The Absence Of Mark Manders, Bonnefanten Mark Manders

Published by Roma Publications, Amsterdam, 2020, 144 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 22 × 29 cm, English

Price: €35

A catalogue of the extensive retrospective exhibition The Absence of Mark Manders at the Bonnefanten Museum, Maastricht. The rooms in the exhibition can be regarded as the spaces of the artist’s ongoing work ‘Self-portrait as a building’. The works have been “left behind” by the artist in three different zones: the visitor enters a living room, then the museum, and finally the studio. According to Manders, all of these works are interchangeable and can be put into a different context, “like words in a sentence can also be used in different combinations”. A text by Douglas Fogle focuses on the role of language in Manders’s oeuvre.

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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.

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