Ursula Biemann.
Mission Reports


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n.b.k. Exhibitions – Ursula Biemann. Mission Reports.

Edited by Marius Babias, Simon Maurer and Stella Rollig

208 pages, with illustrations (mostly in color), soft cover, 35 Euro, Verlag für moderne Kunst, Nürnberg 2012, ISBN 978-3-86984-304-9


In her art work—video essays and installations resulting from extended expeditions— Zurich artist Ursula Biemann (born 1955) examines subjects such as migration and gender policy to the backdrop of globalisation, free trade zones, virtual communication and the building of border fortresses, with which highly developed countries seal themselves off from the rest of the world. The publication introduces all the works of Biemann since 1999.

With texts by the artist on individual works, essays by T. J. Demos, Brian Holmes and Jörg Huber, as well as a wealth of visual material make possible an exploration of Biemann’s influential work for the first time on this scale.

The book was published on the occasion of the exhibition Ursula Biemann. Egyptian Chemistry – Deep Weather – Sahara Chronicle.