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2015/07/21

COPELAND BOOK MARKET AND AFTER PARTY LONDON

 
Official Copeland Book Market After Party


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31st July - 02 August 2015
Friday 6-9
Sat &Sun 1-7 

Facebook event: www.facebook.com/events/480699825444478

ABC Artists' Books Cooperative, Afterall, AOTCS Press, Aorist, Arcadia Missa, Assembly Point, Baron Magazine, Bemojake, Cafe Royal Books, Camberwell Press, Clinic, Dobedo, Eros Press, Faber & Faber, Fitzcarraldo Editions, Four Corners Books, Granta, Here Press, Jane & Jeremy, Kesselskramer Publishing, Loose Joints, MACK, Melville House, Miniclick, The Modernist, Morel Books, n+1,  the Plantation, Preston Is My Paris South London Gallery, SPBH Editions,  Stinging Fly, Theo Simpson, Trolley Books, Ugly Duckling Presse, Umbrella Group, Village, The White Review.

Copeland Book Market 2015 happens this year from the 31st July - 02 August 2015 at our usual location, Bold Tendencies in Peckham.

This year we are also partnering with our friends the White Review, bringing together a curated series of events and publishers.

Friday 31 July
7pm: Cabinet presents Charlie Fox, Sally O'Reilly and friends , hosted by Brian Dillon 
8pm-10pm: the White Review Issue 14 launch
9pm-late: CBM Afterparty at the Peckham Liberal Club, £4 entry (Facebook event)

Saturday 01 August
2-5pm: Talks and readings presented by the White Review in the strawditorium 
1-6pm: Miniclick present Don't Cut Me out, a video, print and poster making event in the lift shaft
Sunday 02 August 
2-4pm: AOTCS Press presents excerpts from two new editions.

Conversations at the bar: Throughout the weekend there will be informal discussions  at our Copeland bar with artists, publishers, writers and curators, announced on the day.

For more info email info@copelandbookmarket.com

Twitter: @copelandbook 

2015/07/12

ARAKI NOBUYOSHI "EROS DIARY" AT ANTON KERN GALLERY NYC

Photography


Eros Diary
July 9 - August 7, 2015

Photography was destined to be involved with death. Reality is in color, but at its beginnings photography always discovered reality and turned it into black and white. Color is life, black and white is death. A ghost was hiding in the invention of photography.

- Nobuyoshi Araki, in an interview with Nan Goldin, 1995.

June 23 - Nobuyoshi Araki's latest exhibition at Anton Kern Gallery, EROS DIARY, is comprised of a series of 77 new black and white photographs, which break from his traditional ruminations on eroticism and death to reflect more inwardly on the artist's own life and mortality. These photographs highlight an unusual softness and sombre introspection as Araki internalizes recent personal traumatic events including the loss of his beloved cat, Chiro, his fight with prostate cancer, and later, the loss of vision in his right eye.

Each photograph is timestamped in reference to the anniversary of Araki's marriage to his wife Yoko, who died in 1990. This date also coincides with the Chinese Qixi Festival, also known as the Tanabata Festival in Japan, a celebration of the annual meeting of "The Cowherd and Weaver Girl", an ancient Chinese folktale where two forbidden lovers reunite once a year for a single night. The president repetition of this date speaks at once to both the artist's reverence for his spouse and original muse, while also highlighting her absence in his life.

For Araki, photography itself represents a diary: a record of what happens day to day in his life, and the act of taking a photograph represents the killing of a moment or life, where his "self" is pulled out through the subject. In consequence of this action, as well as his age, illness, and life experience, the images in EROS DIARY become memorialized, showing us the distinct humanistic truths of joy, sorrow, life and death. These images, which are times humorous, sexual, melancholy, reflective, depict the entire spectrum of life from personal perspective foreshadowing death.

