Please join us in the Bookshop and meet veteran American photographer Charles H. Traub, who is presenting his latest photobook, Taradiddle, published by Damiani.
Charles will be signing copies and also will be in conversation with artist Richard Wentworth.
Taradiddle is a collection that covers multiple themes, sometime simultaneously, such as coincidence, humor, disquiet and serendipity in over a hundred stills. These colourful and witty photographs display the genuine and delightful nature in the ongoing human comedy of modern life. In Charles H. Traub's own words “The taradiddle reveals the world as constructed by the camera. And in being manufactures by the camera it is inevitably a kind of white lie. There’s no history, there’s no context, no truth in the actual picture. Rather a semblance of such - there is existential truth in the collective body of work”
Charles H. Traub has more than a dozen books to his credit and sixty major exhibitions including one person shows at the Art Institute of Chicago, the Hudson River Museum and the Historic New Orleans Collection. His photographs are represented in many institutional collections including: Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth; The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago; Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris; Chicago Center for Contemporary Photography, Chicago; Fogg Museum, Boston; George Eastman House, Rochester; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia and The Henry Buhl Collection.
Traub has been the recipient for numerous awards including New York State Council on the Arts, Hendricks Foundation Award, Illinois Art Council, the Manda Foundation Grant, the Olympics Arts Organization Committee and The Mary McDowell Center for Learning. For the past thirty years, he has been the Chairperson of the MFA Photography, Video and Related Media program at the School of Visual Arts of New York and presently is the Co-Director of the Aaron Siskind Foundation.
The artist Richard Wentworth lives and works in London. Major solo presentations include Bold Tendencies, Peckham, London, UK (2015), Black Maria with Gruppe, Kings Cross, London, UK (2013), Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK (2010), 52nd Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy (2009), Tate, Liverpool, UK (2005), Artangel, London, UK (2002), Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn, Germany (1998), Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (1994) and Serpentine Gallery, London, UK (1993). Recent group shows include Foundling Museum, London, UK (2016), MAC, Belfast, Ireland (2016), Hayward Gallery, London, UK (2015) and Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham, UK (2014).
Thu 31 Jan, 18.00 - 20.00, Bookshop
Free event, no Booking.