Sunday 29 May, 15:00, Free
Book Launch & Artist Talk: 'DE-AD' - Wim Cuyvers
Join us in our bookshop and garden for a presentation of the new publication ‘DE-AD’, in which architect-artist-writer-forestier Wim Cuyvers bundles both recent and new essays as well as designs of architectural projects that were never executed.
‘DE-AD’ can be seen as the sequel to the successful ‘Text Over Text’ from 2005. With the publication Cuyvers on the one hand makes an overview of the spaces he searched and searches for, and he abstracts and names the elements that characterise those spaces; on the other hand, in this book he makes his world view explicit.
The graphic design by Filiep Tacq treats the essays and drawings in an equal way, together they lead to the culmination of Cuyvers’ thinking about public space, a thinking that also determines Cuyvers’ architectural practice.
‘DE-AD’ will be launched with two different artist talks:
At CIVA, Brussels on May 19 at 19:00.
Author discussion of ‘DE-AD’.
At BOOOOOKS during Antwerp Art Weekend on May 29 at 15:00.
Wim Cuyvers discusses all the publications he has made to date, or to which he has contributed. He will discuss both the substantive and formal aspects.
Attendees enjoy a 10% launch discount on the purchase of the publication.
Saturday 28 May, 15:00, Free CANCELLED
BOOOOOKS in conversation: Peter Foolen and Sara De Bondt
Join us in our bookshop and garden for a conversation between two designers and publishers who have each become a key presence in the world of art book publishing.
Dutch designer, curator and publisher Peter Foolen began his life in publishing in the 1980s. Since 2007 he has worked as an independent designer and publisher under the name Peter Foolen Editions, working closely with contemporary artists such as herman de vries, Roger Ackling, Alan Charlton, Laurie Clark & Thomas A Clark, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Lesley Foxcroft, Hamish Fulton, Callum Innes, Peter Liversidge, Richard Long, Carol Robertson, Trevor Sutton, Ian Whittlesea and Nono Reinhold, to realise and publish works across various formats such as books, objects, prints and portfolios.
Sara De Bondt is a graphic designer, teacher, and publisher. Since 2002, she has designed books and projects for artists and cultural institutions such as Franz Erhard Walther, Mark Leckey, Rachel Rose, Rosalind Nashashibi, Tate, WIELS, Liverpool Biennial, Camden Arts Centre, Guggenheim, Barbican and many more. In 2008, she founded non-profit publishing house Occasional Papers together with Antony Hudek, and since then has edited a number of its books, including The Form of the Book Book, Graphic Design: History in the Writing (1983–2011) and Off the Grid: Histories of Belgian graphic design.
A wide selection of titles from Peter Foolen Editions and Occasional papers will be on display and available for sale.