The book ″Out of Nothing ⁄ Ud af Intet″ about the danish comtemporary artist Peter Callesen has been published in relation to a touring solo exhibition showing Peter Callesen´s paper work in 4 different Scnadinavian art museums: The Museum of Relgious Art (Lemvig, Denmark), Trapholt Art Museum (Kolding, Denmark), Mjelby Art Museum (Halmstad, Sweden) and Haugar Vestfold Art Museum (Tønsberg, Norway)
The book includes 80 color photographs of Peter Callesen´s most important paper works and installations. The book takes us all the way from Peter Callesen´s early performances to his most recent paper works. With his subtle paper cuts that often deal with the large subjects in life, Peter Callesen´s works generate both smiles and reflection. The book includes articles written by Museum Director Gerd Rathje, Museum Manager Anni Nørskov and an interview with the artist himself. The book is a hardcover and the text is in english as well as in danish.
Peter´s short statement: ″Lately I have worked almost exclusively with white paper in different objects, paper cuts, installations and performances. A large part of my work is made from A4 sheets of white paper. It is probably the most common and consumed media used for carrying information today, but we rarely notice the actual materiality of the A4 paper. The A4 paper is perhaps as close to nothing as you can get. Using this worthless material gives me as artist a greater freedom to deal with heavy subjects and to fill the paper with more dramatic stories.″
The book is available at museums where Peter Callesen is showing and online at: Museum Tusculanum PressNew Book.