With a career spanning six decades, Nobuyoshi Araki is one of the most prolific photographers of all time, having published over 400 books and exhibited in over 280 solo shows worldwide. Born in 1940 in Tokyo, Araki began his career as a commercial photographer, before making the intensely sexual Kinbaku bondage photographs he became known for. In 1971 he published his seminal book Sentimental Journey, and in 1991, Winter Journey, documenting both the euphoria of his honeymoon and sadness from his wife's death. EROS DIARY is Araki's fourth exhibition at Anton Kern Gallery.

Recent solo shows include KaoRi Through the Looking Glass: Photo - Mad Old Man A 2015.5.25 75th Birthday, Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo, Japan (2015); Love on the Left Eye, Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo Japan (2015); Ojo Shashu  - Photography for the After Life: Eastern Sky, qARADISE, Shiseido Gallery, Tokyo, Japan; Ojo Shashu - Photography for the After Life: Love Journey, Niigata City Art Museum, Niigata, Japan; Ojo Shashu - Photography for the After Life: Faces, Skyscapes, Roads, Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Toyota, Japan (2015); Ojo Shashu - Photography for the After Life: Alluring Hell, Foam, Amsterdam, Netherlands (2014). Recent group shows include In the Wake: Japanese Photographers respond 3/11 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA (2015); Schlaflos - Das Bett in Geschichte and Gegenwartskunst, Österreichische Galerie Belvedere, 21er Haus, Vienna, Austria (2015); Conflict, Time, Photography, Tate Modern, London, UK (2015).




2015/07/07

MEDIA COOKS ART


Martha Rosler - Julia Child - Dan Akroyd


∼ Drama is very important in life: You have to come in with a bang. You never want to go out with a whimper. Everything can have drama if it's done right. Even a pancake. -Julia Child-

The media in active everyday life is when cooking highs. Julia Child's stuffed turkey recipe where you add 1(12-to 15-pound) turkey, neck and giblets removed and reserved for gravy, 1 teaspoon plus 2 teaspoons minced fresh sage, salt and pepper, wooden skewers, 1 1/2 pounds hearty white sandwich bread, cut into 1/2-inch cubes, 1 tablespoon vegetable oil, 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, 3 onions, chopped fine, 6 celery ribs, minced, 1cup dried cranberries, 4 large eggs, beaten and before all the evening news at 6:30pm eastern time.

The artist Martha Rosler working with multiple media such as photography, sculpture, video and installation. Her interests are centeredon the public sphere and landscapes of everyday life - actual and virtual - especially as affect women. Related projects focus on housing, on the one hand, and systems of transportation, on the other. She has long produced works on war and the "national security climate" connecting every day experiences at home with the conduct of war abroad. Other works, from bus tours to sculptural recreations of architectural details, are excavations of history.

 In her recent exhibition at 56th La Biennale di Venezia, Martha Rosler - "The Art Of Cooking: A Dialogue Between Julia Child And Craig Claiborne", portray's an intellectual carrier woman behind the mythical stove chopping meat, cooking delicatessens influenced by the french cuisine, and describe cooking as art?, impressive as a master master painting hanging on your wall?. The dialogue could be categorized as a monologue between Julia and Craig addressing the dietary of every day cooking quality food and off the best restaurants and chef's or dishes prepared for occasions. Craig Claiborne was a food editor for the New York Times and very good friend with Julia Child. More

Julia Child as a TV personality and author is known for numerous awards and appearances  on national TV, mastering the art of cooking. But could food be a real painters manifestation on a painting exaggeration the importance of creative food and hang it at your wall? I believe art is not meant to be eaten only by brain, is the food for the brain not your stomach. Rather than going to museums gallery's and bookstores or other places that offer food for the brain, couch your self and watch on the television the next episode from the food network. Media and food recipes are ingredients for a bon appetite dinner not ultimate art or basic need for food. Of course cooking can be done independently and i believe raw food tastes better.

A soft voice and a mannered epiphany is a good recipe when comes to taste comedians. Therefore Dan Akroyd is a tasting bad comedian that really works on the the character of Julian Child or even a cooked meal on a television show.



