The Blue Skies Project – Installation view at Fitzrovia Chapel, London, 2019.
Curated by Monica Allende - © Anton Kusters
Stemming from an initial documentary approach, Anton is concerned by the human condition and the impossibility of understanding fully, the difficulties of representing trauma, loss of the experience of place, and the act of commemoration.
Using installation, abstracted and deconstructed photographic and visual representation, video and sound, his focus lies on investigating other ways of seeing, the limits of memory and remembrance, and the significance of viewer placement and subject-position.
Anton published three monographs: YAKUZA (2011), Mono No Aware (2014) and 1078 Blue Skies / 4432 Days (2020). In 2017 he completed #image_by_image, an online public dialogue with fellow artist Ivan Sigal, based on associations of image and word, fragment and concept, re-contextualisation and reflection. He is currently working on several installations and collaborations: The Blue Skies Project (including a sound piece by Ruben Samama), La C.H., Caduta Massi (with Ivan Sigal) and On Your Shoulders.
In 2019, One Thousand and Seventy-eight Blue Skies was installed at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington DC. In 2020 he was a finalist for the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize for his exhibition of The Blue Skies Project at the Fitzrovia Chapel in London.
His work is currently in the public collections of the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, the International Centre for Photography in New York, Fundació Banco Sabadell in Barcelona, and FotoMuseum in Antwerp.