Published by Koenig Books. Edited by Joseph Constable, Amira Gad. Text by Walead Beshty, Julie Boukobza, Stuart Krimko, Bob Nickas, Alice Notley, Hans Ulrich Obrist.
With a highly constructed, at times fetishistic approach to subjects, objects and materials, Los Angeles-based photographer Torbjørn Rødland (born 1970) makes photographs that are formally acute, conceptually playful and psychologically evocative. This publication offers a fresh perspective on his work. Walead Beshty’s text, “Skin Flicks,” focuses on Rødland’s approach to surfaces; Julie Boukobza considers a number of works in the exhibition by building fictive narratives around them; and Diane Nguyen stages a surreal and winding narrative performance through Rødland’s image repertoire. Bob Nickas’ essay, “Fifteen Years Later,” draws upon the experience of looking at Rødland’s photographs and provides a visual map of their complex system of symbols, signs and gestures. The publication also includes newly commissioned works by esteemed poets Stuart Krimko and Alice Notley.
Published by Koenig Books/Mousse Publishing Milan. Edited with text by Milena Høgsberg. Text by Linda Norden.
This book offers a midcareer survey of Norwegian artist Torbjørn Rødland (born 1970). Guiding readers through the artist's enticing visual language, which straddles the border between the constructed and authentic, it includes a selection of his photographic works from the past 20 years.