3Q&A with Christian Tunge

1. Which of the qualities of the book (as a form and a concept) do you appreciate the most?

For me as an artist that don’t have a set style or theme I’m always working with, I like the book’s ability to introduce and finish a project at the very same time. Working with book’s I get the opportunity the dive into a concept or topic, make the book, and then start on something completely different.  

The Games, 2016

The Games, 2016

2. Tell us about your most recent publication/book work/fanzine!

I’m actually launching a new publication/book work/fanzine at the aBC in Shanghai this week. It’s called “Apophenia”, which is the tendency to attribute meaning to perceived connections or patterns between seemingly unrelated things. The publications is a spin off on another project I’m working on. The pictures didn’t really fit and I thought it would be interesting to see if I could make it into a book of it’s own. In the book, two series of images are presented in a sequence. One is of what can seem like random people, with a large variety in social background, ethnicity and gender, who move over a white tiled square. You can’t tell where they are going or where they are coming from. The other series is still life photos of a single sheet from an edition of The Los Angeles Times. In the different images the paper is formed into sculptural objects highlighting a recent news story.

Apophenia, 2017

Apophenia, 2017

Apophenia, 2017

Apophenia, 2017

Apophenia, 2017

Apophenia, 2017

3. That are your experiences when it comes to book fairs?

From the very get go book fairs have been a big part of what Heavy Books is. The first five publications was launched at the One Thousand Art Book Fair in Copenhagen. I usually attend two or three book fairs every year and use them as a deadline to create now books and editions. Heavy Books is all about spreading the work of young artist, and book fairs are a great place to meet other artists, publishers, curators and gallerist to present the work and create new collaborations.  

New York Art Book Fair 2014

New York Art Book Fair 2014