INSIDE/OUT: FAMILY, MEMORY, LOSS, DISPLACEMENT
October 5 – December 15, 2018
Organized by Carol Naggar, poet, artist, curator, educator, and photography historian, and co-founder and Special Projects Editor of Pixelpress
Self-published photobooks first made their appearance in Europe right after World War II. At that time photographers mainly published in magazines, and the form of the photobook was still somewhat exotic, used infrequently by photographers.
This exhibition features twenty-six self-published photobooks, varying in sizes and aspect, usually printed in small editions. Their form varies from the classic, traditionally printed book to the zine, the folio, the leporello book, the panoramic shape, the I-phone… The range of media also varies from gelatin prints to C-prints, collotype, inkjet and Xerox.
The chosen books illustrate very personal subjects such as family, memory, loss and identity as well as larger topics such as immigration and exile. A few are historical and most contemporary. They originate from fifteen countries: Azerbadjian, Denmark, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Japan, Great Britain, Mexico, The Philippines, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland, the United States and Vietnam.
Artists include: Olivia Arthur, Barbara Bash, Doug Beube, Werner Bischof, Julia Borissova, Machiel Botman, Giovanni del Brenna, Chien Chi Chang, Tina Enghoff, Claire Fouquet and Patty Smith, Lee Friedlander, Hiroshi Hamaya, Simone Huang, Ilkin Huseynov, Fumiko Imano, Miho Kajioka, Anselm Kiefer, Kent Klich, Anouk Kruithof, Editha Mesina, Susan Meiselas, Cristina De Middel, Kazuma Obara, Sophie Ristelhueber, Alec Soth, Jordan Sullivan and Ksenia Yurkova
Support for the Center for Book Arts’ Visual Arts Program is provided, in part, by the New York State Council for the Arts, with the support of Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs of the city of New York in partnership with the City Council.