CLAP! – 10×10 Contemporary Latin American Photobooks
13-15 May 2016 at PGH Photo, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh
2-5 November 2016 at Aperture Foundation, New York City
2-3 March 2017 at Hirsch Library, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
CLAP! – 10×10 Contemporary Latin American Photobooks is a photobook reading room that presents 130 contemporary Latin American photobooks from 2000 to 2016. Organized by the nonprofit 10×10 Photobooks, the project launched at the PGH Photo Fair at the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh from 13-15 May, 2016 and was exhibited at the Aperture Foundation in New York City from 2-5 November, 2016 before concluding at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH) from 2-3 March 2017. At the end of the reading room tour, all the books in the project will be donated to the Hirsch Library at the MFAH.
Selected by 12 Latin American specialists (either in teams or individually), the reading room is a hands-on opportunity for North American audiences to browse a range of recently published Latin American photobooks that are rarely seen or available in the US. The selected books, representing many of the most exciting innovations in contemporary Latin American photography and publications, will be documented in a forthcoming comprehensive volume designed by Ricardo Báez with essays on contemporary Latin American photobooks by Luis Weinstein and Joaquim Marçal F. de Andrade.
Friday, 28 October 2016, 7 to 9 PM
CLAP! Panel Discussion at the Americas Society
680 Park Ave, New York
Moderated by Christopher Phillips with panelists Paula Kupfer, Leandro Villaro and Pablo Lopez Luz
Free and open to the public. Registration Required
2 – 5 November 2016
CLAP!—10×10 Contemporary Latin American Photobooks Reading Room
at Aperture Foundation
547 West 27th Street, 4th Floor, New York
Salon Reception: Wednesday, 2 November, 6 to 8 PM
Chilean photographer Luis Weinstein and Venezuelan photobook graphic designer Ricardo Báez will share their work and broad knowledge of contemporary Latin American photobooks.
Aperture Reading Room Hours
Wednesday, 2 November, 10 am to 8 pm
Thursday, 3 November, 10 am to 8 pm
Friday, 4 November, 10 am to 6 pm
Saturday, 5 November, 10 am to 6 pm
CLAP! Guest Selectors
Nicolás Wormull, Luis Weinstein, Leandro Villaro & Diran Sirinian, Ramón Reverté, Diana Rangel, Rony Maltz & Allegra Cordero di Montezemolo, Paula Kupfer, Julieta Escardó & Nicolás Janowski, Eneka Fernández & Mike Fernández, Ana Casas Broda & Gerardo Montiel Klint, Claudi Carreras Guillén & Iatã Cannabrava, and Ricardo Báez.
CLAP! includes photobooks by
Rodrigo Abd, Rafael Adorján, Luján Agusti, Carlos Altamirano, Claudia Andujar, Abraham Araujo & Gustavo Dao (aka Bestialo Culapsus), Ricardo Peña Bacalao, Daniel Barraco, Ana Baumann, Alejandra Ugarte Bedwell, Beatriz Bellorín, Ernesto Benavides, Rodrigo Benavides, Julio Bittencourt, Iñaki Bonillas, Miguel Rio Branco, Juan Brenner & Byron Mármol, Pablo Cabado, Miguel Calderón, Santiago Carrera, Alejandro Cartagena, João Castilho, Deborah Castillo & Alonso Núñez, Carolina Cattan, Alejandro Chaskielberg, Ramiro Chaves, Ana Costa, Matías Costa, Pedro David, Cristina de Middel, Estefania d’Esperies, Gustavo Di Mario, Juan Toro Diez, José Diniz, Alex Dorfsman, Camilo Echavarría, Santiago Escobar-Jaramillo, Fabián España, Federico Estol, Guillermo Faivovich & Nicolás Goldberg, Erick Faúndez, Manuel A. Fernández, Verónica Fieiras, Francilins, Guadalupe Gaona, Paolo Gasparini, Adriana Genel, Guilherme Gerais, Maya Goded, Mauricio Toro Goyo, Amada Granado, Lourdes Grobet, Philippe Gruenberg, Pablo Guidali, Santiago Hafford, Pablo Hare, Fernando Fujimoto Hasegawa, Jonathan Hernández, Roberto Huarcaya, Adelaide Ivánova, Claudia Jaguaribe, Pablo Larreta, Roberto Linsker, Ícaro Lira, Pablo López Luz, Luz en la Piel, Jorge Macchi, Mayra Martell, Pedro Martinelli, Edgar Martínez, Sebástian Mejia, Enrique Metinides, Gian Paolo Minelli, Luis Molina-Pantin, Pablo Ortiz Monasterio, Sara Maneiro Montiel, Edgar Moreno, Italo Negro, Musuk Nolte, Alejandro Olivares, Cristóbal Olivares, André Penteado, Ewa Priester, Rodrigo Ramos, Mayana Redin, Rosângela Rennó, Mauro Restiffe, Pal Kerese Riveros, Javier Rodríguez, Germán Rojas, Guadalupe Ruiz, Felipe Russo, Nicolás Sáez, Mariela Sancari, Gustavo Sancricca, Tiago Santana, María José Sesma, Maíra Soares, Francisco Solórzano (Frasso) & Tom Grillo, Alfredo Srur, Anna Thereza, Carsten Todtmann, Gilberto Tomé, Roberto Molina Tondopó, Nicolas Torres, Juan Diego Valera, Lorena Guillén Vaschetti, Luis Weinstein, Andrés Marroquín Winkelmann, Bob Wolfenson, Nicolas Wormull, and Julio Zenil.
