September 21 – h.19.00
s.t. foto libreria galleria - via degli ombrellari, 25 - Rome
Incubi et Succubi is the first solo book by the photographer Lele Saveri. Shot between Europe and America, it is a collection of images that draws a path through religion, folklore, obsessions and phobias.
This visual tale combines ancient religious festivals in Sicily, haunted houses in Staten Island, different species of snakes in New Jersey, and the hidden catacombs in the Roman underworld.
The title refers to the Succubus figure that guides the viewer throughout the journey, like in the mythological belief that the demons Incubus and Succubus appear in men and women’s dreams to seduce them—and then to take their souls.
Incubi et Succubi by Lele Saveri is published by Seems Books and edited by Serena Pezzato. The book cover is by Alessandro Maida. 86 pages, hardcover, matte text, B&W plus 8 full color spreads, limited edition 500 copies.
To present the book, Lele Saveri, together with the video-maker Giulia Maria Venturini, have produced a short film titled TO LIE UNDER, a homage to the avant-garde cinema of the 1930s, with original soundtrack by No Age. The short film will be projected during the book signing.
Matthew Marks Gallery has installed a sort of Victorian bookshop above one of their galleries on 22nd street. This emporium of original works of art, rare books, signed catalogues, multiples, vintage rock posters from the 1960′s, and much more will feature many hard-to-find objects. It’s a very last minute thing, but the impetus was that Marks wanted the gallery’s arsenal of collectibles see the light of day. It’s hidden away upstairs with incredible rare books, signed catalogues, signed posters and small works of art. Most things are under 100 bucks, but nothing is more than $5000.
The Shop’s 2000-square-foot space above the Matthew Marks Gallery in a 19th-century fire station has the offbeat, welcoming feel of an old loft. Visitors are invited to browse items by Robert Adams, Darren Almond, David Armstrong, Nayland Blake, Peter Fischli & David Weiss, Katharina Fritsch, Nan Goldin, Andreas Gursky, Roni Horn, Gary Hume, Jasper Johns, Ellsworth Kelly, Mike Kelley, Willem de Kooning, Inez van Lamsweerde, Roy Lichtenstein, Brice Marden, Charles Ray, Ed Ruscha, Sam Taylor-Wood, Richard Serra, Josh Smith, Tony Smith, Terry Winters and others.