flyer - Bold Italic 2014
Sint-Lucas Beeldende Kunst, Gent
presenteert een volledige dag rond grafisch ontwerp
met lezingen en presentaties door:
Sint-Lucas Visual Arts, Ghent
presents an entire day related to graphic design
with lectures and presentations by:
17 April 2008
10:30 - 17:00
Kunstencentrum Vooruit, Theaterzaal
Reservaties !! Reservations !!
Sabine De Meester:
E-mail: [email protected]
Tel: 09 267 96 65
Concrete Poetry, Fluxus and Conceptual Art: a Book Friction
LAURENT BENNER &
The Penguin Donkey (Kong)
Our idea is based on our faith of
bartering as a system and Books As
Currency. We’d like to swap one book
with each of the participants of this
year’s Bold Italic conference day.
Ideally a book they have participated
in making—and therefore champion
the content, of course. At first, we
only need the three dimensions
(h x w x thickness) and we’ll construct
a bookcase which will contain the
books. When we finally meet on the
17th of april, we’ll exchange the
books and the bookcase will be completed like a puzzle.
This project takes its name from
the Penguin Donkey pieces of
furniture made in the 1930s. “It was
named the Donkey because it had
four legs and two panniers. The
space between the side-compartments could be used for magazines.
The shelves in the bookcase were
just the right size to house the
distinctive orange-covered Penguin
Maki, Benjamin, Patrick and Kajsa for åbäke
Collector Marc Goethals is setting up a unique
exhibition showcasing artists’ books from the period
1968 -1972. The exhibition traces how artists from
the concrete poetry, Fluxus and conceptual art
movements dealt with the medium of the book in
their practices. Interactions between artists, mutual
influences, sympathies as well as tensions are
revealed. Books are shown from the publisher’s lists
of Hansjörg Mayer (herman de vries, Dieter Roth,
Gerhard Rühm, et al.) and Something Else Press
(Fluxus artists Robert Filliou, George Brecht,
Wolf Vostell, Dick Higgins et al.) and by artists such
as Lawrence Weiner, Joseph Kosuth, Allan Kaprow,
Claes Oldenburg and Stanley Brouwn. Apart from
artists’ books, the exhibition shows magazines and
presents a publication that contains an illustrated
and annotated list.
Marc Goethals will give an introduction to the
exhibiton “Concrete Poetry, Fluxus and Conceptual
Art: a Book Friction” at Bold Italic.
Exhibition: April 18 - May 24, 2008
opening: April 17, 20:00
Witte Zaal, Posteernestraat 64, 9000 Gent
Robert Filliou. Teaching and Learning as Performing Arts.
Cologne: König, 1970.
Dan Flavin. Pink and ‘Gold’. Chicago: Museum of Contemporary Art, 1967.
Fluxus cc Valise e TRianglE. New York: Fluxus Editorial Council, 1964.
Eugen Gomringer. 5 mal 1 konstellation. Frauenfeld: Eugen Gomringer Press, 1960.
Dan Graham. Figurative. New York: Hearst Corporation, 1968.
Dick Higgins; Wolf Vostell.
Pop Architectur Concept Art.
Düsseldorf: Droste, 1969.
La Monte Young; Jackson Mac Low. An Anthology.
[New York]: La Monte Young / Jackson Mac Low, 1963. New edition [S.L.]: Heiner Friedrich, 1970.
Emmett Williams. Sweethearts. Stuttgart: Hansjörg Mayer, 1967.
Emmett Williams. Sweethearts. New York: Something Else Press, 1967.
Laurent Benner grew up in Switzerland and moved
to London in 1993, where he studied at Central Saint
Martins College and Royal College of Art. He has
worked with Swedish design studio Reala and shares
a studio with furniture designer Michael Marriott
and fellow designer Jonathan Hares. He is founding
member of Dreck Records, London, and looks after
its design output. Laurent Benner is an independent
designer and Art director. He teaches internationally
and works on self initiated projects as well as
commercial work for the White Cube, Tate Modern,
Tate Classic, Artangel, Habitat and the Federal Office
of Culture Switzerland.
Richard Hollis is a freelance graphic designer and
writer. He has worked as a printer, art editor and
production manager in book and magazine publishing, and as a teacher and lecturer. He studied art and
typography in London, where he later taught lithography and design at the London College of Printing and
Chelsea School of Art. In the early 1960s he worked
as a designer in Paris. For six years he was Senior
Lecturer at the Central School of Art and Design in
London. His books include ‘Graphic Design: A Concise
History’ and ‘Swiss Graphic Design: The Origins and
Growth of an International Style 1920-1965’.
