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Roma Publications, 1998-2007

Published by The Narrows, Melbourne, 2007, foldout poster (colour & b/w ill.), 10 × 21 cm (folded) 30 × 42 cm (unfolded), English

Price: €6

Poster/invitation produced on the occasion of exhibition Roma Publications, 1998-2007, November 7 – 24, 2007 at the Narrows, Melbourne.

Roma Publications is an Amsterdam based art publisher, founded in 1998 by graphic designer Roger Willems, and artists Mark Manders and Marc Nagtzaam. It is used as a platform to produce and distribute autonomous publications made in close collaboration with a growing number of artists, institutions, writers and designers. Related to the content, every issue has its own rule of appearance and distribution, varying from house to house papers to exclusive books.

More information on Roma Publications can be found here.
More information on the Narrows can be found here.

#2007 #batiasuter #ephemera #marcnagtzaam #markmanders #rogerwillems #romapublications #thenarrows
Reports from the Conceptual Paradise Stefan Römer

Published by Edition Metzel, Munich, 2007, 68 pages (b/w ill.), 13.8 × 19.7 cm, German / English

Price: €15

Produced following the film project Conceptual Paradise, for which Stefan Römer conducted numerous interviews with internationally outstanding artists and art theorists for four years. With short texts by the artists interviewed in the film including; artists: Vito Acconci, Art & Language (Michael Baldwin, Mel Ramsden), Michael Asher, John Baldessari, Robert Barry, Hartmut Bitomsky, Mel Bochner, Gregg Bordowitz, Klaus vom Bruch, Daniel Buren, Victor Burgin, Luis Camnitzer, Jan Dibbets, Mark Dion, Sam Durant, Valie EXPORT, Stano Filko, Andrea Fraser, Liam Gillick, Dan Graham, Renée Green, Shilpa Gupta, Hans Haacke, Július Koller, Jiří Kovanda, Joseph Kosuth, Sonia Khurana, David Lamelas, Sol LeWitt, Thomas Locher, Marcel Odenbach, Yoko Ono, John Miller, Christian Philipp Muller, Adrian Piper, Yvonne Rainer, Allen Ruppersberg, Ed Ruscha, Martha Rosler, Allan Sekula, Peter Weibel, Lawrence Weiner, Stephen Willats, Heimo Zobernig and curators/theorists: Alexander Alberro, Benjamin H.D. Buchloh, Sabeth Buchmann, Charles Harrison (Art & Language), Geeta Kapoor, Geert Lovink, Seth Siegelaub, Gregor Stemmrich.

A trailer for the film can be seen here.

#adrianpiper #allansekula #andreafraser #christianphilippmüller #danielburen #hanshaacke #heimozobernig #jirikovanda #johnbaldessari #josephkosuth #juliuskoller #lawrenceweiner #luiscamnitzer #michaelasher #reneegreen #sethsiegelaub #stanofilko #stephenwillats #valieexport #yvonnerainer
Script opposition in Late-Model Carrot Jokes Michael Portnoy

Published by Objectif Exhibitions, Antwerp and Wilfried Lentz, Rotterdam, 2011, 52 pages (colour ill.), 18 × 29.7 cm, signed, English

Price: €100

Carrot Jokes are a genre of dense, joke-like texts first proposed by cognitive linguists Chlopicki and Petray (1981) to undermine emerging computational models of humor analysis. These jokes, further developed by others in the field, depend on a preponderance of background incongruities, blunt omissions, faulty script switch-triggers, “gray” implicature, and missing links in inferencing.

Michael Portnoy’s practice spans dance-theater, vocal power-tools, Relational Stalinism, reptangles, abstract gambling, the improvement of biennials, and Icelandic cockroach porn. His art circles the rules of play and communication – language itself playing a crucial role in the works.

#2011 #artistbook #michaelportnoy #objectifexhibitions
Marc Nagtzaam & Hans Demeulenaere

Published by Marc Nagtzaam & Hans Demeulenaere, 2018, 58 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 21 × 27.5 cm, English

Price: €8

Produced on the occasion of the exhibition Borrowed Space at Emergent, Veurne, 1 July – 16 September, 2018. Edition of 300 copies

#2018 #marcnagtzaam
Borrowed Space Marc Nagtzaam

Published by Roma Publications, Amsterdam, 2019, 24 pages + card (b/w ill.), 34.5 × 48 cm, English

Price: €14

Textless newspaper with drawn compositions, borrowed from existing book covers, posters, and paintings.

#2019 #marcnagtzaam #romapublications
Bibliothek Biblioteca Maria Eichhorn

Published by Edition Metzel, Munich, 2004, 84 pages, 16 × 22.5 cm, German / Spanish

Price: €22

Produced on the occasion of Kunstprojekt für das Rehabilitationszentrum Meran, Südtirol, 1998-2004, curated by Martin Fritz, rehabilitation center, cafeteria, geriatrics department, Meran.

This project by Maria Eichhorn was created as part of the artistic design of the Meran Hospital. For this purpose, two libraries were instigated. This book lists the titles and names of a total of forty writers, from Jane Austen to Simone de Beauvoir, Judith Hermann, Doris Lessing, Sylvia Plath and Virginia Woolf to Banana Yoshimoto.

#2004 #mariaeichhorn