i confess Moyra Davey

Published by Dancing Foxes Press, New York & National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, 2020, 168 pages with foldout poster insert (colour & b/w ill.), 17.2 × 24 cm, English

Price: €32

With text by Moyra Davey, Dalie Giroux, Andrea Kunard

Over the last forty years, Moyra Davey’s work in photography, film, and text presents a wide-ranging model of engagement with the world: reflections on producing and consuming, on writing and reading, and on novelty and obsolescence. Based on Davey’s eponymous 2019 film of the same title, i confess triangulates the lives and work of three writers: the American novelist and essayist James Baldwin, the Québécois revolutionary Pierre Vallières, and Ottawa-based political philosopher Dalie Giroux. With Baldwin’s 1962 novel Another Country as its point of departure, the narrative arrives at the work of each figure in succession, threading themes of race and poverty, language, and nationalism into Davey’s personal chronicle of the 1960s and 1970s;a turbulent period of Québécois history marked by separatism and violence, unresolved to this day.

Designed by Santiago da Silva.

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Mother Reader – Essential Writings on Motherhood Edited by Moyra Davey

Published by Seven Stories Press, New York, 2001, 272 pages (b/w ill.), 15 × 22.7 cm, English

Price: €19.50 (Temporarily out of stock)

The intersection of motherhood and creative life is explored in these writings on mothering that turn the spotlight from the child to the mother herself. Here, in memoirs, testimonials, diaries, essays, and fiction, mothers describe first-hand the changes brought to their lives by pregnancy, childbirth, and mothering.

Contributors include Margaret Atwood, Lydia Davis, Annie Ernaux, Mary Gaitskill, Susan Griffin, Nancy Huston, Jane Lazarre, Ursula K. LeGuin, Margaret Mead, Toni Morrison, Tillie Olsen, Alicia Ostriker, Grace Paley, Sylvia Plath, Adrienne Rich, Sara Ruddick, Mona Simpson, Susan Rubin Suleiman, Alice Walker, Joy William and many more.

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The Photographic I: Other Pictures

Published by Roma Publications, Amsterdam, 2017, 128 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 20 × 26.5 cm, English

Price: €13 (Temporarily out of stock)

Publication accompanying the first part of a diptych exhibition at S.M.A.K., Ghent, spread over two years, comprising new and existing work by artists and photographers including Lewis Baltz, Tina Barney, Mohamed Bourouissa, Moyra Davey, Marc De Blieck, Sara Deraedt, Patrick Faigenbaum, Peter Fraser, Alair Gomes, Jitka Hanzlová, Roni Horn, Stephanie Kiwitt, Aglaia Konrad, Jochen Lempert, Zoe Leonard, Jean-Luc Moulène, Zanele Muholi, Jean-Luc Mylayne, Trevor Paglen, Doug Rickard, Torbjørn Rødland, Michael Schmidt, Arne Schmitt, Allan Sekula, Ahlam Shibli, Malick Sidibé, Dayanita Singh, Wolfgang Tillmans, Marc Trivier and Tobias Zielony.

#2017 #aglaiakonrad #allansekula #jeanlucmoulène #jochenlempert #lewisbaltz #moyradavey #photography #romapublications #ronihorn #saraderaedt #wolfgangtillmans #zoeleonard
Mothers Moyra Davey

Published by Greengrassi, London, 2015, 8 pages, 10.7 × 28 cm, English

Price: €9 (Out of stock)

Produced on the occasion of the exhibition You’re a nice guy to let me hold you like this at Greengrassi, London, 4 September – 24 October, 2015.

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Vivian Suter

Published by Hatje Cantz, Berlin, 2019, 352 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 21 × 27 cm, English

Price: €47 (Out of stock)

More than thirty years ago the Swiss-Argentine artist Vivian Suter (*1949) moved to the rain forest in Panajachel, Guatemala, to live on a former coffee plantation. Since then she has worked on her impressive paintings in her wooden-hut studio, as well as outdoors. Her canvases lie on the sandy ground or hang in trees; dust, mud, leaves, mangos, and insects leave their traces on them. Her painting is influenced by organic processes and coincidence—even natural disasters are her material, when flood waters make their mark on canvases, becoming part of her large, colorful paintings. With texts by Adam Szymczyk, contributions by R. H. Quaytman, Moyra Davey, Hendrik Folkerts. Designed by Studio Manuel Raeder.

You can see Rosalind Nashashibi’s film Vivian’s Garden here.

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Les Goddesses / Hemlock Forest Moyra Davey

Published by Galerie Buchholz, Köln and Dancing Foxes Press, New York, 2017, 125 pages (colour and b/w ill.), 24 x 16 cm, English

Price: €27 (Temporarily out of stock)

This latest book by the artist Moyra Davey is based on two related group of works, Les Goddesses (2011) and Hemlock Forest (2016), which each take form through text, photography, and film. Layering introspection and personal narratives with meditations on the lives and works of other writers, filmmakers, and artists—ranging from 18th-century feminist writer and activist Mary Wollstonecraft to Chantal Akerman, and Moyra Davey’s own five sisters. The book is conceived and published in collaboration with the artist Galerie Buchholz and Dancing Foxes Press. The book contains, alongside numerous reproductions, an introductory text by Aveek Sen and transcriptions of the texts for both film projects by the artist.

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