Position(s) is a retrospective and introspective essay on the work of French photographer Antoine d'Agata (Magnum Photos) known for images that are often raw or crude, sometimes pornographic or violent, but always captivating. One way or another these images always provoke strong reactions from the public.
124 pages - Softcover
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From the Press Kit :
"This project, conceived and executed by Giuliana Prucca with the photographer’s approval and close collaboration, seeks to depict Antoine d’Agata’s quest – “the inexorable course from void to void”.
With thoughtful stylistic choices, accurate studies on contents and a particular attention to the quality of subjects and materials, Giuliana Prucca introduces her activity as indipendent publisher specialised in international art and photo books.
The book is composed as a montage of texts and pictures, where words, sometimes descriptive, sometimes poetic, intersect with images in a narrative continuity. It combines the most concrete and significant examples of Antoine d’Agata’s activity with his more abstract body of thought following a process of inclusion which is already apparent in the photographer’s approach to life and art and which often translates into serial images and sequences “with neither beginning nor ending” and into a series of references, echoes and word repetitions.
The book’s graphic form seeks to reflect the meaning of d’Agata’s research which paradoxically leads toward the subject’s disappearance and the ego’s negation within the neutral spectrum of the image while insisting on an intimate involvement with its subject and a perfect amalgamation of art and life. It thereby places photography in the context of anonymity which is that of universal expression."
Presentation by André Frère Editions: "This booklet is the first in a series of twelve that opens up the space for A's journeys, his physical journey through his wanderings, his excesses, his strained progress, his encounters. They will appear over the next five years, at a sustained rhythm.The form, if it can be startling at first, spins the redeployment...
Presentation by Studio Vortex : "Wanderings,endless rambling in a worldwhere commodities are the ultimate reality,crisscrossing to the rhythm of unexpected eventsand imperatives related to the urgency of survivalthat transform lived experienceinto the very tool and materialof invisible revolts. Hybrid community of the have-nots,subjected to the morbid...
Publisher's presentation : "As an extension of the exhibition Anticorps Antoine d’Agata held at Le BAL (January-March 2013), the coordinators of Actes, une présence politique, in collaboration with the photographer, wanted to continue to assert the political dimension – too rarely taken into consideration – the photographic Antoine d’Agata work has, by...
.Last copy.352 pages - Softcover AVARIE Publishing, 2016 Format : 16 x 30 cm New - Mint conditionPublisher's presentation (excerpt) : "From static oblivion aims to deepen, starting from Ion Grigorescu's rich production, the reflection about the status of the image as a balance of forces in tension, as form of what is in continuous movement and as a...
.Sold out. Publisher's presentation: "Through KDB's <collages> and their <short circuit> effect in our ways of seeing, the book intends to explore and deepen the concept of <void> and its <visibility>, proposing a work that's situated at the border of different artistic disciplines, from <photography> to <cinema> to...