onsdag 6 januari 2010

Kurt Wered: WORKS

Kurt Wered (b. 1942) took up serious photography fairly late in life. In 2005 he bought a cheap digital camera and began taking pictures at hockey games. Two years later he acquired a Hasselblad medium-format camera and took to shooting his friends and (sometimes) lovers in the local LHC hockey team. The resulting photographs are shocking for their content and remarkable for their technical and formal mastery. In an essay published in the lavishly illustrated exhibition catalogue Locker Room Rapture Wered wrote, "I don't like that particular word 'shocking.' I'm looking for the unexpected. I'm looking for things I've never seen before … I was in a position to take those pictures. I felt an obligation to do them."

Wered met Niftor Odontologen, the legendary reclusive novelist, in 2006. Their friendship has been a remarkably productive one: over the past few years both men have collaborated on numerous projects and their experiments with various media has resulted in several books, short films, exhibitions, and performances Many of these projects have been thoroughly documented and will be presented in a series of monographs produced by Edition Wered, an imprint of Anark International. The first in the series is Kurt Wered: Works, a richly illustrated survey of Wered’s photographic output with a commentary by Niftor Odontologen and an introductory essay by Erica Sagn, curator of several Wered exhibitions.

Niftor Odontologen (text)
Kurt Wered (photo)
With an introduction by Erica Sagn
Bandtyp: Linneklotband
Omfång: 580 sidor
Pris: 2995:- (2500:- för medlemmar av Kurt Weredsamfundet)

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