2015/06/28

KENNETH ANGER'S HOLLYWOOD BABYLON (NIGEL FINCH, 1991)





Nigel Finch's 1991 documentary covering many of the stories from Kenneth Anger's sordid Hollywood gossip book of the same name.

An interesting artifact on early Los Angeles myth, glamour and tragedy - regardless of relative veracity of the stories.

Apologies for the bad quality!!.

For educational purposes only.


2015/05/15

TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE..... WE BEEN HACKED!



Since last weekend our computer has been hacked causing us time of stress and loss of work. We manage to prevent stealing personal information and valuable copyright material and other data. The images may not be quality strong because we work with the iPad  and we can not upload from our camera. Also the body of the content may change. We will resume on normal sometime soon. We are looking forward to more attacks since we believe that we are exceptionally amazing and we make people wonder





2015/04/29

THE ABANDONED NORTH BROTHER ISLAND



Photo: Harry Hambourg


The North Brother Island is located between the Bronx and Rikers Island. Uninhabitable until (1885), when Riverside Hospital moved from Blackwell's Island as we know today Roosevelt Islandused to isolate and treat quarantinable diseases and heroin addicts, some patients complained that there were there with out there will including the infamous Mary Mallon nicknamed Typhoid Mary. During the Second World War the hospital facilitate army personnel. Tragedy strikes again when passenger steamboat PS General Slocum caught fire and sank

Mary Mallon (Typhoid Mary) was accused of infecting 51 people were 3 of them died, Mary was an immigrant cook from Ireland and through out her life has changed several jobs due to health concerns infecting people with the disease. She refused to collaborate with health services demanding that she was diseased free. Typhoid Mary served in the summer time wealthy
Mary Mallon
families in Long Island City and Charles Henry Warren a wealthy banker were 6 of 11 members got sick and she moved along to other families. By that time she worked as a mate ironing and cleaning mentions that was the lowest woman perception in working environment. Doctors found out that her body was a cell of typhoid bacteria after her arrest and transfer to Riverside Hospital. The typhoid disease had an outbreak in NYC by 1907-1910 coming from the poorest neighborhoods such as the Lower East Side were health conditions reached ultimate low, clean water, clean streets and disease free survival was not existed. Therefore the city decided to create the Sanitation Department in 1895 and hired street cleaners to clean the streets. One family hired a researcher George Soper to investigate on typhoid and Mary Mallon. Mary still remains an enigmatic figure. Click and read "Mary in her own words letter".




PS General Slocum 1981-1904, was a passenger steamboat were sank in the East River in NYC after caught fire at North Brother Island just off the Bronx. The boat was build by Devine Burtis, Jr., in Brooklyn boat builder. Her keel was 235 feet (72m) long the haul
North Brother Island
PS General Slocum
was 37.5 feet (11.4m) wide constructed of white oak and yellow pine. The Slocum measured 1,284 tons gross. Powered by a single-cylinder, surface considering vertical beam stream engine.  On board were about 1400 people, 321 survived five of the crew members died and the captain lost sight in one eyed blamed on fire. Several bodies washed ashore at the North Brother Island. Many incidents have been reported in time of Slocum operations, including a collision  in 1898 near the Battery Park and in 1901 a riot started by 900 intoxicated Paterson anarchists. The boat safety was merely updated and the crew barely experienced in case of an emergency. The lifeboats where tided up and inaccessible, life jackets on their children and tossed them into water, only to watch them sank instead of floating. Slocum disaster was the worst in the history of New York City as far on human casualties after the September, 9-11 attacks


Remarkable North Brother Island took place in extraordinary events merely perceiving it's existence as a legitimate way to treat and host living standards in a period other hygienic homogeneity troubled free era beginning of 19th century, since closed right after the death of Mary Mallon for corruption, by the management of Riverside Hospital. The North Brother Island will be re-open to public by 2016; after clean up and it's natural habitat protection requirements issued by NYC Department of Parks & Recreation.