Asian Photobooks at PWA 2019!
Since the spring of 2017, eight recipients of Singapore International Photography Festival’s prestigious Steidl Book Award have been traveling from all over Asia to Gottingen, Germany to make their photobook with master printer & publisher, Gerhard Steidl. They have become known as the Asia 8, and the Chinese artist Lijie Zhang and the artist Woong Soak Teng from Singapore are both among them. Galleri Image will exhibit the Asia 8 books alongside a selection of breath-taking photobooks by other Asian artists.
The exhibition features books by artists such as: Kapil Das (India), Arko Datto (India), Zhang Lijie (China), Broy Lim (Singapore), Jongwoo Park (South Korea), Robert Zhao Renhui (Singapore), Woong Soak Teng (Singapore), Jake Verzosa (Philippines), and more.
Talks with Lijie Zhang and Woong Soak Teng
On October 4that 17.30, Galleri Image will host talks with the artist Lijie Zhang and Woong Soak Teng, where they will introduce their photobooks Midnight Tweedle and Ways to Tie Trees.
In her talk, Lijie Zhang will discuss the collaborative relationship between artist and publisher, and her photobook Midnight Tweedle, which was shown as a dummy at Galleri Image in 2015 as part of her exhibition Atheist.
Lijie Zhangs’s talk will be followed by a talk by Woong Soak Teng, who will put forward her own experiences with Steidl, and introduce her newly published photobook Ways to Tie Trees.