Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Jerry Saltz’s 33 Rules for Being an Artist



Written tongue in cheek, but with more than a few grains of truth, New York Magazine Art Critic and columnist Jerry Saltz lists 33 rules for being and artist. This came from Saltz's instagram feed where thus far over 150, 000 have read the piece... you can follow HERE.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Duane Michals at Strand Books NYC



If you happen to be in New York tonight, Thursday November 29, there is a chance to go along to Strand books (between 7.30 and 8.30pm ) and listen to the incredible Duane Michals who will be signing his new book Empty New York. As a long time fan of Mr Michals I wish I could be there...

Strand Books say this: join us in the 2nd Floor Art Department as Duane Michals publshes his new book, a collection of photographs documenting the still and empty moments on various iconic New York City locales. 
Having discovered his vocation for photography in 1958 while on holiday in the USSR, in 1964-65 Duane Michals began to document New York City in a tantalisingly unfamiliar guise, virtually empty of inhabitants at dawn or dusk. In deeply evocative black-and-white images he depicted storefronts and interiors; deserted stations, subway cars, funfairs and arcades; derelict markets, vacant theatres and diners.
Already the hallmarks of his mature style were apparent: a fascination with the sequencing of his images as a way of establishing a narrative, an understanding of the emotive power of locations as sites of epiphany, an instinctive ability to frame the subject within the view-finder and to draw out its atmosphere from the available natural lighting, and a concentration on incidental details and amusing juxtapositions. He soon recognised the potential of these locations as stage sets for the human dramas that he began to make a few years later and on which his reputation as an artist was to rest. It is no exaggeration to say that through his Empty New York images, only a very few of which have been published or exhibited before, he discovered his voice as an artist photographer whose work is full of poetry and a yearning for spiritual fulfilment.
Day after day Michals would rise at dawn to capture unpeopled sidewalks, bridges and parking lots, architectural fragments, the Hudson River, cityscapes in the mist, skyscrapers and urban nature reflected in the puddles of Central Park.
Beautifully realised and now achingly nostalgic, the photographs in Empty New York show us the city frozen in time, just as Eugène Atget, one of Michals’ heroes, commemorated Paris in the early years of the twentieth century. A social history and also a photographic reportage, Duane Michals’ pictorial poem reminds us with every frame how he has earned his place among the greats of American photography.






Friday, November 16, 2018

Quentin Bajac returns to Paris to head the Jeu de Paume



Harvey Benge - Quentin Bajac, Auckland, January 2012

Quentin Bajac chief curator of photography at MoMA New York, a position he has help for nearly 5 years, is returning to Paris to take up the directorship of the Jeu de Paume. Bajac succeeds Marta Gili, who was director at the Jeu de Paume from 2006 to 2018. Located on Place de la Concorde, the Jeu de Paume is a center of contemporary art,  dedicated to photography and image. 

While at MoMA Bajac organized numerous exhibitions including the Stephen Shore mid career retrospective which closed in this last May, “Scenes for a New Heritage: Contemporary Art from the Collection” (2015), ”A World of Its Own: Photographic Practices in the Studio” (2014), and ”Modern Photographs from the Thomas Walther Collection, 1909–1949” (2014). Bajac also co- curated the exhibition "Being Modern: The MoMA in Paris at the Louis Vuitton Foundation" (2017).

Born in 1965, Quentin Bajac graduated from the Institute of Political Studies of Paris and the National Institute of Heritage. Bajac became curator of photography at the Musée d'Orsay in 1995, he then joined the Center Pompidou in 2003 and in 2010 was promoted to head the Cabinet of Photography at Center Pompidou. While at Center Pompidou Bajac curated various exhibitions on modern and contemporary photography, he notably organized "William Klein" (2005), "The Subversion of Images: Surrealism, Photography, Film" (2009), and "Here is Paris: Modernities Photographic, 1920-1950- The Christian Bouqueret Collection "(2012). 

Bajac has written a number of books, including Le Mélange des genres with Martin Parr (2010), Brassaï, the nocturnal loafer with Sylvie Aubenas (2012) and Robert Doisneau: Image fisherman (2012). He is also the author of a history of photography in three volumes (Discoveries Gallimard, 2000-2010). He has devoted articles to photographers and artists using photography such as Alexander Calder, Man Ray, Lucien Herve, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Luigi Ghirri, Karen Knorr, Mimmo Jodice, Lise Sarfati, Hiroshi Sugimoto and Luc Delahaye. 



