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white spines

from left toe to right toe (clockwise):
Marjolein Dijkman, Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, 2007
David Lynch, Snowmen, Steidl, 2007
Sis Matthé, Ascèse provisoire, Editions du calque 1, 2011
Tina Schott, Ein Grosses Hallöchen, Für Dich Verlag, 2011
Märten Lange, Crows, Farewell Books, 2008
Gerard Herman, De Jeugdige Onschuld. Deel 3, 2009
Bea De Giacomo, Pillow, Rawraw Edizioni
Anouk Kruithof, The Daily Exhaustion, Kodoji Press&Anouk Kruithof, 2010
Jannemieke Oostra, Souvenir, Pancake Publishing, 2010
Nel Aerts, Undisclosed Gathering, 2011
Jessica Williams, Open windows, Open doors, Medium Rare, 2009
Imaginary (Zine), (Imaginary) adventure / issue one
Anthony Zinonos, The Blue Bits
Tom Nicholson, Drawings and correspondence, Surpllus Pty Ltd, 2010
Brion Nuda Rosch, Little Paper Planes, 2009


now on view

These installation views from Derek Sullivan's exhibition Young Americans show a serie of framed drawings on a layer of blown-up poster portraits from Louise Nevelson, River Phoenix, Japser Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, Frank Stella,... The two layers overlap, but maintain their own separate visual rhythms. Like phrases in a winding narrative, each poster combined with its accompanying pattern or fragment of text suggestively builds upon the one before it. Sullivan considers Young Americans as an artist’s book to walk around in, as a dialogue in which the visitor partakes. Blank sheets serve as breathing spaces; short breaks during reading.

His work is on view at KIOSK together with the exihibition Improvise and Overcome by Jan De Cock until June 12. All the above pictures were taken by Yana Foque

Some of Sullivan’s artist’s books are on display at the reception of KIOSK.


multiple / readings

Here are some pictures from other books in the MULTIPLE / READINGS exhibition I referenced to in the post below. 
Yves Klein, Le dépassement de la problématique de l'art, 1959
Pol Bury, La boule et le trou, 1961
Bruno Munari, Libro illegibile bianco e rosso, 1964
Lawrence Weiner, Statements, 1968
Henk Visch, Nu Stil. Tekst en Tekeningen, 1984
Mike Kelley, Plato's Cave / Rothko's Chapel / Lincoln's Profile, 1986


appropriation & appreciation

1. Derek Sullivan, Every Letter in "The Sunset Strip", self published, 2008
2. Derek Sullivan, Two-Day Hangover,  self published, 2008
Sullivan regularly uses print on demand technology. The technology allows for the content to be under continual revision, creating an unlimited edition publication that is in perpetual development.
The first book is an anagrammatic play on the title of Ed Ruscha's 1966 artist's book Every Building on the Sunset Strip. Each page features a single anagram generated using the same letters, creating a sequence of phrase.

3. & 4. Martin Kippenberger, Psychobuildings, Walter König Verlag, 1988
For this book Kippenberger appropriated the book cover design from German philosophy publisher Merve Verlag. As you can see, the book from Sullivan is another appropriation of the same design.

Sullivan's artist books can be bought here and are presented as a part of his exhibition, Young Americans, at KIOSK in Ghent untill June 12.

The photographs from the Kippenberger book were taken at the exhibition, MULTIPLE / READINGS, designed by Johan Pas in the beautiful Library Henri Conscience. More pictures soon.


from maud to me

Maud Vande Veire made a book 'Thuiswerk' with photographs of her birth house in Blankenberge. You see her growing up next to her growing oeuvre of sculptures. She recently published another book 'Selfrebuses' on her From Me To You Publications. Take a look at the website and keep an eye on it.