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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

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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

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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.

Location:
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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Exhibition RE: Follow-ed

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My book Recounted is currently on view in Re: Follow-ed (after Hokusai), an exhibition curated by Tom Sowden and Michalis Pichler at the Cabinet du livre d’artiste in Rennes. The show runs from September 28 to December 3, 2015. You can find the invitation here.

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October 3, 2015 at 12:16 pm

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Poetry International

One Swimming Pool will be exhibited during Poetry International in Rotterdam from June 7 – 13. The book will be on view at the Rotterdamse Schouwburg in the context of the language & ART Gallery Tour. A timelapse video made during one of its installations on the floor will also be shown.

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May 10, 2015 at 9:23 pm

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Exhibition Sequence I

The exhibition Sequence I aims to show Dutch artists’ books in an international context. It draws from the collections of the Groninger Museum and private collector Henk Woudsma and is curated by Henk Woudsma, Rein Jelle Terpstra and Barthold Boksem. See the invite here and a list of works on view here.

On view at Academie Minerva in Groningen, The Netherlands, from March 12 – 27.

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February 26, 2015 at 12:38 pm

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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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