Rafael Y. Herman
The catalogue was published in conjunction with the exhibition, Rafael Y. Herman, held at Ludwig Museum - Museum of Contemporary Art, between 15 February - 1 April, 2018.
Herman’s works are in prominent public and private collections, including the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, the Salsali Private Museum of Dubai and MAXXI national museum, Italy. Herman’s recent solo exhibition in 2017 at the magnificent Testaccio pavilion of MACRO museum in Rome claimed great international attention and marked the largest exhibition of the artist prior to the Ludwig Museum solo Exhibition in Budapest at the spring of 2018. Rafael Y. Herman is an invited artist of Ville de Paris at La Cité Internationale des Arts. He currently works and lives in Paris.
Prior to the opening the show, I have been invited to design the exhibition catalogue for what would be Rafael Y. Herman’s biggest show to date. As the show has been a milestone in his career, the catalogue was displayed in some of the most prominent museums in the world. Therefore it was created with the ambition to ensure a better exposure to Herman’s work.
The main challenge was to understand the philosophy behind Herman’s work in order impregnate the book with it. A reflexion around the notion of hidden reality was the starting point for the design process which quickly lead to the idea to setback the catalogue from the work.