20 x 25 cm. 72 pages. 64 color plates. Offset printed paperbound hardcover. Linen thread bound. Red headband. Authentic tip-in images on front cover and back cover.
Published in 2019.
Following her previous book When I Was a Boy, Katrien De Blauwer (b. 1969, Belgian) continues to explore her medium of « photography without a camera » in the monograph Why I Hate Cars. After studies in painting and fashion, De Blauwer began delving into a wayward artistic practice by collecting imagery from old magazines and newspapers — as a therapeutic self investigation, of which became the foundation of her work. In creating her own collages, De Blauwer reveals an inner realm as she initiate anonymous and cinematic narrations. In this particular work, she began experimenting with paint and crayons — bearing an additional layer of colors to the stories she tells.
The book contains an excerpt written by Katrien De Blauwer, taken from one of her notebooks.
First edition of 1,000 copies. Special edition of 50 copies, numbered, in paperboard slipcase, screen printed in white, with signed and hand-drawn original print. Choice of 5 prints — 10 copies of each print.
Why I Hate Cars accompanies her exhibition Love Me Tender in Paris, France at Galerie Les Filles du Calvaire, May 18–June 15, 2019.
→ Shortlisted for the Author Book Award at Les Rencontres d'Arles, 2019