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Georg Herold Buegelnder Neger, 1980

Georg Herold Buegelnder Neger, 1980

When I was a student I sometimes made things to decorate my room. This is one of the objects that survived. I think I made it in 1995. It is supposed to be a homage to Gordon Matta Clark. At a book market in Leiden, the city where I lived and went to University, I found a copy of the IVAM catalog. The book with the die cut cover.

When I was a student I sometimes made things to decorate my room. This is one of the objects that survived. I think I made it in 1995. It is supposed to be a homage to Gordon Matta Clark. At a book market in Leiden, the city where I lived and went to University, I found a copy of the IVAM catalog. The book with the die cut cover.

Photographer and blogger Harvey Benge about the exhibition and publication Gift by Rinko Kawauchi and Terrri Weifenbach. Gift is a very nice publication especially because the binding invites the reader to browse the pictures by Terri Weifenbach and Rinko Kawauchi simultaneously thus allowing you to follow the exchange of pictures.

Tai Tak Hardware & Paint. Top picture courtesy Michael Wolf.

A cropped version of this image is included in Hong Kong Trilogy by photographer Michael Wolf. The location of the neon sign is 278 Shanghai Street, Yau Ma Tei in Hong Kong. On Google Street View you can view several pictures from February 2009 until August 2011. It looks like the children’s dress was still hanging there in August 2011. The neon sign does not seem to be in a good shape.

The image by Michael Wolf is from http://www.neonsigns.hk where you can also find some more information about the neon sign.

New photo magazine FRIET with every day objects from the Amsterdam Noord/Zuidlijn (North/South metro line) excavations made from plastic . Archeology for children with photography by Harold Strak and design by Willem van Zoetendaal. Strak is photographing thousands of objects from the Noord/Zuidlijn excavations that will result in a major publication documenting the archeological discoveries.

For all the photo book collectors out there!

Daan van Golden Reflections at GEM The Hague

Today I had the opportunity to pay a visit to the Daan van Golden exhibition Reflections at GEM The Hague. Van Golden remains one of my favourite artists. It provides a very good overview of his work including painting, photographs, some prints and the video work Dante e Leonardo. It is a very well balanced exhibition. There was even an edition for sale, but to my regret (but not to my surprise) it was sold-out. The exhibition catalogue is available as a download here.

Daan van Golden: Photo Book(s). Koenig Books London, 2013. Ediiton of 800 copies. Edited by Emiliano Battista, Daan van Golden. Text by Emiliano Battista.

Dutch artist Daan van Golden is best known for his paintings, but he also uses photography in his work. As a photographer he is best known for the intimate pictures he made of his daughter Diana documenting her childhood.

This is a strange book. Basically it is kind of a source or reference book as it simply reproduces all the pages of the publications by Van Golden that deal with photography. Some publications are reproduced in its entirety, from other publications only the relevant parts are reproduced.

I think the main value of this book is that it brings all his photo related publications together in one volume thus revealing how he carefully arranges and rearranges his work. In both his publications and his exhibitions he always arranges his work into a layered composition within the exhibition space or the book cover. For his 1979 photo exhibition at Art & Project for example he even made the lace curtains in the gallery part of the exhibition by adding a coffee table with a blue vase with fresh flowers to emphasize the living room artifacts.

Extensive digital publication by the RKD (Rijksbureau voor Kunsthistorische Documentatie/Netherlands Institute for Art History) focusing on the working methods of Dutch artist Daan van Golden. This is a great resource for those interested in this artist. The text is only available in Dutch.

There is also a digital exhibition catalogue available for the current Daan van Golden exhibition Reflections in The Hague. You can view and download it here. The texts are in Dutch.

And last but not least Koenig books also recently published Daan van Golden: Photo Book(s), a publication documenting all of Van Golden’s publications related to his photography works.

Last week I acquired this super awesome multiple titled Knollenevenement (1993) by Dutch artist and chef J.H.J van Melis.

Last week I acquired this super awesome multiple titled Knollenevenement (1993) by Dutch artist and chef J.H.J van Melis.