I’m participating in two shows that open this coming week.
Collectivism opens today at Foam Museum in Amsterdam. My work is on view as part of the Dead Darlings presentation. More information about the show can be found here. The exhibition runs from April 21 to June 18.
AWAKE Reading Room is part of the PGH Photo Fair taking place at the Carnegie Museum in Pittsburgh on April 29 and 30. The reading room is curated by 10×10 Photo Books and concentrates on protest books. My book An Empty Field will be on view.
The Mondriaan Fund recently supported my work through the stipendium program for established artists. I’ll use this valuable contribution to continue developing my work in the coming four years. Information about the stipendium program can be found here (in Dutch).
The show brings together a series of photobooks and installations that address in a critical way, through both their content and form, the production, uses / misuses, consumption and circulation of the Image today within dominant mass ideology’s narrative systems. By exploring new dissemination and audience engagement channels, many of its featured titles point to the potential role of photography and books can assume as activism tools.
Photobooks and installations by Valentina Abenavoli (Akina Books), Francesco Amorosino (self-published), Juliá (KWY Ediciones), Lewis Bush (dummy-Brave Books), Brad Feuerhelm (Chaco Books), Amak Mahmoodian (ICVL Studio / RRB Publishing), Christof Nuessli (Cpress), Carlos Spottorno (Astiberri Ediciones), Europe: An Illustrated Introduction to Migrants and Refugees and Fictional Journal.
Photobook projects by: Patrícia Almeida(Ghost Editions), Julián Barón (self-published / Editorial RM), Martin Bollati-Rigoberto Díaz Julián- Veronica Fieiras(Chaco Books), Brad Feuerhelm (Paralaxe Editions), Ben Helton (self-published), Edmund Clark (Here Press), Daniel Mayrit (Phree /Riot Books), Christof Nuessli (Cpress), Elisabeth Tonnard (self-published), Jan Dirk van der Burg (self-published).
O3ONE Art Space
Uzun Mirkova 10, 2nd floor
I’m participating in Copy Construct, a show of artists’ books curated by Kasper Andreasen.
On view will be works by: Frans Oosterhof (who also made the image above), Guy Rombouts, Kris Kimpe & Koenraad Dedobbeleer, Vincent Geyskens & Jan Op de Beeck, Jan Kempenaers, Marc Nagtzaam, Kasper Andreasen, Mark Manders, Henri Jacobs, Ria Pacquée, Aglaia Konrad, Willem Oorebeek, Alon Levin, Stephanie Kiwitt, Mitja Tušek, Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven (Club Moral), Peter Downsbrough, Simon Popper, Sara MacKillop, Gregorio Magnani, Elisabeth Tonnard & Joachim Schmid.
25 March – 4 June 2017, opening hours 1 – 6 PM from Thursday – Sunday.
The opening will be on the 24th of March, at 8 PM.
I got a standing ovation. In fact, they said it was the biggest standing ovation since Peyton Manning had won the Super Bowl and they said it was equal. I got a standing ovation. It lasted for a long period of time. What you do is take — take out your tape — you probably ran it live. I know when I do good speeches. I know when I do bad speeches. That speech was a total home run. They loved it.
Donald Trump referencing his address to the CIA (ABC News, January 25, 2017).
The book has arrived from the printer. For more information, visit this page.
Some great and very very special words.
This book is my complete transcript of President Trump’s address to employees of the CIA the day after his inauguration. To keep in style, the text is cut into bits of 140 or fewer characters. Until the um amazing printing is done, and it’s going to be really great, you can find a digital version here.
B&w digital printing, paperback, size 12.5 x 19 cm, 96 pages.
Published in Leerdam, The Netherlands on January 23, 2017.
The new year started well with discussions of my work by two insightful critics who have both been following my work for a substantial time.
Sarah Bodman wrote an article about literature and the artist’s book, discussing several of my books and drawing connections to interesting works by Sally Alatalo, John McDowall and Colin Sackett. Published in Polish in the journal Er(r)go, the editors and Sarah Bodman have given kind permission for an English version (PDF) to be put online here.
Het nieuwe project (!) van Elisabeth Tonnard verenigt alle kwaliteiten en gevoeligheden: haar liefde voor het wit en de ruimte, de ironie van dit bestaan, de liefde voor de nietszeggende foto die dan alles kan betekenen, de herhaling, de subtiele wijzigingen. En tegelijkertijd is dit ook een maatschappijkritiek die het kan zonder grote woorden te moeten gebruiken, geen moralisme gebruikt (Against expression) maar overloopt van betekenis en cultuur.