelated subjects; an all-star team of critics add commentary, and Hans Ulrich Obrist conducts a dual interview with Kurant and Wasilkowska.
80 pp / 8 b&w and 30 color
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