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The 2nd limited edition is out! Stubborn Cactus' is the new photobook by Delphine Bedel.
For one year, she document the botanical garden form the VU University in Amsterdam, that was planned to be destroyed in June 2014. This academic garden was part of the biology department of the university, it host a unique collection of 10.000 plants and the largest collection of cactus in the Netherlands. Initiating various activities to bring attention to this situation together with a group of people, the garden and its collection will now be preserved for another 8 years. The tile was inspired by some of he cactus quietly growing in every interstices of the glass house for the last 50 years.

Title: Stubborn Cactus
Author: Delphine Bedel
Publisher: Extrapool, Nijmegen
Collection: Spiegelrefelksies, curated by Danielle Lemaire
Year: 2015 and 2016
Format: Cardboard cover, 10 Black and white Riso prints
Size: 31 x 20 cm
Edition: 1st edition 70 copies, signed and numbered, 2 ed. 100 copies, 50 signed and numbered.
Printing: Stencil print

PRESS REVIEWS
Interview with Catherine Chatelet, in NOVO Magazine, page 12
On the occasion of the Biennale de la Photographie Mulhouse 2016
https://issuu.com/media.pop/docs/novo_hs_n__10-bpm_2016

Book du Jour, on Self Publish be Happy, 2015
http://www.selfpublishbehappy.com/2015/06/book-du-jour-stubborn-cactus-by-delphine-bedel/

EXHIBITIONS & PRESENTATIONS
Biennale de la Photographie Mulhouse, FR, 2016
Curated by Anne Immelé
http://www.biennale-photo-mulhouse.com/2016/delphine-bedel
20 recente en bijzondere kunstboeken uit Vlaanderen en Nederland, Offprint London, UK, 2016
Selected by Maaike Lauwaert
http://www.kunsten.be/nieuws/448-kunst-enaars-boeken-uit-vlaanderen-en-nederland-offprint-london-201...

Spiegelrefleksie, Extrapool Nijmegen, NL, 2015
Curated by Daniele Lemaire
https://www.facebook.com/events/1544681792453178/


Delphine Bedel is a photographer, lecturer, curator and publisher, working at the intersection of photography, design and publishing. Founder Meta/Books and Amsterdam Art/Book Fair. She regularly contributes to books and magazines and as international keynote speaker. Member of the Advisory Board of the Mondriaan Fondation and Member of the German Photography Academy (DFA). Her work is exhibited internationally and her awarded editorial work includes over 80 books. She serves as jury member and portfolio reviewer and leads (e)publishing workshops for art and design academies and cultural institutions. She is teaching at the Design Academy Eindhoven, MA Information Design (NL) and at the Piet Zwart Institute/ MA Media Design/Experimental Publishing. Currently PhD researcher at UCA/University of the Creative Arts, Farnham Campus (UK). Her thesis focuses on ‘Publishing as Artistic Practice – From Hard Copy to Software Culture’.
The 2nd limited edition is out! Stubborn Cactus' is the new photobook by Delphine Bedel. For one year, she document the botanical garden form the VU University in Amsterdam, that was planned to be destroyed in June 2014. This academic garden was part of the biology department of the university, it host a unique collection of 10.000 plants and the largest collection of cactus in the Netherlands. Initiating various activities to bring attention to this situation together with a group of people, the garden and its collection will now be preserved for another 8 years. The tile was inspired by some of he cactus quietly growing in every interstices of the glass house for the last 50 years. Title: Stubborn Cactus Author: Delphine Bedel Publisher: Extrapool, Nijmegen Collection: Spiegelrefelksies, curated by Danielle Lemaire Year: 2015 and 2016 Format: Cardboard cover, 10 Black and white Riso prints Size: 31 x 20 cm Edition: 1st edition 70 copies, signed and numbered, 2 ed. 100 copies, 50 signed and numbered. Printing: Stencil print PRESS REVIEWS Interview with Catherine Chatelet, in NOVO Magazine, page 12 On the occasion of the Biennale de la Photographie Mulhouse 2016 https://issuu.com/media.pop/docs/novo_hs_n__10-bpm_2016 Book du Jour, on Self Publish be Happy, 2015 http://www.selfpublishbehappy.com/2015/06/book-du-jour-stubborn-cactus-by-delphine-bedel/ EXHIBITIONS & PRESENTATIONS Biennale de la Photographie Mulhouse, FR, 2016 Curated by Anne Immelé http://www.biennale-photo-mulhouse.com/2016/delphine-bedel 20 recente en bijzondere kunstboeken uit Vlaanderen en Nederland, Offprint London, UK, 2016 Selected by Maaike Lauwaert http://www.kunsten.be/nieuws/448-kunst-enaars-boeken-uit-vlaanderen-en-nederland-offprint-london-201... Spiegelrefleksie, Extrapool Nijmegen, NL, 2015 Curated by Daniele Lemaire https://www.facebook.com/events/1544681792453178/ Delphine Bedel is a photographer, lecturer, curator and publisher, working at the intersection of photography, design and publishing. Founder Meta/Books and Amsterdam Art/Book Fair. She regularly contributes to books and magazines and as international keynote speaker. Member of the Advisory Board of the Mondriaan Fondation and Member of the German Photography Academy (DFA). Her work is exhibited internationally and her awarded editorial work includes over 80 books. She serves as jury member and portfolio reviewer and leads (e)publishing workshops for art and design academies and cultural institutions. She is teaching at the Design Academy Eindhoven, MA Information Design (NL) and at the Piet Zwart Institute/ MA Media Design/Experimental Publishing. Currently PhD researcher at UCA/University of the Creative Arts, Farnham Campus (UK). Her thesis focuses on ‘Publishing as Artistic Practice – From Hard Copy to Software Culture’.
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