The Book of Happiness and Sadness, 2019, monograph

Published by Lecturis 
Design by Franziska Morlok/Rimini Berlin
English text by Katia Krupennikova
Paperback, otabind with flaps, 22 x 31 cm, 176 pages
ISBN 978-94-6226-323-9
Supported by Tijl Fund and Mondriaan Fund

Irina Birger’s first monograph, The Book of Happiness and Sadness contains numerous vivid, text-based drawings from the artist’s diary of words, forms, and colours, as well as photographs of her exhibitions and performances. The publication, created by graphic designer Franziska Morlok of studio Rimini Berlin, presents the act of drawing as a self-contemplative study, whereby the artist hopes to provoke a similar contemplation in the reader. Moreover, an essay written by independent curator Katia Krupennikova examines Birger’s work in connection with significant dilemmas in today’s society, such as the concept of the group versus individualism and interdependency.

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TOTEMS, 2016, catalogue of the drawing series
Design by  Olga Ganzha
English text by Katia Krupennikova
Edition of 100, numbered, 29,7x21 cm, 40 pages

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