To celebrate the #exhibition of #christoandjeanneclaude at #moenchehaus#museumgoslar , we are super glad to share this #book published by #distanzverlag#distanzpublishing with you!
Christo and Jeanne-Claude (b. Gabrovo, Bulgaria, 1935 / b. Casablanca, 1935, d. New York, 2009) were one of the most popular #artistcouples of our time. More than virtually any other team of partners in #life and #art , they succeeded in breaking out of the parochial art world and enchanting wide public audiences with their spectacular wrapping actions. They enveloped not just objects but entire #buildings , #islands , and #landscapes . Among their best-known works are The Iron Curtain, Rue Visconti, Paris, 1962; Running Fence, California, 1976; The Pont Neuf Wrapped, Paris, 1985; Wrapped Reichstag, Berlin, 1995; and, most recently, The Floating Piers, Lago d’Iseo, Italy, 2016. Since Jeanne-Claude’s death, Christo has continued to pursue the realization of projects he planned together with her. The photographer Wolfgang Volz (b. Tuttlingen, 1948) has worked with the two artists since 1971, creating exclusive #documentations of their monumental #projects . It is through his lens that they see their finished works; his photographs mark the true completion of a creative process that begins with the first plans—it often takes years to make the extravagant works a reality.
The book presents a survey of all major projects Christo and Jeanne-Claude undertook in five decades of artistic collaboration and includes numerous drawings in color by Christo and gorgeous photographs by Volz.
Christo & Jeanne-Claude
Fotografien von Wolfgang Volz
Werke aus der Sammlung Ingrid und Thomas Jochheim
The Norwegian-German artist #YngveHolen (b. Braunschweig, 1982; lives and works in Berlin) uses #sculpture and imaging techniques to explore themes of #transportation , #technology , and the #body . The multiple series of works he made between 2010–2015 illustrate Holen’s use of #3Dprinting , #watercutting , #tailoring , and consumer spare parts to test the #material limits that define today’s industries and our everyday surroundings.
Trypophobia is Holen’s #firstmonograph and includes seven essays by #writers and #artists . Repeatedly alternating between satin and uncoated papers, the book phases between serial images and text.
It begins with a SWOT analysis of the artist by #AedrhlsomrsOthryutupt Lauecehrofn that evaluates Holen’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats. #VictoriaCamblin discusses Holen’s use of industrial #objects that feature holes, exploring the esoteric and erotic significance of the form in #arthistory . Combining an essay with an interview with the artist, Thom Bettridge considers our #obsession with #hygiene , the consumer-as-product, and how far an idea can go before it stops working. S01E01 writes about the psychological implications of today’s #industrial speed, particularly through our relationship to commercial air travel. Outlining the problems of “the contemporary,” Pablo Larios examines the #animism and #fetishism of #capitalism , coded forms of closed trade knowledge, and biological humor in sculpture. #KarlHolmqvist looks at Holen’s 3D-printed, titanium-grade metal Hater Head screw and the role such tiny objects play in the built environment as well as in our minds and #fantasies . Finally, Eric Schmid probes the gap between the spaces of thought of philosophers Alain Badiou and Jacques Rancière, arguing for determinism in our preoccupation with the event.
The show “Rose Painting” is still on view @galerie_neu til 14th of July!
Yngve Holen / Trypophobia
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#stunningshots by #contemporaryartist#candidahoefer
In 2014, Candida Höfer (b. Eberswalde, Germany, 1944; lives and works in Cologne) traveled to Mexico, visiting the eight cities Ciudad de México, Guadalajara, Guanajuato, Oaxaca, Puebla, Tepotzotlán, Tlacochahuaya, and Tonantzintla, where she photographed old and new libraries, #theaters and #operahouses , #churches and #museums , #poorhouses and #palaces . Most of the pictures are organized by symmetry along a central axis, a characteristic feature of her #art . If these works suggest her training with ##berndandhillabecher , who taught photography in Düsseldorf—she is now the best-known of their students—others show a “new” Candida Höfer: old-fashioned offices, weather-beaten walls, and simple stores as well as a few expertly captured details of façades, floors, and interiors. With an essay by the Mexican historian and economist José N. Iturriaga.
