Kim Bouvy

‘Phantom City’ in ‘The Dutch Photo book’ / ‘Niemandsland’ in ‘Deutschland im Fotobuch’

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On March 10 2012, the publication ‘The Dutch Photo book’ was presented at the Nederlands Fotomuseum, a book containing a selection of 124 books published between 1945-2010 that describes the relatively recent history of the famed Dutch photo book. I am very proud and honored to see my book ‘ Phantom City’ in the selection on page 184. Published by Nai Publishers, ed. Frits Gierstberg, Rik Suermondt.

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The Dutch Photobook

The Dutch Photobook describes the relatively recent history of the famed Dutch photobook. Editors Rik Suermondt and Frits Gierstberg chose over 120 of the most significant Dutch photobooks and placed them in the context of developments in photography and society.

The post-Second World War Dutch photobook is unique because of the long tradition of graphic designers and photographers working closely together. It is highly prized abroad, and many photobooks have become part of the collections of museums and private collectors. This book shows the immense variety and allure of the Dutch photobook and makes it accessible to a broad audience.

Six chapters, organized both thematically and chronologically, examine company photobooks, photobooks about youth culture, landscape books, city books, travelogues and autonomous photobooks. For each theme, the 20 most noteworthy books are described and represented by gorgeous illustrations of their covers and parts of their contents.

Available March 2012
Editors: Frits Gierstberg, Rik Suermondt
Authors: Wim van Sinderen, Claudia Kussel, Patricia Börger, Pim Milo, Flip Bool, Karen Duking, Max van Rooij, Tamara Berghmans, Mirelle Thijsen, Bart Sorgedrager, Mireille de Putter, Pieter van Leeuwen, Karin Krijgsman
Photography: Hans Bol
Design: Studio Joost Grootens, Illustrated (colour), Hardback, 240 pages, 24 x 28 cm
English edition, ISBN 978-90-5662-846-8, € 59.50
Dutch edition, ISBN 978-90-5662-845-1

Exhibition at the Nederlands Fotomuseum in Rotterdam from 10 March until 20 May 2012

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In September 2011, another book about photo books, this time about Germany in the Photobook - ‘Deutschland im Fotobuch’ - was published by Steidl (ed. Thomas Wiegand, Manfred Heiting): ‘Niemandsland’ can be found on page 305.

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Deutschland im Fotobuch
Thomas Wiegand, Manfred Heiting

Welche Fotobücher haben auf besonders überzeugende und charakteristische Weise Einblick in »Deutschland« gegeben? Deutschland im Fotobuch zeigt sie: Bücher aus den letzten Tagen des Kaiserreichs und der Weimarer Republik, aus dem »Dritten Reich«, der Bundesrepublik, der DDR und dem wiedervereinigten Deutschland. Viele wichtige Fotografen sind mit gestalterisch geschlossenen Werken zum Thema vertreten: August Sander und Albert Renger-Patzsch, Abisag Tüllmann und Edith Rimkus, Leonard Freed und George Hashiguchi, Dirk Reinartz, Chargesheimer, Will McBride, Heinrich Riebesehl, Christian Borchert u.v.a. Deutschland im Fotobuch versammelt 273 Werke, die mit Beispielseiten, einem kurzen Text und bibliografischen Daten vorgestellt werden. Der Band ist in thematische Gruppen gegliedert: Landschaften, Städte, Menschen, Arbeit, Architektur, Zeitgeschehen, Grenzen, »Typisch deutsch« u.a. Jedes Kapitel wird von einem Essay eingeleitet.

Book Gebunden im Schuber
Language: German
ISBN: 978-3-86930-249-2
Publication date: September 2011
Steidl

Both books can still be ordered at my web store here.

Installation “Phantom City’ @ MK galerie, Berlin (Nov 12 - Dec 18, 2010)


On the correlation between image and identity

Sonia Jiménez Alvarez (D), Kim Bouvy (NL), Sabrina Jung (D), Dieuwertje Komen (NL), Anne Lass (D), Patricia Neligan (D), Antje Peters (D/NL), Elian Somers (NL)

Contemporary photography from Germany and the Netherlands, curated by Caroline von Courten

www.mkgalerie.de/exhibitions/current/index.php

September 27, 2010


Cas Oorthuys versus Kim Bouvy

Finally, my images that I made for a ‘rephotography’ commission of Cas Oorthuys’ images of Rotterdam made in the fifties, are installed at the home of their new owner, the Erasmus University. Because of copyright on Cas’ his images, I cannot show his corresponding image here…will post some installationshots asap!
This was a commission I did for the Erasmus University, in cooperation with the CBK Rotterdam and the Nederlands Fotomuseum.
Subject: Binnenrotte in Rotterdam, where they are constructing a huge market hall, with Laurens Church in the background.

June 19th, 2010


View from the White House (Rotterdam)
Climbing the remarkable White House to rephotograph an image by Cas Oorthuys that he made in the fifties on the waterfront (on the other side, not in this image). The sight on the construction in progress of the new market hall by MVRDV can be seen on the left.

Phantom City @ QUICKSCAN, Nederlands Fotomuseum (untill May 23)


Part of the QUICKSCAN exhibition will travel to the Dutch Culture Centre in Shanghai. A new single channel version of the Phantom City slide installation will be on display from July 17 till August 8, 2010.

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