Sunday, November 11, 2018

Laia Abril - On Abortion: winner of the Aperture Photobook of the Year Award and nominated for the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize 2019




Laia Abril (b. 1986, Spain) for her bookwork A History of Misogyny, Chapter One: On Abortion (Dewi Lewis Publishing - November 2017) has won the Paris Photo - Aperture Photobook of the Year Award and has been nominated for the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize 2019.

On Abortion is a visual research project that draws on the past, present and current history of abortion to highlight the continuing erosion of women’s reproductive rights. For centuries, people have searched for ways to terminate unsafe or unwanted pregnancies. Despite the fact that today safe and efficient means of abortion exist, many women are still forced to resort to ancient, illegal or risky home methods resulting in approximately 47,000 deaths due to failed procedures each year. In this meticulously researched project, Abril documents the physical and psychological dangers caused by the continued lack of legal, safe and free access to abortion. Her collection of visual, audio and textual evidence graphically represents the consequences of unsafe procedures. It raises complex questions around the ethics and morality involved in any consideration of this subject, while exposing the myriad social triggers, stigmas and taboos that still persist around abortion and female health.

On Abortion is the first chapter of Abril’s long-term project, A History of Misogyny. Laia Abril is a visual artist, photographer and bookmaker from Barcelona. After graduating in Journalism, she enrolled at FABRICA – the Benetton artist residency; where she worked at COLORS Magazine as a creative editor and staff photographer for 5 years. Her projects have been shown throughout Europe, in the United States, and in China and have been published in media worldwide. Her work is held in many private and public collections. Her first book with Dewi Lewis Publishing, the critically acclaimed The Epilogue (2014), was shortlisted for the Paris Photo-Aperture First Book Award, Kassel PhotoBook Festival and the Photo España Best Book Award.

"On Abortion is about as good as it can get, and I hope that more photographers will start working along this line of photobooks. With a world of photojournalism mired in what looks like a morass of problems (gender, diversity, Western-centric views, various photography problems), from which it is unable to extricate itself, another world is possible. And that is what Abril presents with On Abortion: she establishes the new gold standard of the research-based photographic book." – Jörg Colberg, Conscientious Photography Magazine 

"this heartbreaking book is a must have" – Rémi Coignet 

"splendid cohesion between text, ephemera, photography and design" – Rob Hornstra

Hardback / 196 pages / 114 colour and duotone plates / 245mm x 188mm









Thursday, November 8, 2018

DEWI LEWIS PUBLISHING at Paris Photo



Paris Photo is in full swing! If you're planning on going, check out UK publisher Dewi Lewis's new photobook offerings... visit Dewi and Caroline on their stand in the publishers' area at the Grand Palais (Stand SE16), you can meet some of their photographers who will be signing books during the week. Here are just a few of the new books:







You can check out the Dewi Lewis Publishing website HERE.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Paris Photo opens tomorrow - check out the book signings



Getting back to something more current, Paris Photo opens to the public tomorrow. Expect crowds. If you're a photobook collector and like the books signed the book signing programme brings together the most renowned artists working in the medium of photography. Visitors have the unique opportunity to meet over the course of the 4 days of the fair more than 250 artists who will sign and dedicate their published works.  Below is just a sampling...

You can see a complete list photographers, days and times HERE.






LA ART BOOK FAIR - April 12 -14 2019




With Paris Photo due to open today, it may be premature to talk about Printed Matter's 2019 edition of the LA Art Book Fair, but why not!

Initiated in 2013, LAABF is the companion fair to the NY Art Book Fair. The two fairs are among the leading international gatherings for the distribution of artists’ books, celebrating the full breadth of the art publishing community. Held at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA in downtown Los Angeles over three days, LAABF 2019 will welcome hundreds of exhibitors from around the world, including a broad range of artists and collectives, small presses, institutions, galleries, antiquarian booksellers, and distributors. With a commitment to diversity and representation, the event will serve as a meeting place for an extended community of publishers and book enthusiasts, as well as a site for dialog and exchange around all facets of arts publishing.

