220 × 340 mm
Muddy Dance is a book celebrating the movement of football. The players perform a seemingly choreographed dance on a muddy field, while twirling and tumbling for the ball… Or do they? This is the football book for art lovers and at the same time an art book for all football fans. In Muddy Dance Erik Kessels demonstrates another act of re-appropriating vernacular photography.
About the Artist
Erik Kessels (b. 1966) lives and works in Amsterdam. He has presented numerous exhibitions at Fotografia Europea in Reggio Emilia (2015), Centquatre-Paris (2014), Les Rencontres d’Arles (2014), the Victoria and Albert Museum in London (2013), Pier 24 Photography in San Francisco (2014–15) and the Images – Festival des Arts Visuels in Vevey (2014). He might not shoot pictures himself, but the Dutch art director and collector Erik Kessels has certainly changed the way we think about photography. As a curator of amateur photography, he’s elevated discarded images to gallery status, finding beauty and insight in pictures of, say, 20th century German police uniforms, or one woman’s lifelong love of fairground shooting galleries.
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.