Roma Publications

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

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. For availability mail to 

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

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 x 29.7 2021

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 x 30 2021

This publication contains a 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 x 18 2021

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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406 Heterotemporality Ari Marcopoulos 80 15.5 x 21.5 2021

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 x 23 2021

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 x 24 2021

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 x 26 2021

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 x 23 Le Bal, Paris 2021

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 x 31 2021

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 x 18 2021

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

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 x 31 Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Antwerp 2021

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

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

This book is offered in memoriam to the Flemish Brutalist architect Juliaan Lampens (1926-2019). He 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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394 Tokyo Papers Karel Martens 40 recto + 40 verso 15.5 x 21.5 2020

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 x 29.7 The Serving Library / 019, Ghent 2020

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 x 24 2020

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 x 36 VLP, Groot-Bijgaarden 2020

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 x 29.7 2020

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 x 30 Seoul Museum of Art 2020

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 2020

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 x 31 Calanques National Park 2020

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 x 30 Musée de Bagnes, Le Châble 2020

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 x 22 2020

These photographs were 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 x 300 (4 different covers, randomly mixed). ISBN 9789492811752
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385b Conrad McRae Youth League Tournament (Special edition) Ari Marcopoulos 816 + jersey 16.4 x 22 2020

Limited edition of 25 signed and numbered books with an original Conrad McRae Youth League Tournament jersey in different colors, sizes and back numbers.
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384 The Absence of Mark Manders, Bonnefanten Mark Manders 152 22 x 28.5 Bonnefanten, Maastricht 2020

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 x 31 2020

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 x 8.5 x 21.5 2020

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

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 Cover by Walid Raad. ISBN 9789198457162
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380 Let's be honest, the weather helped Walid Raad 196 21.5 x 28 Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam / Moderna Museet, Stockholm 2020

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 x 17 Bonnefanten, Maastricht 2020

Small sized book with mainly studio photographs by the artist, published on the occasion of the exhibition The Absence of Mark Manders at the Bonnenfanten in Maastricht from 04.02-24.05 2020. Design: Roger Willems. ISBN 9789492811714
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378 Kerselare Drawings and Photographs Bart Lodewijks & Jan Kempenaers e-books 2019-2020

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 x 27 Van Lanschot Kempen 2019

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 x 48 art3, Valance 2019

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 x 18 2020

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 X 37.5 2020

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 x 24 2019

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 x 26 2019

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 x 23.2 2019

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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372b Re-Printed Matter (black and white edition) Karel Martens 280 17.3 x 23.2 2019

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 x 25 2019

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 x 29.7 The Serving Library 2019

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 x 28 Marres, Maastricht 2019

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

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 x 26.5 2019

"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 x 30.4 Musée de Bagnes, Le Châble 2019

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 x 25 2019

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 x 30 Oude Kerk, Amsterdam 2019

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 x 17.5 Bonnefantenmuseum Maastricht 2019

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 x 29.7 2019

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 x 28 Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam 2019

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

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 x 29 ICA, University of Pennsylvania 2019

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 x 34 2019

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

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

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 x 22 MuZee, Oostende 2019

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 x 24 2019

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 x 33 2019

Mahfuz Sultan in this book: "In 2017, while preparing for an exhibition titled Machine, he tried to make sense of all the through lines in his work. He struggled with the endless multiplication of images and the widespread appropriation of his style by amateurs and advertisers. He revisited all of the work from his career; he searched for patterns and affinities in the images, signs of movement and concert between them. Instead of showing less work and countering noise with silence, he showed hundreds of images, decontextualized, some xeroxed very quickly and others printed with care. He resigned himself to the idea that meaning and coherence between all the work would continuously elude him, and the only thing to do was keep going, keep shooting. This book, Entropy, is one of the books made in the aftermath of that moment, when the artist left his forty-year chronology behind and appears to do everything that he did in sequence all at once." Design: Roger Willems and Ari Marcopoulos. ISBN 9789492811486
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352 Bühnenbilder Silke Otto-Knapp 128 22 x 28 Midway Contemporary Art, Minneapolis 2019

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 x 28 2019

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 x 24 x 2.5 2019

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

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

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 x 27 S.M.A.K., Ghent 2019

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 x 28.5 Printed Matter Inc. 2019

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

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

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 x 32 HOGENT, Ghent 2019

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 x 20 Lectoraat Art & Public Space, Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam 2019

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 x 18.5 Kunsthalle Leipzig 2018

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 x 23 2018

'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.
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341 STRAY: A GRAPHIC TONE Shannon Ebner audio record 31 x 31 Fonograf Editions, Portland 2019

This fourteen-track vinyl LP in gatefold sleeve features poems of American poets Susan Howe (b. 1937) and Nathaniel Mackey (b. 1947) as produced by visual artist Shannon Ebner. Juxtaposing historic and recent material from 1991 until 2018, the work brought together here examines the two writer's lifelong preoccupation with subjects adrift in narratives of dispossession both real and imagined. Liner notes contain excerpts of original interviews as well as reproductions of the poets' published materials. According to Ebner, "STRAY: A GRAPHIC TONE is the full-length version of what I started in 2016 when I began seeking exchanges with these two poets. I was drawn to their works for their experiments with poetic form - for their politics of poetic form, to be exact - for their poems' stray figures and stray errant marks." It was recorded at various locales between 1991 and 2018. The album was edited and produced by Shannon Ebner and mastered and engineered by Joseph Stewart. Design: Julia Born and Shannon Ebner.
Susan Howe: "Sound is everything in poetry. It's measure; the measure is everything. Even though I have gone on about silence. This is the mystery. I don't have a set measure, but I feel that something about the way I place words on paper amounts to a kind of dictation I'm receiving from somewhere. Every mark on paper is an acoustic mark. Sound is also, obviously, sight. It's that instant flash of recognition that echoes and re-echoes. A work of art if it works teaches us we haven't seen what we suddenly see."
Nathaniel Mackey: "Graphite is soft carbon. Were it hard enough to withstand contact and remain totally self-contained, it would not be useful for writing. Graphite gives up some of itself upon contact with paper. Graphite suffers a loss that leaves a mark. So, the music I'm talking about, the writing I'm talking about, is talking about loss that leaves a mark. And not just talking about it; it is the mark that's left."
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340 Calcutta Drawings Bart Lodewijks e-books CARF 2018

A series of seven free e-books (in English and Dutch) with texts and images by Bart Lodewijks about his three months working period in Calcutta, India, hosted by Calcutta Art Research Foundation and the Dutch Mondriaan Fund, from early September through mid-December 2018.
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339 Friendly Good Lily van der Stokker 224 24 x 30.5 Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam / Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich 2018

"I Am a beauty specialist. I have commissioned myself to research happiness and friendliness in my artwork, and with that I take a stand against irony and cynicism."
The Dutch artist Lily van der Stokker ('s-Hertogenbosch, 1954) lives and works in Amsterdam and New York. In the 1980s she ran an art gallery in the East Village. She achieved her international breakthrough in the following decade, with her exuberant decorative murals. Van der Stokker's work deals with subjects such as beauty, friendship, and kindness, and everyday activities such as cleaning, tidying, and a visit to the doctor. Her conceptual approach adds a completely new dimension to these ostensibly prosaic themes. This book presents the themes that have characterized Van der Stokker's work since the early 1990s. The artist's close involvement in the compilation is reflected in the playful, highly suggestive visual references. With essays by the curators Leontine Coelewij (Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam) and Raphael Gygax (Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich). Design: Roger Willems.
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338 Interne Correspondentie Issue 1 Experimental Jetset envelope + 5 items 26 x 37 2018

First issue of an irregularly published archive of documents related to Experimental Jetset. Limited edition of 50 copies.

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337 Indexing Water. Notes on Representation Vol. 9 Irene Kopelman 68 21 x 28 2018

This 9th volume in Kopelman's series Notes on Representation, is dedicated to Dr. Marcel Wernand, a physical oceanographer who engaged in the research of Forel-Ule scale - a hand-held index to estimate the colour of natural waters since the nineteenth century. This book functions as the Forel-Ule scale itself, reproduced as printed matter in solid, opaque colours. It also brings together fragments, both of Wernand's writings and of recorded conversations, which took place at different moments in 2017. Design: Roger Willems, Ayumi Higuchi. ISBN 9789492811332
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336 Tupac Biggie Dana Lixenberg 64 + poster 24 x 34 Patta, Amsterdam 2018

Tupac Biggie presents a visual history of Dana Lixenberg's iconic photographs of the legendary artists Tupac and Biggie, considered by many the best rappers of their time. These photographs, commissioned by VIBE magazine in 1993 and 1996, have been appropriated over the years by innumerable admirers around the world. The book shows for the first time both shoots in their entirety and retraces the unforeseen trajectory and ubiquity of these images. The publication is accompanied by an essay written by Robert Kenner and a poem by Kevin Powell, both renowned contributors of VIBE magazine. Design: Mevis & van Deursen. ISBN 9789492811325
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335 The Serving Library Annual 2018/19 (Translation) Francesca Bertolotti-Bailey, Stuart Bertolotti-Bailey, Vincenzo Latronico, David Reinfurt (editors) 208 21 x 29.7 The Serving Library 2018

