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Landscapes of Photobooks: an exhibition by Spector Books

Landscapes of Photobooks: an exhibition by Spector Books

In partnership with CCP, Perimeter is thrilled to be presenting Landscapes of Photobooks: an exhibition by Spector Books, taking place at the Centre for Contemporary Photography (CCP) from February 2–18, 2024.

This exhibition celebrates the world-renowned contemporary photographic and art publisher Spector Books (Leipzig), featuring hundreds of their publications, and many rare and out-of-print photography books.

Jan Wenzel (co-Founder of Spector Books) will be conducting a range of public programs in Melbourne during the exhibition. Find all the details below.

Spector Books is internationally renowned for its innovative approach to the medium of the book. In this exhibition the publisher will present a wide selection of its photobooks, demonstrating how the interplay of image and text and the design and materiality of the volume creates vibrant possibilities for the printed book in the digital age.

Spector Books’ publishing practice is settled squarely in the intersection of art, theory, and design. Landscapes of Photobooks will explore the possibilities offered by an active exchange between all parties involved in the book production process: artists, authors, book designers, lithographers, printers and bookbinders. Through this exhibition you’ll discover innovative approaches to the medium, and see Spector’s considered and consistent interplay between the content, design, and materiality of a book.

LANDSCAPES OF PHOTOBOOKS: AN EXHIBITION BY SPECTOR BOOKS

Centre for Contemporary Photography
404 George St, Fitzroy
VIC 3065, Australia
February 2–18, 2024

Exhibition Opening
Friday February 2, 6pm–8pm

Exhibition Walk Through and Discussion
Join us at CCP for an exhibition walk-through and discussion with Jan Wenzel (Co-Founder of Spector Books) and Dan Rule (Co-Director of Perimeter Books). This is a free event with no booking required.
Saturday February 3, 12pm–1pm

Book/Portfolio Review Sessions with Jan Wenzel
During his time in Melbourne, Jan Wenzel (Co-Director of Spector Books) will be offering 25 minute sessions for photographers, designers, and artists to review new projects, projects-in-progress, or projects ready to publish.
Tuesday February 6, 2pm–5pm
Wednesday February 7, 10am–1pm

Full details and bookings can be found here.

Panel Discussion: Landscapes of Photobooks
Join CCP Director Daniel Boetker-Smith, Dan Rule (Perimeter Books) and Jan Wenzel (Spector Books) for an evening discussion on the landscapes of Photobooks. This is a free event with no booking required.
Wednesday February 7, 6.30pm–7.30pm

Full details here.

Tobias Zielony: In Conversation
Join CCP Director Daniel Boetker-Smith, and international artist Tobias Zielony for an informal discussion and Q&A about Zielony’s practice and Spector Book publications. This is a free event with no booking required.
Sunday February 18, 2pm–3pm

Full details here.

Portfolio Reviews with Tobias Zielony
During his time in Melbourne, artist Tobias Zielony will be offering 25 minute sessions for photographers to review new or in progress projects.
Tuesday February 20: 10am–1pm & 2pm–5pm
Tuesday February 27: 10am–1pm & 2pm–5pm

Full details and bookings can be found here.

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spectorbooks.com
ccp.org.au

This exhibition is supported by the Goethe Institut, Australia, Hahnemuhle and Spicers.