The Afronauts, the widely acclaimed photo book by Cristina de Middel will be available on iPad and iPhone. De Middel received many offers from publishers to reprint this sought after photo book, but she decided against it. Now it will be available for any one who has either an iPad or an iPhone. It is interesting to see a growing interest in digital photo books.
The studio responsible for the production states on their site that they recreated the book for the iPad and iPhone in stead of simply providing an eBook or PDF:
We wanted to develop The Afronauts from scratch, that’s the reason that this book is not a PDF or EPUB3. Behind it there’s Objective C (iOS programming language). Our mission was to think the book again taking advantage of all the features iPads and iPhones give us.
The title will be available from April 17.
Nice Warhol corner in the Moderna Museet in Stockholm. In 1968 there was a now famous exhibition of Warhol in this museum. The pile of Brillo boxes at the time of the exhibition in 1968 was much higher as you can see on the photo published here.
There was also a nice small exhibition Hattfabriken/Luckenwalde by photographer Gerry Johansson.
Self Publish Be Happy will publish a new book by Cristina de Middel. She is the author of the acclaimed photo book The Afronauts that topped all the favorite photo book lists. According to the site this project ‘challenges the archetype of street photography and the language and veracity of the photograph as a document’.
Stephen Gill Exhibition in Foam Amsterdam
Best Before End – A major solo exhibition of Stephen Gill’s various London series will be on show at Foam Museum, Amsterdam from 17 May 2013 until 15 July 2013.
This Land is Your Land, This Land is My Land (2012) by WassinkLundgren
The most expensive soil of The Netherlands, sampled from Amsterdam’s main financial district, Zuidas. Picture taken at the One Group Show at Foam Amsterdam (25th January till 17th March 2013).
Here are a couple of spreads from Side by Side by artists Gilbert & George. This artist book was originally published in 1971 by Koenig Brothers and is now reprinted by Enitharmon Editions and Walther König in an edition of 2000 copies. I am not a big fan of reprints, but this book is such a fun read.
Great picture by photographer Chris Mottalini. I assume it is a house designed by Paul Rudolph as Mottalini has taken numerous pictures of Paul Rudolph homes and other buildings designed by this modernist architect.
I look forward to his upcoming publication about demolished Paul Rudolph homes After You Left They Took It Apart. According to his website it will be published in Spring by Columbia College Press. It is a great series although it is rather sad that the houses featured in the series are all demolished because no one seemed to care about them.
Extensive review in GUP of the Dirk Braeckman exhibition at De Appel in Amsterdam. The exhibition is highly recommended. It runs until March 31, 2013.
I really look foward to visitng the WassinkLundgren - One Group Show (25 January - 17 March 2013) at Foam in Amsterdam. Hope to find some time tomorrow.
Martin Kippenberger, installation view of The Happy End of Franz Kafka’s Amerika at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, 1994, mixed media, (chairs, tables, etc.), electricity, green carpet painted with white lines, two bleachers, dimensions variable, © Estate Martin Kippenberger, Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne.
When I saw this exhibition at Boijmans in 1994, I thought Kippenberger had used tables and chairs from the collection of the museum to build this installation, but after reading Kippenberger The Artist and His Families I know that he collected all this furniture to create the installation. As you can imagine the installation remained unsold and it took quite some space to store it.
This installation is incredible, although I must admit that I have never been a great fan of his work. But recently I read the biography his sister Susanne Kippenberger wrote about her artist brother and I must say it was a fascinating read. The biography is available both in a German and an English edition and both editions are available on Kindle.