Rinko Kawauchi

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PHROOM HOME Projects Interviews Book Reviews Moving Images Essays TV Exhibitions Artists About Submission Newsletter   RINKO KAWAUCHI “Illuminance” & “Cui Cui” websiteInstagram text by: Matteo Cremonesi Kindness, courtesy and respect for nature and things are at the center of Japanese culture and the normal daily life of the population. This important cultural aspect is […]

The Park // Kohei Yoshiyuki

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PHROOM HOME Projects Interviews Book Reviews Moving Images Essays TV Exhibitions Artists About Submission Newsletter   KOHEI YOSHIYUKI The Park Publisher: Radius Book text by: Matteo Cremonesi “Inevitably linked with the moment of climax, there is a minor rupture suggestive of death; and conversely the idea of death may play a part in setting sensuality […]

Oyster // Marco Marzocchi

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PHROOM HOME Projects Interviews Book Reviews Moving Images Essays TV Exhibitions Artists About Submission Newsletter   MARCO MARZOCCHI Oyster websiteInstagram Publisher: VOID “This work represents my experience in recovering and understanding my parents, their life and their relationship with me. I never knew them well because they split when I was 6 years old, and […]

The Complete Papers // Thomas Demand

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PHROOM HOME Projects Interviews Book Reviews Moving Images Essays TV Exhibitions Artists About Submission Newsletter   THOMAS DEMAND The Complete Papers  Publisher: MACK text by: PHROOM In the constant attempt to refer to the world a form and a gaze capable of producing orientation, photography has occupied a central role since its birth.The peculiarity that […]

In Sardegna // Guido Guidi

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Collected in three volumes that retrace the stylistic evolution of the famous Italian author, “In Sardegna” by Guido Guidi is a project that, through two journeys separated by forty years, report the attention of the author, famous for having focused its gaze for a long time on the vernacular landscape, for the socio-cultural changes of […]

The Island Position // John Lehr

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Growing up in the shopping mall sprawl of the American Southwest the sight of a sun baked abandoned storefront is not unfamiliar to me. Large chains going the way of the dinosaurs, tv showroom floors lay empty, signs leaving stains on the concrete where they were once displayed with pride. Same goes for tinier retailers, […]

Good Morning, America // Mark Power

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Two train tracks diverge in a misty woods, the grey of the sky hanging downward into the tree branches. This is the opening image of Mark Power’s Good Morning, America featuring photographs made between 2014-2018 in about 20 states. In many of these images, the photographic frame is full of the built things of America’s […]

Trails // Takashi Homma

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L’écriture est précisément cet acte qui unit dans le même travail ce qui ne pourrait être saisi ensemble dans le seul espace plat de la représentation. (1) Roland Barthes   Through this book, Takashi Homma accompanies us along the lines of a suspended territory in which a slow to continue by signs holds us in […]

A Grocer’s Orgy // Lucas Blalock

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Lucas Blalock’s work is uncomfortable. As an artist he is somewhere between photographer and sculptor, or maybe also collagist and painter. He draws with Photoshop, or cuts and clones–using the “dumb tools” in “blunt ways,” as he says. This, too, is uncomfortable. Typically, when the seams of Photoshop show we consider the work unsuccessful, but […]

Disappearing Objects // Louis De Belle

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As a child I can often remember my father pulling a quarter out from behind my ear. The silver piece intoxicating and alluring. He’d often play tricks on my young mind, make things disappear, guess the card that only I knew. Reinforcing an endless curiosity into my existence that would leave me begging for answers […]