Agnieszka Kurant, ‘Political Map of Phantom Islands’, 2011, Independent Curators International (ICI) Benefit Auction
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Political Map of Phantom Islands, 2011

Pigment print on archival paper
29 3/4 × 44 7/8 in
75.6 × 114 cm
Edition of 3 + 2AP
This is part of a limited edition set.
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Independent Curators International (ICI) Benefit Auction

Agnieszka Kurant’s work stands at the confluence of art and social science, investigating how …

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Agnieszka Kurant
Polish, b. 1978
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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.

Agnieszka Kurant, ‘Political Map of Phantom Islands’, 2011, Independent Curators International (ICI) Benefit Auction
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Agnieszka Kurant’s work stands at the confluence of art and social science, investigating how intangible forces such as myth and rumor tangibly affect society, both politically and economically. Political Map of Phantom Islands is a map of mirages, comprised solely of fictitious islands mined from either mythology or …

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Agnieszka Kurant
Polish, b. 1978
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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.

Political Map of Phantom Islands, 2011

Pigment print on archival paper
29 3/4 × 44 7/8 in
75.6 × 114 cm
Edition of 3 + 2AP
This is part of a limited edition set.
Bidding closed
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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