Artist:
-> Yelena Yemchuk

Book:
-> УYY

Yelena Yemchuk - YYY - Bildersturm Blog
© Yelena Yemchuk by courtesy of Départ Pour l’Image
  • Yelena Yemchuk - YYY - Bildersturm Blog

Spreads from the book УYY © Yelena Yemchuk by courtesy of Départ Pour l’Image

About The Book

УYY is an acronym for Україна Yelena Yemchuk, meaning the Slavic word for «Ukraine» followed by the name of the Kyiv-born author of the present book. Given the misleading resemblance between У and Y, the title may at first appear to be «why-why-why». The book is an invitation to escape from within the confines of common sense, to surrender to the vertigo of memory, to engage with the author in an inner and intimate dialogue through the image.

The publishing project brings together the author’s photographs, paintings and personal archive to bring out the essential elements of her wide-ranging and heterogeneous research. Publisher’s Info

Yelena Yemchuk - YYY - Bildersturm Blog
© Yelena Yemchuk by courtesy of Départ Pour l’Image
  • Yelena Yemchuk - YYY - Bildersturm Blog

Spreads from the book УYY © Yelena Yemchuk by courtesy of Départ Pour l’Image

About The Artist

Born in Kyiv, Ukraine, Yelena Yemchuk immigrated to the United States with her parents when she was eleven. She went on to study art at Parsons in New York and photography at Art Center in Pasadena. Yemchuk has exhibited paintings, films and photography at galleries and museums worldwide. She had her first institutional debut with her project Mabel, Betty & Bette, a photography and video work at the Dallas Contemporary Museum. Books: Gidropark (Damiani, 2011); Anna Maria (United Vagabonds, 2017); Mabel, Betty & Bette (Kominek Books, 2021.); Odesa (Gost Books, 2022).

Yelena Yemchuk - YYY - Bildersturm Blog
© Yelena Yemchuk by courtesy of Départ Pour l’Image
Yelena Yemchuk - YYY - Bildersturm Blog

-> Further information: https://departpourlimage.com/Yelena-Yemchuk-UYY

About The Publisher

Départ Pour l’Image is an independent publishing house and art book design studio based in Milan, founded in 2018 by photographer Francesca Todde and artist Luca Reffo.

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