Roger Ballen: Resurrected

Roger Ballen: Resurrected
Library Shelf Location 18.BALL
Publication Date 2016

Resurrected is the title of a House that used to be deep inside the Finnish Forest. Photographer and artist Roger Ballen was invited to transform this House to portray his unique aesthetic. The whole building was then taken apart and reassembled in the Serlachius Museum Gösta in Mänttä, Finland.

The Resurrested House was a part of a larger exhibition curated by Ville Lenkkeri, Touching from a Distance, which was seen in Mänttä during the summer of 2015.

The book Resurrected documents not only the history and construction of this unique edifice, but reveals the singular aesthetic vision of Roger Ballen where the concrete and abstract, real and imaginary and atypical and archetypal merge into a single poetic space.

ROGER BALLEN, born in New York City in 1950, has lived and worked in Johannesburg, South Africa, for more than 30 years. He worked as a geologist and mining consultant before making his name as a photographer by documenting the small dorps or towns of rural South Africa and their isolated inhabitants. Since DORPS was first published in 1986, Roger Ballen has produced a number of notable books, including "Platteland: Images from Rural South Africa, " (1994), "Outland "(2000), "Shadow Chamber" (2005), and "Boarding House" (2009). Ballen regularly shows his work in galleries around the world, and his photographs are included in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; the Tate, London and the Iziko National Gallery in Cape Town.

ISBN 9783735602084
Quantity 1
Pages 128
Format Hardback
Publisher Kerber Verlag
Related Artist Roger Ballen
Categories Artist (relating to a single artist/collaborative team), Installation, Photography
Language English

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