The Serving Library Annual comprises a number of individual "bulletins" organized around a theme for an international audience of designers, artists, writers, and researchers. This year's collection explores how translation is fast becoming a significant site for the negotiation of identities and power dynamics in an increasingly Anglocentric cultural scene. Although departing from literature and the visual arts, the issue soon veers off into mathematics, music, architecture, religion, and more. The Serving Library Annual 2018/19 is guest co-edited by Italian novelist and translator Vincenzo Latronico and it features contributions by Meehan Crist, Katrina Dodson, Lucile Dupraz, Claudia Durastanti, Joseph Grigely, Meg Miller, Minae Mizumura, National Security Agency, Philip Ording, David Osbaldeston, David Reinfurt, Anna Della Subin, The Annotated Fall, and Emily Wilson. Design: Stuart Bertolotti-Bailey. ISBN 9789492811318
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334 AÆUÅÆØ Nick Geboers 48 + print 24 x 33 2018

The cryptic title forms a sequence of symbols and Danish sounds. AÆUÅÆØ roughly translates to 'I am out on an island'. The photographer therefore invites us to visit an island. What the precise nature of that island could be remains undetermined. In any case, it is not an existing island. The images in this book cannot be read as a documentary inventory of a real existing area, but rather as a poetic evocation of the idea 'island'. They explore the isolation, the sense of seclusion, specific to the existence of the islander. Each photograph is an isolated fragment, the whole a sequence of unfathomable appearances. The sublime landscapes, nature observations, archaic symbols and unknown rituals suggest an animistic world view in which every image, every human trace, seems like an echo of other times. Design: Roger Willems. ISBN 9789492811301
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333 Works and Words Josine van Droffelaar, Piotr Olszanski (editors) 92 21 x 29.7 De Appel, Amsterdam 2018

This publication is an unedited reprint of the catalogue originally published by De Appel in 1980 as a follow-up to the international art manifestation Works and Words. The event sought to break with the one-way traffic of Western artists traveling to the East by inviting artists from Eastern Bloc countries to Amsterdam. The invited artists, theoreticians, film-makers, and art historians represented a broad spectrum of practices, theoretical approaches, and developments. The manifestation resulted in an active exchange of ideas, new insights, and collaborations. Design: Piotr Olszanski. ISBN 9789492811295
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332 FOUCAULT IN Olaf Nicolai 128 17 x 22 Kunstmuseum St. Gallen 2018

Michel Foucault was invited to the University of California, Berkeley, in 1975. During his visit, Simeon Wade, who assisted and accompanied Foucault, persuaded him to join him and his partner, Michael Stoneman, on a trip to Death Valley and Zabriskie Point, where Foucault took LSD for the first time. Wade wrote about this experience in his unpublished manuscript Foucault in California. When Olaf Nicolai asked to use excerpts from the text for an artist's publication, he was permitted a maximum of 250 words. He selected 205 words from throughout the manuscript. Although the broader contents can only be guessed at, this abbreviated text is itself a trip. Published on the occasion of the exhibition by Olaf Nicolai That's a God-forsaken place; but it's beautiful, isn't it?, at Lokremise / Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, curated by Lorenzo Benedetti. Design: Dongyoung Lee, Roger Willems. ISBN 9789492811271

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331 Fortress of Solitude Mike Kelley 96 17 x 22 2018

Looking at the play between memory and forgetfulness, Mike Kelley: Fortress of Solitude brings together a range of key works from across the artist's career. Whether using found stuffed animals as emotional effigies of long lost traumatic memories, or evoking the psychic existential homelessness of Superman in the form of his Kandor series, Mike Kelley explores the dark underbelly of post-war American culture. This publication accompanies the exhibition that took place at the Museum of Cycladic Art in Athens, curated by Douglas Fogle. Design: Roger Willems. ISBN 9789492811196
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330 The Presidents' Hammers Diego Tonus 304 17 x 24 2018

Within his artistic practice, Diego Tonus focuses on reproduction as a tool of investigation to question control systems and power structures by transforming images, objects, and collective experiences, revealing their underlying structures of codification and normativity. This book deals with issues arising from the silence of the original gavels used by the heads of commissions of emancipatory and revolutionary groups. He investigated their controversial nature as objects belonging to socio-democratic groups, which in turn led to a detailed remaking of these peculiar objects through drawing, carving, and varnishing, to exhibit them for the first time outside the archive. Design: Dongyoung Lee, Roger Willems. ISBN 9789492811271
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329 The Ooze Brud / Aditya Mandayam 144 12 x 17 Kunstverein München 2018

The Ooze is the twelfth publication in Kunstverein München's 'Companion' series, and corresponds to The Donut of Confusion - a mid-career retrospective by Brud (and also Season Zero of their TV show 'Gewgaw'). Brud is often described as a set of heuristics that gained sentience in the twenty-teens and will self-destruct sometime in the twenty-thirties. Brud focuses their attention somewhere between the stage, the screen, and the eye, to examine the cultural, political, and technological histories of sight (primarily through linguistic and musicological modes) and to expose the hidden structural and ideological precursors to contemporary communication. This 144-page publication contains a compendium of idiosyncratic texts by Aditya Mandayam, reproduced in facsimile from various English-language zines and chapbooks. It also includes new texts about Brud (in English, German, and Polish) by Chris Fitzpatrick, Kees van Gelder, Andrea Liu, and Michal Novotny. Edited by Aditya Mandayam, with Chris Fitzpatrick, Julie Peeters, and Post Brothers. Design: Julie Peeters. ISBN 9789492811288
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328 One Wall a Web Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa 248 17.1 x 24.6 2018

This book gathers together work from two photographic series, Our Present Invention (2012-14) and All My Gone Life (2014-17), as well as two text collages all made in and focused specifically on the United States. Through a mixture of writing, portraiture, landscape and appropriated archival images, the book describes quotidian encounters with fraught desire, uneven freedom, irrational fear and deep structural division, asking whether the historical and contemporary realities of anti-Black and gendered violence - when treated as aberrations - do not in fact serve to veil violence's essential function in the maintenance of 'civil' society. One Wall a Web traces a chronological path through the production of two series, the first of which (Our Present Invention) sets out with a particular interest in the entanglement of masculinity with violence. The second series of photographs (All My Gone Life) comprises two chapters, the first of which consists of appropriated archival images which track continuities between past and present circumstances. These revenant images enter into dialogue with the final strand of contemporary photographs in the second chapter, which address themselves to the spectral form and the visceral costs of this history in the book's penultimate section. One Wall a Web concludes with an extensive essay that explores resonances between the field of black studies, questions of black life, and the strange ontology of the photographic image. Design: Roger Willems. ISBN 9789492811226
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328 SP One Wall a Web (special edition) Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa 248 + 3 prints 17.1 x 24.6 2018

An edition of forty boxed and signed copies of the book, containing three archival pigment prints*, one from each of the three sections of the book, and a postcard of the book's back cover image (Ground, 2018). Each box is individually numbered.
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1: W. Baker Street (Our Present Invention)
2: Unknown (All My Gone Life, Vol. 1)
3: Paderewski Drive (All My Gone Life Vol. 2)
Image size: 13.9 x 17.5 cm (5.5" x 6.9")
Paper size: 15.2 x 20.2 cm (6.0" x 8.0")

327 An Invitation to Disappear Julian Charrière 104 24 x 30.5 Musée de Bagnes, Le Châble / Kunsthalle Mainz 2018

In April 1815 the volcano Mount Tambora, situated on Sumbawa Island in Indonesia, erupted into flames, ash and lava, its effects rippling around the globe. In the Canton of Valais, Switzerland, a neighboring glacier expanded through the summer of 1816 causing the Lac de Mauvoisin to overflow its banks. Julian Charrière's new works, An Invitation to Disappear, move, as Dehlia Hannah writes, along "the historical and geographical path between Tambora and the Alps, between 1818 and 2018," tracing the entangled threads of climate devastation, monocultural farming, and an imaginary in which apocalyptic ecological threats find poetic utterance in the aesthetic of the sublime. A series of installations of the works were installed at Kunsthalle Mainz, on the dam of Mauvoisin and at Musée de Bagnes, comprising dystopic installations and an absurdist film centered around the palm oil plantations that now carpet the flanks of Mount Tambora. With texts in English by Stefanie Böttcher and Dehlia Hannah, including 2 postcards and an insert with a French translation of Hannah's text. Published to coincide with exhibitions at the Mauvoisin Dam, the Museum of Bagnes in Le Châble, and Kunsthalle Mainz. Design: Roger Willems. ISBN 9789492811264

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326 Room of Peace Bas Princen leporello + 16 p 24 x 30 2018

