What’s HOT Gift Guide story featuring Khichdi (Kitchari) by Nick Sethi.
By Brad Feuerhelm
"From the kitchen, I could hear faintly “Look after your milk”!!! It was some sort of sideways directive that my blonde partner shouted at our blonde twenty month old. I was at the time considering how closely cyanide and almonds share a space on the tree of life, blissfully co-existing to produce milk for incompetent digesters while also nestled very close on the same branch which gave Himmler a soft exit. I was putting all of this together and thinking through what it would mean to look after my own milk in none so vexing pornographic terms. The...
By Brad Feuerhelm
"Ruth Van Beek’s practice involves an unashamed focus on craft, abstraction and archive. The work as it has evolved has taken on a new persistence in which she compels to produce form that is not easily given over to representation. If you are of a certain generation you will be able to read the work or at least the genesis of its flow by association to children’s television, gardening and cooking books on your grandparents shelves and a number of hazy monuments to mimcry that they produce"...
The shortlist selection was made by Lucy Gallun, associate curator in the Department of Photography at the Museum of Modern Art; Kristen Lubben, executive director of the Magnum Foundation; Yasufumi Nakamori, PhD, incoming senior curator of international art (photography) at Tate Modern, London; Lesley A. Martin, creative director of Aperture Foundation and publisher of The PhotoBook Review; and Christoph Wiesner, artistic director of Paris Photo.
By Paige Silveria
New York’s cult favorite photobook shop, Dashwood Books, is hosting signings for two recent titles it’s published by emerging photographers Nick Sethi and Grace Ahlbom. Ahlbom — who i-D spoke to just last month about her film project for Acne Studios — will be signing her new zine, Music for my Eyes, part two of a continuing series which features photos of friends like Lukas Ionesco and Julian Klincewicz awash in Ahlbom’s signature vibrant hues. Sethi will be signing his first major tome, Khichdi (Kitchari), which encapsulates the chaotic and continuously evolving city of New Delhi via photos snapped over the course of 10 years.
You can find Dashwood’s table in...
By Olga Yatskevich
Khichdi (Kitchari) is also available in a special edition (no book link available). This version includes a signed book with silver edging in a custom-made box covered in recycled packaging vinyl. Each copy is unique and features items sourced and created in the markets of New Delhi, including a hand-painted statue, a t-shirt, a watch, vinyl truck decals and stickers, holographic religious lithographic prints, as well as 5 additional books/zines produced in New Delhi wrapped in holy thread, and an editioned c-print and screen print. In an edition of 20 copies.
By Paige Silveria
"Printed in New Delhi, the 432-page explosion of vibrant imagery is the result of ten years worth of trips to India by Sethi who is American by birth, Indian by heritage. Though there is no set theme, the book touches upon gender, technology (lots of face swapping in there) and creeping westernization (you can spot some incredible rhinestoned bootleg gear imitating brands like Louis Vuitton and Nike). The book's title is the name of a traditional Indian dish, which has various spellings and ever-changing recipes, yet is a staple throughout the country. Similarly, Nick's work in the region...