VELE.Tobias Zielony. Spector Books.

Posted in Artist Book, distribution, film, history, photography on August 18th, 2014
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VELE.Tobias Zielony. Spector Books.

“Le Vele di Scampia” is a futuristic housing estate in northern Naples and a Camorra battlefield. Conceived by Francesco di Salvo in the late seventies and widely recognised for their urbanistic, “Le Vele” (The Sails) were squatted by mafia families even before completion. Today the building complex is a symbol of the Camorra’s power in the Naples region and a key centre of European drug trafficking. Matteo Garrone shot his movie “Gomorra” based on the Novel by Roberto Saviano on the site in 2008. Tobias Zielony’s film “Le Vele di Scampia” from 2009 originates in this very place. Seven thousand single images, shot at night with a digital single-lens reflex camera, are used to create nine minutes of animation film. The book “Vele” is based on this animation film with an selection of 287 single images.

„Le Vele di Scampia“ ist eine futuristische Wohnsiedlung im Norden von Neapel und ein Schauplatz des Camorra- Krieges. Ende der 1970er Jahre von Francesco di Salvo entworfen und ihrer städtebaulichen Struktur wegen weithin beachtet wurden „Le Vele“ (Die Segel) schon vor ihrer Fertigstellung von Familien aus dem Mafia-Umfeld besetzt. Heute ist der Gebäudekomplex einer der größten Drogenumschlagplätze Europas und ein Symbol für die Macht der Camorra in der Region Neapel. 2008 drehte Matteo Garrone hier seinen Kinofilm „Gomorra“ nach dem Roman von Roberto Saviano. Tobias Zielonys Film „Le Vele di Scampia“ entstand 2009 am gleichen Ort. 7.000 Einzelbilder, mit einer digitalen Spiegelreflexkamera bei Nacht aufgenommen, sind zu einem neunminütigen Animationsfilm montiert, der in seinem Schnitt und seiner Motivik an frühe Stummfilme erinnert. Das Buch „Vele“ basiert auf diesem Animationsfilm und zeigt eine Auswahl von 287 Bildern.

576 pp., 287 colour illustrations, thread-sewn paperback
576 Seiten, 287 Farbabbildungen, fadengeheftete Broschur

Design / Gestaltung Katharina Köhler, Spector Bureau

€40.00

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Mirrors And Others. A. Schulze. Spector Books.

Posted in books, distribution, photography, writing on August 16th, 2014
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Mirrors And Others. A. Schulze. Spector Books.

In 2011, Andreas Schulze lived in Paris thanks to a research grant. At some point, he visited the Louvre, let himself be swept up by the stream of tourists, looked at pictures, met an old friend and started to photograph his series “Louvre”. A reflection on the nature of image production in front of images, whose significance is granted by virtue of the famous exhibition location. In “Text” he writes about the feeling of stumbling around between images of torture, tenderness and all the humorous pic- tures in between. In the chapter “Image” he takes over the stage direction: He de-contextualizes media images in order to pair them in new groups of two. He develops his own grammar promoting patterns and forms from one page to the next. A visual narrative flow emerges with unexpected turns that reformulates the question of the origin of images.

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Andreas Schulze hielt sich 2011 mit einem Stipendium in Paris auf. Irgendwann besuchte er den Louvre, ließ sich vom Strom der Touristen mitreißen, schaute sich Bilder an, traf einen alten Freund und begann seine Serie „Louvre“ zu fotografieren. Eine Reflexion zum Bildermachen vor Bildern, deren Bedeutung durch den berühmten Ausstellungsort verbürgt ist. In „Text“ schreibt er, wie es sich anfühlt, zwischen Folterbildern, Zärtlichkeitsbildern und all den dazwischenliegenden Witzbildern herumzustolpern. Im Kapitel „Image“ übernimmt er die Regie: Er dekontextualisiert Medienbilder, um sie zu Bildpaaren zu sortieren. Er entwickelt eine eigene Grammatik, die Muster und Formen von einer Seite zur nächsten vorantreibt. Es entsteht ein visueller Erzählfluss mit unerwarteten Wendungen, der die Frage nach der Herkunft der Bilder neu stellt.

