I Know How Furiously Your Heart Is Beating
Alec Soth

Regular price £50.00 GBP

Embossed linen hardback
84 pages
30 x 33.5cm
Interview with Alec Soth by Hanya Yanagihara

Publication date: March 2019

ISBN: 978-1-912339-31-0
€55 £50 $65 

 

Coincides with four solo exhibitions in New York, San Francisco, Minneapolis, and Berlin. 

Taking its name from a line in the Wallace Stevens’ poem “The Gray Room,” Alec Soth’s latest book is a lyrical exploration of the limitations of photographic representation. While these large-format color photographs are made all over the world, they aren’t about any particular place or population. By a process of intimate and often extended engagement, Soth’s portraits and images of his subject’s surroundings involve an enquiry into the extent to which a photographic likeness can depict more than the outer surface of an individual, and perhaps even plumb the depths of something unknowable about both the sitter and the photographer.

“After the publication of my last book about social life in America, Songbook, and a retrospective of my four, large scale American projects, Gathered Leaves, I went through a long period of rethinking my creative process. For over a year I stopped traveling and photographing people. I barely took any pictures at all.

When I returned to photography, I wanted to strip the medium down to its primary elements. Rather than trying to make some sort of epic narrative about America, I wanted to simply spend time looking at other people and, hopefully, briefly glimpse their interior life.

In order to try and access these lives, I made all of the photographs in interior spaces. While these rooms often exist in far-flung places, it’s only to emphasize that these pictures aren’t about any place in particular. Whether a picture is made in Odessa or Minneapolis, my goal was the same: to simply spend time in the presence of another beating heart.” – Alec Soth

 

Book Launch Events:

Thursday 4 April 2019: Alec Soth in conversation with Vince Aletti 
Followed by a book signing 
Sean Kelly Gallery, 475 10th Avenue, New York, NY 10018

Saturday 30 March 2019: Alec Soth in conversation [interlocutor tbc]
Followed by a book signing
König an der Museumsinsel, Burgstraße 27, Berlin 10178

Saturday 29 June 2019: Alec Soth in conversation with Alona Pardo [ticketed event] Followed by a book signing 
Foyles, 107 Charing Cross Road, Soho, London WC2H 0DT

 

Solo Exhibitions:

Weinstein Hammons
Exhibition Opening: 15 March 2019

908 West 46th Street, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55419

Sean Kelly Gallery 
Exhibition Opening: 21 March 2019
475 10th Avenue, New York, NY 10018

Fraenkel Gallery 
Exhibition Opening: 23 March 2019
49 Geary Street, suite 450, San Francisco, CA 94108

Loock Gallery 
Exhibition Opening: 29 March 2109
Potsdamer Strasse 63, 10785 Berlin

 

Listen

Alec Soth on Minnesota Public Radio

 

In the press

Photonews
Leica Fotografie International
FT Weekend
The Paper
PhotoN
Guillotine
Feature Shoot
Focus
Museum Magazine
New Statesman

The Financial Times
Artdaily.org
Aesthetica Magazine
Artsy
Good2b
Artnet News
DOCUMENT
il POST
VICE
British Journal of Photography
De Morgen
Papier
MPR News
StarTribune
MAGNUM Photos
The Guardian
Internazionale
Spiegel Online
Artnet 

Ursula
The Observer
AnOther Magazine
VICE
Photograph Magazine
Monopol
Huck Magazine
New York Times