Includes a small bag of shredded counterfeit Euro notes
150 x 240 mm
Atenea is a journey, at the same time both physical and symbolic, around a Europe marked by depression and disillusionment. Far removed from the hungry gaze of a news gatherer, the photographer Roger Grasas offers us a vision of a mysterious and disturbing Europe, scattered with scenes in which animate and inanimate beings hold a dialogue in an encrypted language. Having set off on a sort of situationalist dérive, the author crosses the old Continent as an observer, in the style of a flaneur, a true Homo Ludens, taking delight in the unexpected to be found among the visible signs he stumbles upon, turning the ephemeral path traced across the map into a board game of his own invention. At the starting point of its excavation into very foundations of the Western world, Atenea chooses the headquarters of the European Central Bank in Frankfurt, the epicenter of current political events.
About the Artist
Roger Grasas was born in Barcelona in 1970. He began his professional career as a photographer in 2005 documenting projects for international foundations. Since then, traveling has become the core of his artistic work, translating his experiences and reflections into visual arts. As of 2009, he started a new stage in the Persian Gulf region. Between 2010 and 2017 he moved to Middle East where he developed his long term landscape documentary projects ‘Min Turab’ and ‘Ha Aretz’. The core of his work investigates the connexions between history and territory, the role that technology shows within the postmodern digital society and the state of alienation and confusion experienced by the human being in the context of the contemporary landscape.
About the Publisher
RM is one of the most prestigious publishers of art books in Latin America, focusing primarily on photography and contemporary art. It also maintains a select catalogue of Latin American literary classics. RM has published more than 190 titles by or about writers and artists of the international stature of Graciela Iturbide, Myako Ishiuchi, Carlos Amorales, Manuel Álvarez Bravo, Martin Parr, Julio Cortázar, Daido Moriyama, Luis Barragán, Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, Masao Yamamoto, Juan Rulfo, Agustín Jiménez, Marcos López, Jeff Wall, Pablo Ortiz Monasterio, Paolo Gasparini, and León Ferrari