DER GREIF Blogpost

Check out Der Greif's blogpost about Konnotation and our upcoming book project "Porcelain Souls" with photographer Inuuteq Storch below.

You can read the full post HERE.

 

The Book As a Method

Jul 10, 2018 - Tine Bek

To round off I would like to share some links for publishers and focus on the book as a method of sharing work.

Most of my work start as a book layout and my editing often looks at how the images would react to each other when being seen in a sequence.

in 2015 I started a small publishing house called Earth Saga Press,

THE PHOTOGRAPHIC EARTH SAGAS are, as the title might give away, stories or rather snippets of tales about very grand themes. For me personally these publications are all experiments where I test out the boundaries and possibilities within photography as a medium. How does the relationship between images and text change the flow of the pages? How will these relations evolve when translated onto the gallery wall? And what role does history play in the way we choose to perceive images?

Looking at not only the representation of gender but the concept of it. Hereby shaping a conceptual hybrid, transgressing conversations about identity and universality, existentialism and particularism.

Vol. 1. ‘ET DIEU CREA LA FEMME’2015

Vol. 2. ‘AGE OF MAN’ 2015

‘September Seconds’ 2016

Vol. 3. ‘LETTERS FROM EARTH’ 2017

Artist featured in publications:

Jessica Susan Higgins, Flavia Schuster, Sara Skorgan Teigen, Sarah Michelle Riisager, Guadalupe Miles, Lorena Guillen Vaschetti, Jasmine Bakalarz, Mette Juul, Alexandra Giarraputo, Hannan Jones, Paula Nimand Duva, Tine Bek, Susan Boyle and Nina Bacos, Sarah Forrest, Allen Frame, Birk Høgsted Thomassen, Mads Holm, Isabella Shields, Marc Allen, Christian Klintholm, Scott Caruth, Patrick Tsai, Alexander Peitersen, Michail Mersinis, Wolfgang Zurborn, Jesper Fabricious, Jennifer Lauren Martin, Thankful Hovey, Estelle Fournier, Nina Mouritz, Mia Rewitz, Marco Dirr, Conor Baird and Alexander Arnild Peitersen.

1/3 Mississippi

A publishing house to keep an eye on is Konnotation Publishing.

Konnotation is an art publishing and creative company, specializing in printed matter for artists, collaborating on exhibition catalogues and facilitating a platform for cross cultural endeavors. Konnotation functions as a vehicle for promoting, editing and creating art related projects.

Konnotation is run by Emilie Nilsson and Nina Mouritzen.

Their next publication Porcelain Souls is coming out in August and is featuring work from Inuuteq Storch.

Inuuteq describes his project:

This book is the first book of a bigger project related to the history that I posses in my soul and dna, Greenlandic history. I realized that the written history of Greenland is mostly written by foreigners and most of the photos taken back then were taken by foreigners. Theoretically, with no other questions, we are receiving the correct information, but like in chemistry, theory and practical exercises will never give the same information, because every situation has a way to loose or gain information in a way that we can not control. This situation is like that too, we can not control another persons fascination and focus when writing about Greenland, we can not tell how the language boundaries changed the relation of what is going on and what is written.
We can not control the photographers view and idea what should be included in the photos. So I came up with the idea that I want to minimize those fouls by collecting photos from families, friends, locals and show their everyday life. Let their own history become a reachable Greenlandic history in a book form. This book is a collection of photos that my parents took when they were young and their letters to each other when they lived in different places (Father in Sisimiut, Greenland and mother in Aarhus, Denmark). Photos are from a specific time in greenlandic history, between end of 60s to the beginning of 80s. Letters are from mid 80s.

This book contains portraits and letters, and those together will show different perspectives of their lives. The environment they lived in and the personal relationship that they had.

