Ausstellung / exhibition

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Sabine Groschup

Teufels Küche, 2008

Artist Novel, 19.5 x 13.4 cm, 247 p, language: German, publisher: Czernin Verlag, ISBN: 978-3-7076-0268-5.


28.1. – 2.2.2014
WHERE: De Appel Arts Centre, Prins Hendrikkade 142, 1011 AT Amsterdam

Exhibition design by Benjamin Roth

The Book Lovers presents the first (pop-up) bookstore specialized in artist novels. The bookstore is hosted by De Appel and run by Buchhandlung Walther König. For the first time the novels are not only on display for public’s perusal, but also available for sale, fulfilling in this way the public dimension inherent to the novel format. With titles available for purchase by: Alex Cecchetti, Eric Doeringer, Matias Faldbakken, Rodney Graham, Mark Geffriaud, Liam Gillick, Stewart Home, Jana Leo, Jill Magid, Heather & Ivan Morison, Brian O’Doherty, Cally Spooner, Katrina Palmer, Mai-Thu Perret, David Robbins, Julia Weist, among many others.

In addition to this, the full collection of artist novels is on display, thanks to the generous support of MuHKA (Museum of Contemporary Art in Antwerp). The collection is arranged according to genres, from Science-fiction to Pornography, by way of Autobiography, Drama, Gothic, Künstlerroman, Detectives, and many more. You can follow the colour-coded legend to guide yourself through the collection.

There will be an accompanying public program of presentations and performances that will take place at the bookstore itself:

28 January 2014:
19.00 Jaap Blonk, avant-garde composer and performance artist, will read an excerpt from Guy de Cointet’s novel Espahor Ledet Ko Uluner!

20.00 A New Refutation of Time: performance by Mark Geffriaud, artist and author of The Curve of Forgotten Things.

1 February 2014:
12.00-21.00 Simultaneous: a performance by Heman Chong: artist, writer, curator and co-author of the novel PHILIP. Performers: Eveliina Petäjäaho and Riikka Thitz.

16.00 Performance by Will Holder, artist, designer and author of the novel Middle of Nowhere (details t.b.a. soon).

De Appel arts centre is an international institution for contemporary art, fulfilling a key role in the arts in Amsterdam and The Netherlands. In its public programme – consisting of exhibitions, performances, lectures and discussions – de Appel arts centre allows broad, interested audiences to become acquainted with the latest developments in contemporary art.

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