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news | GoSee loves... Attila Szüc's 'Specters and Experiments' - surrealistic scenarios and melancholic dream sequences in oil

Hatje Cantz presents with Attila Szüc's 'Specters and Experiments' the extensive oeuvre of the Hungarian master of the uncanny (*1967 in Miskolc). Szűcs, who is among Hungary's most important contemporary painters, works with old newspaper clippings, postcards, photographs, and film stills, adding new meaning to these traces of the collective memory in his works. Besides issues concerning the culture of remembrance and memory research, the tendencies of East and Central European painti …

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news | FRED HERZOG 'REALITY IN COLOR' – the pioneer of color photography uses modern colors to tell stories from the streets in the 50s to the 80s. An illustrated book with previously unreleased photo material at Hatje Cantz

Hatje Cantz presents a new FRED HERZOG monograph with more than 230 photos, the majority of which have never before been reproduced, and the hitherto most comprehensive publication on the oeuvre of this significant photographer, who emigrated from Germany to Canada. Fred Herzog (*1930) is known for his unusual use of color in the fifties and sixties, a time when art photography was almost exclusively associated with black and white imagery. The Canadian photographer worked almost exclusively …

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news | Also a way to tell a story... FRANK HORVAT – AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY IN PICTURES, the biography published by Hatje Cantz

“Nearly nine decades of life and seven decades of a career in photography: the visual autobiography Frank Horvat | Photographic Autobiography is anything but an ordinary photography book,” says the publishing company Hatje Cantz about its new publication. “Instead, it's an intimate witness to a chequered past, a loving memorial to enduring snapshots and an impressive documentary of the history of photography.” “In order to take a good picture, it’s not enou …

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news | Curious about magic moments – Sascha Weidners monograph 'Intermission II' published by HATJE CANTZ

Sascha Weidner (1974–2015) had an eye for magic moments; he knew how to capture the poetic, fleeting moments on paper. From 2010 to 2012 Sascha Weidner was a lecturer in photography at the Academy of Fine Arts in Stuttgart. In 2012 he was appointed as a member of the German Photographic Academy. Sascha Weidner prepared and brought this artist’s book to completion in its current form during his lifetime. 89 large-format illustrations carry the reader off into the visual world of this …

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news | Taryn Simon Paperwork and the Will of Capital – an artistic investigation into flower arrangements and staging political power. Die 'Impossible Bouquets' as an herbarium at Hatje Cantz

The project was on exhibit just recently this spring at Gagosian in New York. Taryn Simon described her idea for the “impossible bouquets” in an interview with Vogue as follows: 'I was interested in the idea of the men who feel they can control the evolution of the world with their language and assertions and the flimsy paperwork that they are about to sign. And nature is just this castrated, decorative thing that sits between them. It’s a race against time. What is going to la …

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blog | EDITION GERHARD HATJE presents Julian Schnabel CVJ - Nicknames of Maitre D's & Other Excerpts from Life

In 1987, with CVJ – Nicknames of Maitre D's & Other Excerpts from Life, Julian Schnabel wrote a type of pictorial autobiography, retracing from the first-person perspective the artist's path to success. At that date, he had already participated in the groundbreaking exhibitions of his time: "Western Art" in Cologne (1981), "A New Spirit in Painting" in London (1981), and "Zeitgeist" (1982) in Berlin. The long out-of-print, opulently illustrated art …

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news | GoSee recommends : Taryn Simon - Birds of the West Indies. On women, weapons and vehicles – retracing James Bond’s footsteps. Exhibition at Gagosian Beverly Hills and the book published by Hatje Cantz Verlag

Once again artist Taryn Simon surprises us with yet another pursuit. This time she was on a secret mission… In 1936, an ornithologist called James Bond released the definitive taxonomy of birds found in the Caribbean, titled Birds of the West Indies. Ian Fleming, an active bird watcher living in Jamaica, subsequently appropriated the name for his novel’s lead character. He found it to be perfectly ‘ordinary’, and ‘masculine’. This co-opting of names was the f …

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news | An art school as a picture book – the young wild things of ECAL in Lausanne, as captured between two book covers by Hatje Cantz. A wonderfully crazy series of imagery - we like!

A book of student photography – published by renowned Hatje Cantz and all? Really. Why not, especially if we’re talking about the work by photography students in one of the world’s leading art schools, Switzerland’s ECAL, home to the graphic designers, designers, typographers, filmmakers and photographers of tomorrow. Here the students are free to create, question the traditional genres, explore new territories, and experiment with their media. The book is a whole lot thi …

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news | Roman Bezjak. Socialist Modernity. A neutral view of a controversial architectural era

While the West has a tendency to regard the fossilized witnesses of planned economy and socialist modernism with scepticism, Roman Bezjak (*1962 in Slovenia) throws a rather impartial glance on the architecture of communism. Following award-winning photo-documentaries for GEO and the Frankfurter Allgemeine Magazine, Roman focused his travel endeavours on East and Southeast Europe in the last five years With his large-format-camera, he photographed residential building estates, functional …

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news | Visibility begins here - Sandra Kantanen Landscapes - Searching For Nature’s Essence, book published by Hatje Cantz

Sandra Kantanen’s works are only landscape photographs to a certain extent. Influenced by traditional Chinese landscape art, she searched for idyllic motifs in the holy mountains of China, but did not find what she was looking for. "In my new work I have photographed mainly landscapes, still lifes and plants. And an occasional portrait too. The title "Shadow images" refers too an old idea of Plato, that everything perceived is a shadow of the world. The objects or la …

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