Elisabeth Tonnard

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Exhibition Copy Construct

I’m participating in Copy Construct, a show of artists’ books curated by Kasper Andreasen.

On view will be works by: Frans Oosterhof (who also made the image above), Guy Rombouts, Kris Kimpe & Koenraad Dedobbeleer, Vincent Geyskens & Jan Op de Beeck, Jan Kempenaers, Marc Nagtzaam, Kasper Andreasen, Mark Manders, Henri Jacobs, Ria Pacquée, Aglaia Konrad, Willem Oorebeek, Alon Levin, Stephanie Kiwitt, Mitja Tušek, Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven (Club Moral), Peter Downsbrough, Simon Popper, Sara MacKillop, Gregorio Magnani, Elisabeth Tonnard & Joachim Schmid.

Cultuurcentrum Mechelen
Minderbroedersgang 5
2800 Mechelen

25 March – 4 June 2017, opening hours 1 – 6 PM from Thursday – Sunday.
The opening will be on the 24th of March, at 8 PM.

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March 9, 2017 at 1:59 pm

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Exhibition at the Koninklijke Bibliotheek


The Invisible Book is currently on view in the exhibition ‘Topstukken’ at the National Library of The Netherlands in The Hague. Read curator Paul van Capelleveen’s blog post about the book here (in Dutch).

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February 5, 2016 at 2:58 pm

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Documentation of exhibition ‘The Library’

Below is some documentation of my exhibition ‘The Library’ at Galerie Block C, a wonderful art space run by Marinus Augustijn and Agnes Scholte in Groningen. The exhibition will be up until February 27. Click on any image to enlarge.

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February 5, 2016 at 2:23 pm

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Exhibition in Bologna

Two of my works will be on view in the exhibition Il Libro d’Artista Come Mappa, curated by Jan van der Donk at Spazio Labo in Bologna.

The exhibition draws attention to the way artists use and challenge photography as a medium, with a focus on how ‘the grid’ was used as a favorite form of representation to create ‘inventories’, ‘collections’, ‘albums’, and ‘atlases’. Artists include John Baldessari, Bernhard and Hilla Becher, Christian Boltanski, Marcel Broodthaers, Jan Dibbets, Sol LeWitt, Sigmar Polke, Gerhard Richter, Michael Snow, Larry Sultan + Mike Mandel, and Franco Vaccari. My works Interior Monologue and The Kingdom will be on view.

The show runs from January 23 to February 5. For more information click here.

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January 19, 2016 at 10:23 pm

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Exhibition at the Nederlands Fotomuseum

Two of my works will be on view at the Nederlands Fotomuseum in the exhibition Quickscan NL #2 which traces recent developments in Dutch photography.

The Library consists of a series of eight pigment ink prints that zoom in on books in reproductions of paintings that were dramatically lost in the final days of WW2. Song of Myself is a series of 56 prints anachronistically showing Facebook updates by poets from the American Renaissance.

The exhibition is curated by Frits Gierstberg and showcases works by Laurence Aëgerter, Gwenneth Boelens, Jan Dirk van der Burg, Anne Geene, Jan Hoek, Stephan Keppel, Kasia Klimpel, Sjoerd Knibbeler, Ola Lanko, Willem Popelier, Jannemarein Renout, Jan Rosseel, Collectief Salvo, Marleen Sleeuwits, Batia Suter, Elisabeth Tonnard and Mariken Wessels.

Quickscan NL #2 runs from January 24 to May 8. The opening is on January 23, from 5-7 PM.

Nederlands Fotomuseum
Wilhelminakade 332
3072 AR Rotterdam

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January 13, 2016 at 8:32 pm

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Exhibition ‘The Library’ in Groningen


On January 16 my exhibition ‘The Library’ opens at Galerie Block C in Groningen. The opening is at 4 PM and the show will run until February 27.

The Library consists of a series of eight archival pigment ink prints and a small bookwork in an edition of 150 copies.

The images in it are tiny selections from pictures in a catalogue documenting the losses of the Gemäldegalerie at the Kaiser Friedrich Museum, the present-day Bode Museum, in Berlin during and after World War II. The Gemäldegalerie lost over four hundred paintings, the sculpture collection at the museum lost about a third of its holdings. Photographic documentation and plaster casts remain as ghostly echoes of what was once there. The majority of losses occurred in the days just before and after the end of the war in May 1945 when two devastating fires in the Friedrichshain flak tower destroyed most of the major works of art that had been stored there for safekeeping. The cause of the fires was never explained and has become the subject of legend. Trapped in there were the paintings these images refer to. Out of the smoke we think up this library of unknown books.

In the exhibition at Galerie Block C there will also be a selection of my artist’s books that appropriate literary works on view, as well as the first trials of a new project titled The Death of the Poet.

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January 4, 2016 at 11:58 am

Friends with Books at Hamburger Bahnhof


From December 11 to 13 I’m participating in Friends with Books. My new work Song of Myself will be installed in the exhibition ‘I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library’ also featuring works by Susanne Bürner, Natalie Czech, Anita Di Bianco, Dominique Hurth, Ines Lechleitner, Jonathan Monk, Joachim Schmid, and Erik Steinbrecher.

On Saturday December 12 at 13.00 Dr. Michael Lailach, Kunstbibliothek Berlin, leads a panel discussion with Céline Duval, Joachim Schmid, Erik Steinbrecher and myself on the artist and author as publisher. Strategies of text and image collection, of arrangement and publishing are to be discussed.

I’m also participating in the book fair, you’ll find my table at the entrance to the main hall (table E4). Both the limited and the regular edition of Song of Myself will be available, as well as my other new title The Library.

Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart
Invalidenstraße 50–51
10557 Berlin-Mitte


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December 3, 2015 at 5:33 pm

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