Carsten Nicolai

Parallel Lines Cross at Infinity

Carsten Nicolai's stimulating audio-visual art challenges our perception and worldview. This book explores the work of the internationally renowned German artist.

Art is freedom. Everything is possible. Carsten Nicolai creates his work according to the strict application of his very own rules—and has established an impressively clear artistic perspective. Parallel Lines Cross at Infinity showcases Nicolai’s fascinating artwork from the past ten years, which explores the boundaries and intersections between art, nature, and science.

Carsten Nicolai uses patterns, series, codes, grids, mathematical equations, televisions, computers, neon tubes, and other devices. He visualizes phenomena that are usually invisible to the human eye, such as magnetic fields, and works with and against gravity. Nicolai considers the world to be his laboratory and his art can be seen as his experiments. In the examples featured in Parallel Lines Cross at Infinity, he analyzes, fragments, and condenses data and images in order to give his audience direct access to highly complex processes of time, space, and sound. Nicolai visually structures even the greatest chaos and his results are aesthetically brilliant.

Parallel Lines Cross at Infinity offers a wealth of inspiration for anyone interested in avant-garde art, mathematics, science, experimental music, and film, as well as conceptual thinking and design.

Editors: Gerd Harry Lybke, Carsten Nicolai
Release date: September 2015
Format: 23 x 30 cm
Features: 304 pages, full color, hardcover, 3 different papers, embossing
ISBN: 978-3-89955-597-4

Born in East Germany in 1965, Carsten Nicolai is one of the most important artists of the contemporary avant-garde. His work has been shown at documenta in 1997 and the Venice Biennale in 2001. It was the subject of an extensive solo exhibition at the Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt in 2005-2006. Nicolai has also done guest performances with his audio-visual art at the Guggenheim Museum in New York, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Centre Pompidou in Paris.

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Art is freedom. Everything is possible. Carsten Nicolai creates his work according to the strict application of his very own rules—and has established an impressively clear artistic perspective. Parallel Lines Cross at Infinity showcases Nicolai’s fascinating artwork from the past ten years, which explores the boundaries and intersections between art, nature, and science.

Carsten Nicolai uses patterns, series, codes, grids, mathematical equations, televisions, computers, neon tubes, and other devices. He visualizes phenomena that are usually invisible to the human eye, such as magnetic fields, and works with and against gravity. Nicolai considers the world to be his laboratory and his art can be seen as his experiments. In the examples featured in Parallel Lines Cross at Infinity, he analyzes, fragments, and condenses data and images in order to give his audience direct access to highly complex processes of time, space, and sound. Nicolai visually structures even the greatest chaos and his results are aesthetically brilliant.

Parallel Lines Cross at Infinity offers a wealth of inspiration for anyone interested in avant-garde art, mathematics, science, experimental music, and film, as well as conceptual thinking and design.

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Editors Gerd Harry Lybke, Carsten Nicolai
Release date: September 2015
Format: 23 x 30 cm
Features: 304 pages, full color, hardcover, 3 different papers, embossing
ISBN: 978-3-89955-597-4

Shipping Costs
We offer free shipping for all books sent to customers within the US. For addresses in Canada a flat fee of 10 USD will be raised.

Any shipping costs will be assessed during the checkout procedure and take into account the full value of goods purchased.

Payment
For shipments to addresses within the US, payments can be made using credit card, or PayPal.

Gestalten uses a secure payment system to protect your information. More information on our security procedure is available here

Shipping
Once your order is processed and an order confirmation is sent, you will be able to track your shipment using the link in the order confirmation. You will also be able to track your order in your customer account.

Deliveries are usually received within 1-2 working days. We will try to inform you of any unexpected delays.

Returns
Full refunds are available up until 14 days after the order confirmation is sent. You bear the direct costs for returning the products. More information on our return policy is available here.


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