Corraini Edizioni, Mantua—Italy, 2016
48 pages — 17×24 cm
Born in Leningrad in 1924 and raised in Riga, Boris Lurie’s personal and artistic journey has been indelibly marked by his experience in Nazi concentration camps. After managing to escape from Buchenwald in 1946, he emigrated to the United States with his father, where he began his career. In 1959, together with Sam Goodman and Stanley Fisher, he founded the NO!art movement in New York, in opposition to the two most popular trends at the time – Abstract Expressionism and Pop Art, adopting art as a tool of radical cultural criticism of nascent consumer society, war and nuclear proliferation.
Edited by Filippo Fossati, the book shows a series of collages in which images of concentration camps are provocatively mixed with the scenes from modern consumer culture.
Presented in occasion of the exhibition at CAMERA – Centro Italiano per la Fotografia, Turin, the book is published by Corraini Edizioni.