Jan Dietvorst & Roy Villevoye
For almost twenty years, Dutch film artists Jan Dietvorst and Roy Villevoye have been exploring issues as diverse as anthropological representation, the conventions of documentary filmmaking, and culture as a means of adaptation and re-enactment. Published on the occasion of EVIDENCE, their first major solo exhibition at Argos Centre for Art & Media (Brussels, 2017), the associate catalog presents a comprehensive look into their work through two ongoing themes: the memory of World War I and the encounter with the Asmat people in the Papua province of Indonesia. The catalog includes more than one hundred film stills and installation shots from the exhibition, creating a doorway into experiencing the work. Art historian and exhibition curator Andrea Cinel presents the nonnarrative and nonlinear way their work makes connections and creates meaning, while filmmaker An van Dienderen places their work outside the traditional documentary genre that she considers characterized by a predictable claim to reality and a fixed relationship of authority between filmmaker and subject.
6 x 8 in. / 172 pp / 143 color
Retail Price: $39.95
ARGOS CENTER, BRUSSELS
Photography’s Triumph as an Autonomous Artform
Christian Leber (Ed.)
In the 1990s, photography began to establish itself as a viable force in art and on the art market, but it was still far from achieving the status of an independent, autonomous artistic form. Today, it is among the most diverse original forms that exist in current artistic discourse. Now, at the zenith of its ascent, the question arises as to how long photography will continue to be used as an independent process in art. Digitization has almost completely replaced analogue techniques. These fundamental technical changes also change how we approach and process photographic images today. In celebration of the twenty-fifth anniversary of the DZ BANK collection, this richly illustrated publication illuminates and reassesses the relationship between photography and the other artistic genres in five essays—namely, in relation to painting, drawing, sculpture, and the moving image. It is time to finally look beyond the purely documentary nature of photography as art and refocus on the possibilities of this artistic medium. Essays by Henning Engelke, Ursula Frohne, Christina Leber, Kathrin Schönegg, Steffen Siegel, and Wolfgang Ullrich.
7 x 9 ½ in. / 456 pp / 80 b&w and 220 color
Retail Price: $95.00
DZ AG FRANKFURT, GERMANY