Serving Compressed Energy With Vacuum Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven

Published by Roma Publications, Amsterdam, 2015, 110 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 21 × 30 cm, English / Dutch

Price: €19

Published in conjunction with an exhibition at Kunstverein München, this catalogue is presented as an integral part of the show, augmenting it through the presentation of subjects, aspects, and themes which are better suited to the printed medium or demand another kind of involvement. Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven’s works involve painting, drawing, digital media, and video, and reflect her fascination from a female point of view with the representation of women in mass media, the connections between sex and technology, different knowledge systems, and the unconscious. Besides numerous works, projects, and images, the book includes insightful explanations by the artist.

Designed by Julie Peeters.

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The Registry Of Promise Chris Sharp

Published by Roma Publications, Amsterdam, 2015, 204 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 22 × 29 cm, English

Price: €31

Over the course of approximately one year, The Registry of Promise consisted of four autonomous, interrelated exhibitions, which can be read as individual chapters in a book. In this series, Chris Sharp reflects on our increasingly fraught relationship with what the future may or may not hold, and the work engages with and plays upon the various readings and mutability of “promise”, along with the inevitability of what may come, whether positive or negative. Such polyvalence is particularly topical, as we have shifted from the anthropocentric promise of modernity to a negative faith in the post-human.

Including artists Becky Beasley, Patrick Bernatchez, Juliette Blightman, Peter Buggenhout, Nina Canell, Michael Dean, Alexander Gutke, Jochen Lempert, Jean-Luc Moulène, Marlie Mul, Matt Mullican, Rosalind Nashashibi, Antoine Nessi, Jean-Marie Perdrix, Reto Pulfer, Mandla Reuter, Hans Schabus, Lucy Skaer, Michael E. Smith, Carlo Gabriele Tribbioli, Francisco Tropa, Andy Warhol, Anicka Yi.

#anickayi #beckybeasley #chrissharp #jeanlucmoulène #jochenlempert #julietteblightman #lucyskaer #mattmullican #michaeldean #michaelesmith #ninacanell #peterbuggenhout #romapublications #rosalindnashashibi
From Action To Matchmaking Photons To Zen Buddhists Bad Breath Voebe de Gruyter

Published by Roma Publications, Amsterdam, 2012, 216 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 24 × 34 cm, English

Price: €29

Voebe de Gruyter is an artist who makes propositions about unexpected scientific phenomena and other patterns which reveal themselves in everyday situations. Her work abounds with elementary particles: “points of concentration, information particles, small units which contain multitudes,” the artist once explained. For this publication De Gruyter went through her complete inventory and studio archives. With texts by Maria Barnas and Roel Arkesteijn, plus explanatory notes by the artist herself for almost all the works. Designed by Felix Weigand.

A preview of the publication can be found here.

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Record Steve Van den Bosch

Published by Roma Publications, Amsterdam, 2016, 328 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 21 × 27 cm, English

Price: €48

This volumnious book in a clinical white vinyl sleeve suggests high tech content, as if it belongs to a laboratory. Within a wide space of white and light grey pages – which could represent painted walls of a white cube – 39 works by conceptual Belgium artist Steve Van den Bosch are exposed. The photographs are taken by a forensic photographer and the text, entitled Event reconstruction from trace images: an original methodology, comes from the Swiss Institute for Police Science. The book itself is #40 in the list of works and printed in a limited edition of 300 copies. Designed by Steve Van den Bosch and David van Mieghem.

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Tokyo Papers Karel Martens

Published by Roma Publications, Amsterdam, 2020, 80 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 16 × 22 cm, English

Price: €22

‘Tokyo Papers’ comprises a collection of 41 monoprints created by Dutch graphic designer and typographer Karel Martens between 2019 and 2020. In 2018, Martens received a package from artist-curator Pierre Leguillon that contained filled-in Japanese forms which he had found at a street market in Tokyo. Martens was intrigued by the collection of thin paper with a rectangular black-blue layer of carbon on the back. In 2019 he started to print on these back sides, but because the overprinting on the carbon layer caused unwanted damage, he switched to printing them on the front sides as well. “The closing image is related to Tokyo in a different way,” he explains.

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Bill 3 Julie Peeters (editor)

Published by Roma Publications, Amsterdam, 2021, 184 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 23 × 31 cm, English

Price: €28

A special archival issue, featuring unpublished Martin Margiela lookbook photographs, a horse, street style from the 90’s, vases of Japan, a silver story, a flash forward and back, tennis, an icecube tray, more Margiela, Hysteric Glamour and a bunch of frivolous images. The stories are sourced from the book collections of RareBooksParis and Julie Peeters. Edited and designed by Julie Peeters.

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