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    Study Book (Drawing Papers 59), Joëlle Tuerlinckx

    Exhibition catalogue that turned out to be a true artist book made up of hundreds of b/w photographs taken by Tuerlinkx forming a radical walk-through of her exhibition 'Drawing Inventory' at the Drawing Center, New York (25.05–22.04.2006).



    “Coopting the living museum as a found object and employing its empty forms - vitrines, labels, walls, and frames - to probe, measure, and reconfigure the relations between objects and people within the institutional setting, Tuerlinckx is a provocative operator.”





    Laureate for the Plantin Moretus Award 2008




    €65.00
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    Capturing the Sensible, Lara Mennes

    Lara Mennes has photographed three empty buildings. Her photographs raise questions about the meaning of these ruins and what they stand for today. The naked architecture, forgotten objects,... The photographs show us that which remains, but also that which is absent, that which people thought was important enough to take with them. It’s just small, insignificant things, traces of human activity, which draw Mennes’ attention because of what they suggest. Footprints on dusty floors, worn tiles, curled photographs, solitary posters on the wall... Each time every inhabitant has added multiple layers of meaning, all of them silent witnesses of bygone times. Like windows on the past, they take us back through time, back to the moment the building was constructed. Mennes’ photographs are still lifes in which objects transcend their physical appearance: they become expressions of memories.


    €29.00
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    Spoons, Tim Onderbeke

    Artist Tim Onderbeke and jewellery designer Louisa Maria Ponseele combine their fascination for memory, beauty and luxury in the artist book Spoons. On the beach they created shiny utensils with found materials that they pressed into the sand and casted into tin. The result is a beautiful series of fragile, poetic objects with titles such as ‘Spoon for stealing rainbows, ‘Post Poseidon’, ‘Tea for two’ and ‘Moule a gogo’. ‘Moreover, in a typical place setting, spoons are also purchased or given as ornamental objects: as a ceremonial gift at a baptism, as an expression of a lover’s affection or as a souvenir from a journey, be it near or far.', Melanie Deboutte writes. She begins her essay with Botticelli's Birth of Venus, where we see this goddess being carried ashore on a shell. "It is impossible to pinpoint the date at which the first spoon appeared, but somewhere between a hollow shell and an empty palm, a scoop emerged during the course of prehistory.”. After this she takes the reader on a trip through art history with the aid of the spoon.


    €19.00

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