Human Trip, Sakurai Ryuta

Posted in Uncategorized on August 28th, 2021
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In April 2014, Sakurai traveled through 9 Asian countries in backpack style to visit India. Sakurai took nude photos of local people while his ascetic practices when he visited temples in each country. It was a spiritual practice for Sakurai and physical communication to deepen understanding across languages and races. This photo book is based on a diary record during Sakurai’s journey and consists of photographs, texts, and illustrations laid out in chronological order.

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@rt_rhyme, Darren Bader

Posted in art, Artist Book, books, curating, photography on July 9th, 2021
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Begun on Instagram in 2017 as part of Bader’s exhibition at Museo Madre in Naples, @rt_rhyme is a series of photographs that pair artworks (identified by artist (sur)name) with various rhyming objects or actions: spoons in front of a Koons, cobble held next to a Schnabel, Sherman matched with some German and a crawl below a Saul. Some rhymes are easy to decipher while others require a good unpacking. @rt_rhyme continued posting on Instagram through the end of 2018 but the project remained incomplete, in part due to an exhaustion of funds as well as some rhymes proving very difficult to photograph. This book collects the @rt_rhyme photographs, the list of unrealized rhymes (two of which have been digitally realized by the publisher for inclusion in the book) and an introduction by Bader.

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