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TITLE ARTIST(S) PAGES SIZE (in cm.) IN COLLABORATION WITH YEAR
469 Support Sheet Stephan Keppel, Marc Nagtzaam 64 21.8 × 30.5 monshouwer editions / Fw:Books, Amsterdam 2024


64 pages / 21.8 × 30.5 cm / in collaboration with monshouwer editions, and Fw:Books, Amsterdam

This publication arose from a collaboration between artists Marc Nagtzaam and Stephan Keppel. Installation images from their site specific exhibition en route! OULIPO en route! are followed by a series of collage-like scans by Nagtzaam and Keppel in which they combine each other’s drawings and photographs collected for this project. Design: Roger Willems. ISBN 9789464460599

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468 Sumo Judo Ari Marcopoulos 64 15 × 20 Dashwood Projects, New York 2024


64 pages / 15 × 20 cm / in collaboration with Dashwood Projects, New York

This book presents two photo series that Marcopoulos made during trips to Tokyo and Kyoto in 2013 and 2023 respectively. The first is a series of wrestlers resting and practicing at the Kokonoe Stable – a famous dohyō in Tokyo. The second series shows students practicing Judo in the Kyoto University Gymnasium. Design: Ari Marcopoulos & Roger Willems. ISBN 9789464460612

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467 Pictorial Content? Marijn van Kreij 204 17 × 24 2024


204 pages / 17 × 24 cm

Pictorial Content? consists of roughly a decade’s worth of drawings and collages made by Marijn van Kreij. Van Kreij combines hand-drawn copies of artworks and illustrations from children’s books with cut-out fragments of text and uses fluid brushstrokes to apply paint to pages from art catalogues and magazines. Certain visual motifs, such as a window and a snail, recur in various forms. The book includes an e-mail exchange between writer and researcher Esther Darley and Marijn van Kreij that took place during the preparations of the publication. Design: Roger Willems ISBN 9789464460605

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466 Nieuwe buren / New Neighbours Bart Lodewijks 112 20.5 × 29.7 2024


112 pages / 20.5 × 29.7 cm

Bart Lodewijks was invited to make chalk drawings in Belgium’s newest prison, in Haren, Brussels. When he arrived there it was still only a construction site, so he started drawing along the Witloofstraat , the street the prison is located on. He soon became acquainted with the local residents who were concerned about the pending arrival of their new neighbours; twelve hundred prisoners. Fourteen months later the inmates arrived in vans with bulletproof glass. Lodewijks goes inside with the very first group of them, eager to draw on the most feared wall of them all, the wall of walls, to breach the line separating good from evil. Design: Sam de Groot ISBN 9789464460629

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465 GHOST TOWN Ola Vasiljeva 340 17 × 24 Vleeshal, Middelburg 2024


340 pages / 17 × 24 cm / in collaboration with Vleeshal, Middelburg

GHOST TOWN by Ola Vasiljeva is the first comprehensive overview of Vasiljeva’s practice and (re)collects the frag­ments, shapes, and thoughts that have been (re)configured and (re)presented throughout Ola’s multi­faceted constellations from 2008 to 2023. Edited by Roos Gortzak and designed by Robert Milne, the publication consists of several intertwined sections, including Ola’s exhibitions; texts by Roos Gortzak, Chris Fitzpatrick, Anna Gritz, Daniil Kharms, and Kate Strain; an ALBUM by The Oceans Academy of Arts (OAOA); and STORAGE that functions as ‘both a compass for navigating the archipelago of her piled arrangements, and later, as a mnemonic device.’ Design: Robert Milne. ISBN 9789464460513

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464 BEWARE Ari Marcopoulos 320 22 × 16 Supreme, New York 2024


320 pages / 22 × 16 cm / in collaboration with Supreme, New York

This book is a new look at photographs from the time Marcopoulos shot Brown Bag, a short super-8 film of skateboarders in New York in 1993. The film, photographs from that time, plus a small selection of recent work, appear in this book, and as a large collage in the exhibition BEWARE at the Musée Art Moderne de Paris (April 5–August 25 2024). Design: Roger Willems. ISBN 9789464460575

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463 The MoMA Plant Collection Inge Meijer 112 21 × 29.7 2024


112 pages / 21 × 29.7 cm

The MoMA Plant Collection displays the tradition of including plant life in the Museum of Modern Art. The book presents 340 photographs and drawings that pay tribute to the pairing of plants with art. What can the placement of greenery next to the works of Mark Rothko, Henri Matisse and many others tell us about the relationship between culture and nature? A question that Meijer started to investigate in her first artist's book, The Plant Collection (ROMA 362, 2019), on plants in the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam and continues at this museum in New York. Design: Roger Willems. ISBN 9789464460537

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462 Amidst the fire, I am not burnt Michiel De Cleene, Arnout De Cleene 160 24 × 30.5 HOGENT Arts Research Fund, Ghent 2024


160 pages / 24 × 30.5 cm / HOGENT Arts Research Fund, Ghent

In April 1872, Vesuvius erupted in a violent cataclysm. It is considered to be the first volcanic eruption ever photographed. Major eruptions have followed since, with the next eruption dangerously looming. Each eruption leads to the next cataclysm, each period of quiescence to forgetfulness and complacency. Amidst the fire, I am not burnt is a surface reading of the iconic landscape shaped by Vesuvius. It researches the different temporalities, scientific and popular approaches, historic and present-day photographic representations, and stories inscribed in this cyclical landscape. Design: Roger Willems ISBN 9789464460520

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461 Bercy Street Workout Photographies 2020-2023 Marine Peixoto 88 23 × 28 Le Bal, Paris 2024


88 pages / 23 × 28 cm / in collaboration with Le Bal, Paris

Every day, people come to the municipal outdoor gym in Parc de Bercy in Paris. Among them is Medhy, who is behind several initiatives to transform the site into more than just a workout space. In 2020, he invited Marine Peixoto to photograph the scene there. Her practice then took on the rhythm of the gym. Just as some do push-ups and pull-ups, Peixoto carried out an intensive photoshoot. The routine, the repetition, and the cycle of the seasons challenged her determination to "occupy the present", forcing her to constantly renew her perspective on the same subject. This experience of exhausting a place and a way of seeing is a relentless act of faith in others and in oneself. Design: Roger Willems. ISBN 9789464460568

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460 Collected Poems Oksana Pasaiko 24 17 × 24 Keijiban, Kanazawa 2024


24 pages / 17 × 24 cm / Keijiban, Kanazawa

By meticulously fixing human hair in lines onto pieces of hand soap, Oksana Pasaiko created a collection of 'Short Sad Texts (Based on the Borders of Countries)'. She argues that the borders presented in this book did not arise from natural features such as rivers, mountains, seas, or lakes, but from human conflicts. Design: Roger Willems. Edition of 800 copies. ISBN 9789464460544

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459 Butter Ari Marcopoulos 48 15.5 × 21.5 2023


48 pages / 15.5 × 21.5 cm

In October elite snowboarders from all over the world come to Saas Fee, Switzerland, to start their winter season at a high altitude snow park with big jumps and a large halfpipe. When Marcopoulos was there to make a video with American Olympian Lucas Foster, he also met and photographed other riders like Japanese Olympic gold medallist Ayumu Hirano, his brother Kaishu, famed for performing the highest air ever in competition, and the Korean Chaeun Lee, who later in the season become world champion halfpipe at age 16. The video and this book are both titled Butter; a word the riders use when a trick is performed smoothly with a lot of personal style. Design: Ari Marcopoulos & Roger Willems. Limited edition of 750 copies. ISBN 9789464460506

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458 MAMAMA Karel Martens, Mark Manders, Ari Marcopoulos 32 17 × 24 2023


32 pages / 17 × 24 cm

Zine produced on the occasion of the Tokyo Art Book Fair 2023, with photographs made by Ari Marcopoulos in the studio of Mark Manders, printed on left-over sheets from Karel Martens' Small Prints. Concept: Roger Willems, with cover image by Karel Martens. No ISBN. Limited edition of 650 copies.

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457 House with All Existing Words Mark Manders 64 20 × 27 Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Deurle 2023


64 pages / 20 × 27 cm / in collaboration with Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Deurle

Mark Manders installed an exhibition in the Woning Van Wassenhove, a post-Brutalist house designed by Juliaan Lampens in 1974. Although Manders hardly touched some spaces, he treats the bed, office, and kitchen as stages for aggregation in line with the original occupant's mindset: drawings, architectural proposals, photographs, artworks, paint pots, and seemingly wet clay are piled on top of one another. In Manders words: "The aim is to show the house in a perfect situation. While some spaces derail when you zoom in on them, there is a kaleidoscopic element to it, as if you are looking inside a head." Design: Roger Willems. ISBN 9789464460490

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456 PRODUCTORA - Some Realized Projects 2014-22 PRODUCTORA 216 21 × 28 2023


216 pages / 21 × 28 cm

Based in Mexico City, the architectural studio PRODUCTORA was founded by Abel Perles, Carlos Bedoya, Victor Jaime, and Wonne Ickx. In creating buildings that function, delight, stimulate, and are likely to withstand tectonic fads as well as telluric shifts, the studio never compromises the restless intellectual curiosity at its heart. Both a compendium and a promise of this singularity, this book surveys the groundwork PRODUCTORA has set down over a decade of activity, presaging what is possible as these foundations continue to be built upon. Their work is distinguished by an interest in precise geometries and the search for timeless material and spatial resolutions. Design: Roger Willems. ISBN 9789464460445

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455 Exosphere Batia Suter 136 25 × 32 Keijiban, Kanazawa 2023


136 pages / 25 × 32 cm / in collaboration with Keijiban, Kanazawa

Artist's book with reproductions of protective packaging material for fruits, vegetables, and headphones, interspersed with collected images of armour. This new project deals in an unexpected and indirect way with the fundamentals of sculpture. The sense of a fossilized present offers a new perspective on Suter's phylogenetic approach to imagery and her appreciation of unintentional beauty. Design: Batia Suter & Roger Willems. ISBN 9789464460476

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454 High Capacity Kasper Andreasen 208 21 × 29.7 2023


208 pages / 21 × 29.7 cm

This artist's book is a somewhat fierce picture book showing a personal collection of ephemera collages made of material from the turn of the millennium. It contains 203 photocopies of collaged items collected by the artist between 1998 and 2003 in London, Copenhagen, Amsterdam and elsewhere. High Capacity is a compressed image of that time. Until 2016, the loosely sorted material had been neatly filed in moving boxes, whereupon the artist took action: "'Either dump it or keep it,' I kept saying to myself. I grabbed a stapler and gave it a try." What you see here reveals his many varied interests: receipts, torn up checks, packaging of all sorts, drawn instructions, snapshots, vinyl lettering, and other textual imperatives. The way the book is printed also yields a fascinating, yet raw, facsimile of these photocopied collages. Designed and edited in collaboration with Toni Uroda. ISBN 9789464460483

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453 Alexandra Leykauf Alexandra Leykauf 192 20 × 28 2023


192 pages / 20 × 28 cm

This publication brings together works from three exhibitions by Leykauf: Both Sides Now at Villa du Parc, centre dart contemporain Annemasse in 2020; Animus at Kunstverein Springhornhof in der Lüneburger Heide in 2021; What We Do in the Shadows at GAK, Gesellschaft für Aktuelle Kunst Bremen in 2022. With texts by Garance Chabert and Alexandra Leykauf. Design: Felix Weigand. ISBN 9789464460452

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452 All Words and One Mark Manders 208 21 × 28 2023


208 pages / 21 × 28 cm

This is a book about a single word: 'Skiapod'. What started with the task to take a single word out of all existing words, and to extend and change the meaning of that word, soon became a fascinating journey through our human history and our strange human minds. In this book you can see how an idea can travel through different periods, crystallize in different artists minds and freeze in various media. From cave drawings to a fax, from Malevich to Guston. The book also formulates questions: why do we need to create images and meaning? What do we try to grasp by creating an image of a mythical figure? Why do we need to do that? And exactly where can we find truth in the different chapters of this book? Does this book also say something about all other existing words? Shall we start making other books about other words? And what is the exact word for the blue printed on the cover of this book? Design: Mark Manders, Simon Bultynck, Roger Willems. ISBN 9789464460438

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451 Show Time Book / Book Time Show Alexandra Bachzetsis 256 22 × 32 Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen 2023


256 pages / 22 × 32 cm / in collaboration with Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen

Show Time Book / Book Time Show stages over two decades of performance work on the pages of a book. Bachzetsis's first comprehensive monograph includes new essays and contributions by Michel Auder, Julia Born, Hendrik Folkerts, Amelia Jones & Tawny Andersen, Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung, Paul B. Preciado, Joke Robaard, Dorota Sajewska, Safiya Sinclair, Adam Szymczyk, and Arnisa Zeqo, among others. Design: Julia Born. ISBN 9789464460414

