PALMS. Visions of the good life. A dream, a hope, an escape from everyday life. With candles and ashtrays in the shape of palms or a glitter palm in an ice-cream sundae, we take a bit of it home—an admission that we dream a dream of great happiness, combined with a genial petty bourgeois mentality.

Veronika Veit

This new monograph, for the first time, brings together all the genres of the work of the Munich artist Veronika Veit (born 1968). In her sculptures, installations, photographs and animated films from 1999 to 2005, she blurs the boundaries between the real and the fictive world. The title “Substitute” refers to the dominant character of Veit’s pictorial language: the irritation arising from the substitution of objects, materials and ideas. Everyday objects like a shower, bed, or desk are transformed through an apparently banal change of their materials and the slight adjustment of form to create complex works of art. In her installations, Veit unifies static elements like sculptures with dynamic elements like animated films. In this way, the sculptures are brought to life.

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"Veronika Veit"

ISBN 978-3-938025-17-8

21,00 x 28,00 cm

80 Pages

78 colored and 5 b/w illustrations

Hardcover, bound, without dust-jacket, without slipcase

Languages: German, English


Galerie upstairs, Berlin

Aeneas Bastian, Stefan Berg, Harriet Häußler, Wolfgang Ullrich, and Margit Zuckrigel
The illustrated book was published on the occasion of the exhibition "Veronika Veit. Substitute", Galerie upstairs, 2005.