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Michael Vahrenwald - The People's Trust, Kominek, 2021, Berlin

 

Hardcover with Swiss binding, text by Wolfgang Scheppe, poem by Richard Brautigan, first edition of 750 copies.

The People’s Trust is a study of the changing financial institution, specifically the repurposed remains of 19th and 20th century banks across the United States.

The monumentality of these neo-classical facades stands in contrast with their new roles as liquor stores, pawn shops, churches, department stores and pharmacies.  The work is in keeping with Vahrenwald’s investigation of locations where landscape, politics, and economics intersect, and poses questions as to what value can be derived from photographing the built world.  In the case of ‘The People’s Trust,’ layers of history and time are inscribed onto false fronts of capitalistic glory.

Order at Kominek.

Pages: 112
Place: Berlin
Year: 2021
Publisher: Kominek
Size: 24 x 29 cm (approx.)







Michael Vahrenwald The People's Trust

Michael Vahrenwald The People's Trust

Michael Vahrenwald The People's Trust

Michael Vahrenwald The People's Trust

Michael Vahrenwald The People's Trust

Michael Vahrenwald The People's Trust


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Hardcover with Swiss binding, text by Wolfgang Scheppe, poem by Richard Brautigan, first edition of 750 copies.

The People’s Trust is a study of the changing financial institution, specifically the repurposed remains of 19th and 20th century banks across the United States.

The monumentality of these neo-classical facades stands in contrast with their new roles as liquor stores, pawn shops, churches, department stores and pharmacies.  The work is in keeping with Vahrenwald’s investigation of locations where landscape, politics, and economics intersect, and poses questions as to what value can be derived from photographing the built world.  In the case of ‘The People’s Trust,’ layers of history and time are inscribed onto false fronts of capitalistic glory.

Order at Kominek.

Pages: 112
Place: Berlin
Year: 2021
Publisher: Kominek
Size: 24 x 29 cm (approx.)