The book displayed in the shop.
International Center of Photography
1133 Avenue of the Americas at 43rd Street
New York, NY 10036
Mrs. West’s Hats is also now for sale on the ICP website listed under Books, New, Monographs and Portraits. Click the link here
Thursday 8th November
from 1pm, LATE OPENING till 9PM
Saturday 10th November
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As a lone traveller, the English artist Helen Couchman arrived in Beijing via Moscow on the Trans-Mongolian railway in 2006. She arrived into a city that was as familiar to her as it was foreign. Taking a small flat near Gulou, she has since made Beijing her home, making work in her flat and using studios around Beijing and in the UK as needs must. In the spirit of the flaneur, Couchman finds herself walking through Beijing at night, lost in the city that found her. Couchman sent us the following photographic essay from Beijing, arranged “as I would pin images up on my studio wall as I work; to serve as references for my drawings and printmaking.”
Special edition with guest Editors: Dr. Trish Lyons and Monica Chung
Art.Zip Issue 5 also features: Song Dong, Geoff Dyer, Issac Julien, Margarita Gluzberg amongst others. ART.ZIP is the first bilingual contemporary art magazine dedicated to bringing together the world of art in the UK and China.
page 91 (UCCA, 798, Beijing, poster feat. ‘Self portrait with long life earrings‘)
For the magazine page spreads see here
‘Portrait with Long Life Earrings’ reproduced this month in a Beijing magazine. Along with an interview about uniforms.
Online page below here
As part of its fifth edition, the Brighton Photo Biennial 2012 invited the submission of self-published, handmade or short run photography books, to be included as part of a photobook Exhibition at Brighton’s Jubilee Library throughout the Biennial (6 October – 4 November 2012) in collaboration with Photobook Show. The only criteria is that the book relates to the Biennial’s theme: ‘Agents of Change: Photography and the Politics of Space.’ All of the books submitted are included here. While the Biennial aims to offer a tightly curated programme of exhibitions, talks and events, the open submission format of this exhibition opens the theme to multiple interpretations.
Each photobook project should focus in some way on the diverse image cultures resulting from recent efforts to reimagine urban spaces through their occupation, and assess a range of historical and contemporary practices in light of the wider discussions they raise. It sets out to probe at the distinctions that separate art and activism, and pose questions as to whether – and in what circumstances – images can serve as agents of social and political change.
BPB12 aims to provide a critical space within which to think about relationships between the political occupation of physical sites and the production and dissemination of images.
BPB 12 will be working in association with Photobook Show (www.photobookshow.co.uk), a Brighton based arts organisation set up to raise the profile of artist-led photobooks, with particular focus on self-published or hand-crafted works. After the BPB12 show all photobooks submitted will become part of Photobook Show’s archive, an ever growing collection of self-published and hand-crafted photobooks that is accessible to the public and forms a part of regular shows and exhibitions held by Photobook Show.
Barry W Hughes
Christopher Gianunzio & Jenny Tondera
Emer Mac Sweeney
Irena Siwiak Atamewan
Wil van Iersel
Zaliha İnci Karabacak
Jubilee Library, Jubilee Street, Brighton , BN1 1GE
Thirty WORKERS 工人 portraits
Helen Couchman’s work on show in Beijing
In December 2007 Helen Couchman, member of Accademia Apulia UK, photographed a large group of Chinese workers engaged in the construction work of the 2008 Olympic park. Couchman chose a specific group of labourers, employed to build the iconic ‘bird’s nest’ stadium and the Olympic swimming pool.
The 143 portraits that resulted are contained in an amazing book WORKERS. Between 11th of April and 8th May 2012 thirty portraits from the WORKERS series will be on show at swanky Yihe Hotel in the Chaoyang district of Beijing. The portraits will be part of a group exhibition, Heyi 798 Art Project, curated by renowned curatorial duo Wong Jun and He Bing.
The group exhibition, under the wing of Gabriela Salgado (formerly Curator of Public Programmes at The Tate Modern) will include some one hundred established artists showing an interesting sample of eclectic creativity.
For more information about the series ‘WORKERS’ see www.helencouchman.com
For more information about the project in book form see, ‘WORKERS’ see www.soloshowpublishing.com
The Heyi 798 Art Project will be on show until 8th May 2012 at the Yihe Hotel, 9 Jiuxianqiao Lu, Dashanzi, Chaoyang District, Beijing.