Garbage Systems

Trade book

  • Concept & Photography: Henrik Malmström
  • Editorial Concept: Martín Bollati
  • Cover & Typographic Design: Ricardo Baéz
  • Text: Sergio Tonkonoff
  • Digital Retouch: Bob Lightowler
  • Publisher: Editorial SED, Buenos Aires 
  • Edition: 280
  • Printing: Akian Gráfica, Buenos Aires
  • Binder: Ninja Ediciones
  • Binding: Exposed, recycled cardboard with silkscreen printing
  • Pagination: 128 pages (14.7 x 21 cm)
  • Illustrations: 64 color images
  • Photographed: 2015-18
  • Published: September 2019

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Synopsis

Garbage Systems is a photographic investigation that focuses on the objects that
the urban recyclers of the City of Buenos Aires use to support the lids
of the new garbage containers, in an attempt to obtain materials that they later
will bring to recycling centers.

Through these objects, the series shows a new nocturnal landscape characteristic of the city.
A landscape that speaks as much of those who get rid of the garbage, as of those who
are dedicated to the collection, classification, and sale as merchandise of it.
The images seek to metaphorically portray new forms of life and a social relationship
through the things found in the black containers that populate the streets of the city.

Portable Exhibition Case

  • Design: Henrik Malmström
  • Publisher: Henrik Malmström, Buenos Aires
  • Edition: Unique
  • Case: Transformed old sewing machine case (50 x 33 x 24 cm)
  • Prints: 30 archival pigment prints mounted on black PVC boards, without titles. 2014-17 (20 x 28 cm)
  • Printer: El Caso Impresiones, Buenos Aires
  • Photographed: 2014-17
  • PEC produced: March 2017

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Portable Exhibition Bag

  • Design: Henrik Malmström
  • Publisher: Henrik Malmström, Buenos Aires
  • Edition: Unique artist’s copy
  • Bag: Official City of Buenos Aires plastic bag (38 x 27 cm)
  • Prints: 24 archival pigment prints mounted on black PVC boards, without titles. 2014-17 (20 x 28 cm)
  • Printer: El Caso Impresiones, Buenos Aires
  • Photographed: 2014-16
  • PEB produced: November 2016

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Press

Brad Feuerhelm / ASX

Ulrich Rüter / LFI Online

Lucia Frank Langer / Nano Festival

Past Exhibitions

Carmen Araujo Arte (G) / Feria Zona Maco Foto 2020 / February 5 – 9, 2020

Una Comunidad Imaginada (G) / Casa Nacional del Bicentenario / March 22 – April 29, 2018

Nano Festival (G) / Fototeca Latinoamericana / September 14 – 18, 2016

Installation Views

Book Presentation (S) / Alimentación General / November 8, 2019

Una Comunidad Imaginada (G) / Casa Nacional del Bicentenario / March 22 – April 29, 2018

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Nano Festival (G) / Fototeca Latinoamericana / September 14 – 18, 2016

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The Portable Document Format of this publication can be downloaded, printed, and shared with others as long as the authorship is credited and there is a link back to the website of the author. This publication cannot be altered in any way or used for commercial purposes nor be displayed or exhibited without the consent of the artist.

CC (BY-NC-ND) / Henrik Malmström