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-- An Out-of-Focus Scan, part 1 - Anton Cotteleer --
In the first publication issued in connection with his doctoral research, Cotteleer shows how, by zooming in, cropping and enlarging, he manipulates personal and anonymous family photos from the 1970s and 80s and infuses them with a new narrative potential. These are the first steps towards the creation of the sculptures that he ultimately wants to achieve.
-- Off Camera --
a visual essay in four chapters, dealing with the impact of photography on the broader field of visual arts.
With work by Thomas Ruff, Penelope Umbrico, Walead Beshty, Robert Rauschenberg, Clare Strand, Dirk Braeckman, Ann Veronica Janssen, Wade Guyton, Asta Gröting, Marie Lund, Paul Mpagi Sepuya, Bernard Voïta, Jochen Lempert, Marc De Blieck, Jan Dibbets, among others.
Steven Humblet (ed.), 2021
-- Archivoltage --
Fourteen artists/ researchers were interviewed on their practice by Thomas Crombez and invited to make a contribution to this book based on their research work with archives in relation to their own artistic practice.
With contributions by Guillaume Bijl, Ines Cox, Thomas Crombez, Cara Davies, Els De bruyn, Els Dietvorst, Nico Dockx, Frédérique Gagnon, Alexis Gautier, Adrijana Gvozdenović, Kristina Gvozdenović, Elizabeth Haines, Heide Hinrichs, Allon Kaye, Valentine Kempynck, Borbála Kormos, Johan Pas, Vijai Maia Patchineelam, Rolf Quaghebeur, Bence Rohánszky, Eric Thielemans, Fernando S Torres, Phillip Van den Bossche, Ersi Varveri, David Vermeiren and Gijs Waterschoot.
Thomas Crombez & Nico Dockx (eds.), 2021
-- Freedom is not Free - Mashid Mohadjerin --
This artist’s book focuses on the private and public world of Iranian women who grew up after the Revolution of 1979 and on places of significance from Mohadjerin’s childhood. For these women the political can no longer be separated from the personal – their bodies, their private and public life have been and continue to be influenced by the Revolution.
Mashid Mohadjerin, 2021
-- shelf documents: art library as practice - Heide Hinrichs --
How can art libraries be generative resources and sites of action for all who identify as queer, as women, as Black, as Indigenous, as people of colour? What does it mean to consider the art library as a collective practice that spans multiple scales? In 'shelf documents' artists, writers, curators, teachers, and librarians reflect on their engagements with books, libraries and art-library-as-practice.
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