TYT (Take Your Time) 2: Printed Matter
--/2009 | English | 25.1 x 19 x 1.3
ISBN: 978-3-86560-700-3 | 142 pages, Soft Cover
Olafur Eliasson invites the reader into his library to show us 25 of his many autonomous artists' books. He talks about motivation, ideas, about form and design, about collaborations with producers and browses through his books in long series of images. Despite the manifold forms of appearance, his authorship is always clearly recognisable. The layout of this book and the various glimpses of his other books give us an idea of what his preferences are. He devotes great attention to small, inconspicuous books and often changes the perspective in the process. It is captivating to see how important and existential these seemingly marginal pieces are to the artist's large oeuvre.
The conclusion of the book is made up of a scientific catalogue raisonné of all published books by, with or about him. It begins with No. 1, 1997 and ends with this publication itself, No. 57. Published on the occasion of the exhibition: "Mediating experience: Olafur Eliasson's books", Biblioteca Universitaria di Bologna 2009.