Elisabeth Tonnard

Prix Bob Calle, Whitman, etc.

A little late with this post, seeing that the exhibition is already over, but still I am pleased to write that Dr. Lilian Landes of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek and Dr. Rüdiger Hoyer of the Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte proposed my book An Empty Field for the 2019 edition of the Prix Bob Calle.

The 50 books that were chosen by experts from ten different European countries were shown at the library of the Beaux-Arts de Paris during March. Both the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek and the Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte have substantial holdings of my work that they expanded on recently through new purchases. The Walt Whitman copy of the special edition of Song of Myself was purchased by the BSB, leaving Thoreau’s copy all by himself now, but I hear he doesn’t mind.

Speaking of Whitman, the pocketbook version of Song of Myself is currently on view in the exhibition Writers Making Books at the Spruance Gallery, Arcadia University, Glenside, PA. This show was developed in conjunction with Whitman at 200, a celebration of the bicentennial of Whitman’s birth taking place across the Philadelphia and Camden, NJ region.

Speaking of exhibitions, those of you interested in photo-text works could check out the small online exhibition currently up at the PHmuseum. Mariela Sancari curated this exhibition titled ‘Intertextual’ of photo-based works informed by literature.

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April 3, 2019 at 5:23 pm

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Poetry reading in Gent

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On March 6 I’ll be reading in the program Poëzie Publique at the University of Gent. This post will continue in Dutch.

Dit is de derde aflevering binnen de reeks Poëzie Publique, waarin Els Moors aan poëziespecialisten vraagt om zich te buigen over hun favoriete gedichten, en deze teksten samen voor publiek onder de loep te nemen. In deze sessie gaat Els met prof. Yves T’Sjoen in gesprek over de poëzie en nodigt hem uit om een favoriet gedicht te belichten voor het publiek. Het gekozen gedicht is ‘Van op de hooge brug’ van Richard Minne. Yves T’Sjoen kon op zijn beurt een dichter uitnodigen, en heeft mij uitgenodigd om voor te dragen uit eigen werk.

Datum: Woensdag 6 maart 2019, 20 – 21:30 uur
Locatie: Auditorium 1 Jan Broeckx, Faculteit Letteren en Wijsbegeerte – Campus Boekentoren | Blandijnberg 2, 9000 Gent
Toegang is gratis.

 

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March 4, 2019 at 1:23 pm

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Exhibition in Denver

During Denver’s Month of Photography several of my bookworks will be on view at Redline Contemporary Art Center. The exhibition Delirium, Three Visions is curated by George P. Perez, John Lake and Mark Sink. It aims to highlight critical contemporary voices and amplify challenging artists working in and around modes of photography.

George P. Perez:
Micah Danges, Magali Duzant, Clay Hawkley, Letha Wilson.

John Lake:
Yumna Al-Arashi, Brenda Ann Kenneally, Sam Cannon, Colby Deal, Adán De La Garza, Gregory Jones, Jenna Maurice, Kit Ramsey, Eileen Roscina Richardson, Tate Shaw, Hollie Smith, Elisabeth Tonnard.

Mark Sink:
Brian Fouhy, Marja Saleva, Sherry Wiggins, Luís Filipe Branco, Aline Smithson and The Big Picture.

The exhibition runs from March 9 – April 7, 2019. Opening reception on March 9 from 6-9 PM.

Redline Contemporary Art Center
2350 Arapahoe St
Denver, CO 80205

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February 13, 2019 at 9:37 am

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Book fair at Paradiso in Amsterdam

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On Sunday December 9 I’m participating in the Beurs van Bijzondere Uitgevers at Paradiso in Amsterdam. You’ll find the table that I am sharing with Wil van Iersel in the main room.

My series Indirections will be available, as well as recent books such as De wolk, An Empty Field and The Death of the Poet.

het balanseer will be present with my poetry book Voor het ideaal, lees de schaal.

Location:
Paradiso,
Weteringschans 6-8, Amsterdam

Hours:
13.00 – 17.00

Admission is €3,-

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November 29, 2018 at 8:59 am

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Publication in Revisor

Literary magazine Revisor #21 came out, and contains three new poems that I wrote.

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November 17, 2018 at 3:05 pm

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Printing Plant Art Book Fair in Amsterdam

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From November 23 to 25 I’m participating in the first edition of the Printing Plant Art Book Fair. I’m sharing a table, or rather a vertical panel, with Joachim Schmid and will be bringing my most recent publications including Indirections, De wolk, The Plan, and one of the last two copies of the special edition of Song of Myself.

The fair is initiated and organised by Looiersgracht 60. The unique housing and history of Looiersgracht 60 is utilised to correspond to the etiquette of the fair. Prior to its current use as a not-for-profit exhibition centre for art, design and architecture, Looiersgracht 60 was home to a cardboard and paper factory that also printed pamphlets, posters, limited-editions and cards for artists and museums. The building thus has a long-standing connection with the artist community in Amsterdam, making it the ideal location for ‘Printing Plant’. By reiterating its past and previous function, Looiersgracht 60 conceives of a new platform for printed matter. Over 70 selected independent publishers, antiquarian dealers, artists, galleries and printmakers will be showcasing their works.

Printing Plant is part of the official programme of Amsterdam Art Weekend 2018. The opening will take place on Friday November 23. Over the course of the weekend, the fair will be complemented by a programme of talks, book launches, performances, signings, and workshops for children.

More information is available here.

Opening hours:
Friday 23 November 12:00-21:00 (opening 17:00-21:00 with performance + live music)
Saturday 24 November 12:00-20:00
Sunday 25 November 12:00-20:00

Free Admission

Location:
Looiersgracht 60
1016 VT Amsterdam

 

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November 5, 2018 at 12:27 pm

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What was needed was a piece of pure fantasy.

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Above are some installation photos of The Plan as exhibited at Noorderlicht House of Photography. The exhibition is part of the Week of the Artist Book in Groningen.

On view from October 13 to November 4 at Noorderlicht, Akerkhof 12, Groningen. Open Wednesdays-Sundays from 12.00 to 18.00. Admission is €4,- (€2,- for students).

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October 12, 2018 at 5:13 pm

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