Åbäke consists of four graphic designers — Patrick
Lacey, Benjamin Reichen, Kajsa Ståhl and Maki
Suzuki — who were educated at Brighton University,
Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in
Paris, HDK in Gothenburg and the Royal College of
Art in London. Since graduating in 2000 the group
has been based in London working for clients who
include Maison Martin Margiela, Peter Jensen and
Martino Gamper. They teach at the Royal College of
Art and Central Saint Martins, and organise workshops and events in Europe and beyond. They have
worked on the design (and content) of Sexymachinery
(sexymachinery.com), an architectural production
with Shumon Basar, Dominik Kremerskothen and
Dagmar Radmacher, and the label Kitsuné (kitsune.fr)
with Gildas Loaec and Masaya Kuroki.
The Werkplaats Typografie (WT) is part of ArtEZ
Institute of the Arts. WT is a two-year masters
programme centred on practical assignments and
self-initiated projects. It also serves as a meeting
place for graphic designers with regard to research
and dialogue. The WT is supervised by Karel Martens
and Armand Mevis. Further guidance is given on
a regular basis by Paul Elliman and Maxine Kopsa.
Anniek Brattinga and Liesbeth Doornbosch are in
charge of co-ordination.
Visiting lecturers are regularly invited to provide
individual tutoring and/or for presentations. Reviews
of work, critiques and project participation are
informal in character. Participants work in a professionally equipped studio accessible 24 hours a day.
The WT is open to a maximum number of twelve
graphic designers who would like to deepen their
knowledge and skills. Participation depends entirely
upon proven ability.
Marc Goethals is an artist who lives in Belgium.
He started showing his work in 1986. From the very
beginning his work was characterised by the use
of a wide range of media (watercolor, photography,
artists’ books, painting, cut-outs...). He is focussing
on visual language, asking the world what form
images should take.
Exhibitions (selection): 1995 ‘Koncentryczny
uklad ogrodowy’, Ujazdowski Castle, Warschau //
1997 ‘De Bok’, Het Kabinet Gent // 1997 ‘Set’,
Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona* //
1997 ‘Foundation of the Arts’ Sigmund FreudMuseum Vienna* // 1998 ‘Incubatie-project’
Kunsthalle Loppem* // 1998 ‘Aspects de l’art
actuel en Belgique’ Frac, Nord-Pas de Calais* //
1998 ‘Dimensionele aspecten van abnormale...’,
Muhka, Antwerpen // 2000 ‘Mais maître, mon
oeuvre est petit’, Den Bouw, Kalken // 2000
‘Se stasera sono qui...’, Norrtälje Konst Hall,
Stockholm* // 2001 Camera Oscura, San Casciano
dei Bagni, Italië – Akademia Belgica, Rome //
2003 ‘Een woning voor Diogenes’, Het Kabinet,
Gent. // 2005 ‘Cover Black Dance’ Het Kabinet,
Gent // 2006 ‘Plattegronden – Landkaarten’,
Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Deurle. (*Group show )
Artist’s books: 1988 ‘Commentaar &
Illustraties’, Galerie Zeno X, Antweren // 1989
‘Geachte’ Galerie Zeno X, Antwerpen // 1990
‘35 Bifokalen’, Galerie Zeno X, Antwerpen //
1990 ‘Handleiding’ Imschoot Uitgevers (in collaboration with Filiep Tacq), Gent // 1991 ‘De Wereld’,
Paleis voor Schone Kunsten, Brussel // 1992
‘Désir en France’, Château de Courances, Parijs //
1992 ‘La Société’, Le Magasin, Grenoble //
1995 ‘Het circumcentrisch tuinstelsel’, Kunsthalle
Loppem // 1997 ‘Komedie (circus)’, Imschoot
Uitgevers, Gent // 1997 ‘De Bok’, Het Kabinet Gent
// 1998 ‘Bifokalen’, MUHKA, Antwerpen // 2003
‘Een woning voor Diogenes’, Het Kabinet, Gent.
// 2005 ‘Cover Black Dance’ Het Kabinet, Gent //
2006 ‘Bibliomanie’ (poster) Museum DhondtDhaenens, Deurle
Met de steun van With the support of:
Drukkerij Sintjoris, Merendree
Concept & samenstelling Concept & compilation
Website: Ward Heirwegh
Image backcover: Jef Cuypers