Kuzma Vostrikov and Ajuan Song

Absolutely Augmented Reality

A colorful parallel existence: The New York-based artist duo Kuzma Vostrikov and Ajuan Song

 

Title Information

Edited by Anna Gvirts. With contributions by Rosa JH Berland, Anthony Haden-Guest, and Lilly Wei, and with conversations with Kuzma Vostrikov and Ajuan Song conducted by Arnau Salvadó and Iona Whittaker

1st edition

, 2020

Hardback

160 pages, 110 color illustrations

24 x 30 cm

ISBN 978-3-85881-863-8

Content

Kuzma Vostrikov and Ajuan Song’s Absolutely Augmented Reality takes as its subject the intersection of fine art, photography, and the idea of authorship through a series of richly saturated, theatrical, and symbolic images that use costume, character, and allegory to create a sense of exploration and melancholic intrigue. In this dream world of strange and alluring portraiture, the viewer is delighted by a host of archetypal images, hybrid creatures, surreal motifs, and canonical postures, as well as inversions of iconic art historic references.

Appealing to fine art, design, and photography fans alike, this new book features some one hundred color images from Vostrikov and Song’s previously unpublished collaborative work. Alongside the photographs it features a brief introductory text by art historian Rosa J. H. Berland and critical essays by art critic Anthony Haden-Guest and Lilly Wei, as well as two interviews with the artists conducted by Iona Whittaker and Arnau Salvadó.

 

Kuzma Vostrikov, born 1977 in Russia, is multidisciplinary artist working in the fields of experimental photography, film, and writing. He lives in New York.


Ajuan Song, of Chinese origin, lives and works in New York as an artist and photographer whose practice includes analog, digital photography, and multimedia works.


Anna Gvirts is an artist, photographer and book designer who lives and works in her native Moscow and New York City.

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Praise

"An excellently made book design with a mounted cover photo is convincing all along the line. If you open the art book, you will be blown away by the fantastic photo ideas. A pleasure what expects one here between linen covered book covers." Horst Tress, Magazin Köllefornia

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Cover

Absolutely Augmented Reality, 2017 © Kuzma Vostrikov & Ajuan Song

Angry Birds, 2017 © Kuzma Vostrikov & Ajuan Song

Chapter 433, 2017 © Kuzma Vostrikov & Ajuan Song

Travel Into a Good Mood, 2017 © Kuzma Vostrikov & Ajuan Song

Absolutely Augmented Reality 2, 2017 © Kuzma Vostrikov & Ajuan Song

Return into Destiny, 2017 © Kuzma Vostrikov & Ajuan Song

The Last Lucy, 2017 © Kuzma Vostrikov & Ajuan Song

Synergy of Comfortable Circumstances, 2017 © Kuzma Vostrikov & Ajuan Song

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