Nico Joana Weber
22 April 2017


Book launch and artist talk with Angelika Stepken

Nico Joana Weber: Painted Desert, 2017
Essay by Anna Brohm, Grass Publishers, Cologne

In conversation with Angelika Stepken, Nico Joana Weber presents her newest artist book "Painted Desert". The publication complements and contrasts the 3 channel video installation "Land of Enchantment" currently on view at Temporary Gallery. While the installation focuses on the Tularosa Basin in New Mexico, which encompasses geographically as well as historically disparate places, the book is structured along architectures embedded in landscaped of the American southwest. Contrasting the colourful structures of these landscapes the architecture portrays a possible coexistence of the desert and the human, emergence and decay of civilisations.

Nico Joana Weber, born 1983 in Bonn, studied at Goldsmiths College, London, and at KHM Academy of Media Arts Cologne. In 2016, Weber received the Villa Romana Prize. / Angelika Stepken, since 2006 director of Villa Romana, Florence, and previously of Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe, is a writer, curator, (most recently "Future Perfect" a travelling exhibition of the IfA) and publisher of numerous publications (most recently "Unmapping the Renaissance", Vienna 2017)


Nico Joana Weber: Painted Desert, 2017
Courtesy by the artist