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CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 6/16/2016

Robert Cumming Book Launch at ARTBOOK @ Hauser Wirth & Schimmel

Thursday, June 16 from 6-8 PM, ARTBOOK @ Hauser Wirth & Schimmel and Aperture present a book launch and signing with Robert Cumming in celebration of his new monograph, The Difficulties of Nonsense.

Robert Cumming Book Launch at ARTBOOK @ Hauser Wirth & Schimmel
ABOVE: "Reverse Refraction" (1974).

The Difficulties of Nonsense features Cumming’s conceptual black-and-white and color photographs from the 1970s, revealing his fascination with illusion and trickery. From his base in Los Angeles, Cumming made functional-looking constructions, rendered useless and created primarily to be photographed with his 8-by-10 camera. Playing with props, proportions, unusual angles, light, and mirrors, the images invite viewers to look in—and then to second-guess what they see.

As the first publication to survey this significant series, The Difficulties of Nonsense. serves as a touchstone for contemporary artists and for those interested in artwork that came out of Los Angeles in the 1970s. With an essay by Sarah Bay Gachot, and an interview by David Campany, this monograph pays homage to a time when Cumming, and many in the photographic community, worked to playfully push the boundaries of photography and narrative.

Sarah Bay Gachot will give a brief introduction to Cumming's work, followed by a book signing.

This event is free, but an RSVP is appreciated

ARTBOOK @ HAUSER WIRTH & SCHIMMEL
Thursday, June 16: 6-8PM

917 East 3rd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013
Phone: 213-988-7413
To preorder a signed copy, email: booksHWS@artbook.com
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Robert Cumming Book Launch at ARTBOOK @ Hauser Wirth & Schimmel
Robert Cumming Book Launch at ARTBOOK @ Hauser Wirth & Schimmel
Robert Cumming Book Launch at ARTBOOK @ Hauser Wirth & Schimmel
Robert Cumming Book Launch at ARTBOOK @ Hauser Wirth & Schimmel
Robert Cumming Book Launch at ARTBOOK @ Hauser Wirth & Schimmel
Robert Cumming Book Launch at ARTBOOK @ Hauser Wirth & Schimmel
Robert Cumming Book Launch at ARTBOOK @ Hauser Wirth & Schimmel

Robert Cumming: The Difficulties of Nonsense

Robert Cumming: The Difficulties of Nonsense

APERTURE
Hbk, 9 x 10.5 in. / 180 pgs / 50 color / 100 duotone.

DATE 11/19/2017

STEIDL x STRAND 2017

STEIDL x STRAND 2017


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