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A Few Model Palm Trees

Books > Art books

Bruno V. Roels
2019
With a text by Brad Feuerhelm
Publisher: APE
Language: English
Medium: Softcover with dust jacket
Size: 18 x 14 cm
Pages: 64
Edition of 400
22.55$

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A Few Model Palm Trees is a remake, an interpretation, an appropriation, an adaption of Ed Ruscha’s famous book A Few Palm Trees from the 70s. Instead of using real palm trees, Roels makes use of downsized plastic trees that are used in architectural scale models, or that are used as children’s toys.
Roels often works with (photographs of) palm trees. All palm trees look alike, and as a symbol the plants are highly recognizable. Historically they’re connected to victory, triumph, endurance, religion, hospitality, wealth, luxury, vacation, paradise but also to colonization, trade and globalization. Palm trees have meaning across cultures. By using photographs of palm trees, Roels makes the idea of copying, mimicking and representation (all part of the very fabric of photography) very tangible. Now he takes on the next step by appropriating Ed Ruscha’s book.

Born in 1976, Bruno Roels lives and works in Ghent (Belgium). He divides his time between writing and photographing. He considers the act ...Read more

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