Melani : art collection 

This book is a series of unexpected archival negative photography taken by Maria Vazquez Castel. Maria met Melani when she was doing an Artist residency at the Indonesian National Gallery in Jakarta. Melani is a well-known art collector. She invited Maria to stay at her house and show her personal collections. Maria spontaneously photographed them. These photos are originally taken only for the purpose of tracing all Melani’s art collection (paintings, sculptures, furniture, fabrics, etc.). In the middle, all these negative films, She selected and photographed them where the art object and its context interact. 


Artist : Maria Vazquez Castel. 

Book design : Jiwoo HAN. 

Publication date and place: April 2017, Paris, France

Limited Edition: Out of 18. 

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