January 8–March 31, 2014
The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman
Education and Research Building, MoMA Library
This exhibition presents a selection of experiments with novels from throughout the past hundred years. Early in the 20th century, modern artists illustrated canonical novels, while others conceived works of their own. In subsequent decades, artists and writers continued to integrate texts and images. In the 1960s and 1970s, a period of bold experimentation with books as an art form, practitioners engaged with conceptual, formal, and political aspects of the novel. In the 1980s, the novel became a site of critical interrogation through appropriations, “altered books,” and parodies. New fusions of image and text appeared in the graphic novels and photobooks of the 1990s. Today, artists continue to reinvent the novel, exploring the implications of digital texts, reimagining the traditional book, and playing with literary conventions.
Organized by Jennifer Tobias, Reader Services Librarian, MoMA Library
About Old Man and Sea
In her serene interpretation of Hemingway’s The Old Man and the Sea, Joy Drury Cox offers a fresh understanding of time and language. By simplifying this quintessentially American tome to its most basic construction, Old Man and Sea evokes the literal and metaphorical elements of the trace.
Honoring the original form of Hemingway’s novel, Cox has replicated the exact dimensions of her own well-worn paperback edition. Using Hemingway’s periods as a guide, Cox creates new patterns and possibilities for understanding his familiar language. Admittedly this new reading of the work is at first primarily visual. Though, by preserving only the pauses and allowing us to make the journey between them, our sense of Hemingway’s pace enters a new dimension.
There are a very limited number of copies of Old Man and Sea available at conveyoreditions.com.
11:28 am • 21 March 2014 • 23 notes
THE ORIGIN OF SPRINGS A READING by LILLIAN WILKIE
The Origin of Springs
The reading took place on 18th June 2013 and incorporated spoken word, original photographs, archive imagery and film footage, sound, lighting and site specific interventions.
pdf can be found here - http://lillianwilkie.co.uk/files/reading.pdf
11:22 am • 16 March 2014 • 1 note
Title: Artificial Perfection
Photographer/Designer/Publisher: Zach Hoskin
6” x 8.5” (15cm x 22cm)
First Edition of 115 copies printed Dec 2013
Description: A collection of photos and a few words, that explores all of the angles, equations, lines, geometry, networks and systems that make up an urban day-to-day.
to order / website
5:49 pm • 2 March 2014 • 1 note
John M. O’Toole
Found images collected over a three year period through various web and archive image searches with the keyword being the surname “O’Toole”.
Through this archive John M. O’Toole has sequenced and manipulated several images to create O’Tooles.
edition of 100/40pgs/5x7/newsprint/$10
8:54 pm • 24 February 2014 • 24 notes
ma almeno ci sei tu amore mio / but at least you are here my love
Title: ma almeno ci sei tu amore mio
Author: Nico Baumgarten
Language: italian / english, german inlay on request
Number of pages: 68
Size: 14,4 cm x 20,5 cm / 5,7 x 8,1 inch
Edition size: 100 signed and numbered copies
Printing: digital offset
Paper: Cyclus print 135 g/m2 (100% recycled paper)
Cover: 300 g/m2 cardboard, overrun by a car and featuring a silkscreened title
Binding: saddle stitched, handbound
This hand-bound photobook deals with the neighborhood of Scampia (Naples) which is mainly known as a stronghold of the Camorra mafia. But this book doesn’t show gangsters or junkies, it shows the everyday life of people who don’t have anything to do with all this.
It describes a rough reality which is why I didn’t want it to be a precious object. This is why I overrun the covers with a car and printed it on recycled paper. It comes in an edition of 100 copies.
You can find more info and a video of the whole book on my website www.nicobaumgarten.net
10:00 am • 11 February 2014 • 2 notes
Solar Power by Jason Rusnock
21.6cm x 21.6cm (8.50 x 8.50in)
black and white laser
"Light and time are photography’s most fundamental elements. Light and shadow create form; time determines their recorded values. Through manipulations in the photographic process, these images captured on film are presented in ways unique to the medium. They illustrate details both seen by the human eye, and those seen only by the camera.”
12:00 pm • 9 February 2014 • 21 notes
HELP ME I AM BLIND
2010, Christoph Keller Edition Ringier,
224 pages, 70 images
"Help Me I Am Blind" records an exchange of photographs and writings between Heidi Specker in Australia and Theo Deutinger in Rotterdam. Published in Christoph Keller’s project series, Specker and Deutinger’s artist’s book articulates sensations of distance and proximity for the internet era.
(via HEIDI SPECKER | BOOKS | HELP ME I AM BLIND)
10:00 am • 9 February 2014 • 1 note
Author: Amani Willett
Publisher: Damiani, 2013
Hardcover, Printed cloth over board
7 1/4” x 10” (10.4 x 25.2 cm)
128 pages, 60 images
Essay by Marvin Heiferman
Disquiet illuminates the ways in which the outside world infiltrates and colors the events of our lives – shaping and molding our moods, actions, hopes and fears. It is a metaphoric journey that examines the first two years in the life my son, weaving intimate family pictures with images of the political and economic turbulence in American society between 2010 and 2012. Relying on a comprehensive visual approach, including environmental portraiture, landscapes, still lifes, and news images, Disquiet creates a multi-layered story of beauty, tenderness and unease.
