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

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Special Edition 100 copies, includes 7 inch vinyl

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Catalogue. Amie Siegel. Inventory Press.

Posted in books, design, distribution on October 24th, 2014
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Catalogue. Amie Siegel. Inventory Press.

Catalogue suggests an artist’s exhibition catalogue, but is rather a chronological compilation of auction catalogues presenting the sales of the mid-century furniture designed by Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret for Chandigarh, India, featured in Amie Siegel’s multi-element film installation Provenance (2013). An aside, an addendum, an index, the publication ends with the Christie’s London catalogue page from the 2013 auction of Provenance itself in the Post-War and Contemporary Art Sale, which completes the economic circuit of the project.

American artist Amie Siegel’s work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York MoMA/PS1, NY; Hayward Gallery, London; Whitney Museum of American Art, NY; Walker Art Center, MN; CCA Wattis, San Francisco; Kunstmuseum Stuttgart; Kunst-Werke, Berlin, Cannes Film Festival and Berlin Film festival among many others. She has been a fellow of the DAAD Berliner-Künstlerprogramm, Guggenheim Foundation, and the recipient of a Sundance Institute Film Fund award.

Size: 25.5 cm x 33 cm
Binding: Hardcover
ISBN: 978-1-941753-03-3

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Francesco Arena – Works 2004-2014. cura.books

Posted in art, distribution, exhibition catalogue on October 24th, 2014
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 Francesco Arena – Works 2004-2014. cura. books.

This book is published after the solo exhibitions held at De Vleeshal, Middelburg (April 17 – June 13, 2010) and FRAC Champagne-Ardenne, Reims (February 1 – April 21, 2013)

Texts: Marcella Beccaria, Lorenzo Benedetti, Florence Derieux and Ara H. Merjian
Graphic Design: Andrea Baccin, Walter Santomauro

Edition of 1.000 copies

175 pages
24.5 x 34 cm
€30.00
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e industrial. Jean-Michel Wicker. Motto Books / Donlon Books.

Posted in Artist Book, distribution, Motto Books on October 20th, 2014
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e industrial. Jean-Michel Wicker. Motto Books / Donlon Books.

However satisfying writing is – that mix of discipline and intuition, which leaves you in command, even when what appears on the page has emerged from regions beyond your control – it is a poor substitute for the joy and the agony of love. e industrial, Jean-Michel Wicker’s first solo exhibition in the UK, is a meditation on human-machine reconfigurations, inflation and desire.

Since the early 1990s, Wicker’s work has had an all-encompassing approach to production, spanning publishing, typography, performance and gardening. Extending a nod of appreciation to Italian Situationist Giuseppe Pinot-Gallizio and his approach to mass-production and collapse, the exhibition at Cubitt pushes this legacy into Wicker’s own symbolic registers. A total work spanning a 70-metre scroll, a newly realised publication and smoke.

Published by Motto Books and Donlon Books.
108 pages
17.5 x 10.7 cm

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Alexander Wolff. Kunsthalle Lingen. Motto Books.

Posted in art, distribution, exhibition catalogue, Motto Books on October 16th, 2014
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 Alexander Wolff at Kunsthalle Lingen. Motto Books.

Published on the ocassion of the exhibition Alexander Wolff 5 September – 26 October 2014 at Kunsthalle Lingen. Series of paintings were exhibited in various locations in the prison JVA Lingen, which is the main prison of Niedersachsen, that finds itself right opposite of the Kunsthalle.

46 pages
21 x 28 cm

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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

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Mousse #45. Edoardo Bonaspetti (Ed.)

Posted in art, distribution, magazines on October 10th, 2014
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Mousse #45. Edoardo Bonaspetti (Ed.). Mousse Magazine.
Language: English / Italian
Price: €9.00

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Traversals. Anna-Sophie Springer / K. Verlag | Press

Posted in art, books, distribution, writing on October 10th, 2014
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Traversals.  Anna-Sophie Springer / K.Verlag Press

TRAVERSALS is based on a series of conceptual interviews with Dora Garcia, Chris Kraus, Mark von Schlegell, Charles Stankievech, and Jacob Wren originally produced for an installation in an art gallery. As a re-issue of these texts the forthcoming publication continues K.’s interest in the book-as-exhibition. Each invited contributor has found a unique way to explore the hybrid spaces between genres and art forms, and the discussions focus especially on the role and relationship between visual art and writing. While the interview process was rather formalised––with one set of five identical questions posed to each person in the first round, and then five individual questions asked in a second round in response to the first five answers––the texts themselves delight through a personal tone and a great openness for both idiosyncratic trajectories and unexpected trasversals between the five different chapters.

The material was originally produced for the piece TRAVERSALS (With Ladder) shown in the exhibition 5x5Castelló2011 at Espai d’Art Contemporani de Castelló, Castelló, Spain (8 July – 18 September 2011).

On the occasion of 5×5 the interviews were pinned to the wall in a grid while a sliding library ladder allowed for a playfully embodied reading experience. The spatialised format revealed the parallels in the conversations as well as their differences – particularly as the conversations evolve.

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