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Paare / Pairs Jochen Lempert

Published by Roma Publications, Amsterdam & Portikus, Frankfurt, date, 112 pages with poster insert (b/w ill.), 21 × 29 cm, English / German

Price: €32

Produced on the occasion of the solo exhibition Jochen Lempert at Portikus in Frankfurt. With a mix of new and older photos, Lempert composed a sequence showing different ways to look at pairs. With an essay from Portikus director Yasmil Raymond. Concept by Jochen Lempert in collaboration with Alexander Mayer. Designed by Roger Willems.

#2022 #jochenlempert #photography #portikus #rogerwillems #romapublications
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
30 Jahre Kunst Jos De Gruyter & Harald Thys

Published by Roma Publications, Amsterdam & Kunstverein München, München, 2017, 192 pages (b/w ill.), 21 × 30 cm, English / German

Price: €19

The eighth instalment in Kunstverein München’s ‘Companion’ series, this “Verkaufskatalog” contains images, prices, material descriptions, and gallery designations for each of the works by artists Jos de Gruyter and Harald Thys included in the exhibition 30 Jahre Kunst. The diverse spectrum of the duo’s collaborative practice – drawings, paintings, sculptures, photographs, kinetic objects, and videos – is represented over the book’s 192 pages, all printed in black and white. In addition, a number of lost, destroyed, or forgotten works are featured, as well as new works that were specially commissioned for the exhibition. Designed by Julie Peeters and Harald Thys.

#2017 #josdegruyterandharaldthys #juliepeeters #kunstvereinmünchen #romapublications
I Think And I Think I’ve Thought A Thought Josse Pyl

Published by Roma Publications, Amsterdam, 2021, 240 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 21 × 30 cm, English

Price: €35

i THINK and I think i’ve THOUGHT a thought collects the various components of Pyl’s practice from 2014 to 2021 in one publication by making use of the frottage technique. Working with pencil and paper, Pyl has inscribed each page with elements taken from different works. From these fragments, when they are taken together, a new vocabulary can be assembled: a collection of semantic artifacts rendered in binary patterns of light and shadow, negative and positive, and in no gradated or hierarchical order. The images that can be composed from these fractured parts are revealed only gradually as they superimpose upon each other, conjuring new associations, new ways of reading, with each turn of the page.

#2021 #jossepyl #jungmyunglee #romapublications
Serving Compressed Energy With Vacuum Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven

Published by Roma Publications, Amsterdam, 2015, 110 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 21 × 30 cm, English / Dutch

Price: €19

Published in conjunction with an exhibition at Kunstverein München, this catalogue is presented as an integral part of the show, augmenting it through the presentation of subjects, aspects, and themes which are better suited to the printed medium or demand another kind of involvement. Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven’s works involve painting, drawing, digital media, and video, and reflect her fascination from a female point of view with the representation of women in mass media, the connections between sex and technology, different knowledge systems, and the unconscious. Besides numerous works, projects, and images, the book includes insightful explanations by the artist.

Designed by Julie Peeters.

#2015 #anne-mievankerckhoven #juliepeeters #kunstvereinmünchen #romapublications
The Registry Of Promise Chris Sharp

Published by Roma Publications, Amsterdam, 2015, 204 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 22 × 29 cm, English

Price: €31

Over the course of approximately one year, The Registry of Promise consisted of four autonomous, interrelated exhibitions, which can be read as individual chapters in a book. In this series, Chris Sharp reflects on our increasingly fraught relationship with what the future may or may not hold, and the work engages with and plays upon the various readings and mutability of “promise”, along with the inevitability of what may come, whether positive or negative. Such polyvalence is particularly topical, as we have shifted from the anthropocentric promise of modernity to a negative faith in the post-human.

Including artists Becky Beasley, Patrick Bernatchez, Juliette Blightman, Peter Buggenhout, Nina Canell, Michael Dean, Alexander Gutke, Jochen Lempert, Jean-Luc Moulène, Marlie Mul, Matt Mullican, Rosalind Nashashibi, Antoine Nessi, Jean-Marie Perdrix, Reto Pulfer, Mandla Reuter, Hans Schabus, Lucy Skaer, Michael E. Smith, Carlo Gabriele Tribbioli, Francisco Tropa, Andy Warhol, Anicka Yi.

#anickayi #beckybeasley #chrissharp #jeanlucmoulène #jochenlempert #julietteblightman #lucyskaer #mattmullican #michaeldean #michaelesmith #ninacanell #peterbuggenhout #romapublications #rosalindnashashibi