 Exhibitor applications are now open for Printed Matter's 2019 LA Art Book Fair (LAABF). Apply through December 11, 201 HERE.
Printed Matter, Inc. presents
THE LA ART BOOK FAIR
April 12–14, 2019
Preview: Thursday, April 11

Monday, November 5, 2018

Susan Lipper - Domesticated Land




Susan Lipper's new book-work Domesticated Land was published by MACK in April of this year. At Photo London in May I acquired a copy. It's a work that haunts the mind.

MACK say this: It was in April 2012 that Lipper began to make pictures in the California desert. This was the beginning of Domesticated Land, her enigmatic finale in a trilogy of books, following Grapevine (1988–1992) and trip (1993–1999). The three-part journey, which spanned nearly thirty years and ended in 2016, saw Lipper travel from the forested Appalachian frontiers in the East of the United States – with a stint across the I-10 highway – to the so-called wilderness of the West. Her expedition was anchored in a dual search for ‘true’ America and her own territory: a personal, female perspective of a male-driven land, and a new fictional account of a well-trodden narrative. Pushing and pulling against the documentary tradition, Lipper’s Land is her last resort in quest of a redeemable future.

Superficially, Lipper's pictures don't appear to say much. They are quiet and understated. And in these days of mid-term hype, piss and political wind that's a valuable position to occupy. And a position I've always liked, images that are simple yet loaded. Lipper's pictures personify this. There is a back story to every picture, something has happened and something else is about to... just what, we are left to work out. In my reading there is also something apocalyptic in this work, something sinister and disquieting. These empty spaces seem to be one gigantic crime scene... who were the victims, who were the perpetrators... If I was to compare Domesticated Land with another book-work that I admire and one that exhibits the same level of restraint and refinement it would have to be John Gossage's book THE POND. John Gossage knows the value of understatement and so does Susan Lipper. And further, Susan Lipper knows what is takes to make something out of nothing, and that's what art that works is supposed to do. Get this book!  

If you're in Paris this week, Susan Lipper will be signing Domesticated Land, at Paris Photo, 5pm Saturday November 10,  MACK stand SE3. 










Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Wolfgang Tillmans in New York...



In the September 10th issue New Yorker Magazine Emily Witt profiles Wolfgang Tillmans’s life and art, highlighting his ability to question existing values and hierarchies with his work for over three decades. 

In a corner of Panorama Bar, the upstairs venue of the Berlin night club Berghain, there is a large, unlit photograph of the back of a throat—one of three photos by the German artist Wolfgang Tillmans that hang on the walls. Berghain is a techno club known as much for its code of etiquette as for its sound system. Photography is forbidden. Cell-phone-camera lenses are covered with stickers when patrons enter. Doormen are strict about whom they let in, with apparent biases against conspicuous displays of wealth. The party starts at 11:59 on Saturday night and continues until Monday morning; it’s common to stay for twelve hours, or twenty. There is no V.I.P. area. The bathrooms are ungendered, the atmosphere is sexually open, and the ethos is queer. Ravers make pilgrimages to Berghain from all over the world. Some call it “church.”
When the club’s owners approached Tillmans to acquire one of his pictures, in 2004, its patrons were mostly gay men, and he chose “Nackt” (“Nude”), a photo of a woman exposing her vulva. In 2009, as Berghain’s reputation grew and its clientele became more heterosexual, he replaced the photo with “Philip, Close Up III,” which shows a man exposing his anus. Six years later, he hung the throat instead, describing it as “kind of like where all the joy comes in, in different ways and forms.”

You can read the full New Yorker piece HERE.

Opening next Thursday, September 13th from 6 to 8 PM at The David Zwirner West 19th Street gallery NYC, Wolfgang Tillmans: How likely is it that only I am right in this matter? The show presents new and recent work, marking the artist’s third solo show with David Zwirner.

