Softcover, 184 pages, 240 x 300 mm. Text in Catalan and Spanish
Condition: Very Good +, minor shelf wear to covers.
One of the scarcest Rineke Dijkstra books, published on the occasion of a major retrospective at Caixa Forum in Barcelona in 2005. The exhibition, organized in collaboration with the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, showed 70 large-format portraits from her most acclaimed series Beach portraits, Disco girls, Bullfighters, Tiergarten, Israelian friends and Israelian soldiers.
Since the early 1990s, Rineke Dijkstra has produced a complex body of photographic and video work, offering a contemporary take on the genre of portraiture. Her large-scale color photographs of young, typically adolescent subjects recall 17th-century Dutch painting in their scale and visual acuity. The minimal contextual details present in her photographs encourage us to focus on the exchange between photographer and subject and the relationship between viewer and viewed.