A European journey, based on encounters with contemporary artists across the continent.

Salt in the Wound is an essayistic journey through Europe, based on encounters with mid-career and leading contemporary artists. The book looks into the relationship between cultural origin and the artists’ imagination. Through studio visits, exhibition reviews and conversations, the author reflects on the work of these artists, and how it relates to both local histories and the global art practice.

The book contains essays on the work of Miroslaw Balka (Poland), Anton Henning (Germany), Flo Kasearu (Estonia), Bernard Frize (France), Anish Kapoor (India/UK), Michael Borremans (Belgium), Lia Kazakou (Greece), Sejla Kameric (Bosnia), Norbert Bisky (Germany), Monika Sosnowska (Poland), Janis Avotins (Latvia), Luc Tuymans (Belgium), Paula Rego (Portugal/UK), Klaas Kloosterboer (Netherlands), Irina Botea (Romania), Bridget Riley (UK), Marc Mulders (Netherlands), Sean Scully (Ireland/US).

Published by Garret Publications, Helsinki, 2019. Available in Berlin (Bücherbogen, Walther König, St. George’s), New York (Mcnally Jackson), Riga (Careva Gallery), Helsinki (Nide), Vienna (Walther König), Amsterdam (Athenaeum, Stedelijk Museum) and other cities.

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