ROMA Autumn/Winter 2023-24

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Autumn/Winter 2023-24

PRODUCTORA Mark Manders MAMAMA Ari Marcopoulos De Cleene De Cleene Inge Meijer Ola Vasiljeva Oksana Pasaiko Matthew Harvey

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ROMA 456

PRODUCTORA Some Realized Projects 2014—22

216p, colour 21 × 28 cm, pb, English/Spanish ISBN 978 94 6446 044 5 Euro 40.00 (incl. 9%VAT)

Book with recent work of Mexico City based architectural studio PRODUCTORA, founded by Abel Perles, Carlos Bedoya, Victor Jaime and Wonne Ickx. In creating buildings that function, delight, stimulate and are likely to withstand tectonic fads as well as telluric shifts, all without ever compromising the restless intellectual curiosity at its heart, PRODUCTORA is the rare architecture studio that can have its cake and eat it too. This book is both a compendium and a promise of this singularity. A survey of the groundwork laid out over a decade, and a presage of what is possible as these foundations continue to be built upon. Design: Roger Willems

There are stairs meant to take us up; there are sculptural stairs; there are schizophrenic stairs, like those by Piranesi; religious stairs, like those we find in pyramids; stairs meant to become a space; monumental stairs; small, mobile, light, symbolic stairs, etc. Even Julio Cortázar once wrote a set of “Instructions on how to climb a staircase” to understand the different aspects that come with them and their use. Stairs play a leading role in some of the projects we have designed. Such is the case of the Teotitlán del Valle Community Cultural Center, where the building’s staircase functions as an open forum and link between a series of existing squares consolidating the urban configuration of the site. Also, in our design of the Teopanzolco Auditorium, the ceiling becomes a large staircase in the style of the ancient pyramids: it works as a visual and physical extension of the archaeological site because it goes all the way down to the ground and can be used in its entirety. We decided to organize the Tello House, located on a sloping plot, in mid-levels. The staircase, arranged within a doubleheight space, is the very heart of the project. All mid-levels are connected by means of a zigzagging element. The staircase, in turn, works as a kind of walkway for users’ transit: it becomes a walkway or promenade that, in its meanderings, allows us to enjoy and rediscover the house’s assorted spaces.

Hay escaleras para subir; hay escaleras escultóricas; hay escaleras esquizofrénicas como las de Piranesi. Escaleras religiosas como las de las pirámides; escaleras espacio, escaleras monumentales; escaleras pequeñas, móviles, ligeras, escaleras simbólicas, etc. Incluso Julio Cortázar alguna vez escribió “Instrucciones para subir una escalera” tratando de entender los distintos aspectos que se detonan a través de éstas y de su uso.

The project is governed by the aesthetics of the immediate context, which determined height, color, and materials: a minimal palette of in situ cast or locally produced materials— including pigmented concrete, timber, clay tiles, and bricks.

El proyecto se rige por la estética del contexto inmediato, el cual determinó la altura, el color y los materiales: una paleta mínima de materiales producidos localmente o preparados y vertidos en el sitio, entre los que se incluyeron el hormigón pigmentado, la madera, las baldosas de arcilla y los ladrillos.

En algunos de los proyectos que hemos diseñado, las escaleras tienen un papel protagónico. Tal es el caso del Centro Cultural Comunitario Teotitlán del Valle donde la escalera del edificio funciona como foro abierto y conector entre una serie de plazas existentes consolidando la configuración urbana del sitio. En el Auditorio de Teopanzolco que diseñamos, el techo se convierte en una gran escalinata a la usanza de las antiguas pirámides; funciona como extensión visual y física de la zona arqueológica porque desciende hasta el piso y puede ser ocupado en su totalidad. A la Casa Tello, ubicada en un terreno inclinado, decidimos organizarla en medios niveles. La escalera dispuesta en un espacio de dos alturas y media se vuelve el corazón del proyecto. Todos los medios niveles se conectan por medio de un elemento en zigzag. La escalera, a su vez, funciona como una especie de pasarela por donde transitan los usuarios; se convierte en un paseo o promenade que en su ir y venir nos permite disfrutar y redescubrir los distintos espacios de la casa.




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ROMA 457

Mark Manders House with All Existing Words. An exhibition in Juliaan Lampens’s Woning Van Wassenhove

64p, colour 20 × 27 cm, pb, English/Dutch ISBN 9789464460490 Euro 20.00 (incl. 9%VAT)

Mark Manders installed an exhibition in the Woning Van Wassenhove, a post-Brutalist house designed by Juliaan Lampens in 1974. Although Manders hardly touched some spaces, he treats the bed, office, and kitchen as stages for aggregation in line with the original occupant’s mindset: drawings, architectural proposals, photographs, artworks, paint pots, and seemingly wet clay are piled on top of one another. In Manders’ words: “The aim is to show the house in a perfect situation. While some spaces derail when you zoom in on them, there is a kaleidoscopic element to it, as if you are looking inside a head.” Design: Roger Willems

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ROMA 458

MAMAMA Martens Manders Marcopoulos Tokyo Art Book Fair 2023

32 p, bw/colour 17 × 24 cm, pb, English/Japanese no ISBN Euro 12.00 (incl. 9%VAT)

Photos made by Ari Marcopoulos in the studio of Mark Manders, printed on left-over sheets from Karel Martens’ Small Prints. Published on the occasion of the Tokyo Art Book Fair 2023. Design: Roger Willems (with cover image by Karel Martens) Edition: 650 copies

