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"Kasper Sonne: The End is the Beginning" is a reference monograph of the works and projects by Danish artist Kasper Sonne. The publication is a representative catalogue of the artist's works from 2006-2010 and continues Sonne's strategy of actively inserting the viewer in the reading of the works by letting the reader individually construct the book's appearance through multiple possible foldings of the cover that allows for four different titles of the book.
Kasper Sonne's works revolve around conceptual strategies, invoked with a certain sensitivity and poetics, melancholia and doubt. His extensive employment of language - of letters and words, text and narratives, syntax and semiotics - question the idea of transferring or mirroring information. One of Kasper Sonne's principal strategies is to inject a Pop sensibility into conceptual strategies in a simple way and the works border on a play with fact and fiction. But, more than that, the works deal with the notion of representation and the continuous construction and deconstruction of meaning: Within the work itself, between the work and it's surroundings, and, most importantly, in a dialogue between the work and its audience. By erasing the work's immediate references, such as an identified author or the direction and purpose of the message, Sonne distances the statement from its origin and makes use of the singular cliché and its universality as a common signifier, due to its endless repetitive use within contemporary culture. The works always only represent the transformation of the object, not its fixed origin or end.
With essays by Shamim S. Momin (director and curator Los Angeles Nomadic Division, LAND), Jesper N. Jørgensen (independent curator, writer and editor, Copenhagen), and Benjamin Godsill (curatorial associate New Museum, New York)
Editor: Jesper N. Jørgensen
Graphic Design: Rasmus Koch Studio
Berlin 2009, 176 pages, 24 x 17 cm, Softcover, English