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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 …

03.11.2016 // ADD article TO MY GOSEE // 12 items in this article // SHOW article
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 …

06.04.2016 // ADD article TO MY GOSEE // 11 items in this article // SHOW article
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 …

02.04.2014 // ADD article TO MY GOSEE // 18 items in this article // SHOW article
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 …

01.07.2011 // ADD article TO MY GOSEE // 11 items in this article // SHOW article
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 …

30.06.2011 // ADD article TO MY GOSEE // 7 items in this article // SHOW article
news | Hatje Cantz presents Oda Jaune, Olaf Heine & Nadav Kander at Art Forum Berlin - plus the publisher's 65th anniversary!

The Hatje Cantz publishing house will host a stall at this year's Art Forum in Berlin, where they will present their ‘Collector's Editions’. And as in previous years, the artist will be at hand to sign their books on location. The guests include Bulgarian painter Oda Jaune, German rock portraitist and director Olaf HEINE c/o ANJA WIROTH (GoSee Tip: Heine book launch party on 8 October atRocky Ragazzo, Straussberger Platz), as well as Israeli photographer Nadav Kander. Furth …

06.10.2010 // ADD article TO MY GOSEE // 6 items in this article // SHOW article
news | Walter Niedermayr 'Recollection' : the beauty of Iranian architecture and its history

Miles away from crises and current debates on stoning in Iran, Walter Niedermayr captures a politically natural view of the architectural beauty of a country silenced by its own government. The photographer travelled to Iran between 2005 and 2008. His stops included Teheran, Isfahan, Yazd, Schiraz, small towns and historical sites. Walter uses his signatures soft aesthetic approach – which many will recognise from his Alpine images – to photograph Iranian architecture, its histor …

25.08.2010 // ADD article TO MY GOSEE // 9 items in this article // SHOW article
news | Ich bin was wir sind! Das Phänomen von Masse und Individuum - Claudia Rogges Kompositionen als Retrospektive in Buchform

We are a mass, we are individuals. We are individualism and mass phenomena, individuals in the mass, individual in the mass. Artist Claudia Rogge has made it her calling to disentangle these contrary concepts, visualise them and compose a new consortium. Her photo work is always choreographed: she forms a collective consumption from countless single images, a perfect juxtaposition, which becomes a united image. Her ‘mob il 1’ and ‘mob il 2’ projects were met w …

25.05.2010 // ADD article TO MY GOSEE // 10 items in this article // SHOW article