PANORAMA. Materials for Mapping a Prospective All-Embracing Structure ~ Olga Lewicka

Olga Lewicka’s >PANORAMA< presents her subjective view of the 19th century medium of the panorama. In this artist’s book, several layers of representation & examination overlap: the artist's works, her private archive, documentation on European panoramas, texts by the collaborating authors. Thwarting the book’s typical linear structure, these layers become one texture, weaving the 19th century into the present. The panoramas and their popularity throughout the 19th century – the beginning of the modern culture industry – open up a new & allegorical perspective onto contemporary visual culture and its implication within the capitalist economy. The book reflects on the dialectics of entertainment and control or political oppression. But above all the panorama is revealed as a fascinating allegory of vision's emancipatory power.
Text: Alicja Jodko, Andrzej Kostołowski, Olga Lewicka, Carsten Zorn
Text Editing: Carsten Zorn
Visual Editing: Honza Zamojski
Photography: Olga Lewicka, Carsten Zorn (if not stated otherwise)
Translation: Benjamin Carter, Cordula Gdaniec, Ewa Kniaziak, Katarzyna Michońska
Design: jungundwenig, Berlin
ISBN: 978-83-926924-6-1
format: 230 x 172 mm, 120 p., offset printing, soft cover
color: fullcolor + Pantone 296 & Pantone 3405
edition: 250
language: english
price: 18 EURO + shipping

Project supported by Galeria Entropia
Project supported by Wrocław European Capital of Culture 2016 (candidate).
This book has been executed with the participation of the resources from Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage „Młoda Polska” 2010 Programme.
This book has been executed with the participation of the resources from the 2010-2011 grant programme of the Fundusz Promocji Twórczości, The Ministry of Culture and National Heritage.
© 2011 MORAVA, Olga Lewicka, Authors.

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