Sanam Khatibi Cyanide

Nº 40 / January
€ 38 available

This publication focuses on Sanam Khatibi’s meticulously painted small still lifes. With the finest brush she applies light and shadow in oil paint to various miniature shapes. The compositions themselves are quite unassuming. Objects loom haphazardly from the golden or black background and seem to sing in polyphony in the vein of Orlando di Lasso, Johannes Ockeghem and other masters of polyphony. (…)
The highly detailed objects come from a golden age that has yet to come. In contrast with the Dutch Golden Age of the 1600s, hers is a century of self-flagellation, cosmology, human sacrifice, femininity, prestige and decapitation. A century in which all forms surrounding us mysteriously shrink. This futuristic universe will reduce the human footprint. The world will shrink to the scale of a postcard of a still life painted by Sanam Khatibi. (Text Nikolaas Demoen)

96 pages, 30 × 23 cm
hardcover
ISBN 978 94 9126 241 8
with a text by Nikolaas Demoen
(EN/FR/NL)

The book is available
at the following locations:

Antwerp
De Groene Waterman
Copyright (webshop)
Brugge
De Reyghere
Groeningemuseum
Brussels
Peinture Fraîche (webshop)
Librairie Candide
rodolphe janssen gallery
WIELS
Ghent
Copyright (webshop)
Kunsthal Gent
S.M.A.K.
Mechelen
De Zondvloed
New York
P.P.O.W. gallery (US)
Printed Matter (US) (webshop)
Oudenaarde
Boekhandel Beatrijs
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