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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The Photographic I: Other Pictures

Published by Roma Publications, Amsterdam, 2017, 128 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 20 × 26.5 cm, English

Price: €13

Publication accompanying the first part of a diptych exhibition at S.M.A.K., Ghent, spread over two years, comprising new and existing work by artists and photographers including Lewis Baltz, Tina Barney, Mohamed Bourouissa, Moyra Davey, Marc De Blieck, Sara Deraedt, Patrick Faigenbaum, Peter Fraser, Alair Gomes, Jitka Hanzlová, Roni Horn, Stephanie Kiwitt, Aglaia Konrad, Jochen Lempert, Zoe Leonard, Jean-Luc Moulène, Zanele Muholi, Jean-Luc Mylayne, Trevor Paglen, Doug Rickard, Torbjørn Rødland, Michael Schmidt, Arne Schmitt, Allan Sekula, Ahlam Shibli, Malick Sidibé, Dayanita Singh, Wolfgang Tillmans, Marc Trivier and Tobias Zielony.

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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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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.

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Stray: A Graphic Tone Shannon Ebner, Susan Howe, Nathaniel Mackey

Published by Roma Publications, Amsterdam & Fonograf Editions, Portland, 2019, Vinyl record in gatefold sleeve (colour & b/w ill.), 31 × 31 cm, English

Price: €18 (Out of stock)

This fourteen-track LP features poems of American poets Susan Howe (b. 1937) and Nathaniel Mackey (b. 1947) as produced by visual artist Shannon Ebner. Juxtaposing historic and recent material from 1991 until 2018, the work brought together here examines the two writer’s lifelong preoccupation with subjects adrift in narratives of dispossession both real and imagined. Liner notes contain excerpts of original interviews as well as reproductions of the poets’ published materials. According to Ebner, “STRAY: A GRAPHIC TONE is the full-length version of what I started in 2016 when I began seeking exchanges with these two poets. I was drawn to their works for their experiments with poetic form – for their politics of poetic form, to be exact – for their poems’ stray figures and stray errant marks.” It was recorded at various locales between 1991 and 2018. The album was edited and produced by Shannon Ebner and mastered and engineered by Joseph Stewart. Designed by Julia Born and Shannon Ebner.

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Alex Elena Narbutaitė

Published by Roma Publications, Amsterdam, 2017, 48 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 16 × 24 cm, English

Price: €18

Elena Narbutaitė enjoys the nature of discovery. By offering the unexpected, she hopes to create social situations in which the audience can collectively experience surprise or confusion. ‘Alex’ is a lamp, a light programme, and an exhibition by Narbutaitė that began during a 2016 New Year’s Eve party in her Vilnius apartment. After bringing in the new year, the lamp travelled to Kunstverein München, where it was installed above a window at the foyer entrance, pointed directly into the eyes of visitors. This book marks the year-long event using text excerpted from the film ‘Exotica’ by Atom Egoyan, as well as text interventions by Bernardo José de Souza and Chris Fitzpatrick.

Designed by Julie Peeters.

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