Peculiar Artifacts in Bosnia & Herzegovina

By 23/10/2018 Photobooks


Peculiar in Artifacts in Bosnia & Herzegovina
Thomas Nolf 
APE (Art Paper Editions)
English and Bosnian

Texts by Danijel Dzino, Srecko Horvat, John Hooper, Semir Osmanagic,
Cornelius Holtorf, Andrew Lawler, Irna, Thomas Nolf

 

Softcover w/ dust jacket
176 pages
17 x 24 cm

The book is the result of a 4-year project in Bosnia-and-Herzegovina where Thomas Nolf came across the existence of pyramids, stone spheres and other peculiar artifacts, discovered by Semir Osmanagich and his team. Aiming to draw an alternative biography that counteracts the post-war disillusion, Nolf photographed, intervened and ultimately tried to pedestal the phenomena as a history to believe in.

About The Artist
The work of Thomas Nolf examines the ways in which national myths are formed, instrumentalised and frequently suppressed. Confounding fiction and documentary, fabled event and scientific enigma, his work looks into how nation-building ideology influences modes of storytelling, and vice versa. Nolf handles his subjects with a close appreciation of narrative and its ambiguous relationship with veracity and considers the ways in which heritage and eroded beliefs can be re-established and repurposed

About The Publisher 
APE (Art Paper Editions) is an independent publishing platform founded in 2010 by Jurgen Maelfeyt of Ghent-based design studio 6’56”. APE focusses on the book as an exhibition space and makes publications in close collaboration with artists, writers, institutions, galleries, and other cultural protagonists. Publications are crafted to the highest standard. Many of our publications are acquired by institutional libraries such as Moma, Centre Pompidou and Macba amongst others.
https://artpapereditions.org/

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