This edition presents the "Room of Peace", first shown as an exhibition-installation at the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale. It is the first in a series of books and publications by the author, each dedicated to one photographic project or installation. The hardcover leporello and the accompanying insert are designed by Joris Kritis, and printed by Tienkamp in Groningen in an edition of 500 copies. With an introduction text by Bas Princen, and an essay by Marc Angélil and Cary Siress. ISBN 9789492811257
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I was allowed to photograph Sala della Pace, the Room of Peace, in early morning before visitors would arrive. On the first day, I turned off the spotlights that are used to highlight Ambrogio Lorenzetti's famous fresco panorama and opened the curtains covering the only window in the room. In the daylight, the panorama does not appear like a singular work of art - rather, it is part of a painted architectural order that fully covers the walls and ceiling. The lower part of the space is painted to create the impression of an ornamental wall relief in various materials. Looking up, above eye level, a painted frieze frames the space and seamlessly turns into the fresco panorama depicting the City-State Under Tyranny, Virtues of Good Government, and Good City-Republic. The space has been fully painted to create the impression of a complex and grand room inside a simple, rectangular, plastered volume in the side wing of the Palazzo Pubblico in Siena. This room, from which the city used to be governed by the elected Council of Nine, was not articulated through rare or expensive materials but through a single image depicting a room of power - or an illusion of it. Though, to us, these frescos may look like documents of the long-forgotten past, to their contemporaries they were meant to project future visions: one that they feared, the other, that to which they aspired. The painted image of the room as a work of art had the power to instill the governing Council with the sense that every possible future was still in their hands. The Room of Peace reminds us that an image is, of course, nearly always a projection - an image nearly always speaks about visions more than it speaks about facts. But for me the crucial message of the Room of Peace is that an image has more power when it is contextualized, in an architectural or urban space and in a specific social situation. In contrast, contemporary images are rarely contextual, viewed on mobile devices and endlessly circulating. They are unspecific and therefore neutralized. In contemporary public and political spaces, could a contextual image - an image in a space, like in the Room of Peace - still be a vital agent?
Bas Princen, 2018

325 WORK Zarouhie Abdalian 20 + 4 24 x 34 LAXART, Los Angeles 2018

Artist publication by Zarouhie Abdalian in collaboration with Julie Peeters detailing Abdalian's solo exhibition at LAXART in 2017, curated by Micki Meng. The catalog centers around seven tools and tool heads (titled: brunt) and several casts of the worked surface of a long derelict chalk mine (titled: from chalk mine hollow). Tara McDowell in the accompanying text describes the work as "near-future monuments to our own self-made epoch, the Anthropocene." With texts by Joseph Rosenzweig and Tara McDowell. Design: Julie Peeters. ISBN 9789492811240
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324 Onder inspecteurs Bart Lodewijks 48 19.5 x 26.5 2018

Set of 3 zines of 16 pages with stories and images by Bart Lodewijks about the realization of his long term commission to create chalk wall drawings at the new head quarters of The Netherlands food and consumer product safety authority (NVWA). Inside the building Lodewijks is confronted by the regulations of the inspectors, and on the streets around the building it's the local housing association that frustrtates his work. Nevertheless Lodewijks managed to create a series of drawings in working rooms, public spaces, and private houses in which he connects different social layers in and around the instistution. Design: Roger Willems. Note: All text only in Dutch.
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323 Radial Grammar Batia Suter 296 22.5 x 30 Le Bal, Paris 2018

Radial Grammar was created by Batia Suter in 2018 on the occasion of her eponymous exhibition at Le Bal in Paris, from May 25 till August 26, 2018. The imagery in this book, which revolves around radial shapes and concepts, also forms the basis of a video work in the exhibition. Specific for the book is the use of two separate layers of black ink, allowing Suter to create double images and to merge patterns and screens. Departing from pages scanned from her collection of second hand tomes - mainly concerning natural science, precision machinery and art history - Suter freely manipulates them and reorders them within the space of a book, which can be seen as a condensed exhibition on paper. The result is a journey along visual phenomena that reconnects us with the endless curiosity and patience of our younger selves leafing through an encyclopedia, unattended and unable to read, yet all the more sensitive to its inner visual rhymes and correspondences. With a text by Henri Michaux from 1968. Design: Roger Willems. ISBN 9789492811233

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322 Glaz Nicolas Floc'h 424 20.8 x 26.2 Frac Bretagne 2018

Glaz is a Breton word used to describe a colour between green and blue, the colour of water. Since childhood, Nicolas Floc'h has developed a passion for the ocean and devoted his life and work to encapsulating and conveying the infinite riches and aspects of its reality. This voluminous monograph, published after his exhibition at Fonds régional d'art contemporain Bretagne, covers an oeuvre of sculpture, photography, and conceptual works, organised in themes like 'Invisible Architecture', 'Productive Structures', 'Natural Habitats', 'Painting', 'Functional', and 'Recycling'. A major part of the book is dedicated to underwater photographs of artificial reefs in France, Portugal, and Japan, as well as specific seascapes taken by Floc'h during a scientific expedition on the Tara Pacific in Japan. With texts in French and English by Catherine Elkar, Jean-Marc Huitorel, Yves Henocque, Nicolas Floc'h, and Hubert Loisel. Design: Roger Willems. ISBN 9789492811165
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321 Lua Cão Alexandre Estrela and João Maria Gusmão & Pedro Paiva 208 21 x 29.7 Kunstverein München 2018

Lua Cão is the eleventh publication in Kunstverein München's Companion series, and corresponds to an exhibition by Alexandre Estrela and João Maria Gusmão & Pedro Paiva. Initiated by Natxo Checa at ZdB in Lisbon, then optimized for Munich with Kunstverein München, the exhibition is an immersive moving-image experiment, with a projectionist arranging 20 analog films and digital videos by Estrela and Gusmão & Paiva in five 15-minute constellations, according to a 4-hour technical script. This publication departs from the exhibition to recount the endless encounters of Tom, an avid image consumer, and Jerry, a zealous projectionist, through more than 150 texts (in English and German) by Alexandre Estrela, Chris Fitzpatrick, João Maria Gusmão, Pedro Paiva, and Post Brothers. Designed by Julie Peeters, the A4 publication is punctuated by a series of 10 full color collages that Estrela and Gusmão & Paiva produced collaboratively by superimposing film stills and video stills from the exhibition. Design: Julie Peeters. ISBN 9789492811219
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320 Works from 2006 to 2017 René Daniëls 80 24 x 31 Reset, Borgloon 2018

In his works on canvas created over the past twelve years, René Daniëls often returns to his paintings from the period before 1987. He adopts ciphers deriving from these works but uses them to develop a different, unprecedented language. Changing pictorial constellations express an existential situation of non-communication and isolation but are also pushed beyond these limits into a realm of extraordinary painterly possibilities. The present publication accompanies an exhibition of René Daniëls's work from 2006 to 2017 at Reset in Borgloon, Belgium, curated by Ulrich Loock, who is also the editor of this book. It marks the first time that the paintings Daniëls has produced since his devastating stroke in 1987 have been presented as a substantial and autonomous body of work. Design: Roger Willems. ISBN 9789492811202
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319 10 Madnesses Fiona Tan 120 11.5 x 18.5 2018

Five Portraits of the Insane by the nineteenth century French artist Théodore Géricault are said to be all that remain of originally ten commissioned portraits of insane patients. Each painting depicts a particular mental condition, a so-called monomania including a kleptomaniac, a woman mad with envy, a child kidnapper. Almost nothing is known about these portraits, but they raise a multitude of questions. Who are these people? In what way are they insane? What and where are the five missing madnesses? Intrigued and inspired by an absence, Tan decides to go in search of them. Pairing personal impressions with formal analysis and archival research, the essay ventures far beyond the boundaries of art history. Written by Fiona Tan during a fellowship as artist-in-residence at the Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles. Design: Roger Willems. ISBN 9789492811158
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318 MMDC2 Sophie Nys 36 22 x 22 Middelheimmuseum, Antwerp 2018

Second in a publication series documenting the Middelheimmuseum Library in Antwerp. For every issue another artsist is invited to make a selection acoording to his/her specific interest. The books Sophie Nys selected brought her to the work of Jacob Epstein and the recent reappearance of Winston Churchill in the White House. Editing and design: Sophie Nys and Julie Peeters. Available for free at the Middelheimmuseum, Antwerp. ISBN 9789492811189 (Not for sale)

317 Recollecting Landscapes - Rephotography, Memory and Transformation 1904-1980-2004-2014 Bruno Notteboom, Pieter Uyttenhove (editors) / Georges Charlier, Michiel De Cleene, Jan Kempenaers, Jean Massart (photographers) 228 19.5 x 34 Ghent University 2018

Between 1904 and 1911, botanist Jean Massart (1865-1925) made a series of landscape photos mainly situated in Flanders, the northern part of Belgium. They had a didactic purpose: Massart wanted to show the natural vegetation in its landscape context, and the relationship between agriculture and geography. In 1980, Georges Charlier rephotographed about sixty of Massart's landscape images for the National Botanic Garden of Belgium and the Belgian Nature and Bird Reserves association. For each photo, point of view and framing were identical to Massart's. Both series were published and shown in the travelling exhibition Landscapes in Flanders Then and Now. It had to illustrate the impoverishment of the natural environment. In 2003, Labo S, the Laboratory for Urbanism at Ghent University, and the Flanders Architecture Institute commissioned Jan Kempenaers to rephotograph the same landscapes. A fourth series of photos was made by photographer Michiel De Cleene, commissioned by the Province of West Flanders in 2014. Due to the restrictions of rephotography, Charlier, Kempenaers and De Cleene did have only little freedom to express a personal point of view. However, a different emphasis on documentarian, artistic and scientific aspects can be distinguished in their work. Besides their photographic qualities, the four series are in this book considered as part of a 'chronophotographic' collection showing in detail the transformation of landscapes. Since several years, the collection has served multidisciplinary research at Ghent University, in particular on urbanisation and landscape mutations in terms of agriculture, biodiversity, infrastructure, economical development and lifestyles. Photography and research are the two components of this book. Design: Roger Willems with Wout Neirynck. ISBN 9789492811172
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316 Intenso Katinka Bock 174 21 x 28 Kunst Museum Winterthur / Mudam Luxembourg / IAC Villeurbanne/Rhône-Alpes 2018

