Monday, 30 September 2013
So, I am back! And what a week it has been. I can't quite describe just how much has been experienced, produced and is going to happen, but I think the best way to start is from the unravelling of the Unseen Photo Fair, day by day all this week. So to get us in the mood, on this Monday evening/ morning for others, lets start with the Foam Magazine Talent Launch where my first publication, "The Photograph as Contemporary Art" gets reviewed by the wonderful Sebastian Hue from Le Bal in Paris.
Here is a little excerpt from the Book Review section, " This handmade artist's book refers, in content and title, to a volume originally published in 2004 by Charlotte Cotton that presents an overview of a new generation of photographers who entered the art market in the nineties......Her book presents the text pages without the photographs along with her own puzzling and colorful exploration of space and dimension, with figures that seem to either embrace or fight. Think John Stezaker reworking Egyptian movie posters......Melinda Gibson's work feels as precise and exploratory as her elegant book, and her investigation of the holes and creation of new ones provide ample food for thought."
See more from Foam Magazine here: http://www.foam.org/magazine
Posted by Melinda Gibson on Monday, September 30, 2013
Monday, 23 September 2013
So we are nearly here and tomorrow I am Amsterdam bound, ready to make, prepare and install!!! I am very excited about all Unseen has to offer and there is certainly something for everyone. From incredible galleries, performances, books in the book market, films, screenings and talks to the Dummy Award which will be judged and announced on Friday 27th September, the second edition is going to be quite special, so see you there!
More to see here: http://www.unseenamsterdam.com/
Posted by Melinda Gibson on Monday, September 23, 2013
Tuesday, 17 September 2013
Very, very excited to announce that I will be doing 2 Live Performances at Unseen Photo Fair. The performances, titled "Miss Titus Becomes A Regular Army Mac" will be a live book-making of my new publication of the same name. I will demonstrate the assembly of the book, from its folding, layering and binding to the splicing open of pages.
The Scheduled Times for the Performances are as followed:
Thursday 26th September - MC Theatre - 15:00 - 17:00
Saturday 28th September - Unseen Living Room - 19:30 - 20:00
Both venues are part of Unseen Photo Fair, situated at the Westergasfabriek. See here for more details about the event and fair: http://www.unseenamsterdam.com/events/230
Posted by Melinda Gibson on Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Wednesday, 11 September 2013
Very, very proud to announce that my new exhibition, "Unnatural Selection" opens at Unseen Photo Fair at the MC Theatre on the 26th September, 3-5 p.m.. It's a fantastic show curated by the wonderful Brad Feuerhelm, where nine female artists rework his collection. With artist like Cristina de Middel, Tereza Zelenkova, Alis Pelleschi, Eva Stenram, Magda Hueckel, Isabelle Wenzel, Steffi Klenz, Memymom and myself it's going to be quite an exhibition!
Here is an excerpt from the Press Release:
“... collecting is an obsession, an occupation, a disease, an addiction, a fascination, an absurdity, a fate. It is not a hobby. Those who do it must do it. Those who do not do it think of it as a cousin of stamp collecting, a sister of the trophy cabinet, bastard of a sound bank account and a weak mind.” Jeanette Winterson
"This exhibition sees nine contemporary female artists delve into photography collector, dealer and writer Brad Feuerhelm’s personal collection of peculiar documents. Either by directly re-using, appropriating or re-engaging images; or by selecting their own previously made work that shares an oblique stylistic relationship with the collection, all the images displayed here attest to the seemingly endless and potent lure of the vernacular and its relationship to contemporary photographic practice." David Campbell Blight
See more here: http://bradfeuerhelm.org/
Posted by Melinda Gibson on Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Monday, 9 September 2013
I am very excited to say that my new, collaborative publication, "Miss Titus Becomes A Regular Army Mac" is due to go to print this week! It is all go at the moment, with every detail being designed, checked, triple checked and more, the resulting design is utterly amazing. This publication, like my first has many contributing elements, each one, aiding the conception and questioning the themes around book-making as well as the notion of 'destruction in order to see'.
I am also delighted to announce that the foreword to the publication has been written by the man himself, whose collection I have culled, Brad Feuerhelm. Here is a sneak preview of the wonderful introductory text, "To give “reason” before reception of loose associations of image data refers the viewer to that liminal space between text, meaning, and the pulchritude of their normative consequences of meaning. In doing so, her practice evokes more questions than the “realities” or relational understanding we are used to with photographic practice. Cleverly placing the images inside bound pages also creates a permeable, yet physical question of the viewer. That which is to destroy the pages in order to “see”, which at its base is what photography has come to be about: That of the forced spectacle."
More about what to expect at Unseen Photo Fair in regards to the publication is coming very soon, with scheduled performances over two days, dates and places to be released later this week!
Posted by Melinda Gibson on Monday, September 09, 2013
Tuesday, 3 September 2013
I am very, very proud to announce that my new publication, "Miss Titus Becomes A Regular Army Mac" is to be published with b.frank books!!!! It is a complete pleasure to be working with such an exciting young publisher who publishes some wonderful titles, such as the award winning, Will Steacy's "Down These Mean Streets."
See more about my publisher here: http://bfrankbooks.org/
More to come soon on the final design and a sneak preview before the launch at Unseen Photo Fair on Thursday the 26th at the MC Theatre, until then....
Posted by Melinda Gibson on Tuesday, September 03, 2013
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