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  • Item:MER-494

    Spectres, Sven Augustijnen



    If the 'communist infiltration of Africa' was a spectre often used tojustify the elimination of Patrice Lumumba, The assasination of the Congo's—indeed, Africa's—first democratically elected Prime Minister on 17 January 1961 created a spectre of it's own. Sir Jaques Brassinne de La Buissière, then a young Belgian functionary, was in Elisabethville on that fateful day. He has written several books on the subject, and spent more than thirty years trying to bring to light 'what really happened'. This supplement to Sven Augustijnen's film Spectres offers another look at the film's main character, who is at once guide, narrator, and symbol of a past that continues to cast its shadow on the present.

    ‘Spectres’ was shown at Sven Augustijnen's solo exhibition at Wiels in Brussels, from May 8 to July 31, 2011.

    Two bilingual editions: English/French and Dutch/French.





    More info: Auguste Orts









    Leaf through the book here





    Laureate for the Fernand Baudin Prize 2011




    €39.00
  • Item:MER-423

    Dark Room, Frederik Bruylant





    The first hardcover part of the work consists of a series of polaroid pictures, taken in Dark Rooms and Sex clubs. Bruylant chooses not to depict the visitors in action, but focusses on the surroundings. We see parking lots, dressing rooms, staircases, walls,... The second poster edition portrays a more human angle, forming a surreel tableau vivant of the sex club underworld.





    www.sleeperholdpublications.com


    €20.00
  • Item:MER-421

    Time is a Book





    Time 2009 is the ninth and last edition of Time Festival and above all, a statement by the curators Dirk Braeckman and Els Dietvorst. The result is a surprising, experimental space on paper, a sketchbook of virtual ideas and real dreams. Between November 13 and 28, Time will give away 6000 copies of TIME IS A BOOK anthology as one of numerous activities (TIME CIRCLES) inspired by the book in Ghent and abroad. The official booklaunch of TIME IS A BOOK will take place on November 13 2009 at 20:00hrs at the Bank van de Arbeid, Volderstraat 1, Ghent.





    With: Chantal Akerman, ACM & Els Dietvorst, Robert Adams, Philip Aguirre y Otegui, Herman Asselberghs, Orla Barry, John Berger, Yves Berger & Daniel Michiels, Wang Bing, Bitter / Weber, Dirk Braeckman & Peter Verhelst, Bureau d'Etudes, Boris Charmatz, Wim Cuyvers, Carl De Keyzer, Clayton Eshleman, Belu Simion Fainaru, Jasmina Fekovic, Nikolaus Gansterer, Mekhitar Garabedian, Pieter Geenen, Elias Grootaers, Jitka Hanzlova, Stefan Hertmans, Craigie Horsfield, Suchan Kinoshita, Mark Klett, Franciska Lambrechts, Marije Langelaar, Dirk Lauwaert, Lynne Cohen & Andrew Lugg, Mark Manders, Susan Meiselas, Jean-Luc Moulène, Simon Norfolk, Honoré d'O, Ben Okri, Rimini Protokoll Produktionsburo, Martha Rosler, Gerry Smith, Guy Tillum, Moniek Toebosch, Ana Torfs, Marc Trivier, Jens Ullrich, An van. Dienderen, Sarah Vanagt, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Eliot Weinberger, Lawrence Weiner, Katarina Zdjelar, Howard Zinn


    €24.00
  • Item:MER-393

    Raphaël Buedts

    A comprehensive overview of Raf Buedts' work. The book encompasses 450 images.





    Published on the occasion of the retrospective exhibition of his work at SMAK, Gent (05.09–15.11.2009).



    As an artist, Raphaël Buedts (1946–2009) discretely built up an impressive oeuvre, drifting with ease between sculpture, drawing and painting. His subtle shifts between abstraction and tactility and between function and form demonstrate an uncommon lucidity and rare poetic skill.





    Leaf through the book here


    €50.00
  • 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.


    €39.50
  • Item:MER-353

    ZERO 1957-1966, NY 2008





    Published on the occasion of the exhibition 'Zero in New York' at Sperone Westwater, NY, 2008.

    This opulently illustrated catalogue offers a unique English compendium to the Dusseldorf-based Zero movement, which went on to attract an international cadre of collaborators and affiliates including Nanda Vigo, Yayoi Kusama, Yves Klein, Jean Tinguely, Tsuruko Yamazaki, Arman, and many others. Its history is traced from its immediate beginnings in 1957 to its dissolution in 1966, only one year after New York's Museum of Modern Art exhibited 'The Responsive Eye', in which many artists of the Zero avant-garde took part.


    €49.50
  • Item:MER-324

    Recyclable Refugee Camp, Ives Maes



    The Belgian artist Ives Maes started his Recyclable Refugee Camp project in an ironic attempt to make 100% ethic correct art. By this statement Maes refers to a tradition of the ethical obligation that art should have a social relevance. The result is a Gesamtkunstwerk of recyclable living units existing of organic structures such as hideaways, latrines and water sources built according to the rules of the UN Refugee Agency. Maes questions the touristic view in which we look at the world, the voyeuristic impulse of the human being and the documenting role the art world tries to fulfil. 


    €29.90
  • Item:MER-43

    La robe des choses, Jürgen Partenheimer

    For the the exhibition in the S.M.A.K., Partenheimer's conceptual point of departure has been La Robe des Choses, a text from A la Rêveuse Matière by the French author Francis Ponge. Reality is veiled, elusive. There is only one-way to fathom its depths: through thinking. Reflection results in concepts that enable us to penetrate and reconstruct reality. On the other hand, there will always remain elements from reality that elude pure reason and that can only be made visible by art. Partenheimer's work must consequently be interpreted as resulting from a coherent stream of thoughts, with which the artist does not so much want to reveal or evoke a certain reality, as to show us and discuss the reflections that accompany our 'being in this reality'. Quite often dogmas are undermined by new dogmas. That, precisely, is what Partenheimer seeks to avoid. An image, in Partenheimer's view, is only interesting if it can constantly bring about new streams of ideas. The public is thus invited to create the image himself or herself according the artist's theory: 'All sculpture is essentially conceptual. It does not have a final, definite form or a fixed, spatial dimension. As a model, as a monument of the imagination, a sculpture assumes those dimensions, which it needs for the respective environment in which it is shown. Any work may be altered and its dimensions deliberately adapted to the place chosen for its showing, be it a geometrically architectural room or an open, natural space'.


    €22.00
  • Item:MER-33

    In Limbo, Martien Van Beeck

    Looking for a photographic subject, Martien Van Beeck became fascinated by the many ways of preservation in a museum of zoology. Mounted skeletons, stuffed and dried animals and jars of specimens are the manifestations of a disruption of the natural process of living and dying. Van Beeck is interested in the decomposing and concomitant disruption of the symbolic dimensions of grief, mourning and rituals. His photographic work is not an attempt to give an opinion towards the scientific motives to preserve specimens, neither is it an attempt to systematically catalogue all the thousands of jars.  The artist approaches every creature one by one and tries to capture a contorted posture, a dramatic gesture, a grotesque strangeness. Through these photographs van Beek also reflects upon his own death and the meaning of death in our society trough time.


    €25.00

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