Artist book with photographic work by Katinka Bock dating from 2007 till 2017. It marks the occasion of three interrelated exhibitions by Bock in the space of one year in Kunst Museum Winterthur (Sonar/Tomorrow's Sculpture), Mudam Luxembourg (Smog/Tomorrow's Sculpture), and IAC Villeurbanne/Rhône-Alpes (Radio/Tomorrow's Sculpture). With a text contribution by Louis Lüthi. Design: Roger Willems. ISBN 9789492811134
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314 Alex Elena Narbutaite 48 16 x 24 Kunstverein München 2017

Alex is the 10th publication in the Companion series, and was produced during Alex  a light programme by Elena Narbutaite in Kunstverein München's Foyer, which began on New Year's Eve 2016 in Vilnius, and ended on New Year's Eve 2017 in Vilnius. Alex was edited by Elena Narbutaite and Julie Peeters, and features an extended correspondence between Elena Narbutaite and Candice Lin, as well as dialogue excerpted from the 1994 Atom Egoyan film Exotica, a caption by Chris Fitzpatrick, an unbound 'filmstrip', a textual intervention by Goda Budvytyte & Bernardo José de Souza, various visual contributions by An Breugelmans, Gintaras Didziapetris, Alix Eynaudi, Ieva Kabasinskaite, Elena Narbutaite, Onute Narbutaite, Julie Peeters, Viktorija Rybakova, Cécile Tonizzo, and a reproduction of a painting by August Kopisch. Design: Julie Peeters. ISBN 9789492811110
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313 Dying is a solo Yael Davids 156 23 x 30 2018

This publication compiles material of performances and installations produced during a five year period, featuring scripts, and documentation of the works Ending with Glass, Learning to Imitate in Absentia, Obliterating an Image, The Distance between V and W, Objects in Diaspora, and A Reading That Loves - a Physical Act, of which the last two were shown at documenta 14. Yael Davids positions the reception of her performances and installations as a constitute force in her practice. Each performance repeats what has preceded, yet also expands, modifies, and nuances the previous version. Through this practice of perpetually attuning the central components of the work - voice, body and object - a series of augmented repetitions turns into a single composition, a single artwork. Design: Mevis & Van Deursen. ISBN 9789492811097
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312 Peak Oil Geert Goiris 68 + print 24 x 30.5 Rubis Mécénat cultural fund 2017

Series of photographs by Geert Goiris, dealing with the topic of our contemporary oil culture. Commissioned by Rubis Mécénat cultural fund, Goiris was given permission to the Rubis Terminal sites in Rouen and other sites in Europe. He tackles the subject from the outside, limiting himself to that particular moment when oil is seemingly without drama. This is not about the technical feat of extracting the oil from the earth, nor about the economic, social and/or geopolitical effects generated by its existence. Rather it is about the in-between stations, the moments when oil is only potentially active. With a text by Steven Humblet. Limited edition of 600 copies with print. Design: Roger Willems. ISBN 9789492811103

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311 Animal Books for Jaap Zeno Anna Julian Luca Lous Martens 416 17 x 24 Martens Family 2017

Lous Martens about the book: "Seventeen years ago our grandson Jaap was born. That was the start of an animal book for Jaap. I used a dummy for the OASE journal of architecture and loosely pasted in pictures of animals that I had clipped from newspapers and magazines about art, literature and science. Plus stamps and photos from advertising brochures. Then Zeno was born and the same thing happened: an animal book for Zeno. Now I was working on two books at once. Then came Anna. Julian. Luca. At this point, there were five books-in-the-making on the table. And none of those five are finished yet. The children, as well as myself, enjoy seeing the small, ever-evolving changes. The additions. These books were never intended for the outside world where I had found all the pictures. Never intended to be published. Now they lie here, grouped into one big book, because others have convinced me it's what they deserve." Design: Martens Family. ISBN 9789492811073 (first edition) / ISBN 9789492811998 (second edition with new cover)
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311 SP Animal Books for Jaap Zeno Anna Julian Luca (special edition) Lous Martens and children 416 17 x 24 Martens Family 2017

During production of Animal Books for Jaap Zeno Anna Julian Luca, a number of books remained for which there was no cover. An excellent opportunity for the children of the painting club and group 7 of the Dr. Rijk Kramerschool, to give these books a cover! The benefits went to SOS Children's Villages. For availability mail to

310 Funnelflux Navid Nuur 116 22 x 30 Be-Part, Waregem 2017

Catalogue documenting Funnelflux, a solo exhibition by Navid Nuur in Be-Part, Waregem, combining a cross section of earlier works with new pieces and site specific installations. Placed in the heart of a photographic tour through the entire installation, there is an insightful text by the artist about his process of creating an exhibition like this, from the moment of being invited by an institution. Design: Roger Willems. ISBN 9789492811066
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309 Bill 1 Julie Peeters (editor) 176 23 x 31 2017

First issue of an annual magazine of photographic stories, edited and designed by Julie Peeters. Twelve contributors present new or previously unpublished work. BILL prioritizes visual reading without distraction, the images that appear in the magazine are printed without any accompanying text. Contributors to the first issue are: Jochen Lempert, Ketuta Alexi-Meskhishvili, Katja Mater, Elena Narbutaite, Rosalind Nashashibi & Vivian Suter, Arthur Ou, Scott Ponik, Adam Putnam, Johannes Schwartz, Algirdas ekus, Linda Van Deursen and Stand Up Comedy. ISBN 9789492811080
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308 The Photographic I: Other Pictures Martin Germann, Steven Humblet (editors) 128 20 x 26.5 S.M.A.K., Ghent 2017

Catalog accompanying the first part of a diptych exhibition in S.M.A.K., Ghent, spread over two years, curated by Martin Germann with Tanja Boon and Steven Humblet. The exhibition comprises new and existing work by artists and photographers including Lewis Baltz, Tina Barney, Mohamed Bourouissa, Moyra Davey, Marc De Blieck, Sara Deraedt, Patrick Faigenbaum, Peter Fraser, Alair Gomes, Jitka Hanzlová, Roni Horn, Stephanie Kiwitt, Aglaia Konrad, Jochen Lempert, Zoe Leonard, Jean-Luc Moulène, Zanele Muholi, Jean-Luc Mylayne, Trevor Paglen, Doug Rickard, Torbjørn Rødland, Michael Schmidt, Arne Schmitt, Allan Sekula, Ahlam Shibli, Malick Sidibé, Dayanita Singh, Wolfgang Tillmans, Marc Trivier and Tobias Zielony. The selection, ranging from the 1960s to the present, demonstrates a lively interest in the power of the still image as a means of examining the world. It concentrates on indefinable images with an open view, whose multi-layering requires slow reading. With an introduction by Martin Germann and Philippe Van Cauteren, and an essay by Steven Humblet in Dutch and English. Design: Roger Willems. ISBN 9789492811059
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307 MECHANISMS Anthony Huberman (editor) 288 22 x 21 CCA Wattis, San Francisco 2017

This catalogue accompanies a major group show at the CCA Wattis in San Francisco, and Secession in Vienna, curated by Anthony Huberman. It reflects on ways the "machine" determines how we live and what we believe in. A machine is also a mechanism, not just a physical object but also an abstract ideology. The artworks point to the forms and instruments that make up our technological infrastructure, as well as to the values they are designed to enforce. Contesting a world that rewards efficiency, speed, and productivity, the participating artists test existing systems with inefficient machines, impossible tools, wasted time, and elaborate protocols that misalign outputs and inputs. With contributions by Zarouhie Abdalian, Terry Atkinson, Lutz Bacher, Eva Barto, Neil Beloufa, Patricia L. Boyd, Jay DeFeo, Trisha Donnelly, Harun Farocki, Richard Hamilton, Aaron Flint Jamison, Jacob Kassay, Garry Neill Kennedy, Louise Lawler, Park McArthur, Jean-Luc Moulène, Pope.L, Charlotte Posenenske, Cameron Rowland, and Danh Vo. Design: Julie Peeters and Scott Ponik. ISBN 9789492811042
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306 Exarcheia Athens Sunday Feb.5.2017 13:07-16:51 Ari Marcopoulos 176 16.7 x 22.8 2017

