Archival pigment print on Epson Photo Rag
61 x 50 cm cm
Edition of 8
Signed, titled, dated and numbered on a label
ABOUT THE WORK
This work is part of the series World Without Us and is published in the book with the same title.
The downfall of the world is probably one of the oldest human conceptions. Representations of the End are often embedded in religious narratives predicting an apocalyptic end in which only the righteous will survive the final judgment. Since the end of the Second World War, a major shift occurred. The apocalypse is no longer a punishment of the gods or of God, but it is man himself who has gained the expertise to exterminate himself.
This book is the final piece of a practice based Ph.D research in the arts, conducted at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp, in collaboration with the University of Antwerp (BE).
ABOUT THE PHOTOGRAPHER
Geert Goiris (b. 1971) occupies a unique position in the field of contemporary photography. He creates powerful images of sublime landscapes, modernist architecture and mysterious portraits of strange, unreal beauty where time and space seems to be suspended. The tension between fact and fiction generates stories, associations and suspense. And yet everything that Goiris photographs is real.
His work has been exhibited at Jeu de Paume (Paris, FR), FoMu (Antwerp, BE), Museum of Contemporary Photography (Chicago, USA) and Foam among many others. His work is also part of several collections like Centre National des Arts Plastiques – CNAP, Paris (FR), MoCP, Chicago (US), Fonds National d’Art Contemporain (FR), FRAC Réunion (FR), Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris (FR), Centro de Arte Contemporaneo de Burgos (ES), La Salle Bank Photography Collection, Chicago (USA), ING, Brussels (BE), Fotomuseum, Antwerp (BE), University Hospital, Jette (BE), Williams College Museum of Art (US).
In 2018 he finished his PhD in the arts, Royal Academy Fine Arts Antwerpen (BE).
ABOUT BUYING THIS WORK
Most photo prints have a small white border around all sides. For a framer this border is necessary to be able to frame it properly. The print will be carefully wrapped and send as an insured package. You will receive an e-mail with a Track & Trace code when the package is on its way. A framed copy will be on display at Foam Editions, the gallery on the third floor of Foam Fotografiemuseum.
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