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  • Item:MER-1226

    Crossing The Circle, Philippe Vandenberg

    Philippe Vandenberg: Crossing The Circle comes out on the occasion of the first exhibition in the UK of the drawings of Vandenberg (1952 – 2009), who is considered one of the foremost painters in Belgium. Vandenberg’s extraordinary drawings, distinguished by fluid draughtsmanship in pencil, ink, sometimes blood and richly colored watercolor, possess an urgency and economy alongside a playful sensibility. His drawings have rarely been shown. Vandenberg was an accomplished and prolific draughtsman, filling hundreds of sketchbooks with drawings and watercolors. For the first time, the publication Crossing The Circle shows a selection of drawings spanning the years 1990 to the year of his death in 2009. The works selected display radical stylistic and thematic shifts, that combine highly personal images about life, sex, death, good, evil, as well as powerful responses to the political and social upheavals which the artist perceived around him. They explore difficult confrontational subjects of personal suffering and brutal depictions of human cruelty that express an existential disgust and despair with the world but equally can contain humor.


    €39.00
  • Item:MER-1223

    Update_6, new technological award

    'UPDATE-6' gives a short overview of how new technological art has developed since the 1950's. At the site 'Zebrastraat Ghent' various renowned and upcoming artists gave their take on the idea of new technological art. This book gives a reflection of this international exhibition and takes the reader on a fascinating journey through the evolution of how the new technological arts have unfolded through history. 



    The appearance, during the 1950's, of electronic and computer tools in the arts, forced artists to a more in-depth knowledge of techniques and their languages to “master” the new instruments that were now put at their disposal by engineers. Artists reacted to this new development in two main ways: either by collaborating with engineers or by learning to use the new techniques themselves. This new undertaking also forced the artist to make an ideological choice: proceed with the idea of art as causa mentale, or consider finding new ways to master the technology and submit it to their artistic needs. In practice of course, this pas de deux was not as straightforward and, over time, many different exchanges and interweavings saw flourishing. This publication aims to provide an overview of the most relevant authors, exhibitions, events and places.

     


    €29.00
  • Item:MER-1219

    Heads and Tails. Tales and Bodies

    The publication Heads and Tails. Tales and Bodies: Engraving the Human Figure from Antiquity to the Early Modern Period, is the result of an exhibition that took place at The Pushkin Museum of Moscow, from July 6th until September 30th, 2016. Heads and Tails displays and discusses extremely rare numismatic, glyptic and archaeological artifacts that have only very rarely been presented to a broader audience. Hence this publication is an impressive gallery of masterpieces of miniature sculpture, such as coins, medals, plaquettes and statuettes, in which man always takes pride of place. The perception and depiction of the human figure by artists of different periods, the development of artistic styles, and the close links between the iconographic repertoire and mythology, religion, history, literature and philosophy of the Greater Greek World are themes well reflected by international specialists in this publication. The publication was made possible through the combined efforts of the Benaki Museum in Athens and the Greek Welfare Foundation for Social and Cultural Affairs (KIKPE). 


    €80.00
  • 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-1208

    Musée de l'inconnu, Ief Spincemaille

    Musée l'inconnu is a temporarily established museum at the residence Sint-Maartensdal in Leuven, Belgium. The museum was built by the artist Ief Spincemaille in order to reflect upon the idea of the museum as 'Mouseion', the Greek word that refers to the temple of the Muses, who inspire art and science. In the same line the artist gets his inspiration by the place and the people visiting his self-made museum. The conversations, relations and friendships that were built in the course of the two weeks in which the museum was open, served as material for new work. Reflexions upon his experiences where carefully written down. This publication is a poetic journey throughout the absurdity and the difficulties that occurred, intervening in the community of this residence.


    €15.00
  • 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
  • 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-1196

    Cross-Examinations, Vincent W.J. van Gerven Oei

    Cross-Examinations is an exercise in writing, erasing, and rewriting. Its four, increasingly layered iterations interrogate issues pertaining to torture, pain, and being. They engage a series of texts and works, such as an exchange between Heidegger and Jünger, poetry by John Donne and Jean Daive, a novel by Nachoem Wijnberg, Cranach’s The Martyrdom of Saint Catherine, Broodthaers’ Fémur d’homme belge and Fémur de la femme française. A constant attempt to reassess its own claims, Cross-Examinations is a palimpsest, printed and reprinted until the ink becomes page.


    €20.00
  • Item:MER-1194

    Libretto, Daniel Buren: une fresque

    On reconnaît l’œuvre de l'artiste français Daniel Buren (°1938) surtout par ses fameuses interventions de bandes verticales blanches et colorées, qui sont inspirées par les stores de magasins et bistrots parisiens. Due au caractère temporel de ses œuvres in situ, une rétrospective classique semble impossible. Pourtant Buren n'a pas hésité d'accepter le défi proposé par BOZAR, Le Palais des Beaux-Arts à Bruxelles. C'est là que l'exposition Une Fresque est née. L'exposition est pensée en deux parties intégrées: tout d'abord un film que Buren a composé et qui évoque toutes ses interventions désormais disparues. La deuxième partie comprend une grande installation qui connecte ses célèbres bandes à de nombreux artistes (en total plus de cent) du vingtième et vingt-et-unième siècle qui ont, de près ou de loin, influencés et inspirés l'artiste. Sont entres autres inclus dans l'exposition pensée par Buren: Paul Cézanne, Fernand Léger, Pablo Picasso, Jackson Pollock, Sol LeWitt, Pierre Huyghe, Pascal Marthine Tayou, … et Daniel Buren. Avec l'exposition Une Fresque, l'artiste a créé une intervention unique et nouvelle qui est en interaction constante avec l'architecture du Palais des Beaux-Arts. Ce sont tous ces éléments qui sont au cœur de cette exposition insolite à visiter du 19 février jusqu'à 22 mai 2016. La publication associée est pensée et conçue comme un journal conforme Le Buren Times, un journal créé par Buren consacré à son exposition dans le Musée Guggenheim à New York en 2005. Une Fresque contient des contributions d'entre autres Daniel Buren, Joël Benzakin, Bernard Blistène, Rudi Fuchs, Luk Lambrecht, Frederik Leen et Paul Dujardin.


    €30.00

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