Magali Reus (The Hague, 1981) is one of the most notable exponents of contemporary sculpture, renowned for using new high-tech techniques and ‘clean’ materials, and for her interest in mass-produced products and everyday architecture in the world around us.
Although her sculptures may often appear remote and industrial, they actually refer to physical actions that taint, pollute or even pervert the pristine, smooth surfaces. The industrially-produced objects with which we surround ourselves in our everyday lives - padlocks, kitchen articles, paving stones and waiting room furniture - are key points of reference. One of the core themes running throughout Reus’ oeuvre is the relationship between mass-produced articles and the human body in the context of today’s digital society. On the occasion of her exhibition at the end of 2016 a monograph has been published on her work.
Magila Reus her first monograph is a 136-page publication, with extensive image sections, a conversation between Magali Reus, Andrew Bonacina and Leontine Coelewij and contributions by Kirsty Bell, Andrew Bonacina and Liam Gillick.
Publication in cooperation with Kunstmuseum St. Gallen and is published by JRP Ringier.
Design Ringier, 144 pages, 25 x 20.5 cm, hardcover, English, € 17,50 , ISBN 978-3-03764-482-9