Rhea Karam 

Somewhere/Elsewhere is a continuation of the artist book Parallel Planes (Rhea Karam, 2022). It further explores the notion of lines and borders within the urban landscape. The unique structure of this book leads the viewer into a journey where they can navigate city streets through a series of photographs of textured architectural planes coexisting side by side. Each page acts like a layer that can be peeled back or overlapped, allowing the viewer to interact and construct their own visual landscape within an infinite amount of possible compositions. (There is no specific direction or order in which the book should be viewed, drawing a parallel with the abstract notion of constructed identity and displacement.)

This title is held in the collections of:
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Yale University
Harvard University
The School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University
Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA)
Virginia Commonwealth University
The University of Michigan
Jack Ginsberg Centre for Book Arts
The Walker Art Center

Production Details 

8 x 10.75 in
54 pages
Double leporello binding
4/4 Digital offset printed
Spray-painted archival B-flute corrugated cover


Edition of 500
Published by Small Editions
Book concept by Rhea Karam with help from Small Editions
Bound by hand by Small Editions
Cover finishing by Rhea Karam 
Typesetting by Isobel Chiang
Print production by Isobel Chiang
Binding assistance by Ethan Dean