Anastasia Samoylova: Adaptation
Collector’s Edition

The career-spanning monograph of trailblazing photographer Anastasia Samoylova, a vital meditation on environmentalism, consumer culture, and our disorientating times.

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Overview

Having come of age in post-Soviet Russia, before later moving to America, Anastasia Samoylova developed a long-standing fascination with the economy of images. Intrigued by the relationship between reality and its pictorial representations, Adaptation unites six of the artist’s most engaging series and is a testament to Samoylova’s expansive, inquisitive gaze.

Samoylova deftly fuses these themes through her masterful interpretation of colour, bringing that which might otherwise pass by unnoticed to the forefront of the page. Revealing the drama and absurdity of the everyday while weaving together strands of Constructivism, Cubism, Pop, and Modernism, Samoylova’s arresting colour palettes transform floating couches, towering billboards, and dilapidated roads into images both alluring and menacing.

Specification

305 × 245mm
224 pages
Hardcover

Signed and numbered print

Text paper 157gsm OJI Zunma matt art paper
Case bound and covered in real cloth
Frontboard blocked in pink foil

Clamshell covered in real cloth
Blind debossed lid
Ribbon pull

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Estimated delivery
Autumn 2024

Last date to check addresses: 31 August 2024

How it works

This book will be on general release in Autumn 2024. This limited edition is available only from Volume and will ship alongside the publication of the general release version.

Expected delivery

Autumn 2024

Shipping

Tracked worldwide

The Book

Available only on Volume, this limited collector’s edition features an exclusive signed and numbered print, housed within a cloth-covered clamshell box with magnetic closure.
Edited by David Campany and accompanied by texts from writer and critic Lucy Sante and Mia Fineman, curator at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Adaptation is not only a necessary introduction to Anastasia Samoylova, but an essential meditation on contemporary life.

In these worlds thick with signs and symbols, Samoylova prompts viewers to venture into the urban world, to look more closely at their layered surroundings.

Chloe Elliott, Aesthetica Magazine

The Print

Each 14 x 11 inches limited-edition print is individually numbered and signed by Anastasia Samoylova. Conveying the artist’s singular ability to conjure new worlds through light and colour, this evocative print alludes to the unstable nature of reality. The print is secured in a 3mm board portfolio, lined with pre-dyed Fedrigoni paper for enhanced protection.
Supplied, signed, and numbered on the back by Samoylova.

Water is mercurially beautiful, as Samoylova shows in her shimmering reflected surfaces, but it will sooner or later cover everything.

Lucy Sante, The New York Times

Few artists of our time have a sensibility like Samoylova. She sees in the ordinary world the visual cues to reflect on what affects us all and translating it into solid and attractive photographic projects.

Rica Cerbarano
Meet the author

Anastasia Samoylova (b. 1984) is a Russian-born American artist and photographer. Moving between observational photography, studio practice, and installation, her work explores environmentalism, consumerism, and twenty-first century media culture. Recent exhibitions venues include C/O Berlin, Fundación MAPFRE, Chrysler Museum of Art, and The Photographers’ Gallery, London.

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