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KEN SCHLES

SPRING NEWS

 

Exhibitions, openings and publications: New York, Bilbao, Munich, Pittsburgh: local, worldwide and online.

 

 

IN EXHIBITION

 

AWAKE! 10x10 Reading Room

at the Carnegie Museum of Art

April 29 and 30 only.

 

Out of print, The Geometry of Innocence, by Ken Schles, published by Hatje Cantz (2001), will be viewable as part of the AWAKE! pop-up reading room during the PGH Photo Fair.

Designated the Liberty Resistance Protest Library: AWAKE! is a series of contemporary artists’ books, zines, photobooks and photobook-related materials that assert their dissatisfaction, their dissent and their protest of contemporary society April 29th and 30th at the Carnegie Museum of Art.

 

A recent series of images of protest will be projected at the International Center of Photography

 

PERPETUAL REVOLUTION:

The Image and Social Change

 

May 1st - May 7th
Climate March, Washington DC. 

 

May 8th - May 14th
First 100 Days of Trump

 

Projections on view in the museum windows each night, all night long.

250 Bowery, NewYork City, NY 10012

 

Co-curated by Pauline Vermare, Associate Curator, International Outreach and Special Projects, and  Eloise Maxwell
International Center of Photography, 250 Bowery, New York City NY 10012. 

 

 

IN EXHIBITION & PUBLICATION

 

 

Center for Creative

Photography Bilbao (CFC)

(EXHIBITION)

 

NEW YORK in PHOTOBOOKS

(US RELEASE)

 

 

Exhibition currently open at the CFCBilbao and running through June 11th, 2017 Bilbao, Spain

 

New York in Photobooks, edited by Horacio Fernández. Published by RM/Centro José Guerrero (March 2017) and available through ArtBook D.A.P.

 

Ken Schles's Invisible City (1988), Weegee's Naked City (1945), William Klein's Life is Good & Good For You in New York (1956) and Anthony Aviles and Don Charles's Harlem Stirs (1966) are four of almost 50 quintessential volumes featured in New York in Photobooks. A must-have for any collector of photography books, this 240-page paperback is a treasure. Other photographers include Berenice Abbott, Helen Levitt, Walker Evans, Daido Moriyama, Bruce Davidson and Robert Rauschenberg, to name just a few. "Every photobook is a forest proud of its individual trees," editor Horacio Fernandez writes, "a group of images that are neither autonomous nor obliged to be confined within a frame in order to gain a sense of their own identity or essence. On the contrary, in these books, photos are the subordinated clauses of a text with a beginning and an end: a mosaic that only acquires meaning when all the parts combine to make a coherent and legible work." 

A Photo-Eye photobook of the year selected by Martin Parr.

 

 

UPCOMING PUBLICATION

 

 

Look for a piece focusing on my New York protest photos in Süddeutsche Zeitung, Germany's largest daily newspaper. Article will appear in the Feuilleton (arts and ideas) section, part of their Grossformat series on culture.

 

 

 

RECENTLY RELEASED ONLINE ONLY

 

 

GREEN DAY

 

THE EARLY YEARS | Part Three:

"Having A Blast" by Spotify

A number of my early unpublished Green Day images from 1993 can be seen in episode three of this film just released by Spotify, as part of their  Landmark series documenting "monumental moments in music history." Green Day: The Early Years, chronicles the rise of the world's most influential punk band, from their origins playing shows at Berkeley's notorious Gilman Street venue in the late 80s, through the release of the platinum-selling Dookie in 1994.

 

Available on Spotify.