Published by Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König
Texts by Eugen Blume and Gabriele Knapstein, with visual essay by Nina Canell and Rolf Julius
Graphic design by Robin Watkins and Jesper Canell
Published in cooperation with Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin
This publication is an encounter between the works of two artists from different generations, who never met personally although both spent time in Berlin. Rolf Julius, who was born in 1939 in Wilhelmshaven and died in 2011 in Berlin, worked in the tradition of a "music for eyes and ears." Nina Canell, born in 1979 in Växjö, Sweden, belongs to a younger generation of artists whose three-dimensional work has an emphatically non-monumental quality. With an acute sense for the inherent potential contained within ordinary objects and natural materials, both artists know how to invoke the silent magic of the fleeting and the unstable.