Ari Marcopoulos shot this series during one February afternoon in Exarcheia, a neighbourhood in central Athens which is known as home to Greek anarchists. Through 352 colourful pictures of graffiti and crumbling concrete walls, an urban portrait comes to light, as if Marcopoulos was scanning the area through his camera lens. The entire series remains unedited in the layout of the book. Design: Roger Willems. ISBN 9789492811035
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305 The Serving Library Annual 2017/18 (Public Fiction) Francesca Bertolotti-Bailey, Stuart Bertolotti-Bailey, Angie Keefer, Lauren Mackler, David Reinfurt (editors) 200 21 x 29.7 The Serving Library 2017

The Serving Library Annual comprises a number of individual "Bulletins" organized around a theme for an international audience of designers, artists, writers, and researchers. Newly published by ROMA Publications in a yearly format, this inaugural issue is realised in collaboration with Public Fiction, a journal and exhibition-maker based in Los Angeles. It deals with acts of civil disobedience and other forms of resistance, particularly in view of the relationship between entertainment and power. Contributors include Hilton Als, Tauba Auerbach, Anne Carson, Mark Leckey, Adrian Piper, Frances Stark, and Martine Syms.
Public Fiction's next project, which runs broadly concurrent to this new Annual's lifespan, is named The Conscientious Objector - a multifaceted endeavour commissioned by West Hollywood City Council that unfurls in parts from September 2017 to April 2018. Curated by Public Fiction founder Lauren Mackler and Serving Library editor Francesca Bertolotti-Bailey, The Conscientious Objector comprises a series of "commercials" produced by artists for public access TV, an exhibition of artworks and performances at the MAK Center for Art and Architectures Schindler House in West Hollywood, and the present publication. Design: Stuart Bertolotti-Bailey. ISBN 9789492811011
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304 MCMXCIX Kara Walker 212 15 x 23 2017

This sketchbook was begun in Munich in 1999, when I was 29 years old. Like most sketchbooks it served as a portal between the real world and the realm of her imagination. Although it was never intended to be shared, nevertheless quite a bit of "work" came out of this particular book, including the installation 'Insurrection! (Our Tools Were Rudimentary, Yet We Pressed On)', which is in the collection of the Guggenheim Museum. That, however, is an exception to the rule. For the most part the pages in this sketchbook reflect uneasy, unrefined, unfinished thoughts and anxieties, written and drawn with no objectives, no ulterior motives, and no filters. Kara Walker, July 2017. Scans: Ari Marcopoulos. Design: Roger Willems. ISBN 9789492811004
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303 SCHAUBUCH: Skulptur Aglaia Konrad 192 13 x 20 MONOLITH production 2017

The photographs in this book, taken by Aglaia Konrad between 2010 and 2017 in museums throughout Europe, share an interest in 'sculptural architecture'. Her focus on the spatial display of sculpture allowed for an unrestricted subjective choice. Design: Roger Willems. ISBN 9789492811004
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302 Rokin Fountain Mark Manders 64 21 x 28 City of Amsterdam 2017

Publication about a sculptural fountain that Mark Manders made for the city of Amsterdam. Besides an impression of the final result, photographed by Jan Kempenaers, the book includes texts and images covering the history of the fountain's central location in the city, the entire process of its creation, and an essay by Maria Barnas about movement in the work of Manders. Design: Roger Willems. ISBN 9789492811004 / English edition
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301 A rock that keeps tigers away Hasan Veseli, Post Brothers, Chris Fitzpatrick (editors) 224 12 x 17 Kunstverein München 2017

The ninth in the Companion series, this 224-page publication contains the theoretical grounding for A rock that keeps tigers away - a group exhibition at Kunstverein München, with work by Beth Collar, Tania Pérez Córdova, Jason Dodge, Laura Kaminskait, Simon Dybbroe Møller, Francesco Pedraglio, Adrien Tirtiaux, Freek Wambacq, and Herwig Weiser. The publication contains texts (in either German or English) by Claudia Blum, Heinz von Foerster, Sigfried Großmann, Katrine Dybbroe Møller, Timothy Morton, Francesco Pedraglio, Edgar Allen Poe, Steven Shaviro, Julian Sigmund, and Doug Zongker, which wrap an extensive interview with the exhibition's main curator Post Brothers, conducted by the Kunstverein's director Chris Fitzpatrick, and with contributions from the publication's co-editor Hasan Veseli (in English and German). A collection of quotes from comedians, writers, and philosophers, transcriptions from episodes of the television programs, Sesame Street, The Simpsons, and The West Wing, a charting of the development of the 'Chicken or the Egg' debate in popular media, and artistic interventions by Beth Collar, Laura Kaminskait, Simon Dybbroe Møller, Gianni Motti, Julie Peeters, Tyler Vigen, and Freek Wambacq are also contained in the publication. Co-edited by Post Brothers and Hasan Veseli, with Chris Fitzpatrick and Julie Peeters. Designed by Julie Peeters.
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300 Hoboken Jan Kempenaers 104 + print 31 x 22 2017

Over a period of one year, Jan Kempenaers photographed the woods in the Hobokense Polder, itself the result of a botched urban development project and a former dumping ground for excess soil and toxic waste. Located in a suburb of Antwerp, the area was transformed into a nature reserve two decades ago. It is a new, modern landscape, the result of human intervention left to its own natural growth. The book is composed in sections (archive, selection, details), repeating image sequences that progress in a tendency towards abstraction. With an essay on landscape photography by Steven Humblet. Design: Roger Willems. ISBN 9789491843976
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299 Copy Construct Kasper Andreasen (editor) 68 19.7 x 27.1 Cultural Centre Mechelen 2017

This exhibition publication is produced on the occasion of the group show Copy Construct held at the Cultural Centre Mechelen in the first half of 2017. Copy Construct departs from different artistic practices and specific works by artists that are based on 'reproduction' or 'copy'. Side by side, the exhibited works were shown in relation to printed matter and artists books. Initially produced as an exhibition guide, this revised version brings together some 25 autonomous contributions from the exhibited artists, a thematic introduction, an interview with the book collector Gregorio Magnani, as well as some images of the exhibition installation. The publication's bibliography offers a selected overview of exhibited books as seen per artist in recent decades. Curated and compiled by Kasper Andreasen. Design: Joris Dockx. ISBN 9789491843945

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298 I Come From the Other Side Claudio Moser 56 + 8 23.5 x 29.5 Le Musée de Bagnes, Le Châble 2017

Published on the occasion of Claudio Moser's exhibition at the 237 meter high dam of Mauvoisin, and Musée de Bagnes in Le Châble (June 17 - September 3, 2017). With an interview by the exhibition's curator Jean-Paul Felly. Design: Roger Willems. ISBN 9789491843938
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297 On Glaciers and Avalanches. Notes on Representation Vol. 8 Irene Kopelman 96 21 x 28 2017

This book, the 8th volume in Kopelman's series Notes on Representation, focuses on glaciers, alpine forests, and avalanche-sculpted mountainscapes, especially their texture, morphology, and readability. It brings together drawings and field notes made during multiple stays in the Swiss Alps, notably Davos, as well as paintings produced later in a studio setting. It also contains contributions by scientists with whom Kopelman worked. Their research offers relevant perspectives into glaciology, ecology, dendrochronology, and art history. Design: Roger Willems. ISBN 9789491843921
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296 SET (Revised edition) Na Kim 136 23 x 30 2017

Updated reprint in black featuring a collection of Na Kim's work from 2006 to 2016. For this book, fragments of her works are set in more or less personal categories, taking on a form reminiscent of a sample book. In contrast with other catalogues that are linked to an exhibition, published before the show's opening, this book sketched the pre-exhibition content and establishes the guidelines for the imaginary stage set in the exhibition space. Keeping the same structure, the second edition added extra installation images of transformed works through the guidelines in this book. Also added is a new text by Jae Seok Kim. Design: Joris Kritis. ISBN 9789491843914
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295 The Bathers (Inverted) Megan Francis Sullivan 52 14 x 21.4 Kunsthalle Bern 2017

The Bathers (Inverted) extends from Megan Francis Sullivans 2016 exhibition at Kunsthalle Bern titled The Unanswered Question. Its format refers to a publication of Ian Wilson from 1984, also for Kunsthalle Bern. A showcase of her recent series of 'inverted' Cezanne paintings, this poetic object likewise tilts a hat to the institutional framework of Conceptual Art, braiding specific references to suggest history as futurely negotiable. With a text excerpt by Anne Rorimer. Design: HIT and Megan Francis Sullivan. ISBN 9789491843907
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294 16 Sheets from Walled Garden Kees Goudzwaard 16 prints 30 x 30 2017

Special edition of 16 prints by Kees Goudzwaard, printed in 5 layers of Riso at the Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, in an edition of 100. By systhematically combining 5 compositions in different colours, Goudzwaard created a large variety of colorful prints, inititially produced as fragments for a large mural called Walled Garden, which has been installed in 2016 at the MMCA, Seoul, Jan Van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, and Zeno X Gallery, Antwerp. The 16 different prints in this edition can be viewed as a sequence of individual parts, but together they can form an endless amount of unique compositions, eventually to be mounted as a small-sized wall paper measuring 120 x 120 cm. With a text by Lex ter Braak. Design: Roger Willems.
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293 30 Jahre Kunst. Verkaufskatalog Jos De Gruyter & Harald Thys 192 21 x 29.7 Kunstverein München 2017

