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A Journey in Two Directions

Artists’ book (2010)
English text
, hardcover, 160 pages, 16×22 cm
Book design: Anni’s
Edited by Nanna Debois Buhl and Liz Linden
Published by Revolver Publishing
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A Journey in Two Directions is an artist’s book by Nanna Debois Buhl presenting her recent body of works that examine traces of the Danish colonial past in the intersection of Afro-Caribbean, American, and Danish histories. The book includes contributions from Naja Marie Aidt, Johanna Burton, Edgar O. Lake, Thomas J. Lax, Tone Olaf Nielsen, and Louise Wolthers.

Possessing colonies in the West Indies from the 17th century, Denmark was both a major player in the Triangle slave trade and a minor nation of approximately one million inhabitants located on the periphery of Europe. Navigating with imperfect maps between unfamiliar terrain and familiar surroundings, Buhl’s journey takes her through archives and streetscapes, islands and museums, as she investigates the varied and variable signs of these overlapping histories.

The book is available online through Revolver Publishing and at the following locations:

Denmark:
Kunsthal Charlottenborg / Motto, Copenhagen 
Den Frie – Center of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen
Nikolaj – Copenhagen Contemporary Art Center, Copenhagen
Kunstforeningen Gl. Strand, Copenhagen
Sweden:
Malmö Konsthall, Malmö
USA:
Printed Matter, New York
P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Queens, New York
Studio Museum, Harlem, New York
International Center of Photography, New York 
Canada:
Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada