Released on Tues Sept. 18th 

Paul Kooiker’s “encyclopaedia of life” in 164 images. This ambitious but utopian project reads like a sampler of photographic genres: landscape, nude, still life, etc. To achieve this, Kooiker often uses clichés more reminiscent of the propaganda of tourist brochures or of religious and political rhetoric in the media. Kooiker increasingly allows the personal to creep into the work. Intimate private photographs break through the seemingly objective approach so that public and private space spill over into each other. The result is one large work in which the complexity of things converge: the artist himself, the medium of photography, life and death. (Joachim Naudts). This publication coincides with the solo exhibition UNTITLED (NUDE) at FOMU – Photography Museum Antwerp, June 29 – October 7, 2018 (Curator: Joachim Naudts).


Eggs and Rarities by Paul Kooiker

Co-published with APE and FOMU

Distributed in the US by Dashwood Books

172 pages / hardcover / edition of 2000 copies (500 copies available in the US)

Dimensions: 9.44x 12,20 inches (24 × 31 cm)  Isbn - 9789490800918

Suggested retail price: $60

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