The eighth in Kunstverein München's Companion series, this 'Verkaufskatalog' contains images, prices, material descriptions, and gallery designations for each of the works included in the exhibition 30 Jahre Kunst by artists Jos de Gruyter & Harald Thys. Over 192 black and white pages, the diverse spectrum of the artists' collaborative practice is represented - drawings, paintings, sculptures, photographs, kinetic objects, videos. Additionally, a number of lost, destroyed, and forgotten works have also been included, as well as new works commissioned on occasion of the exhibition. Design: Julie Peeters and Harald Thys. ISBN 9789491843891
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292 Moving and Being Moved Yvonne Rainer 128 20 x 28 Fondazione Antonio Ratti, Como 2017

Edited by Yvonne Rainer, this selection of texts and images by Rainer and various authors, offers a retrospective portrait of her work, focusing on some of her most notable performances and projects from both the late 1960s ('Trio A', 'The Mind Is a Muscle') and since her return to dance with the White Oak Dance Project in 2000. Rainer is known for her challengingly experimental and sometimes minimalist work as a dancer, choreographer, and filmmaker, which spearheaded the rise of postmodern dance. An essay by Rainer frames things from the perspective of an ageing dancer who is aware of her physical limitations. With a conversation between Rainer and dancer Trisha Brown. Design: Louis Lüthi. ISBN 9789491843884
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291 A Long Long Road Bart Lodewijks 32 20 x 28 2017

Report of a year long chalk drawing project by Bart Lodewijks on the road between Menen and Ieper in Belgium, on the occasion of the public art project Menin Road-Ypernstrasse, organized in commemoration of the First World War. This 20 kilometer long road is historically known for the devastating battle during the First World War. Design: Roger Willems. Distributed for free.

290 Motion Karel Martens 304 21 x 29.7 Kunstverein München 2017

This publication is part of Motion, a major exhibition by Dutch artist, graphic designer, and educator Karel Martens at Kunstverein München, and is the seventh issue in the Companion series produced by the Kunstverein and Roma Publications. Co-edited by Martens and Julie Peeters, the bulk of the content for this book comes from the video Not for Resale - a sequence of photographs from Martens' studio wall in Hoog Keppel in 2000. The videos Lost & Found (2004), and Tol (2008) are also included in the book, as well as a transcription of a conversation between Martens and Kunstverein director Chris Fitzpatrick, followed by an afterword (both in English and German). Concept and design: Julie Peeters. ISBN 9789491843853

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289 Concrete Islands Douglas Fogle, Hanneke Skerath (curators) 80 14.8 x 21 Kayne Griffin Corcoran Gallery, Los Angeles 2016

Small-sized catalogue published on the occasion of the exhibition Concrete Islands, curated by Douglas Fogle and Hanneke Skerath at Kayne Griffin Corcoran Gallery in Los Angeles, from November 2016 till January 2017. The selection of works offers a poetic investigation into the intersection of words and objects. Inspired by Marcel Broodthaers 1964 sculpture Pense-Bête in which the artist took the unsold copies of one of his books of poetry and encased them in plaster creating an object that literally solidified poetry into a concrete form, Concrete Islands posits the question: where does language end and the world begin? With works by Marcel Broodthaers, Joseph Beuys, Henri Chopin, Irma Blank, Alighiero Boetti, Mark Leckey, Jean-Luc Moulène, Ruth Wolf-Rehfeldt, Michael Dean, Michael E. Smith, Jimmie Durham, Bas Jan Ader, Mark Manders, Robert Filliou, Martin Boyce, and Dom Sylvester Houédard. Design: Roger Willems. ISBN 9789491843846
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288 Choses tuées 2 gerlach en koop 120 20.5 x 29 Temporary Gallery, Cologne 2016

This book, the second volume in a series, is published on the occasion of the exhibition Choses tuées by gerlach en koop at Temporary Gallery, Cologne, February-March 2016. Photographs by Kristien Daem and Hartwig Schwarz. With text contributions by Regina Barunke, Valentina Desideri, Nickel van Duijvenboden, Maxine Kopsa, Candice Lin and Raimundas Malasauaskas. Design: Louis Lüthi. ISBN 9789491843839
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287 These Strangers.... Painting and People Ann Hoste (curator) 56 22.5 x 28 S.M.A.K., Ghent 2016

This catalogue, published on the occasion of a group exhibition of nine artists taken place in the autumn and winter of 2016/17 at S.M.A.K. in Ghent, reflects upon contemporary figurative painting. Each painter has developed an idiosyncratic vision of how to represent people, and this books bold juxtaposition of their widely varied styles offers an intriguing cross-section of the genre and its possible futures. Works by the contributing artists  Nicole Eisenman, Victor Man, Alice Neel, Paulina Oowska, Henry Taylor, Nicolas Party, Elizabeth Peyton, Avery Singer, and Katharina Wulff  are accompanied by texts from several authors. Design: Roger Willems. ISBN 9789491843822

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286 The Athens Recorder Johannes Schwartz 544 27 x 38 2016

What do people do when they are out in the street? Reading? Waiting? Can we recognize the inhabitant, the stranger, the traveller by his actions and deeds in an urban setting? This is the premise of Johannes Schwartz's exploration, which was set in Athens in the fall of 2015. The result are photos of streets, public squares, museums, ruins and shops, places of culture and consumption. Devided in 17 chapters, everything passes by in a set of chance driven encounters. Design: Experimental Jetset. ISBN 9789491843792
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285 Rome-Malibu Ari Marcopoulos 368 21 x 28 2016

Photographs taken by Ari Marcopoulos in Rome (February - March 2016), and Malibu (August 2016). With a text contribution by Kara Walker. Rome. (...) Here, no image or structure is complete without symbolic framing devices, which also require framing devices, and so on. Ad infinitum. Malibu. Rockstars and fallen rocks and the edge, here is where the European conquest of the New World meets its fountain of youth endgame. We have reached the end, and it is vast. Design: Roger Willems. ISBN 9789491843785
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284 Parallel Encyclopedia #2 Batia Suter 592 21.6 x 28.6 2016

Batia Suter's work intuitively situates found images in new contexts to provoke surprising reactions and significative possibilities. This volume follows on from the first Parallel Encyclopedia, published in 2007. Underlying themes of Suter's practice are the "iconification" and "immunogenicity" of old images, and the circumstances by which they become charged with new associative values. "In my work, I collect groups of images based on various themes and characteristics, and I investigate how they can manipulate each other, depending on where and how they are placed. In the process of making this book, narrative lines unfolded before my eyes as I shifted images around." Design: Roger Willems. ISBN 9789491843761
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283 A Public Character Shannon Ebner 216 19.5 x 29 ICA, Miami 2016

This book was published after Shannon Ebner's exhibition A Public Character, held at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami. Ebner's work is an extended mediation of language that often takes the form of photography. Certain aspects, especially seen in the ongoing series 'Black Box Collision A', represent her efforts to reflect upon our experience of language at the intersection of landscape and architecture, looking to the social world as a realistic, concrete location of poetics found and made; observed and constructed. Also included are the works A Hudson Yard, A Self, and A Singular, as well as the title work A Public Character. Essays by Alex Gartenfeld, Bruce Hainley, Laura Hoptman, Eileen Myles and Ellen Salpeter. Design: Julia Born. ISBN 9789491843747
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282 The Preparator Kasper Andreasen, Louis Lüthi 76 15.5 x 20 2016

This fiction, a collaboration between Kasper Andreasen and Louis Lüthi, takes as its starting point the painter Alexander Cozens s publication A New Method of Assisting the Invention in Drawing Original Compositions of Landscape (1785). Set one morning in an empty gallery and told from the point of view of a young man who installs exhibitions for a living, The Preparator combines text and image in a series of compact, associative tableaus, each revolving around a landscape or rather, the memory of a landscape: a title page, an eighteenth-century ink drawing, the network of cracks in a ceiling, a walk along the Rhine, a satellite photograph, Thomas Bernhard holding forth in a private garden, and others. Design: Louis Lüthi. ISBN 9789491843754
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281 Prints Karel Martens 48 17 x 24 2016

This artist publication contains a sequence of unique letterpress monoprints, made by Karel Martens between 2014 and 2016, reproduced at actual size (except for two larger prints). It is available in two different cover versions which is the result of a printing experiment by printing all the content of the book in 3 layers on one print sheet, which was cut and folded into two different covers. ISBN 9789491843778

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280 Horseday Mohamed Bourouissa 32 17 x 23 Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam 2016

Photographer Mohamed Bourouissa (1978, Blida, Algeria) is interested in systems, in how society and particularly subcultures are structured. For his project Horseday (2013), he worked with a local black horse riding community in Philadelphia. This artist book unfolds as a story with photos, sculptures and stills from Horseday. But Bouroussia also opens up his sketchbook, giving us a glimpse of his thinking process. Design: Roger Willems. ISBN 9789491843730

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279 Falaise Misha de Ridder 52 30 x 36 2016

