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Works and Words

Published by Roma Publications, Amsterdam & de Appel, Amsterdam, 2018, 92 pages (b/w ill.), 21 × 29.7 cm, English

Price: €20

This publication is an unedited reprint of the catalogue originally published by de Appel in 1980 as a follow-up to the international art manifestation Works and Words. The event sought to break with the one-way traffic of Western artists traveling to the East by inviting artists from Eastern Bloc countries to Amsterdam. The invited artists, theoreticians, film-makers, and art historians represented a broad spectrum of practices, theoretical approaches, and developments. Including artists such as; KwieKulik (Zofia Kulik and Przemysłav Kwiek), Július Koller, Jiří Kovanda, Dóra Maurer, Sanja Iveković and Dalibor Martinis, Mladen Stilinovic, Jozef Robakowski amongst others.

You can find more information on the exhibition here.

#1980 #2018 #deappel #doramaurer #jirikovanda #juliuskoller #kwiekulik #mladenstilinović #nelldonkers #romapublications #sanjaiveković
Drafting futures, remembering a building Rosa te Velde

Published by de Appel, Amsterdam, 2021, 288 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 12 × 17 cm, English / Dutch

Price: €15

Drafting futures, remembering a building explores, connects and recalls the many lives of one building in Amsterdam Nieuw-West over the span of more than sixty years. From when it was first built as ‘CSG Pascal’, a hypermodern school building; through its near demise when it was reformed as ‘Calvijn College’; then, its designation as a refugee shelter; and to its current, temporary status as a creative ‘hub’, known as ‘Broedplaats Lely’ and home to de Appel. Plans for the future are constantly made and unmade – what will this place become? How does this building help to understand the ideologies behind city planning, segregation and gentrification? How does this building reveal the different guises of the ‘politics of forgetting’ and how to work against them?

Edited by Hannah Cheney. Designed by Bardhi Haliti & Zuzana Kostelanská

#2021 #bardhihaliti #deappel #hannahcheney #rosatevelde #zuzanakostelanska
The Remote Archivist Series 01: To See the Inability to See

Published by de Appel, Amsterdam, 2020, 3 foldout posters with various inserts (colour & b/w ill.), w 10.4 × 19.4 cm (each folded) 41.6 × 58.2 cm (each unfolded), English

Price: €12

The Remote* Archivist is a recurring publication from the Archive of de Appel that can also be accessed while the reader is physically distant, or the archive is far away. The distance, and at the same time the fickle proximity of digital platforms is now translated into the tangibility of archivistic messages.

In this first series of three episodes, Arefeh Riahi, Maartje Fliervoet and Martín La Roche Contreras came together as “To See the Inability to See” and created the feuilleton: Outdated Compass.

With archive documents from: Willem de Rooij, Jürgen Klauke and Iman Issa. Designed by Bardhi Haliti. Archivist: Nell Donkers

* Absent, dreamy, far away, remote control, distant

#2020 #arefehriahi #bardhihaliti #deappel #ephemera #maartjefliervoet #martínlaroche #nelldonkers #theremotearchivist #willemderooij
Fandango Evening News (invitation card) Raùl Marroquín

Published by de Appel Amsterdam, 1977, card (b/w ill.), 14.6 × 10.1 cm, English

Price: €12 (Out of stock)

Produced on the occasions of Fandango Evening News, a performance by Raùl Marroquín at Multi Art Points, Amsterdam, 15 December, 1977, presented by de Appel Amsterdam.

More information on the event can be found here.

*Please note this publication is secondhand and has some traces of previous ownership. (Address hand-written on card)

#1977 #deappel #ephemera #performance
Muzikale Hel (entry ticket) Luigi Ontani

Published by Beethoven Festival, Vincent Vlasbom & De Appel Amsterdam, 1977, invite card (colour ill.), 10.3 × 15 cm, Dutch

Price: €12 (Out of stock)

Produced on the occasion of the Luigi Ontani’s performance Muzikale Hel at Ronde Lutherse Kerk, 2 July, 1977.

#1977 #deappel #ephemera #luigiontani
Michael E. Smith

Published by Mousse Publishing, Milan, 2021, 148 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 16.5 × 23.5 cm, English

Price: €32

Michael E. Smith (born 1977 in Detroit) makes sculptures out of cast-offs, waste and other residues of our consumer society. He assembles and manipulates this found material in an unusual way. He isolates objects, makes changes to their form and seeks out the limits of their imaginative power. His presentations are characterized by an intense yet sparse choreography of the exhibition space.

Initially conceived to document three solo shows at de Appel in Amsterdam (2015), Kunstverein Hannover (2015), and S.M.A.K. in Ghent (2017), the publication also gathers new commissioned texts and a reprint that shed light on the artist’s decade-plus practice.

With texts by Martin Germann, Anthony Huberman, Chris Sharp.

#2021 #anthonyhuberman #chrissharp #deappel #kunstvereinhannover #michaelesmith #moussepublishing