The Wake of Dust. Thomas Hauser

Posted in distribution, photography on November 21st, 2015
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The Wake of Dust. Thomas Hauser

Images by Thomas Hauser
Design by Fred Cave

Printed at Werkplaats Typografie, Arnhem, NL
Plaatsmaaken, Arnhem, NL
Drukkerij Wihabo, Geffen, NL
Bound at Handboekbinderij Geertsen, Nijmegen, NL

Edition of 200
Published 2015


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Follow Me. Susan Philipz. Humboldt Books

Posted in architecture, history, interior, photography, travel on November 16th, 2015
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Follow Me is a book created for the exhibition by Susan Philipsz in the city of Genoa. Designed on the basis of a contemporary Baedeker, this book offers an original itinerary in the city, read through the work of the Scottish artist, invited by the Museum of Villa Croce in conceiving an exhibition inside the historic center of the city. The book is thus a city-guide that links different places and times, and that also moves from the habit of moving, investigated as a typical phenomenon of the Grand Tour – and that is the origin of the term “tourism”.

Susan Philipsz (Glasgow, 1965) won the prestigious Turner Prize in 2010 and has presented her installations in 2007 at Skulptur Projekte, Muenster, in 2012 at documenta13, Kassel and in 2015 at the Istanbul Biennial. Susan Philipsz has gained widespread recognition in the international artworld for the sharp execution of her works, unique in their genre, based on the rigorous analysis of the history, memory, and traditions of a specific place that she transposes into immaterial architectures creating an introspective environment for the “viewer”. The universal narrative of loss, hope, and homecoming is conveyed through the reproduction of tunes and melodies that, blending with the genius loci, generate a subjective storytelling.


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Moon Space One. Björn Engberg (ed.). Moon Space Books

Posted in photography on November 12th, 2015
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Moon Space One is a reflection of eight artists personal relationship to space. Through photography and painting they express their visions of the unknown infinity that surrounds us. Featuring Jim Mangan, Jessica Rayner, Joakim Heidvall, Nadine Byrne, Clara Gesang-Gottowt, Dit-Cilinn, David Ohlsson & Björn Engberg.

Print: Offset, Risograph
The publication is handbound and made in 300 numbered copies.
1st edition of 300 copies, numbered



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Posted in art, distribution, photography on October 23rd, 2015
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Clearly indebted to Andy Warhol’s ironic identity play in his photobooth self portraits, these photographs were shot for the series The Exquisite Self Portraits, 2010, in which Rob Pruitt collaged onto large canvases three or four horizontal bands featuring photo fragments of his head and chest.

This publication is the fifth in a series of artist books dedicated to b/w portraits.


€ 18.00

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The Cars. Wolfgang Tillmans. Verlag Der Buchhandlung Walther König.

Posted in photography on October 22nd, 2015
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“I wanted to show how cars appear in typical street view, which is rarely the subject of photographs. Cars are usually avoided in photography – one waits until a car has exited a view. The ordinary presence of cars is rarely worthy of representation. It’s always the special car, or the extreme traffic jam or, of course, the exciting crash that is being pictured. The Cars pays tribute to the shapes and forms we look at every day. How much time we spend with them, sitting inside them, the endless hours we stare at a dashboard. Even if we don’t own a car ourselves, their presence is unavoidable. Cars are everywhere. Their sheer number is the most crazy thing about them. They appear in our lives with excessive omnipresence. In their volume cars intrude upon public space, and the way they occupy streets and open areas is rarely challenged. Virtually wherever there are people, there are cars and they are visually intermingling in whatever we see. We are looking at the world from a car and cars are in the foreground, the background or in between of what is in our view. Where they are, they add a tone, a note, a presence, a noise to the setting they’re in. [...]”

