Book Signings




Book Signings

Saturday, January 28

 

PHENOMENA COLLECTIVE: Sara Galbiati, Peter Helles Eriksen & Tobias, East Wing (Dubai) | A03

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Published by André Frère Éditions

What is it that lies behind UFO phenomena? Is it just a commercially profitable story, a delusion with social consequences, a religious myth, or even a physical phenomenon? Undertaking an investigative journey through the states of Nevada, New Mexico, and Arizona, The Phenomena Collective, have documented an alternative religion—a religion where neither God nor mankind is at the centre of the universe. The book examines the human need for faith through extensive research and collected data on the modern myth of ETs and UFOs. It strives to achieve an understanding of this modern aspect of humanity’s eternal search for substance and enormous fear of meaninglessness.


 

Jordan Sullivan, Remaining Light, Rubber Factory (New York) | A06

2:30 pm - 3.00 pm

Combines photographs taken on Skid Row and in an office building in downtown Los Angeles with text excerpted from Eugene Ionesco's novel The Hermit.

30 b&w plates. Laser printed on uncoated paper. Graphite transfer endsheets with foil-stamped front and back covers and strip binding.

8.5 x 11 inches, 82 pages, $35, First Edition, Published by Silas Finch, 2016


 

Fred Lyon, San Francisco: Portrait of a City 1940-1960, Peter Fetterman (Santa Monica) | B08 

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

With a landmark around every corner and a picture perfect view atop every hill, San Francisco might be the world's most picturesque city. And yet, the Golden City is so much more than postcard vistas. It's a town alive with history, culture, and a palpable sense of grandeur best captured by a man known as San Francisco's Brassai. Walking the city's foggy streets, the fourth-generation San Franciscan captures the local's view in dramatic black-and-white photos— from fog-drenched mornings in North Beach and cable cars on Market Street to moody night shots of Coit Tower and the twists and turns of Lombard Street. In San Francisco, Portrait of a City 1940–1960, Fred Lyon captures the iconic landscapes and one-of-a-kind personalities that transformed the city by the bay into a legend. Lyon's anecdotes and personal remembrances, including sly portraits of San Francisco characters such as writer Herb Caen, painters Richard Diebenkorn and Jean Varda, and madame and former mayor of Sausalito Sally Stanford add an artist's first-hand view to this portrait of a classic American city.
 
Fred Lyon has been photographing for 7 decades now, fourth generation San Franciscan, and found his calling in his youth as an apprentice at Gabriel Moulin's Studio before enrolling in Art Center in Los Angeles. Lyon has done photographic work for the Navy during WWII and for numerous fashion and home and garden magazines. Lyon's exhibitions include Palace Legion of Honor, Arts Institute in Chicago, and a LIFE magazine retrospective.
 

 

Sunday, January 29

 

Jungjin Lee, Everglades, Galerie & Edition Stephan Witschi (Zurich) | A07

2:00pm - 2:30pm

Clothbound, slipcased, 7.5x15 inches, 52 pages, 25 duotone plates, $ 75.00, Published by Nazraeli, 

The photographs in this book were made by Jungjin Lee in the Everglades for the Norton Museum of Art’s exhibition “Imaging Eden”. Bringing her unique meditative approach to this subject, Lee captured a sense of stillness in the constantly moving landscape – one inhabited by endangered species like the manatee, the American crocodile, and the elusive Florida panther. Her photography is imbued with elemental vastness and wonder. Using a multilayered process that integrates elements of painting, Lee’s photographs exude a materiality not often found in photography.

The Florida Everglades is one of the most extensive and complex wetlands on our planet. It has been declared an International Biosphere Reserve, a World Heritage Site, and a Wetland of International Importance. It is the third-largest national park in the lower 48 states

Beautifully printed on lush uncoated Japanese paper, Everglades is limited to 2,000 copies presented in a green cloth slipcase; both book and slipcase were designed by the artist herself. Jungjin Lee’s photography is imbued with elemental vastness and wonder. A former assistant of Robert Frank, she creates large scale landscapes employing a unique interplay between image and material. Jungjin Lee was born in South Korea in 1961. Her photographs have been widely published and exhibited internationally, and are housed in many important collections, including those of the Metropolitan Museum of Art; Whitney Museum of American Art; FNAC, Paris; the LA Museum of Art; and Houston Museum of Fine Art.


 


Anja Niemi, The Woman Who Never Existed, The Little Black Gallery (London) | B06

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

60 pages, 32 Images, edition of 100, Hand numbered with print, Published by Jane & Jeremy

In her new series,  'The Woman Who Never Existed', Anja Niemi was inspired by the words of the pioneering Italian actress Eleonora Duse. Eleonora worked the international theatre stage alongside Sara Bernhardt in the early 20th century. In contrast to Bernhardt's outgoing personality, Duse was introverted and private, rarely giving interviews. She once famously told a pushy New York journalist, that ‘away from the stage I do not exist.’ Niemi takes on the role of a fictional character visualized after reading Eleonora’s words. 'The Woman Who Never Existed' tells the story of an actress who only exists in front of an audience, when no one is looking she starts to disappear. In the same way as always Niemi works alone. Photographing, staging and acting out the characters in all of her photographs.


 

 

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