Bcher  | Libia Castro & Ólafur Ólafson

Libia Castro & Ólafur ÓlafsonUnder Deconstruction
Icelandic Pavilion
54th Venice Biennale, 2011

Edited by Ellen Blumenstein
Texts by Maurizio Lazzarato, Susanne Leeb, Halldór Björn Runólfsson, Simon Sheikh
Conversation with the artists by Ellen Blumenstein

The publication by Libia Castro and Ólafur Ólafsson on the occasion of the exhibition at the Icelandic pavilion at Venice Biennale 2011 is conceived as a first comprehensive overview / in depth analysis of more than ten years of their artistic practice—leading up to their most current works.

Four essays by internationally renowned writers approach Castro/Ólafsson’s work from different angles, while a conversation with the exhibition curator, Ellen Blumenstein, meanders through the book, takes up the artists own perspective on their work, and focuses on the production of the new projects while digging into recent social and political developments in Iceland.

Design by jung + wenig

2011, English
19 x 25.5 cm, 144 pages, 181 color and 15 b/w ill., softcover with dust jacket
ISBN 978-1-934105-44-3


Karl-Marx-Allee 78
D-10243 Berlin
T: +49 30 59 00 958-21
F: +49 30 59 00 958-20