The Institut pour la photographie and Temple invite fifteen contemporary publishers for a weekend to reflect on creativity and innovation on the way the books are designed, produced, or distributed. This first edition of Temple Books brings together the new generation of Belgian and Dutch publishers as well as regional actors in photographic publishing.
Over the past ten years, many editorial practices have developed significantly, and the production and distribution of photography books has never been so abundant and varied.
Artists and authors, independent booksellers and publishing houses, critics and designers have contributed to opening up new perspectives in the field of publishing, where formats, content and subjects are as much questioned as they are experienced.
October 11 6pm > 10pm
October 12 1pm > 9pm
October 13 12pm > 6pm
CRP/ Centre régional de la photographie (FR)
Classe moyenne éditions (FR)
Dutch Independent Art Book Publishers (NL)
Editions du Caïd (BE)
Light Motiv (FR)
META/BOOKS, Delphine Bedel (NL)
Éditions PATHS (FR)
Clara Prioux et Marine Peixoto ( Prioux & Peixoto ) (FR)
Red Lebanese (FR)
Roma Publications (NL)
RVB Books (FR)
SUBWAY MAGAZINE 4478ZINE.COM (NL)
Tipi Bookshop (BE)
Saturday, October 12, 2pm :
“THE ARCHIVE AS A TOOL OR ARTISTIC PRACTICE”
ROUND TABLE MODERATED BY FRÉDÉRIQUE DESTRIBATS
WITH DELPHINE BEDEL (META/BOOKS), ANDREA COPETTI (TIPI BOOKSHOP) AND LUCE LEBART (ARCHIVE OF MODERN CONFLICT)
While the archive sometimes has an outdated feel and is still associated with an ambition to conserve, in every sense of the term, it still attracts artists who are inspired by it to reflect on their works or their practice, or who even create their own collections as a tool for thinking and creativity. The conversation will focus on different artistic approaches to archives (ownership, fictional or documentary narrative, social or historical critique, recontextualisation, artistic process…), among others through books, and what the artists who invest in them tell us about our world.
“WIDESPREAD VISUAL RESISTANCE”
CATARINA BOIEIRO AND RAQUEL SCHEFER
Screening & performance on photography books produced during the independence movements in Angola, Mozambique, Guinea- Bissau and Cape Verde. A research project by Catarina Boieiro and Raquel Schefer, with the support of the Institut pour la photographie. The screening will be followed by the presentation of books from the collection of Ben Krewinkel, historian and founder of the Africa in the Photobook collection. africainthephotobook.com
>>PABLO JOMARON (RED LEBANESE)
Ensemble is a series of installations in multiple forms composed of images of an intimate world, portraits of family and friends. These installations are conceived as «personal hotels», inhabited by icons and familiar characters.
Alongside the installation, a publication has been specially produced for Temple Books.
>> STEPHAN KEPPEL & HANS GREMMEN
Soft Curve comes from an archive of images produced for a photographic commission by the City of Amsterdam in 2018. These everyday objects found in the street deal with the texture of the city, the noise, loose elements, which together form the layers of urban humus and play a living game which gradually develops as a result of collecting, documenting and reproducing.
As in his previous projects in Paris and New York, Stephan Keppel looks after the architectural language of Amsterdam, examining the interaction between the city, his photographs and his archives. He works with different photographic techniques and continues to investigate the mechanisms of representation through printing techniques and prints that give rise to installations, publications and limited editions.