Contravisiones (*signed*)

@ Fontcuberta, Joan



Presentation by Ediciones Anómalas:

" Over the course of 2020 we have had occasion to take a deep look at Joan Fontcuberta's archive, more precisely, at the early years of his career as a photographer.

Our search was, of course, partly influenced by the concept of countervision, which we find fascinating and has proved critical to Fontcuberta's career. Countervision describes the elements that erode photographic language itself, calling it into question and rising up against its logic.

Our task of selecting and editing images, many of which have never before been published, has included searching for elements that tend towards the unreal, the magical and the oneiric. We weren’t only interested in what actually appears in the images but also in what they conceal, what transcends them and what provokes our imagination. In short, all those images that in one way or another sidestep what we call reality.

This book counted with the support and participation of Fundación Antonio Pérez, Diputación de Cuenca. "

Texts by Joan Fontcuberta and Iván de la Nuez in Spanish and English.

We are offering a limited number of copies signed by Joan Fontcuberta.

108 pages - Hardcover w/ DJ

Ediciones Anómalas, 2021

Format : 20.5 x 26 cm


New - Mint condition


Fontcuberta, Joan

Joan Fontcuberta is a contemporary Spanish photographer of Catalan origin. A lover of fake and staged photographs, who uses humor to denounce the manipulation hidden under the images. " Images are our memory, our imagination, our unconscious " In his pictures, Joan Fontcuberta stages images that mimic scientific approaches, journalistic reports, religious narratives, museum speeches ... except that everything is fake. His works are exhibited at the MoMA in New York, at the Georges Pompidou National Center for Art and Culture in Paris. His award-winning work can boast of the Hasselblad Prize for Photography (2013), among others. Photo: © self-portrait
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