Fotograf #24: Seeing is Believing. Pavel Banka (Ed.)

Posted in distribution, magazines, photography on October 31st, 2014
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Fotograf #24: Seeing is Believing. Pavel Banka (Ed.).

The issue entitled “Seeing is Believing” tackles the imaginary space “through the mirror” which deals with phenomena existing on the margins of scientific knowledge. Here photography plays the role of medium, documentary record, witness, and even of a means of evidence which attests to paranormal phenomena, spiritism, decadence, thoughtography (“mental photography”) and so on. On the other hand, the nature of the theme also touches certain motifs of the visual arts, such as mirroring, ghost images, and trompe l’oeil, even branching into Surrealism. The issue will combine the aforementioned approaches and perspectives, hoping to provoke mediation on the relationship between the technological image and reality, and on the authenticity of the medium of photography itself.

Tomokichi Fukurai
František Drtikol
Ralph Eugene Meatyard
Ryan Thompson
Asger Carlsen
František Vobecký
Christoph Keller
Gerard Byrne
Michal Heiman
Július Koller
Taiyo Onorato a Nico Krebs
Mário Bihári a Bjőrn Steinz
Junsheng Zhou
Jiří Černický
Paul Bogaers
Emir Šehanović
Theory – Oana Mateescu
Discoveries – Katarína Hrušková, Bastienne Schmidt, Michael Borek

Language: English
ISSN: 1213-9602

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mono.kultur #37, JAMES NACHTWEY: SHARDS OF TIME, “To turn our backs is a form of acceptance.”

Posted in distribution, photography on October 27th, 2014
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mono.kultur #37, JAMES NACHTWEY: SHARDS OF TIME, “To turn our backs is a form of acceptance.”

 

Our new issue with the legendary war photographer James Nachtwey has been a long time in the making – two and a half years in fact – but as it happens, it could not have been released at a more relevant moment, with a new wave of terror in form of the IS shaking up the Middle East, frontlines between Russia and the West hardening, and Ebola wreaking havoc in West Africa. All of which are themes of the kind that Nachtwey has dedicated his life to for more than 30 years.   Inspired by the press images from the Vietnam War that told a very different story to the official government statements, James Nachtwey found his calling that he would pursue with determination and compassion that are admirable: to document the effects of war, terror and disease. In the hope of raising awareness and inspiring intervention and change, his photographs are neither easy to look at nor easy to forget.   Having witnessed and reported on the defining conflicts and tragedies of the past three decades – from the revolutions of South America and Eastern Europe to the famines in Africa, from 9/11 to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan – Nachtwey’s photographs focus on the costs of war: the suffering of civilians, the damage and the scars.   There is no doubt that Nachtwey’s images are a challenge – to the powers that be by proposing an unflinching look at the reality on the ground, at the effects of politics on human lives, but also to us as their audience, by questioning our implication and, quite simply, by opening our eyes to the world.   In a rare and frank interview with mono.kultur, James Nachtwey talked about his struggles with photography, the different realities of war, and why images have the power to create change.   Graphically, the issue is at its most reduced, giving ample space to let the power of words and images unfold: coming in two separate booklets, it presents a personal and uncommented selection of James Nachtwey’s work in one, and a highly intriguing and challenging conversation in the other.

mono.kultur #37 Autumn 2014 / English / 15 x 20 cm / 52 Pages Introduction & Interview by Kai von Rabenau Photographs by James Nachtwey Design by Edwin van Gelder / Mainstudio
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ALWAYS MINIMALIST [PAINTER]. Erik Steinbrecher, Alexis Zavialoff. Motto Books.

Posted in books, distribution, Motto Books, photography on October 24th, 2014

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ALWAYS MINIMALIST [PAINTER]
. Erik Steinbrecher, Alexis Zavialoff. Motto Books.

This book has been published for Erik Steinbrecher’s exhibitiom HALO ERIK at the Kunsthaus Baselland 19.9 – 16.11.2014

Pages: 64
Size: 21 x 29.5 cm
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 9782940524037

First Edition 500 copies

€15.00
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Special Edition 100 copies, includes 7 inch vinyl

€25.00
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WILD FLOWERS OF PALESTINE. American Colony Jerusalem. Arno Auer, Ingo Mittelstaedt. Ourpress

Posted in distribution, photography on October 16th, 2014
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WILD FLOWERS OF PALESTINE. American Colony Jerusalem. Arno Auer, Ingo Mittelstaedt. Ourpress

The American Colony was an independent, utopian, Christian Colony formed by religious pilgrims who emigrated to Jerusalem from the United States and Sweden in 1981. The history of the Colony is intimately linked to the photography collection it spawned.

