The Other Side of Silence is the first monograph of the artist Hrair Sarkissian—one of the leading figures working with photography globally today. This book of multi-disciplinary essays and images explores histories of disappearance, the architecture of violence, and the potential of the medium of photography itself. While encompassing the moving image, sculpture, sound, and installation, Sarkissian’s practice is rooted in his photographs. His lifelong use of a large-format camera relates to the artist’s interest in the role that chance plays in capturing hidden narratives of conflict, trauma, and displacement. Acting as an archaeologist and a storyteller, the artist draws upon personal and collective memory to reveal stories that official records cannot tell.
Edited by Dr Theodor Ringborg and Dr Omar Kholeif, published by Bonniers Konsthall in collaboration with Lenz Press and designed by Hans Gremmen. The publication features original essays and texts by exhibition co-curator, Ringborg, Kholeif and Stijn Huijts, as well as Hoor Al Qasimi (Sharjah Art Foundation President and Director), Marianne Hirsch (Professor, Columbia University), Hannah Feldman (Associate Professor, Northwestern University), Todd Reisz (architect and writer) and Vali Mahlouji (curator and psychoanalyst).
Editors: Dr Theodor Ringborg, Artistic Director, Bonniers Konsthall; Dr Omar Kholeif, Senior Curator, Sharjah Art Foundation
Essays by: Hoor Al Qasimi, Marianne Hirsch, Hannah Feldman, Todd Reisz, Vali Mahlouji, Theodor Ringborg, Omar Kholeif, Stijn Huijts
Graphic Design: Hans Gremmen
21,5 x 28 cm
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