Postcards Jef Geys

Published by Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen 2020, set of 5 post cards (colour & b/w ill.), 14.8 × 10.5 cm, English

Price: €13

Set of 5 cards produced on the occasion of Jef Geys, Bergen Kunsthall, 20 November 2020 — 5 April 2021.

The exhibition at Bergen Kunsthall looks into some aspects that are specific to Jef Geys’ oeuvre, such as his work with pedagogy, architecture, and art history. Through a series of different chapters, the exhibition brings seminal works together with rarely seen objects and archive materials, focusing on the artist’s use of different production and circulation systems, such as the school, industrial workshops, rural spaces and the art world. His use of these distinct systems is explored as a questioning of authorship and identity, but also as an investigation of infrastructures through which meaning and knowledge is produced and distributed.

More information on the exhibition can be found here.

Nicholas Tammens’ talk Jef Geys and the School can be found here.

#2021 #ephemera #jefgeys
Mondo Cane (exhibition guide) Jos de Gruyter and Harald Thys

Published by the Belgian Pavilion, Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, Brussels, 2019, 22 pages, (b/w ill.), 10.4 × 15 cm, English

Price: €6

Mondo Cane presents itself as a local folkloric museum that displays the human figure. Silent, pale and frightened, the pavilion’s inhabitants appear as aestheticized shells, stuck in a loop of formal activity that the visitor perceives as odd and out of touch with contemporary reality.

Jos de Gruyter and Harald Thys have the habit of distilling fictions out of a reality that is, sometimes, ‘too real.’ Both willingly concede that they feel attracted to the psychotic state of contemporary societies, a state that they simultaneously dread and disseminate in their work.

Designed by Boy Vereecken and Antoine Begon.

#2019 #antoinebegon #boyvereecken #ephemera #josdegruyterandharaldthys
Work in Progress Charlotte Posenenske

Published by Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf, 2020, foldout poster 10.5 × 21 cm (folded) 42 × 38 cm (unfolded), English / German

Price: €3

Produced on the occasion of the survey exhibition, Charlotte Posenenske: Work in Progress at the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, May 30 — Aug 2, 2020.

In the 1960s, parallel with American Minimalism and the emerging Conceptual Art, Charlotte Posenenske (1930–1985) developed an impressive body of minimalist works within just twelve years, thus demonstrating her innovative understanding of art. Although the artist, who worked in Frankfurt am Main, exhibited during her lifetime together with artists such as Carl Andre, Donald Judd, and Sol LeWitt, and, in 1967, had an exhibition in the gallery of Konrad Fischer in Düsseldorf, which had opened only shortly before, her contribution to the discourse of Minimalism and Conceptual Art remained largely ignored for a long time.

#2020 #charlotteposenenske #ephemera
Five O’Clock Shadow (invitation) Ron Nagle

Published by Matthew Marks Gallery, New York, 2015, foldout card (colour ill.), 15.7 × 15.7 cm, English

Price: €15

Produced on the occasion of Ron Nagle: Five O’Clock Shadow at Matthew Marks Gallery, New York, September 11 – October 24, 2015.

Nagle is known for his intimately scaled sculptures made of ceramic elements that are slip-cast, fired, and embellished with epoxy and other synthetic materials that allow him to expand his forms beyond the limits of clay. Some are glazed to a hot-rod finish, others textured like stucco and then airbrushed.

#2015 #ceramics #ephemera #ronnagle #westcoastceramics
Ice Breaker (invitation) Ron Nagle

Published by Matthew Marks Gallery, New York, 2017, foldout card (colour ill.), 15.7 × 15.7 cm, English

Price: €12

Produced on the occasion of Ron Nagle: Ice Breaker at Matthew Marks Gallery, 1062 North Orange Grove, January 21 – April 8, 2017.

Nagle is known for his intimately scaled sculptures made of ceramic elements that are slip-cast, fired, and embellished with epoxy and other synthetic materials that allow him to expand his forms beyond the limits of clay. Some are glazed to a hot-rod finish, others textured like stucco and then airbrushed.

#2017 #ceramics #ephemera #ronnagle #westcoastceramics
GINGER&PISS #5: AUDIENCE – Launch token

Published by Kunstverein, Amsterdam, 2020, card, 5 × 7 cm, English

Price: €1

Produced on the occasion of the launch of the Ginger&Piss #5: Audience.

Kunstverein’s in-house magazine is a cross between an academic journal and a darts club newsletter. Each issue contains a limited amount of contributions that vary in length according to the subject matter at hand. The remit of ‘Ginger&Piss’​ is simple: to provide a platform for candid critique but at the same time allow the author to stay hidden. Therefore, each contributor writes under a pseudonym.

#2020 #ephemera #ginger&piss #isabellesully #kunstvereinamsterdam #marchollenstein #reinierklok