The Thinking Eye comprises an overview of Dubow’s photographic oeuvre from 1971-2001 and includes new images, never before exhibited. There is a vast body of colour slides that reflects Dubow the traveler with an appetite to record and document the places he visited and to absorb what the international art world had to offer.
A major art historian reflects on a great tradition of European painting.
“The Vexations of Art is an engrossing, passionate attempt to re-engage with painting as a mode of thought at a time when ‘it is not clear in what form the resource of painting—for surely painting has been a singular resource of the greater European culture.
The World According to Roger Ballen, coauthored with Colin Rhodes, looks at Ballen’s career in the wider cultural context beyond photography, including his connections with and interest in art brut. It features photographs selected from across Ballen’s career, along with installations created exclusively for an exhibition at the Halle Saint Pierre, Paris, and examples of objects and works from Ballen’s own collection of art brut.
Born in Ethiopia in 1974, Aida Muluneh has since lived around the world – from Yemen to the United Kingdom to Cyprus, Canada and the United States. In 2000, she graduated with a degree in Film from Howard University in Washington D.C., then she worked as a photojournalist as the Washington Post.
Francis Bacon was one of the giants dominating the artistic landscape of the mid-twentieth century, and served as the inspiration and launching point for much of the figural and abstract art that came after him.
Paul Cézanne challenged convention, and proposed new possibilities for modern art. He was remarkable for his ability to perceive and paint everyday places, people, and things in ways that revealed the multiplicity and beauty of vision, while also unveiling the deep, cohesive structures of the visible world.
The Photo League of New York (1936-1951) was a non-profit organization of dedicated professional and amateur photographers – most of them New Yorkers and the majority Jewish, both male and female born between 1900 and 1925. They chronicled a tumultuous period in American history and endured both controversy and celebration. Their story is told through text and their remarkable photographs.
‘Davis is a sort of new-fangled Luminist, attuned to visuality in our current variant of the frenetic urbane. Luminism starts from an initial wonder: What is it about objects that allows us to see them?’ – Bill Berkson. Throughout his various bodies of work, Tim Davis photographs ‘grand and gorgeous failures of light to sync…
On a ‘cold and starless night’ a young pregnant widow, Nandi, arrives in Tin Town, a bleak, drought-stricken place ruled by silence and fear. Little do the inhabitants know that Nandi is carrying the baby who will, in time, change all that.
Traces and Tracks: A Thirty Year Journey with the San documents the history and life of the San in Namibia, Botswana and South Africa. It depicts Paul Weinberg’s intimate perspective on the lives of modern-day San over the past 30 years.
Although at times obscured by the artist’s celebrity, the art of Tracey Emin is serious and focussed, challenging and at times startlingly beautiful. In this film, she speaks frankly about her career, the craft of her immensely varied work, and the immediate, personal themes with which she engages: autobiography, memory, desire, and identity.
Susan Hornbeak-Ortiz’s profound, emotionally-charged sculptural works and installations have been widely exhibited in both the U.S. and Europe. t r u e, the artist’s contribution to our One Picture Book series, blankets the reader/listener in waves of red warmth. Comprising twelve details of a frame from the artist’s film Sacrifice, embedded with lines from her poem True, the book and its accompanying audio CD leave one breathless and longing for that which is already near. Edition limited to 500 copies.
In 2001 South Africa was devastated by the news of a brutal rape of a nine-month-old child who came to be known as baby Tshepang. The media reported that she has been gang raped by a group of six men. Later it was discovered that the men had been wrongfully accused and that the infant had instead been raped and sodomized by her mother’s boyfriend. Once the story of baby Tshepang hit the headlines, the scab was torn off a festering wound, and hundreds of similar stories followed.
Published on the occasion of renowned Belgian figurative painter Luc Tuymans’ retrospective exhibition in Hungary and Poland, this volume circumvents the typical monograph format by focusing on the reflections of regional writers, whose perspectives were solicited for being less inhibited and more direct than the typical art historian’s.