Candida Hoefer / In Mexiko
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When you don’t know what to do in #Berlin and you search for secret #bars and hidden #artcollections , idiosyncratic #cafés and extravagant #restaurants , eccentric #conceptstores and native #originals :
Cee Cee is Berlin’s most widely read online medium. Launched as a newsletter for friends in 2011, it covers and comments on the capital’s perpetually changing urban landscape and the multifaceted goings-on in the culture and restaurant scenes. The selection of recommendations is carefully vetted and has become an indispensable guide for Berlin lovers in Germany and abroad, for expats and locals. Working with a small team of photographers and authors, the people behind Cee Cee, Sven Hausherr and Nina Trippel, have now compiled a book presenting over two hundred of the most exciting features. The mix is diverse and surprising and, more importantly, subjective and authentic: secret bars and hidden art collections, idiosyncratic cafés and extravagant restaurants, eccentric concept stores and native originals. Numerous illustrations and full-page views show the Berlin of today. Exclusive recommendations, cross-references, guest columns by fashion designers and musicians, and insider’s advice sourced from the Cee Cee community make this book a treasure trove of information for explorers. A Berlin book for Berlin visitors, Berlin lovers, Berlin residents, and future Berliners.
ceecee / Berlin 1 + 2
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Acclaimed photographer Charles March (born London, 1955; lives and works in Goodwood, West Sussex) worked with Stanley Kubrick on his film Barry Lyndon before starting a successful career in commercial photography. He produced many of the great advertising campaigns of the 1980s for clients such as De Beers, Levi’s, and Marks and Spencer and worked with renowned magazines including the Italian Vogue. When the digital revolution in photography took off, he developed his own personal technique, in which he uses the camera almost like a paintbrush to create images of landscapes and nature that brim with emotion and movement. In recent years, March has turned to the sea; his series Seascape focuses on one short stretch of the Atlantic coast on the Bahamian island of Eleuthera. The images for this new series, which reads like a pictorial journey, were shot over the last five years in a single location, Gleann Badraig (Scottish Gaelic for Glen Batrick) on the sparsely populated Scottish island of Jura. March has collaborated with the well-known Scottish poet Ken Cockburn to create a book that takes the reader beyond mere photography to evoke not only the island’s atmosphere, but also the thoughts and feelings a person has in one of the world’s most remote places.
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A productive and receptive treatment of film imagery has been around since the early 20th century. The anthropological figure homo ludens has also contributed to the victory of the visual media, in that the key activities of communal human life—communication through language, interpretation of the world, the fostering of community—are all influenced by play. In this sense, art is a form of play turned into form, with content.
Sichtspiele, the fifth volume issued by the Wemhöner Collection, presents film and video. All the works included in the publication create a playful tension between visual representation and compositional form. The book reacts with innovation to the challenges of translating the medium of moving imagery into an art book: on the one hand, it shows stills as visual markers for pictorial dynamics, and on the other, image sequences of each work can be “set into motion” using an app for the cell phone or tablet.
Sichtspiele is an interactive film book that does not limit the reader to viewing stills and reading text, but offers the possibility to see moving images.
Book in motion: ‘Sichtspiele - Filme und Videokunst aus der Sammlung Wemhöner’ with free app to rethink the medium film and book in a new way!
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The Danish photographer Torkil Gudnason has lived in New York since 1978 and built a highly successful career in fashion photography, shooting spreads for all prestigious magazines including Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, Marie Claire, Vanity Fair, Tatler, and Esquire as well as campaigns for many major cosmetics producers and fashion houses. Gifted with a sensitive eye for shapes and colors and an inexhaustible zest for experimentation, Gudnason has also created a distinctive oeuvre in art photography. For example, he arranged plants and blossoms in unconventional compositions he then captured in breathtakingly luminous pictures.
