Mikael Olsson : on | auf
Steidl 2017

In on | auf the Swedish artist Mikael Olsson undertakes a photographic interpretation of the Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron’s and the Chinese
artist Ai Weiwei’s temporary pavilion at the Serpentine Gallery in London.

By investigating the traces of their creative processes in their archives, and exploring the relation between their pavilion and its shifting contexts, Olsson creates images that follow and go beyond the object – visual narratives uncovering issues of memory, identity and perception.

The book includes an essay by author Péter Nádas entitled ’Loaned Landscapes, Borrowed Objects. The Real Space of the Image and the Representation of Space in Mikael Olsson’s Photography.’ ; "The images of Mikael Olsson are held by the tension between visual faculties and visual conventions, the reality of perception and the reality of vision, of the concrete and the abstract."

84 pages, 31 images

Four-color process
Hardback / Clothbound
33 x 26 cm

English / German

ISBN 978-3-95829-196-6
Planned publication date 11/2017

Book design by Mikael Olsson with help by Mattias Sjöstedt.

A special first edition of the book, with a signed silver gelatin print on | auf 09, 24×30 cm, housed in a handmade clothbound box. Edition of 30 copies, plus 10 artist’s proofs, available directly from the artist.