UPCOMING!

Posture Editions N° 48

96 pages, Softcover 21 × 30 cm
ISBN 978 94 9126 251 7

Exhibition:
M Leuven, 14.10.2022 – 26.02.2023
The book will be available at the opening

Kato Six
sawing a plank is like going for a walk

sawing a plank is like going for a walk by Kato Six (b. 1986) is published on the occasion of Kato’s solo exhibition at M Leuven this autumn. This book encapsulates 10 years of her quest as an artist.
The work of Kato Six (b. 1986) balances between abstract and figurative art. She works on different themes which she develops into series or ensembles. Architecture, design, domesticity and utensils all act as important references. Starting there, she uses recognisable and everyday materials such as MDF, stone, plastic or textiles.
Kato wants to question certain affinities and let the viewer look at familiar objects or images from a different perspective. As a viewer, you feel connected to the object or image but the actual meaning or function no longer applies.

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UPCOMING!

Posture Editions N° 49

160 pages, Softcover 21 × 30 cm
ISBN 978 94 9126 252 4

Exhibition:
KIOSK, Ghent 17.09 – 27.11.2022
The book will be available end October

Book launch:
Sat. 26 Nov.— 16u
KIOSK Ghent

Lisa Vlaemminck
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In her work, Lisa Vlaemminck (b. 1992) explores the boundaries of painting and creates an exciting, vibrating and disorienting universe. In her images, she questions very classical phenomena in painting, such as the landscape and the still life, by freezing them behind semi-transparent layers of paint. We catch a glimpse that feels familiar, but soon find that nothing is what it seems. Vlaemminck’s work oscillates between the microscopic and the interstellar, as well as the amorphous spaces in between. Image, material, shape, texture and form mutate into compositional playgrounds floating in a newly created universe where different laws and rules apply.
On the occasion of Lisa Vlaemminck’s first institutional solo exhibition in KIOSK Ghent, Posture Editions will publish a monograph on her work.

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Sat. 15.10.2022
10-18:00
Mutsaardstraat 31 + Venusstraat 36
Antwerp

Antwerp Academy Art Book Fair

Posture Editions is participating in the 8th Antwerp Academy Art Book Fair. Some 100 exhibitors from Belgium and abroad will be showing the best in art books and artists’ publications from the 20th and 21st centuries in the atmospheric rooms of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp.
The stands are divided into three sections: PAST [with modern antiquarian material], PRESENT [with contemporary publishers] and FUTURE. The latter section focuses on the printed output of Belgian art schools, with a focus on research publications. Together, the three sections offer a unique look at the rich tradition and bright future of avant-garde and artistic printing.

NEW!

Posture Editions N° 47

168 pages, Hardcover 21 × 30 cm
ISBN 978 94 9126 249 4

Launched at Art Brussels (28.04 – 01.05.2022)
Gallery Geukens & De Vil

Shirley Villavicencio Pizango
Dark Empathy

Shirley Villavicencio Pizango (°1988, Lima) is a Ghent-based artist with Peruvian roots.  The crossover between her childhood in the Amazon rainforest and Lima, and her life in Belgium, is one of the main features defining her work. She mainly uses acrylic, which has a fast drying period and allows her to paint in a preferred spontaneous manner.
‘Although she flirts with all kinds of possibilities borrowed from reality, the scenes on the canvas have never taken place as a whole in the physical world. Even the clothes and patterns are usually imaginary. Colours occasionally run; some parts appear to be left unfinished or blank, such as lips and ears.’
From: Benedicte Goesaert, Inspired Imagination in: Dark Empathy

Shirley Villavicencio Pizango is presented by Geukens & De Vil at Art Brussels (B40)

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NEW!

Posture Pockets N° 1

160 pages, Softcover 19.5 × 13 cm
ISBN 978 94 9126 250 0

Launched at Convent Ghent (30.04 – 05.06.2022)

Koen Brams
«PLUS» en Yves De Smet

Ideology, camaraderie and rivalry on the playing field of Ghent art between 1965 and 1970

In December 1966, a group exhibition titled «PLUS» met opzet takes place at the Sint-Lucas Institute in Ghent. What does this title mean? ‘Intentionally’ ‘Plus’? ‘Deliberately’ ‘Plus’? ‘Deliberately’ ‘Plus’? What is meant by “PLUS” with intent?

Not only is the title puzzling, so is the “composition” of the group of participating artists: Amédée Cortier, Yves De Smet, Gerard Geerinckx, René Heyvaert, Willy Plompen, Albert Rubens and Jan Van Den Abbeel. Some of them have become key figures of Belgian post-war art, others have fallen into the folds of history.

The essay describes the whimsical course of the young artist Yves De Smet, who deliberately organised countless «PLUS» activities before and after «PLUS», alone or together with his friends. De Smet acts not only as an initiator and organiser, but also as a graphic designer and publicist, and ultimately as a gallery owner.
The story of «PLUS», which at times reads like an exciting detective, has lost nothing of its topicality and significance with the accurate descriptions of the artists’ achievements, their unbridled ambitions and human shortcomings. The essay appears as no. 1 in the Posture Pockets series and is richly illustrated with numerous never-before published images.

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