Viviane Sassen - Lexicon


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Initially curated for the 55th Venice Biennale and comprising images from Dutch photographer Viviane Sassen’s earlier publications Flamboya (2008) and Parasomnia (2011), in addition to previously unpublished photographs, this series can be seen as offering a point of departure from which to explore Sassen’s aesthetic and imaginative world, revealing key elements of her visual vocabulary, just as the title suggests. By building collections of related images, combining them in a certain way, Sassen explores narratives that go beyond the isolated image. The men, women, and children appearing in her photos, seemingly casually posed, are more compositions than individuals. Thanks to Artbeat Publishers (Tokyo).

72 pages, 23 x 28 cm, hardback, Artbeat Publishers (Tokyo).