KEMPENS INFORMATIEBLAD. Special edition Air de Paris Jef Geys

Published by Air de Paris, Paris & Jef Geys, Balen, 2014, 32 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 30.5 × 44 cm, French

Price: €7 (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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KEMPENS INFORMATIEBLAD. Édition Spéciale Piacé le Bienheureux Jef Geys

Published by Piacé le radieux, Bézard-Le Corbusier, Piacé & Jef Geys, Balen, 2014, 8 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 30.5 × 44 cm, English

Price: €7

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 catalogue, 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.

#2014 #jefgeys #kempensinformatieblad
Best Book, Don’t Care or, Poor Form from Fringe Areas Quinn Latimer

Published by Werkplaats Typografie, Arnhem, 2014, 22 pages (b/w ill.), 12 × 19 cm, English

Price: €7

“Best Books” is the subject of an annual workshop at Werkplaats Typografie, Arnhem. “Best Book, Don’t Care or, Poor Form from Fringe Areas” resulted from the 2013 workshop led by Sophie Nys in collaboration with the participants of Year 13 and Year 14. Designed by Roland Früh, Sophie Nys & Yin Yin Wong.

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Bound and Unbound Judith Scott

Published by Prestel, New York, 2014, 128 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 24.8 × 28 cm, English

Price: €28

Judith Scott’s work is celebrated for its astonishing visual complexity. In a career spanning just seventeen years, Scott developed a unique and idiosyncratic method to produce a body of work of remarkable originality. Often working for weeks or months on individual pieces, she used yarn, thread, fabric, and other fibers to envelop found objects into fastidiously woven, wrapped, and bundled structures.

Born in Columbus, Ohio, with Down syndrome, Scott (1943–2005) was also largely deaf and did not speak. After thirty-five years living within an institutional setting for people with disabilities, she was introduced in 1987 to Creative Growth Art Center—a visionary studio art program founded more than forty years ago in Oakland, California, to foster and serve a community of artists with developmental and physical disabilities.

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Biegen Leon Filter

Published by August Verlag, Berlin, 2014, 134 pages (b/w ill.), 10 × 16 cm, German

Price: €9

Biegen is an artist book in which the author researches the centuries-old cultural technique of „Bäume-biegen“ (Tree bending), which was used as a material education in shipbuilding and agriculture for the  production of tools and complex components. Researching European forests, archives and libraries produced a collection of sketches, photographs, notes, historical illustrations and drawings presented here in the form of a journal.

With an essay by Helmut Draxler. In cooperation with the Merz Akademie

#2014 #helmutdraxler #leonfilter #theory
Prosthetic Nord Shahryar Nashat

Published by Städtische Galerie, Nordhorn, 2014, 48 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 20 × 30 cm, English/German

Price: €10

Produced on the occasion of Shahryar Nashat’s exhibition Prosthetic Nord, Kunstpreis der Stadt Nordhorn 2013, December 7, 2013 to February 9, 2014

With texts by Thomas Niemeyer and Kathleen Rahn.

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