In Meiro Koizumi's three-channel video installation, The Angels of Testimony (2019), the central frame features an interview with Hajime Kondo about his time as a solider of the Imperial Japanese Army during the Second Sino-Japanese War. The conversation centres on war crimes perpetrated in China, including the beheading of Chinese prisoners for...
Diana Campbell Betancourt is a curator working predominantly across South and Southeast Asia. Since 2013 she has been the founding artistic director of the Samdani Art Foundation and chief curator of the Dhaka Art Summit in Dhaka, Bangladesh, a transnational art event that has grown in size and scale ever since its first edition in 2012. Backed by...
China, home to 802 million internet users, is subject to sophisticated online censorship. This shrouded state of affairs, unsurprisingly perhaps, serves to reinforce stereotypes around conformity elsewhere. Any realm, digital or otherwise, subject to such strict scrutiny must necessarily be bland and uncritical, right? I was mulling over such...
This book has been published on the occasion of the exhibition Animal Abstraction by Roger Ballen in our gallery. Animal Abstraction contains full page illustrations of numerous works related to animals and matching the concept of our exhibition. The introduction has been written by director of the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, Wim Pijbes.
Roger Ballen is regarded as one of the world's foremost practitioners of black and white photography. He has been shooting in monochrome for nearly half a century, from his renowned documentary images of South African villagers to his recent extraordinary explorations of the psyche and its aesthetic.
Roger Ballen's work has been exhibited across the globe, and is widely collected by the world's important art institutions, from Moma in New York, to the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris to the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.
(Signed copies of this book are available.)
Hardcover linen with dust jacket
30 x 30.5 x 1.8 cm
Artworks by Roger Ballen
Book and cover design by Alex Daniels
Introduction by Wim Pijbes
Edition of 750
Published by Reflex Editions
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