The book made a number of “Best Books” of 2013 lists, including lists from Photo Eye, PDN and Conscientious. Vince Aletti wrote about the book in Photograph Magazine, and Jorg Colberg of Conscientious called Disquiet ”truly magnificent” and said that it is “as much a personal body of work as it is a piece of social engagement.
(via Amani Willett)
6:33 pm • 5 February 2014 • 2 notes
DELIBERATION OPERATIONS 1 
8.5 x 11 inches (215.9 x 279.4 mm)
Black & White
Edition of 50
Issued Jan. 23, 2014
Flip Through Video - http://vimeo.com/85040087
Luke Norman & Nik Adam
Flemming Ove Bech
DELIBERATE OPERATIONS reflects the EIC’s view of how it conducts considered and sustained operations in space and sets the foundation for developing other fundamentals, tactics, techniques, and procedures. These operations are designed and/or spontaneously realized to reveal or conceal certain features of the environment. This volume serves as a record of those interactions and a guide to other practitioners.
For this document to mean anything, it must come alive in classrooms, homes, workplaces, public spaces and daily practice. Learn from it, adhere to it and continue to help us adapt it to the complex and competitive environments in which we operate.
Victory starts here!
(via EIC - DELIBERATE OPERATIONS)
7:46 pm • 31 January 2014 • 9 notes
AUTHOR: Stefano Vigni
EDITION: 300 copies, Color and b&w, IT/ENG
SIZE: 17×24 cm, Hardcover, 128p
With the advent of the economic crisis Italy it has found it increasingly difficult to manage the social and environmental problems that afflict the country. From the waste emergency in Campania to the floods in Tuscany, from the Emilia and L’Aquila earthquakes, to the sinking of the Costa Concordia at Isola del Giglio, amidst and economic depression marketed by popular protests, such as the movements in Val di Susa, Italy is now in its most troubled era since the Second World War.
DERIVE (Drift) is a collection of photographic reportages concerning the social and environmental issues in Italy between 2008 and 2013. It chronicles the lives, hopes and dreams of Italian people, a journey through the social unease in which many Italians are forced to live during this time. The material was completed in 2013 and first published December 2013 in the book Derive.
Please visit Stefano Vigni’s website for more information.
12:00 pm • 17 January 2014
SPECTRE // SPECTRUM
CONVEYOR MAGAZINE, ISSUE NO. 5
AVAILABLE OCTOBER 31ST // PRE-ORDER A COPY HERE
Our sense of wonder and fear is most palpable when our visions are fleeting. In the forthcoming issue of Conveyor, we search for moments when the properties of a spectre, that which dissolves from our sight, and a spectrum, a continuum or perfection of vision, overlap and counterbalance each other, and the trespassing of these apparitions between the material and immaterial worlds.
Includes contributions by Penelope Umbrico, Hannah Whitaker, Brea Souders, Andrey Bogush, Robert Canali, Inka & Niclas, Dillon DeWaters, Nicholas Gottlund, Leif Huron, William Basinksi, Richard Chartier, Jana Voigt, Ben Alper, Nina Katchadourian, Fleur van Dodewaard, Barry Hughes, Sara Cwynar, Christopher Rodriguez, Alexander Binder, Matthew Gamber, and the Optricks Group ( Romi Mikulinsky, Yanai Toister, Elad Mentovich ).
via http://www.conveyoreditions.com/ & http://blog.conveyormagazine.org/
12:00 pm • 10 October 2013 • 9 notes
hand made book, numbered copies
88 pages, 42 pictures
hard cover, 172 x 207 mm
photographs: Mateusz Sarello
text: Kuba Rubaj & Mateusz Sarello
curator & photo edition: Michal Luczak
design: Ania Nalecka/Tapir Book Design
edition: 350 copies
publisher: Instytut Kultury Wizualnej
Lack of everything that’s important.
I try to think of the „road.” I can’t. I’m utterly exhausted. I’m only really going because of the weather. The prospect of wind, snow, and my flashes on the beach kept me awake. And also I’m scared of a few days of thinking only about Her, and here I’ll have the Baltic. My Baltic. Instead.
„Swell” is a story of a break-up and of unaccepted loneliness. About going back to the same places and memories that we can’t forget. At first it was supposed to be a documentary project about the Baltic Sea. So a plan was drawn up, the form was thought through, and the places to be visited were marked on the map. The photographs came about during trips together. The last joint photo was taken a little later-and a portrait on a negative ruined by the lab technician. The project no longer mattered, and the outings to the sea were now only an escape from daily life. Over a dozen colour „postcards” have survived from the first trips. They are the beginning of this story. There is no end yet. We’re about half-way.
5:37 pm • 6 October 2013 • 3 notes