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450 Calendar 2024 / Every day is a new day Karel Martens 736 15 × 21 2023


736 pages / 15 × 21 cm

A tear-off calendar for 2024 by Dutch graphic designer Karel Martens. For each day of the year, Martens has created a unique arrangement, originally constructed using his signature method of printing letterpress monoprints from found metal forms, and then digitized to comprise 365 compositions in total. Every day is a new day! Design: Karel Martens. ISBN 9789464460384

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449 Feeding on Light Eva-Fiore Kovacovsky 416 13 × 20 2023


416 pages / 13 × 20 cm

Feeding on Light examines photosynthesis through experimental photography and is laid out as a field guide. Imagine a collection of perforated leaves in which organisms like insects, fungi, or bacteria living in or eating the foliage have created an array of patterns. Transporting the outdoors into her analogue colour darkroom, Eva-Fiore Kovacovsky experimentally captured the traces of the often symbiotic tree-insect-sun relationships. An extensive index links the 136 photograms, 87 contact prints and 496 leaf negative prints to the plant species' common and scientific names. Essays by Margot & Roland Spohn, Sina Ribak and Taco Hidde Bakker contextualise her light harvest record from the perspectives of biology, ecology and philosophy. Design: Dongyoung Lee, Roger Willems. ISBN 9789464460469

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448 Initium Maris Nicolas Floc'h 264 23 × 31 2023


264 pages / 23 × 31 cm

With Initium Maris, the inaugural series of a long term project titled Productive Landscapes, Nicolas Floc'h reveals the underwater landscapes in the west of France, from the coasts of Brittany to the Loire-Atlantique. In dialogue with scientistsis, Floc'h is on a mission to represent the underwater landscapes at a time when climate change is causing major upheavals within ecosystems. With a text by philosopher Emanuele Coccia. Design: Roger Willems. ISBN 9789464460421

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447 Periodic Table Dove Allouche 192 20 × 25 Musée de Bagnes, Le Châble 2023


192 pages / 20 × 25 cm / in collaboration with Musée de Bagnes, Le Châble

This is the 9th artist's publication in conjunction with the yearly summer exhibition in the area of the Mauvoisin Dam in Vallais, Switzerland, curated by Jean-Paul Felley. The periodic table of chemical elements is one of science's most important achievements. It is a unique conceptual tool for predicting the appearance and properties of matter on Earth and in the rest of the Universe. On the occasion of his exhibition around the Fionnay compensation basin, Allouche presents a set of 96 color photographs obtained by spectroscopy and associating the names of the chemical elements with the light they emit. Design: Roger Willems. ISBN 9789464460407

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446 Capital Compression Arnout De Cleene, Michiel De Cleene 20 + 12 14 × 21 HOGENT Arts Research Fund, Ghent 2023


20 + 12 pages / 14 × 21 cm / in collaboration with HOGENT Arts Research Fund, Ghent

As the wind deposits dust, and dirt settles into soil, the landscape forms. The amassment of dirt and specks transfers pressure upon pressure, upon pressure. What erodes elsewhere, gathers here. Until carbon turns into diamond, and compression into capital. Capital Compression explores the poetics of blockchain technology. Photographically and discursively, it employs strategies of authentication and documentation. A hashed poem in nineteen lines, a series of twenty photographs, and an essay intertwine. Design: Tjobo Kho. ISBN 9789464460391

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445 Small Prints Karel Martens 48 17 × 24 2023


48 pages / 17 × 24 cm

Publication with a collection of previously unpublished monoprints by Karel Martens, made between 2014 and 2022. The prints are reproduced at their actual size and printed partly with fluorescent ink to match the originals. An experiment with multi-layered offset printing resulted in two different leporello covers. ISBN 9789464460377

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445 SP Small Prints (book with T-shirt) Karel Martens book + T-shirt S,M,L 2023


book + T-shirt / S,M,L

Limited set with a copy of Small Prints and a T-shirt with a Karel Martens print on it. Printed in 2 colours silkscreen and available in the sizes Small, Medium and Large. Price: EUR 50.-

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444 Marine Models (Notes on Representation Vol. 12) Irene Kopelman 200 21 × 28 MAMAC, Nice 2023


200 pages / 21 × 28 cm / in collaboration with MAMAC, Nice

Side by side with scientists at the Institute de la Mer de Villefranche, and the Institute for Research on Cancer and Aging of Nice, Irene Kopelman examined two small marine animals: Botryllus schlosseri and Nematostella vectensis. One is colonial, the other is solitary, yet they both have the ability to regenerate their entire body - also defined as 'non embryonic development'. For the artist, drawing is a way of thinking and processing what we see through material and physical activity; dwelling on a subject and exploring it through looking and learning. Texts in English and French by Irene Kopelman, Hélène Guenin, Stefano Tiozzo, Eric Röttinger. Design: Ayumi Higuchi & Roger Willems. ISBN 9789464460360

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443 Five Works Philip Metten 88 23.5 × 31.5 2023


88 pages / 23.5 × 31.5 cm

The Corner Show was an exhibition at Extra City Kunsthal in Antwerp in 2015 for which Metten devised the scenography. The complex spatial and architectural configuration the artist proposed for this exhibition was not a stand-alone project. It was the second in a series of sculptural projects of a distinctly architectural envergure that the artist initiated two years earlier and in which he granted spaces with a distinct social program and scale a sculptural transformation: a bar (BAR, 2013), an art gallery frontage (153. Stanton, 2015), a mobile screening dispositive (CINEMA, 2017), and a restaurant (ESSEN, 2020). Combining his genuine interest in contemporary and historical architecture with the long-lasting desire to make sculpture functional, these five projects make up a distinct body of work within Metten's practice. Design: Joris Kritis. ISBN 9789464460322

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442 I Am Going to Be Your Last Teacher - A Workbook Yael Davids 196 23 × 30 Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam / Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven / Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich 2023


196 pages / 23 × 30 cm / in collaboration with Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam / Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven / Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich

This publication by Yael Davids unfolded as a workbook along two different exhibitions: A Daily Practice at Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven (2020) and One Is Always a Plural at Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich (2021). In Eindhoven the exhibition emerged from a three year research cycle facilitated by the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam. Within the Van Abbemuseum she set up an educational structure, initially afterschool care for children, which evolved into weekly Feldenkrais classes. In Zurich, taking up these ideas in connection with a collection show, which had not been done for some time, was a fruitful challenge. Design: Linda van Deursen. ISBN 9789464460346

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441 Der Sonnenstich Katinka Bock 92 24 × 31.5 Fondation Pernod Ricard, Paris 2023


92 pages / 24 × 31.5 cm / in collaboration with Fondation Pernod Ricard, Paris

Book with recent photographic work of Katinka Bock. Created within a familial, urban or natural context, often within close proximity to the subjects on which they focus, the images attest to the 'sculptural' view that Bock brings to bear on objects, spaces, bodies and living organisms. It is often the observation of the singularity of a form or relationship that inspires her images. Published in conjunction with Bock's first exhibition to focus solely on her photographic work (Fondation Pernod Ricard, Paris, 14.02-29.04.2023), with texts by Christophe Gallois and Amelia Groom. Design: Roger Willems. ISBN 9789464460346

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440 Amsterdam Photos Robby Müller, Andrea Müller-Schirmer 68 29.7 × 40.5 2023


68 pages / 29.7 × 40.5 cm

Large-sized publication with 63 photos of Amsterdam by cinematographer Robby Müller. These photos were published every Monday in Het Parool in 2019 and 2020, chosen and provided with an accompanying text by Andrea Müller-Schirmer. Her short associative texts provide insight into Robby Müller's working method, his dealings with light and tell about Amsterdam. This publication is intended as an ode to the special light of Amsterdam, seen through the eyes of Robby Müller, and an ode to analogue photography. With text in English and Dutch by Andrea Müller-Schirmer and Bianca Stigter. Design: Linda van Deursen. ISBN 9789464460353

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439 Cycladic Blues Marlene Dumas 64 21 × 29.7 NEON / Museum of Cycladic Art, Athens 2022


64 pages / 21 × 29.7 cm / in collaboration NEON / Museum of Cycladic Art, Athens

This cahier is a visual sketchbook for an exhibition by Marlene Dumas at the Museum of Cycladic Art in Athens, in dialogue with the museum's collection. Although the exhibition has been postponed towards 2025, this anticipatory publication already arose from Dumas' enthusiasm and affection for this combination. The enigmatic Cycladic antiquities, dating from 3000-2000 BC, speak to us in the same timeless language as Dumas' contemporary works. Curators: Douglas Fogle & Hanneke Skerath. Design: Roger Willems. ISBN 9789464460339

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438 Present Marc Nagtzaam 40 + insert 21.5 × 29.5 Ahorn Books, Berlin 2022


40 pages + insert / 21.5 × 29.5 cm / in collaboration with Ahorn Books, Berlin

For this publication Nagtzaam made compositions with frames, lines, dots, bars, scribbles, numbers, and pictures, all scanned from magazines and books he found in the library of the Laimun artist-in-residence program in Sardinia (Italy). With an accompanying text about the library by Anya Jasbar. Design: Marc Nagtzaam & Roger Willems. Edition 400 copies. ISBN 9789464460308

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437 The Sceptical Structures of Max James Beckett 120 14.5 × 27 2022


120 pages / 14.5 × 27 cm

Artist James Beckett shines light on inventor Max Himmelheber, who modernised particleboard. Originally an act of frugality, Himmelheber bound the waste of sawmills with phenol resin, resulting in a highly versatile, stable product. Also known as chipboard, this material has spawned a love-hate relationship due its disposability, and more recently discovered environmental impact. Almost pre-empting the material's pitfalls, Himmelheber turned his attention to a set of philosophical writings on humanity's role in an industrialised world, displaying a culturally conservative distrust of unchecked technical progress. His character permeates these pages, as we learn of his multiple intersections of boy scouting, Shintoism and environmentalism. Through a historical account of this little-known figure, The Sceptical Structures of Max is as much a lucid memento mori as a call to reimagine our relation to the environment. The book includes a contribution by and conversation with Dirk van Weelden. ISBN 9789464460285

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436 MOTIVI - A Graphic Index Simon Boudvin 200 24.5 × 32.5 2022


200 pages / 24.5 × 32.5 cm

During his residency at Villa Medici in Rome in 2020 and 2021, artist Simon Boudvin passionately explored a collection of old issues of architectural and design magazines, focusing on the 80's period. In them, splotchy, stripy, wiggly, flashy shapes are brought together in a cheerful environment by artists, architects, photographers, designers, manufacturers and more. These contributors participated in creating the common ornamental background of that time. Boudvin has now collected together noteworthy pages from those magazines to create a composition of 192 close-ups enlarged to 400%. By just zooming in on patterns, textures and graphic samples, without depicting any objects, a beautiful chapter in the history of Italian design unfolds. Published with the support of the French Academy in Rome. Design: Simon Boudvin & Roger Willems. Edition of 500 copies. ISBN 9789464460292

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435 Belgian Colonial Monuments 2 Jan Kempenaers 80 22 × 22 Be-Part, Kortrijk 2022


80 pages / 22 × 22 cm / in collaboration with Be-Part, Kortrijk

This book is a continuation of the 2019 publication by Jan Kempenaers, Belgian Colonial Monuments. Kempenaers (re-)searched and photographed another 60 colonial monuments related to the Belgian colonial past which to date can all be found in the Belgian public space. Phillip Van den Bossche writes in the introduction: "How can you make the moments when you enter the public space (with countless monuments accumulated over time) 'acceptable' for as many people as possible? Why have no legal principles been elaborated and valid with regard to memorials and monuments? Why don't they have an expiration date? These are three questions that come to mind when looking at Jan Kempenaers' new series of photos." Design: Roger Willems. ISBN 9789464460278

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Special edition box with:
- a signed copy of Belgian Colonial Monuments (2019, out-of-print)
- a signed copy of Belgian Colonial Monuments 2 (2022)
- a re-printed historical postcard
- a signed and numbered photograph titled They gave their lives for civilisation, Mechelen, 2018
Limited edition of 50 numbered copies. Price: EUR 90,-

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434 S75 Petra Stavast 224 + poster 27 × 32 2022


224 pages + poster / 27 × 32 cm

S75 is a project by Petra Stavast named after the Siemens S75, a mobile phone that was launched in 2005. It was Stavast's first phone which featured an integrated camera, with a maximum resolution of 1280 × 960 pixels. All the portraits appearing in this series were photographed by Stavast using the S75 between 2006 and 2022 in Amsterdam, Banff, and Shanghai. Design: Hans Gremmen. ISBN 978-94-6446-025-4

