Sifting through the library on another unsurprisingly rainy day, I am trying to uncover a book that really hits a chord. Then suddenly, without thought or expectation, I reach in and pull out Beatrice Minda’s Innenwelt (or Inner World) and I have one of those utterly satisfying moments where I know instantly, THIS is exactly what I’ve been searching for. read the full post
Published by Hatje Cantz. Text by Catherine David, Asghar Farhadi.
German photographer Beatrice Minda (born 1968) explores the relationship between domestic space, memory and history. Following her previous volume, Inner World, which depicted Romanian interiors, this volume portrays the homes of Iranian citizens, in similarly exquisite yet highly informal fashion.
Published by Hatje Cantz. Introduction by Ulrich Pohlmann. Text by Felix Hoffmann, Richard Wagner.
Beatrice Minda (born 1968) was a pupil of Katharina Sieverding at the Hochschule der Künste in Berlin. Since 2003 she has been working on a series of photographs that explore the intertwined subjects of homeland, exile and collective identity as they manifest in the living spaces of Romanian migrants. The earliest photographs of these interiors were taken in Romania, the "atmospheres of the spaces in my childhood" (as the artist testifies). Other photographs were taken in Paris, Munich and Berlin, preferred destinations of twentieth-century Romanian migrants. In a third section, Minda photographed the shacks of Romanian migrant workers in the suburbs of Paris. This handsomely produced monograph is the first presentation of this wonderful series, along with an introduction by Ulrich Pohlmann and essays by art historian Felix Hoffmann and German-Romanian author Richard Wagner.