The exhibition covers more than one hundred years of art from the Netherlands. It starts with the De Stijl movement from the beginning of the twentieth century, along with the same-named periodical of Theo van Doesburg, which was dedicated to the renewal not only of art, but also of architecture, design, typography, and poetry. The concluding focus is on Boekie Woekie – bookstore for artists‘ books run by artists and publishers Jan Voss, Henriette van Egten and Rúna Thorkelsdóttir in Amsterdam – which can already be considered to be legendary. The majority of the exhibited works are part of the Brokken Zijp Foundation of Art (BFA). Thanks to the cooperation with the BFA, and in congenial addition to the holdings of the Centre for Artists’ Publications, lines of development can be presented on the basis of a selection of artists’ publications, some of which are rare.
Pierre Alechinsky, Karel Appel, Marinus Boezem, Pieter Brattinga, Stanley Brouwn, Aart van Barneveld, Sigrid Calon, Ulises Carrión, Hans Clavin, Constant, Corneille, Wim Crouwel, Herman Damen, Ad Dekkers, Theo van Doesburg, Christian Dotremont, Pier van Dyck, Henriëtte van Egten, Michael Gibbs, Marijke de Goey, Harry Haarsma, Harmen de Hoop, Hetty Huismann, Ko de Jonge, Asger Jorn, Bart van der Leck, Bert Loerakker, Lucebert, Jan van Munster, Willem de Ridder, Tajiri Shinkichi, Peter Struycken, Rod Summers, Oej Tjeng Sit, Fiona Tan, Jan van der Til, Rúna Thorkelsdóttir, Friedrich Vordemberge-Gildewart, Jan Voss, herman de vries, Marijke van Warmerdam, Alicja Werbachowska, H.N. Werkman, Robert Zandvliet.
Curated by Dr. Anne Thurmann-Jajes and Dr. José Brokken-Zijp
in cooperation with Brokken Zijp Foundation of Art [BFA]
UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN. Place-Making in Southeast Asia takes the act of writing as a starting point to reflect on a variety of recent art practices in and around Southeast Asia, focusing on the complexity of reading, performing, understanding, and translating these texts.
The exhibition was developed as a research process to identify, locate, collect, and discuss artists' books. On view is a wide selection of artists' books, as well as artists’ magazines, prints and graphic works, artists' postcards, multiples, radio art, records, and CDs. The Centre for Artists' Publications at the Weserburg Museum für modern Kunst is one of the few art venues in Europe with a collection of Southeast Asian contemporary art that is being reappraised and presented comprehensively for the first time in this exhibition.
Curated by Heman Chong and Anne Thurmann-Jajes
In this exhibition also several artists books, prints and an unique collage of Oey Tjeng Sit (1917 Puwokerto, Indonesia – 1987 Amsterdam, The Netherlands) were shown (BFA collection).
The Use of Colors. Nan Groot Antink and Fransje Killaars
Centre for Artists' Publications, Museum Weserburg, Bremen, Germany (09.07.2022 - 22.01.2023)
Jan van Duijnhoven. Licht in de Hedendaagse Kunst
BFA Gallery, Liempde (3 augustus 2019 – 22 september 2019).
(click here to open flyer)
herman de vries. Taken from Nature: Artists Books, Editions, and Works on Paper. Works from the Collection of the Brokken Zijp Foundation of Art
Zentrum für Künstlerpublikationen in der Weserburg-Museum für moderne Kunst, Bremen (May 4-October 21, 2018).
(click here to open the invitation).
Ongebonden. Kunstenaarsboeken 1/3
GRID Grafisch Museum Groningen (February 11-May 20, 2018). Participating artists Sophie Calle, Henriëtte van Egten, Hans Eijkelboom, Ger van Elk, Robert Filliou and many others.
(click here to open the poster/invitation).
Concept and Idea in Art. Works from the collection of the Brokken Zijp Foundation of Art
Kunstraum Alexander Bürkle, Freiburg (October 16, 2016-January 15, 2017).
Exhbited artists Tauba Auerbach, Robert Barry, Daniel Buren, Daniel Göttin, Katharina Hinsberg, Sol LeWitt, François Morellet, David Reed, Gerhard Richter, Dieter Roth, Richard Tuttle, Peter Tollens, Markus Weggenmann, Christopher Wool and Beate Zoderer. To accompany the exhibition a publication is available (click here to open the flyer).
herman de vries 1960-1995. Kunstenaarsboeken, collages, gemengde technieken en video
From 20 September 2015 till 10 January 2016, Museum Van Bommel van Dam, Venlo.
Over Oorlog en Vrede en Bevrijd?!
From 1 March to 6 September 2015 (War and Peace) and from 1 March to 12 July 2015 (Liberated?!), Museum Van Bommel van Dam, Venlo.
In the exhibition the painting 'Dag der overwinning' [= Day of Victory] by Dutch artist Ger Lataster is on view. The painting is on loan from the Foundation.
From Picasso to Sol LeWitt. Kunstenaarsboeken vanaf 1950
From 15 March to 13 July 2014 in Museum Meermanno | Huis van het Boek, The Hague.
To accompany the exhibition a rich illustrated magazine was published. The magazine is in English translation and online available.
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