The two artists Haris Epaminonda and Daniel Gustav Cramer collaborated on a triptych of exhibitions that had as its starting point a series of observations and interpretations on the work of Japanese filmmaker Yasujirō Ozu. Late Autumn (Samsa, Berlin, 2010), The End of Summer (dOCUMENTA (13), Kassel, 2012) and Early Summer (Kunsthalle Lissabon, Lisbon, 2012) were intended as a single, larger project in which Ozu's way of composing image and time was addressed and explored by the artists in an ongoing narrative that intersects all three exhibitions.
This monograph, co-published by Kunsthalle Lissabon and Mousse Publishing, thus not only constitutes the afterlife of their project, but also and above all, its conclusion. The book has become the only place in which the visual narrative conceived by the artists is made visible; through the book, space and time are finally aligned, thereby allowing readers to gain a more comprehensive insight into the project’s scope, which up until this point had only ever been partially understandable, as an inevitable result of the segmented nature of each individual exhibition.
The book features extensive installation views of the exhibitions’ three different venues, as well as lists of all the works installed. This will enable readers to perceive the flow of time and understand how groups of works changed, moved or were radically transformed, in some cases transitioning from one exhibition to another. The aim of establishing a visual index of subtle objects and images, of space and time, of transformation and sameness is at the core of this book, conceived and designed by the artists in collaboration with Nuno da Luz.
This publication has been generously supported by Governo de Portugal/Secretaria de Estado da Cultura, Direção Geral das Artes (DGArtes), Goethe Institut, Vera Cortês Art Agency.