The Book as Studio as an Idea as an Object

Victor Sira Is a Venezuela-born artist/photographer whose work has been the recipient of numerous fellowships, including the Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship and the New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship. He curated the show Photography Book Dummies at the School of International Center of Photography. His work has been featured in solo and group exhibitions, including the Rencontres d’Arles 2005 and the show De l’Europe in Luxemburg 2007. Sira is on the faculty at the ICP-Bard MFA Advanced Photographic Studies Program in New York, where he teaches the course The Book: Imaginary Studio, A Non Stop Process.

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Thank you every one that made it to bookdummypress for the opening today, especially to the artists of the show Eric Doeringer and Herman Zschiegner…

"Marks and Appropriations" is open until Dec 20th come visit anytime from Tuesday to Friday 11-5pm!

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Jorge Satorre, Erick Beltran: Modelling Standard
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Sag einfach ja oder nein! by Katja Schwalenberg

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30 colored linocuts - intensive  color and contrasts - animals, plants and figures. 

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Zeitungsfotos – Newspaper Photographs Thomas Ruff new at bookdummypress

Between 1981 and 1991 Thomas Ruff collected photographs from German newspapers and weeklies, amassing an archive of 2500 images. In 1990 and 1991 he selected 400 images from it, according to entirely subjective criteria, photographed them without captions, and had them reproduced as color prints in twice their original size. 

For this book, Thomas Ruff re-photographed the templates of the Zeitungsfotos series so they could be reproduced in black-and-white on a colored background.

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The Otolith Group “World 3” New at bookdummypress.

The artists publication WORLD 3 both completes and complements the exhibition. In close relation to the work Statecraft, the book also employs the postage stamp as its main visual medium. The book assembles a trialogue between First Day Covers from newly independent African states, envelopes from the diaspora of the digital auction and an associative inventory of quotations from thinkers such as Walter Abish, Ayi Kwei Armah, Amilcar Cabral, Helene Cixous, Basil Davidson, Assef Djebar, Jacques Derrida, WEB Du Bois, Bessie Head, Frantz Fanon, Ruth First, Clarice Lispector, Kwame Nkrumah, Ali A Mazrui, Achille Mbembe, Fred Moten, Sony Labou Tansi and Nathaniel Mackey.

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NEW RELEASE!

The Desire to Leave a Mark 2007–2014” by Victor Sira

Published: bookdummypress , New York 2014

240 Pages

First Edition (/100)

English

Condition: New

Color / digital / perfect-bound

Victor Sira’s latest publication ”The Desire to Leave a Mark 2007–2014” will be released at the Reception of “MARKS and APPROPRIATIONS” on October 18th (sat).  It is truly a pleasure to share this book with you that contains all of his 8-year drawings. Come join us at the Reception and take a look or order anadvance copy from here.  

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Please join us for the Reception of “MARKS and APPROPRIATIONS” on October 18th, an ongoing exhibition that features three artists, Eric Doeringer, Victor Sira and Hermann Zschiegner.

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These drawings consist of a series of daily exercises of putting marks on paper. I started in 2007 and ended in January 2014. Each page came out of the determination of a daily routine; a kind of poor man’s drawing, like someone playing guitar with one finger. –Victor Sira

Reception
Date: Saturday, October 18th, 2pm-5pm
Place: bookdummypress studio

          @ MANA Contemporary
               888 Newark Ave. Jersey City, NJ 07306

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Various statements from Richard Prince taken from his blog, Instagram and Twitter feed, laser-engraved on cardboard. A homage to Prince’s “Joke Paintings”. –Hermann Zschiegner

Please join us for the Reception of “MARKS and APPROPRIATIONS” on October 18th, an ongoing exhibition that features three artists, Eric Doeringer, Victor Sira and Hermann Zschiegner.

Reception
Date: Saturday, October 18th, 2pm-5pm
Place: bookdummypress studio

          @ MANA Contemporary
               888 Newark Ave. Jersey City, NJ 07306

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If we are in the same country and make a painting on the same date, they will be nearly identical. Does that make my painting more of a copy than if Kawara doesn’t make a painting on the same date? Or, if I finish my painting first, is Kawara copying me? –Eric Doeringer

Please join us for the Reception of “MARKS and APPROPRIATIONS” on October 18th, an ongoing exhibition that features three artists, Eric Doeringer, Victor Sira and Hermann Zschiegner.

Reception
Date: Saturday, October 18th, 2pm-5pm
Place: bookdummypress studio

          @ MANA Contemporary
               888 Newark Ave. Jersey City, NJ 07306

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ABCEUM by ABC [Artists’ Books Cooperative] On view now at bookdummypress studio at Mana Contemporary 888 Newark Avenue Jersey City, NJ 07306


ABCEUM re-imagines the museum as a book installation. Each room in the museum is a print-on-demand artist’s book of a different size and material. Assembled, the 22 self-published books constitute a variable floor-plan which visitors can wander through. ABCEUM is an evolving project that can be added to and expanded, with its own changing programme of exhibitions—much like any museum. In ABCEUM, however, the idea of a museum itself can become its own subject. 

Contributors

Erik Benjamins
Eric Doeringer
Fred Free
Oliver Griffin
Mishka Henner
Tanja Lažetić
Jonathan Lewis
EJ Major
Mocksim
Louis Porter
Andreas Schmidt
Travis Shaffer
Paul Soulellis
Wil van Iersel
Duncan Wooldridge
Hermann Zschiegner


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Tar Beach Blind by Curtis Hamilton  Now available at the bdp store!

Tar Beach Blind presents a collection of Curtis Hamilton’s black and white photographs made over a five-year period (2010 -2014). Hamilton’s large format photographs bend early modernist aims of instrumentality and pure description towards a darker and more ambiguous experience of the everyday. Through still life and abstraction, the objects, encounters and daily problems within the immediate surroundings of his home and neighborhood are formed into uncanny realizations that are both enigmatic and ruthlessly lucid.

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Hot Wired Happiness by Curtis Hamilton 

Now available at the bdp store.

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