Launch — Desserts by Antje Peters


Tomor­row, Feb­ru­ary 22nd, 2013, Auto­mat­ic Books launches their latest pub­lic­a­tion Desserts by Antje Peters at A plus A gal­lery in Venice…



Desserts, a book by ger­man artist Antje Peters, straight­for­wardly presents 15 pho­to­graphs of pre-man­u­fac­tured desserts to be found in super­mar­kets plus an image of an apple (an allu­sion to one of the sym­bols for con­sumer cul­ture). Imagery from 1970s-90s cook­books inspired Antje Peters’ post-cook­book approach, with a sharp eye for detail and com­pos­i­tion. The usu­ally func­tion­al and illus­trat­ive fea­tures of pho­to­graphs in cook­books give way to a detached product pho­to­graphy style, with a par­tic­u­lar focus on shiny sur­faces and vivid col­ors – like advert­ise­ment pho­to­graphy but devoid of slo­gans and logos. Don’t expect recipes here nor any kind of instruc­tion on how to pre­pare or devour the del­ic­acies. Desserts or ele­ments there­of are shown as ‘objects’ to be admired, like this book itself,! which is any­thing but a cook­book.”
 — AB



A plus A gal­lery
Centro Espos­it­ivo Slov­eno
San Marco 3073,
Venice 30124, Italy

 Fri­day, Feb­ru­ary 22nd, 2012


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