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ROMA 459

Ari Marcopoulos Butter

48 p, colour 15.5 × 21.5 cm, pb, English ISBN 9789464460506 Euro 19.00 (incl. 9%VAT)

In October elite snowboarders from all over the world come to Saas Fee, Switzerland, to start their winter season at a high altitude snow park with big jumps and a large halfpipe. While Marcopoulos was there to make a video with American Olympian Lucas Foster, he met and photographed other riders like Japanese Olympic gold medallist Ayumu Hirano, his brother Kaishu, famed for performing the highest air ever in competition, and the Korean Chaeun Lee, who later in the season become world champion halfpipe at age 16. The video and this book are both titled Butter; a word the riders use when a trick is performed smoothly with a lot of personal style. Design: Ari Marcopoulos & Roger Willems Edition: 750 copies

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ROMA 460

Michiel De Cleene and Arnout De Cleene Amidst the fire, I am not burnt

160 p, colour 24 × 30.5 cm, pb, English ISBN 9789464460520 Euro 35.00 (incl. 9%VAT)

In April 1872, Vesuvius erupted in a violent cataclysm. It is considered to be the first volcanic eruption ever photographed. Major eruptions have followed since, with the next eruption dangerously looming. Each eruption leads to the next cataclysm, each period of quiescence to forgetfulness and complacency. Amidst the fire, I am not burnt is a surface reading of the iconic landscape shaped by Vesuvius. It researches the different temporalities, scientific and popular approaches, historic and presentday photographic representations, and stories inscribed in this cyclical landscape. Design: Roger Willems

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ROMA 461

Inge Meijer The MoMA Plant Collection

200 p, bw 29.7 × 21 cm, pb, English ISBN not set yet price not set yet

The MoMA Plant Collection Inge Meijer

The MoMA Plant Collection Inge Meijer

After Meijer’s first artist’s book The Plant Collection (ROMA, 2019), about plants in the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, The MoMa Plant Collection includes over 400 photographs and drawings of exhibitions at the New York institution, in which plants feature among the works. Inge Meijer wants to render museum plants visible once again, to make us aware of their real as well as metaphorical importance. Beyond her desire for institutional critique, she is also part of a new moment in the relationship between nature and culture.


Design: Roger Willems


Henri Rousseau, Mar 18–May 3, 1942

Americans 1943, Realists and Magic-Realists, Feb 10–Mar 21, 1943

Henri Rousseau, Mar 18–May 3, 1942

Brazil Builds, Jan 13–Feb 28, 1943

Henri Rousseau, Mar 18–May 3, 1942

Brazil Builds, Jan 13–Feb 28, 1943

Henri Rousseau, Mar 18–May 3, 1942

Isadora Duncan- Drawings, Photographs, Memorabilia, Oct 21, 1941–Jan 10, 1942


Birds in Color, Flashlight Photographs by Eliot Porter, Mar 10–Apr 18, 1943



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ROMA 462

Ola Vasiljeva Ghost Town

340 p, colour 17 × 24 cm, pb, English ISBN 9789464460513 price not set yet

This first comprehensive overview of Ola Vasiljeva’s practice between 2008 and 2023 consists of three intertwined sections: A section with exhibitions, a section with projects by the Oceans Academy of Arts (OAOA, an art collective founded by Vasiljeva in 2008), and a ‘storage’ section. This part of the book is a cross between an index, an archive and a collection, and it reproduces some of the separate elements that have been featured in Vasiljeva’s multifaceted projects over the years. With text contributions by Chris Fitzpatrick, Roos Gortzak, Anna Gritz and Kate Strain. Design: Robert Milne

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ROMA 463

Oksana Pasaiko Collected Poems


20 p, colour 17 × 24 cm, pb, English ISBN not set yet price not set yet

Please note that the borders presented in this book do not result from any natural features such as rivers, mountains, seas, or lakes but were formed by human conflicts. Design: Oksana Pasaiko with Simon Bultynck

Collected POEMS

Short Sad Text (Based on the Borders of Two Countries) Hair on soap

Sit. Okt.22.1949

Short Sad Text (Based on the Borders of Two Countries) Hair on soap

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Sit. Jan.25.2017

ROMA 464

Matthew Harvey Future Estate

240 p, colour 24 × 17 cm, hb, English/Chinese/Spanish ISBN not set yet price not set yet

Harvey, China, Future 610059 Estate Chenghua Matthew District, Chengdu,

Future Estate by Matthew Harvey is a long term artistic research project documenting the spatial and organisational processes of commodity production, the geopolitics of development, and the zoning practices, extractions, and transnational investments that shape the material and social environments where uneven processes of global labour and distribution play out. In its attempt to navigate a possible set of coordinates that ‘follows the flow’ of production networks and infrastructural throughlines, the photographs move between sacred and transcendental moments at the margins, exposing some small part of the subtle violence, awe and spiritual trouble of being alive in the present. Design: Roger Willems

Luxiao Village, 陆萧村, Shuangliu, Chengdu, Sichuan, China

Ashulia, আশুলিয়া, Bangladesh

Tandjungperiuk, VVWJ+HGC, Tanjung Priok, North Jakarta City, Jakarta 14310, Indonesia

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Pingling Mountain, 平岭, Yangshuo County, Guilin, Guangxi, China

Upcoming: Marijn van Kreij Henri Jacobs Philippe Van Wolputte Krijn Giezen Bart Lodewijks Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa Batia Suter Kees Goudzwaard among others

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