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433 Le Chiffonnier (The Rag-Picker) Jürgen Bergbauer 372 21 × 28 2022


372 pages / 21 × 28 cm

The 19th century flea market (marche aux puces) was originally a place were servants sold discarded and flea-infested clothing from their masters to poor people. The ragpicker (le chiffonnier) tried to make a living by rummaging through refuse in the streets to collect material for salvage. Today the social implications are more ambiguous. On the hunt for things with a past (and a soul) flea markets attract a diverse clientele. Re-valuating props from past lives became an expression of individuality and a sense for sustainability. Over a period of 11 years, Bergbauer photographically collected "image rags" and "object scraps" at flea markets in 11 European countries. He was particularly attracted to art reproductions. For a moment the long-gone aura of "pictures of pictures" seems to be recharged by being unconsciously staged. In the immediate vicinity of reproduced "masterpieces", almost everything turns into an equally seductive sensation. For the concept and design of this book, two particular publications have been inspirational: Le Musée Imaginaire (1947) by André Malraux, and the Xerox Book (1968) by Seth Siegelaub. Design: Roger Willems. ISBN 9789464460261

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432 Then, Now, and Then Marijke van Warmerdam 64 25 × 27 2022


64 pages / 25 × 27 cm

Then, Now, and Then consists of 16 films that Marijke van Warmerdam made during her stay in Rome in 2017 and subsequent visits to the city. All the films are loops, and most last no longer than a few minutes. They portray life on the street as the artist takes us on a walk through the city. Distance and proximity, visibility and invisibility, movement and rotation alternate as the films show how the dynamism of the Baroque lives on in today's Rome. With her keen eye for abstract image qualities, Van Warmerdam celebrates the hidden order of chance that makes street life so colourful throughout the centuries. This collection of stills and short texts by Dominic van den Boogerd brings the films to life. Design: Armand Mevis. ISBN 9789464460247 (English) / ISBN 9789464460230 (Dutch)

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431 La scomparsa degli sciapodi Mark Manders 96 21 × 28 2022


96 pages / 21 × 28 cm

La Scomparsa Degli Sciapodi (The Dissapearance of the Skiapodes) is a book that brings together several historical images of Skiapodes. The term Skiapode - also spelled Sciapode, Skiapod or Sciapod - derives from the Greek compound skia-podes, literally meaning 'shadow-feet'. Throughout history Skiapodes have appeared and again disappeared in numerous cultures and folklore traditions. They are commonly described or depicted as figures with a single obnoxious large foot, who are in the habit of lying on their backs, during the time of extreme heat, and who protect themselves from the sun by the shade of their feet. Over the last two decades, Mark Manders has been collecting, and secretly making, various images of Skiapodes as part of the work Room With All Existing Words (2005-2022). The publication comes with a short manual, instructing how to perform a trick that makes the images fade in black and white, and eventually disappear. Design: Mark Manders with Simon Bultynck. ISBN 9789464460209.

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431b Wikipedia Skiapode / Sciapode Mark Manders website 2022


website

Wikipedia page about Skiapodes. 
Link: www.markmanders.com/wikipedia-skiapode 



430 Meadow Pauline Julier 192 18 × 25 Musée de Bagnes, Le Châble 2022


192 pages / 18 × 25 cm / in collaboration with Musée de Bagnes, Le Châble

This is the 8th artist's publication in conjunction with the yearly summer exhibition in the area of the Mauvoisin Dam in Vallais, Switzerland, curated by Jean-Paul Felley. Meadow is part of the Occupy Mars project, conducted by Pauline Julier and Clément Postec, which sees Mars as a mirror of Earth at the dawn of the new age of space exploration, extractivism, and colonialism. It bridges multiple, alternative perspectives that question both past and future to bring new narratives to the fore. Through a series of films, publications, and public discussions, the project aims to insert new, insurgent voices into the fray. A first exploration took place in the Atacama Desert in Chile, where the training sites of NASA's rovers are located next to one of the largest lithium mines in the world. From this trip was created the video installation (three-channels) Follow The Water, in which the protagonists tell their attachment to this territory. The title refers to The Meadow by James Galvin, 1992. Design: Roger Willems. ISBN 9789464460216

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429 Polaroid 54/59/79 Dana Lixenberg 296 24 × 30.5 2022


296 pages / 24 × 30.5 cm

The title of this book with 768 Polaroids refers to the types of peel-apart instant film that Dana Lixenberg used between 1993 and 2010, which could be loaded into a cassette that fit into her 4×5" field camera. These instant Polaroid prints, serving as test and reference material for lighting and composition, provide an intimate glimpse into Lixenberg's work process during photo shoots for numerous clients such as Vibe, The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, Rolling Stone, Vrij Nederland, and personal projects. After the Polaroid Corporation went out of business in 2008, Lixenberg finished her last box of Polaroid 54 two years later. Apart from being an ode to this specific material, the large collection of portraits also reflects the American culture and society Lixenberg encountered in the 1990s and 2000s. Design: Roger Willems. ISBN 9789464460223

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429 SP Polaroid 54/59/79 (special edition) Dana Lixenberg 296 24 × 30.5 2022


296 pages + print / 24 × 30.5 cm

Special edition box with a signed copy of the book and an archival pigment print, signed and numbered in an edition of 50. You can choose from 4 prints, each of them made with a negative from the same shoots as some of the Polaroids in the book. A box can be purchased for EUR 275,-.

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428 Rock-paper-roots Géraldine Jeanjean 80 19 × 26 2022


80 pages / 19 × 26 cm

The small French village Aumont, in which Géraldine Jeanjean's grandmother lives, is filled with childhood memories and has been a subject for the photographer's work for many years. Her photos are proof of what her stories contain, and identify the places that have almost become imaginary. By observing them, she noticed similarities between her children and her grandmother. While the children discovered reality, her grandmother, suffering from memory problems, lost the sense of it. A search for reality has developed like a game of rock-paper-scissors. Design: Roger Willems. ISBN 9789464460186

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427 The Serving Library Annual 2022/23 (Meander) Francesca Bertolotti-Bailey, Stuart Bertolotti-Bailey, Vincenzo Latronico, David Reinfurt, Robert Wiesenberger 176 21 × 29.7 The Clark, Williamstown 2022


176 pages / 21 × 29.7 cm / in collaboration with The Clark, Williamstown

From the 1960s, Croatian artist Julije Knifer (1924-2004) painted stark, snaking, geometric lines that he called meanders. The monotony and absurdity of this practice, and journaling about his non-progress every day, was for Knifer "a very specific form of freedom". Each painting was not a whole, but part of a larger stream. This edition of The Serving Library Annual explores this theme, where the meander offers both the promise of continuity and the mixed blessing of recurrence. Its freely wandering contents include contributions by Julije Knifer, Anuja Dhir and Ab Rogers, Anthony Huberman, Yuji Agematsu, Tauba Auerbach, Emilie M. Reed, Lauren Elkin, and others. ISBN 9789464460193

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426 Play Sincerely! Olivier Goethals 336 16 × 24 Kunsthal Gent / 019, Ghent 2022


336 pages / 16 × 24 cm / in collaboration with Kunsthal Gent / 019, Ghent

This book presents an overview of the varied activities of Olivier Goethals (1980). Educated as an architect, Goethals embarked on an odyssey to explore the distinctions between art and architecture. His activities involve constructing buildings, reorganizing interiors, making cupboards, staging exhibitions, drawing pictures, writing poems, sculpting objects, producing paintings, designing scenographies, developing concepts, organizing collaborations, connecting spaces, starting conversations, giving lectures, teaching students, implementing designs, devising constructions, programming gifs, filling notebooks, putting up walls, and mounting installations. With an introduction by Christophe Van Gerrewey, and a Q&A with Olivier Goethals and Bernardo Kastrup. Editing and Design: Ine Meganck & Valentijn Goethals, with Judith Eckhardt. ISBN 9789464460162

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425 Roma Publications #1-425 at Sitterwerk, St.Gallen Roger Willems (editor) 160 14 × 20 Stiftung Sitterwerk, Sankt Gallen 2022


160 pages / 14 × 20 cm / in collaboration with Stiftung Sitterwerk, Sankt Gallen

Catalogue with all the Roma Publications so far, published on the occasion of the exhibition One can build a table for 425 books. All printed matter by Roma Publications since 1998 at Stiftung Sitterwerk, St.Gallen, Switzerland (22.05.-26.06.2022). With a selection of photographs by Hans Gremmen, made between 2001 and 2021. Design: Roger Willems. ISBN 9789464460179

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424 Upstream Ari Marcopoulos 240 20 × 28 Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen 2022


240 pages / 20 × 28 cm / in collaboration with Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen

Catalogue and artist's book accompanying Marcopoulos' exhibition at Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen (21.05-07.08.2022). The 2021 video installation Alone Together, featuring Joe McPhee, forms a central part of the exhibition and this catalogue. With texts by Ari Marcopoulos, Hamza Walker, and Giovanni Carmine. Design: Roger Willems. ISBN 9789464460155

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423 Paare / Pairs Jochen Lempert 112 + insert 21 × 29 Portikus, Frankfurt 2022


112 pages + insert / 21 × 29 cm / in collaboration with Portikus, Frankfurt

Artist's book published on the occasion of the solo exhibition Jochen Lempert at Portikus in Frankfurt. Lempert composed a sequence using pairs to create a new look at the world that surrounds us. With an essay (German and English) by Portikus director Yasmil Raymond. Concept: Jochen Lempert in collaboration with Alexander Mayer. Design: Roger Willems. ISBN 9789464460148
Link: www.portikus.de

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422 Deep Sea Nicolas Floc'h 68 23 × 31 2022


68 pages / 23 × 31 cm

Seascapes from the Lampaul Canyon in the Bay of Biscay, France, at depths to nearly 2000 meters captured with a camera mounted on an unmanned submarine. The canyons of the Bay of Biscay were formed at the opening of the Atlantic Ocean 120 million years ago. These canyons cut through various rocks - dark (gabbro: extrusive rock), light (limestone: sedimentary rock) or white (chalk: sedimentary rock). These deep seascapes are filled with cliffs, falls and folds in which marine snow merges with living things, the stars of the ocean depths. With a text by Michel Poivert (English and French). Design: Roger Willems. ISBN 9789464460124

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421 Here and Elsewhere Irene Kopelman 48 21 × 28 IAC Villeurbanne/Rhône-Alpes 2022


48 pages / 21 × 28 cm / in collaboration with IAC Villeurbanne/Rhône-Alpes

Here and Elsewhere is a project that brings together a series of drawings of rock formations and a 1:1 scale replica of marble-shaped rocks, known as concretions. Kopelman made two field trips to Utah between 2018 and 2019 to explore the otherworldly features of the concretions. The resulting works - crayons on paper and hand-made ceramic sculptures - reveal the ways in which the artist goes about mapping and drawing a geological location, and how art practice can be a way of thinking about geological processes and the design of nature - constantly changing, tireless in its creation of new forms and patterns. Design: Roger Willems. ISBN 9789464460131

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420 Book of Hours (2020-2021) Kara Walker 144 + insert 19 × 25.5 2022


144 pages + insert / 19 × 25.5 cm

"There's no text or expalanations. Just drawings, made to keep my sanity from 2020 through 2021." Design: Roger Willems. ISBN 9789464460070

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419 Denver Mosaic 1961 René Heyvaert 36 22 × 28.5 KU Leuven 2022


36 pages / 22 × 28.5 cm / in collaboration with KU Leuven

The Denver Mosaic, conceived in 1961 for an office building designed by architects Joseph and Louise Marlow, has a unique place in the life and practice of Belgium architect and artist René Heyvaert (1929-1984). In this publication the entire mural is reproduced in 4 strips; the top and the bottom half of the left wall, followed by the top and the bottom half of the right wall. Photography and text: Arnaud Hendrickx. Design: Roger Willems. ISBN 9789464460063

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418 Noordereiland Drawings Bart Lodewijks 160 17.5 × 24.5 Murals Inc., Rotterdam 2022


160 pages / 17.5 × 24.5 cm / in collaboration with Murals Inc., Rotterdam

Noordereiland is an island in the middle of the river Maas, lying between the northern and southern parts of Rotterdam. It is shaped like a motor ship. In the midst of the pandemic, Bart Lodewijks treks from its western to its eastern end drawing with chalk on quay walls, ship cabins, steel pipes, commercial buildings and houses. When Bart is ordered by the authorities to wash away his drawings, he becomes friends with Bep and Leendert, who allow him to draw in their apartment. Design: Roger Willems. ISBN 9789464460094

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417 Træfængslet Nick Geboers 48 22 × 32.5 2022


