Presentation by Fondation Antoine de Galbert:
" The monographs in this collection titled Un certain désordre are published by the Antoine de Galbert Foundation. Each book, published in a numbered edition of 300, features numerous reproductions of artworks alongside a text written by the artist him or herself.
The first edition of this collection is dedicated to the Japanese photographer Mari Katayama.
« Mari Katayama (born in 1987 in Saitama, Japan) explores the flaws in her own body to sublimate its beauty. In her poetic work, she presents her physical handicap in a disturbing way and transforms the prostheses she makes herself into real objects of experimentation. Suffering from tibial hemimelia, a rare congenital disease, Mari Katayama chose to have her legs amputated at the age of nine. Initiated to sewing by her grandmother, Mari Katayama creates phantasmagorical cocoons for her limbs and transcends her condition in photographic self-portraits revealing a disturbing beauty. »
-- Sophie Bernard, from the catalogue Souvenirs de Voyage, collection Antoine de Galbert (Musée de Grenoble) "
Text by Mari Katayama in Japanese, French and English. 41 photographs.
96 pages - Hardcover
Fondation Antoine de Galbert, 2021 (300 copies)
Format : 17.5 x 21.5 cm
New - Mint condition
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