KEMPENS INFORMATIEBLAD. SPECIALE EDITIE WIELS Jef Geys

Published by WIELS, Brussels & Jef Geys, Balen, 2013, 28 pages, (colour & b/w ill.), 29.2 × 44.5 cm, English / French / Dutch

Price: €8

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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Today Is The First Day Wolfgang Tillmans

Published by Walther König, Köln & Wiels, Brussels, 2020, 512 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 25.1 × 19.7 cm, English

Price: €30

Conceived and designed by Wolfgang Tillmans, and published in association with the exhibitions Rebuilding the Future at IMMA, Dublin and Today Is The First Day, at WIELS, Brussels, this richly illustrated artist’s book explores the latest developments in Tillmans’s work over the last three years. Spanning the artist’s multifaceted approach to image-making, video, performance, music and political activities, presenting newly commissioned texts from contributors including novelist Olivia Laing, historian Brian Dillon, curator Catherine Wood, and geologist Dr David Chew. The scope of the book includes over 30 pages featuring his set design for the English National Opera’s production of War Requiem, recent portraits, and detailed installation views.

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