Published in conjunction with the exhibitions: FoMu, Antwerp, Belgium, October 25, 2013-March 9, 2014; Winzavod, Moscow, October 18-December 22, 2013; and DePaul University Art Museum, Chicago, January 16-March 30, 2014.
An Atlas of War and Tourism in the Caucasus
Author: Rob Hornstra,Arnold van Bruggen
"Rich people, poor people, religious people, artists, musicians, everyone could become a hero at [Sanle's] Volta studio." --Florent Mazzoleni, The New York Times The studio photographs of Sory Sanlé and his participation in the vibrant music scene in Bobo-Dioulasso give us a picture of a cosmopolitan city shaping its independent identity in the 1960s through to the '80s, the heyday of West African independence movements. Vintage photographs, seven-inch record sleeves and studio accessories are all reproduced in the most extensive portrayal to date of photography and music as key popular art forms with local, national and international resonance. With the colorful full title of Volta Photo: Starring Sory Sanlé and the Good People of Bobo-Dioulasso in the Small but Musically Mighty African Country of Burkina Faso, this book also includes essays on photography and sound in Africa as well as a CD with hit songs by Volta Jazz, Echo del Africa Nacional and other star bands. Born in Burkina Faso in 1943, Sory Sanlé runs a portrait studio in Bobo-Dioulasso. He opened his business in 1960, the year that Upper Volta (now Burkina Faso) declared independence from France. For many years, Sanlé also organized music parties around the city; he served as the official photographer for Volta Jazz, a key popular music orchestra in the 1960s and '70s.
Author: Matthew Witkovsky
At first glance, Hiroshi Sugimoto's photographic portrait of King Henry VIII of England is arresting: his camera has captured the tactility of Henry's luxurious furs and silks, the elaborate embroidery of his doublet, and the light reflecting off of each shimmering jewel. The contours of the king's face are so lifelike that he appears to be almost three- dimensional. It seems as though the twenty-first century artist has traveled back in time nearly five hundred years to photograph his royal subject. While Sugimoto's portraits of historical figures appear to capture a lived moment in time, they are fictions. These portraits are in fact at least twice removed from the subject: his photograph captures a wax figure that has been created by a sculptor from either a photographic portrait or a painted one. Sugimoto has photographed his portraits of historical subjects in black and white, with each "sitter" posed against a black background, giving the images an austere formality. The black backdrop, free of any props or additional visual information, amplifies the illusion that we are viewing a contemporary portrait in which the subject has stepped out of history. Other portraits appear to be photojournalistic. Sugimoto's image of the Duke of Wellington at Napoleon's deathbed is actually a photograph of the mise en scene created by the wax museum, but it registers as real in our minds. The portraits of wax figures, which in this volume are presented alongside a handful of portraits of living subjects and photographs of memento mori, call into question what it is the portrait captures. As with his other major bodies of work--Dioramas, Seascapes, Theaters--Sugimoto's Portraits address the passage of time and history. We recognize these historical figures because of the many contemporaneous drawings, paintings, sculptures, and photographs that have recorded them. We take it for granted that a photograph of a living subject is true, but what does that mean? Are Sugimoto's portraits of living subjects more "true" than the historical portraits of wax figures? Is Hans Holbein's painted portrait of Henry VIII truer than Sugimoto's photograph of the wax figure made from Holbein's painting?
Author: Hiroshi Sugimoto
Publisher: Damiani Limited
Text by John Beardsley. Interview by David Campany.
Author: Edgar Martins,John Beardsley,David Campany
Essays by Peter Brger, Homay King, Tom Holert, Achim Hochdorfer, Fred Orton, Kaja Silverman, Gregor Stemmrich and Friedrich Tietjen.
Author: Jeff Wall,Museum Moderner Kunst (Austria)
Publisher: Walther Konig
Globalization, European integration, and social change have devaluated traditional social democratic policy instruments. This book compares and explores how social democratic governments have had to adapt and whether they have successfully managed to uphold old social democratic goals and values in the light of these challenges. This volume examines the policy measures of social democratic parties in government in a comparative framework. The authors focus on traditional social democratic goals and tools, in particular, fiscal, employment, and social policy, in the United Kingdom, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden, and Denmark. They identify three policy patterns in social democratic governments: traditional, modernized, and liberalized social democracy and provide a comparative account of the explanatory power of the national context for policy adopted by social democratic parties. Finally, the extent to which social democratic parties have been able to use the European Union as a political space for social democratic governance and policy-making is examined. Social Democracy in Power will be of interest to students and scholars of politics, comparative politics, European studies and public policy.
The Capacity to Reform
Author: Wolfgang Merkel,Alexander Petring,Christian Henkes,Christoph Egle
Category: Political Science
Louisiana Medley celebrates the 30-year collaboration of photographers Keith Calhoun (born 1955) and Chandra McCormick (born 1957). Partners in life and work, the two have worked together to document African American life in and around their native New Orleans. Calhoun and McCormick's photographs show the artists in tune with each other as well as the rich complexity of Louisiana identity, from the local street culture and parades of their city to life in the Louisiana State Penitentiary, locally known as "Angola." Their intimate understanding of labor practices and prison culture has informed their activism, around Angola and outside its walls. The photographers' activism--and their appreciation for their city's stubborn, fragile beauty--has only grown since Hurricane Katrina. Louisiana Medley surveys Calhoun and McCormick's work over the course of three decades, revealing how the two photographers have used their cameras as tools for social engagement.
Author: Kathryn E. Delmez
As a manufacturer of food and animal feed, seeds and chemical products, Monsanto is relentlessly developing and marketing new technologies. The monopoly it has arguably secured by dubious means bears no relation to its negligence with regard to potential risks. Particularly in light of the devastating consequences that are still causing suffering to people and the environment in many places, the company?s self-portrayal as a forward-looking, omnipotent force for good seems cynical. The photographer Mathieu Asselin, who lives in France and Venezuela, has tried his hand at the daunting task of exploring the issues surrounding Monsanto. His investigative photographic study manages to capture the complexity of this topic, creating links between past, present and future and illuminating many different aspects from a variety of perspectives.
A Photographic Investigation
Author: Mathieu Asselin
Publisher: Kettler Verlag
Category: Agent Orange
Author: Kerry Brougher,Jeff Wall,Mito Geijutsukan
Publisher: Scalo Publishers
A new generation of female artists is emerging who have grown up in a culture saturated with social media and selfies. This book looks at how young women are using photography and the internet to explore issues of self-image and female identity, and the impact this is having on contemporary art. Forty artists are featured, all of whose principal subject matter is either themselves or other women. Each is accompanied by a short profile based on personal interviews with the author, giving a fascinating insight into this exciting shift in female creativity.
Art and Photography in the Age of the Female Gaze
Author: Charlotte Jansen
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
"Although the book covers many aspects of Drtikol's career and life-work, it is mainly devoted to his photographs. 120 duotone and 8 colour full-page reproductions of Drtikol's works from the Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague and a number of other public and private collections illustrate representative selections from all his creative periods, with an emphasis on Drtikol's masterly nudes from the second half of the 1920s, when he moved gradually from his beginnings in pictorialism and symbolism to react in his highly individual way to current avant-garde trends. The text, supplemented with almost fifty other reproductions, analyzes and characterizes Drtikol's photographs and locates them in the wider spiritual and artistic context of their time with the help of quotations from Drtikol's notes and correspondence. The monograph also contains a complete exhibition history, bibliographic listing, and a number of little known works, some never before published."--BOOK JACKET.
Author: Vladimír Birgus,František Drtikol
Publisher: Kant Publications
Category: Biography & Autobiography