You can catch Tillmans in conversation with Paul Holdengräber, kicking off the 2018 season of LIVE from the NYPL, tomorrow, September 5 at 7 PM. The talk will be live streamed on the library’s website HERE

"I love that art is ‘useless’ and that it has no ‘purpose’. That makes art so incredibly powerful. And so, I don’t think one should turn to artists instantly and ask, “What are they saying?” I think, really, every private person should take part in democracy, because if you don’t, others choose for you."
Wolfgang Tillmans, New York Times

Pictured: Wolfgang Tillmans. Photography by Collier Schorr for The New Yorker. 


Schorr shoots Tillmans

Monday, September 3, 2018

SELF PUBLISH BE HAPPY presents Photobook: RESET. 3 days in Berlin to reinvent the photobook



Curated by Bruno Ceschel and hosted by C/O Berlin from 28-30 September 2018, the first Photobook: RESET event will be an immersive programme of workshops imagined and organized to re-imagine the future of publishing.
Thirty photography and publishing industry professionals, artists and writers, as well as thirty members of the public will participate in rotating research workshops led by six international experts. These will bring together insights from different fields of research, in order to open up inspiring perspectives and unexpected connections.
Over the past 10 years, the self-publishing revolution’s DIY ethos has re-energized a conservative and backward-thinking publishing industry. The creative input of a new generation of authors and makers has democratized the world of the photobook, proving both the medium’s strength its capacity for experimentation and artistic expression. Today, our resilient community is faced with new challenges, and after the excitement of the photobook boom, we need to rethink where we are to better understand our own limitations, blind spots and scarce resources. Challenged with unsustainable business models, threatened by the competitive digital distribution of digital content – not to mentionand a general homogenization and banalization of content - the photobook world is in crisis, both economically and existentially. In our current social, political and technological landscape, the medium’s very raison d’etre is under threat. 
So what it is next for photobooks? What new forms should the photobook take? How can we harness the power of technology to assist artists and thinkers in making provocative and necessary experiments in publishing? What role should the book have in promoting social and political change in the era of Trump and populism? Is our close-knit community of like-minded people it’s own limit? Who is the photobook for? Is the photobook as we know it even an effective form of communication? Photobook: RESET aims to inspire radical thinking around the form and content of the photobook. As the name suggests, the project wants to prompt a reset and provide an environment in which to consider new possibilities, ideas and opportunities outside of the usual parameters. 

You can read more on the Photobook: RESET website HERE.


Sunday, September 2, 2018

Photobook Workshop in Aarhus Denmark, during Photobook Week 4 - 7 October



Photobook Week Aarhus celebrates its 5th edition from 4-7 October 2018.

Since 2014, the Photobook Week Aarhus has been engaged with the photobook in all its facets and has presented a festival programme of international standing. For its 5th anniversary, Photobook Week Aarhus is showing works by renowned artists and promotes established and emerging talents, publishers, curators, printers and booksellers.

During the festival I will be presenting a 2 day workshop, focussed on the photobook, it's conception, structure, editing, sequencing, production and distribution.

The Festival says this:

New Zealander Harvey Benge works from Auckland and Paris. He has been a full-time camera artist since 1993, when his first photobook Four Parts Religion, Six Parts Sin was published. Benge is well known for his many photo books which have been published in Britain, Germany, France, Italy and Japan. His principal publisher is UK’s Dewi Lewis, who has worked with Benge for 20 years. Harvey Benge’s bookworks are conceptual in nature and deal with the complexities of life and the nature of seeing and understanding. His photographs are mostly urban and generally strange. His work is mysterious; nothing is solid. The pictures capture contrasts and conflicts which leave you wondering what has just happened and what might happen next. Benge’s bookworks have been exhibited a Kunsthalle Düsseldorf; Antwerp Foto Museum, Belgium; Foam Fotografiemuseum, Amsterdam; Photographers Gallery, London; and Palais de Tokyo, Paris. His books have twice been finalists in the Prix du Livre at the Rencontres d’Arles, France. Harvey Benge is also known for the workshops he has conducted, working with photographers such as Lewis Baltz, Antoine d’Agata, Paul Graham, Rineke Dijkstra, John Gossage, Alec Soth, Roger Ballen.

