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Georg Aerni—Silent Transition

New Works

With Contributions by Sabine von Fischer
Photography by Georg Aerni
This book features Georg Aerni’s continuous work of the last ten years through a wide-ranging selection of images.
Transformation processes are the focus of Georg Aerni’s new photographs. The Swiss photographer and artist shows plastic greenhouses that have annexed whole swathes of land for agricultural mass production, residential houses that have been built overnight on the city outskirts without construction machines and literally noiselessly. He points his lens at olive trees that have grown over centuries into figures full of character, at creepers that conquer leftover spaces between high-rises and motorways, and at mighty rock faces that are being gnawed by erosion. With the merging of art and documentation that is typical of Aerni’s work, Georg Aerni—Silent Transition both makes signs of change the object of contemplative observation and asks challenging questions: about our handling of natural resources, about the social backgrounds to cities growing out of control, about the regenerative force of nature.

A decade after Aerni’s first monograph, Sites & Signs, this new book showcases the artist’s ongoing photographic work through numerous individual images as well as new series. 166 beautiful color and black-and-white plates are introduced through texts by Peter Pfrunder and Nadine Olonetzky and commented on with an essay by Sabine von Fischer.

192 pages | 158 color plates, 8 halftones | 9 1/2 x 13 1/2

Art: European Art, Photography

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