Nina Canell

Evaporation Essays
Sculptures that radiate ephemeral powers and fragile vitality.
Editors: 
Annette Hans, Melanie Bono
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Release Date: 
June 2010
Credits: 
Published by Distanz
Format: 
17 x 24 cm
Features: 
152 Pages, full color, hardcover
Language: 
bilingual German/English
ISBN: 
978-3-942405-02-7
Catalog Price: 
$45.00

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The precarious installations of Nina Canell could be read as essays on changeability and uncertainty. This book brings forth a number of reflections on the artist’s work, drawing from scientific experiments, intuitive logic, friendship, and the poetic potential in oddments of thought. It is the first extensive monograph on the artist and includes reproductions of sculptures from the past three years.
 

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The precarious installations of Nina Canell (born 1979 in Växjö, Sweden, lives and works in Berlin, Germany) could be read as essays on changeability and uncertainty. Hinged upon a fabric of electromagnetics, her communities of objects quietly interact with each other through modest arrangements, balancing careful ambitions to sustain certain frequencies, movements or altitudes. Electrical debris, wires and neon gas establish temporary, almost performative sculptural unions with natural findings such as water, wood or stones, yielding open-ended moments of synchronicity. An improvisational methodology and a flexibility of form highlight Canell’s quest for sculpture, which exists somewhere in between the material and the immaterial, forming and questioning the conductive relations between solid objects and mental events.

Evaporation Essays brings forth a number of reflections on the artist’s work, drawing from scientific experiments, intuitive logic, friendship, and the poetic potential in oddments of thought. The publication is the first extensive monograph on the artist and includes reproductions of sculptures from the past three years.