Jarosław Kozłowski: Exercises in Imaging

Jarosław Kozłowski: Exercises in Imaging

Publisher: 9/11 Art Space Foundation, November 2020
Texts: Bożena Czubak, Luiza Nader
Design: Natalia Brodacka
Language: Polish, English

This publication was created as complementary part of the Jarosław Kozłowski. Exercises in Imaging exhibition (9th October - 13th November 2020). The exhibition catalogue contains texts by Bożena Czubak and Luiza Nader.
Bożena Czubak writes about Jarosław Kozłowski's works, in particular the series presented at the Piekary Gallery. Luiza Nader provides a part of an unpublished conversation with Jarosław Kozłowski from the year 2004 about the artist's profound interest in language as a part of the creative process.

Eeva Karhu: Polku | Path

Publisher: Parvs Publishing Ltd, August 2020
Texts: Timothy Persons (Foreward), Alistair Hicks
Format: 24 x 22 cm
Pages: 128
Language: English; Finnish
ISBN 978-952-7226-59-9

Polku | Path
Through the layered structure of her photographs, Eeva Karhu reflects on time and its cyclic nature, using multiple exposures as her technique for recording time’s passage. Her art engages in the study of perception and cognition. The human eye and memory are not like a camera, which records everything unselectively, because the experiences relayed by our visual receptors are always coloured by our emotions and other sensory impressions. "I walk in a circle, on a path with no beginning or end. I photograph this path, where each new beginning is the horizon of the previous one. By layering my photographs, they form a collective image that documents my journey. In a sense, I record time and in so doing, I continue its movement forever.” Path is the first book-form presentation of her art.

Eeva Karhu: Polku | Path
Sanna Kannisto: Observing Eye

Sanna Kannisto: Observing Eye

Like a Painting: A Precise Look at Every Detail of a Bird

Publisher: Hatje Cantz, June 2020
Graphic design: Juha Nenonen
Format: 25 x 29 cm
Language: English
Pages: 144 
ISBN: 978-3-7757-4791-2

Sanna Kannisto’s métier is nature photography. Like her role models, she considers herself both a scientist and an artist. And, in fact, her analytical gaze is in no way inferior to her creativity and passion. She creates moments of unusual beauty that also shed light on what has been previously concealed. Kannisto has her own method for taking pictures of birds, photographing the animals in front of a brilliantly lit, white background. Removed from their usual surroundings, every detail appears in matchless clarity, allowing for precise study. At the same time, this results in a unique visual aesthetic: the feathers glow brightly, the beating wings take on a majestic quality, and the deep black eyes of the birds seem to gaze hauntingly at the camera. The patience required to produce these pictures has paid off , since it is hard to imagine more beautiful photographs of birds.

Santeri Tuori – Time Is No Longer Round

Publishing Date: February 2020
Publishing House: Hatje Cantz
Contributions: Santeri Tuori
Graphic Design: Hans Gremmen
Language: English
Pages: 180 pp., 100 ills.
Format: 24.00 x 31.50 cm
ISBN 978-3-7757-4701-1

Time Is No Longer Round
"At first glance the photographer Santeri Tuori’s pictorial world appears to be timeless. On second glance, however, it becomes clear what is going on. Tuori’s compositions of trees, tangled branches, and clouds are sophisticated montages made up of countless photos arranged sideby-side or on top of each other. This results in nearly abstract, fascinatingly complex images of nature; because it harmonizes with the sublime depiction of nature, the process of seeing transcends itself. The eye is no longer guided toward a vanishing point around which the image is organized. Instead, viewers luxuriate in an inexhaustible wealth of perspectives that allow them to continue to discover new phenomena. This goes along with the dramaturgy that stages the publication from one page to the next. At the beginning, you look up into the treetops. These are followed by pictures of clouds set at eye level. The final chord consists of a series of photographs that looks back to the abstract entanglement of the treetops. In every respect this is an uplifting illustrated volume."
Santeri Tuori – Time Is No Longer Round
Zofia Kulik - Methodology, My Love

Zofia Kulik - Methodology, My Love

Publisher: Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw 
Publishing Date: 10 February 2020
Language: English
Pages: 360
ISBN-10: 8364177591
ISBN-13: 978-8364177590

"Zofia Kulik’s rich artistic career has a dual nature. Between 1970 and 1987, she worked alongside Przemysław Kwiek as a member of the duo KwieKulik, after which she began to develop a successful individual career. While KwieKulik’s work has been well established as central to the East European neo-avant-garde art lexicon of the 1970’s and ’80s, Kulik’s solo work has yet to be examined in depth. The first publication devoted solely to her work, this monograph analyzes the themes of her rich and complex oeuvre, addressing the (post)communist condition, artistic labor, intermediality, and the conditions of working as a female artist. The book forms a portrait of Kulik as an artist whose work is both deeply focused and rich in variations that reflect the socio-political shifts in her native Poland. With contributions from leading art historians, including Edit András, Angela Dimitrakaki, Ewa Lajer-Burcharth, Suzana Milevska, and Tomasz Załuski."

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