April 30, 2013


At Aperture Gallery and Bookstore - New York, NY

Special Event


Tuesday, April 30

9:30 p.m. EST

Aperture Gallery and Bookstore 547 West 27th Street New York, NY

Join Aperture’s PhotoBook Review and Self Publish, Be Happy for COMPILATION TOKYO: REMIX, a launch party for the Self Publish, Be Happy mash-up and PhotoBook Review 004, edited by Charlotte Cotton.

Artist Charlie Engman will work in situ to create a new artist zine by remixing COMPILATION TOKYO, a recent Self Publish, Be Happy / Goliga Books publication of work by young Japanese photographers, Go Itami, Koji  Kitagawa, Taisuke Koyama, Shinryo Saeki, Masafumi Shirakami, Hiroshi Takagi, Hiroshi Takizawa, Nerhol, Kenji Hirasawa, Daisuke Yokota, and Anne Schwalbe. This screen-printed, zine-like publication was originally created during a live event in Tokyo on April 7, 2013.

Engman will cut apart, re-photograph, and digitally modify photographs in order to create an entirely new body of work. These new works will be printed and photocopied on site to create a signed and limited-edition artist publication. The signed and limited edition publication will be available for sale after 8:30 pm at Aperture.

Charlie Engman’s remix performance will begin promptly at 6:30 and will last approximately 2 hours; printing and book-making will continue throughout the evening.

DJ set by Cookies

Image © Charlie Engman


Charlie Engman is an American artist and photographer. Engman received a BA First Class in Japanese and Korean studies from the University of Oxford in 2009, where he also studied at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art. There he began working as a commercial photographer and exhibiting his artwork, most notably in the 2009 exhibition Boule to Braid, curated by Richard Wentworth for Lisson Gallery. Upon graduating, Engman returned to his home country, where he began integrating his commercial, fashion, and art practices. His publications include FIELD (Hard Workers Club Press, 2011) and Flounder (Pau Wau Publications, 2013). Engman lives in New York

Self Publish, Be Happy was founded in 2010 with the aim of celebrating, studying, and distributing self-published photobooks. Its London-based collection contains more than one thousand publications; with an extensive series of workshops, talks, and projects, the organization has become a platform for a worldwide community of contemporary photographers.

Working in Tokyo under the imprint GOLIGA, Ivan Vartanian produces, edits, and publishes limited editions, experimental book works, and photography-based events. The principal objective of GOLIGA is to experiment with innovative ways of disseminating and engaging with photography.



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