48 pages / 22 × 32.5 cm

Close-up photographs of carvings on surfaces of the wooden prison cells of the historical buildings of Kunstmuseet Tønder, part of Museum Sønderjylland in Southern Jutland, Denmark.
None of them evil, some of them mad. They all left their mark. Carvings of love. Carvings of longing. Carvings of hate and carvings of frustration. And ever so often just to mark that they were there. Design: Roger Willems. ISBN 9789464460087

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416 Farben Marc Nagtzaam 96 21 × 29.7 Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht 2022


96 pages / 21 × 29.7 cm / in collaboration with Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht

Artist's book with a collection of multi-layered Riso prints in a limited edition of 200 signed and numbered copies. It is the result of an experiment to introduce color in an oeuvre that consists for the most part of variations in black and white. Geometric compositions, borrowed from existing book covers, posters, and paintings, are combined with line drawings, based on erased 'to-do-lists' and 'sketches of drawings' by Nagtzaam. With each book comes also a loose Riso print. Design: Marc Nagtzaam. ISBN 9789464460056

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415 On The Self-Reflexive Page II Louis Lüthi 304 13 × 20 2021


304 pages / 13 × 20 cm

On The Self-Reflexive Page proposes a typology of nonverbal elements - or transitional spaces between image and scripture  in novels, short stories, and essays. The book is part artist's book and part essay, part literary excavation and part typographical miscellany. A previous version was published in 2010. For this new edition, Lüthi has significantly expanded and revised the original material. Design: Louis Lüthi. ISBN 9789464460049

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414 Seeing into Stone Anika Schwarzlose 136 14 × 21 2021


136 pages / 14 × 21 cm

Seeing into Stone describes a technique applied by experienced stone carvers, when they work on sculptural objects: before they start cutting into a stone they contemplate its surface to anticipate the structure and natural growth beneath it. This ritual of looking into opaque matter describes a spiritual practice. At the same time it functions as a metaphor for a special kind of tunnel vision, focused on what lies invisible under a surface. This book is a time travel through past and present, above and below ground. Landscapes, impacted and even created by resource extraction are put into context with contemporary industrial mining equipment and historical cast iron utilitarian goods. Through the combination of images from very different archives, connections are made that speak about the complex relationships of humans and minerals. Images and texts contribute to a debate on mineral and human coevolution, that redefines the separation between life and non-life. With texts by Elena Solowjowa and Monika Bakke. Design: Felix Salut. ISBN 9789464460032

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413 Interne Correspondentie Issue 3 Experimental Jetset envelope + 6 items 25 × 35 2021


envelope + 6 items / 25 × 35 cm

The third issue of Interne Correspondentie, the irregularly published archive of documents related to Experimental Jetset. The oversized envelope contains a lenticular postcard, a shaped postcard, a 16-page issue of High, an 8-page pamphlet on Dada, and some other bits and pieces. Released in an edition of 150.

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412 Uranus Karel Martens 688 21 × 29.7 IS A GALLERY, Shanghai 2021


688 pages / 21×29.7 cm / in collaboration with IS A GALLERY, Shanghai

This book is an exhibition; the exhibition is this book. The pages can be arranged in sequence on a wall, creating a site-specific installation of 340 individual images over 21 square meters. Distributed in a limited edition of 750 copies, Martens invites participation in the transformation of the book as an object and the movement of the exhibition through time and space. Produced on the occasion of the exhibition Karel Martens: Re-Production at IS A GALLERY in Shanghai, curated by Zhongkai Li. Design: Karel & Aagje Martens. ISBN 9789464460025

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411 Serial Grey Jeff Weber 192 20 × 30 Carré d'Art, Nîmes 2021


192 pages / 20 × 30 cm / in collaboration with Carré d'Art, Nîmes

Serial Grey is the publication for Jeff Weber's exhibition at Carré d'Art, Nîmes. The four chapters of the book correspond to the four galleries of the exhibition. It starts with the Neural Networks, a series of large format grid-like photograms that establish an enigmatic dialogue with his photographic and archival practice. As counterpart to these photograms, the other end of the exhibition consists of black and white 35mm films. Some monochromatic animation films are projected together with short real life sequences. The publication traces the conflicting forces of photography and film within his work, up to the point that, at the end, we rediscover the principles that constituted the abstract photograms at the beginning, transposed into the linearity of the medium of film. With texts by Marie Muracciole and Jean-François Chevrier. Design: Joris Kritis. ISBN 9789464460001

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410 i THINK and I think i've THOUGHT a thought Josse Pyl 240 21 × 29.7 2021


240 pages / 21 × 29.7 cm

Language abounds in all areas of Josse Pyl's artistic practice. His sculptures and drawings are often attempts to translate the hidden logic of signs and symbols, while his animatronic works draw attention to the ways communication is performed. Working with a range of media and materials, Pyl gives shape to the experiences of thinking, writing, looking, and reading, locating them within spatial environments. i THINK and I think i've THOUGHT a thought collects the various components of Pyl's practice from 2014 to 2021 in one publication by making use of the frottage technique. Working with pencil and paper, Pyl has inscribed each page with elements taken from different works. From these fragments, when they are taken together, a new vocabulary can be assembled: a collection of semantic artifacts rendered in binary patterns of light and shadow, negative and positive, and in no gradated or hierarchical order. The images that can be composed from these fractured parts are revealed only gradually as they superimpose upon each other, conjuring new associations, new ways of reading, with each turn of the page. Design: Jungmyung Lee/J-LTF. ISBN 9789464460018

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409 Patterns Karel Martens 208 24 × 30 2021


208 pages / 24 × 30 cm

Collection of patterns designed by Karel Martens between 1960 and 2021. Although Martens is widely recognised for his specialisation in typography, the dozens of colourful full-page patterns shown here are devoid of any text, allowing the sequence to become a mesmerising pattern in itself. Design: Karel & Aagje Martens. ISBN 9789492811974

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408 Nice Mark Peckmezian 224 21.5 × 28.5 2021


224 pages / 21.5 × 28.5 cm

Over the past 5 years, Mark Peckmezian made more than 500 portraits of young passers-by on his travels. For this book, Jop van Bennekom made an edit of the 117 nicest pictures. Charlie Engman on the back cover: "You look nice. How exhilarating and terrifying to be looked at, to be seen - to realize you've been an image this whole time. All that patient primping, that painstaking preparation, suddenly confronted with its own potential: This is me! you say, aspirationally tucking a stray strand of hair behind your ear, I'm trying to look like me! You turn to face the audience, and in that state of perpetual becoming, you wonder: Will my outside ever meet my inside? Will I see it when it does?" Design: Jop van Bennekom. ISBN 9789492811943

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407 As If Uta Eisenreich 156 22 × 29 2021


156 pages / 22 × 29 cm

This book of photographs is the sequel to A NOT B (2010), wherein quotidian items are again staged and captured through the camera's unblinking eye. Yet the images are no longer set in the innocent atmosphere of the preschool years, when the world is read through analogies, but catapulted into a darker space of representation at the cusp of adolescence, against the backdrop of a hyper-commercialised world. The compositions create a distinctive play with logic, language, and meaning. Objects transform from their humble selves into abstract shapes discharged of meaning, or alternately into advertisements for themselves, charged with desire or bad omens of an ominous future. Design by Julia Born. ISBN 9789492811967

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406 Heterotemporality Ari Marcopoulos 80 15.5 × 21.5 2021


80 pages / 15.5 × 21.5 cm

Inspired by Karel Martens' Tokyo Papers, Ari Marcopoulos arranged his pictures, thinking about what would distinguish inside and outside, public and private. An idea that had already become a prevalent thought during the covid pandemic. The color work, hidden on the inside pages, is primarily portraits of objects and people, while the black and white photos on the visible pages are recent work of mainly exterior pictures done in January and February of 2021. Marcopoulos: "The first thing in my mind when I see my new photographs is envisioning them in the form of a book. Often, I even make pdfs of books that never see the light of day as a published work. It's a good way to see how images look together, I even think of the book as a form of a short film." Limited edition of 600 copies. ISBN 9789492811936

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405 Robby Müller Flora Polaroid Robby Müller / Andrea Müller-Schirmer (editor) 56 16.5 × 23 2021


56 pages / 16.5 × 23 cm

Publication with reproductions of 69 Polaroids by Dutch cinematographer Robby Müller (1940-2018). Since the mid-seventies, Müller made about 2000 Polaroid images, which show his sensitivity to light. Next to his widely known pictures of hotel rooms and street scenes, nature motifs caught his eye more than any other subject. Müller liked to photograph trees in all seasons: vibrant in spring, colored in autumn or surrounded by winter fog. The specific color quality of the Polaroids is exemplary in the images of the flowers. Selected, edited and introduced by Andrea Müller-Schirmer, designed by Linda van Deursen, with a contribution by French cinematographer Agnès Godard. ISBN 9789492811929

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404 Merelbeke-tekeningen Bart Lodewijks 104 17 × 24 2021


104 pages / 17 × 24 cm

Bart Lodewijks undertook a series of lined chalk drawings in the halls and rooms of a care home for the elderly in Merelbeke, Belgium. But when the global pandemic broke out in March 2020, the living centre had to be closed to outsiders. During this time, he continued his drawings at places where the residents had once lived or worked. Later, after they were moved to a brand-new facility, the artist continued adding chalk textures and shapes to the walls, now in colour. (This three-part narrative of Merelbeke comes with the free magazine Naar Watou toe, a collaboration of Lodewijks and Jan Kempenaers in anticipation of a yearly arts festival at a small Belgian town near the French border.)
The printed version only exists in Dutch, but it's also available as e-book in Dutch and in English. Design: Roger Willems. ISBN 9789492811950

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403 Japan Works Aglaia Konrad 496 20.7 × 26 2021


496 pages / 20.7 × 26 cm

The work of Aglaia Konrad is driven by her interest in urbanity and architecture in general, and cultural difference in particular. A comparative practice that runs equally warm for every possible experience of the local. Previous experiences, in 1994 and 2010, intrigued her to undertake a severe study trip across central Japan in September 2019, mainly in search of Metabolist projects. Such historical, iconic architectures were also the excuse to explore the unspecific and the non-iconic of their urban setting, with the same intensity. In Japan Works, free associations of full-page photographs alternate with contact sheets that follow the chronology of this last itinerary. These are illuminated by texts written by architect and Japan scholar Julian Worrall. Design: Roger Willems. ISBN 9789492811912

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402 Wang Bing The Walking Eye Wang Bing / Diane Dufour, Dominique Païni, Roger Willems (editors) 832 16 × 23 Le Bal, Paris 2021


832 pages / 16 × 23 cm / in collaboration with Le Bal, Paris

Book about the work of Chinese film maker Wang Bing, published in conjuction with an exhibition at Le BAL in Paris in 2021. In 170 sequences (and more than 700 film stills), 8 iconic films are presented: West of The Tracks (2003), The Man with No Name (2009), Three Sisters (2012), 'Til Madness Do Us Part (2013), Traces (2014), Father and Sons (2014), Ta'ang (2016), and 15  Hours (2017). With text contributions by Diane Dufour, Dominique Païni, Teresa Castro, David Le Breton, Thierry Davila, Ada Ackerman, Jean-François Chevrier, Alain Bergala, Julie Ault, Catherine Perret. Edited by Diane Dufour, Dominique Païni and Roger Willems. Including film notices, map of the film locations, biography, complete filmography, and bibliography. Design: Roger Willems with Dongyoung Lee. ISBN 9789492811851

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401 Bill 3 Julie Peeters (editor) 184 23 × 31 2021


184 pages / 23 × 31 cm

A special archival issue, featuring unpublished Martin Margiela lookbook photographs, a horse, street style from the 90's, vases of Japan, a silver story, a flash forward and back, tennis, an icecube tray, more Margiela, Hysteric Glamour and a bunch of frivolous images. The stories are sourced from the book collections of RareBooksParis and Julie Peeters. Edited and designed by Julie Peeters. ISBN 9789492811875.

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400 Superstructures (Notes on Experimental Jetset / Volume 2) Experimental Jetset 420 + 24 10.5 × 18 2021


420 + 24 pages / 10.5 × 18 cm

Superstructures (Notes on Experimental Jetset / Volume 2) is an inquiry into the role of the city as an infrastructure for language (and simultaneously, into the role of language as an infrastructure for the city), as seen through the lens of four historical movements: Constructivism, the Situationist International, Provo, and the Post-Punk explosion. Based on a research project (and accompanying exhibition) by Experimental Jetset, the publication features footnotes written by Vasyl Cherepanyn, Leontine Coelewij, Linda van Deursen, Experimental Jetset, Owen Hatherley, Brad Haylock, Dirk van den Heuvel, Lieven Lahaye, Samata Masato, Tom McDonough, Kateryna Mishchenko, Other Forms, Mark Owens, Megan Patty, Adam Pendleton, Simon Reynolds, Ian F. Svenonius, McKenzie Wark, Lori Waxman, and Mimi Zeiger. The 420-page paperback comes with a 24-page zine, zooming in on the design typology of the original exhibition. Design: Experimental Jetset. ISBN 9789492811868.

