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'OUT OF THE BLUE' by VIRGINIE REBETEZ (available starting 24.10. 2016 and at the book launches)

Nominated Best Photobook of 2016 by Remi Coindet, YumI Goto, Colin Pantall and Stefano Stoll!

– Suzanne Gloria Lyall, missing since March 2 1998 in Albany (NY), at the age of 19 –
Out of the Blue is a conceptual work with a tragic underlying narrative — the disappearance of the teenager. The project tends to question our relationship towards absence and loss and the need of physicality in the process of acceptance and closure. The book combines materials from different sources, such as family archives, reproductions of police and psychic files as well as photographs by Virginie Rebetez. This two year project is also a a reflection on the medium of photography. The status of each image is constantly shifting, offering new meaning and context to this open case. Delphine Bedel, the editor and publisher, and Virginie Rebetez worked together 6 months on this publication, with great attention details and to the narrative structure of the book. The roles of images and their haptic qualities keep shifting, family archives and memories becomes first police evidence and later tactile objets for the mediums and the artist, a fragmented representation of reality, a transformation process that Delphine calls 'the haptic image'.

DESCRIPTION
OUT OF THE BLUE by Virginie Rebetez
Published by Meta/Books, 2016
Edited by Delphine Bedel
ISBN 9789082118223
Editor: Delphine Bedel
Design: Chi-Long Trieu
Texts: Frédérique Destribats, Elisa Rusca & Simon Karlstetter
Format: Hardcover, portait, 21 x 28 cm, colour, 144 pages
With a 28 pages booklet and a A2 poster
Printing: Offset
Print run: 700
With the support of Pro Helvetia, Etat de Vaud, City of Lausanne and our Kickstarter bakers.

COLLECTIONS

BROOKLYN MUSEUM LIBRARY, NEW YORK (US)
METROPOLITAN MUSEUM LIBRARY, NEW YORK (US)
MUSEE NICEPHORE NIEPCE, MUSEE DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE, CHALON/SAONE (FR)
SELF PUBLISH BE HAPPY, LONDON (UK)
SWISS NATIONAL LIBRARY, BERN (CH)

NOMINATION BEST BOOKS OF 2016

Livres de photographie 2016: Une selection by Rémi Coignet, 22.12.2016http://deslivresetdesphotos.blog.lemonde.fr/2016/12/22/livres-de-photographie-2016-une-selection
The Best Books of 2016, by Colin Pantall, 11.12.2016http://colinpantall.blogspot.nl/2016/12/the-best-books-of-2016.html
'Best Photobook 2016' by Yumi Goto, on Photobookstore, 12.12.2016http://www.photobookstore.co.uk/blog/photobooks-of-2016/photobooks-of-2016-yumi-goto/

PRESS REVIEWS
'Out of the Blue By Virginie Rebetez, The Proof by Absence', by Christer Ek , 11,12.2016
https://whoneedsanotherphotoblog.wordpress.com/2016/12/10/out-of-the-blue-by-virginie-rebetez-the-pr...
Collectors Daily, by Olga Yatskevich, 11.2016 (in English)
https://collectordaily.com/virginie-rebetez-out-of-the-blue/
1000Words Mag, interview by Greg Hobson, 10.2016 (in English)
http://www.1000wordsmag.com/virginie-rebetez/
Photo Theoria, Interview by Nassim Daghighian, 10.2016 (in French)http://www.virginierebetez.com/files/phototheoria13201610rebetez.pdf
The US Huffington Post, by Maddie Crum, 05.07.2016 (in English)http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/missing-girl-photo-series-virginie-rebetez_us_577bfce7e4b0416464...
Feature Shoot, Interview by Elixabeth Sulis Gear, 02.05.2016 (in English)http://www.featureshoot.com/tag/virginie-rebetez/
Le Littéraire, 03.2015 (in French)
Le Litteraire, 24 mars 2015, par Jean-Paul Gavard-Perret

BOOK LAUNCHES

PhotoBook Days EMOP C/O Berlin, 30 sept-02 oct 2016
Photobook Festival Liège, 8-9 oct 2016
10x10 Photobooks Salon New York, 12 oct 2016
Archipelago, London, 21 Oct 2016
Small Publishers Fair, London, 4-5 Nov. 2016
Virginie Rebetez's Studio, Lausanne 05 Nov. 2016
Offprint Paris, 10-13 Nov. 2016
Polycopies, Paris, with Pro-Helvetia, 12 Nov. 2016
Bergen Art Book fair, 17-20 Nov. 2016

VIRGINIE REBETEZ is a photographer based in Lausanne, Switzerland. In 2014, she was selected by Le Canton de Vaud to spend 6 months in New York as an artist in residence, where she realized Out of the blue. The project was selected for the Swiss Design Awards in 2016 and shown during Art Basel. She has received numerous awards including the Prix Leica during the 29th International Festival of Fashion and Photography in Hyères (F) and the prestigious grant from La Fondation Leenaards, in 2014. Her work is part of museum and private collections internationally.


