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Rovner, Michal (Artist/Photographer); Wolf, Sylvia; Golub, Leon & Rush, Michael (Contributors). MICHAL ROVNER: THE SPACE BETWEEN. Gottingen, Germany: Gerhard Steidl Druckerei Und Verlag/Whitney Museum Of American Art, 2002. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 256 pages. As New.

Exhibition Monograph, presented as an Artist Book. One of the most beautiful art photography books of our time. The first and only edition. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. The First Edition is now scarce. An austerely elegant production by Michal Rovner, Gerhard Steidl, Lorraine Wild, Robert Ruehlman, and Jessica Fleischmann: Oversize-volume format. Pictorial cloth flexi-boards with titles embossed on the cover and spine, as issued. Art by Michal Rovner. Essays by Sylvia Wolf and Michael Rush. Illuminating Conversation between Michal Rovner and Leon Golub. Exhibition History, Bibliography, and List of Plates appended at the end. Printed on pristine-white, thick coated stock and vellum papers by Steidl in Gottingen, Germany to the highest standards. Without DJ, as issued. Published on the occasion of the landmark exhibition of the same name curated by Sylvia Wolf, Sondra Gilman, and Yukiko Yamagata, and held at the Whitney Museum of American Art New York in 2002. Presents Michal Rovner's "The Space Between". Photographic abstractions of the most acute and delicate kind. "By repeatedly re-photographing her images, transferring them from video to film and back again, and manipulating them digitally, Michal Rovner creates photographic and video imagery that abstract familiar subjects like houses, animals, and people into ambiguous and iconic forms. Working with representation but against the traditions of narrative and documentary purpose, her artworks imply a tentative universe, one that is paradoxically peaceful and unsettled, vivid and shrouded, and completely counter-factual. If the changing nature of art has resulted in a general blurring of boundaries - between painting and photography, reality and memory, presence and absence - Rovner mines this haziness, refuses to respect borders, and exists completely in The Space Between" (Publisher's blurb). Born in Tel Aviv, Israel, Michal Rovner studied cinema, television, photography, philosophy, and art. Since moving to New York in 1987, she has seen her work shown extensively, including at The Art Institute of Chicago; The Tate Gallery London; P. S. 1 Contemporary Arts Center New York; The Corcoran Gallery of Art Washington, DC ; and The Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) New York. Her work is enigmatic, evocative, and powerful. An absolute "must-have" title for Michal Rovner collectors. This title is a great art photography book. This is one of very few copies of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Please note: Many copies available online have serious flaws ("slight edgewear", bumps, etc) yet are priced as though they had collectible value. A rare copy thus. 470 plates. One of the most brilliant American artist/photographers of our time. A fine collectible copy. . ISBN 3882438282. $150.00

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