at rodolphe janssen
My garden is wilder than yours
Sanam Khatibi (b. 1979) is a Brussels based artist, born in Tehran, Iran. Her works deal with animality and the core of her practice interrogates our relationship to power structures, specifically the duality of triumph and failure. The recurrent themes that often feature in her work question our relationship with excess, loss of control, bestiality, the male-female dynamics, domination and submission. She is also interested in the thin line that exists between fear and desire, and how closely they are interrelated.
Her subjects live on their impulses in alluring, exotic landscapes. They are ambiguous with their relationship to power, violence, sensuality and each other. Wildlife and animals are an integral part of her practice, and her subjects are often depicted within the same plane as the flora and fauna.
In conjunction with Amsterdam Art Weekend, 23-25 November 2018, Looiersgracht 60 is organising a bespoke and intimate 3-day art-book fair for like-minded, independent publishers. Artistic print culture has a rich narrative in Amsterdam’s history, one that is often overlooked. As there is currently no book fair focusing on art books in Amsterdam, we would like to take this opportunity to offer a new platform for the progressive publications that artists and publishing houses are producing.
Fri.: 12:00 > 21:00 / Sat. + Sun.: 12:00 > 20:00
Book release at the Roger Raveelmuseum, Machelen-Zulte
Sex met verf
Posture Editions and Laura van (b. 1957) worked on a publication with still lifes by van. The works, for which the artist uses only oils, are without photographic point of departure: they are the result of an inflection of what the artist observes on the table in his living and working space. They are therefore anecdotal-autobiographical in nature — a nature that is emphatically determined by the motorial and psychological intentions of the moment.
Exhibition at the Roger Raveelmuseum till 24.02.2019
Launched at LLS Paleis, Antwerp
Koba De Meutter
So that afternoon …
So That Afternoon We Both Made an Empty Circle is a book with visual work that is the result of two recent artist’s residences in Mexico. Koba De Meutter (b. 1992) combines sculpturally adaptable modules (consisting of metal rods and ‘holders’) with found material in deliberate actions or chance events, often in public spaces.
In the book, photographs of her interventions in Mexico City are combined with a series of drawings she made during her second residence in art centre Casa Wabi. The drawings feature imaginary characters from her memories of her stay in Mexico City—yet they are no less realistic or near.
Sound act with 4 recorders, Koba De Meutter, Stella Lohaus, Gerard Herman and Nikolaas Demoen.
The book is realised in the context of Residencias Artistias por Intercambio R.A.T., Casa Wabi, and AIR Antwerp.
Launched at deSingel Antwerp, Muziekstudio
Not To Be Fed …
A project based on ‘Curating the Library’ (by Moritz Küng & Richard Venlet – deSingel 2003-09).
A book with 75 drawings by LUCA students, inspired by Laurence Sterne’s ‘The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman’.
Event with a lecture by Peter de Voogd, introduced by Moritz Küng.
The book is realised in cooperation with LUCA School of Arts campus Sint-Lucas Ghent and Faculty of Architecture KU Leuven.
Launched at P/////AKT, Amsterdam on the occasion of the opening of the exhibition The Form of Decay
The Attraction of the Mountains
Nicolás Lamas’ work derives from an interest in constructing material interactions, frictions, attractions and repulsions, dichotomies between the similar and the incompatible, between vacuum and matter. Most of his projects focus on examining notions of stability and order by distorting the logics of perception through objects and materials that somehow don’t belong together, constantly arranging a notion of knowledge that escapes systemic procedures.
The Attraction of the Mountains is a book about conservation, dislocation, presentation and an attempt to explain why nothing in the world lasts for ever, though — sometimes fades away in beauty.
Opening event: talk with Alejandro Alonso Díaz, Nicolás Lamas and Bori Borbala Soos, introduced by Nikolaas Demoen.