Date: October 5th 19:00 – 20:30 Free Entrance
The “Steidl Book Award Asia,” held in April 2016 at Singapore’s photography-focused independent art space, DECK, along with the “Steidl Book Award Japan,” held in September 2016 at the TOKYO ART BOOK FAIR, have both respectively selected eight artists as their prize winners.
January of this year, the award-winning artists of the “Steidl Book Award Asia” visited the Steidl office in Germany, where they engaged in collaborative work with Mr. Gerhard Steidl. This autumn, the fruits of those labors came to fruition, with each of the eight winners having their respective work-collections published. The eight winners of the “Steidl Book Award Japan” are slated to begin their collaborative production work starting from January of next year, with their respective collections slated for publishing next autumn.
This talk event is formatted as a “dialogue” experience, in which Japanese prize winners, with their collaborative production work slated to begin next year, pose questions regarding Steidl’s book-making process. In response, those award winners who have already concluded their work deliver answers. The interexchange between queries and responses vividly unravels the reality of book-making at Steidl, while also making observations on the state of today’s art-book publishing world.
From [Steidl Book Award Asia]
Woong Soak Teng
Robert Zhao Renhui
Gwen Lee (DECK Director)
From Steidl Book Award Japan
Yusuke Nakajima (Tokyo Art Book Fair Director)