Elisabeth Tonnard

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Exhibition In Peril on the Sea

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My work will be on view in the exhibition In Peril on the Sea: Sailing Ships, Stormy Seas, curated by Clive Phillpot at CHELSEA space in London. The exhibition runs from 28 January 2015 to 20 March 2015, with a private view on 27 January, 18:00–20.30.

From the press release:
Taking an excerpt from the text written for the booklet, A Voyage on the North Sea (1974) by the Belgian artist Marcel Broodthaers, “It is up to the attentive reader to find out what devilish motive inspired this book’s publication” as a provocation, the exhibition sets out to question and explore ‘motive’ and ‘decoy’ within artistic and curatorial practice.

Both a film and book, A Voyage on the North Sea were distributed together as part of the same package. Thematically connected, the works mutually consisted of 19th and 20th century nautical images including photographic reproductions of an amateur ‘grand master’ painting along with a photograph of a contemporary sailboat. This work, along with many of Broodthaers’ written, object-based and site-specific environments were not widely known in his lifetime – but this work has latterly been canonised within the sphere of contemporary art, not least in part by attention of the renowned US critic Rosalind Krauss in such works as A Voyage on the North Sea: Art in the Age of the Post-Medium Condition (2000).

Looking at artists who, like Broodthaers, approach art production from a post-medium perspective, the exhibition will display works from Lawrence Weiner and Ed Ruscha that contemplate the mysterious and somewhat perilous nature of making and showing art – by being, manifestly, ‘at sea’. Reproductions of nautical works by Willem van de Velde the Younger, Peter Monamy and J.M.W. Turner, unobtainable in their original formats, will be presented via forms of secondary documentation, endlessly accessible and reproducible via printed or digital means.

Book works by Helen Douglas and Elisabeth Tonnard as well as other works from the Special Collections at Chelsea will be on display alongside ephemera and other items.

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January 19, 2015 at 3:58 pm

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Exhibition Reading Room

Tonight is the opening for ‘Reading Room’, at the Owens Art Gallery. The exhibition presents artists’ books and book-like objects by Canadian and international artists. Through intervention, alteration and re-presentation the artists in the exhibition draw attention to how we read, understand, and interact with books. The exhibition includes works by Kristen Atkins, Amelia Bird, Adam David Brown, Michael Dumontier, Lucy Harrison, Emmanuelle Jacques, Micah Lexier, Heidi Neilson, Dave Dyment and Roula Partheniou, Karen Reimer, and Elisabeth Tonnard.

Curated by Kirsty Bell and Lucy MacDonald and produced with the support of the Canada Council of the Arts. The show runs until February 8.

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January 9, 2015 at 3:25 pm

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Stedelijk Museum book fair

In the weekend of January 17 and 18, I’ll be participating in the new book fair at the Stedelijk. You’ll find my books and me at the table I am sharing with Joachim Schmid.

Location:
Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, ABN Amro gallery (basement of the ‘bathtub’)

Hours:
17 – 18 January 2014
Saturday 12 – 6 pm
Sunday 10 am – 6 pm

On Sunday at 1 pm there will be a speed tour of my work in the exhibition On The Move: Storytelling in Contemporary Photography and Graphic Design. The fair includes a special selection of art books from this show as well as tours and booksignings by participating artists.

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January 7, 2015 at 10:29 am

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Guided tour at Van Abbe

On December 21 there will be a short tour through my exhibition Elisabeth Tonnard Artists’ Books 2003-2014 at the Van Abbe museum. I’ll highlight a few themes in my work. It starts at 1 pm in the library and ends at 3 in the DIY archive (where a selection of books will be available for closer inspection). You can sign up here.

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December 8, 2014 at 12:59 pm

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One Swimming Pool in One Minute

Tetsuro Miyazaki made a timelapse of my installation of One Swimming Pool at the Stedelijk Museum on November 29. Click here to see it (scroll down on the page). The next, and final, installation in the auditorium of the Stedelijk will be on December 27. The installation takes a day to complete, but will remain on view December 28 as well.

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December 8, 2014 at 12:36 pm

Documentation of show at Van Abbe

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From November 9, 2014 to January 30, 2015 the Van Abbe Museum presents a complete survey of my artists’ books. There are now some installation shots of the show online. Click here to see them.

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November 24, 2014 at 10:20 am

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Elisabeth Tonnard Artists’ Books 2003-2014

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From November 9, 2014 to January 30, 2015 the Van Abbe Museum will show a complete overview of my artists’ books and editions. There will also be some related publications on view, such as contributions to magazines and collaborations.

You are cordially invited to attend the opening on Sunday 9 November at 15.00 hours. During the opening Gerrit Jan de Rook will give a short introduction and my new book They Were Like Poetry will be launched.

The show is in the library of the Van Abbemuseum. Admission to the library is free. Opening hours: Tuesday to Friday from 11.00 to 17.00.

Van Abbemuseum
Bilderdijklaan 10
5611 NH Eindhoven
The Netherlands

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October 17, 2014 at 11:36 am

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