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Pavel Mára Photographs 1969-2014. KANT

Posted in books, photography on October 20th, 2015
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PAVEL MÁRA is a distinctive European photographer. Born in Prague in 1951, for almost two decades now he has been a teacher at the Institute of Creative Photography, Silesian University, Opava. That is the calling to which he was predestined by his art, which entails working with concepts and meticulously thinking things through. The look of his works often stems from new interpretations of the possibilities of the photographic medium.
Mára creates in series, some of which are remarkable depictions of the organic and inorganic world in geometric shapes. He achieves that, for example, by how he selects his shots. He does not use the usual technique of manipulating the photographic image. Often striking, surprising, and sometimes even unreal, colour is an independent component of Mára’s photographs. Yet he also employs a detailed and bewitchingly clear transcription of photographed reality. His work in series excludes chance; it leaves the viewer in no doubt about the photographer’s intentions.
As early as in the 1970s, Mára was among the few people in Czechoslovakia who did art photography in colour and, moreover, mostly in large formats. Of his early works, one mostly recalls the pictures of the precisely textured surfaces of technological objects painted in bright colours, for example,MECHANICAL STILL LIFES (1976–84). These are photographs that may reasonably be ranked among works of geometrical abstraction in other fields of art, even though they are at the same time quite concrete. He has been developing the principle to this day.
The human body became the main subject matter of Mára’s photographs. Using a simple method, he created the monumental TRIPTYCHS of nudes and portraits from 1990–93. The extraordinary impression they make consists in the sensed mystery of a shift of gaze. They were made without changing the position of the model by a vertical shift of the camera – the view from below, the view straight on, the view from above.
He made MECHANICAL CORPUSES (1997) using special approaches with coloured lighting, linking real bodies to unreal colours. The inventive staging of models with shaved heads in precisely centred compositions brought Mára to international attention.
The publication is based on the counterpoint of black-and-white and colour photographs, including, for example, BLACK CORPUSES: FAMILY (2001); the magical tonality of this series was achieved by printing black-and-white reversal film on colour reversal paper. NEGATIVE HEADS (2010), made in the scale of black, grey, and white, are, by contrast, digital portraits of a male model, defamiliarized by using geometric elements.
Pavel Mára’s whole oeuvre is pioneering. It is highly aestheticized but not calming; rather, it makes one uneasy. It is part of contemporary postmodern culture also because it is complete only when it has been installed, and in each case this is done for a particular space.


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Palimpsest. Sébastien Capouet. Théophile’s Papers & MER. Paper Kunsthalle

Posted in photography on October 10th, 2015
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Sébastien Capouet’s Palimpsest gathers a body of photographs taken between 2011 and 2014, in parallel with the artist’s pictorial practice. This object-book induces, via playful folds and successive intervals, rhythmic gestures in the reader. The principle is that of the palimpsest, in which successive strata echo both the different layers enveloping the characters staged in the photographs, and the deserted landscapes – sites of memory – in which they evolve. Within Sébastien Capouet’s oeuvre, the body of photographic images presents itself as a transitory, liminal space, as a condition for the abstraction of the painted canvas. The chosen abstraction allows the artist to concentrate the attention of the spectator on the processes at play. These processes of effacement, in his paintings just as much as in his images/photographs, depend less on subtraction than on additions, superimpositions and saturations.
Co-published with MER. Paper Kunsthalle


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Posted in art, Artist Book, books, distribution, photography on October 6th, 2015
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Ten years ago, Dutch photographer Yamandu Roos went on a grand quest to discover backyard Europe and take pictures. This epic journey is now neatly documented in the form of a book, published by Red Lebanese.


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William Eggleston – Los Alamos. Thomas Weski (Ed.). Scalo

Posted in art, Artist Book, books, distribution, exhibition catalogue, Motto@MarkthalleIX event, photography on September 24th, 2015
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Catalogue of the exhibition held at the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, Porto, Museum Ludwig, Cologne; Museet for Samtidkunst – The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Oslo; Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek; Albertina, Vienna; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas.


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Christian Aschman. The Space in Between. Théophile’s Papers

Posted in architecture, distribution, photography on September 22nd, 2015
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