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  • Item:MER-1217

    Stillness, Nik Gaffney

    Stillness is a visual wandering, a series of stills from a world in incessant motion. Nik Gaffney's photographs, taken over the course of one lunar year, are observations on materiality and time at turns ethereal, evocative and timeless. In Stillness, organic abstraction emerges from algorithmic concreteness. Page after page, a non-linear filmic sequence appears through juxtaposition and transitions, a flow punctuated with meticulous effortlessness. Somewhere between a documentary, a study or an artwork, the book itself is a fleetingly material object, a simple call to partake in the radical act of noticing.

     


    €40.00
  • Item:MER-1210

    Toshio Shibata Laurent Ney

    This publication presents hundred photographs taken by Japanese artist Toshio Shibata (°1949), from the bridges and special structures designed by architect engineer Laurent Ney (°1964). In this book, both artist and designer meet; offering two worlds and two media that come together. For both creators, context is the starting point of their work, whether it is context as natural surroundings or in a broader sense. In Shibata’s work, Ney recognizes themes that inspire him whilst in the process of designing: the space, the time, geometry, materiality and poetry.  But it is surely the ‘outsider’s’ viewpoint that makes Shibata’s images of Ney’s constructions so intriguing. They reveal a multi-layered reality that can be understood at multiple levels.


    €60.00
  • Item:MER-1209

    Mystic Transport, Gülsün Karamustafa & Koen Theys

    Mystic Transport is an exhibition project initiated through a chance encounter between two artists, Koen Theys and Gülsün Karamustafa. Both are very much intertwined with the city they live in; Brussels and Istanbul and integrate visible and invisible materials and remnants from their immediate surroundings within their practice. Intrigued by religious parades, the hamam, war propaganda, gender issues and the entertainment industry, Theys and Karamustafa use these phenomena as starting points for their video work, installations and performances. In doing so, both artists sketch a critical portrait of the society and culture in which we live and reside, reflecting on cultural canons and differing socio-economic realities. Mystic Transport thus results in unique crossovers.


    €25.00
  • Item:MER-1207

    Hacking Velo, Ief Spincemaille

    In February 2015 the Belgian artist and philosopher Ief Spincemaille set up a temporary second atelier at the workshop of Velo, a socio-economic working place that recycles old bicycles in Leuven, Belgium. During a period of 9 months he hacked the existing production line and recycled old paintings instead of bicycles. He applied the repetitional production process of disassembling, storing and reassembling to works of art. He re-used the raw materials of the 284 recycled paintings for the recreation of 5 pioneering works in modern art history by a.o. Damien Hirst, Ellsworth Kelly and Kasimir Malevich.


    €20.00
  • Item:MER-1204

    Wormholes, Simryn Gill

    On the occasion of the exhibition The (Hemi)Cycle of Leaves and Paper at the Ghent Museum of Fine Arts, Malaysian artist Simryn Gill brings out an artist book entitled "Wormholes". At its core are subtle black and white photographs that trace the delicate remains of life in a building that slowy and gradually turns into ruin. Textual interventions by the artist guide the reader towards an atmosphere that is filled with subtle impressions. 


    €25.00
  • Cylinder 8, Joris Van de Moortel

    Cylinder 8, Joris Van de Moortel

    Comics were Van de Moortel’s first love: his first drawings, his first stories; a dwelling of fantasies and a lack of reality: he devored them as a child. His first publications with MER. Paper Kunsthalle, the Cylinder Series, is not a real comic book series, but the idea is based on the structure of it. It fits perfectly to get Van de Moortel’s work published. The sketches, the colouring, the humour that feels close to the practice: it’s a work in itself and not just a representation of images. The artist prints one new Cylinder issue on the occasion of each new project or exhibition. Each cahier has a unique design and cover. Each will be published separately at first; becoming one book after 10 editions that will be published as a whole. Every edition is a new adventure having the same basic players, added, transformed. It’s one big playground: like a show. This is the sequel to Cylinder # 7. It is the eight issue in the Cylinder Series. 


    €10.00
  • Item:MER-1198

    Shozo Shimamoto

    A founding member of the Japanese avant-garde Gutai movement, Shozo Shimamoto (1928- 2013, Japan) is one of the first Japanese painters to ban the paintbrush. Shimamoto was well known for using different media and exploring different concepts of time and space, while simultaneously focusing on mechanic methods within his practice. As such, he perforated canvases or smashed glass bottles on them, which were filled with paint. He shot paint with cannons on large sheets of vinyl, made sculptures from razorblades, scratched films, and made violent and destructive installations with light and music for the theatre stage. Shimamoto’s so-called “performances of destruction” were mostly executed in the public space thereby exhibiting the new artistic spirit of those times. Despite the distinct resemblance between Gutai projects and avant-garde artists such as Lucio Fontana, Yves Klein and Antoni Tàpies, the Japanese artists’ influence on the Western avant-garde has never fully been acknowledged. This publication comes out on the occasion of the Shozo Shimamoto exhibition (14th of March– 5th of May 2012) and the Shimamoto – The Gutai Works exhibition (3th of September – 3th of October 2015), which were held at the Axel Vervoordt Gallery.


    €35.00
  • Item:MER-1192

    Libretto, Daniel Buren: a fresco

    French artist Daniel Buren (°1938) is best known for his fixed pattern of white and colored vertical stripes, which are inspired by the screens that shade Parisian bistro terraces. Because of the temporary nature of Buren's work, it seems impossible to initiate a classical retrospective. Buren nevertheless accepted the offer that BOZAR, Brussels Palais des Beaux-Arts, offered him to curate the exhibition A Fresco. This show's intention is twofold. On the one hand the artist created a film especially for the exhibition which recalls his lost interventions as much as possible. On the other hand, Buren has connected his trademark stripes to existing work by over 100 renown artists from the 20th and 21st centuries, such as Paul Cézanne, Fernand Léger, Pablo Picasso, Jackson Pollock, Sol LeWitt, Pierre Huyghe and many more. Both these set ups as well as BUren's new interventions in the BOZAR are what A Fresco is all about: a unique show running from February 19th till May 22nd. 



    The accompanying publication is conceived as a newspaper, by analogy with The Buren Times, which Daniel Buren made especially for the 2005 exhibition devoted to his art in 2005 at the Guggenheim in New York. Libretto comprises several headers such as the exhibition itself, a review of past interventions by the artist in Belgium and beyond. Featuring texts by amongst others Daniel Buren, Joël Benzakin, Bernard Blistène, Rudi Fuchs, Luk Lambrecht, Frederik Leen and Paul Dujardin. 


    €30.00
  • Item:MER-1188

    AB.ad., Jean-Marie Bytebier

    Jean-Marie Bytebier (°1963) is a Belgian artist, whose work references several 20th-century painting traditions in which the unfinished and the notion of absence play prominent parts. With his paintings Bytebier creates an intriguing world of often undetermined landscapes; a foliage of silent and blurry spaces devoid of human beings but in which the cultural remnants of humanity subtly seep through. Three decades of artistic practice are now gathered in a publication from which any textual explanation is banned. The result is an artist’s book that puts the visual world of Bytebier through new sequences to the fore, thus triggering new meanings that alter the art book, from a canonical catalogue to a new work of art.


    €39.00

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