Rare Earth


Author: Boris Ondreička, Nadim Samman 
Designer: David Rudnick and Raf Rennie 
Publisher: Sternberg Press / Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna, 2016 
Language: English 
Pages: 272 
Size: 17.5 x 24 cm 
Weight: 960 g 
Printing: Offset + Pantone spot colors 
Binding: Hardcover, cloth binding 
ISBN: 978-3-95679-144-4

Out of print

Condition: New (Sealed)

Product Description:

Rare Earth is an attempt to define the spirit of an age. Exploring how today’s myths, identities, and cosmologies relate to current advances in technology—through reference to the material basis to our most developed weapons and tools; a class of seventeen rare earth elements from the periodic table—Rare Earth challenges the rhetoric of immateriality associated with our hypermodern condition.

Copublished with Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna on the occasion of the exhibition “Rare Earth,” February 19–May 31, 2015, with works by Iain Ball, Erick Beltrán, Julian Charriere, Revital Cohen & Tuur Van Balen, Camille Henrot, Roger Hiorns, Marguerite Humeau, Jean Katambayi Mukendi, Oliver Laric, Ursula Mayer, The Otolith Group, Katie Paterson, Charles Stankievech, Suzanne Treister, Ai Weiwei, Guan Xiao, Arseniy Zhilyaev