The work of Misha de Ridder in Falaise, which consists of abstractions of the chalky cliff face in Normandy, France, harnesses the revelatory power of photography to capture the continuous metamorphosis of the cliffs. Once a celebrated holiday destination, where Monet is believed to have developed Impressionism, the area has become forgotten as it is encroached upon by the sea, which is gradually swallowing its surroundings. Design: Mevis & Van Deursen. ISBN 9789491843723
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278 Composite Jan Kempenaers 72 + print 24 x 31 2016

Jan Kempenaers has been photographing urban and natural landscapes for over two decades. For this series of images, he applies the formal language of the documentary style, with its detached viewpoint emphasising the isolation and desolation of the strange structures in the frame. This causes a heightened sense of inaccessibility in the viewer, a sense of alienation exacerbated by the alien nature of the structures themselves. What are these objects, who built them, and why? Interspersed are composite photographs Kempenaers has made by cutting details from the images and overlapping them, thereby creating darkly idiosyncratic renderings of the same subjects. Design: Roger Willems. ISBN 9789491843709. Limited edition of 600 with a signed and numbered C-print.
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277 Hamburger Eyes -The continuing Story of Life on Earth Hamburger Eyes 114 21 x 29.7 Kunstverein München 2016

Published on the occasion of an exhibition at Kunstverein München, this volume begins by recounting the prospectus written by American publishing magnate Henry Luce, outlining what would become Life magazine. Today, to see, and to be shown is an almost universal obsession for all. Founded in 2001 by David and Ray Potes, Hamburger Eyes has grown into a magazine, publisher, and distributor of zines by an international photographers network. This particular publication complies facsimiles of spreads from back issues, plus images by such names as Ricky Adam, Stevie Dacanay, Ryan Florig, Troy Holden, Lele Saveri, Jai Tanju, David Uzzardi, a.o. Design: Julie Peeters. ISBN 9789491843716
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276 The House of Beauty and Culture Kasia Maciejowska (Editor) 154 23 x 31 ICA, London 2016

The House of Beauty and Culture (HOBAC) was an avant-garde boutique, design studio and crafts collective in the late 1980s and the first destination to put Dalston on the fashion map. Alongside Judy Blame key members of the group included shoe designer John Moore, fashion designers Christopher Nemeth and Richard Torry, photographers Mark Lebon and Cindy Palmano, furniture duo Fric and Frack, and artist Dave Baby. HOBAC developed deconstruction, both as a design technique and a grunge aesthetic, and were among the first to upcycle found materials and champion androgynous urban style. Their key influences were the provocative iconography and DIY spirit of Punk plus outsider idols such as David Bowie and William Burroughs. HOBAC worked and played at the heart of London's creative gay club scene, then in Soho, collaborating with the era's most progressive culture-makers including Derek Jarman, Susanne Bartsch and Leigh Bowery. HOBAC's lasting legacy was acknowledged by Kim Jones in his AW15 menswear collection for Louis Vuitton, a tribute to this radical collective that sprung from what may now be considered to have been the first guerrilla store. Design: Roger Willems, Sam de Groot. ISBN 9789491843686

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275 Une après-midi japonaise Alain Bublex 48 24 x 31 Musée de Bagnes, Le Châble 2016

Une après-midi japonaise (A Japanese afternoon) is published on the occasion of the exhibition by Alain Bublex at the Mauvoisin dam and Musée de Bagnes in Le Châble (June 18 - September 18, 2016). The photographs are taken during the winter of 2015/2016 in val de Bagnes (Canton of Valais) in Switzerland and in the region of Hida (Gifu prefecture) in Japan. In this photographs, Bublex added drawn elements which are not always noticeable at first glance. ISBN 9789491843679
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274 MMDC1 Philip Metten 36 22 x 22 Middelheimmuseum, Antwerp 2016

Book pages selected by Philip Metten, photographed by Johannes Schwartz. This is the first issue in a publication series documenting the Middelheimmuseum Library in Antwerp. For every issue another artsist is invited to make a selection acoording to his/her specific interest. Editing and design: by Julie Peeters. Available for free at the Middelheimmuseum, Antwerp. ISBN 9789491843655 (Not for sale)

273 Latent Image Michaela Frühwirth 112 22 x 28 2016

Manuela Ammer writes in her essay in this book that the drawing practice of Michaela Frühwirth "responds to sites where the balance of matter and energy is negotiated, where physical force has acted on or is acting on its surroundings." It can be thought of as a negotiation of matter and energy, through works in which tons of rock detritus is transformed into a delicate web of abstract lines, or where the structure of a hydroelectric dam is detailed in countless graphite strokes. Five of Frühwirth s seemingly monolithic large-scaled drawings are reproduced in this artists' book on fold-out pages and through installation views. With additional texts by Raviv Ganchrow and Maaike Lauwaert. Design: Roger Willems. ISBN 9789491843648
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272 Roma 1-272 (Seoul) Roger Willems, Helen Ku, LIM Kyung yong (Editors) 224 17 x 24 cm Mediabus, Seoul 2016

Catalogue published on the occasion of the exhibition Artists' Documents: Art, Typography and Collaboration at MMCA in Seoul (May 26 - August 31, 2016), organized by Roma Publications and mediabus. Besides exhibition views this book contains a complete and richly illustrated Roma Publications backlist from number 1, published in 1998, until this book (Roma 272, published in September 2016). Text in English and Korean, with contributions by Min Choi and LIM Kyung yong. Design: Na Kim and Roger Willems with a cover illustration by Karel Martens. ISBN 9789491843693
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271 Rio de Janeiro Drawings Bart Lodewijks 160 23.2 x 31 2016

Bart Lodewijks: I spent two winters and one summer in Rio de Janeiro in search of suitable places for my chalk drawings. I entrusted myself to local residents who led me to places which were scenes of everyday life. Places that don t really catch the eye and which only disclose their special character to those who return regularly. I made my drawings on the streets, in a bar, in a church square and in a villa, but most of the time I frequented a small favela bordering on the end of the no-through Rua Benjamin Constant, the street I was staying in. I have written a story about life in this neighbourhood and the drawings I made there. Text in English and Portuguese. Made possible with the support of: Capacete, Rio de Janeiro; Mondriaan Fund; Central de Cultura Brasil & Holanda; Projeto Legal, Rio de Janeiro. Design: Roger Willems. ISBN 9789491843655
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270 Nieuw Texas / Klein Chicago Bart Lodewijks 88 20 x 28 FLACC, Genk 2016

In words and images, Lodewijks documented a long term project in two neighbourhoods of Genk, Belgium, during the spring and summer of 2014. He describes the process of making chalk drawings in the public space and the encounters with the inhabitants of the neigbourhoods and the housing company that owns the housing projects. Text in Dutch and English. Design: Roger Willems. ISBN 9789491843617
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269 ANY Katinka Bock 88 20 x 28 Kunstmuseum Luzern 2016

Artist book released in conjunction with the exhibition Warum ich mich in eine Nachtigall verwandelt habe at Kunstmuseum Luzern (CH). With a text in German and English by Thomas Boutoux. Design: Louis Lüthi. ISBN 9789491843624

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268 Otarkino Otarkino 64 15 x 21 Kunstverein München 2016

This fifth in Kunstverein München's 'Companion' series was compiled as an extension of the 3 'film dinners' Otarkino presented in the Kunstverein in May 2016. Otarkino was founded in 2012, when film curator Vincent Stroep joined food collective Otark Productions (Hadas Cna'ani and Charlotte Koopman), and paired food and film in immersive events that are as auditory, gustatory, olfactory, and tactile as they are visual. The 21 menus and 32 corresponding films Otarkino has presented have been chronologically indexed through 64 full-color pages of receipts, notes, grocery lists, diagrams, serving timelines, and photographic documentation. Design: Julie Peeters. ISBN 9789491843631
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267 A Play Uta Eisenreich, James Langdon 96 11 x 18 Eastside Projects, Birmingham 2016

This book reproduces Gertrude Steins 'Objects Lie On A Table (1922), a modernist play told through still life. Objects appear on the eponymous table and are transformed, from their humble selves into symbolic representations or characters in a series of cryptic narratives. Surpassing the representational aspects of language, the text is structurally illegible. James Langdon's typography supports the melodiousness of the text and breaks it open into smaller units. Visually, the book departs from Stein's text in an entirely graphic direction, constructing narrative from a set of simple geometric shapes. These forms ask the reader, for example: 'Am I a saucer, or a moon, or just a circle of printed ink? Published in accompaniment to Things On A Table, a performance by Uta Eisenreich and Eva Meyer-Keller with Katrin Hahner. Design: James Langdon. ISBN 9789491843600

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266 Brittle Land Alexandra Navratil 176 15.5 x 21.5 Dan Gunn, Berlin 2016

Brittle Land encompasses black and white sequences of stills from Navratil's works Resurrections (2014) and Silbersee (2015), enriched with essays by Paul Feigelfeld and Keston Sutherland, and a poem by Rachel O'Reilly. Taking the former Agfa-Orwo filmfactory in Wolfen-Bitterfeld as a point of departure, the book divulges the interdependent histories of photographic emulsion, gelatin, labour, explotation, exhaustion, chemical contamination, fragility and slow violence. Design: Roger Willems. ISBN 9789491843594
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265 You've got beautiful stairs, you know Ola Vasiljeva 96 21 x 29.7 Kunstverein München 2016

