You are warmly invited to the book presentation of
VOL. XVI by Haris Epaminonda and Santiago da Silva
at ELGARAFI BOM DIA
Linienstraße 158, 10115 Berlin
Saturday, November 30
A special edition by Haris Epaminonda will be available at the event
The publication is a collaborative project bewtween Frac Île-de-France, the Cypriot artist Haris Epaminonda, and the Berlin designers Santiago da Silva and Simon Steinberger.
It recounts and translates the experience of the exhibition VOL. XVI, presented in Paris at Le Plateau in 2015, for which the artist had created a global environment. Through a series of parallel actions the whole exhibition was connecting the interior and exterior with the presence of an old Japanese man inhabiting the exhibition spaces, activating many of the elements present, meanwhile two young women dressed in traditional Japanese costumes were simultaneously taking frequent walks in the Buttes-Chaumont Park situated nearby.
This book concentrates the different perspectives of the artist’s work, where the idea of fiction, of displacement – an encounter in time and space – offers a unique spatial and cinematographic experience.
At the same time, the book gathers three critical essays written by Philippe Artières (Historian and Research Director in CNRS, EHESS), Chris Sharp (Independent art critic and curator), and Aurélie Verdier (Art Historian and curator at Musée National d’Art Moderne, MNAM-CCI, Centre Georges Pompidou).