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2021.07.04-07.11

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I Wish I Never Saw The Sun

Pacifico Silano

American conceptual artist Pacifico Silano's practice is rooted in excavating the printed ephemera of gay culture to create new images that comment on loss, longing and queer melancholy. In particular, Silano uses the gestures of framing, cropping and layering vintage gay erotica to comment on the HIV/AIDS crisis and its reverberations on queer lives, which included the loss of the artist's uncle at the height of the epidemic.

I Wish I Never Saw the Sunshine is Silano's first artist's book, and engages with an ambitious accordion-folded format that references Silano's photo-based installations: two twenty-panel long sequences that can be read as both one continuous collage and a sequence of individual images. Included in the book is an interview with the artist by José Diaz, Chief Curator of The Andy Warhol Museum.

40 p
200 × 250mm
2021

$57.00

Recorder

Miranda Lichtenstein

Loose Joints is proud to present Recorder, an immersive new book of works by American photographic artist Miranda Lichtenstein. For nearly two decades, Lichtenstein has worked in varied subgenres within photography’s historical archetypes: marginalized contemporary landscapes, refracted still life, performance-based portraiture and process-oriented abstraction. In Recorder, Lichtenstein embarks on an ambitious three-part series of images that recycle and reorient themselves within the limits of technology and photographic vision.

104 p
222 × 285mm
2021

$57.00

Ghost Witness

Mårten Lange

China has a rich tradition of ghost stories and supernatural beliefs. There are tales of ghosts that can shape-shift, or turn into air, or pure darkness or light. In Ghost Witness, Mårten Lange tells the story of a country rushing towards the future with the past following silently behind, like a spectre in the smog.

In his time in China, Lange visited urban metropolises that have expanded rapidly in recent years, as a result of hyper-accelerated growth and development. Walking through these megacities, Lange explores the bleeding edge between rationalised urban planning and messy everyday lives. Ghost Witness engages with the unique quality of light in the urban environment, where the sun filters through the polluted air and the vast arrays of LEDs twinkle in the rain – revealing the world indirectly, like a mirror.

168 p
233 × 340mm
2020

$67.00

Loose Joints is an independent publishing house collaborating with leading and emerging artists on contemporary approaches to photography in book form. Loose Joints circulates new visual perspectives through a dedicated list seeking to elevate underrepresented voices in photographic discourse.