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Joan Fontcuberta: Kintsugi

Joan Fontcuberta: Kintsugi

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Museums and archives are institutions designed to preserve the memory of a community. Joan Fontcuberta rummages through their collections to find photographic documents that have deteriorated over time and, paradoxically, “lost their memory.” These fragile, ailing, amnesiac images are salvaged by a procedure that recalls the Zen technique of Kintsugi: a piece of broken pottery is not discarded, but repaired, a thread of gold marking the fracture line. Emphasizing scars is a form of resilience, of acceptance of the vicissitudes of life. In Kintsugi, Joan Fontcuberta assembles a poetic and conceptual gathering of phantasmal images that evoke the passage of time, the recording of history, and the very substance of photography


Title: Kintsugi
Publisher: Editorial RM, 2021
Authors:  Xavier Antich, Joan Fontcuberta, Céline Fribourg, Montserrat Ronchera       Photographer: Joan Fontcuberta
Graphic Design: Hermanos Berenguer
Format: Japanese bound with golden thread
Size: 22.5 x 30 cm, 92 diptychs
ISBN: 9788417975470


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