340 x 220 mm
In this subtle sequel of his rearrangement of the Thai adult magazine “Siam’s Guy”, Tiane Doan na Champassak revisits a number of issues from the iconic magazine “Paris-Hollywood”, launched in France in the 1940s. In the middle of its pages, the original magazine had the particularity of offering pin-ups in relief or on tracing paper that the readers could undress. By using his extensive arsenal of postmodern tools, Doan na Champassak cannibalizes the original content with his own photographs, creating a hypnotic dialogue between then and now, recto-verso, dressed-undressed, Bangkok-Paris, Paris-Hollywood. In addition, the alternation between censoring the genitalia and hiding the identity adds a thought-provoking rhythm to the whole.
About the Artist
Tiane Doan na Champassak (b.1973) is a French artist of Asian origin best known for his photo-based works and artists’ books. After a prolific collaboration as a photographer with Agence Vu during which he was awarded a World Press Photo, a Prix Roger Pic, and grants from the Jean-Luc Lagardère Foundation and Villa Medici, Doan na Champassak shifted his attention to photography as a contemporary art form. The main focus of his work is exploring various aspects of sexuality, such as ambiguity and censorship, by processing, reusing and juxtaposing materials from multiple sources.
About the Publisher
RVB Books is both an independent publisher dedicated to designing and printing unique fine arts books and a gallery featuring exhibitions on new editorial practices.