Sternthal Books Print

Inner Space

Roy Brand
$35
$35
Handbound, Silkscrren on Sewn Cloth
19 X 24 cm, 48 Pages
Sternthal Books Print
Inner Space
Roy Brand
$35

Most of 2020 has passed with us being closed-in, isolated, and socially distant. In a world without outside we have all, out of will or out of fear, moved inwards. The world epidemic has forced us ‘to introvert’ and opened a space for discreet introspection.

Inner Space grew out of the experience of these pandemic times: the turning inward, the ‘hibernation’, and the need of nurturing both a personal and a collective inner space.

This is a quiet exhibition, pensive and intimate – with paintings by Shelly Reich, glass vessels by Noam Dover and Michal Cederbaum, and drawings, spices, and scented glass ampoules by Shahar Afek. We commissioned a wall painting by Avi Nevo to accompany those who enter our inner space from the bustling street corner of Frishman and Dizengoff.

It’s been a long time that I have been looking for the right expression for these times; not just an expression of criticism or discontent but also of a new beginning and a discovery. And where else can we search for anything new if not inside, within our soul, spirit, and through the imagination? These vehicles of exploration have been neglected in our contemporary culture, a culture which highlights everything external and extroverted: action, appearances, and frantic reactions. No, the outside holds nothing new, it is overused, abused, stretched too thin like a surface or a skin without a body. The inner space holds new promises and old mysteries, if we only allow ourselves the time and courage to stop and reflect. Following the lines of the works in this exhibition, which are all folding inwards, curving on themselves to create zones of recession and small turbulences, we discover the engines that can propel us forward, backward, upward and downward in a spiral.

It is remarkable that this intimate exhibition, which concentrates on emotion, spirit, and the coming into being of shades of consciousness, receives such a wonderful book to accompany it. This is the result of our cooperation with Sternthal Books. I suppose these pages, wrapped in bare canvas like the paintings in the show, could be used as evidence for how it felt like to be living in our times–a kind of a time capsule of a worldwide historical moment, the beginning of a revolution or the beginning of an end.

Roy Brand

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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.

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

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  • 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.
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    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.

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    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.

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