Asylum of the Birds

@ Ballen, Roger


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Publisher's presentation:

"The black-and-white images were photographed within the confines of a house in a Johannesburg suburb, the location of which remains a mystery. The inhabitants of the house, both people and animals, and most notably, the ever-present birds, are the cast who perform within a sculptural and decorated theatrical interior that Roger Ballen creates and orchestrates.

The resulting images exist in a space between painting, drawing, installation and photography. They are timeless, psychologically powerful and masterfully composed. In a world in which photographers seek to avoid definition, Roger Ballen’s photographs defy classification and genres: his world stands out as one of a kind."

144 pages - Hardcover with DJ

Thames & Hudson, 2014

New - Mint condition

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48,00 €

Ballen, Roger

American photographer Roger Ballen has lived and worked in South Africa for most of his life, creating complex, psychologically disturbing photographs. His artwork is often populated with marginalized outcasts of society who are surrealist "actors" performing in nightmarish constructed environments that are filled with found objects, graffiti, drawing, sculpture, and living and dead animals. Photo: ©
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