Khava Gaisanova lives in Chermen, a village in the heart of the North Caucasus. In 2007 her husband disappeared, like so many men in the North Caucasus disappear without a trace – kidnapped, arrested or simply executed and buried in anonymous graves. The unstable North Caucasus described in this book lies on the other side of the mountains from Sochi. In The Secret History of Khava Gaisanova, a grim picture unfolds of the region hosting the 2014 Winter Olympics.
You can read the The Secret History of Khava Gaisanova & The North Caucasus by Rob Hornstra and Arnold van Bruggen online. The book is part of the widely acclaimed The Sochi Project that tells the story about Sochi, the place of the upcoming Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics.
A fascinating article by Huib van Opstal on the origins of words relating to graphic matters and how their form and meaning have changed over time.
Here we are, January 1st 2014.
Perfect occasion for me to show you our calendar.
January is Makoto Hada
Makoto Hada’s book featured on One Year of books here. Can you see the trees behind the ice ?
February is Tomoki Imai
Tomoki Imai’s books featured on One Year of books here….
upcoming solo exhibition at Het Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam in room 28 of the museum, it’s an event together with Paulien Oltheten, which has a solo exhibition in room 29. The opening will be on March 13rth 2014. Please come by if you’re in Amsterdam.