Published by Steidl. Text by Thierry Grillet and Sze Tsung Nicolás Leong.
On the night of November 13, 2015, Paris was convulsed by a series of coordinated attacks by ISIL. British-American photographer Sze Tsung Nicolás Leong (born 1970), who was not far from the strikes, did not consider taking photographs, given the impossibility of representing such tragedy. Wandering the city the next day, however, Leong turned his camera downward to the ground, focusing on an aspect of the city we generally see but do not notice. At first appearing to be abstractions or even aerials or views of the cosmos, Leong’s photos reveal details that contain gravity in their apparent banality—from cigarettes left on the asphalt by mourners to the footprints and broken glass of the night before and the sawdust scattered on the sidewalks soaking up blood. Paris, Novembre is a portrait of a city at a traumatic moment in its history and an exploration of how that history leaves its marks on the city’s ground.
Published by Hatje Cantz. Text by Joshua Chuang, Charlotte Cotton, Duncan Forbes, Pico Iyer, Sze Tsung Leong.
In his new Horizons series, the British-American artist Sze Tsung Leong (born 1970) combines wide-angle photographs of landscapes from throughout the world that exhibit fundamental formal similarities and rhythms by connecting them with a common horizon line. Unconventional juxtapositions allow the viewer to transcend distances and boundaries and to leap from the glacial lake of Jökulsárlón in Iceland to the tropical Indian Ocean; from the Israeli separation barrier to the Three Gorges Dam on the Yangtze River; from the suburbs of California to the plains of Kenya. More than ten years in the making, Horizons gives an unfurled view of the surface of the globe. Thought-provoking and witty, poignant and playful, the series is above all a cumulative reminder of the complex and perpetually transforming relations between regions, cultures and nations that constitute the planet we live on.
This first monograph to present the acclaimed Horizons series by Sze Tsung Leong is comprised of 36 images taken around the globe--all sharing a consistent horizon line. The softly colored and highly detailed images highlight similarities and differences across nations, cultures and landscapes--creating a spatial continuum out of geographically distant locations. Sze Tsung Leong was born in Mexico City in 1970 and currently lives and works in New York. His work has been exhibited internationally and is included in the permanent collections of The Museum of Modern Art, New York, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, the Milwaukee Art Museum, the Brooklyn Museum of Art and the Yale University Art Gallery, among others. He is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship.
PUBLISHER Yossi Milo Gallery
BOOK FORMAT Paperback, 11.75 x 8.5 in. / 40 pgs / 36 color.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 11/1/2008 Out of print
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: SPRING 2009 p. 197
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9780615192277TRADE List Price: $39.95 CDN $50.00