Dominik Lang: The Sleeping City

artist´s book series

The publication is published as part of the Dominik Lang exhibition The Sleeping City, held in the Pavilion of the Czech Republic and the Slovak Republic at the 54th International Art Exhibition – La biennale di Venezia in Italy 2011.

Dominik Lang’s (1980) project links two sculptural approaches, each with a radically different historical context, against the background of an intimate family relationship. By connecting works of father and son it creates basis for a fictitious inter-generation dialogue.

In his site-specific installation reacting to the classic architecture of the Czechoslovak pavilion he puts forth a hypothetical model of a never-realized exhibition: he handles the works of the generationally antecedent artist as a material for formative activity, torn out of its historical context, inset within new constellations.

Czech/ English edition
Authors: Karel Císař, Yvona Ferencová, Marie Klimešová, et al.
Editors: Tomáš Pospiszyl, Yvona Ferencová, Dominik Lang
Translated by: Miloš Bartoň, Barbara Day, Alan Windsor
Distributor: KOSMAS
City: Prague
Year: 2011
Pages: 81
ISBN/ISSN: 978-80-8725
Price: 230 CZK (9 €)

Czech/ English Edition
Prague, May 2011
ISBN: 978-80-87259-10-8
Catalogue concept: Tomáš Pospiszyl, Yvona Ferencová, Dominik Lang
Texts: Karel Císař, Yvona Ferencová, Marie Klimešová, Tomáš Pospiszyl (interview)
Photographs: Fotografický archiv autora & Rudolf Červenka, Radek Jandera, Ondřej Polák, , Martin Polák, Jiří Thýn
Graphic concept nad desing: Petr Babák a Lukáš Kijonka (laboratoř)
Distribution by Kosmas