April 2, 2017 - Fogo Island Arts - Edgar Leciejewski: Tones
April 2, 2017

Fogo Island Arts

Left: Edgar Leciejewski, Horizon 1 (Fettgerüst) (detail), 2014. Colour print. Right: Edgar Leciejewski, Rocket 16, 2014–15. Glass, porcelain, ceramic, animal teeth. Courtesy the artist and Fogo Island Arts.

Edgar Leciejewski: Tones


Fogo Island Arts is pleased to announce the 2017 publication of Edgar Leciejewski: Tones.

Edited by Alexandra McIntosh and Nicolaus Schafhausen, this sixth volume in FIA’s publication series accompanies the Leipzig-based artist’s solo exhibition Tones at the Fogo Island Gallery (2015). The publication includes critical texts by Bill Arning and Zoë Gray, a conversation between Edgar Leciejewski and Nicolaus Schafhausen, and is lavishly illustrated with original colour photography and installation views.

Created by Edgar Leciejewski during his six-month residency with Fogo Island Arts, the works in Tones include a massive grid of 169 photographs of Fogo Island sunsets, photographic collages, and a large-scale composite image of a bookcase. Also featured are a series of precarious sculptures composed of broken crockery, glass and other debris tossed into the sea over the 200 years of island settlement, and collected by the artist along the seashore. At play within these works are attempts to reconcile seemingly opposing forces or phenomena, to incorporate the infinite within the specific, or to archive, stretch and condense our experience of time.

Available through the Fogo Island Shop.

Edgar Leciejewski: Tones
Copublished by Fogo Island Arts and Sternberg Press
Design by Surface
March 2017, English
15 x 21 cm, 96 pages, 38 colour ill., softcover
ISBN 978-3-95679-206-9

About Fogo Island Arts
Fogo Island Arts is a residency-based contemporary art venue that supports research and production of new work for artists, filmmakers, writers, musicians, curators, designers and thinkers from around the world. Since 2008, FIA has brought some of the most exciting emerging and renowned artists of today to Fogo Island, Newfoundland, Canada to take part in residencies and to present solo exhibitions at the Fogo Island Gallery. Combining contemporary art, iconic architecture and social innovation in a singular setting, FIA is a world-class institution that is uniquely rooted in community. FIA is an initiative of the Shorefast Foundation, a registered charity dedicated to improving the social, cultural and economic conditions on Fogo Island and other small places around the world.

T + 1 709 266 1248 / info [​at​] fogoislandarts.ca

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