Insight: Torkil Gudnason / Rhapsody in All Colors #outnow#torkilgudnason#distanzverlag#distanzpublishing#fashionphotography @torkilgudnasonstudio
Chris Succo (b. 1979 in Düsseldorf; lives and works in Düsseldorf) gained international recognition through the success of his White Paintings series, shown for the first time in 2013 in Geneva. Since then, his works have become extremely popular with both collectors and art lovers. Succo's works are based on his constantly growing archive of photographs and drawings. The resulting paintings are abstract works, executed in oil on canvas, with black and white being the dominant colors. This book is the first publication of images summarizing his entire series of paintings, photographs, and sculptures, offering a comprehensive overview of the development of his work between 2007 and 2016. The work and installation views are supplemented with personal photographs from Succo’s archive. The archive images, which are predominantly from his studio and travels, provide in-depth insight into the creative process of this versatile artist. The intentional exclusion of accompanying texts amplifies the impressive documentary character of this publication. In conjunction with the book, an edition of ten unique overpainted photographs will be released.
Chris Succo / Blood and Chrome + Edition #chrissucco#distanzverlag#distanzpublishing#artedition @chrissucco
The artists Sylwana Zybura and Tomas C. Toth have teamed up under the moniker crosslucid. Their shared undertaking is to develop “a prototype of the new world they long for.” Yet this objective requires a variety of tests and experiments. What they envision is a trans-real identity, one that fuses multiple realities and modes of expression. It is often perceived as rapid change or as a reflection, almost a mirage. Many people’s identities and their grasp of multiple levels of reality are increasingly equivocal today, eliciting contradictory interpretations.
Zybura and Toth seek to deconstruct the strong personalities of the characters they depict, subjecting them to a fresh assessment and construing their bodies as landscapes. They are to be prepared to become part of an evolution that adapts to novel circumstances and technological progress and transcends gender, race, and norms.
Sylwana Zybura / Tomas C. Toth / Landscapes between eternities by @sylv_zed @crosslucid #sylwanazybura#tomasctoth#distanzverlag#distanzpublishing
Few positions in art currently attract more attention than the works of the young sculptor Alicja Kwade (b. Katowice, 1979; lives and works in Berlin). They show how easy it would be to lift our construction of reality off its hinges. In her installations, objects, and photographs, experiments in philosophical thought take concrete shape, reminding us that we cannot understand everything. Both social conventions and the laws of physics are at stake. Alicja Kwade’s discreet interventions in scenes of everyday life can invert gravity, transmute pebbles into jewels, and even open doors to parallel worlds. She tries to render the invisible visible, to comprehend the unimaginable. To this end, the artist creates sometimes poetic, sometimes absurd forms in a world otherwise determined by reason.
Alicja Kwade / Materia Prima #alicjakwade#distanzverlag#distanzpublishing @alicjakwade @koeniggalerie
“I want to make art,” Anca Munteanu Rimnic (b. Bucharest, 1974; lives and works in Berlin) swore to herself in 1999, and so she decided to focus all her energies on visual art. And she has kept her word, creating a multifaceted and powerful oeuvre of sculptures, photographs, and filmic performances distinguished by its idiosyncratic ideas and unmistakable personal diction. The artist encounters the objects and people that wind up in her works in the supermarket, the park, or the street; slight displacements transform random incidents of daily life into absurd and yet visually appealing images and artifacts. The resulting videos, photographs, and sculptural assemblages attest to the artist’s critical engagement with the readymade and appropriation art as well as modernist compositional traditions. Munteanu Rimnic’s films and objects combine tragicomic humor with a touching modesty. As the artist examines the subtle structures of consumerist societies in post-Cold War Poland, southern California, Japan, and her native Romania, her approach blends voyeuristic detachment with profound warmth and human kindness.
