Sternthal Books Print

Further Reading

Rami Maymon
$40
$40
23 X 30 cm, 110 pg
English
ISBN 978-1-988689-00-5
January 2017
Sternthal Books Print
Further Reading
Rami Maymon
$40

‘Further Reading’ both reconstructs and deconstructs a photography exhibition created by Rami Maymon where objets d’art, images, and spreads from art history books are photographed in various poses and compositions, and integrated amongst various other photographs created by the artist. As a nod to the uncertainty of the medium’s empirical authority, Maymon approaches visual history in sculptural and performative terms, infusing his creative process into the already charged stature of the images selected.

His technique merges existing visual texts with additional worlds of content, referring the reader to materials which are external to the main text; The image, the original and the reproduction are no longer distinct concepts, but rather components in ongoing processes of continual reconsideration, which both reject the privileging of the finished image and situate reappropriation as an act of semantic innovation. Reading the history of art through reproductions, which are traditionally meant to document and preserve past heritage, exposes the dynamic political forces which have facilitated changing ways of seeing.

This edition builds upon this continual translation by collapsing the exhibition into an artist book. The walls of the Museum are transformed into pages, where the viewer zooms in and out of the images, guided by the exhibition’s numerical system, which stands in for the book’s page numbers. In addition, each work receives a new layer of meaning through a series of philosophical aphorisms written by Raphael Zagury-Orly and Joseph Cohen, which deviate entirely from the work’s original context, situating the project as a visual meditation on the many ‘archaeological’ layers of time, genre and space.

 

 

 

 

 

  • New Edition: Elham Rokni's 'The Iblis, The Girl, The Sultan, and The Lion's Tail'

    An illustrated collection of Folktales from Eritria and South Sudan, in collaboration with asylum seekers in Israel

    Read More
  • ' A A O UE' by Keren Benbenisty

    An artist book which transforms The Burghley Collection, a vintage catalogue of Japanese porcelains collected by the upper echelons of western society into a series of fragmented ruins using scotch tape and an eraser.

    Read More
  • Eritrian and Sudanese Refugees in Israel: A Reckoning

    A breakdown of Israel's Refugee Crisis, & How you can get involved.

    Read More
  • The New Aristocracy: Privatization In Israel

    Over a thirty-year period an enormously powerful class of local and international capitalists have gradually taken control of Israeli society. Here's how.

    Read More
  • A new Monograph on Odili Donald Odita

    ‘Odili Donald Odita’ is a comprehensive monograph of the artists work spanning from his early mixed media collages, to his latest three dimensional painting installations.

    Read More
  • Odili Donald Odita: In Practice

    This short film contextualized Odita's African Abstractionism within an American political and socio-cultural context.

    Click to Watch

Sternthal Books Print

Read

Watch Trailers

  • Einat Leader & David Goss
    Edited by Ian Sternthal
    2:21
    Read More
  • 5:22
    Read More
  • Rami Maymon
    2:33
    Read More
  • Elham Rokni's '
    The Iblis, the Girl,
    the Sultan,
    & the Lion's Tail
    Read More
  • Songs Of Innocence and Experience: A Study Guide
    Read More
  • LifeObject: Merging Architecture & Biology
    Read More
  • 'A A O UE' Trailer
    by Ian Sternthal
    2:30 Min.
    Read More
  • ‘Universal’ Book Trailer
    Read More
  • Toda Vida
    Read More
  • The Rothfeld Collection
    Read More
  • 'First We
    Feel Then
    We Fall'
    Trailer
    Read More
  • ‘Hana’ by Hagar Cygler
    Read More
  • Yesterday's Sun
    by Uri Gershuni
    Read More
  • 'Hush: Israel Palestine 2000-2014 Trailer
    by Noa Ben Shalom
    2 Min.
    Read More
  • 'The Urburb' Trailer
    by Ian Sternthal
    3:51 Min
    Read More

Buy Books

About

Sternthal Books is an art book publishing company which uses print, motion, and digital media to examine current global issues from an artistic perspective. Through our experience, we shepherd our clients and collaborators through the various stages through which an idea is transformed into a finished product. We believe that art provides all people with the power to express ourselves, transform our surroundings, and make the world a better place. If you are an artist, gallery, or museum interested in publishing, please get in touch at contact@sternthalbooks.com, and for a more detailed list of available services scroll below.

This website is arranged according to media – Read, Watch, Visit, but when you click on a ‘Sternthal Book or Video’, each one acts as a container which brings together components from the various ‘media’: Every book we make is accompanied by a digital edition, a short film, and events and programming, rendering the substance of what we do far more significant then just a book.

Clients

Venice Biennale For Architecture, Artis, The Jack Shainman Gallery, Printed Matter Art Book Fair, Alon Segev Gallery, Chelouche Gallery, Braverman Gallery, UMapped.

Services

  • Strategy

    Sternthal Books works with artists, galleries, museums, and a variety of other cultural institutions to best communicate their program’s and exhibitions through a variety of digital, interactive, and print media. Our role varies according to our clients needs, with the capacity to see projects through from strategizing and concepting through production and promotion.

  • Concepting

    Through conversations, dialogue, and research, we sift through a large variety of visual material in order to seek out different approaches to best communicate messaging. Whether it be in the form of an artist book, a website, or a short film, each project starts with a clear conceptual point of departure.

  • Curation

    Through a process of selection and re-interpretation, we start each project of through a curatorial editing process, where we collaborate with artists to either sequence and arrange their work, and in many cases, embark on the creation of new works to best communicate the artist’s vision. The books and videos we aim to make are not mere representations of existing media, but are works of art in and above themselves.
  • Design

    During the design process we use a variety of models, and mockups, mood and story boards to begin to flesh out concepts, and bring them to reality.

  • Production

    Through our experience we have developed trusting relationships with a variety of programmers, designers, and printing companies in Asia, Europe, Israel, and North America. We can oversee, manage, and produce both audio visual and print projects from start to finish.

  • Promotion

    Through events, newsletters, pop up shops, and various collaborations, we also offer promotional support to our clients and collaborators, helping to provide exposure and visibility for artists and brands alike.

Contact

Schedule a meeting

Email us to schedule a meeting, either in New York, Montreal, or Tel-Aviv.

Design & UX: Naama Tobias
Code: Eli Krupitsky