We had a wonderful evening of presentations at Spoonbill & Sugartown Bookshop on the intersection of photography and poetry with 205-A co-publisher Aaron Stern and his photography and poetry collaborators: Andreas Laszlo Konrath, Elizabeth Schmuhl, Tom Sleigh and Brian Merriam.
Aaron Stern is an artist and author living in New York City. His photographs, books, poetry and curatorial projects have appeared in The Paris Review, Vogue, The New York Times, Dazed & Confused and Purple Magazine. In 2014, Aaron Stern and Jordan Sullivan founded 205-A, a curatorial and publishing project with a specific focus on the intersection of poetry and photography. Most recently, Aaron published Horizon Avenue, a visual narrative of a life that could have been.
Aaron spoke with:
Andreas Laszlo Konrath, a fashion and portrait photographer who addresses the rich heritage of photography and film’s experimental history.
Elizabeth Schmuhl, a poet and interdisciplinary artist whose writings have appeared in PANK, Paper Darts, Big Lucks, Metatron, and elsewhere.
Tom Sleigh, a poet, dramatist, essayist and academic, who is director of Hunter College’s Master of Fine Arts (MFA) program in Creative Writing. He is the recipient of the Anna-Maria Kellen Prize and Fellow at the American Academy in Berlin for Fall 2011.
Brian Merriam, an artist and photographer of abstracted landscapes that explore emptiness and longing through color and light.
Thank you Jonas Kyle for sharing the amazing new Spoonbill & Sugartown Bookstore at 99 Montrose Ave. in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn with the 10×10 community!
10×10 was featured in a November 21, 2016 article in the Japanese weekly art publication Shin Bijutsu Shinbun.
Thank you Reiko Tomii for the nice write-up! http://www.art-annual.jp/column-essay/essay/63419/
10×10 Photobooks held a panel presentation on contemporary Latin American Photobooks from 2000 to 2016 at the Americas Society in New York City on 28 October 2016. Held in conjunction with CLAP!, a traveling photobook reading room organized by 10×10 at the Aperture Foundation Gallery November 2–5, this presentation moderated by Christopher Phillips brought together Paula Kupfer, Leandro Villaro and Pablo López Luz, several of the photographers and curators responsible for the selections on view in CLAP!. The books discussed introduced a range of recently published Latin American photobooks that are rarely seen or available in the United States and represent many of the most exciting innovations currently happening in Latin American photography. Thank you Gabriela Rangel, Veronica Flom and Susanna Temkin at Americas Society for hosting this event.
About the Speakers
Paula Kupfer is a writer and editor specialized in photography and Latin American art. Previously, she was managing editor of Aperture magazine. Kupfer has a BA in journalism and Latin American studies from NYU and is currently an MA candidate in art history at Hunter College researching the history of photography in São Paulo.
Leandro Villaro is an Argentinian photographer and editor. He has published the work of various artists under the imprint antennae collection including photographer Juan Travnik (Paisajes, 2015) and filmmaker Claudio Caldini (Experimental Films 1975-82, 2012). He teaches at the International Center of Photography and is the director of programs at Penumbra Foundation in New York City.