The workshop “The objective of my workshops is to unpack strategies for the development of a complete and balanced lens-based art practice. In effect an investigation into the process that I employ and has lead me to the production of sixty or more photo books over the last thirty years. Benge will show participants how he has conceptualised, structured and produced several of his key bookworks. Further, participants will be asked to participate in a “live” editing and sequencing session of a new bookwork of his scheduled for publication in 2020. Participants will need to bring to the workshop work-prints of current photographs which can then be reviewed and evaluated within the group. This will involve discussion as to the rigour and relevance of the works’ conceptual underpinning followed by a hard look at possible edits and sequencing leading to photobook production”.

Harvey Benge’s workshops are interactive, inspiring and good fun. Harvey will cover a spectrum of issues that affect all photographers – finding one’s own voice, idea generation, self evaluation of work, what makes a good picture, development of picture series. Emphasis will be on the photobook where strategies for editing and sequencing will be discussed with practical examples. Participants’ own work will be reviewed both in terms of how the pictures work and the ways the photographs can be carried forward to a finished photobook. 

You can read more about Photobook Week Aarhus HERE together with a link to book your place at my workshop. Hope to see you in Aarhus! 



Sunday, August 26, 2018

NY ART BOOK FAIR - September 21-23, 2018




Printed Matter presents the thirteenth annual NY Art Book Fair, from September 21-23, 2018, at MoMA PS1. The NY Art Book Fair (NYABF) is the leading international gathering for the distribution of artists’ books, celebrating the full breadth of the art publishing community.

Free and open to the public, the event draws more than 35,000 individuals including book lovers, collectors, artists, and art world professionals each year. In 2018, the NYABF will host 365 exhibitors from around the world featuring a wide variety of works – from zines and artists’ books to antiquarian books and contemporary art editions. The NYABF offers countless opportunities to attend free programs including artist-led discussions, performances, interactive workshops, and curated exhibitions.

See a full list of exhibitors participating in the 2018 NY Art Book Fair HERE

 

SPECIAL PROGRAMMING
The Classroom
Celebrating its tenth year! The Classroom provides space for informal lectures, readings, screenings and other activities by artists, writers, designers and publishers. The program highlights exciting new releases at the Fair and fosters dialogue around important themes for contemporary art publishing and the broader community. Participants include: Ann Butler, Johanna Drucker, Lia Gangitano, Nontsikelelo Mutiti, Tammy Nguyen, Jeanine Tang, Lynne Tillman, Ruth van Beek, and Martha Wilson, among many others. Organized by David Senior, Head of the Library and Archives, SFMOMA.

See the full Classroom schedule 
here
Contemporary Artists’ Books Conference (CABC)
This year the Conference relocates to the newly opened Book Culture space at 26-09 Jackson Ave, just a few blocks away. Join us on Friday and Saturday for lively debate on hot topics and emerging practices.
Planned session topics include queer and trans perspectives in artist publishing, migration and diasporic community-based publishing, vernacular photography with poetry and prose, the history and influence ofAvalanche magazine, and the relationship of comics and graphic novels to artists’ books and the fine arts.
See the full CABC schedule here
Friendly Fire
A component of the NYABF since its inception in 2006, Friendly Fire features presses and artists' collectives that practice different forms of cultural, social and political activism. This year's participants include 8-Ball Community, Allied Productions, Inc, Interference Archive, Justseeds Artists' Cooperative, True Laurels, and Visual AIDS among others. Curated by Printed Matter’s Executive Director Max Schumann.

See the full Friendly Fire list here
Shannon Michael Cane Award
The Shannon Michael Cane Award is granted to four first-time NYABF exhibitors (artists, artists' book publishers, or collectives) in the early stages of their career. The inaugural year winners are backbone booksIan Giles,MonoRhetorikand Sming Sming Books.
Courtyard Stage
The Courtyard Stage has a ten year history of showcasing emerging talent alongside legendary artists and will host performances from musicians and sound artists to poets and performance artists running throughout the fair weekend. This year's programs are presented by Blank FormsPrinted Matter, Inc.Heavy Trip, and Pioneer Works.
A History of Zines!
Printed Matter proudly presents a wide-reaching historical exhibition of zine publishing across the 20th century and onward, beginning with science-fiction and underground horror publications of the 1920s, and concluding with new works created on occasion of this year’s NYABF. A History of Zines! gathers more than 400 self-published works and related archival materials, spanning genres and offering an unmediated view into various subcultures and grassroots activism, including LGBTQ, punk, hip-hop, the Mimeo Revolution, photography, skateboarding, the Beats, and feminism. A selection of zines will be available for browsing.
A History of Zines! is dedicated to the memory and legacy of Shannon Michael Cane, a beloved member of the Printed Matter staff who played an indelible role in developing the NY and LA Art Book Fairs during his time as Curator of Fairs & Editions.
Curated by 8-Ball Community and Johan Kugelberg/Boo-Hooray
EXHIBITOR PROJECT SPACES

