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KEMPENS INFORMATIEBLAD. Special edition Sonderausgabe Jef Geys

Published by La Loge, Brussels & Jef Geys, Balen, 2017, 36 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 30.5 × 44 cm, Dutch / English / Italian

Price: €7

Kempens Informatieblad, was a newspaper published by Belgian artist Jef Geys between 1971 and 2018.

Since the early 1960s, in addition to his interlocking artistic and pedagogical work, Geys was also involved in the production and distribution of a local newspaper, the Kempisch Reklaamblad, on whose pages he began to publish various textual and pictorial material among the advertisements placed therein. After it was discontinued, Geys took over the paper and continued it under his own direction as Kempens Informatieblad.

Functioning as an alternative to the conventional artist catalog, the issues, over 50 in total, were mostly published in connection with his exhibitions. As an information system directed by the artist, it successively developed into a kind of meta-medium within his practice, through which he himself organized his representation and mediation – beyond the exhibition context.

#2017 #jefgeys #kempensinformatieblad
KEMPENS INFORMATIEBLAD. Special edition Air de Paris Jef Geys

Published by Air de Paris, Paris & Jef Geys, Balen, 2014, 32 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 30.5 × 44 cm, French

Price: €7 (Out of stock)

Kempens Informatieblad, was a newspaper published by Belgian artist Jef Geys between 1971 and 2018.

Since the early 1960s, in addition to his interlocking artistic and pedagogical work, Geys was also involved in the production and distribution of a local newspaper, the Kempisch Reklaamblad, on whose pages he began to publish various textual and pictorial material among the advertisements placed therein. After it was discontinued, Geys took over the paper and continued it under his own direction as Kempens Informatieblad.

Functioning as an alternative to the conventional artist catalog, the issues, over 50 in total, were mostly published in connection with his exhibitions. As an information system directed by the artist, it successively developed into a kind of meta-medium within his practice, through which he himself organized his representation and mediation – beyond the exhibition context.

#2014 #jefgeys #kempensinformatieblad
KEMPENS INFORMATIEBLAD. Speciale Editie Provincie Limburg Jef Geys

Published by Provinciaal Centrum voor Beeldende Kunsten Begijnhof, Hasselt & Jef Geys, Balen, 1998, 44 pages (b/w ill.), 30.5 × 44 cm, Flemish

Price: €13

Kempens Informatieblad, was a newspaper published by Belgian artist Jef Geys between 1971 and 2018.

Since the early 1960s, in addition to his interlocking artistic and pedagogical work, Geys was also involved in the production and distribution of a local newspaper, the Kempisch Reklaamblad, on whose pages he began to publish various textual and pictorial material among the advertisements placed therein. After it was discontinued, Geys took over the paper and continued it under his own direction as Kempens Informatieblad.

Functioning as an alternative to the conventional artist catalog, the issues, over 50 in total, were mostly published in connection with his exhibitions. As an information system directed by the artist, it successively developed into a kind of meta-medium within his practice, through which he himself organized his representation and mediation – beyond the exhibition context.

#1998 #jefgeys #kempensinformatieblad
KEMPENS INFORMATIEBLAD. Édition Spéciale Piacé le Bienheureux Jef Geys

Published by Piacé le radieux, Bézard-Le Corbusier, Piacé & Jef Geys, Balen, 2014, 8 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 30.5 × 44 cm, English

Price: €7

Kempens Informatieblad was a newspaper published by Belgian artist Jef Geys between 1971 and 2018.

Since the early 1960s, in addition to his interlocking artistic and pedagogical work, Geys was also involved in the production and distribution of a local newspaper, the Kempisch Reklaamblad, on whose pages he began to publish various textual and pictorial material among the advertisements placed therein. After it was discontinued, Geys took over the paper and continued it under his own direction as Kempens Informatieblad.

Functioning as an alternative to the conventional artist catalogue, the issues, over 50 in total, were mostly published in connection with his exhibitions. As an information system directed by the artist, it successively developed into a kind of meta-medium within his practice, through which he himself organized his representation and mediation – beyond the exhibition context.

#2014 #jefgeys #kempensinformatieblad
Apothekerman Michael Krebber

Published by Walther König, Köln, 2000, 80 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 21.6 × 27 cm, German / English

Price: €35

With texts by Merlin Carpenter, Fritz Heubach und Mayo Thompson.

Having had a major influence on the art scene in Cologne during the 80’s and 90’s and ever since, Michael Krebber has a conceptual approach to painting that he explores beyond all pictorial conventions. His practice is marked by ambivalence, subversion, intransigence, and a feigned body language. (press release, CAPC musée d’art contemporain de Bordeaux)

#2000 #michaelkrebber #waltherkönig
Michel Foucault Letters Kevin Immanuel

Published by Werkplaats Typografie, Arnhem, 2009, 16 pages, 15.4 × 22 cm, English

Price: €7

Michel Foucault Letters documents artist Kevin Immanuel’s ongoing project archiving the supposed correspondence between the famous philosopher and a number of galleries and art institutions throughout Europe, North America, and China. The letters were, in fact, written by Immanuel himself, both as a literalization of Foucault’s emphasis on the importance of cultivating an “ironic stance” toward one’s present situation (in Immanuel’s case, the crisis of being a young artist trying to strike up a meaningful discourse with art institutions), and as a poignant critique of the relationship between art institutions and their patrons. Each letter contains a polite request to become a member of the institution, offers a monetary donation, and actively attempts to initiate a critical dialogue with the institution about its programming and exhibitions.

#2009 #werkplaatstypografie