Konkreter Realismus
Vlassis Caniaris
Published by Verlag für Moderne Kunst, Nuremberg, 1991, 312 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 24.5 × 17.5 cm, German
Price: €45

From the 1950s through ’70s, Greek proto-Arte Povera artist Vlassis Caniaris introduced specific sites of political and personal histories into gallery and museum settings with tableau arrangements created from everyday working class objects. Material, form, texture and display comprise a sophisticated vocabulary of presentation organized to draw attention to immigrant plight and the social conditions of displacement, as well as to distinct modes of viewing and viewer-object seperation as determined by exhibition environments.

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