3 Dot Zine will create an immersive interactive reading room featuring an installation of The Free Black Women’s Library, an interactive Black Feminist mobile trading library and interactive biblio installation that features a collection of 1000 books written by Black women. The Yellow Jackets Collective and 3 Dot Zine are tabling new zines and printed matter sourced from a diverse group of artists and zine makers around the country. Khari Johnson Ricks will share zines and prints from his ongoing printmaking practice. Amoss Eff’s wearable hand printed textiles collection, Warefamos, will be available within a special display created for 'Welcome, A Space'. Following in the tradition of the 3 Dot Zine’s Brown Paper Zine & Small Press Fair for Black and PoC Artists, this environment and all artists and collectives who will take part in setting the intentions and possibilities of this space are of color. Zines from Margot Terc, Cósmica, Discipline Press and more will also be available.
Alden Projects™ presents Richard McGuire: Art for the Streets New York 1979-82, a special exhibition and book launch, featuring Richard McGuire’s original “Ixnae Nix” street drawings. Described by Glenn O’Brien as “cryto-mystical” in his review of the New York/New Wave show at P.S.1, Queens in 1981, McGuire returns again in 2018 with vintage, spray-painted works depicting his “Ixnae Nix” shadow character surrounded by enigmatic texts drawn in crayon. Also present: McGuire’s distinctive original art for posters for the influential post-punk band Liquid Liquid, of which he was a founding member. McGuire’s ephemeral art is accompanied by black-and-white photographs of the downtown streetscapes where they originally appeared. Published by Alden Projects™ with an introduction by Luc Sante and an interview by Todd Alden, the book is also available in a deluxe edition of 100, containing unique art by Richard McGuire.
Gagosian participates with a special project space conceived in collaboration with choreographer William Forsythe, exploring visual and notational approaches to dance and movement.

Forsythe is a radical innovator in choreography and dance who has redefined the very syntax and praxis of his field. In the course of his singular career spanning five decades, he has developed an extensive repertoire of groundbreaking ballet choreographies and experimental, non-proscenium-based dance-theater works, as well as an open-access digital platform for dance analysis, notation, and improvisation. He has also been working for more than twenty years on installations, film works, and discrete, interactive sculptures that he calls "choreographic objects”, which are the subject of a survey exhibition at the ICA Boston this fall. 

