Photo Credit: Eyal Agivayev

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Polish artist Agnieszka Kurant investigates what she calls “phantom capital”—the invisible or imagined forces that economically and politically influence society. She is interested in how fiction, myth, and rumor masquerade as material reality, trump logic, and impact how people live. Kurant’s conceptual body of work includes sculpture, installation, film, photography, and works on paper, often supplemented with extensive research and writing. Phantom Library (2011–12), a shelf of seemingly real hardcover and paperback books, is in fact a collection of volumes with blank pages attributed to authors with names borrowed from fictional literary characters.

Blue chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Selected exhibitions
2019
₡ U R ₹ € ₦ ₢ ¥: Collective ShowNome
2017
Agnieszka Kurant: Assembly LineCenter for Contemporary Art - Tel Aviv
2015
Storylines: Contemporary Art at the GuggenheimGuggenheim Museum
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Mutations and Liquid Assets, 2014

Bronze, brass, aluminum, silver, steel and four authenticity certificates
9 3/10 × 10 7/10 × 1 1/2 in
23.5 × 27.3 × 3.8 cm
Location
Tel Aviv
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Photo Credit: Eyal Agivayev

Medium

Polish artist Agnieszka Kurant investigates what she calls “phantom capital”—the invisible or imagined forces that economically and politically influence society. She is interested in how fiction, myth, and rumor masquerade as material reality, trump logic, and impact how people live. Kurant’s conceptual body of work includes sculpture, installation, film, photography, and works on paper, often supplemented with extensive research and writing. Phantom Library (2011–12), a shelf of seemingly real hardcover and paperback books, is in fact a collection of volumes with blank pages attributed to authors with names borrowed from fictional literary characters.

Blue chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Selected exhibitions (3)
Other works from Agnieszka Kurant: Assembly Line
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