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Juergen Teller and Cindy Sherman – Ohne Titel

Last week, Cindy Sherman’s latest exhibition opened at MoMA New York. The retrospective documents her prolific career to date and highlights a number of her key series, including Untitled Film Stills. In 2006, Sherman brought her expert skills in subverting the notion of identity to a collaboration with the photographer Juergen Teller and designer Marc Jacobs. This project saw Teller and Sherman taking on a number of personas using Jacobs latest collection for the wardrobe. This was Sherman’s first collaboration with another artist and the results were used for the Marc Jacobs 2006 ad campaign. Subsequently, a collection of largely unpublished images from this project were collated in the book Ohne Titel, published by Steidl. I was lucky enough to get my copy signed by Teller himself.

Juergen Teller Cindy Sherman - Ohne Titel

Juergen Teller Cindy Sherman - Ohne Titel

 

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Taryn Simon – A Living Man Declared Dead and Other Chapters

Taryn Simon recently had an exhibition at Tate Modern of her body of work entitled “A Living Man Declared Dead and Other Chapters”. This work was produced over a four year time period and examines bloodlines and their associated stories. The work is divided into eighteen chapters and documents, among other things,  feuding families in Brazil, victims of genocide in Bosnia, the body double of Saddam Hussein’s son Uday, and the living dead in India. Each chapter is comprised of three segments: an annotation, a large portrait series depicting bloodline members and a second series containing photographic evidence. 817 portraits are systematically arranged within their chapters. The exhibition has since been shown in Berlin and will move to MoMA, New York in May 2012. I highly recommend you check it out if you can.

Mack Books, one of my favourite independent publishing houses, published the book to accompany the exhibition. The book is as large as the body of work, 864 pages containing 1000 images and weighing in at over 10lbs. As with all Mack Books, the attention to detail in the production and the quality of the book is fantastic.

Taryn Simon - A Living Man Declared Dead

Taryn Simon - A Living Man Declared Dead

Taryn Simon - A Living Man Declared Dead

Taryn Simon - A Living Man Declared Dead

Taryn Simon - A Living Man Declared Dead

Taryn Simon - A Living Man Declared Dead

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