At the NYABF, printed materials and videos by Forsythe will be featured alongside selected Gagosian publications, as well as additional books and ephemera that reveal Forsythe’s wide-ranging influences and interests including Chris Burden, Katharina Grosse, Richard Serra, Cy Twombly, and Rachel Whiteread. 
Martos Gallery presents an exhibition of works and notebooks by Dan Asher. Asher passed away in 2010 and left behind studios filled with paintings, sculpture, video, and works on paper. In March 2018, Martos Gallery had its first solo exhibition with The Estate of Dan Asher which presented an array of work and included a zine made in collaboration with RATSTAR Press. The zine presented a selection of pages from hundreds of Asher’s notebooks. Asher's borderline hoarding is reflected in his obsessive compulsive production of thousands of works, including notes, mind maps, phone numbers, doodles, and ideas; his thoughts, scribbled down like quick-fire, spill over the edges of the pages, and for this special presentation at NYABF, they spill onto the walls.
onestar press and Three Star Books are pleased to present new limited edition artists’ book editions by AA Bronson, Gabriel Kuri, Ebecho Muslimova and a new fiberglass tray edition from Rirkrit Tiravanija. Daniel Gordon will be featured by onestar press this year, taking his digital and analog works to a new level with a dedicated exhibition project presented alongside his new CAMERA ARTIST portfolio projects.
Karma will present two new screenprint portfolios by artists Shio Kusaka and Nicolas Party.
Marian Goodman Gallery will present a special selection of new print editions, objects and books by their artists, including Leonor Antunes, Christian Boltanski, Ettore Spalletti, and Danh Vo.
Press Press will release their newest publication, Sentiments: Expressions of Cultural Passage, a compilation of conversations, artist projects, and writings exploring cultural passage, immigrant identity, and notions of sanctuary, with an interactive exhibition and series of programs in MoMA PS1's courtyard project space. The space will feature artworks produced by Sentiments contributors and display Press Press’s Manifesto for Sanctuary-Building and Sanctuary-Keeping, a collaboratively-built manifesto Press Press has created with immigrants and immigrant-adjacent people through workshops in Baltimore, New York City, and Chicago that highlights various visions of sanctuary and proposes strategies for creating and protecting those visions. Visitors can attend a number of programs hosted by the group, including Readings on Sanctuary in the project space, where contributors will declare their manifesto and more, and a panel conversation with the project’s editor, Kimi Hanauer, and co-organizers, Valentina Cabezas, Bomin Jeon, and Bilphena Yahwon, as part of The Classroom.
We the News is a series of story circles with Black immigrants and first-generation Black Americans that are documented in zines and distributed publicly through a newsstand. The project is by Lizania Cruz, with support from The Laundromat Project in collaboration with BAJI.
Werkplaats Typografie is taking shelter in the basement, seeking comfort amongst glowing gilded conduits and generously thick brick walls. How are you dealing with the temperatures in PS1? Do you need a break? A hot chocolate? A blanket perhaps? Did you know that warm air rises to the ceiling? We read somewhere that if one is feeling cold, one should put their ceiling fan on its lowest setting, in clockwise direction, to push the hot air back to the floor where one can feel it. Boiler rooms are not usually known to be the most suitable spaces for simmering down, nevertheless we’d love to warmly welcome you to come down to our Boiling Room for Hot Reading, where you will be provided with some freshly forged (pre)texts and plenty other excellent reasons to chill.
The Werkplaats Typografie (WT), part of the ArtEZ University of the Arts, is a modeling agency, a part-time air quality management venture and a full time metal workshop located in Arnhem, the Netherlands.
NEW FUNDRAISING EDITIONS
Printed Matter presents new limited-edition artworks by Laylah Ali, Ryan Gander, and Eileen Quinlan. Fundraising editions support Printed Matter’s year-round work of providing resources to artists and championing the artists' book medium through programs including NY and LA Art Book Fair.

Saturday, August 25, 2018

photography-now.com - the only photo resource you will ever need




I've probably mentioned photography-now.com before on my blog. Have just checked out their site and I feel they deserve another mention. Subdivided into four categories - artists, exhibitions, events and institutions, the depth of material in remarkable. Currently there are detailed listings for 48,163 artists, 3,130 exhibitions, 1,043 events and 16,203 institutions. What's more there is no arm twisting to pay big $ to enter this that or the other contest. 

You can go to photography-now.com HERE, where apart from what I've mentioned above there is the option to sign up for their regular mailings, either daily or weekly. Do it, a treat awaits! 






Friday, August 24, 2018

PARIS PHOTO aperture foundation Photobook Awards - the shortlist jury




Here is the shortlist Jury for the aperture foundation PARIS PHOTO PhotoBook Awards:
Lucy Gallun, Associate Curator, Department of Photography at MoMA
Kristen Lubben, Executive Director of Magnum Foundation 
Yasufumi Nakamori, Curator
Christoph Wiesner, Artistic Director of Paris Photo
Lesley A. Martin, Creative Director of Aperture Foundation
 

You can read more about the jury HERE.

This year's selected shortlist will be exhibited around the world and be featured in the fall 2018 edition of The PhotoBook Review, issue 015 (published by Aperture Foundation), to be released at Paris Photo, 8-11 November.  The winner of the First PhotoBook Award will also receive a $10,000 prize. 

Final weeks to submit! And for those who have submitted, thank you! We appreciate your contribution to the evolving narrative of photography.

Call closes September 14, 2018, 5:00 p.m. EST 
Books must arrive at Aperture Foundation by September 14 to be considered.