Show and Tell, by William Greiner
UL Press in Louisiana is publishing William Greiner’s latest book of photography, Show and Tell (see more William in d4.7, You Can’t Always Get What You Want.) The book features William’s photographs with accompanying stories by a collection of writers.
"The great mystery of photography has always been that the process shows us how something looks but leaves us to our own devices to figure out what it might mean. Show and Tell not only embodies this dichotomy but celebrates it. Photographer William Greiner presented writers with a trio of photographs, asking that they choose one on which to base a story. Twenty-eight photographs and some 46,000 words later, the collaborative results make up his new book, which includes pictures from six of the themes that have marked his career to date: Picturing People, UKOK, Cruise, Baton Rouge Blues, Oh Augusta, and Snapshot.”
An exhibition of works from Show and Tell takes place this fall at LSU’s Glassell Gallery in the Shaw Center for the Arts.
Notes To An Unknown Lover by Sadia Sadia
Notes To An Unknown Lover is an artist’s monograph of poems and photography by d4 contributor Sadia Sadia, published by Bybrook Press. (See more Sadia in d4.8 Ulysses II.)
“Across a cycle of thirty poems, a woman addresses her innermost thoughts and observations to an unknown lover.” The book is printed on 150gm coated paper, case bound.
For more information and to order a copy, go to the website, www.bybrookpress.com
Ruptura/Rupture at Round the Corner, Lisbon
Luisa Santos is curating another exhibition at Round the Corner gallery in Lisbon, from July 14th. (See more Luisa in d4.6 The New Constellations.)
Luisa says: “In Ruptura / Rupture (2013), Joana Gonçalves develops an idea which is very present in the current social and political reality, the need for a change. It would be easy to frame Joana Gonçalves’s work in the History of Art, in the theme that could be part of activist art of the 1970s, or in the form that takes us to the pictorial experiences challenging the boundaries with sculpture as seen in Frank Stella (1936). Despite the ease of framing Apesar desta facilidade em enquadrar Ruptura / Rupture (2013) in the History of Art, here the focus is on reflecting the present moment.
"In a moment when popular manifestations multiply in requests for changes, in ruptures for new beginnings, Joana Gonçalves reinforces the idea that art plays a social role, be it as manifestation or as perception and reflection. The question if art has the power to change society remains to answer and evolves multiple questions and possible answers. Nevertheless, upon entering the small room of Round The Corner, filled with paintings where rupture is a constant, it is easy to understand that art has, in fact, a role of showing a multiplicity of perspectives of the reality where we live in. It is now up to us to think about what to do with reality: to make a rupture and make a new one from scratch? to evolve it? to observe and criticise it passively? It is on these questions that Ruptura / Rupture (2013) founds its basis, evolving under the premiss that to destroy implies building something new, no matter its form and potential for making a new History.”
More information at www.roundthecornertt.blogspot.pt
Just Another Boat, Round the Corner gallery, Lisbon
DayFour contributor Luisa Santos has been curating exhibitions around Europe. The latest, in Lisbon, is “Just Another Boat” by Berlin-based artist Natalia Irina Roman. (See more Luisa in d4.6 The New Constellations.)
“Just another Boat (2013) is composed of paper boats - the character in the story - spread along two meters ropes hanging from the ceiling to the floor. At Round The Corner, a small room where every exit is also an entrance, the visitors are invited to pass through a dense curtain of ropes and the space becomes an integral part of the mixed media installation with its mysterious character of passing through, both on horizontal and vertical ways.
"Co-inhabiting a space between installation and performance, Just another Boat makes use of the wind present in the room when doors are open and looks differently at every person’s entrance in the space. In the opening day, Sophie Bazy plays an accordion in between the boats. The instrument can be seen both from inside and from the street that here, becomes part of the scenario (or site) for the installation, which is, above all, a story.”
See Natalia’s flying boats on Vimeo here.
Photograph © Jan Boaz
Reality Swap: The Alternative Status Quo, Berlin
Two DayFour contributors are currently exhibiting in separate shows in Berlin.
Ralf Obergfell is one of the artists in Reality Swap: The Alternative Status Quo, coordinated by Artconnect Berlin with 48 Stunden Neukölln. (See more Ralf in d4.9, Modern Love).
"The exhibition take the theme ‘A Change of Perspective’ as inspiration to showcase selected art works created by the Artconnect Berlin community, bringing to discussion the idea of putting oneself in someone else’s shoes. This group exhibition is the result of an Open Call made through Artconnect Berlin’s network, where we encouraged the artists to present their views about empathy and also to work with a media they have never worked with before – achieving a new perspective not only on their surroundings but also on their work."
The exhibition takes place this weekend, from Friday June 16 at 19.00
Artconnect Berlin HQ, Boddinstraße 62, 12053 Berlin