We are very happy to announce that gallery artist Peter Puklus’ new book “Hero Mother – How to build a House” is released by Witty Books, co-published by Images Veyvey, where the project won the Grand Prix des Images in 2017 and was first exhibited during the Festival des Images in Vevey, Switzerland in 2018.
The festival catalog at the time outlined Puklus’ project as follows:
The Hero Mother – How to build a House
2016 – 2020
Puklus deconstructs and questions the dynamics of the pre-established female and male roles: motherhood as an alleged heroic activity and the supposed duty of the father to build and protect the home. His search breaks down the traditional symbols associated with maternal and paternal figures in a playful yet critical way. Outside the confines of the photographic studio, he develops an original visual vocabulary around parental life and issues related to the construction of the family nucleus. Presented and internationally premiered at Images Vevey, Switzerland, the installation reconstructs the everyday life and unfolds in the intimacy of home: in each room, the viewer discovers the complexity of ourselves.
(Text by @coknol , Images Festival catalogue 2018)
To order your copy, please follow the link!
Also: The project will be part of the inaugural exhibition at L‘APPARTEMENT, a new permanent space for contemporary photography in Vevey, opening Oct 13!