Things empty and moving Ash Kilmartin

Published by the artist, Rotterdam, 2021, 28 pages, w/ photo-print and bookmark / track list insert (colour & b/w ill.), 10.5 × 21 cm, English

Price: €5

For Langstme, Kunsthuis SYB’s 2021 triennale, Ash Kilmartin revisited her research on klokkenstoelen, notes and memories from her residency in 2019. The resulting thoughts turn around the traditional production of the bells, their historical functions and folklore in the village life around Beetsterzwaag, Friesland. Dutch translation by Caspar Stalenhoef. Designed by Linus Bonduelle/Studio Lieneman. The book is accompanied by a sound piece which can be listened to here.

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Flowers Flowers Flowers Flowers Flowers Ash Kilmartin

Published by the artist, Rotterdam, 2022, 32 pages, letterpress and drypoint etching with debossed cover (colour & b/w ill.), 13 × 20.5 cm, English

Price: €185

A hand-printed book of texts and chine-collé/drypoint etchings, written, typeset and printed June 2022 at Frans Masereel Centrum, Kasterlee. What to do with a hunger for life? How to share an appetite for the small beauties that appear after loss? How to keep some for later? Produced in response to the form of the cookbook, Dorothy Iannone’s 1969/2019 A Cookbook in particular. Ash Kilmartin is a visual artist and radiomaker from Aotearoa New Zealand who lives in Rotterdam. She works in sculpture, performance, writing, audio and print, among other things. From May 2020 to March 2022, she opened the doors at a shop called LIFE. Edition of 25.

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Lift thrust drag gravity Ilke Gers

Published by the artist, Rotterdam, 2022, 14 pages (b/w ill.), 14.4 × 21 cm, English

Price: €12

Studies and preparatory drawings for a large scale chalk work for Auckland Airport, carpark A. The drawings were made from the eleventh floor of the Auckland Airport Novotel, with a view over the almost empty International arrivals and departures carpark, during the last weeks of November 2021. Hand numbered edition of 20.

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Tragedy of a Venus Sanja Iveković

Published by Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Köln, 2001, 36 pages (b/w ill.), 20.5 × 29.2 cm, Croatian / English

Price: €18

Reprint of the publication originally published in 1976 for Sanja Ivekovic’s exhibition at The Gallery of Contemporary Art, Zagreb.

Following in the autobiographical vein of her artist’s book Double Life, in Tragedy of a Venus Ivekovic presents a selection of photos of Marilyn Monroe coupled with similarly composed snapshots and posed photos of the artist from throughout her life.

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L’innocence Jacqueline Mesmaeker

Published by (SIC), Brussels, 2010, hardcover, cloth binding, 88 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 21.5 × 35 cm, English / French

Price: €45 (Temporarily out of stock)

Produced on the occasion of the exhibition Until it Fitted! at Établissement d’en face, Brussels , 24 March – 28 April, 2007.

Jacqueline Mesmaeker (born 1929 in Brussels) started her career as a fashion designer from 1962 till 1972, before she turned to visual and artistic issues. Drawing, an art form she taught in several art schools (ERG, La Cambre…), runs throughout her rich work that includes installation, video, photography, writing and design. She won the Norwich East Award, in 1996.

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Der Spiegel 1989-1991 Isa Genzken

Published by Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Köln, 2003, 248 pages (b/w ill.), 30.5 × 21.5 cm, English

Price: €55

Isa Genzken’s Der Spiegel 1989-1991 consists of 121 reproductions of black-and-white photographs cut out of the influential German newsweekly Der Spiegel over a period of three years. The images are presented starkly, bereft of photo credits or captions: having been freed from their usual meaning-giving context, the images assume a mystery and free-floating universality as the viewer unconsciously struggles to recall the specificity of the sensational news story and headline to which they were once attached. The book is produced in a limited edition of 700 numbered copies.

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