“From Where the Sun Now Stand” by Andreas Johansson. It is a beautiful large format pop-up book with six inserts, depicting a desolated and mythic environment. The artist has long worked with collages where he cuts apart photographs and then builds up new environments.
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10x10 American Photobooks previews in NYC and Piitsburgh. Currently on view at the Tokyo Institute of Photography (will close on Sunday, 6 October 2013).
Rimbaud in New York 1978-79. David Wojnarowicz.
Photographs by David Wojnarowicz
Text by Tom Rauffenbart and Andrew Roth
Original essay by Jim Lewis.
Published by PPP Editions and Roth Horowitz, New York, 2004. Edition of 1000.
[Out of print]
[This book was selected for 10x10 American Photobooks project.]
Wojnarowicz was an legendary figure in the NYC scene in 1980s,- artist, writer, AIDS activist. Rimbaud in New York is a series of black and white pictures David Wojnarowicz took in 1978-79. Each image is a lonely figure (Wojnarowicz and/or friends) wearing a mask of 19th century French poet Arthur Rimbaud (a portrait taken by Etienne Carjat).
Small portfolio of these images from this project was printed in 1990s for the exhibition at PPOW gallery. Wojnarowicz died age 37 of AIDS-related complications. After his death his work was included in the collection of major museums. His early work was rediscovered by Andrew Roth while he was studying the archives at the Fales Library at NYU. Roth did an incredible work researching and putting together negatives, contact sheets, diaries, correspondence, and sketchbooks. He selected final materials for the exhibition and this book.
The book is exceptional. It creates dynamic and atmosphere. The mask is on the cover and the back of the book. The book opens (and closes) with drawings Wojnarowicz made of Rimbaud masturbating. It highlights Wojnarowicz as a diarist and, a dreamer.
Friday, 27 September 2013
3:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Panellists: Chris Boot (Aperture), Olga Yatskevich (10×10 Photobooks, Photobook Facebook Group), Niina Pollari (Publishing Project Specialist) and photographer Christopher Capozziello.