Crossed Looks (*signed*)

@ Leuba, Namsa



Presentation by Damiani:

Crossed Looks is the first artist monograph featuring the work of Swiss-Guinean artist Namsa Leuba. This publication accompanies the first solo exhibition of Namsa Leuba in the United States, at the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art in Charleston, South Carolina on August 27 – December 11, 2021.

Crossed Looks features Leuba's major projects to date, including photography series in Guinea, South Africa, Nigeria, Benin, and the debut of a new series recently made in Tahiti. The exhibition and monograph consider how Leuba's photographic practice explores the representation of African identity and the cultural Other in the Western imagination. Over 100 photographs inspired by the visual culture and ceremonies of West Africa, contemporary fashion and design, and the history of photography and its colonizing gaze present Leuba’s unique perspective that straddles reality and fantasy. Through the adaptation of myths attributed to the Other, Leuba's photographs acknowledge this double act of looking, a cross-dialogue of global cultures.

The book features essays by Joseph Gergel, Emmanuel Iduma and Mary Trent which examine the nuanced themes of identity and representation in Leuba's multiple bodies of work. "

The work of Namsa Leuba is currently on display at the Rencontres d'Arles festival 2021, as part of the collective exhibition "The New Black Vanguard".

Texts in English only. Copies signed by the artist.

176 pages - Softcover with flaps

Damiani, 2021

Format : 21 x 27.5 cm


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Leuba, Namsa

Namsa Leuba is a Swiss-Guinean photographer and art director. She studied at ECAL, University of Art and Design in Lausanne, Suisse. Her photography work has been on display in many countries around the world, including Nigeria, Spain, Greece, France, Sout Korea, and is represented in the collective exhibition "The New Black Vanguard" that was presented in New York in 2019 and at the Rencontres d'Arles festival in 2021. She wroks regularly for the press, web and paper, magazine and newspapers, including The New Yorker, I-D, Foam, Vice Magazine, New York Magazine, Libération. In 2021, Italian publisher Damiani releases the first monograph covering Namsa Leuba's young career and titled "Crossed Looks", a photobook that accompanies her first solo exhibition in the United States, at the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art in Charleston, South Carolina, running August 27th to December 11th, 2021. © Portrait (uncredited) taken from the website Hangar, Photo Art Center , Brussels
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