You've got beautiful stairs, you know is the fourth installment in Kunstverein München's 'Companion' series, and was released in parallel to Ola Vasiljeva's eponymous exhibition. The publication's 100 full-color and black-and-white pages combine facsimiles of zines, records, and posters Vasiljeva produced collaboratively as OAOA, intercut and overlaid with 35mm slides, drawings, and photographs taken by the artist during the production of previous exhibitions, as well as a manic letter to the artist by Chris Fitzpatrick. Design: Julie Peeters. ISBN 9789491843587
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264 The Be-Part Exercises Dirk Zoete 128 20 x 26 Be-Part, Waregem 2016

Together with drawings and scalemodels, The Be-Part Exercises can be seen as documents of the act of drawing in the midst of becoming. Zoete translated his drawings into theatrical sculptures embodied by actors which he photographed in filmic series which he digitally edited and drawn upon. The characters seem to be frozen in a re-enactment of the drawings they were based upon. Through repetition and difference, they show a rhythm of geometrical patterns in different constellations. Design: Roger Willems with Sam de Groot. ISBN 9789491843570
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263 Alexandra Leykauf Alexandra Leykauf 240 20 x 28 2016

Kaleidoscopic sequence of installation views and details of Leykauf's work from 2003 till 2015, substantiated with texts by Dominikus Müller, Jonathan Pouthier, Robert Barry, Maria Barnas, and a conversation between Leykauf and Caroline Soyez Petithomme. Design: Studio Felix Salut with Paul Bernhard. ISBN 9789491843563
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Fragment from the conversation between Leykauf and Caroline Soyez Petithomme in this book:
CSP: The reproduction of your own work is always at stake, and even more so here in the context of the current book: an artist's book and an autonomous work playing with the publication format as opposed to a conventional exhibition catalogue or a classical artist's monograph. Was this a way for you to get around the reproduction of your works?
AL: I consider installation views not only as documents of a past situation, but as something like shards, pieces of a whole - to stay with the metaphor of the kaleidoscope you introduced. You've suggested earlier that there is an elsewhere that arises within the various layers of reproduction in my work; maybe here that's located between the pages of this book.
CSP: And is it also a way to mirror your own process of creation - where the book remains the initial vehicle and source of your work, here to return again as a form, as in the current book?
AL: Yes, at the end of our conversation we return to the book, but also to the beginning: an observation of the act of looking and of our own position towards that at which we look.

262 Sligo Drawings Bart Lodewijks 120 17 x 22.5 The Model, Sligo 2016

Between 2012 and 2015 Bart Lodewijks produced chalk drawings on public walls and various other surfaces in the neighbourhood of Doorly Park, Riverside and Garavogue Villas in Sligo (Ireland). This book brings together images and text about the working process and Lodewijks' encounters with the local community. Published on the occasion the solo exhibition Bart Lodewijks. The Model Drawing / Unforgettable neighbourhoods, at The Model, Sligo, Ireland. The book exists with 4 differently colored covers, which are distributed randomly. Design: Roger Willems. ISBN 9789491843549
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261 Record Steve Van den Bosch 328 21 x 27 2016

This volumnious book in a clinical white vinyl sleeve suggests high tech content, as if it belongs to a laboratory. Within a wide space of white and light gray pages - which could represent painted walls of a white cube - 39 works by conceptual Belgium artist Steve Van den Bosch are exposed. The photographs are taken by a forensic photographer and the text, entitled 'Event reconstruction from trace images: an original methodology', comes from the Swiss Institute for Police Science. The book itself is # 40 in the list of works and printed in a limited edition of 300 copies. Design: Steve Van den Bosch, David van Mieghem. ISBN 9789491843532
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260 CARL ANDRE ROBERT BARRY DOUGLAS HUEBLER JOSEPH KOSUTH SOL LEWITT ROBERT MORRIS LAWRENCE WEINER [also known as the 'Xerox Book'] Seth Siegelaub 372 21.1 x 27.9 Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam / De Appel arts centre / Stichting Egress Foundation 2015

Originally published by Siegelaub/Wendler in 1968. Republished in December 2015 on the occasion of the exhibition Seth Siegelaub: Beyond Conceptual Art at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. ISBN 9789491843525

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259 Entanglement. Notes on Representation Vol. 7 Irene Kopelman 152 21 x 28 Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Panama 2015

This book is the result of the work Irene Kopelman produced during visits to the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama between 2012 and 2015. Without formal scientific training, Kopelman aimed to achieve an understanding of methods in field biology, and contacted three researchers to assist as interlocutors: Stuart J. Davies (forest ecology), Owen McMillan (adaptive variation), and Bill Wcislo (animal behaviour). Her drawings include the forms of woody vines, mangrove roots, and randomly scattered crab pellets in the sand. Texts by Stefan A. Schnitzer, John H. Christy, Mark Torchin, Andrew H. Altieri, William Wcislo and Irene Kopelman. Design: Roger Willems, Ayumi Higuchi. ISBN 9789491843501
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258 The Soul in Limbo Jennifer Tee 200 21 x 28 Cobra Museum of Modern Art, Amstelveen 2015

Jennifer Tee, winner of the 6th Cobra Art Prize (2015), investigates the mutability and complexity of constantly overlapping cultures and identities through works that blur the line between static physical forms and potential carriers of anticipated action, ritual, and animation. This publication richly illustrates through installation and performance photographs her expression of the dialogue between material experimentation and philosophical contemplation, which mingles art history, Western culture, and Eastern philosophy. With texts by Zöe Gray, Maxine Kopsa, and Monika Szewczyk. Design: Richard Niessen (Niessen & de Vries). ISBN 9789491843518
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257 Three Exchanges Zachary Formwalt 300 17 x 23 Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam / MoCAB, Belgrado / KIOSK, Ghent 2015

In three recent video installations - and in the three chapters of this book -, Zachary Formwalt focuses on the architecture of OMA's new Shenzhen Stock Exchange and the Amsterdam stock and commodities exchange by H.P. Berlage. Although our economy is dictated by financial transactions, the activity of trading itself has become increasingly remote, without actual human encounter. The architecture of the two buildings serves as a starting point for a investigation into the limitations of photography to represent global capital and into the interrelationships between financial capitalism and image-making. With texts by Eric de Bruyn, Joshua Simon and Zachary Formwalt. Design: Roger Willems. ISBN 9789491843433
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256 Choses tuées gerlach en koop 118 21 x 29 De Appel arts centre, Amsterdam 2015

Let s provide an example. A mother buys her child two T-shirts. The child puts on one of the shirts and steps forward smiling, whereupon the mother says: Don t you like the other one?
The child is taken aback.
A dilemma like this is called a Double Bind. And what a dilemma it is! Practically insoluble.
However, the child straightens itself out and puts on the other T-shirt as well, over the first one, but realises immediately the deadendedness of this solution because it also shows a preference. Not in the wearing admittedly, but still in the showing. Because which T-shirt goes on top?
Disillusioned the child shambles off, to return shortly with the second T-shirt pulled over the first, but inside out this time. Now the front sides of both shirts, that normally carry texts or images, face each other, invisible to us.
1. Did the child redeem itself?
2. Or is this a new piece by gerlach en koop?
3. If so, can it be fabricated?
4. If so, can it be shown?
Or is there no reason?

Choses tuées is published on the occasion of the eponymous exhibition held at de Appel arts centre in Amsterdam. With photographs by Kristien Daem and text contributions by Lorenzo Benedetti, Valentina Desideri, Nickel van Duijvenboden, Maxine Kopsa, Candice Lin, Raimundas Malasauaskas. Texts in English and Dutch. Design: Louis Lüthi. ISBN 9789491843488
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255 The Registry of Promise Chris Sharp (Editor) 204 22 x 29 Fondazione Giuliani, Rome / Le Parc St. Léger, Pougues-les-Eaux / Centre d art contemporain d Ivry-le Crédac, Ivry-sur-Seine / SBKM De Vleeshal, Middelburg 2015

Over the course of a year, The Registry of Promise consisted of four interrelated exhibitions, which are represented as chapters in this book. In these chapters, Chris Sharp reflects on our increasingly fraught relationship with what the future may or may not hold, and the work engages with and plays upon the various readings and mutability of promise , along with the inevitability of what may come, whether positive or negative. Such polyvalence is particularly topical, as we have shifted from the anthropocentric promise of modernity to a negative faith in the post-human. Richly illustrated with works and installation views, and an archive of previously published articles by Chris Sharp.
With: Becky Beasley, Patrick Bernatchez, Juliette Blightman, Peter Buggenhout, Nina Canell, Michael Dean, Alexander Gutke, Jochen Lempert, Jean-Luc Moulène, Marlie Mul, Matt Mullican, Rosalind Nashashibi, Antoine Nessi, Jean-Marie Perdrix, Reto Pulfer, Mandla Reuter, Hans Schabus, Lucy Skaer, Michael E. Smith, Carlo Gabriele Tribbioli, Francisco Tropa, Andy Warhol and Anicka Yi.
Texts in English and French. Design: Roger Willems. ISBN 9789491843495
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