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399 Superstructures (T-shirt) Experimental Jetset T-shirt S, M, L, XL 2021


S, M, L, XL

Accompanying the launch of Experimental Jetset's paperback Superstructures (ROMA 400), we released this T-shirt, carrying a pattern designed by Experimental Jetset. Resembling an imaginary sign system (or cartographic language) for a fictional metropolis, the pattern also incorporates a quote by The Jam ("In the city, theres a thousand things I want to say to you"), referring to the main theme of the paperback; the notion of the city as an infrastructure for language. The T-shirt is available in two color combinations (black/white, and violet/white), in sizes S, M, L, and XL. Screenprinted with water-based ink on organic, premium T-shirts (100% fair-trade cotton). Price: 36 Euro + shipping

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398 Off Camera Steven Humblet (editor) 136 + 16 24 × 31 Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Antwerp 2021


136 + 16 pages / 24 × 31 cm / in collaboration with Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Antwerp

Visual manifesto with works by 47 artists, exploring the notion of 'the photographic', an analysis of the effects the technical image has on the visual culture as a whole. The photo essay focuses on contemporary artistic practises and experimental approaches to photography, divided into four themes: The Photographic Fossil, Chemical Matter, Optical Confusion, and Performing the Image. The accompanying text insert, with contributions by Steven Humblet, Marc De Blieck, Liz Deschenes, Markus Kramer, and Joanna Zylinska, engages a discourse among artists and intellectuals on defining photography and technique. Off Camera is the conclusion of a research project carried out by Belgian researcher Steven Humblet's group, Thinking Tools, at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Antwerp. Design: Roger Willems, Dongyoung Lee. ISBN 9789492811882

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397 I long to meet the masses once again Walid Raad 48 22 × 28 Kunst-Station Sankt Peter, Cologne 2021


48 pages / 22 × 28 cm / in collaboration with Kunst-Station Sankt Peter, Cologne

Publication about a site-specific installation by Walid Raad in Kunst-Station Sankt Peter Köln (Cologne, Germany) in the exhibition series Replace Rubens. Shown are two sculptures made out of art transportation crates entitled I long to meet the masses once again (2019), and a second work, I long to meet the masses once more (2020), which shows us the reverse side of the famous painting The Crucifiction of St. Peter by Peter Paul Rubens, on which ornamental prints of plants, flowers, and a foliage can be seen. It is leaning against the wall, just below the original's traditional hanging position. With texts by Friederike Schuler, Johan Holten, and Walid Raad. Design: Roger Willems. Edition of 700 copies. ISBN 9789492811905

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396 Kerselare Drawings and Photographs Bart Lodewijks & Jan Kempenaers 240 16 × 22 2021


240 pages / 16 × 22 cm

Flemish Brutalist architect Juliaan Lampens (1926-2019) originally sketched the design for the Chapel of Our Lady of Kerselare in chalk on a blackboard wall in his studio in Eke before it was built from 1963 to 1966. Half a century later, Bart Lodewijks is drawing on Lampens' masterpiece, also with blackboard chalk. The chalk drawings on the chapel represent a reimagination, a return to the design that originated on the wall in Eke. The temporary drawings and surrounding environment, in all its seasonal changes, are being photographed by Jan Kempenaers. Text by Bart Lodewijks in Dutch and English. Design: Roger Willems. ISBN 9789492811899

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395 AINSI SOIT-IL "SO BE IT" Ari Marcopoulos 176 + 3 inserts 21 × 28 2021-23


176 pages + 3 inserts / 21 × 28 cm

Limited edition photobook by Ari Marcopoulos with text by Kara Walker. All photographs were taken on trips in 2018 and 2019, when Ari and Kara went to visit their friends Robert Frank and June Leaf in their home in Mabou Mines, on Cape Breton in Nova Scotia, Canada.
Marcopoulos: "I came around the bend of the unpaved road that opened up onto a bay and a view out to the ocean as far as the eye could see. I knew this view very well, even though it was my first time there. I had seen it in the Scalo edition of Robert Frank's book The Lines of My Hand. The cover is graced with a drawing by June Leaf, Robert's wife. They invited Kara and me to their summer house in Mabou. We were visiting our friends, but that view from the bay made it feel like a pilgrimage to me. We spent time talking, sitting in silence, and sharing meals. Ainsi soit-il, was the sentence Robert taught me. Translated: So be it. There you have it."
The book was produced in 2021 but only released in 2023. It comes in a sleeve with 4 inserts, including a signed Riso print in black, blue or red, randomly selected out of two picture options. Design: Roger Willems. ISBN 9789492811844

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394 Tokyo Papers Karel Martens 80 15.5 × 21.5 2020


80 / 15.5 × 21.5 cm

A collection of 41 monoprints created by Karel Martens in 2019 and 2020, reproduced on their original size (front and back). Karel Martens: "In 2018 I received a package by mail from Pierre Leguillon with a small pile of used Japanese forms which he had found at a street market in Tokyo. An intriguing collection, printed on thin paper with a rectangular black-blue layer of carbon on the back. Initially in 2019 I started to print on these back sides, but because the overprinting on the carbon layer caused unwanted damage, I eventually started printing them on the front sides as well. The closing image is related to Tokyo in a different way." Design: Karel Martens with Roger Willems. ISBN 9789492811837

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393 The Serving Library Annual 2020/21 (Objects) Francesca Bertolotti-Bailey, Stuart Bertolotti-Bailey, Vincenzo Latronico, David Reinfurt (editors) 208 21 × 29.7 The Serving Library / 019, Ghent 2020


208 pages / 21 × 29.7 cm / in collaboration with The Serving Library / 019, Ghent

This year's Annual is published in tandem with a long-term installation of The Serving Library's collection of (mostly) framed objects at 019, an artist-run space in a former welding factory in Ghent, Belgium. Apparently, the sole common denominator of the objects in the collection - which range from paintings, photographs, and LP sleeves, to a can of green paint, a German car license plate, and an ouija board - is to have appeared as illustrations in an issue of The Serving Library Annual or one of its immediate predecessors, Bulletins of The Serving Library or Dot Dot Dot, sometime over the last 20 years. The present volume assembles The Serving Library collection at the time of writing, arranged in chronological order of production, as full-page images with extended captions.
ISBN 9789492811820

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392 Seoul Portraits Karel Martens 16 17 × 24 2020


16 pages / 17 × 24 cm

A selection of portraits from the digital guest book, collected during the exhibition Karel Martens: Still Moving at Platform-L in Seoul from 08-10-2018 to 14-02-2019. Limited edition, originally compiled as a contribution for Extra Extra Magazine 15, 2002. Design: Karel Martens.

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391 2020 Geert Goiris 44 + 16 28 × 36 VLP, Groot-Bijgaarden 2020


44 + 16 pages / 28 × 36 cm / in collaboration with VLP, Groot-Bijgaarden

Around the year 1124, a community of Benedictines settled on the Wivina site at Groot-Bijgaarden in modern-day Belgium. Archaeological research has uncovered the remains of five consecutive churches and outbuildings there. The current chapel from 1924 is still intact. In 2011 interior architect Tom Callebaut led the transformation of this chapel into a contemporary space for contemplation. Nine years later, photographer Geert Goiris was invited to visualize the experience of this space, which is still a beacon of theology and reflection. A text by Herman Lombaerts accompanies the series of images. Limited edition of 500 copies. Design: Roger Willems. ISBN 9789492811813

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390 Lithium Erik van der Weijde 32 21 × 29.7 2020


32 pages / 21 × 29.7 cm

In Lithium Erik van der Weijde once again turns the camera on his, now teenage, son. The photographs were taken between 2018 and 2019, their last year together in Brazil, the son's home country, and their first year after moving to Europe. Transitions and the gap between expectations and reality left their mark on this period. ISBN 9789492811806

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389 Bottomless Bag Na Kim 160 23 × 30 Seoul Museum of Art 2020


160 pages / 23 × 30 cm / in collaboration with Seoul Museum of Art

Published with Na Kim's eponymous solo exhibition at the Seoul Museum of Art, which is dedicated to letting children explore the artist's visual language through works in various mediums. The title, 'Bottomless Bag', is borrowed from the mysterious bag in the animated film 'Inside Out'. The bag contains endless odds and ends belonging to the main character, which links her to her memories. It also recalls the "Object Bag", which was widely used for educational purposes in elementary schools in Korea during the 1980s. As such, the exhibition becomes Na Kim's bag containing her collection of work. In this book, the elements of the exhibition are placed within the story 'The Adventures of a Yellow Circle', written for this occasion by Oh Eun. With an essay by Sungwon Kim. Concept: Na Kim, Minkyung Yoo. Design: Myungsang Yu. ISBN 9789492811790

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388 Face Yannis Kyriakides, Johannes Schwartz, Maria Barnas Record + 12 p 31.5 × 31.5 Unsounds, Amsterdam 2020


Record + 12 pages / 31.5 × 31.5 cm / in collaboration with Unsounds, Amsterdam

This recording features a multimedia composition by Yannis Kyriadikes for voice, recorders, violin, piano, face detection software, scanner, electronics and video, created in collaboration with visual artist Johannes Schwartz and writer Maria Barnas, and was performed by Electra. The sleeves are designed by Experimental Jetset and include a 12-page booklet featuring the photographic work of Johannes Schwartz and text by Maria Barnas. Duration: 48 min. ISBN 9789492811769

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387 Invisible Nicolas Floc'h 284 23 × 31 Calanques National Park 2020


284 pages / 23 × 31 cm / in collaboration with Calanques National Park

With Invisible, a visual, photographic research project on the underwater seascapes of the Calanques, Nicolas Floc'h set out to capture the state of the underwater seascapes at a given point in time, between 2018 and 2020, by following the entire 162-kilometre coastline of the Calanques National Park in the Mediterranean Sea near Marseille in France. The black and white photographs, taken between the surface and 30 metres below sea level, in natural light and with a wide-angle lense, present a panorama of the natural and man-made landscapes and their transformations. With text contributions in French and English by Muriel Enjalran, Pascal Neveux, Gilles Clément, and Nicolas Floc'h. Design: Roger Willems. ISBN 978949281178

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386 Un ami simple Valentin Carron 56 23.3 × 30 Musée de Bagnes, Le Châble 2020


56 pages / 23.3 × 30 cm / in collaboration with Musée de Bagnes, Le Châble

Artist book by Valentin Carron with collages specifically made for his solo exhibition on the dam of Mauvoisin in Valais, Switzerland, in the summer of 2020. For this project, entitled Un ami simple (A simple friend), Carron focused on the image of the mule - an emblematic figure of effort, endurance and phlegm. Nowadays this animal has above all a folkloristic connotation, while up to the1940s, Valais had a herd of more than 2000 animals which transported loads from valley to valley. Curator: Jean-Paul Felley. Design: Roger Willems. ISBN 9789492811776

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385 Conrad McRae Youth League Tournament Ari Marcopoulos 816 16.4 × 22 2020


816 pages / 16.4 × 22 cm

Photos taken by Ari Marcopoulos at the Conrad McRae Youth League Summer Tournament at Dean Street Playground in Brooklyn, NY, between 2014 and 2019. The yearly tournament began in the summer of 2000 in memory of Conrad Bastien McRae (1971-2000). McRae was an exceptionally talented basketball player, who had a successful career in Europe playing for teams in France, Italy, Greece and Turkey. He died in the summer of 2000 during practice at the Orlando Magic Camp in Irving, CA. His childhood friends, Anton Marchand, Cleon "Silk" Hyde and Troy Lemond, keep McRae's legacy alive every summer. The tournament has players from 6 years old and up and features some of the best basketball high school players from the greater New York area. With text contributions by Andrea Lissoni, Damani McNeil, and Ari Marcopoulos. Design: Roger Willems. Edition: 4 × 300 (4 different covers, randomly mixed). ISBN 9789492811752

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385 SP Conrad McRae Youth League Tournament (special edition) Ari Marcopoulos 816 + jersey 16.4 × 22 2020


816 pages + jersey / 16.4 × 22 cm

Limited edition of 25 signed and numbered books with an original Conrad McRae Youth League Tournament jersey in different colors, sizes and back numbers. Price: EUR 125.-

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384 The Absence of Mark Manders, Bonnefanten Mark Manders 152 22 × 28.5 Bonnefanten, Maastricht 2020


