4 de mayo. Me TV. Tables to Meet

In english today, Erik Kessels and friends…

Me TV. Erik Kessels , Thomas Sauvin. November 2013. Kesselskramer publishing.

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300 copies ( 91/300 ). 15×11,5 cm. Hard cover. Spiral coil. 8 prints inserted by hand.

A collaboration between Kessels and Thomas Sauvin, with  found pictures in Beijing, China.

Erik Kessels is a dutch editor. Born in 1966 in Roermond. He is a renown collector and curator. His communications agency, Kesselskramer Publishing, based in Amsterdam , was founded in 1996. Since then , he has published a considerable amount of publications ( among them , the series “In almost every pictures” ) and curated important exhibitions ( Foam’s inaugural in 2001, Arles ” From now on in 2011…)

Me TV is a lovely little book. A woman in her sixties stands by her TV set. The scene is repeated 8 times with the same pose , the only change being the clothes she wears. It is  surreal and funny , and weird too. We can imagine how proud the woman must have been when the photograph was taken. Having a TV set must have been a sign of modernity in China in the 80’s .

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Both conceptual and documentary, the book is clever and witty. The spiral coil and inserted prints make it a really charming objet.

Tables to meet. Erik Kessels, Erik Steinbrecher, Erik Van Der Weijde. 2014.

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Published by Erik Erik Erik. Hard linen cover.21,5×15,5 cm.Black on blue paper.

First edition. 320 pages. Printrun 800.

Three men named Erik want to meet , but never succeed…Kessels is in Nederland , Steinbrecher in Germany , and Van Der Weijde in Brazil. So they exchange pictures of tables where they could meet. 320 pages of tables…and still no encounter.

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Delicious irony, beautiful design. A lesson on how to make a clever and very nice photo book. Erik Kessels ( and friends !) is surely a master.

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Gentlemen , i have got a table too…





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