A personal geographic : The act of mercy = De werken van barmhartigheid

Artist’s book with a selection of collages. In the spring of 2005 the artist Luuk Wilmering exhibited forty collages, made with visual material from the American periodical National Geographic. In the collages the characteristic, reassuring aesthetic of the photos in National Geographic yields to relentless images of a chaotic world where everyone seems to have little use for each other. In that sense the collages become an ironic commentary on National Geographic and on the never-ceasing deluge of news information in the media, a tide in which it becomes increasingly difficult to take a standpoint of one's own. hungry, giving water to the thirsty, sheltering the stranger, clothing the naked, caring for sick, visiting the prisoner and burying the dead.


61 p. : ill. ; 25 x 18 cm