The book (Uranus) is an exhibition. The pages can be arranged in sequence on a wall, creating a site-specific installation of 340 individual images over 21 square meters. It was produced on the occasion of the exhibition Karel Martens: Re-Production at IS A GALLERY in Shanghai. Distributed in a limited edition, Martens invites participation in… Continue reading Uranus . . . This Book is an Exhibition.! .?
Dutch graphic designer and self-proclaimed supporter of amateurism Karel Martens (1939), has been an influential figure in the visual culture of the Netherlands for many decades. Alongside his commissioned projects, Martens has maintained a commitment to this personal and iterative way of printing, which shows how creative practice often spans perceived disciplinary boundaries. Karel Martens… Continue reading Karel Martens says; Every Day Is A New Day.! Calendar 2024
Ruth van Beek (born 1977) is a Dutch photographer, an artist living in the small town ‘Zaandijk’ on the Zaan river close to Amsterdam. She studied at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy where she has been teaching now, for many years. Her work has been shown worldwide in various solo and group exhibition. Ruth says about… Continue reading The Visual Code of Photography: Books by Ruth van Beek
In Ruth van Beek’s new book The Oldest Thing it is ordinary objects that take on a body and life of their own.In the artist’s hands, images of banal objects become moving matter, undergoing a process of deconstruction through which strange and ambiguous forms are uncovered and teased into focus. In the constellations of images… Continue reading “The Oldest Thing”
With elementary materials – wood, paper, clay, tape, paint – artist Fleur van Dodewaard creates ephemeral compositions that play with the possibilities of photography, sculpture, and painting. Situated at those intersections, her work uses photography to achieve the final result. ‘THE FOLD’ presents ten years of practice, reshaped according to the principles of book production: folding, cutting, binding.
This compact pocketsize hott of the press little book comprises seventeen essays written by designers and artists from the [Temporary Program 2020-2022] Disarming Design Department of Sandberg Instituut [NL] to celebrate their two year program. Engaged in social, material, and political struggles, the individuals retell their personal histories, writing across objects, events, places, and habits.… Continue reading Durable Discussions at Sandberg Institute [NL]
This book presents next to a complete facsimile of the original Paris Mortel ©1963 a full documentation of the creation process that resulted in Johan van der Keuken’s classic publication. In addition to an extensive introduction and background information provided by the composer Willem van Zoetendaal, the book also contains a selection of photographs from… Continue reading Paris Mortel |retouched
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… Continue reading A PLAY (performance)
At 8 x 11 mm, the Minox has the smallest-sized negatives in analog photography, Mark van den Brink cuts the polyester film to size himself before loading it into his Minox camera. He bought the camera with the idea that it allows you to photograph the things around you inconspicuously, like a voyeur. During his… Continue reading The Minox Files
Jungmyung Lee is a graphic/type designer, running a type foundry, called Jung-Lee Type Foundry based in Amsterdam. Through J-LTF, Jungmyung’s primary focus is telling stories and exploring the life of typefaces and their emotions as she manifests typefaces have their own courses of life. She publishes the experimental typography, art, and literary journal, Real-Time Realist. Through… Continue reading Typefaces– have other interests besides –Words