152 pages / 22 × 28.5 cm / in collaboration with Bonnefanten, Maastricht

Catalogue of the extensive retrospective exhibition The Absence of Mark Manders at the Bonnefanten, Maastricht. The rooms in the exhibition can be regarded as rooms of Manders' Self-portrait as a Building. The works have been 'left behind' by the artist in three different zones; the visitor enters a living room, then the museum, and finally the studio. According to Manders, all the works are interchangeable and can be put into a different context: 'like words in a sentence can also be used in different combinations'. With an introduction by Stijn Huijts and an essay by Douglas Fogle on the role of language in Manders' oeuvre. Design: Roger Willems. ISBN 9789072251831

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383 All Our Suns Olaf Nicolai 120 24.5 × 31 2020


120 pages/ 24.5 × 31 cm

The image clippings in All Our Suns are taken from Nicolai's collection of pictures of outer space printed in daily newspapers.These images suggest a high degree of objectivity, though technological settings as well as individual wishes and imaginings determine the result of the depiction. The collection is not only based on the fascination of spectacular pictures and the interest in image-generating procedures. It is also triggered by the temporally paradoxical entanglement of daily news on Earth and extraterrestrial occurrences. All Our Suns collects traces of a possible audience out there looking down on our sceneries here. Design: Olaf Nicolai, Helmut Völter, Roger Willems. Limited edition of 500 copies. ISBN 9789492811745

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382 Notes on Representation Vol. 1-10 (Special edition box) Irene Kopelman 10 books + drawing 29 × 8.5 × 21.5 2020


10 books + drawing / 29 × 8.5 × 21.5 cm

Box with a complete set of 10 volumes of Notes on Representation (2006-2019) by Irene Kopelman. Since 2006 these publications, with visual and written explorations around particular topics, have been an essential part of Kopelman's practice and give insight into investigative and analytical drawing as a tool for understanding. The box set is produced in an edition of 50 copies, each containing a unique signed drawing by Irene Kopelman from the series Developing a Form of Affection (2019-2020). Design: Roger Willems, Ayumi Higuchi. Price: EUR 350.-

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381 Postscripts Jalal Toufic 160 11.5 × 17 Moderna Museet, Stockholm 2020


160 pages / 11.5 × 17 cm / in collaboration with Moderna Museet, Stockholm

Small sized text book by Jalal Toufic, published in conjunction with the exhibition Let's be honest, the weather helped by Walid Raad at Moderna Museet, Stockholm (February 15 - May 10 2020).
Joan Copjec about the book: A brilliant, ramifying series of thought experiments, Postscripts rigorously avoids becoming a no-stakes mind game. Here, the stakes - political, aesthetic, ethical - are quite high. For, the experiments are rigged to combust those ideas and stances thatinsufficiently tolerant of counterfactuals - fail to pass their test. Deadly serious and humorous at once, these thought rifts for a moment expose what is unthinkable - but for the creative collaboration they stage between the two aspects of "the mortal, dead while still alive" - before it is once again abducted. Jalal Toufic invents and masters his own transversal genre, sentence by ingeniously-placed sentence.
Jalal Toufic is a thinker and a mortal to death. He was born in 1962 in Beirut or Baghdad and died before dying in 1989 in Evanston, Illinois. His books are available for download, free of charge, at www.jalaltoufic.com. Cover by Walid Raad. ISBN 9789198457162

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380 Let's be honest, the weather helped Walid Raad 196 21.5 × 28 Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam / Moderna Museet, Stockholm 2020


196 pages / 21.5 × 28 cm / in collaboration with Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam / Moderna Museet, Stockholm

Catalog for the exhibition Walid Raad - Let's be honest, the weather helped, organized by Moderna Museet, Stockholm (February 15 - May 10 2020), and the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam (May 15 - October 13 2019). Besides installation views, the book includes illustrated text contributions by Fredrik Liew, and Maria Minera, and a scripted version of Raad's entire 75-minute performance/walktrough Kicking the Dead and/or Les Louvres. Walid Raad engages in how violence affects bodies, minds, culture and tradition. In his works, Raad proceeds from historical events to imagine seemingly ludicrous, bizarre, and wondrous situations and documents. The projects are closely linked to his experiences of growing up in Beirut during the civil war in Lebanon, moving to New York, and being an artist in a globally expansive art world. Design: Roger Willems. ISBN 9789492811707

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379 Composition with Yellow Verticals Mark Manders 112 11.5 × 17 Bonnefanten, Maastricht 2020


112 pages / 11.5 × 17 cm / in collaboration with Bonnefanten, Maastricht

Small sized artist book with studio photographs, published on the occasion of the exhibition The Absence of Mark Manders at the Bonnenfanten in Maastricht. Design: Roger Willems. ISBN 9789492811714

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378 Kerselare Drawings and Photographs Bart Lodewijks & Jan Kempenaers e-books 2019-2020


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Series of free e-books (in English and Dutch) on the 'Kerselare drawings', in memoriam to the Flemish Brutalist architect Juliaan Lampens (1926-2019). Lampens originally sketched the design for the Chapel of Our Lady of Kerselare in chalk on a blackboard wall in his studio in Eke before it was built from 1963 to 1966. Half a century later, Bart Lodewijks is drawing on Lampens' masterpiece, also with blackboard chalk. The chalk drawings on the chapel represent a reimagination, a return to the design that originated on the wall in Eke. The temporary drawings and surrounding environment, in all its seasonal changes, are being photographed by Jan Kempenaers. Eventually a paper edition might appear after completion of the final third part. Design: Roger Willems, Dongyoung Lee

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377 Shadow Studies Mark Manders 144 21 × 27 Van Lanschot Kempen 2019


144 pages / 21 × 27 cm / in collaboration with Van Lanschot Kempen

This book is published on the occasion of the Van Lanschot Kempen Art Prize 2018 awarded to Mark Manders. With new works added, this is an extended English edition of Les études d'ombres (originally published in French in 2012). Essay by Sylvie Coellier. Edited and designed by Hans Gremmen, Mark Manders, and Roger Willems. ISBN 9789492811684

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376 Borrowed Space Marc Nagtzaam 24 + card 34.5 × 48 art3, Valance 2019


24 pages + card / 34.5 × 48 cm / in collaboration with art3, Valance

Textless newspaper with drawn compositions, borrowed from existing book covers, posters, and paintings. Edition 500 copies. No ISBN

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375 Full Scale False Scale (Notes On Experimental Jetset / Volume 3) Experimental Jetset 276 + 24 11 × 18 2020


276 + 24 pages / 11 × 18 cm

Four years after Statement and Counter-Statement (2015), Experimental Jetset returns with their second paperback for Roma Publications. Whereas the previous publication had a more overall monographic scope, Full Scale False Scale focuses on a single project: the long-term, site-specific installation that the studio recently created for the Museum of Modern Art in New York (commissioned to coincide with the museum's reopening in October 2019). Part reader part collage, the book forms a subjective archive of documentary material, just as constructed as the installation itself - a research project that took them from esoteric colour theories to dark political alliances, and from modernist diagonals to postmodern arches. The 276-page paperback comes with a 24-page zine, filled with photos by Johannes Schwartz - fully documenting the installation, in colour and black & white. Design: Experimental Jetset. ISBN 9789492811677

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375b Roma Tote Bag (Experimental Jetset 2020 after Van Doesburg 1925) Experimental Jetset tote bag 35 × 37.5 2020


tote bag / 35 × 37.5 cm

Eco quality tote bag with two post cards related to Full Scale False Scale, a semi-permanent installation at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Design: Experimental Jetset

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374 Fragments of a Conversation with a Counterfeiter Diego Tonus and Anonymous 160 16 × 24 2019


160 pages / 16 × 24 cm

Diego Tonus translated informal encounters he had with an alleged counterfeiter into separate artworks. Each holds a secret within. It is a work so simple in its conception, but complex in what it does. The series of works meticulously follows a trajectory or narrative of suspicion that gradually unfolds, yet at the same time continues to carry an air of mystery. This publication serves as legal document and body of proof that Tonus has registered the practices and strategies of Anonymous as his ideas in the register of the Benelux Office for Intellectual Property, in order to make them available to an international audience. Design: Dongyoung Lee. ISBN 9789492811660

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373 Interne Correspondentie Issue 2 Experimental Jetset envelope + 6 items 33 × 26 2019


envelope + 6 items / 33 × 26 cm

Second issue of an irregularly published archive of documents related to Experimental Jetset. Limited edition of 100 copies.

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372 Re-Printed Matter Karel Martens 280 17.3 × 23.2 2019


280 pages / 17.3 × 23.2 cm

The work of Karel Martens occupies an intriguing place in the present European art and design landscape. His work is both personal and experimental. At the same time, it is publicly answerable. Over the decades of his practice, Martens has been prolific as a designer of books. He has also made contributions in a wide range of design commissions: including stamps, coins, signs on buildings. Intimately connected with this design work has been his practice as an artist. This started with geometric and kinetic constructions, and developed in work with the very material of paper. Over a long period he has been making monoprints. This book looks for new ways to show and discuss the work of a designer and artist, and is offered in the same spirit of experiment and dialogue that characterizes the work it presents. Its first edition was published in 1996 on the occasion of the award to Karel Martens of the Dr A.H. Heineken Prize for Art. In response to continued demand, the book has been extended to 2019 and appears now in this fourth edition presenting almost sixty years of practice. Design: Jaap van Triest, Karel Martens. ISBN 9789492811646

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372 SP Re-Printed Matter (special black and white edition) Karel Martens 280 17.3 × 23.2 2019


280 pages / 17.3 × 23.2 cm

Black and white edition of Re-Printed Matter, printed in a limited edition of 500 copies on the occasion of the exhibition Karel Martens - Re-Printed Matter. 60 Years of Books at ENTER ENTER, A Space for Books in Amsterdam, from October 26 - December 20, 2019. This book is exclusively for sale at the exhibition venue or through one of the direct order links below. ISBN 9789492811691

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371 Hands Make Mistakes Ariel Schlesinger 136 19 × 25 2019


136 pages / 19 × 25 cm

Hands Make Mistakes provides a kaleidoscopic insight into the making and individual voice of Ariel Schlesinger. Edited by Rivet, this book provides context and covers a broad range of Schlesinger's projects, from adolescent doodles to complex collaborations. Two new essays (by Barbara Casavecchia and Adam Kleinman), a conversation-in-anexhibition between Abraham Cruzvillegas and Catalina Lozano, an introspective text about the reconstruction of a Japanese temple, a reprint of Vilém Flusser's essay "The Gesture of Making"" and reproductions of dreamy gallery texts written by Sarah Demeuse are set in 54 full color reproductions of past and recent exhibitions. Design: Roger Willems, Dongyoung Lee. ISBN 9789492811479

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370 The Serving Library Annual 2019/20 (Bruno Munari Obvious Code) Francesca Bertolotti-Bailey, Stuart Bertolotti-Bailey, Vincenzo Latronico, David Reinfurt (editors) 144 21 × 29.7 The Serving Library 2019


144 pages / 21 × 29.7 cm / in collaboration with The Serving Library

The 2019/20 issue of The Serving Library Annual is entirely devoted to the late Italian designer, artist, inventor and polymath Bruno Munari. The core of the annual is the first English translation of Obvious Code, the 1971 collection of Munari's own writings, sketches and poems about his own work, published by arrangement with Corraini, who issued the book's anastatic edition in 2017. It includes iconic design objects such as the Abitacolo, ground-breaking artworks such as his 1952 series of hand-made projection slides, and little known rhymes about the art market, as well as an original piece from his "unreadable books" series. In the margins, dozens of artists, designers, writers and curators have been invited to annotate Munari's texts - with a sketch or a quotation, an in-depth analysis, a fragment of conversation, a free association - as a testament to the depth of the influence exerted on international art by an often underacknowledged pioneer, whose visual experiments were so iconic as to become a self-evident part of visual culture, an anonymous invention: an obvious code. Annotated by, among others: Paola Antonelli, Leonor Antunes, Céline Condorelli, Matali Crasset, Umberto Eco, Morgan Fisher, Rob Giampietro, Jenny Jaskey, Emily King, Lászlo Moholy-Nagy, Rosalind Nashashibi, Arturo Carlo Quintavalle, João Ribas, Alberto Salvadori, Orson Welles, and Olimpia Zagnoli. Edited by Francesca Bertolotti-Bailey, Stuart Bertolotti-Bailey, Vincenzo Latronico, and David Reinfurt. Design: Stuart Bertolotti-Bailey. ISBN 9789492811653

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369 On Gestures of Doing Nothing Sander Breure & Witte van Hulzen 128 22 × 28 Marres, Maastricht 2019


