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A Necessary Realism by José Pedro Cortes - Special Edition

250 EUR

In A Necessary Realism, José Pedro Cortes renews his way of looking at the matter and surface of the world. Through a set of photographs taken between 2005 and 2018, Cortes looks at the representation of the body in this complex and vulnerable time.  
Includes a conversation between José Pedro Cortes and Nuno Crespo.
Essays by Shoair Mavlian (director at Photoworks UK), David Santos (Curator and Art Historian), Julião Sarmento (Artist), Nuno Crespo (Researcher and Art Critic). And a previously unpublished poem titled Music for images by José Pedro Cortes by José Tolentino de Mendonça (Poet and Head of the Vatican Secret Archives).

A Necessary Realism

José Pedro Cortes
Co-published by Pierre von Kleist editions and MNAC - Museu Nacional de Arte Contemporânea do Chiado, Lisbon, Portugal
Softcover with dust jacket, 19x26.5 cm, 240 pag., 148 images (view images here)
'Trucks (Dubai)', 2016, Digital C-Print, 18.5x26 cm

Book and print in hard case.

Pierre von Kleist Editions is an artist run publisher specialized in photo books. We are committed to the production of new, innovative photo books and we believe the photo book to be a medium capable of expressing complex, abstract, contemporary issues and to reach a wide audience.

We believe that in a multicultural, globalized world the photo book is one of the privileged mediums. The language of sequential images is, perhaps, today’s most international language, understood by the large majority of the world population. Photo books don’t need translation, they need world distribution. Internet provides an efficient, accessible way for books to reach global audiences.

At PVKe we aim to produce books that transcend the documentary quality that is usually associated with the photography medium. We are interested in artistic achievements and in the specific qualities that the medium offers. We want to make books that tell stories and deal with the contemporary way of living.

The photo book is a complex art form that combines photography, graphic design, cinema, literature, etc. Our goal is to push the limits and conventions of the photo book, contributing to establish it as a respected, mature medium.

Pierre von Kleist editions is based in Lisboa, Portugal and is run by André Príncipe and José Pedro Cortes.

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