The Many Lives of Erik Kessels presents the highly anticipated first illustrated survey of this pioneering and influential curator, editor, and artist whose many different experiments with photography and photographic archives have allowed us to reconsider the medium’s vernacular and narrative possibilities in today’s visual landscape. “People consume photographs,” says Kessels, “they don’t look at them anymore.”
This volume is a primer on how to look—and how to better understand the hybrid practice of this artist who defies categorization. The book includes more than twenty of Erik Kessels' series and features essays by Simon Baker, Hans Aarsman, and curator Francesco Zanot, The Many Lives of Erik Kessels is published in conjunction with a major mid-career retrospective at Camera: Italian Centre for Photography in Turin, Italy.
Erik Kessels' exhibition Album Beauty was on view at Foam from 29 June until 14 October 2012.
Published by Aperture
April 15, 2017