The third issue of a yearly magazine of photographic stories, edited and designed by Belgian graphic designer Julie Peeters. Emphasising the image, the magazine is a visual reader without any accompanying text. In this special archival issue, the stories are sourced from the book collections of RareBooksParis – a secretive Instagram account which shares the rarest fashion books – and Peeters herself, and can be read as a dialogue between two personal libraries. With contributions by Shoichi Aoki, Martin Margiela, Liza Zimmerman Bloom, Joshua A. Walker, Robert Mangold, Takeshi Fujimori, Ettore Sottsass Jr., Robert Morris, Anders Edström, and more.
23 x 31 cm softcover
Roma Publications (Amsterdam)
Uta Eisenreich: As If
This book of photographs is the sequel to A NOT B (2010), wherein quotidian items are again staged and captured through the camera’s unblinking eye. Yet the images are no longer set in the innocent atmosphere of the preschool years, when the world is read through analogies, but catapulted into a darker space of representation at the cusp of adolescence, against the backdrop of a hyper-commercialised world. The compositions create a distinctive play with logic, language, and meaning. Objects transform from their humble selves into abstract shapes discharged of meaning, or alternately into advertisements for themselves, charged with desire or bad omens of an ominous future.
22 x 29 cm
Roma Publications (Amsterdam)
CURA. 38 “The Generational Issue” is the magazine’s first survey about artists’ portraits that aims to investigate some of the most meaningful protagonists of the new generation who, stressing the urgencies of current times, are shaping the landscape of the present and the future in contemporary art.
As Whitney Mallett and Robert McKenzie state in a conversation on the topic: “Artists tease out conflicts, subvert historical connotations, promote non-linear intimacies, question binary conceptions, facilitate cosmic healing, highlight the opaque nature of power, investigate the potentiality of new technologies, and abandon the vertical thought system of reason.”
Featuring over 40 new texts and conversations, mixed with an archive of reprinted essays, CURA.38 is conceived under the art direction of Dan Solbach and presents seven brand new covers featuring artists’ photographic portraits commissioned for the occasion. Beyond any controversial categorization related to generational statements, “The Generational Issue” of CURA. is conceived as an exploration of the new now and—intended to recur biennially—presents itself as an essential and fundamental research item.
American Artist by Fred Moten, Meriem Bennani by Michael Connor, Alice Bucknell by Ingrid Luquet-Gad, Giulia Cenci by Daria de Beauvais, Tita Cicognani by Cecily Chen, Joshua Citarella by Mike Pepi, Matt Copson by Julie Boukobza, Tomaso De Luca by Francesco Urbano Ragazzi, Aria Dean by manuel arturo abreu, Jes Fan by Pavel S. Pyś, Klára Hosnedlová by Ingrid Luquet-Gad, Evan Ifekoya by Francesca Gavin, Agata Ingarden by Samantha Ozer, Rindon Johnson by Lisa Long, Özgür Kar by Attilia Fattori Franchini, Lito Kattou by Adriana Blidaru, Valerie Keane by Robert McKenzie, Carolyn Lazard by Geelia Ronkina, Mire Lee by Natasha Hoare, Tau Lewis by Margot Norton, Sean-Kierre Lyons by Diamond Stingily, Rene Matić by Hans Ulrich Obrist, Lindsey Mendick by Debbie Meniru, Sandra Mujinga by Martha Kirszenbaum, Precious Okoyomon by Gabrielle Octavia Rucker, Berenice Olmedo by Fabian Schöneich, Lydia Ourahmane by Kyle Dancewicz, Tabita Rezaire by Lucia Pietroiusti, Andrew Roberts by Paulina Ascencio Fuentes, Sara Sadik by Félix Boggio Éwanjé-Épée and Stella Magliani-Belkacem, Rose Salane by Camila Palomino, Augustas Serapinas by Anders Kreuger, Sin Wai Kin by Courtney Malick, Diamond Stingily by Diamond Sharp, Pol Taburet by Martha Kirszenbaum, Sung Tieu by Paul Rekret, Frieda Toranzo Jaeger by Natalia Sielewicz, Nora Turato by Giulia Gregnanin, Dominique White by Nicoletta Lambertucci, Mandy Harris Williams by Rhea Dillon, Marina Xenofontos by Giulia Colletti.
Covers: American Artist, Meriem Bennani, Matt Copson, Sandra Mujinga, Precious Okoyomon, Pol Taburet and Nora Turato, CURA. 38, 2022. Courtesy the artists.
Texts by Jason Alejandro, Somnath Bhatt, Elias Chen, Ryan Diaz, Everett Epstein, Zak Jensen, Ian Lynam, Vaishnavi Mahendran, Anna Sagström, Christopher Sleboda, Kathleen Sleboda, and Mary Yang.
An inventory of posters produced by Draw Down Books for art book fairs, workshops, and lectures between 2013 and 2021. Documenting Draw Down’s activities throughout the period, the publication also graphically maps the contours of the artist book publishing world during the second decade of the 21st century. A series of reflections and essays by prominent graphic designers provides context and insights, providing readers with new ways of considering their own poster-making and event documentation.
Designed by Christopher Sleboda and Kathleen Sleboda
Published by Draw Down
First edition, 2022
160 pages with Swiss binding and lay-flat cover
1-color offset printing
5 × 7.5 inches