128 pages / 22 × 28 cm / in collaboration with Marres, Maastricht

On Gestures of Doing Nothing documents a performance staged by Sander Breure & Witte van Hulzen. The performance took place on April 15 and 16, 2019, in their exhibition The Floor is Lava in Marres in Maastricht. It consisted of eleven performers presenting a series of gestures. The performance - along with the exhibition itself - was photographed by Petra Stavast. This publication was conceived and developed in collaboration with art historian and curator Arnisa Zeqo. Design: Elisabeth Klement. ISBN 9789492811639

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368 Anastasis Giorgio Andreotta Calò 112 24×33 De Oude Kerk, Amsterdam 2020


112 pages / 24×33 cm / in collaboration with De Oude Kerk, Amsterdam

The monumental glazed windows of the Oude Kerk in Amsterdam are one striking feature. In the Middle Ages these were filled with stained glass, so the light penetrated in myriad chromatic variations. The majority of the Oude Kerks stained-glass windows were destroyed during the Iconoclastic Fury of 1566, as the Calvinists preferred a stripped-back profession of faith, with little room for imagery or warmth. By covering all the windows with red filters Giorgio Andreotta Calò offers a novel insight into this history. With the red light Calò brings the Roman Catholic visual idiom back into the building and reflects on the Iconoclastic Fury of 1566 and the revolution in religious thinking. The three parts of this book seperately deal about:
1. The temporary installation in the church (Anastasis);
2. A photographic work on the depiction of the Anunciation;
3. A report of the public debate and the court case that were provoked by the permanent installation at the Heilig Graf (Holy Sepulcher).
Design: Dongyoung Lee, Roger Willems. ISBN 9789492811622

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367 The World Is All That Is The Case Arthur Ou 56 18.5 × 26.5 2019


56 pages / 18.5 × 26.5 cm

"Pictures of people reading aren't simply (or necessarily or even usually) portraits. In fact, if the default setting of the portrait involves posing for the photographer, it would be more fitting to say that a picture of someone reading is a kind of anti-portrait." Walter Benn Michaels

Photographs by Arthur Ou of artists reading Ludwig Wittgenstein's Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus. With corresponding quotes from Wittgenstein and an essay by Walter Benn Michaels. Design: Julie Peeters. ISBN 9789492811608

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366 Hexamiles (Mont-Voisin) Batia Suter 256 24 × 30.4 Musée de Bagnes, Le Châble 2019


256 pages / 24 × 30.4 cm / in collaboration with Musée de Bagnes, Le Châble

For her solo exhibition at the Mauvoisin Dam in Switzerland in the summer of 2019, Suter focused on her ever-expanding archive of scanned landscape images, which had already started to play an important role in Parallel Encyclopedia #2 (ROMA 284, 2016). Many of those images depict wastelands, alternating between romantic and menacing views which simultaneously create sensations of majesty and disorientation. By layering them over each other, a variety of disparate geological and biological environments merge into composite landscapes we might only recognise from dreams and fairy tales. In the books sequence, a kind of adventurous journey takes shape, pitched between an odyssey, a safari and paradise. The book's title is derived from the term Hexameter, a poetic form of writing used in Homer's Odyssey. Mont-Voisin, which also serves as the title for the exhibition, is inspired by different spellings used by 18th and 19th century travellers to describe Mauvoisin. Design: Batia Suter, Roger Willems. ISBN 9789492811592

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365 NON Paulien Oltheten 84 20 × 25 2019


84 pages / 20 × 25 cm

NON is a work in book form by visual artist Paulien Oltheten, inspired by a graffito found in the Les Olympiades area (13th arrondisement) in Paris. The book consists of a photo series and an audio transcript in which random passers-by give new meanings to the word 'non' (no). It playfully explores what happens when this compact statement is taken from a concrete wall to travel freely between the social and the political. Design: Felix Salut. ISBN 9789492811585

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364 Into the Air Marinus Boezem 112 23 × 30 De Oude Kerk, Amsterdam 2019


112 pages / 23 × 30 cm / in collaboration with De Oude Kerk, Amsterdam

Publication about the work of Marinus Boezem, named after the installation Boezem developed for the Oude Kerk in Amsterdam in 2016. Boezem is considered to be one of the founders of Dutch conceptual art. A certain levity is quite typical of his work, for which he often makes use of intangible elements such as wind, air and transparency. He has a profound fascination with Gothic architecture, particularly cathedrals, which he sees as a metaphor for the human desire for spirituality. Cathedrals embody our desire to fly, to rise up and leave all earthly things behind. One of Boezem's most famous works is the Green Cathedral (1978-2016) in the Dutch province of Flevoland. Still visible today, this project consists of 178 poplars planted in the form of the full-size plan of Reims Cathedral. The result is a cathedral of trees, with the sky as a canopy. This plan has become Boezem's personal logo. With text contributions by: Germano Celant, Nathalie Zonnenberg, Lorenzo Benedetti, Jacqueline Grandjean and Lorenzo Bruni. Design: Louis Lüthi. ISBN 9789492811615

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363 : gerlach en koop 376 17.5 × 17.5 Bonnefantenmuseum Maastricht 2019


376 pages / 17.5 × 17.5 cm / in collaboration with Bonnefantenmuseum Maastricht

This publication follows the exhibition : by collective artist gerlach en koop with the collection of the Bonnefantenmuseum Maastricht in 2016, at the invitation of curator Paula van den Bosch. This publication also follows the catalogue cubics by architects and designers Slothouber and Graatsma from 1970, such that it served as support for the artworks in print, just like their cubic system of blocks supported the artworks in the exhibition. All exhibited artworks are included in this publication, works by Francis Alÿs, Dan Asher, Joseph Beuys, Marcel Broodthaers, Pieter Brueghel, Ben d'Armagnac, Bethan Huws, Oscar Jespers, Marijn van Kreij, Agnes Martin, Willem de Rooij, Lily van der Stokker, Joëlle Tuerlinckx, Franz West and many others, plus several anonymous objects of different provenances and different times. The publication contains a long interview with the artists by a ghosted ghostwriter, in Dutch and English. Design: Charles Mazé and Coline Sunier in collaboration with gerlach en koop. ISBN 9789492811516

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362 The Plant Collection Inge Meijer 112 21 × 29.7 2019


112 pages / 21 × 29.7 cm

When Willem Sandberg, the newly appointed director of Amsterdam's Stedelijk Museum, held an exhibition in 1946 in honour of Piet Mondriaan, he did something quite remarkable. He placed a Swiss cheese plant next to Mondrian's paintings. For Sandberg, the aesthetic placement of a plant in the museum made a statement. No longer would the Stedelijk be an elite temple for art; rather, he wanted the public to become accustomed to contemporary art in a familiar, domestic environment. Artist Inge Meijer investigated the vanished and subsequently forgotten vegetation in the museum during the 1945-1983 period for this book, rendering its history once again visible. With a foreword by Caroline Roodenburg and an interview by Maria Barnas. Design: Roger Willems and Dongyoung Lee. ISBN 9789492811530

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361 Better be watching the clouds / I want to be able to welcome my father to my house Walid Raad leporello + 12 p 21.5 × 28 Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam 2019


leporello + 12 pages / 21.5 × 28 cm / in collaboration with Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam

Walid Raad investigates how violence affects bodies, minds, art and tradition. This artist book highlights two of Raad's thoughtful and witty artworks. Here, as elsewhere in his artworks, Raad departs from historical events linked to the protracted Lebanese wars of the past forty years to create somewhat absurd, outlandish but plausible documents. Better be watching the clouds concentrates on the local, regional and international political figures whose faces and names became fixtures in the Lebanese landscape; I want to be able to welcome my father to my house leans on diaries that Raad's father kept throughout the wars. Design: Roger Willems with Walid Raad. ISBN 9789492811554

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360 Tomorrow's Sculpture Katinka Bock 400 21.5 × 29 Kunst Museum Winterthur, Mudam Luxembourg, IAC Villeurbanne/Rhône-Alpes 2019


400 pages / 21.5 × 29 cm / in collaboration with Kunst Museum Winterthur, Mudam Luxembourg, IAC Villeurbanne/Rhône-Alpes

Tomorrow's Sculpture results from three consecutive exhibitions taken place over the course of 2018: Sonar at Kunst Museum Winterthur, Smog at Mudam Luxembourg, and Radio at IAC, Villeurbanne/Rhône-Alpes. Circa fifty works have circulated between the three institutions. In dialogue with the spaces Bock displayed them in different configurations and added site specific interventions. The photographs of Johannes Schwartz - exclusively commissioned for this book - offer a rich and multi-angled view on Bock's sculptures and installations of the past 15 years. With texts by Simone Menegoi, Christina Végh, François Piron, and Christophe Gallois. Design: Roger Willems and Dongyoung Lee. ISBN 9789492811523

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359 Black Mat Oriole Suki Seokyeong Kang 240 22 × 29 ICA, University of Pennsylvania 2019


240 pages / 22 × 29 cm / in collaboration with ICA, University of Pennsylvania

A culmination of five years of research and production by Suki Seokyeong Kang, Black Mat Oriole was conceived as an installation that brings together sculpture, painting, and video to engage viewers with the power and politics of space. This book is published on the occasion of her exhibition at the Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania. While Kang's expanded painting practice is rooted in her interest in classical Korean poetry, craft, and dance, her concerns are firmly articulated in the present. She explores how a space can be divided into grids, whether with regard to systems of power, cultural customs, or artistic lineage. Traditional handwoven reed mats are also used to indicate how bodies might move through a choreographed space. Design: Sulki and Min. ISBN 9789492811547

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358 high up close by Misha de Ridder 84 24 × 34 2019


84 pages / 24 × 34 cm

On July the 21st 2017, Misha de Ridder was entrusted with the key to the Oude Kerk in Amsterdam allowing him day and night access to all areas of the church. Design: Mevis & Van Deursen. ISBN 9789492811561

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357 World Without Us Geert Goiris 172 21.3 × 25.5 Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Antwerp 2019


172 pages / 21.3 × 25.5 cm / in collaboration with Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Antwerp

The downfall of the world is probably one of the oldest human conceptions. Representations of the End are often embedded in religious narratives predicting an apocalyptic end in which only the righteous will survive the final judgment. Since the end of the Second World War, a major shift occurred. The apocalypse is no longer a punishment of the gods or of God, but it is man himself who has gained the expertise to exterminate himself. This book is the final piece of a practice based Ph.D research in the arts, conducted at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp, in collaboration with the University of Antwerp. Design: Roger Willems. ISBN 9789492811578

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356 Regular Features Marc Nagtzaam 272 21.1 × 27.9 2019


272 pages / 21.1 × 27.9 cm

Artist book with text drawings by Marc Nagtzaam, made between 1992 and 2019. Complementary to the writings, 24 artists contributions on are inserted throughout the book. With contributions by Mark Manders, Louis Lüthi, Sue Tompkins, Stephan Keppel, Steve Van den Bosch, Nickel van Duijvenboden, Sophie Nys, Pierre Leguillon, Batia Suter, Experimental Jetset, Na Kim, Tim Hollander, Lily van der Stokker, Karin Herwegh, Karel Martens, Ruth Wolf-Rehfeldt, Kasper Andreasen, Jochen Lempert, gerlach en koop, Henri Jacobs, Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven, Marijn van Kreij, and Willem Oorebeek. As a continuation of the first Roma publication, (SOME), dating from 1998, this book marks the 20+ years anniversary of Roma Publications. Design: Marc Nagtzaam and Roger Willems. Edition: 400, signed and numbered. ISBN 9789492811448 / Edition: 400

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355 Belgian Colonial Monuments Jan Kempenaers 72 22 × 22 MuZee, Oostende 2019


72 pages / 22 × 22 cm / in collaboration with MuZee, Oostende

This book contains an inventory consisting of 40 colonial monuments related to the Belgian colonial past, from King Leopold II's Free State to the independence of Congo in 1960, which to date and without exception can all be found in the Belgian public space. Today we experience monuments and the symbolism of memory and veneration in a different way than when they were conceived. The colonial era still has an impact on today's society, which is why the memorials are now rightly under discussion. Design: Roger Willems. ISBN 9789492811509

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354 Bollenveld Erik van der Weijde 32 17 × 24 2019


32 pages / 17 × 24 cm

Erik van der Weijde presents a series of photographs of Bollenveld, a futuristic housing project by Dutch architect Dries Kreijkamp, situated in a residential area of 's-Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands. The 50 'bolwoningen' ("ball-" or "bulb-houses") were built in 1984 using prefabricated spheres of glass-fibre reinforced concrete. Each has a diameter of 5.5 metres and total living area of 55 square metres. They are the last examples of houses that were funded by the Dutch subsidy for experimental building, which was created in 1968. Design: Roger Willems and Erik van der Weijde. ISBN 9789492811493

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353 Entropy Ari Marcopoulos 64 + poster 24 × 33 2019


