Book by German artist Olaf Nicolai based on Robert Schumann’s Humoreske Opus 20 for piano. Composed in 1839, the exponent of Romanticism added a staff between the treble and bass staves in one part of the piece, which he named Innere Stimme (“Inner Voice”).
With an accompanying text by Jean-Luc Nancy, produced by Roma Publications.
Nicolai’s conceptual approach, which he translates into strong aesthetic forms with the use of diverse media, questions the way in which we view our everyday environment. His sources often analyze historical, social or scientific conditions, which he elaborates in aesthetic situations that create new perspectives and significance.
Olaf Nicolai (1962) lives and works in Berlin.
Text in French and English.
Softcover, 9.5" x 13", 16 pages, 2010