#firstmonograph of #artist Anca Munteanu Rimnic #ancamunteanurimnic#distanzverlag#distanzpublishing @ancamunteanurimnic
Starting in the early 2000s, Valentin Hirsch (b. Eschwege, 1978; lives and works in Berlin) worked dot for dot to construct his monstrously graceful ink drawings and etchings, a technique he compared to a tattoo artist’s. In 2010, he took the leap and switched from tracing paper to human skin.
Drawing into skin is an irreversible act. Hirsch’s tattoos—he works exclusively in black ink—eschew all pretense, but their existence is also bound to a body and a life. The motifs in Hirsch’s tattoos reflect this ambivalence of the medium: beasts and shockingly comely skulls seem locked in confrontation or sprawl into one another; lines and abstract forms posit sharply edged boundaries that are otherwise alien both to life and to skin as an artistic material.
Valentin Hirsch / Symmetries #outnow#firstmonograph#valentinhirsch#distanzverlag#distanzpublishing @valentinhirschtattoo
When the photographer Daniel Josefsohn (1961–2016) suffers a stroke in November 2012, his life unravels. A year later, ZEITmagazin invites him to document his struggle in a yearlong series. The result is a courageous experiment in self-examination: Josefsohn refuses to accept that his life is stuck in place. With his girlfriend Karin Müller, who puts his observations into words, one of Germany’s leading photographers takes a ride on the relentless merry-go-round of introspection. His photographs are accompanied by diary-like notes that blend episodes from his current diminished existence with recollections of his past life of freewheeling libertinage to unfold a panorama of his passions. The original column ran in ZEITmagazin under the title Am Leben, Alive: a celebration of survival buoyed by humor, devotion, and an unconditional love of life.
In November 2014, Lead Academy awarded Daniel Josefsohn and Karin Müller gold in the reportage category. Now titled FUCK YES, the book presents the collected column in German and English. It is rounded out by a preface by Christoph Amend, editor-in-chief of ZEITmagazin, and an interview by the writer and cultural theorist Holm Friebe.
Daniel Josefsohn / Fuck Yes #danieljosefsohn#contemporaryphotography#distanzverlag#distanzpublishing
The German photographer Joachim Baldauf (b. in the Allgäu, 1965; lives in Berlin, works internationally) creates pictures of captivating clarity and subtle irony. They are more than just photographs or fashion shots, more than just youth culture or lifestyle. Due to Baldauf’s very personal approach, his pictures always present the human subject as an individual. Baldauf is the unchallenged number one among Germany’s fashion and portrait photographers and an influential leader in matters of style; his work has appeared in all renowned magazines.
After studying textile design with a focus on photography and fashion illustration, Baldauf worked as a freelance art director for several years before devoting himself to photography full-time. He now also publishes the magazine Vorn and teaches. He has received numerous awards, including “Cover of the Year,” the “Lead Award,” the “Art Directors Club Award,” and the “Distinctive Merit Award.” This book is the first monograph on Joachim Baldauf’s work. The artist presents his best photographs and a selection of works for the London-based magazine Wallpaper*, whose look he helped define between 1999 and 2002.
Joachim Baldauf / Photographs / The Wallpaper Years #joachimbaldauf#distanzverlag#distanzpublishing @joachimbaldauf
Over the years, Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson (b. Copenhagen, 1967; lives and works in Berlin and Copenhagen) has continually returned to Iceland to investigate its landscape with his camera. The ambitious, ongoing venture – almost cartographical in its scope – has resulted in approximately eighty photo series to date, and a wealth of individual photographs of glaciers, waterfalls, rivers, volcanoes, and caves. Far from merely documenting the terrain, Eliasson’s vibrant images reflect on our relationship to nature, the physical space in which we exist, and the body’s felt motion through space – central concerns in his œuvre.
Alongside Eliasson’s photographs, the lavishly designed book in large format presents a selection of further works by the artist, granting the reader a glimpse into the process of inspiration leading from physical experience to abstraction. The sequence of images, curated by Eliasson himself, traces the intuitive connections between the landscape and the different modes of expression employed by the artist.
Olafur Eliasson / Contact is Content in action #olafureliasson#distanzverlag#distanzpublishing