28.08.2019  •  Art NEWS

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GoSee Loves : Silja Yvette 'Collective Creatures' – the new book by the artist on the effects of mass and energy in space and time, appearing at Hatje Cantz

What at first glance seems like a hodgepodge of non-matching photographic observations reveals its entire beauty upon repeated viewing. This is how we felt about the predecessor 'SEASON OF ADMIN' in the editorial office, which appeared at Kerber Publishing in early 2018. With 'Collective Creatures', Hatje Cantz is now publishing the new illustrated book by Silja Yvette. And the photos slowly cast a spell on us again. The cover alone makes you want to keep picking it up and browsing through it. We haven't completely gotten to the bottom of how this photographic tableau was created (yet), and 'Collective Creatures' doesn't have any signs of use (yet) like the previous book, but that will soon change. We can highly recommend the book and the artist...

From the press release we learn : “In her work full of associative visuals, Collective Creatures, Silja Yvette draws attention to artificial and natural materials as well as to the effects of mass and energy in space and time. In her photographs, objects and places – from caves and abandoned buildings to quarries, shop windows, found pieces, volcanos, and atomic events – become “collective creatures”, which make it possible to understand forces that are difficult to visualize, such as transformation, expansion, and omnipresence. There is something inherently mythical about these things that opposes the calculability desired by humans.

With her strongly compositional images freed from their cultural context, Silja Yvette’s artistic process takes aim at associative contexts. Critically, and with sensitivity, she shows their relationship to the subtle permeation of microparticles and radiation on the one hand, and to the massive upheaval of the earth’s materials perpetrated by human-led corporations and human inventions.”

Silja Yvette (*1986), a graduate of Städelschule Art School, lives in Frankfurt/Main and Berlin. Her works have been on display in several solo exhibitions. By the way, 'Collective Creatures' can be ordered directly on her website' (texts by Charlotte Lindenberg, design by Harald Pridgar, Silja Yvette, 2019. 176 pages, 121 illustrations, 22.50 x 30 cm, ISBN 978-3-7757-4553-6).

EXHIBITION at H. W. Fichter Kunsthandel, Frankfurt, 20 Sept. – 26 Oct., 2019

 
Silja Yvette 'Collective Creatures' / Hatje Cantz Publishers

Silja Yvette 'Collective Creatures' / Hatje Cantz Publishers

 
Silja Yvette 'Collective Creatures' / Hatje Cantz Publishers

Silja Yvette 'Collective Creatures' / Hatje Cantz Publishers

 
Silja Yvette 'Collective Creatures' / Hatje Cantz Publishers

Silja Yvette 'Collective Creatures' / Hatje Cantz Publishers

 
Silja Yvette 'Collective Creatures' / Hatje Cantz Publishers

Silja Yvette 'Collective Creatures' / Hatje Cantz Publishers

 
Silja Yvette 'Collective Creatures' / Hatje Cantz Publishers

Silja Yvette 'Collective Creatures' / Hatje Cantz Publishers

 
Silja Yvette 'Collective Creatures' / Hatje Cantz Publishers

Silja Yvette 'Collective Creatures' / Hatje Cantz Publishers

 
Silja Yvette 'Collective Creatures' / Hatje Cantz Publishers

Silja Yvette 'Collective Creatures' / Hatje Cantz Publishers

 
Silja Yvette 'Collective Creatures' / Hatje Cantz Publishers

Silja Yvette 'Collective Creatures' / Hatje Cantz Publishers

 
Silja Yvette 'Collective Creatures' / Hatje Cantz Publishers

Silja Yvette 'Collective Creatures' / Hatje Cantz Publishers

 
Silja Yvette 'Collective Creatures' / Hatje Cantz Publishers

Silja Yvette 'Collective Creatures' / Hatje Cantz Publishers

 
Silja Yvette 'Collective Creatures' / Hatje Cantz Publishers

Silja Yvette 'Collective Creatures' / Hatje Cantz Publishers

 
Silja Yvette 'Collective Creatures' / Hatje Cantz Publishers

Silja Yvette 'Collective Creatures' / Hatje Cantz Publishers

 
Silja Yvette 'Collective Creatures' / Hatje Cantz Publishers

Silja Yvette 'Collective Creatures' / Hatje Cantz Publishers

 
Silja Yvette 'Collective Creatures' / Hatje Cantz Publishers

Silja Yvette 'Collective Creatures' / Hatje Cantz Publishers

 
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