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