Launch and booksigning: Ed Templeton – Wires Crossed
July 8 @ 18:00 - 20:00
Saturday, July 8 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. CEST at Micamera Bookstore Via Medardo Rosso, 19, 20159, Milano MI, Italy Join Aperture and Micamera Bookstore for a book launch and signing with Ed Templeton in celebration of his new monograph: Wires Crossed (Aperture, 2023).
Part memoir, part document of the DIY, punk-infused subculture of skateboarding as it came of age in the 1990s and early 2000s, Ed Templeton’s Wires Crossed pulses with the raw, combustive energy of Templeton’s image-making from the last twenty-plus years. Illustrated by photographs, collages, texts, maps, and other ephemera from Templeton’s journals, Wires Crossed offers an insider’s look at a subculture in the making and reflects the unique aesthetic stamp that sprang from the skate world he helped create. Templeton occupies the rare position of having been a professional skateboarder, a two-time World Skateboarding champion, as well as a photographer and artist working within the skateboard community as it gained increasing cultural currency in the 1990s and beyond.
Hardcover, 22×28 cm
264 pages, color and b/w photographs
Ed Templeton (born in Los Angeles, 1972) is a star skateboarder, entrepreneur, painter, and street photographer. He has published over twenty books of his photographs, not including the volumes of zines he has self-produced over the years. His work has been exhibited worldwide both in private galleries and museums – including Micamera in 2017, together with Deanna Templeton (Last Day of Magic). Wires Crossed is currently exhibited at Bonnefanten Museum in Maastricht (through September 17). He is considered part of the Beautiful Losers, a group of artists who, in the 1990s, defined the high-brow/low-brow mix of graffiti, skate culture, and art.
Deanna Templeton (1969) is an artist born in Huntington Beach, California. Self-taught, she started 2002 with a series of self-published zines called Blue Kitten Photos, one, two, and three. She has shown her photographs in galleries and museums worldwide including solo shows at the Paul Kopeikin Gallery in Los Angeles, the Museum Het Domein, Netherlands, NRW Forum,... Scopri di più