152 pp. German/English
Gestaltung: Anna Lena von Helldorff
Leipzig 2014
ISBN: 978-3-944669-39-7

€26.00

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Kader Attia: Transformations. Ellen Blumenstein (Ed.). Spector Books.

Posted in art, books, distribution, history, photography on August 16th, 2014
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Kader Attia: Transformations. Ellen Blumenstein (Ed.). Spector Books.

The manifold entanglements of African and Western culture are a central motif in the oeuvre of the Algerian-French artist Kader Attia. The influence of traditional African architecture on European modernism forms the background for his voluminous spatial installations, videos and photographs, as much as the re-appropriation of North and South American black music within African Jazz and Pop of the 1960s up to the 1980s. His work manifests the productivity of dissonance: Where African masks, stuffed animals, scientific instruments, and historical artifacts seemingly have nothing in common, the artist unearths connections between Europe’s handling of its own colonial history, current migration politics, and the urbanistic realities of its metropolises of today. Based on Kader Attia’s solo show “Repair. 5 Acts” at the KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, this publication focuses on works from the years 2008–2013 and places them in a broader art historical concept.

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Die vielfältigen Verschränkungen afrikanischer und westlicher Kultur sind ein zentrales Motiv im Oeuvre des algerisch- französischen Künstlers Kader Attia: der Einfluss traditioneller afrikanischer Architektur auf die europäische Moderne bilden ebenso den Hintergrund für seine raumgreifenden Installationen, Videos und Fotografien, wie die Wiederaneignung nord-, bzw. südamerikanischer schwarzer Musik im afrikanischen Jazz und Pop der 1960er bis 80er Jahre. In seinem Werk zeigt sich die Produktivität der Dissonanz: wo afrikanische Masken, ausgestopfte Tiere, naturwissenschaftliche Instrumente, historische Artefakte scheinbar nichts miteinander zu tun haben, stellt der Künstler Verbindungen zwischen dem europäischen Umgang mit der eigenen Kolonialgeschichte, der aktuellen Migrationspolitik und städtebauliche Realitäten in den Metrololen von heute her. Ausgehend von Kader Attias Einzel- ausstellung „Reparatur. 5 Akte“ in den KW Institute for Contemporary Art fokussiert diese Publikation auf Werke aus den Jahren 2008 – 2013 und stellt sie in einen breiteren kunsthistorischen Kontext.

224 pp. German/English
Design / Gestaltung: Studio Quentin Walesch
Herausgeber: Ellen Blumenstein, KW Institute for Contemporary Art
Leipzig 2014
ISBN: 978-3-944669-23-6

€34.00

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Guest Room. Natalie Beall

Posted in art, Artist Book, photography on August 12th, 2014
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Guest Room – Natalie Beall 2013
book design by Pierre le Hors
printed and bound by Conveyor in New Jersey, USA
black and white digital prints
perfect bound softcover with dustjacket
hand-numbered edition of 100
all images sourced from the Library of Congress

€28.00

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Culturefield. Ryan Gander. Koenig Books London.

Posted in art, books, photography on August 9th, 2014
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Culturefield. Ryan Gander. Koenig Books London.

Ryan Gander’s work ranges across a dizzying spectrum of forms and ideas.

His meticulously researched projects – which have included such diverse conceptual gestures as an invented word, a chess set, a television script, and a children’s book – engage familiar historical narratives and cultural paradigms only to unravel their structures and assumptions, presenting elusive scenarios that abound with interpretive potential.

