The e-commerce platform Taobao owned by Alibaba serves consumer-to-consumer businesses all over China. The great variety of sellers and limited amount of cash spent on photography, make it a walhalla for those enjoying the genre of “useful photography”. This sticker album highlights many fascinating, artistic, inventive and surprising products shot in a witty way.
Published by the Archive of Modern Conflict and Galerie Ben Alors
Limited edition of 300 copies, signed and numbered
Hardcover, 2x 16 pages, 22x30cm
Is it a book, is it a sculpture? No, it’s a Me Nu. The latest work by Ruben Lundgren and Timothy Prus has been produced to coincide with their exhibition “Anything that walks” held at the Jimei x Arles International Photo Festival. All the pictures relate to Chinese food culture and are vernacular in the sense they were not made as art. The menus come in their own bespoke menu holder with a complimentary set of tooth picks.
Back in 2012 I was thrown back on the singles market. I installed Blued, Grindr, and Jack’d and started meeting up for coffees, casual hook ups and serious dates. Over the years I began taking screenshots of the funniest comments and weirdest conversation starters. It’s been six years since I initially signed up on these apps, I am now happy to share my collection in this booklet.
Texts by: Gu Zheng, Raymond Lum, Ruben Lundgren, Stephanie H. Tung, and Gerry Badger
Published by: Aperture, New York, June 2015
Hardcover, 348 pages
China has a fascinating history of photobook publishing. The Chinese Photobook reveals for the first time the richness and diversity of this heritage. This deluxe, lavishly produced volume is inspired by interest in propaganda books and in finding key works of socialist realist photography from the early days of the Communist Party, as well as contemporary books by emerging Chinese photographers.
Publisher: Suzhou Jinji Lake Art Museum, June 2013
Texts: Feng Boyi and Liu Gang
Design: Liu Zhizhi
Softcover, 132 pages
Size: 26 x 36 cm
Exhibition catalogue to our 2013 solo exhibition at the Suzhou Jinji Lake Art Museum. In this book you’ll find ten of our other books reproduced, all printed on pink paper and with an introduction by well known curator Feng Boyi. The cover shows part of the exhibition poster, which is wrapped around the book.
Texts by: Sean O'Hagan, Bohm/Kobayashi, Merel Bem, and others
Design: Hans Gremmen
Published by: Fw books, Amsterdam, June 2013
Edition of 1500 copies
Size: 8,5x12 cm
Softcover, 190 pages
This tiny catalogue, published on the occasion of our solo show at Foam, shows our work through the eyes of Google Images. Combined with articles, reviews and a preface by Sean O'Hagan (art critic for the Guardian), this booklet gives an overview of our work from 2005 until 2013.
Publisher: Kodoji Press in association with the Archive of Modern Conflict
Design: Kummer & Herrman
Size: 21,6 × 30,5 cm
Edition of 1200 copies
Softcover, 192 pages
‘Tokyo Tokyo consists of a series of diptychs in which the mythical “decisive moment” of traditional documentary photography is lampooned. In their projects, WassinkLundgren playfully turn the unwritten rules of the photography upside down. But behind the joke is always a serious attempt to expand both the artistic as well as the social significance of their medium.’ – Frits Gierstberg, Nederlands Fotomuseum
During the 2011 Chinese New Year, the song Disturbed, performed by Gong Linna, went viral on the Internet. This booklet shows a selection of bedroom singers who all recorded their own version of this song and uploaded it to the web.
Since I moved to Beijing in 2007 people have made comments about my height. As a reaction to this constant stream of amazement and jokes about 'the weather up there' I embarked on a three year project. My aim was to deliberately confuse this attention with fame and turn it into a self fulfilling prophecy. This book is a document of that journey, and functions also as a life size ruler for anyone up to 2 meters.
Publisher: Self published in association with Veenman Publishers, May 2007
Text: Hans Moleman and Floris-Jan van Luyn
Design: Kummer & Herrman
Edition: 800 copies
Softcover, 64 pages
The photographs in this book chart the daily rituals of 24 refuse collectors as they go about their business. We placed the bottles in front of our view camera and released the shutter at the moment someone picked it up.
*Winner of the 2007 Prix du Livre for Best Contemporary Photobook*
This booklet was conceived, designed and printed within seven days. The edit of the images was done afterwards. Every time we handed over a copy, we made a selection - on the spot - by tearing out the pictures we grew to dislike.
This graduation project shows the 'board nature' of Shanghai. The photographs focus on the thin line between real and the printed images of nature. A humorist view on the huge developments of this city and the modern way of dealing with nature.
This book, published on the occasion of my BA graduation, shows a well-known monastery in the city of Utrecht and its residents. It combines interior photographs with portraits of the remaining residents and tells the story of a house that grew too big for its owners.