Fabian Marti. Bilder 2005–2016

Fabian Marti

Bilder 2005–2016

A large-for­mat vol­ume with a black hard­cover and white dust jacket on which the barely vis­i­ble light-grey ini­tials F and M are set one above the other ac­com­pa­nies an ex­hi­bi­tion by Fabian Marti at the Kun­st­mu­seum Luzern. The book's de­sign is well matched to the art. The large il­lus­tra­tions of the works are placed in pairs on a dou­ble page with a white or black bor­der, ac­cen­tu­at­ing the theme of black and white that is a fre­quent char­ac­ter­is­tic of Marti's work. Where the bor­der and image back­grounds are equally black, the il­lus­tra­tions are set off by a spe­cial var­nish. The works are grouped by tech­nique - first a large num­ber of pho­tograms, then inkjet prints - and the in­di­vid­ual pair­ings are arranged by the­matic or for­mal links in a way that re­calls an artist's book. The ty­pog­ra­phy of the ac­com­pa­ny­ing es­says is at times slightly out of focus, which can be read as a ref­er­ence to the pho­tograms.

Fabian Marti, Los Angeles (USA)
Fabian Marti, Los Angeles (USA)
Teo Schifferli, Zürich, assisted by Thomas Petit and Anne Stock
Kösel Media GmbH & Co. KG, Altusried-Krugzell (DE)
Edition Patrick Frey, Zürich
319 × 215 × 20