Katendrechtse Lagedijk 489A
Sat / Sun 12.00-18.00 h.
Scheltens & Abbenes, ZEEN – Book launch!!
We are delighted to announce our new publication, Zeen at Case Rotterdam.
(The book Zeen was just launched in 14th March 2019 during the eponymous exhibition of work by still-life Dutch photographers Maurice Scheltens and Liesbeth Abbenes at Foam Photography Museum in Amsterdam.)
This book stands alone, it has similarities with the exhibition, in which the visitor is invited to look attentively at the things around them, sometimes at a micro level.
The book’s graphic design by Esther de Vries also encourages this conscious observation in a variety of ways.
Much of Scheltens & Abbenes’ work is commissioned for editorial use, but is characterised by its autonomy. Because of the consistent aesthetic character of their series over the years, individual images can be coupled with those from other series, irrespective of chronology or context. In this way, the images influence each other, revealing the visual layers hidden in the works.
The book elucidates the various contexts within which the images operate through reproductions of the publications in which they were first presented, thus making the reader aware of how context helps to shape observation and interpretation.
Some images are shown for a second time in juxtaposition with another image, allowing another aspect to come to the fore and revealing the connections between the individual works and Scheltens & Abbenes’ consistent way of looking at the things around them.
CASE Publishing has been publishing contemporary photography, design and art since its foundation in September 2015, it has been CASE’s mission to extend the possibilities of the art book as a platform for a variety of visual art forms. So far, CASE has been focused on the publication of art books in cooperation with a selection of renowned galleries and artists both in Japan and internationally.
CASE opened the space in Tokyo and Rotterdam in September 2017 as the next step, the spaces will serve both as an exhibition space to showcase new publications in CASE Publishing’s ever-growing catalogue and play host to a variety of photography-related events, such as seminars, symposiums and workshops, engaging in and supporting cultural exchange on a local level.