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Jacqueline Mesmaeker

Published by de Vleeshal, Middelburg, 1982, unpaginated (b/w ill.), 21 × 29.7 cm, Dutch, French

Price: €10

Produced on the occasion of Jacqueline Mesmaeker’s exhibition at Vleeshal, Middelburg, 14 – 26 January, 1982.

The work of Jacqueline Mesmaeker is intangible, discreet and captivating. Starting from analytical intentions and experimental protocols linked to perception and representation, her practice remains anchored in a literary and poetic universe, including references to Lewis Carroll, Mallarmé, Melville or Paul Willems. Minimal, sometimes even unnoted, her rare and precise work is nonetheless present. It willingly takes over space, playing with the actual and symbolic architecture, revealing the structures and lines of force, but also the errors, by thwarting their perspectives or correcting them with delicate touches.

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Œuvres 1975-2011 Jacqueline Mesmaeker

Published by (SIC), Brussels, 2012, 296 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 21 × 28 cm, French

Price: €38 (Out of stock)

A survey of the Belgian artist’s work over more than 35 years, this book constitutes the first comprehensive monograph dedicated to the work of the Belgian artist Jacqueline Mesmaeker. The catalog first presents forty one of her works by means of illustrations and notices. The book also includes a dozen essays addressing her singular artistic approach, as well as a biography and a bibliography.

Edited by Olivier Mignon. Contributions by Muriel Andrin, Michel Assenmaker, Koen Brams, Laurent Busine, Corinne Giandou, Luk Lambrecht, Anaël Lejeune, Lynda Morris, Raphaël Pirenne, Benoit Platéus, Dirk Pültau, Philippe-André Rihoux, Georges Roque, Thierry Smolderen, Pierre Sterckx.

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Quelle Aventure! Jacqueline Mesmaeker

Published by MER. Paper Kunsthalle, Ghent, 2021, 232 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 21.6 × 27.9 cm, English / French / Dutch

Price: €39

The work of Jacqueline Mesmaeker is intangible, discreet and captivating. Starting from analytical intentions and experimental protocols linked to perception and representation, her practice remains anchored in a literary and poetic universe, including references to Lewis Carroll, Mallarmé, Melville or Paul Willems. Minimal, sometimes even unnoted, her rare and precise work is nonetheless present. It willingly takes over space, playing with the actual and symbolic architecture, revealing the structures and lines of force, but also the errors, by thwarting their perspectives or correcting them with delicate touches.

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Secret Outlines – Versailles Jacqueline Mesmaeker

Published by Keijiban, Kanazawa, 2020, leperello in slipcase (colour & b/w ill.), 14 × 10.3 cm (folded), 336 × 10.3 cm (unfolded), English

Price: €295

Secret Outlines – Versailles (1996-2020) is the facsimile reproduction of one of the eight variations of the Secret Outlines (1996) series in which Jacqueline Mesmaeker over her way into books through graphic interventions, collages, and cuttings. For this edition, published by Keijiban (Kanazawa) and printed by Cultura (Wetteren) on Gardapat 150g paper, the artist has added five original drawings made with Caran D’Ache sapphire blue pencil to each of the thirty signed and numbered copies.

More images of the associated exhibition can be seen here.

 

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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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Was machen Sie um zwei? Ich schlafe gerlach en koop

Published by Gesellschaft für Aktuelle Kunst, Bremen, 2020, 32 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 14.7 × 21.1 cm, English

Price: €1

Produced on the occasion of gerlach en koopWas machen Sie um zwei? Ich schlafe, at the Gesellschaft für Aktuelle Kunst, Bremen, 19 September 2020 – 28 February 2021. In an exhibition at the edge of sleep gerlach en koop display works by Ismaïl Bahri, Kasper Bosmans, Daniel Gustav Cramer, Mark Geffriaud, Voebe de Gruyter, Ian Kiaer, Kitty Kraus, Gabriel Kuri, Rita McBride, Guy Mees, Jacqueline Mesmaeker, Helen Mirra, Laurent Montaron, Melvin Moti, Jean-Luc Moulène, Henrik Olesen, Annaïk Lou Pitteloud, Emilio Prini, Bojan Šarčević, Shimabuku, Steve Van den Bosch, and a contribution by writer Haytham El-Wardany

Available to download here.

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