125 x 190 mm
Reproductions Direct From Papers is a collection of images compiled from the artist’s ongoing archive of newspaper photographs. The book evokes a climate of disaster, death and collapse leaning on the history and the mechanisms of news production. Removed from their original context, the images construct an unfixed narrative for the reader to comprehend. By addressing the complex relationship between sender and receiver – language and image, Jóhannsson continues his examination of visual culture, its production and reception.
This artist’s book extends the tradition of publications from Multinational Enterprises dealing with the juxtaposition between text and image, the sculptural potential of photography and how context and technology has a significant impact on content.
About the Artist
Sveinn Fannar Jóhannsson works with photography, sculpture, curating, and the production of artists’ books.
About the Publisher
Multinational Enterprises [ME] is an artists-run platform for publishing, promoting and the collecting of artists’ publications and related materials. Established in 2012 by Sveinn Fannar Jóhannsson, Multinational Enterprises aims to balance between in-house, low and high-end productions in close collaboration with artists, designers and writers. Art book fairs are attended on a regular basis and exhibitions are curated at infrequent intervals.