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Armin Linke * 1966 in Milan, lives in Milan et Berlin

The filmmaker and photographer Armin Linke first came to the attention of a broader spectrum of the public with his Book on Demand project at the 2003 Venice Biennial, in the Utopia Station section curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist. Visitors could page through his computer-based archive and compose their own book, which was mailed to them a few days later. Today the artist has put together a veritable globalization archive. The artist has put together a photographic archive tha [...]

The filmmaker and photographer Armin Linke first came to the attention of a broader spectrum of the public with his Book on Demand project at the 2003 Venice Biennial, in the Utopia Station section curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist. Visitors could page through his computer-based archive and compose their own book, which was mailed to them a few days later. Today the artist has put together a veritable globalization archive. The artist has put together a photographic archive that lists places of primary importance in contemporary geopolitics, whether the selected criteria are demography-, energy- or strategy-related. Armin Linke thus documents such places as an oilrig in the Arctic Sea, a crowded market in Calcutta, and a space base at the furthermost bounds of Siberia. He more often photographs cities under construction on all continents: Hong Kong, Tokyo, Beijing, Pyongyang, Sao Paolo, Berlin, Moscow, etc. Acting as a chronicler of globalisation, he is interested in how global capitalism is shaping the planet.

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