Publisher: JRP | RINGIER
Dimensions: 200 x 295 mm
For the past 15 years, Croatian artist David Maljkovic has been fascinated with the French car company Peugeot and its futuristic “concept cars” conceived in the 1980s to model what the car industry would look like in the 2000s--now evidence of a long-gone belief in progress and technology. In his film Out of Projection (2009–2015), filmed at Peugeot headquarters and innovation campus in Sochaux, automobile prototypes and former employees serve as symbolic links between past and future. Centered on this landmark work, which is presented through related projects, archive, documentation and film stills, this artist’s book constitutes an emblematic case study of David Maljkovic’s practice and obsessions.
Designed by London-based graphic design studio Abäke, the volume is published as the editorial sequel of the exhibition In Low Resolution, held at Palais de Tokyo, Paris, in 2014 and co-organized with Festival d’Automne (Paris). Besides publishing previously unseen material, it also comprises an essay by curator and art critic François Piron as well as an interview with Julien Fronsacq, curator of the Palais de Tokyo exhibition.