URBANAUTICA BOOKS FLY TO PARISPHOTO
by Steve Bisson


Urbanautica Institute, in collaboration with mi*GALERIE, presents during next Foire internationale de photographie d’art - PARIS PHOTO - a series of photobooks published in 2017. The authors Edoardo Hahn and Gian Marco Sanna will be there for the book signing. An opportunity to visit the exhibition 'Tiny Tears' curated by Dieter Debruyne with photographers Aurore Dal Mas, Katlijn Blanchaert and Peter Waterschoot.

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Urbanautica Books in Paris
10th November 2017
16:00


mi*Galerie
23, rue Chapon
75003 Paris - France
tel+33 1 40 09 76 61
Michaela
mob +33 6 98 99 01 18
michaela@miground.paris

Book signing with Edoardo Hahn and Gian Marco Sanna!

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52 PICTURES
Edoardo Hahn


© Cover of the book '52 Pictures' by Edoardo Hahn

Edoardo Hahn's new book, '52 Pictures', is a collection of visual notes, fragments of geographies, details that together form a personal vision of reality. Right from the title, there is no information to identify a specific place, what matters are the relationships that arise between an image and the next; their position in the narrative stream.

To emerge is an experience of watching; as if the author had tried to slow down the space around him in order to fix, or to freeze a few moments. But this vision, as it focuses on ever-smaller events, tends to lose detail while becoming absurdly another parallel reality.
The book is rather a map that combines feelings, impressions of a personal wandering. Although the reality behind the images of this book is not invented, the whole sequence is a set of figurative puzzles built on incoherent details. Pictures are like reliefs, but they do not work as documents. They are the remnants of moments that have happened and are saved by the inexhaustible work of time. Memory breaks down every remembrance, shreds it, brings it to other contexts, makes it a different thing. In its deep rhythm the book speaks of this.
Compared to his previous book ‘Landscape Materials’, which concerned the author’s relationship with the “external landscape”; ‘52 Pictures’ speaks of the relationship with his “interior landscape”. ‘Landscape Materials’ is constructed with a peculiar, asymmetrical layout that leaves ample white spaces, and where images almost float on the pages. In ‘52 Pictures’ the images occupy the entire page, without any frame or space to circumscribe them. There are no contours, shades, texts. Only visions, images.

© '52 Pictures' by Edoardo Hahn

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1st Edition, 2017
100 copies
18,6 x 27,9 cm
48 pages
Softcover package (Saddle stitch)
English

Available from HERE

 

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RIO
Andres Medina


© Cover of the book 'Rio' by Andrés Medina

'Río', the book, comes from enormous photographic archive of a five years' work. The project began in early 2011, when Andrés Medina started taking pictures near the Tagus river, through the town of Aranjuez, Spain. At that time he was living very close to that area and he often enjoyed walking around and exploring this territory. He felt very much connected with nature and the landscape in a poetic sense. Often he found himself wandering for hours deep into the river environment. Then he decided to gradually expand his explorantion along the river Tagus, from Guadalajara to Madrid's Community, ending in the Province of Toledo. Further on in 2012, he become conscious that the project was far beyond one river, and deepening on the universal meaning of the "river", as an idea or concept. The river landscape in a wider sense. So he moved to others rivers, the Manzanares, Jarama, Eresma... From 2011 to 2015 he kept on taking pictures. Then, in 2015, he began to think about a book... 


© 'Rio' by Andrés Medina

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1st Edition, 2017
150 copies (hand-numbered)
20 x 31,5 cm
48 pages
Softcover package (Sewn Singer binding)
English

Available from HERE


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INHABITANTS
Andrea Buzzichelli


© Cover of the book 'Inhabitants' by Andrea Buzzichelli

This publication stem​s​ from a photographic survey conducted by Andrea Buzzichelli​ ​during 2015​ ​in the National Park of Casentinesi Forests, Italy. Starting from the collection of archival materials made by the National Forest Service and the Canilupus association for wildlife monitoring, the Tuscan photographer ​creates his vision expresses of the forest and ​the ​animal life that lives there. These images, not at all descriptive, catapult the gaze into a forbidden, mysterious​,​ and obscure imaginary​ world​. The boundary between the acquired and built image is ​erased. The casual bestiary produced by photo traps blends with ​the artist’s ​introspective views of nature and vegetation. The project as a whole expresses a sense of intrusive power in an otherwise unviable world, ​as well as a voyeuristic​ approach to nature. Upon careful viewing, the book ‘Inhabitants’ reveals the humanness of its very nature; of an anthropocentric posture eradicated and sometimes extraneous to the environment. With no particular reference to time, the author carries us into a dimension that has to do more with feeling than seeing. It’s in this “blind” perspective that Buzzichelli realizes his​ homage to the pioneering work of George Shiras III.



© 'Inhabitants' by Andrea Buzzichelli

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1st Edition, 2017
199 copies (hand-numbered)
23 x 20 cm
48 pages
Softcover package (Swiss binding)
English / Italian

Available from HERE

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MALAGROTTA
Gian Marco Sanna


© Cover of the book 'Malagrotta' by Gian Marco Sanna

The Malagrotta Dump is the main long-term storage site for undifferentiated urban solid waste from the city of Rome. It is located in the western suburbs of the city, in the estate of Malagrotta. The name derives from the Latin Mola Rupta (“broken wheel”), a name originated by a broken grinding wheel on the nearby stream Rio Galeria. According to some, the largest landfill in Europe. 240 hectares, between 4500 and 5000 tons of waste were dumped every day.

In 2013, Italy was denounced at the European Court of Justice by the European Environment Committee as part of the waste discharged at the landfill did not undergo the biological treatment (MBT) required by the European regulations to reduce the volumetric consistency of waste, and facilitate their possible recovery. On January 9, 2014, the NOE - ecological department of carabinieri -, commanded by Sergio De Caprio, known as “Ultimo” (“The Last”), stops 7 people. Among others the owner of the dump Manlio Cerroni, know as “Re della monnezza” (“the king of garbage”) and the former president of the Lazio region Bruno Landi.
Since its closure the situation has not improved. Abandoned waste of all kinds are still visible in the areas surrounding the landfill. Malagrotta is black water flows, worn tires, rubbles, abandoned cars, dead palms, ashes. A wounded ground. In the night the air is filled with a thick cloud of smoke and stench. It’s the city of snow.


© 'Malagrotta' by Gian Marco Sanna

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1st Edition, 2017
150 copies (hand-numbered)
19 x 28,5 cm
48 pages
Softcover package
English

Available from HERE

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