Archief 4 Jef Geys

Published by Frans Masereel Centre, Kasterlee, 2017, unpaginated (colour & b/w ill.), 21 × 29.7 cm

Price: €38

In 2015, the Frans Masereel Centre started a collaboration with Geys to publish parts of his archive. The first archive publication, Archief 1 and Archief 2, consists of two thick volumes in A4 format with more than 800 scanned archive documents, and appeared on the occasion of Geys’s solo exhibition in the SMAK in 2015. The material was presented as it was, without any explanation or hierarchy.

Archief 4 (2017) begins with a detailed index of Geys’ archive, a complete station novel with annotations by Geys, and continues with documents relating to cultural subsidies and correspondence concerning the foundation of an association for visual artists who fought in the early seventies for a social status for visual artists.

An animation of the contents of the book courtesy of the Frans Masereel Centre can be seen here.

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KEMPENS INFORMATIEBOEK – SPECIALE EDITIE MUZEE OOSTENDE Jef Geys

Published by Jef Geys, Balen, 2017, 40 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 21 × 29.5 cm, English / Dutch

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.

You can find a digital version of this publication here.

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KEMPENS INFORMATIEBOEK. Koffieonderleggersdagboek Jef Geys

Published by Jef Geys, Balen, 2014, 48 pages (b/w ill.), 21 × 29.5 cm, English / Dutch

Price: €10 (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. Speciale Editie Biennale Venetie Jef Geys

Published by Jef Geys, Balen, 2009, 64 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 29.2 × 44.5 cm, English / Italian / Dutch

Price: €5

Commissioned by the Flemish Ministry of Culture for the Belgian Pavilion, 53rd International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia. Curator: Dirk Snauwaert

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. 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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KEMPENS INFORMATIEBLAD. Special edition Sonderausgabe Jef Geys

Published by La Loge, Brussels & Jef Geys, Balen, 2017, 36 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 30.5 × 44 cm, Dutch / English / Italian

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.

#2017 #jefgeys #kempensinformatieblad