2 colour stencil print
40 pages
25.5 x 17 cm

€10.00
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Lessons in Posing Subjects. Robert Heinecken. WIELS. Triangle Books.

Posted in Artist Book, exhibition catalogue, photography on October 14th, 2014
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 Lessons in Posing Subjects. Robert Heinecken. WIELS. Triangles Books.

Published on the occasion of the exhibition of the same title, this book presents the series Lessons in Posing Subjects which Robert Heinecken created in 1981-1982 and reproduced here in its entirety for the first time.
Playing with the reality effect inherent to instant photographs, Heinecken re-contextualizes in this series images found in mail order catalogues, which he juxtaposes with ironic texts.
At once seductive and full of humour, his ‘lessons’ are no less provocative, bearing witness to the commitment of this controversial artist, who considered his approach a form of ‘guerrilla’ artistic practice.

56 pages
34 x 25 cm

€ 35.00
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SO SO TIRED. Joe Silveira. Colour Code Printing

Posted in art, Artist Book, photography on October 10th, 2014
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SO SO TIRED. Joe Silveira. Colour Code Printing

Joe Silveira takes photos of architectural surface ornamentation with his iPhone… migrating these photos from social media to risograph iterations, the book rattles the moment of democratization, of capturing and sharing what one sees, with the gorgeous and strange relief of a finality in finding that opportunity.

62 pages
20.3 x 25.5 cm

€ 23.00
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Ultimate Lezcation + Yasei no Shikou. Yuri Manabe.

Posted in books, distribution, photography on October 6th, 2014
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Ultimate Lezcation. Yuri Manabe.

I was looking for a scenery
experience
connected with my fantasy world
place that we want
still now and now
its ongoing
and somewhere
suddenly
around corner
If I want to get out the room
maybe something
you will do and meet and fuck

2004-2005 California, New York

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Yasei no Shikou. Yuri Manabe.

That Title comes from the work of Claude Levi-Strauss “La Pensee Sauvage”. I haven’t read it, but thinking about wild and structure in nature as neutral place often where man did not make and its surrounding and margin.

2006 Los Angeles
for Wu Tsang

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Plastic. Rondade.

Posted in books, photography on October 6th, 2014
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Plastic. Rondade.

Design : PORT
Edition of 200
9 × 18 cm

€16.00
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study / copy / print. Go Itami. Rondade.

Posted in books, photography on October 4th, 2014
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study / copy / print. Go Itami. Rondade.

photography by go itami
graphic design by hirokazu matsuda
edition of 500

€19.80
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Lost Paradise. Žiga Kariž in collaboration with Vasja Cenčič.

Posted in art, Artist Book, books, photography on September 24th, 2014
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Lost Paradise. Žiga Kariž in collaboration with Vasja Cenčič. 

Lost Paradise consists only of images. Artwork signed by Žiga Kariž in collaboration with designer Vasja Cenčič doesn’t’ even have classic book binding. No hardcover, no softcover, no binding in the middle. Instead, it consists only of 130 leaves, wrapped in cellophane. Calling this artwork by the technical term book is therefore seemingly problematic, which is underlined by the response of the Slovenian National and University Library that has designated Lost Paradise as a book at first, but has later changed its decision.1 A similar fate has befallen Ed Ruscha’s first cult book Twentysix Gasoline Stations in 1963. The book was rejected by the American Library of Congress because of its “unorthodox form and supposed lack of information”.2 Lost Paradise is in fact an even more unlikely candidate to achieve book status than Ruscha’s gasoline stations.

What has probably ultimately convinced the librarian bureaucracy that what lies on the table of the National and University Library is not a book or indeed any other sort of publication, is the fact that Lost Paradise is a book which contains no words save for the note on the cover. The cover foil bears a sticker which holds an extended colophon that gives basic data in two languages: “Lost Paradise by Žiga Kariž in collaboration with Vasja Cenčič was published by Zavod Projekt Atol, with Marko Peljhan acting as editor at large. The first issue was printed by Littera Picta in 250 copies and published in December 2010 with support of the Ministry of Culture or the Republic of Slovenia.”3  The text reveals only basic information: the title, the names of the editor and publisher, the year and place of publication. The price of the book is printed next to this data and can be compared to the prices of illustrated books about art; therefore the book does not try to label itself as artwork through its value. Of course, save for the title, there is also information about authorship, which is the only relevant and important piece of data for understanding of the artwork.

€40.00

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