64 pages + poster / 24 × 33 cm

Sequence of recent photos by Marcopoulos presenting a mix of friends, Brooklyn street scenes, and pictures he made during trips in 2018 and 2019 to Japan, Lebanon, and to Robert Frank's cottage in Nova Scotia. His photographs are an index of Marcopoulos's being in the world, a record of what he sees and when he has seen it. But they are arguably not so much about what is depicted as they are about the person, namely him, behind the camera. With a text by Mahfuz Sultan. Design: Roger Willems. ISBN 9789492811486

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352 Bühnenbilder Silke Otto-Knapp 128 22 × 28 Midway Contemporary Art, Minneapolis 2019


128 pages / 22 × 28 cm / in collaboration with Midway Contemporary Art, Minneapolis

Bühnenbilder, the title of Silke Otto-Knapp's exhibition in Minneapolis, are the fabricated views resulting from dressing sets. Neutral until they are costumed, they are like blank volumes awaiting a set designer's meticulous treatment. The only colours in these works are black, grey, silver, and white. The artist's palette and methodology, in which she applies a dark watercolour wash and then subtracts from it using absorptive implements, raising images from the dark, reflects the photograph's urge to resurface something whose very location - in history, memory, desire - eludes the grasp of any image. Design: Julie Peeters. ISBN 9780996524131

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351 Cardinal Points. Notes on Representation Vol. 10 Irene Kopelman 84 21 × 28 2019


84 pages / 21 × 28 cm

Cardinal Points, the 10th volume in the series Notes on Representation, charts Kopelman's investigations through drawing, writing, and taking photographs on several trips in Argentina where she joined the research campaigns of different groups of scientists: to Pampa de Achala, Cordoba, working with biologists on invasive terrestrial species and studies of litter; to El Litoral, to the provinces of Entre Rios and Corrientes, with a team of ecologists studying floral ecology; to a lab in Puerto Madryn in the Patagonian region, with a team that works with invasions of marine organisms; and to the Ischigualasto Provincial Park and Jachal in the province of San Juan, with a team of geologists and palaeontologists. Design: Ayumi Higuchi and Roger Willems. ISBN 9789492811462

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350a Floor with Notional Newspapers Mark Manders box with 10 newspapers 35 × 24 × 2.5 2019


box with 10 newspapers / 35 × 24 × 2.5 cm

Box with a complete set of Notional Newspapers by Mark Manders. "I cannot use real newspapers, because my work would then be linked to a certain date and place in the world. All of my works appear as if they have just been made and were left behind by the person who made them. There is no difference between a work made twenty-four years ago or just a single day ago. Like the words in an encyclopedia, they are linked together in one big super-moment that is always attached to the here and now. The newspapers in this edition consist of all the existing words in the English language. Each word is used only once. The photos are taken in my studio and are mostly of studio dust. I try to avoid including language in the pictures. The newspapers I make are the opposite of On Kawara's date paintings or Kurt Schwitters' collages." Design: Hans Gremmen. Edition: 51 (Apart from the title, this edition is identical to Roma 350b Table with Notional Newspapers)

For availability mail to archive@romapublications.org


350b Table with Notional Newspapers Mark Manders box with 10 newspapers 35 × 24 × 2.5 2019


box with 10 newspapers / 35 × 24 × 2.5 cm

Box with a complete set of Notional Newspapers by Mark Manders. "I cannot use real newspapers, because my work would then be linked to a certain date and place in the world. All of my works appear as if they have just been made and were left behind by the person who made them. There is no difference between a work made twenty-four years ago or just a single day ago. Like the words in an encyclopedia, they are linked together in one big super-moment that is always attached to the here and now. The newspapers in this edition consist of all the existing words in the English language. Each word is used only once. The photos are taken in my studio and are mostly of studio dust. I try to avoid including language in the pictures. The newspapers I make are the opposite of On Kawara's date paintings or Kurt Schwitters' collages." Design: Hans Gremmen. Edition: 49 (Apart from the title, this edition is identical to Roma 350a Floor with Notional Newspapers)

For availability mail to archive@romapublications.org


349 Pocket Folklore Shirin Sabahi 196 14.5 × 21.5 Edith-Russ-Haus für Medienkunst, Oldenburg 2019


196 pages / 14.5 × 21.5 cm / in collaboration with Edith-Russ-Haus für Medienkunst, Oldenburg

This book revolves around Matter and Mind, a sculpture by artist Noriyuki Haraguchi, permanently installed at the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art since the museum's inauguration in 1977. Matter and Mind is a 640 × 480 × 30 cm steel basin filled with used engine oil. Over time a ritual came to be when visitors started throwing coins and other things into the oil pool, turning the sculpture into an unwilling wishing well. Forty years on, Shirin Sabahi invited Haraguchi back to the museum to restore his oil pool. The sunken objects were retrieved from the pool and two films were made in the process. The book hosts a previously unpublished booklet by the first chief curator of the museum. This inclusion follows the enveloping logic of the project, where Sabahi's films, Haraguchi's sculpture and the objects it holds sequentially encase one another. With contributions by: Negar Azimi, Media Farzin, Farnoosh Fathi, David Galloway, Adam Kleinman, Edit Molnár, Shirin Sabahi, Sissel Tolaas. Design: Louis Lüthi. ISBN 9789492811455

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348 The Photographic II: Signal or Noise Martin Germann, Tanja Boon (editors) 64 20 × 27 S.M.A.K., Ghent 2019


64 pages / 20 × 27 cm / in collaboration with S.M.A.K., Ghent

Catalog accompanying the second part of a diptych exhibition in S.M.A.K., Ghent, curated by Martin Germann and Tanja Boon. The first chapter, Other Pictures, questioned the special potential of the still image. In Signal or Noise the gaze is turned inwards and explores the camera as a metaphor for human existence. Photography is to a large extent produced by machines. The reading of an image thus also requires knowledge of the technological development of the discipline, especially because photography has gradually anchored itself in the social sphere. The more images and their environment merge, the more signal and noise become interchangeable. Readable, manipulated and hidden information are increasingly difficult to distinguish from one another, yet are of equal importance in our visual culture. The myth of photographic transparency seems to be irreversibly lost in a mass of pixels, bits and algorithms. Design: Roger Willems. ISBN 9789492811424

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347 Cloud Service Batia Suter 104 19.5 × 28.5 Printed Matter Inc. 2019


104 pages / 19.5 × 28.5 cm / in collaboration with Printed Matter Inc.

Published on the occasion of Suter's exhibition at Printed Matter in New York (February 21 - April 21 2019), Cloud Service is a monographic index of clouds and cloud-suggestive forms, both vast and microscopic in scale. Sweeping aerial shots, volcanic plumes and skyscapes are interwoven with coral, cauliflowers, and bighorn sheep. Placed in sequence, these images resonate in new and complex ways, manipulate each other, and - with a sort of synaptic leap - take on new depths of meaning. Printed on newspaper stock, saddle stitched in a cover. Design: Batia Suter and Roger Willems. ISBN 9789492811431. Link: www.printedmatter.org

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346 Bill 2 Julie Peeters (editor) 184 23 × 31 2019


184 pages / 23 × 31 cm

Bill 2 is the second issue of an annual magazine of photographic stories, edited and designed by Julie Peeters. Twelve contributors present new or previously unpublished work. The images in the magazine are printed without any accompanying text: Bill prioritizes visual reading without distraction. Contributors to the second issue are: Gintaras Didziapetris, Jason Dodge, Archiv Hans Hollein, Inge Ketelers, Tadashi Kurahashi by Tadanori Yokoo - Tadanori Yokoo by Tadashi Kurahashi, Jochen Lempert, Raimundas Malasauskas, Bart Julius Peters / T L P S, Reto Schmid, Megan Francis Sullivan, Linda van Deursen, Ann Woo, and Jiajia Zhang. ISBN 9789492811417

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345 Reference Guide Michiel De Cleene 176 24.5 × 32 HOGENT, Ghent 2019


176 pages / 24.5 × 32 cm / in collaboration with HOGENT, Ghent

Reference Guide is a collection of entries, connected and fuelled by cross-references. These not only determine the characteristics of the collection and its use, but they are also the mechanism behind its expansion. Although the main focus of Reference Guide lies within moments of technological candour, the collection demonstrates a surprisingly high interest in characters and phenomena along the side-lines of these episodes and displays a severe tendency to digress. Reference Guide allows each reader to construct his or her own path through the different entries. This movement is similar to one you might make within an encyclopedia; a movement that might take you from the entry on the aorta, to the heart, to surgeon, to scalpel, to knife, to axe, to forestry only to end up at silver birch or - with a different turn somewhere along the way - at windmill, oil painting, carbon monoxide, the moon or keel. The collection incorporates modified carousel projectors, two pacemakers taking each other for a heart, transcripts, framed pictures, manuals, short films, a giant billboard, recordings, altered batteries, a collection of low pressure sodium lamps, a carpet, a pronouncing dictionary, postcards, eighty pigeon rings on a rope, seven scale-models of a Himalayan mountain, etc. This book is the reference guide to this collection: for each entry, it gathers both the DIN A4-page(s) and - in the margins - the provisional set of cross-references. The publication Reference Guide is part of the eponymous research project and was financed by the HOGENT Arts Research Fund. Design: We Became Aware, Michiel De Cleene, Zsa Zsa Tuffy. ISBN 9789492811400

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344 A Die with Twenty-Six Faces Louis Lüthi 104 13 × 20 Lectoraat Art & Public Space, Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam 2019


104 pages / 13 × 20 cm / in collaboration with Lectoraat Art & Public Space, Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam

In A Die with Twenty-Six Faces, the author - let's call him L. - guides the reader through his collection of alphabet books, that is, books with letters for titles. Some of these titles are well known: Andy Warhol's a, Louis Zukofsky's "A", Georges Perec's W. Others are obscure, perhaps even imaginary: Zach Sodenstern's A, Arnold Skemer's C and D. Tracing connections between these books, L. elaborates on what the critic Guy Davenport has called the "Kells effect": "the symbolic content of illuminated lettering serving a larger purpose than its decoration of geometry, imps, and signs." Mixing essay and fiction, A Die with Twenty-Six Faces is a playful meditation on contemporary literature, typography, and book collecting. Designed by the author. ISBN 9789492811394

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343 An Attempt at a Personal Epistemology Jeff Weber 524 11 × 18.5 Kunsthalle Leipzig 2018


524 pages / 11 × 18.5 cm / in collaboration with Kunsthalle Leipzig

Jeff Weber: "The Kunsthalle Leipzig was a long-term project in the form of an art space (until 2017). I started in 2013 by renovating a former apartment of an abandoned 19th century building in Leipzig and transformed it into a gallery space. The gallery functioned as a conceptual framework to invite artist collaborators to produce and show (new) work, as well as to expand my own artistic practice and open it up to the curatorial. Here, I was able to work intimately with the artists, in part by photographing their process with particular consideration of the conceptual context of their project. As a project, the Kunsthalle emerged from, and relies on the principles of a group of former works of mine: Anticipative Images (2009-2012), but most and foreall on the structural archive: Attempt At A Personal Epistemology." With contributions by Robert Beavers, Marie-France Rafael, Michael Baers, and Indre Klimaire. Design: Philip Baber with Elisabeth Rafstedt. ISBN 9789492811387

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342 Great Temptations / Grote verleidingen Dominic van den Boogerd 392 17 × 23 2018


392 pages / 17 × 23 cm

'I can resist everything', wrote Oscar Wilde, 'except temptation'. What is it that makes a painting so attractive, so irresistible? In this collection of essays, Dominic van den Boogerd writes with passion about the exhibitions he has seen, the painters he has spoken with, and the talks by artists that he has organised as the director of De Ateliers. About the pleasures and pitfalls of painting, forbidden favourites and the flirtation between the art of painting and other muses. The book is richly illustratied with works by Rob Birza, Michaël Borremans, Kerstin Brätsch, Varda Caivano, Giorgio de Chirico, Bill Copley, Walter Dahn, René Daniëls, Peter Doig, Marlene Dumas, Jana Euler, Ricardo van Eyk, Lucio Fontana, Bernard Frize, Philip Guston, Eberhard Havekost, Mary Heilmann, Charline von Heyl, Gary Hume, Natasja Kensmil, Raoul De Keyser, Martin Kippenberger, Thoralf Knobloch, Willem de Kooning, Édouard Manet, Henri Matisse, Rik Meijers, Edvard Munch, Navid Nuur, Paulina Olowksa, Blinky Palermo, Avery Preesman. R.H. Quaytman, Michael Raedecker, Neo Rauch, Daniël Richter, Gerhard Richter, Wilhelm Sasnal, Julian Schnabel, Dana Schutz, Jessica Stockholder, Luc Tuymans, Floris Verster, Jan Hendrik Weissenbruch, Ina van Zyl. Design: Dongyoung Lee, Roger Willems.