Review / Jason Evans x Kassel 2011

As you might imagine… the book fair suffered from rather too many books and their male admirers. I felt like I’d seen the vast majority of it before. Too many photobooks that look like photobooks. Too much discussion about the collectability rather than the content. The program of talks was pretty good but the parkland outside Kassel really made it for me… living trees instead of pulped ones. Gorgeous weather made it way too hot in the venue… More useful as a networking opportunity than to find new material, unless you live in a remote spot and don’t have much access to bookshops. Lovely to meet Viviane Sassen, though our ‘in conversation’ was a bit truncated and catch up with Pieter Hugo (boy, can he buy books). Lovely to meet Alexis from Motto, I think he had the smartest stand too…
 

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