Appointed Habitus Set. Katja Eydel. Monroe Books

Posted in Artist Book, books, photography on May 22nd, 2022
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The book presents three work groups by Katja Eydel all derived from online research on commercial or promotional photography. Appointed is based on announcements for contemporary art exhibitions and projects, Habitus investigates liturgical clothing and props for Christian priests and monks and Set consists of rephotographed portraits of children that were used in packaging.

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Soggetto nomade. Various Authors. NERO

Posted in photography, politics on April 24th, 2022
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With an afterword by Rosi Braidotti, an introduction by Cristiana Perrella and Elena Magini and selected words by the photographers.

The book has been published in collaboration with Centro per l’arte contemporanea Luigi Pecci which hosted the eponymous show.

Soggetto nomade (Nomadic Subject) gathers, for the first time in one volume, shots taken by five Italian photographers between the mid 60s to the 80s. The photographs are giving glimpses on the way female subjectivity was lived, represented and interpreted back in the days, in a time of great social change in Italy. Years of transition from political radicalism to hedonism, the lead years were also years of great participation and civil conquests, mostly due to the feminist struggle. This book is a visual reflection on identity and representation departing from the extraordinary portraits of the trans community in Genoa by Lisetta Carmi (Genoa, 1924), followed by the portraits of actress, writers and artists by Elisabetta Catalano (Rome, 1941-2015); the feminist movements’ shots by Paola Agosti (Turin, 1947); women and young women captured by Letizia Battaglia (Palermo, 1935) in a Sicily disfigured by the mafia; to end with the photos of men who used to turn into women for a day, during carnival, in the small towns of Campania captured by Marialba Russo (Naples, 1947).

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What You See Is What You Think. Markéta Kinterová. NAMU

Posted in books, photography on April 7th, 2022
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How do we see the cityscape and its periphery? Can we read these as a composition of volumes pasted over with brand labels and messages? The appearance of our cities is a mirror image of the state of our culture. People read and interpret the city based on a form of text written by the private sector and the state. What does our urban public space tell us? The present artist book responds to visual strategies deployed in public space with the intention to consolidate and entrench a repressive system of control, turning citizens into consumers.

Markéta Kinterová (*1981) focuses on conceptual photography, oftentimes overlapping into public space. She studied photography at the Faculty of Art and Design at the Jan Evangelista Purkyně University in Ústí nad Labem, Czech Republic. The author’s book is published as the artistic part of the doctoral thesis Oppositional Reading of Public Space, which she defended last year at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague. She has been the head of the Documentary Photography Studio at the Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (FAMU) since 2016. She has taken part in several independent and group exhibitions. She is the editor-in-chief of the Fotograf magazine and the executive director of the Fotograf Festival in Prague.

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Cabinet d’amulettes. Popline Fichot.

Posted in books, photography on April 6th, 2022
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Photos avec Adèle Bournazeau et Julien Carreyn.

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Fontaine-au-roi. Juana Wein.

Posted in books, photography on April 6th, 2022
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Numbered edition of 35

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Perpignan. Adéle Bournazeau.

Posted in photography on April 6th, 2022
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Numbered edition of 50

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Chabrignac. Adèle Bournazeau.

Posted in books, photography on April 6th, 2022
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Numbered edition of 50

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Autobiography n. 1. Koo Jeong A. Tonini Editore.

Posted in Artist Book, illustration, photography on March 8th, 2022
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Autobiography is a series by Tonini Editore, published monthly. Each volume will be dedicated to an artist, who will be free to carry out the topic of the autobiography by means of text or visual supports.

The selection of the artists participating to the series is coordinated by a scientific committee made up of six renown personalities in the world of the art research and collection: Pedro Barbosa (collector and founder of the Coleção Moraes – Barbosa), Alex Bacon (art historian), Claudio Guenzani (gallery owner in Milan, owner of the Studio Guenzani), Michele Lombardelli (artist, composer, typographer and consultant for several publishing houses), Shwetal Ashvin Patel (writer and researcher, founding member of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale), Christoph Schifferli (collector and scholar), Valentino Tonini (director of the homonymous publishing house).

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Green Hair Monsters. Pearls Fan Xi. 4b(3).

Posted in photography on February 28th, 2022
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For Fan Xi, books are artistic creations, not simply records of created works. In this case, Green Hair Monsters and Pearls are video works rather than bodies of photography, thus introduced into a book format as still images, the approach to conveying narrative necessarily shifts. Fan Xi’s premise here begins from a month spent on the Malaysian island of Pulau Dinawan in 2019. In book form, each of the two video works that resulted from the sojourn is transposed into a separate volume, of a sequence and texture intended to evoke a sensual association with the world that the original videos explore. From the lives of local workers, to the dense mazes of jungle vegetation and open stretches of water, Fan Xi conjures the local environment through glimpses of light and form that juggle between the meditative and the threatening, harmony and harm. All those fragile human emotions that produces belief in gods and spirits, deftly captured here.

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GOOD LIFE. Meike Männel.

Posted in Artist Book, photography on February 23rd, 2022
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Good Life was awarded with the German Photo Book Prize 21/22 in silver. 
Good Life is a hybrid of a photobook and an artist catalog that summarizes the work from 2017 to 2021 by artist Meike Mann& (b. 1991 in Nuremberg, Germany). It’s the first book Mannel published after her graduation from Academy of Fine Arts in Nuremberg, Germany and goes hand in hand with her exhibition at Kunsthaus Nurnberg in Nuremberg. in order to realize this project, she applied for a debutant promotion. 
Meike Marine’ works mainly on different ongoing series, a selection of which is presented in the first part of the artistbook. After a paper change beginning halfway, there are two texts about Manners work by art historian Dr. Teresa Bischoff (former professor of Academy of Fine Arts Nuremberg) and writer Anna Hofmann (masters study at Deutsches Literaturinstitut Leipzig). In the back of the book, her more experimental photo silkscreens and photo installations are shown. 
Marine seeks to preserve the ephemeral with this project. The shown motifs deal with the longing for distance, the uncertainty and the question of survival. In loud and softer colors it presents a world that often lies unnoticed in front of us and whose aesthetics one takes for granted, without recognizing what is special about it. 

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