Zeitungsfotos – Newspaper Photographs Thomas Ruff new at bookdummypress

Between 1981 and 1991 Thomas Ruff collected photographs from German newspapers and weeklies, amassing an archive of 2500 images. In 1990 and 1991 he selected 400 images from it, according to entirely subjective criteria, photographed them without captions, and had them reproduced as color prints in twice their original size. 

For this book, Thomas Ruff re-photographed the templates of the Zeitungsfotos series so they could be reproduced in black-and-white on a colored background.

The Otolith Group “World 3” New at bookdummypress.

The artists publication WORLD 3 both completes and complements the exhibition. In close relation to the work Statecraft, the book also employs the postage stamp as its main visual medium. The book assembles a trialogue between First Day Covers from newly independent African states, envelopes from the diaspora of the digital auction and an associative inventory of quotations from thinkers such as Walter Abish, Ayi Kwei Armah, Amilcar Cabral, Helene Cixous, Basil Davidson, Assef Djebar, Jacques Derrida, WEB Du Bois, Bessie Head, Frantz Fanon, Ruth First, Clarice Lispector, Kwame Nkrumah, Ali A Mazrui, Achille Mbembe, Fred Moten, Sony Labou Tansi and Nathaniel Mackey.

NEW RELEASE!

The Desire to Leave a Mark 2007–2014” by Victor Sira

Published: bookdummypress , New York 2014

240 Pages

First Edition (/100)

English

Condition: New

Color / digital / perfect-bound

Victor Sira’s latest publication ”The Desire to Leave a Mark 2007–2014” will be released at the Reception of “MARKS and APPROPRIATIONS” on October 18th (sat).  It is truly a pleasure to share this book with you that contains all of his 8-year drawings. Come join us at the Reception and take a look or order anadvance copy from here.  

These drawings consist of a series of daily exercises of putting marks on paper. I started in 2007 and ended in January 2014. Each page came out of the determination of a daily routine; a kind of poor man’s drawing, like someone playing guitar with one finger. –Victor Sira
ReceptionDate: Saturday, October 18th, 2pm-5pmPlace: bookdummypress studio          @ MANA Contemporary               888 Newark Ave. Jersey City, NJ 07306

These drawings consist of a series of daily exercises of putting marks on paper. I started in 2007 and ended in January 2014. Each page came out of the determination of a daily routine; a kind of poor man’s drawing, like someone playing guitar with one finger. –Victor Sira

Reception
Date: Saturday, October 18th, 2pm-5pm
Place: bookdummypress studio

          @ MANA Contemporary
               888 Newark Ave. Jersey City, NJ 07306