Four Times Through The Labyrinth


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By Olaf Nicolai, Jan Wenzel. English translation by Sadie Plant.

“This book on labyrinths is wonderful! It enlarges the traditional catalog of labyrinths so much and so well, being itself labyrinthine,” —Jean-Luc Nancy, French philosopher

The starting point for this transcript of four lectures is a public art work that conceptual artist Olaf Nicolai installed in Paris in 1998. By exploring and combining a broad spectrum of topics that relate to the theme of the labyrinth, this book serves as both, a reference system to Nicolai’s work as well as an independent source book dealing with labyrinthian matter ranging from the minotaur to the floorplans of IKEA.

Published by Spector Books and Rollo Press, 2013

ISBN: 978-3-944669-03-8