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.

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Karel Marten OASE/

Published by The Narrows, Melbourne, 2011, foldout poster (colour & b/w ill.), 10 × 21 cm (folded) 30 × 42 cm (unfolded), English

Price: €6

Poster/invitation produced on the occasion of KAREL MARTENS OASE/, April 6 – 21, 2011, Faculty Gallery, Monash University, Melbourne. Curated by Warren Taylor.

The exhibition focused on Martens contribution to the graphic style of OASE, Journal for Architecture. From 1990 (Issue 28) Martens took over the art direction of the journal, often working with students from the Werkplaats Typografie – an experimental typography school he founded in 1998 with Wigger Bierma. What began as a student magazine, evolved into an international professional journal in which a reflective and critical approach to architecture, urban design and landscape architecture is the mainstay. Recently celebrating its 75th issue, the success of OASE is, in part, due to Martens refined graphic statement, often absorbing his print and typographic experiments and upholding the dialogue between graphic design and architecture.

More information on the exhibition can be found here.

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The Federal #1 Jonas Žakaitis, Gintaras Didžiapetris, Aurime Aleksandravičiūtė (Ed.)

Published by Tulips & Roses, Brussels, 2011, 32 pages (b/w ill.), 16 × 24 cm, English

Price: €5

The Federal is a periodical of artist’s writings published by Brussels gallery, Tulips and Roses.

Contributors to this issue: Gintaras Didžiapetris, Graham Harman, Raimundas Malašauskas, Snowden Snowden, Jonas Žakaitis.

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The Federal #2 Jonas Žakaitis, Gintaras Didžiapetris, Aurime Aleksandravičiūtė (Ed.)

Published by Tulips & Roses, Brussels, 2011, 32 pages (b/w ill.), 16 × 24 cm, English

Price: €5

The Federal is a periodical of artist’s writings published by Brussels gallery, Tulips and Roses.

Contributors to this issue: Christopher Fraga, Elena Narbutaite, Jonas Žakaitis, Gintaras Didžiapetris in conversation with Paul Sietsema, and Jonas Žakaitis in conversation with Christopher Witmore

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KEMPENS INFORMATIEBLAD. Speciale editie Leopoldsburg Jef Geys

Published by Jef Geys, Balen, 2011, 16 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 30.5 × 44 cm, Dutch

Price: €8 (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.

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Pino Pascali

Published by Camden Arts Centre, London, 2011, 52 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 20.5 × 30 cm, English

Price: €23

Catalogue produced to accompany the exhibition ... a multitude of soap bubbles which explode from time to time…  Pino Pascali’s final works 1967-1968 at Camden Arts Centre, 04 March – 01 May 2011. With essays by Martin Holman and Christopher G. Bennett. Also includes the writings of Pino Pascali, Luca Maria Patella and Eliseo Mattiacci. Designed by Fraser Muggeridge studio.

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