Konnotation Is Proud To Announce The Pre-sale Of Nephews By Fryd Frydendahl

Nephews has been more than 10 years in the making and is the result of a collaboration between the artist Fryd Frydendahl and the two young boys her sister left behind upon passing. What started as a need to fill her own void has turned into a communication across geographic and emotional barriers’ while turning into a "document of time and a family story about growing up". In collaborating, the three of them have renegotiated a tragedy that could have very easily set them all adrift. They chose each other, instead. The images speak for themselves, and the work is overwhelmingly generous. 

~Excerpt from text by writer and photographer Sahara Borja


The book is printed in an edition of 500
Hardcover, 184 pages
Graphic design by: Jacob Birch /Spine studio
Texts by Allen Frame and Hans Otto Jørgensen
Published by Konnotation
Regular edition price US$50/ DKK 350 kr + shipping

A Special Deluxe Edition of 50 comes with a signed and numbered 5x7 print. Printed on beautiful 250g pearl paper.
Deluxe edition price US$ 90/ DKK 600 kr + shipping

PLEASE NOTE, THIS IS A PRESALE! THE BOOK WILL SHIP OUT IN JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2017. 
*To avoid shipping costs. Please choose pick up option in check out if you are in Copenhagen in January. 

Fryd Frydendahl  divides her time between New York and Denmark. Frydendahl was born on the west coast of Denmark in 1984, graduated from Fatamorgana, the Danish school of art photography, in 2006, and received an Advanced Certificate from The International Center of Photography, General Studies in 2009.  Her first book,  Familiealbum, was published by the Danish Publishing house Nyt Nordisk  Forlag in 2007 and she has been producing and publishing books ever since. She is the recipient of grants from Fogtdahl’s Rejsestipendie, The Henry Margolis Foundation, and Josephine Lyons Merit Scholarship. She was a part of the 2011 CCNY fellowship program. Frydendahl is currently working on a solo exhibition at V1 Gallery in conjunction with the release of Nephews from Konnotation.

The exhibition and launch will take place on January 20, 2017 at V1 Gallery in Copenhagen, Denmark. Stay tuned for more information. 

A launch and book signing is also scheduled in New York in February/March 2017. Stay tuned for more information. 

Join us for the book launch and signing of Form Informed by artist Maura Biava

Konnotation is excited to invite you to the launch of our newest publication Form Informed by Maura Biava. Please join us at Printed Matter on October 20from 6-8PM for the launch and book signing. 

The book is printed in a limited edition of 100. A special deluxe edition that includes 3 prints in an edition of 10 signed and numbered by the artist, is also available. To make sure you get a copy, you can pre-order both editions of the book on our website HERE. Books ordered online can be picked up during the book signing on October 20th, please just make sure to bring your order confirmation. 

You can find out more about the event on Printed Matter's website here and please make sure to join the event on Facebook here

We look forward to seeing you!
 

About the Book

With this publication artist Maura Biava brings together 30 mathematical formulas of European mathematicians from the 17th to the 19th century such as Newton, Pascal, Cartesio, and Bernoulli. Using a mathematic program for computers and with the help of math expert Annamaria Ricotti, Maura Biava combines various 2-dimensional mathematic formulas, thus obtaining formulas with a 3-D representation. The graphic representations of these formulas become new bi-dimensional figures. The publication will be a printing-experiment in its own: creating the artworks by printing them in two overlaying colors on a Riso printer.

The book is published by Konnotation and designed by the Dutch design bureau Meeusontwerpt.

Foreword is by artist Dike Blair.


About Maura Biava

Maura Biava, Born in 1970 in Reggio Emilia, Italy. Graduated in 1992 at the Academy of Brera, Milan, Italy. She Graduated at the Rijksakademie in 1999. As a multimedia artist her work took her to several specialized residencies all over the world, most recently the European Ceramich Work Center in s' Hertogenbosch in 2008. The American Academy in Rome, Rome, Italy in 2010 / 2011. The Residency of the Museum Carlo Zauli, Faenza, Italy, in 2013. The ISCP, New York City, USA, in 2014. Currently she teaches at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague, and at the Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Her works are part of collections like Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. Stedelijk Museum Het Domein, Sittard and several other important collections. Since her graduation Biava has exhibited all over the world: shows include Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam. Kunsthaus Baselland, Basel. Cornerhouse, Manchester. National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi. Museum of New Art, Pontiac. Museum Fridericianum, Kassel.  Museum of Design, San Francisco.

