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Steinar Haga Kristensen: Retrospective: On the Un-Subjectified Persona

Steinar Haga Kristensen: Retrospective: On the Un-Subjectified Persona

Author(s): Matias Faldbakken, Gaby Hartel, Elin Seip, Pernille Albrethsen, Kjetil Røed & Leander Odin Djønne

Pages: 265

Year: 2009

Publisher: Torpedo Press

ISBN: 9788299736572

Abstract: These core concepts and artistic impulses of Kristensen are intimately portrayed through an in-depth interview by Matias Faldbakken, shedding light to his formative, pre-career years. Gaby Hartel comments briefly on the cultural-historical backdrop of the 'sprachmaske'--Concept, crucial to his so-called Vienna-period. Kristian 'verland Dahl has taken the task of editing the highly problematic issues raised by Elin Seip in her poem on the un-subjectified persona, which attained a major influence to the artist's later thinking. Pernille Albrethsen's text departs from Kristensen's central artwork 'The Troll Mirror', further elaborating the contradictions at work in his use of artistic personas and characters. Kjetil Re̜d offers a new understanding to Kristensen's application of mnemotechnical operations and his quest to de-humanise the logic of experi-mental economy.

Category: Art/Artist book

Location: Arnhem