BPM 2019: ENTER.Photobooks from the Baltics – curator Evita Goze

April 9, 7PM
Dom kulture Studentski grad
Bulevar Zorana Djindjica 179, 11070 Novi Beograd

Exhibition from 9/4/2019 to 25/4/2019

In the last decade, the photobook has become an important tool for artists to present their work. Rather than simply being a compilation of images, it encourages thinking in sequences and creating narratives in which not only the images themselves, but text and design also play an important role in the unfolding of the story.

As in many other post-Soviet regions, in the Baltics for many years
a photography book meant mostly a massive artist’s monograph, a
compilation of images dedicated to a specific theme or an exhibition
catalogue. However, the scene has been stirred up recently by young artists, designers and publishers, who are reaching out to the international photobook market and taking to the book form as a new challenge for presenting their ideas. Artist books in small print runs are being self-published, experimental publishing houses established and new international connections made.

This selection of Latvian, Lithuanian and Estonian photobooks from
recent years puts an emphasis on the younger generation of artists, small, independent publishing houses and self-publishing. Presented side-byside, these books offer a comparison between developments, topics, trends and approaches in photobook-making in each of the Baltic countries.

Books © ISSP Library and personal collections.