Memory Confronted

A Nils Nova artist book with an essay by Max Wechsler

Nils Nova’s works and installations are rooted in the desire to subvert our perception of time and our assumptions about space. His artist’s book «Memory Confronted» is conceived as a photo album; it contains prints of photographs, lined up and combined as in an exhibition. Nova demonstrates the power of staging by juxtaposing portraits of celebrities with those of ordinary people who resemble them; photographed newspaper clippings combined with pictures of the «real» world question the reality behind the medium, and the fusion of different identities creates new realities in the viewer’s mind. Nova’s collages in this bibliophile «photo album» are brilliantly deceptive, exploiting and manipulating the uncertainty of perception.

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