Odd Time, the artist’s first monograph, juxtaposes Vrbaški’s austere portraits of women against cryptic forest scenes from the Dalmatian coast.
Publisher: Kerber 2021
Modelling the book after the asymmetrical musical rhythm known as “odd time meter” and native to Southern European musical traditions, Vrbaški composes a visual sequence that celebrates the hidden over the obvious. In an era insistent on knowing and controlling, Odd Time opens space for a dissonant experience of the world.
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Book Specs: Odd Time by Mirjana Vrbaški published by Kerber 2021 | Design: Hannah Feldmeier | Text: Koen Potgieter | Lithography: Jan Scheffler | Limited Edition of 600 | Hardcover | 17 x 22 cm | 64 pages | 24 color illustrations | English | ISBN 978-3-7356-0765-2. Available here.
Mirjana Vrbaški (b.1978 in Montreal) is a Serbian/Canadian lens-based artist. After obtaining a BA in Literature in Canada, Vrbaški turned to photography, graduating from the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague (2010). Her ongoing series Verses of Emptiness has received and been nominated for, among other, the Renaissance Photography Prize (UK), the Taylor Wessing Photographic Prize (UK) and LensCulture Portrait Prize (NL).
Vrbaški’s practice is rooted in the photographic image as a palpable site for contemplation of complexity. Generally working with large formats and repeating motifs, she pushes past the narrative, seeking to foster a deeper engagement with the photographic image.
She lives and works in Berlin.