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The Book of Bikin 

is a limited-edition-of-eight artist books on the Bikin River Valley and the Udege tribe in Russia’s Far East. A collaboration between Menasche and Alexey Yurenev, it includes endpaper collages made from pages of the “Railway Atlas of the Soviet Union,” hand-printed chromogenic photographs by Yurenev and text by Menasche hand-typed on Japanese kozu paper mounted on Hahnemuhle Fine Art Velour Paper. It also contains a second book, “Life Goes On, Autobiographical Story 8-2,” the memoir of Alexander Kanchuga and the last book written in the Udege language, translated by the artists and machine-printed on Strathmore newsprint, and comes in a clamshell box.

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