Featured Publisher: Art Paper Editions

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  • Wandering Off        Lara Dhondt        Books / Artists’ Books        $34.00
  • compiled daydreaming        Lara Dhondt        Books        $13.00
  • New Ways of Photographing the New Masai        Jan Hoek        Books / Artists’ Books        $35.00
  • The Hill That Wasn’t        Stefan Vanthuyne        Books / Artists’ Books        $34.00
  • Terribly Awesome Photo Books        Erik Kessels and Paul Kooiker        Books        $13.00
  • I Lied                Books / Artists’ Books        $30.00
  • Breasts        Jurgen Maelfeyt         / Zines        $20.00
  • Class of 2008        Hana Mileti?         / Zines        $20.00
  • Rally        Jurgen Maelfeyt        Books        $15.00
  • Les Pierres        Jurgen Maelfeyt        Books / Artists’ Books        $28.00
  • Me & My Models        Jan Hoek        Books        $13.00
  • Safari        Jurgen Maelfeyt        Books        $13.00
  • S.P.A.M. Book        Pieterjan Ginckels        Books        $15.00
  • Incredibly Small Photo Books        Erik Kessels and Paul Kooiker        Books        $16.00

APE (Art Paper Editions) is an independent publishing platform based in Ghent, Belgium. Founded in 2010 by Jurgen Maelfeyt and Caroline De Malsche, APE works with both individual artists and with institutions, exploring the potential of the book as an exhibition space.

The books found in this selection largely take photography as a jumping off point, many displaying imagery over which the artists themselves have limited control. Found photography is a common theme, as in Jurgen Maelfeyt’s LES PIERRES, which presents photographs of precious stones in their raw forms interspersed in a collection of stock photos of gems and jewelry, or in Paul Kooiker and Erik Kessels’ two publications INCREDIBLY SMALL PHOTO BOOKS and TERRIBLY AWESOME PHOTO BOOKS, which scavenge imagery from books found in thrift stores and antiquaries.

Other artists, playing with portraiture and its implications, give their subjects a degree of control over their own portrayals. In Jan Hoek’s NEW WAYS OF PHOTOGRAPHING THE NEW MASAI, the artist defies traditional representations of the Masai people as ‘uncivilized’ tribespeople, instead encouraging seven urban Masais to engineer their own ideal portraits – the results are a fascinating synthesis of old and new, reflecting the transformation of a culture in the face of changing environments and technologies.

Hana Miletic’s CLASS OF 2008 similarly juxtaposes traditional representation with individual self-image, contrasting the highly formal graduation portraits of 26 Zagreb students enrolled in the only Islamic high school in a predominantly Christian society with personal, playful self-portraits selected and submitted by the students themselves five years later.

Checklist
  1. Lara Dhondt
    Wandering Off
    Ghent, Belgium: Art Paper Editions, 2013
    500
    $34.00
  2. Lara Dhondt
    compiled daydreaming
    Art Paper Editions, 2012
    150
    $13.50
  3. Erik Kessels and Paul Kooiker
    Terribly Awesome Photo Books
    Amsterdam: Art Paper Editions, 2012
    1000
    Out of stock
  4. Jan Hoek
    New Ways of Photographing the New Masai
    Ghent, Belgium: Art Paper Editions, 2014
    1000
    Out of stock

  5. I Lied
    Ghent, Belgium: Art Paper Editions, 2013
    500
    $30.00
  6. Stefan Vanthuyne
    The Hill That Wasn’t
    Ghent, Belgium: Art Paper Editions, 2013
    500
    Out of stock
  7. Jurgen Maelfeyt
    Breasts
    Ghent, Belgium: Art Paper Editions, 2013
    250
    Out of stock
  8. Hana Mileti?
    Class of 2008
    Ghent, Belgium: Art Paper Editions, 2013
    200
    $20.00
  9. Jan Hoek
    Me & My Models
    Amsterdam: Art Paper Editions, 2012
    500
    $13.00
  10. Jurgen Maelfeyt
    Safari
    Art Paper Editions, 2011
    150
    Out of stock
  11. Pieterjan Ginckels
    S.P.A.M. Book
    St. Amandsberg, Belgium: Art Paper Editions, 2011
    600
    Out of stock
  12. Jurgen Maelfeyt
    Rally
    St. Amandsberg, Belgium: Art Paper Editions, 2012
    100
    Out of stock
  13. Jurgen Maelfeyt
    Les Pierres
    Ghent, Belgium: Art Paper Editions, 2013
    500
    Out of stock
  14. Erik Kessels and Paul Kooiker
    Incredibly Small Photo Books
    Amsterdam: Art Paper Editions, 2013
    1000
    Out of stock
Last updated 7/16/2014
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