Publisher: Ostfildern, Germany: Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2003
Edition: 1st Edition
Condition: Near Fine / No dust jacket as issued
Item #: 111848
First edition, first printing. Limited edition of 25 copies with an original Type-C print of the book's cover image, signed, titled "Memorial," dated and numbered (this being #19/25) in black ink verso by Boberg (image size 6-3/4 x 9-3/4 inches, paper size 7-7/8 x 11 inches). The book is signed in black ink on the half-title page by Boberg. Hardcover. Photographically illustrated laminated paper-covered boards, no dust jacket as issued. Photographs and videos by Oliver Boberg. Edited by Stephan Berg and Martin Engler. Foreword (in German and English) by Stephan Berg, Wim van Sinderen and René de Guzman. Essay (in German and English) by Martin Engler, and an interview with Oliver Boberg by Marc Mayer. Includes a bibliography, an exhibition history and a checklist of the exhibition. Designed by Gabriele Sabolewski. 142 pp., with 47 four-color plates, and some black-and-white reference illustrations, beautifully printed by Dr. Cantz'sche Druckerei, Ostfildern-Ruit, with color separations by Repromayer, Reutlingen. 9-7/8 x 11-10/16 inches. Published on the occasion of the 2003 exhibition Oliver Boberg at Kunstverein Hannover (also traveled to other locations). Out of print. Very scarce.
Near Fine (light bumps to corners; print has a 1/4" crease in the upper right white margin, not affecting the image area).
From the publisher: "One of the most interesting artistic personalities of his generation, Oliver Boberg has, since the late 80s, been making small models of urban settings, which he then photographs in such a way that their model quality almost totally disappears. The reality presented in his photographs of underpasses and flat-roofed buildings is one of a non-location, a place which is so familiar that it could be anywhere and nowhere. Boberg's videos from 2002 and 2003 show nocturnal landscape views which seem to be based on film scenarios, but these works, too, reproduce scale models. The 16mm films transferred to DVD show eerie situations which are devoid of people: a foreboding cliff or a country road seen at twilight during a dreary rainstorm. The model of this non-location here becomes a detail of a story which is rich in allusions, charged with a cinematic suspense and fearful expectation. This publication brings together for the first time the photographs, video stills, and drawings by this young German artist."