‘A A O UE’ 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 skotch tape and an eraser Keren Benbenisty reduces the photographs into varying gradations of ink, resulting in a series of delicate drawings surrounded by a sea of whited out paper. The rebound artist book presents a poetic yet violent intervention into the relations which have traditionally defined western appropriations of eastern culture. Order your copy here.
London based photographer Rick Pushinsky’s ‘Songs Of Innocence and of Experience: A Study Guide’ which launched this month at The Photographers’ Gallery. The edition is a visual response to William Blake’s 1789 illustrated collection of poems, using photographs interwoven with fragments of text from Francis Gilbert’s study guide to build a vision of the world seen through the prism of Blake’s imagination.
Hillel Roman's 'Universal' integrates his videos, sculptures, and drawings in the elaboration of a volume which seeks to deconstruct as much as it does to enchant. By re-presenting a variety of internet-sourced utopian images which both seduce, entice, and dominate us, his work calls into question popular mythologies while simultaneously celebrating how the Internet inverts hierarchies of knowledge, by changing how information is exchanged, and unseating the dominance of experts within the epistimological fields of knowledge.
Hush tells the story of a society living through a recurring loop of violent outbursts, in which, time and again, life is shattered into pieces and reconstructed. Through personal correspondence and Photographs spanning over a decade, Noa Ben-Shalom turns her camera away from the more obvious scenes of direct violence in order to focus on the subtle ways this conflict has permeated all aspects of life in Israel.
The Urburb: Patterns of Contemporary Living is a new book that accompanies The Israeli Pavilion at The 14th annual Venice Biennale of Architecture. The Urburb is a neologism referring to the mesh of the urban and suburban – which characterizes the great majority of residential areas in contemporary Israel.
Dana Levy's new monograph 'World Order’ was printed on the occasion of her recent solo exhibition at The CCA in Tel-Aviv. The book focuses on spaces that present, appropriate, and define museal objects.<
Guy Yanai's first book "FIRST WE FEEL THEN WE FALL" mixes photography, drawing, and painting in the elaboration of a unique visual language. The book opens with a trove of found images that have informed and inspired Yanai's practice. The 'Sources' are followed by drawings, curatorial essays by Nuit Banai and James Trainor, and twenty two plates, including twelve oil paintings on linen, and ten oil paintings on custom birch panels.
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For the past seventy years, Miriam Weisenstein has dutifully gone each morning to open her photo studio on Allenby Street. Miriam and Rudi Weisenstein immigrated to Tel-Aviv from Czechoslovakia in the 1930's.
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Each drawing in Karam Natour's visual diary of the unconscious is composed according to a set of aesthetic constraints; Always digitally drawn, always on the same yellowed papyrus paper which he found on the internet, frequently naked. The drawings feature a character who resembles the artist acting out allegories, re-appropriating symbols, and wrestling with his identity in a public and brash manner. The edition seeks to dialogue with Karam's practice, and objectively present the work while simultaneously opening it up for interpretation.
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‘Further Reading’ both reconstructs and deconstructs a photography exhibit created by Rami Maymon where objets d’art, images, and spreads from art history books are photographed in various poses and compositions. 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 infuses existing visual texts with additional worlds of content.
LifeObject accompanies the Israeli exhibition at the 2016 Venice Biennale for Architecture. The project explores the intersection between biology and architecture, proposing new paradigms for exploring the mergence of smart materials within architecture and planning, as well as re-thinking the balance between the natural and the artificial.
Picture two types of gazes: one, which observes in real time, is active and industrious, documenting and perpetuating: Galia Gur Zeev, a photographer, diligently documents the objects in her parents' home after her father's passing.
Hagar Cygler's Hana Project presents dozens of photographs left behind by a woman named Hana. Cygler discovered them by accident, after they had been thrown out and found their way into a store in Jaffa's flea market, a moment before they got scattered and lost.
Yesterday's Sun took shape with Uri Gershuni's visit to the home of Henri Fox Talbot, the inventor of photography in Britain. The images were shot on a digital camera that the photographer turned into a pinhole, and are interspersed with intimate photographs shot with an anonymous model from Berlin.
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The Sota Project is an art book that accompanies Ofri Cnaani's latest video installation of the same name. The book retells an anonymous story from the Talmud about two sisters named Sota and Bekhorah, living in separate villages, but bound together in symbiotic loyalty amidst a backdrop of jealousy, betrayal, deception, societal judgment, ritual humiliation and ultimately death.
Can you love what you don't see? This question is a point of departure from which Valerio Rocco Orlando launches an investigation of spirituality, individuality through conversations and exchanges with a variety of people in Israel/Palestine.
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'The Huleh Project' is a political picture book that pairs disparate images from Israeli visual culture in order to yield a new understanding of Zionism; one that privileges the potential of re-invention over ethnic nationalist concern. The book is made up of two parallel texts - one visual, and one textual – that re-tell the Zionist saga through images, focusing specifically on the Lake Huleh draining project.
A A O UE is the final phase in Keren Benbenisty’s deconstruction of The Burghley House Collection, a catalogue from 1986 showcasing a collection of antique Oriental porcelains from 17th century Japan. The book consists of over 150 unique drawings that were created by disassembling the publication and removing most of the printed content from the newly emancipated sheets.
An artist publication of one colour posters featuring the documentation of a selection of works from the artist's ongoing series Reflected/Repeated. The edition of 26 posters features 13 double sided pages folded around one and other creating a series of interchanging reflections. Verburg develops ever-new ways to express the subtle, nuanced, and fleeting affects of light. Each piece originates in the single moment when light is cast into space.
‘My Belgrade’ uses photography to capture the wave of Yugo-Nostalgia that has emerged in response to the failure of independence to bring forth the future many dreamt of. The book expresses a longing for multiculturalism and reconciliation that seeks unity without idealizing Yugoslavia’s communist past.
The Rothfeld Collection consists of one hundred and sixty pieces of Israeli art that are being donated by Donald Rothfeld to The Katzen Center for the Arts at the American University in Washington, DC. Over the past twenty-five years Donald Rothfeld has been actively engaged with many of the artists featured in this book, collecting artworks that vary in style, content, and medium.
Get ready for a journey into the semi-psychadelic world of Eitan Ben-Moshe's creations in his new book 'Jericho Moons.' We are proud to announce the upcoming publication of the visionary artist's first book, to be released in conjunction with an upcoming exhibit of his work at The Alon Segev Gallery in Tel-Aviv.
Sternthal Books is proud to present ‘Odili Donald Odita Monograph’ - a visually enticing survey that spans over twenty years of Odili Donald Odita’s exciting career.
Cracks in Civilized Landscapes is an artist's book that builds upon a performative work by Adrianna Varella and Ife Da Sylvia that challenges architecture as a patriarchal authority.Filming themselves in the process of having sex in a church, a mosque, a castle, a museum, a bank and other institutional monuments, they seek to deconstruct the sacred, heroic and sexist dimensions of these spaces.
Lieder Des Ghetto is a contemporary re-edition of Morris Rosenfeld's one hundred year old book of poems. The book was an international best seller published in a variety of languages at the turn of the 20th century; today it is largely forgotten, and is very hard to procure.