Pablo López Luz is a photographer from Mexico City whose work has been exhibited at the San Francisco Museum of Art, Fondation Cartier (Paris), Somerset House (London), International Center of Photography (New York), and Museum of Modern Art (Mexico City), among others. López Luz has published two monographs with Editorial RM: Pablo López Luz (2011) and Pyramid (2014). His third book, Frontera, will be published later this year.
Christopher Phillips is an independent curator based in New York. From 2000 until 2016 he served as a curator at the International Center of Photography in New York. He has organized numerous exhibitions of historic and contemporary photography and media art, many of them devoted to recent Asian art. These include the first major U.S. exhibition of Chinese contemporary photography, Between Past and Future: New Photography and Video from China (2004, co-curated with Wu Hung), as well as China and the Chinese in Early Photographs (2004), Atta Kim: On-Air (2006), Shanghai Kaleidoscope (2008), Heavy Light: Recent Photography and Video from Japan (2008), and Wang Qingsong: When Worlds Collide (2011). Phillips teaches courses in the history and criticism of photography at Barnard College, New York University, and the ICP/Bard MFA program.
An evening of photobooks with Jessa Fairbrothers, Lucy Helton, Virginie Rebetez and Delphine Bedel
Wednesday, 12 October 2016
With so many incredible photobooks being published by women photographers and editors, this 10×10 salon showcased past and present projects by 4 women who all hail from Europe.
The evening’s presentations included writer / publisher Delphine Bedel and Swiss photographer Virginie Rebetez presenting their new publication Out of the blue, a conceptual work about the disappearance of teenager Suzanne Gloria Lyall*; British artist Jessa Fairbrother sharing her exquisite hand marked photobooks that explore gesture and the self performed; and New York-based British photo artist Lucy Helton discussing her inventively designed photobooks that unearth beauty in decaying fictive and real landscapes.
*We were also fortunate to have present at the salon Suzanne’s mother Mary Lyall.
Bristol based photographer JESSA FAIRBROTHER explores the familiar and the personal, where yearning and performance meet each other in photography. She holds an MA in Photographic Studies from the University of Westminster and is the recipient of bursaries and honorable mentions in the UK, Europe and Canada. Her work is held in the libraries of both the Victoria and Albert Museum, London and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the permanent collection of the NHS and many private collections.
Born in London and based in New York, LUCY HELTON received her master’s degree in fine art photography from Hartford Art School, CT, in 2014. Her first book “Actions of Consequence” was nominated for the MACK First Book Award 2014, shortlisted for the Kassel Dummy Award 2015, and The Anamorphosis Prize 2015. Her most recent book “Transmission” (Silas Finch, 2015) is a communication from our future to our recent past and was shortlisted for the Paris Photo-Aperture First Book Award 2015. Helton is immersed in photo book making and has participated in various book fairs and festivals in New York, L.A., London, Germany and France.
DELPHINE BEDEL is an artist, editor, publisher and lecturer, specialized in emerging practices in photography, design and publishing. The founder of Meta/Books and Amsterdam Art/Book Fair, she regularly contributes to books and magazines, and is a member of the advisory board of the Mondriaan Foundation and the German Photography Academy (DFA). Meta/Books is a publishing and academic research platform, developing cutting-edge projects at the intersection of visual and digital cultures. She teaches at the Design Academy Eindhoven and at the Piet Zwart Institute (NL) and is doctoral researcher at UCA – University of Creative Arts (UK).
VIRGINIE REBETEZ is a photographer based in Lausanne, Switzerland. In 2014, she was selected by Le Canton de Vaud to spend 6 months in New York as an artist in residence, where she realized Out of the blue. The project was selected for the Swiss Design Awards in 2016 and shown during Art Basel. She has received numerous awards including the Prix Leica during the 29th International Festival of Fashion and Photography in Hyères (F) and the prestigious grant from La Fondation Leenaards, in 2014. Her work is part of museum and private collections internationally.
10×10 invites Alejandro Cartagena, Max Pinckers and Maciej Markowicz
Wednesday, 14 September 2016
As summer faded to fall and we said adiós to that afternoon glass of rosé, 10×10 found time to catch up on photobooks with Belgian photographer Max Pinckers and Mexico-based Dominican photographer Alejandro Cartagena. In addition, we welcomed Maciej Markowicz, who shared his fascinating camera obscura van project The Moving Camera.
