Plant Volatiles Jochen Lempert

Published by BQ, Berlin, 2016, 64 pages (b/w ill.), 20.5 × 27.5 cm

Price: €26

Produced on the occasion of Jochen Lempert’s exhibition Plant Volatiles at BQ, Berlin in 2016.

“While factual science will never be able to embrace the enchantments of nature, Lempert’s photographs meet up with them when showing swarms of animals, where individuals dissolve and become part of a new form, or when picturing insects as foreign bodies within a context they do not belong to and the coherence of which they irritate. As frozen ephemeral appearances breaking up not only the formal coherence of the image but also its meaning and representational function, they are symbols of time and of the ever impenetrable secret of all living.” from Mousse magazine’s review, available here.

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Pictures of the Real World (In Real Time)

Published by Le Consortium, Dijon, 1994, 72 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 23 × 27 cm, English / French / German

Price: €12

Produced on the occasion of the exhibitions Pictures of the Real World (In Real Time) curated by Robert Nickas at The Consortium, Dijon / Paula Cooper Gallery, New York / Le Capitou, Fréjus / Städtische Galerie, Göppigen / Galleria Massimo de Carlo, Milano, presenting On Kawara’s Date paintings in relation to various contemporary photographs.

Featuring the following artists; Dan Graham, Diane Arbus, Garry Winogrand, Douglas Huebler, Lee Friedlander, Larry Clark, William Eggleston, Nan Goldin, Peter Hujar, Jan Groover, Peter Campus, James Welling, Cindy Sherman, Sherrie Levine, Richard Prince, Barbara Bloom, Louise Lawler, Sam Samore, John Coplans, Barbara Ess, Andres Serrano, David Robbins, Jeanne Dunning, Zoe Leonard, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Philip-Lorca Di Corcia, Charles Ray, Robert Barry, Danny Lyon.

#1994 #barbarabloom #charlesray #dangraham #douglashuebler #felixgonzalez-torres #jangroover #louiselawler #onkawara #photography #robertnickas #sherrielevine #zoeleonard
Allan Sekula Photography at work

Published by Beirut Art Center, Lebanon, 2017, 48 pages (b/w ill.) + 20 page booklet (b/w ill.), 20 × 30 cm, English / Arabic

Price: €16

Produced on the occasion of Allan Sekula: Photography at work at Beirut Art Center. The late american artist was an influential photographer, writer, filmmaker, theorist and critic whose works have been a unique reference in debates and conversations about photography, art and politics for over 40 years. Allan Sekula’s work is largely invested in social and economic critique, particularly regarding the politics of global commodity exchange and economic processes. Sekula began exploring the american middle-class of the West Coast at the time of late modernism and in its wake. Turning his camera to his own surroundings allowed him to discover the world he was living in, and assess that staging reality critically was the best way to document it. As an artist, he considered photography a medium for continuous social engagement and action.

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Couleur Européenne, Couleur Soviétique, Couleur Chinoise Christopher Williams

Published by Kunstmuseen Krefeld/Museen Haus Lange and Haus Esters, Krefeld, 2000, 64 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 20.5 × 25.5 cm, English

Price: €38

Produced on the occasion of Christopher Williams – Couleur Européenne, Couleur Soviétique, Couleur Chinoise at Museum Haus Lange & Haus Esters, Krefeld, 22 October, 2000–1 January, 2001.

#2000 #christopherwilliams #photography
Tauben Jochen Lempert

Published by Städtische Galerie, Nordhorn, 2015, 38 pages (b/w ill.), 20 × 27 cm, German

Price: €15

Jochen Lempert photographs the animal world in the most diverse contexts: from their natural habitat to the museum of natural history, from the zoo to the urban environment, in remote places or banal settings and situations. Lempert compiles his findings in a vast archive of images covering an ample spectrum, from common everyday views, to compositions that tend towards abstraction. This interest in the natural world as a subject has been further complemented by his exploration of the properties and materiality of the photographic image. Analogue, black and white, hand-printed in the darkroom, his photographs resist categorization and confront the canons of today’s aesthetic.

In his presentations, Lempert uses groupings and scale to respond to the exhibition space. He places and selects the photographs thoughtfully, always looking for cross-references and associations, uncovering subtle correspondences. Lempert’s arrangements give us new insights into our own place within the patterns, the structures and even the randomness or the order of the natural world.

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Traces of Light in Modernism: Koshiro Onchi, Osamu Shiihara and Ei-Q

Published by The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, 1997, 40 pages (b/w ill.), 21 × 29.7 cm, Japanese / English

Price: €40 (Out of stock)

Various artistic trends originating in Europe after World War 1, such as Russian Constructivism, the Bauhaus in Germany and Surrealism in France, left a strong impression on Japanese art and photography in the Taisho and the early Showa periods. In photography in particular, the Western influence brought a new movement called Shinko Shashin (New Photography) in the early Showa period. This exhibition was an attempt at reexamining the viual expression in the period from the perspective of the photographic work of artist from fields other than photography, focusing on the work of Koshiro Onchi, Osamu Shiihara and Ei-Q

#1997 #abstractphotography #ei-q #japaneseavant-garde #japanesephotography #koshiroonchi #osamushiihara #photography