Olaf Nicolai - Cairo

Year: 
2021
Material: 
2 lambda print on Duratrans in lightboxes
Dimensions: 
Each : 46 x 46 x 10 cm
Edition: 

Edition of 10 (+ 8 A.P)

Series: 
MOREtransparency (7)
Price: 
1800 €
Extra: 

Olaf Nicolai’s Cairo-diptych was made after the artist’s personal library caught fire. A dramatic event transformed into work and production.
A large collection of books, editions,… damaged. One by one carefully removed, saving what can be saved.
What remained in the library was an echo, a drawing in black soot. A black negative drawing caused by the fire- a ghost of what once was a library. The work is composed of two photographic lambda prints mounted in 2 lightboxes- the black negative and it’s inverted image alongside made visible through light. A negative becoming positive and vice versa.

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