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Katharina Gruzei - War Rooms

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Katharina Gruzei - War Rooms by Valentin Diaconov
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As the setting for WAR ROOMS, Austrian photographer Katharina Gruzei (b. 1983) chose a photographic journey through the halls of Moscows Museum of the Great Patriotic War. She turned her gaze away from its large-scale war dioramas to focus on areas of the space in which museum structures and staging strategies become apparent. The large-format images in this oversized artists book both capture the epic scale of war and portray the museums pathos-filled murals of wartime activities engaging in absurd dialogue with the museums daily functioning. Painted soldiers appear entrenched behind a desk that belongs to the museum staff; a gathered group of military commanders seem to stare at a red phone placed in the room; and, set in the middle of painted battlefields, museum doors suggest an escape route out of war. In this series of images, Gruzei combines fundamental
Release date NZ
May 1st, 2016
Country of Publication
Austria
Imprint
Fotohof
Pages
20
ISBN-13
9783902993328
Product ID
26802340

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