Basim Magdy - The Romantic Transformation of Loneliness into a Trade, 2016
Basim Magdy is Deutsche Bank’s Artist of the Year 2016
. The award goes to contemporary artists who have created a substantial body of work, in which works on paper and photography play a role. The award focuses on artistic positions that deal with social themes in an individual way and take new formal paths. At the same time, the award honors impetus emanating from the new art centers of Africa, Asia, South America and Eastern Europe. It is not a purely financial award, but firmly embedded in Deutsche Bank’s art program. It supports new positions and promotes the acquisition of works for the corporate collection. The highlight is the »Artist of the Year« solo exhibition at the Deutsche Bank KunstHalle, which is accompanied by a major catalogue. Subsequently, the show travels on to other international venues. The artist is also invited to design a special edition for the Deutsche Bank KunstHalle.
Basim Magdy’s edition consists of a light box and six photographs on Duraclear transparent film. Each picture has a dominant color. The owner chooses which image to show depending on the occasion. The combination of two or more transparencies creates different “exposures.” Thus, each presentation of the edition is the result of an open cooperative process between collector and artist.
Medium: Light box and 6 interchangeable Duraclear transparencies.
Size: 45,2 x 28,7 x 3,8 cm.
Edition of 50 copies plus 10 AP.
Numbered and signed on sticker card.
Price: €900 SOLD OUT
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