Nephews: Fryd Frydendahl in conversation with Allen Frame

Thursday, June 2nd | 7 pm
Seating is very limited, RSVP to baxterst@cameraclubny.org advised
Suggested Donation $5

Join us on June 2nd as Allen Frame and Fryd Frydendahl will be in conversation about Frydendahl’s upcoming book and longterm project, Nephews.

Sahara Borja wrote the following about the project: The series ‘Nephews’, by photographer Fryd Frydendahl, speaks to that particular kind of artistic and personal maturation that occurs in the face of a life-altering incident. ‘Nephews’ is an ongoing collaboration between the artist and the two young boys her sister left behind upon passing. Fryd is neither mother nor sister nor aunt to the boys – the relationship is something else entirely that has no common name. Respectful, devoted, and affectionate, she has precociously explored the intricacies of this multi-generational and multi-voiced relationship in a creative way that speaks to her instincts both as a nurturer and as a photographer. Fryd began photographing the boys because she missed her sister, she says, and because she ‘needed to establish some way of keeping her close’. Over the years the project has become a collaboration, and what started as a ‘somewhat selfish need to fulfill (her own) void has turned into a communication across geographic and emotional barriers’ while turning into a ‘document of time and a family story about growing up and doing it together’. In collaborating, the three of them have renegotiated a tragedy that could have very easily set them all adrift. They chose each other, instead. The images speak for themselves, and the work is overwhelmingly generous of heart.

Fryd Frydendahl divides her time between New York and Denmark. She works within the field of photography and video. Frydendahl was born on the west coast of Denmark in 1984, graduated from Fatamorgana, the Danish school of art photography, in 2006, and received an Advanced Certificate from The International Center of Photography, General Studies in 2009. Her first book, Familiealbum, was published by the Danish Publishing house Nyt Nordisk Forlag in 2007. The book featured a collection of portraits from “the youth house”, a Danish punk venue that was sadly evicted and demolished in 2007. She is the recipient of grants from Fogtdahl’s Rejsestipendie, The Henry Margolis Foundation, and Josephine Lyons Merit Scholarship. She was a part of the 2011 CCNY fellowship program. She has had several solo exhibitions and is currently finishing two new publications that will be out in the fall of 2016.

Allen Frame is represented by Gitterman Gallery in New York where he has had solo exhibitions of photography in 2005, 2009, and 2013. His 2013 exhibition Dialogue with Bolaño was presented at the Museum of Art of the Sonora in Hermosillo, Mexico, in 2014. He has also had solo shows in Paris (Galerie Polaris), Budapest (Liget Galeria), and Zurich (Schedler Galerie). His work has been included extensively in group shows since 1976. Detour, a compilation of his photographs over a decade, was published by Kehrer Verlag Heidelberg in 2001. He currently serves on the Board of Baxter Street at the Camera Club of New York. He has been the recipient of grants from the Penny McCall Foundation, the Peter Reed Foundation, Creative Time, Art Matters, CECArtslink and others. He is an Adjunct Professor of Photography at Pratt Institute (MFA), the School of Visual Arts (BFA), and the International Center of Photography. He graduated from Harvard University and grew up in Mississippi. www.allenframe.net

The BAXTER ST at CCNY Conversations Series is made possible in part by generous support from public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.

 Photo by Fryd Frydendahl.

Photo by Fryd Frydendahl.

