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    The Role of the Story Teller, Richard Tuttle

    "Color is not easy to translate into words. Perhaps color actively resists language or plausible de nition? And vice versa: words can change color. I got this idea from thinking about how color and sound are similar. We can use the same words for both: depth, tone, brightness, etc... ere sound is not ordered in nature, we order it and make music. Color must be the same."

    Richard Tuttle reflects on color during his stay in Ostend in 2017, where his solo exhibition Light And Color was on view at Mu.Zee. It was here that he set out the initial framework for what became The Role Of The Story Teller, a book that invites us to his world of color.

    The book consists of five sections, depicting and illustrating two of his marvellous artist books—Not the Point (2009) and You never see the same color twice (2017)—while connecting them with three exhibitions from 2017, namely his solo-presentation at de Hallen (Haarlem, NL), Books, Multiples, Prints, Writings and New Projects at Galerie Christian Lethert (Cologne,

    DE) and Light and Color at Mu.Zee (Ostend, BE).

    With his documented writings, images of artworks and selections of text, Tuttle departs from concrete notions of color, instead proposing a boundless vision of “real” color. Tuttle’s themes and provocative questions bring together seemingly disparate episodes, providing new ways to consider and experience our own relationship to color.

  • Item:MER-1288

    Beïnvloeiingen, Yves Velter

    The work of Yves Velter (°1967, Ostend) deals with questions that lack answers, fear that masks desires, words that fail to communicate. Anonymous personae are placed in a timeless environment, the silhouette of their faces erased and replaced by materials linked to a certain symbolism. Through these metaphors, Yves Velter creates image codes that communicate the expressiveness of the unreadable.

    What prevails for the viewer is an overall sense of unease, incited by Velter’s ability to unveil what we all feel but do not dare to recon. Not in search of answers through the medium of art, Velter finds meaning in the unresolved question.

  • Item:MER-1254

    I. MERA: Walk on Water, Ištvan Išt Huzjan

    On the seaside border between the Netherlands and Belgium Huzjan took a photograph of the Netherlands, turned around and started walking along the Belgium coast. With one leg in water and the other on land he walked slowly and took a photograph of the horizon facing southwards about every hour. By nightfall he reached Ostend where he rested. Next morning his movement continued in the same manner until he reached France where he turned yet again facing north and took the last photograph.

  • Item:MER-1243

    Discuter la Peinture, Nikolaas Demoen

    This artist book accompanies the video installation by Nikolaas Demoen (1965) shown at Mu.ZEE, Oostende Belgium, during the spring and summer of 2017.

    Discuter la Peinture is an installation in which several prominent 20th century French philosophers discuss painting. The book, which contains video stills, paintings and texts by Hans Demeyer and Phillip Van den Bossche, forms an excellent addendum to the exhibition and simultaneously stands as a high-quality publication on its own.

  • Item:MER-773

    Conversation Piece, Collection Mu.ZEE Ostend. Acquisitions 2007-2012

    Conversation Piece is the second publication on the collection policy of Mu.ZEE, released upon the initiative of Contemporary Art Heritage Flanders (CAHF). It presents an overview of the acquisitions made by Mu.ZEE during the period 2007 to 2012. It examines how the approach to collection building relates to the temporary exhibitions. The publication further explores why the collection policy is, and continues to be, the benchmark in considerations about the museum. Mu.ZEE starts from a dialogue with the artist. "Curating the collection" is a term that identifies the various existing connections between the public collection, the artist and the audience. We need to look at the collection and its history from different points of view, so as to rethink and reposition the collection, time and again. Conversation Piece contains a comprehensive index, an interview with Phillip Van den Bossche on the purchasing policy of the past six years, and focusses on a number of specific acquisitions. This publication was made possible thanks to the generous cooperation of Sven Augustijnen, Anne Daems, Koenraad Dedobbeleer, Pieterjan Ginckels, Ann Veronica Janssens, Valérie Mannaerts and Ana Torfs. The museum collects their gifts to the community.   

    This publication can be ordered together in a box with the publications 'Daniel Buren', 'Issues for Outdoor Sculptures' and 'Ensembles'. See the MER. Paper Kunsthalle for more details. 

  • Item:MER-503

    Ostende, Jef Van Eynde

    A regular visitor to Ostend for many years, photographer Jef Van Eynde has been a camera recording the town, its places and time.

  • Item:MER-326


    This catalogue features as a retrospective of the exhibition Freestate (Ostend, 2006), which showed work by twenty young Belgian artists and one collective. The catalogue not only provides a visual overview of the works on display, it also displays a series of post factum reflections on the autonomy of art and the context of the exhibition such as: its relation to space and its boundaries, the state of Belgian art, the position of the artist in the current-day consumption and spectacle society, …The exhibition showed works by Sven Augustijnen, Virginie Bailly, Vaast Colson, Louis De Cordier, Koen De Decker, Stefaan, Geert Goiris, HAP, Peter Lagast, Lawrence Malstaf, Wesley Meuris, David Neirings, Benoît Platéus, Gert Robijns, Helmut Stallaerts, Koen van den Broek, Raphaël van Lerberghe, Pieter Vermeersch, Katleen Vermeir en Katrien Vermeire.

  • Item:MER-390

    Tight: Repeating Boredom / Hall / Privaat, Rita Mc Bride, Koenraad Dedobbeleer

    Part artist book, part exhibition catalogue published as a component of three joint exhibitions by Koenraad Dedobbeleer and Rita McBride: 'Tight: Repeating Bordedom' at FRAC Bourgogne, Dijon (21.06–12.09.2008), 'Hall', Kunsthalle Bern (04.10–30.11.2008) and 'Privaat', Mu.ZEE, Oostende (24.01–01.03.2009).

    The book consists of 2 contributions by the artists and a photographic documentation of the exhibitions.

    Both Rita Mc Bride and Koenraad Dedobbeleer are artists who investigate the relation between architecture and institutional and social context, and the confrontation of their strangely connected/disconnected pratices has resulted in 3 highly intelligent shows and a book collaboration with MER.


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