'OUT OF THE BLUE' by VIRGINIE REBETEZ (available starting 24.10. 2016 and at the book launches) Nominated Best Photobook of 2016 by Remi Coindet, YumI Goto, Colin Pantall and Stefano Stoll! – Suzanne Gloria Lyall, missing since March 2 1998 in Albany (NY), at the age of 19 – Out of the Blue is a conceptual work with a tragic underlying narrative — the disappearance of the teenager. The project tends to question our relationship towards absence and loss and the need of physicality in the process of acceptance and closure. The book combines materials from different sources, such as family archives, reproductions of police and psychic files as well as photographs by Virginie Rebetez. This two year project is also a a reflection on the medium of photography. The status of each image is constantly shifting, offering new meaning and context to this open case. Delphine Bedel, the editor and publisher, and Virginie Rebetez worked together 6 months on this publication, with great attention details and to the narrative structure of the book. The roles of images and their haptic qualities keep shifting, family archives and memories becomes first police evidence and later tactile objets for the mediums and the artist, a fragmented representation of reality, a transformation process that Delphine calls 'the haptic image'. DESCRIPTION OUT OF THE BLUE by Virginie Rebetez Published by Meta/Books, 2016 Edited by Delphine Bedel ISBN 9789082118223 Editor: Delphine Bedel Design: Chi-Long Trieu Texts: Frédérique Destribats, Elisa Rusca & Simon Karlstetter Format: Hardcover, portait, 21 x 28 cm, colour, 144 pages With a 28 pages booklet and a A2 poster Printing: Offset Print run: 700 With the support of Pro Helvetia, Etat de Vaud, City of Lausanne and our Kickstarter bakers. COLLECTIONSBROOKLYN MUSEUM LIBRARY, NEW YORK (US) METROPOLITAN MUSEUM LIBRARY, NEW YORK (US) MUSEE NICEPHORE NIEPCE, MUSEE DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE, CHALON/SAONE (FR) SELF PUBLISH BE HAPPY, LONDON (UK) SWISS NATIONAL LIBRARY, BERN (CH) NOMINATION BEST BOOKS OF 2016Livres de photographie 2016: Une selection by Rémi Coignet, 22.12.2016http://deslivresetdesphotos.blog.lemonde.fr/2016/12/22/livres-de-photographie-2016-une-selection The Best Books of 2016, by Colin Pantall, 11.12.2016http://colinpantall.blogspot.nl/2016/12/the-best-books-of-2016.html 'Best Photobook 2016' by Yumi Goto, on Photobookstore, 12.12.2016http://www.photobookstore.co.uk/blog/photobooks-of-2016/photobooks-of-2016-yumi-goto/PRESS REVIEWS 'Out of the Blue By Virginie Rebetez, The Proof by Absence', by Christer Ek , 11,12.2016 https://whoneedsanotherphotoblog.wordpress.com/2016/12/10/out-of-the-blue-by-virginie-rebetez-the-pr... Collectors Daily, by Olga Yatskevich, 11.2016 (in English) https://collectordaily.com/virginie-rebetez-out-of-the-blue/ 1000Words Mag, interview by Greg Hobson, 10.2016 (in English) http://www.1000wordsmag.com/virginie-rebetez/ Photo Theoria, Interview by Nassim Daghighian, 10.2016 (in French)http://www.virginierebetez.com/files/phototheoria13201610rebetez.pdf The US Huffington Post, by Maddie Crum, 05.07.2016 (in English)http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/missing-girl-photo-series-virginie-rebetez_us_577bfce7e4b0416464... Feature Shoot, Interview by Elixabeth Sulis Gear, 02.05.2016 (in English)http://www.featureshoot.com/tag/virginie-rebetez/ Le Littéraire, 03.2015 (in French) Le Litteraire, 24 mars 2015, par Jean-Paul Gavard-PerretBOOK LAUNCHESPhotoBook Days EMOP C/O Berlin, 30 sept-02 oct 2016 Photobook Festival Liège, 8-9 oct 2016 10x10 Photobooks Salon New York, 12 oct 2016 Archipelago, London, 21 Oct 2016 Small Publishers Fair, London, 4-5 Nov. 2016 Virginie Rebetez's Studio, Lausanne 05 Nov. 2016 Offprint Paris, 10-13 Nov. 2016 Polycopies, Paris, with Pro-Helvetia, 12 Nov. 2016 Bergen Art Book fair, 17-20 Nov. 2016 VIRGINIE REBETEZ is a photographer based in Lausanne, Switzerland. In 2014, she was selected by Le Canton de Vaud to spend 6 months in New York as an artist in residence, where she realized Out of the blue. The project was selected for the Swiss Design Awards in 2016 and shown during Art Basel. She has received numerous awards including the Prix Leica during the 29th International Festival of Fashion and Photography in Hyères (F) and the prestigious grant from La Fondation Leenaards, in 2014. Her work is part of museum and private collections internationally.
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