PRESS RELEASE: UNSITE by Asbjørn Skou

December 10, 5-7PM: Talk and book launch in connection with our release of the artist publication UNSITE

Where: Artspace Charlottenborg, Kongens Nytorv 1, 1050 København K, Denmark.
Entrance: Free (In addition there will be free entrance and free guided tours of the exhibitions currently on view at Artspace Charlottenborg)

In connection with the release of the artist publication UNSITE, the independent publishing company Konnotation is pleased to invite you to book launch and talk at Artspace Charlottenborg. UNSITE is created by the Danish artist Asbjørn Skou and is the result of a year-long collaboration between Konnotation and the two graphic designers Peter Folkmar og Kristina Kristensen. The publication has been designed as an (anti)archive facilitating connections between a number of studies of the urban psycho-spheres. Asbjørn Skou juxtaposes inner and outer landscapes, architecture, power, perception and memory, and the publication moves through an image-landscape of fragments from fictional places, synthetic topographies and unstable terrain. Through collage, photography, text and documentation of interventions, Asbjorn Skou leads us on a journey that examines the modern city’s blind spots and ruinous places, in search of a place in constant dissolution - a borderland between the utopian and dystopian.

The talk is presented as a conversation between artist Asbjørn Skou, the graphic designers Peter Folkmar and Kristina Kristensen as well as artist Søren Thilo Funder, who contributes with text to the publication. The talk will be based on the different aspects of the artist publication as artistic medium, from the formal graphics to the philosophical and theoretical. From Pantone colors and the book as a "site", to image resolution and the practical application of science fiction in visual arts.

After the talk, the artist will be present for book signings and you will have the opportunity to buy or flick through a special edition of the publication. This signed and numbered edition of 50 includes a risographic print, which is also signed and numbered by the artist, and comes in a beautiful clamshell box. 

During the book signing, Konnotation will be serving wine and cake. 

Prices: 
Reg. Edition of 500, 368 pages, B/W: Price $75
Sp. Edition of 50, includes clamshell box, signed and numbered copy of the book, as well as a signed and numbered risographic print: Price $160

We hope to see you!

Talk and book launch is organized in collaboration with: 


The publication is generously supported by: 

 

In Between Spaces

An Exhibition by E.B. Itso, organized by Emilie Nilsson
On view from March 15 - April12, 2014.

Printed Matter is pleased to announce IN BETWEEN SPACES, the first solo show in the US by Danish artist E.B. Itso. The exhibition presents more than 40 titles produced by the artist over the last decade, including self-published booklets, zines, posters, and pamphlets, as well as experimental artists’ books and book works. To coincide with the opening of the show, Itso will release a new photographic zine published with Printed Matter. 

E.B. Itso’s work is interested in people and places that exist in the periphery. His visual output is shaped by a profound care for the mundane and overlooked, as well as a fascination with the strange and hidden. Through his own photographic work and artistic collaborations, Itso looks at the uncharted people and places that exist in any city and country, giving a rare voice to the corners of society. In addition to his Xeroxed and staplebound publications and pamphlets, the exhibition presents larger pieces including Murmellemrum (Inbetweenwalls), 2010, a suite of works including a book, a photo diptych, and a framed painting made from red pulverized brick. Along with Mount Cavernous, 2013 – a book work, slide projection, and three photographic prints in handmade frames – these pieces engage our relationship to space with an implicit social critique, questioning the dominant perception of what formulates a good life and a sustainable society.

In addition to working with the artist-book as medium, E.B. Itso also works within the field of photography, urban construction, film, and public messages.

E.B. Itso lives and works in Copenhagen, Denmark.

To purchase E.B. Itso's zine SOIL published in connection with the exhibition, please go to Printed Matters website here.

  E.B. Itso, part of Murmellemrum, 2010 (Inbetweenspaces)   

E.B. Itso, part of Murmellemrum, 2010 (Inbetweenspaces)
 

 The publication SOIL by E.B. Itso is available at Printed Matter  here . 

The publication SOIL by E.B. Itso is available at Printed Matter here

 The exhibition is guest-curated by Emilie Nilsson and was made possible with generous support from The Danish Art Foundation.

The exhibition is guest-curated by Emilie Nilsson and was made possible with generous support from The Danish Art Foundation.