Alejandro Cartagena lives and works in Monterrey, Mexico. His work has been exhibited internationally and is in the collections of several institutions including the SFMOMA, the MoCP, the MFAH, the Harry Ransom Center, the West Collection and the George Eastman House among others. He has received the Photolucida Critical Mass book award, the Lente Latino award in Chile, the Premio Salon de la Fotografia from the Fototeca de Nuevo Leon and the Premio IILA-Fotografia 2012 award in Rome. He has been named a FOAM magazine Talent and one of PDN´s magazine 30 emerging photographers. He has published and self published several books including Suburbia Mexicana (2012 Photolucida/Daylight),Carpoolers 2014, Before the War 2015, Rivers of Power 2016 and Santa Barbara return jobs back to USwith Skinnerboox in 2016. Alejandro’s work has been published internationally in magazines such as Newsweek, Nowness, Domus, the Financial Times, View, the Guardian, le Monde, Stern, PDN, the New Yorker, the Independent, Monocle and Wallpaper among others.
Max Pinckers grew up in Asia and then moved to his native Belgium. Pinckers‘ work is largely oriented around long-term subjective documentary projects presented as photobooks and installations such as The Fourth Wall and Will They Sing Like Raindrops or Leave Me Thirsty. His work has been exhibited internationally, including at Bozar – Centre for Fine Arts, Brussels; Fotomuseum, Antwerp; and Flanders Center, Osaka, among others. In 2015 Max Pinckers became a nominee member of Magnum Photos.
Maciej Markowicz is a Polish artist who lives and works in Brooklyn. After a childhood spent in his grandfather’s painting studio and his father’s metal shop, Markowicz pursued photography, studying in London and New York. His work combines photography and design to explore the pictorial language of fine art with the intrinsically utilitarian orientation of graphic design. Markowicz is inspired by the basic principles of photography, its ability to draw light, and poetic immaterial impressions of place.
An Evening with Barbara Tannenbaum and TR Ericsson
Friday, September 9, 2016
We enjoyed a fantastic salon focused on photo-zines, DIY photobooks and artists’ books with presentations by artist TR Ericsson, the creative voice behind the 150-issue Crackle & Drag Zines, and Cleveland Museum of Art Photography Curator Barbara Tannenbaum, who organized DIY: Photographers & Books, one of the first American museum exhibitions on DIY and indie photobooks.
Last year, Tannebaum curated TR Ericsson: Crackle & Drag at the Transformer Station, a free space for contemporary art in Cleveland. The show presented Ericsson’s zines and mixed-media works, which mine photographs, documents, writings, film stills, and artifacts from his family archives dating back to the 1930s. Chronicling several generations of his Midwestern American family—with many of the pictures of his mother, who committed suicide in 2003—the series evokes universal themes of love and loss. The Crackle & Drag exhibition catalogue was shortlisted in 2015 for the Paris Photo-Aperture Photobook Awards.
Photo: Daniel Levin
Barbara Tannenbaum, Curator of Photography at the Cleveland Museum of Art, has been involved with artists’ books since the mid-1970s. She has organized almost 100 exhibitions including solo shows of TR Ericsson, Adam Fuss, Hank Willis Thomas, Ralph Eugene Meatyard, Lois Conner, and Andrew Moore as well as the first museum show of print-on-demand photobooks, DIY: Photographers & Books.
TR Ericsson’s work has appeared in solo and group exhibitions in the United States and abroad including those with Kunsthalle Marcel Duchamp, Switzerland; Francis M. Naumann Fine Art, NY; Paul Kasmin Gallery, NY, and Harlan Levey Projects, Brussels. Ericsson’s work is in the permanent collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Indianapolis Museum of Art, the Yale University Library (Special Collections) and the Progressive Art Collection as well as numerous private collections. The artist’s first solo museum exhibition TR Ericsson: Crackle & Drag opened at the Cleveland Museum of Art on May 23, 2015. A hybrid artist’s book and scholarly monograph published by the Cleveland Museum of Art and distributed by Yale University Press accompanied the exhibition.
Richard and Ronnie Grosbard hosted the the event at her home in Manhattan. Thank you Richard and Ronnie!
We are happy to report the successful launch of the ¡CLAP! reading room at PGH Photo at the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh from 13 to 15 May. The Pittsburgh audience couldn’t have been more welcoming. It was a pleasure to introduce and share so many incredible contemporary Latin American photobooks from the past 16 years.
The next reading room will pop-up in New York City this fall.
Stay tuned for more details!