Absence has definitely made the heart grow fonder, as this years fair embodies all of the sensory and intellectual stimulation of the pre-pandemic years.
This is a book about money disguised as a memoir. Or an exhibition about photography and memory disguised as a book that is really an analysis of money. Or a book of appropriated and other images and stories heavily nostalgic for almost everythingincluding and especially money.
The thirty-eight pictures in Participation, Jordan Weitzmans debut photobook, tell us much about the world of their making.
It traces the artists archiving and looks at their practices in an intimate way, but never turns the artists daily intimacy or history into artistic material in itself.
This book allows one to read with as much freedom as one listens to a playlist, in sequence or on shuffle. Read it as a playlist, or as any artwork that is drawn from the stuff of life, discover the biography revealed at its edges and interpret it as a portrait, a diary, or a letter from John Ashbery.