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Dust, Atong Atem

Dust, Atong AtemDust
Atong Atem
Dream Press

Curated by Catherine E. McKinley.


Edition of 200
36 pages
ISBN Not Available


Dust is an experimental photobook in response to and commemorating the commissioned body of work Dust by Atong Atem for PhotoIreland Festival 2023. Dust, commissioned by Catherine E. McKinley for PhotoIreland Festival 2023, explores the relationship of Dinka women who act as mediums and custodians to the earth, to the rupturing history of Christianity and colonialism. On the occasion of this commission, riso publisher Dream Press (S. Africa) designed and produced an edition of 200 risograph publication. Each publication is hand-bound, comprising unique details such as inserts, beaded stitching, with an embossed texture, silver effect, laser-cut book cover. The commission and publication is supported by the Arts Council of Ireland.

About the Artist
Atong Atem is a Melbourne-based artist originally from South Sudan. She has had exhibitions at Melbourne’s Immigration Museum, NGV’s Triennial, Melbourne’s winter arts festival Rising, Messums London, as well as works in Red Hook Labs, Vogue Fashion Fair and the Unseen Amsterdam art fair.

About the Publisher
A small independent publishing studio in Cape Town, SA. Risograph printing with love-child SF9350, designing, bookbinding & printed matter.