Published to coincide with the exhibition Ryan Gander: Make every show like it’s your last at Manchester Art Gallery, 3 July – 14 September 2014

€48.00

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DOES YELLOW RUN FOREVER? Paul Graham. Mack Books

Posted in art, Artist Book, books, photography on August 6th, 2014
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Paul Graham-Does Yellow Run Forever? Mack Books, 2014

Paul Graham’s Does Yellow Run Forever? comprises a series of photographs touching upon the ephemeral question of what we seek and value in life – love, wealth, beauty, clear-eyed reality or an inner dream world?

The work weaves in and out of three groups of images: photographs of rainbows from Western Ireland, a sleeping dreamer, and gold stores in the United States. The imagery leads us from reality to dream and illusion, between fact and spectral phenomena, each entwined one within the other.

Does Yellow Run Forever? refuses to reduce the world to a knowable schema, but instead embraces the puzzle – that there are no singular meanings, direct answers, or gold waiting at the end of the rainbow. Yet, there are startling visions in the everyday, be they ‘beautiful’ or ‘ugly’, that there are dreams worth dreaming, magical scenes to be seen, and true moments of wonder to be found as we shiver the mirror of life.

96 pages
31 colour plates
13.5 cm x 19 cm
Embossed hardcover
ISBN 9781910164068

€35.00

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folio & Sleeperhold Publications @ Motto Berlin.25.07.2014.

Posted in art, events, photography, writing on July 25th, 2014
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folio & Sleeperhold Publications @ Motto Berlin.25.07.2014.

Please join us for the Berlin launch of folio issue two and interim project ‘Image / Object’ by artist Ella McCartney.

Issue two is guest edited by Antwerp based Ward Heirwegh and features artists Phil Baber, Kit Craig, Zoe Giabouldaki and Melike Kara. The issue is constructed around Samuel Beckett’s short play ‘Come and Go’ and includes an A2 insert poster by either Kit Craig or Melike Kara. Twenty limited edition copies contain a specially commissioned object by Kit Craig and the two artists’ posters.

Guest-editor Ward Heirwegh will also be showing publications from his experimental publication platform Sleeperhold Publications.

London based artist Ella McCartney’s ‘Image / Object’ project moves between the online space of folio’s website and the printed object, available to see at the launch.

Friday 25 July, 19.00 start

Motto Berlin
Skalitzer Strasse 68
im Hinterhof
10997 Berlin

Odiseo #4. Oriol Mogas, Pol Perez (Eds.). The Flames (Folch Studio).

Posted in distribution, Journals, photography on July 23rd, 2014

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Odiseo #4. Oriol Mogas, Pol Perez (Eds.). The Flames (Folch Studio).

Volume 4 revolves around the loose topic of value, which is explored from different angles by Philippa Snow, Marta Jankovska and Eugenia Lapteva. It also includes photo essays by Jonathan Schofield, Olya Oleinic and Alex Franco, sitting alongside a review of Allen Jones’ controversial and unwilling contribution to The Clockwork Orange.

Language: English
Pages: 128
Size: 24 x 17
Binding: Hardcover
ISBN: 978-84-939703-6-9

Price: € 12.00
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Untitled (I’ve taken too many photos / I’ve never taken a photo). Anouk Kruithof. Stresspress.

Posted in Artist Book, photography, zines on July 22nd, 2014

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Untitled (I’ve Taken Too Many Photos / I’ve Never Taken A Photo).  Anouk Kruithof. Stresspress

Untitled (I’ve taken too many photos/I’ve never taken a photo) is a new publication by Anouk Kruithof, which is an echo of the photo-ceiling + take away poster of the project with the same title, which was first exhibited during the Hyères Festival de Mode et du Photographie in France in 2012.  In this you will find an interview with the artist, photos, a signed photo and a poster.

First edition (500)

Size: 28 x 21 cm
Pages: 115
Price: €20.00

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UNIQUE SETTINGS. nowork.

Posted in books, photography, zines on July 17th, 2014
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UNIQUE SETTINGS. nowork.

Photography zine from nowork.
4 color digital print on 32lb gloss, saddle-stitched.

Pages: 20
Price: €9.99

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