ROMA Spring-Summer 2021

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Spring/Summer 2021

Walid Raad Steven Humblet (ed.) Experimental Jetset Julie Peeters Wang Bing Aglaia Konrad Robby Müller Uta Eisenreich Ari Marcopoulos Mark Peckmezian Karel Martens

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ROMA 397

Walid Raad I long to meet the masses once again

48 p, ills colour 22 × 28 cm, pb, English/German ISBN 9789492811905 Euro 18.00 (incl. 9% VAT)

Publication about a site-specific installation by Walid Raad in KunstStation Sankt Peter Köln (Cologne, Germany) in the exhibition series Rubens Replaced. Shown are two sculptures made out of art transportation crates entitled I long to meet the masses once again (2019), and a second work, I long to meet the masses once more (2020), which shows us the reverse side of the famous painting The Crucifiction of St. Peter by Peter Paul Rubens, on which ornamental prints of plants, flowers, and a foliage can be seen. It is placed on the floor, just below the original’s traditional spot on the wall. With texts by Friederike Schuler and Johan Holten. Design: Roger Willems

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ROMA 398

Steven Humblet (ed.) Off Camera

136 + 16 p, ills colour 24.5 × 31 cm, hb, English ISBN 9789492811882 Euro 32.70 (incl. 9% VAT)

Visual manifesto conceived within the research group Thinking Tools at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp, as an illustration of the art practices surrounding the notion of ‘the photographic’. The book contains reproductions around four themes on the meeting points between photography and other art forms: The Photographic Fossil; Chemical Matter; Optical Confusion; Performing the Image. With textual contributions by Steven Humblet, Marc De Blieck, Liz Deschenes, Markus Kramer, and Joanna Zylinska. Design: Roger Willems, Dongyoung Lee

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ROMA 399

Experimental Jetset Superstructures (t-shirt)

S, M, L, XL Euro 36.00 (incl. 21% VAT)

Accompanying the launch of Experimental Jetset’s paperback Superstructures (ROMA 400), we released this t-shirt, carrying a pattern designed by Experimental Jetset. Resembling an imaginary sign system (or cartographic language) for a fictional metropolis, the pattern also incorporates a quote by The Jam (“In the city, there s a thousand things I want to say to you”), referring to the main theme of the paperback; the notion of the city as an infrastructure for language. The t-shirt is available in two color combinations (black/ white, and violet/white), in sizes S, M, L, and XL. Screenprinted with water-based ink on organic, premium t-shirts (100% fair-trade cotton). Design: Experimental Jetset

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ROMA 400

Experimental Jetset Superstructures

420 p, ills colour/bw 10.5 × 18 cm, pb, English ISBN 9789492811868 Euro 24.00 (incl. 9% VAT)

Book with text and images written and compiled by Experimental Jetset around the notion of ‘Superstructures’, devided in four chapters: ‘The Constructivist City’, ‘The Situationist City’, ‘The Provotarian City’, and ‘The PostPunk City’. Each of them refering to modernist tendencies that greatly influenced and inspired the practice of Experimental Jetset. The introductionairy text, originally written by Experimental Jetset as an introduction to an exhibition at RMIT University (Melbourne) in 2018, is annotated with 99 footnotes by Vasyl Cherepanyn, Leontine Coelewij, Linda van Deursen, Experimental Jetset, Owen Hatherley, Brad Haylock, Dirk van den Heuvel, Lieven Lahaye, Samata Masato, Tom McDonough, Kateryna Mishchenko, Other Forms, Mark Owens, Megan Patty, Adam Pendleton, Simon Reynolds, Ian F. Svenonius, McKenzie Wark, Lori Waxman, and Mimi Zeiger. Design: Experimental Jetset

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ROMA 401

Julie Peeters (ed.) Bill 3

184 p, ills colour 23 × 31 cm, hb, English ISBN 9789492811875 Euro 28.00 (incl. 9% VAT)

A special archival issue, featuring unpublished Martin Margiela lookbook photographs, a horse, street style from the 90’s, vases of Japan, a silver story, a flash forward and back, tennis, an icecube tray, more Margiela, Hysteric Glamour and a bunch of frivolous images. The stories are sourced from the book collections of RareBooksParis and Julie Peeters. Design: Julie Peeters

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ROMA 402

Wang Bing The Walking Eye

832 p, ills colour 15.5 × 22.5 cm, hb, English ISBN 9789492811851 Euro 45.00 (incl. 9% VAT)

Book about the work of Chinese film maker Wang Bing, published in conjuction with an exhibition at Le BAL in Paris in 2021. Featured in this voluminous book are the films West of The Tracks (2003), The Man with No Name (2009), Three Sisters (2012), ’Til Madness Do Us Part (2013), Traces (2014), Father and Sons (2014), Ta’ang (2016), and 15 Hours (2017). With text contributions by Diane Dufour, Dominique Païni, Teresa Castro, David Le Breton, Thierry Davila, Ada Ackerman, Jean-François Chevrier, Alain Bergala, Julie Ault, Catherine Perret. Edited by Diane Dufour, Dominique Païni and Roger Willems. Design: Roger Willems, Dongyoung Lee

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ROMA 403

Aglaia Konrad Japan Works

496 p, ills bw/colour 20.7 × 26 cm, pb, English ISBN 9789492811912 Euro 45.00 (incl. 9% VAT)

The photographic work of Aglaia Konrad is driven by her interest in urbanity and architecture in general, and cultural difference in particular. A comparative practice that runs equally warm for every possible experience of the local. Previous experiences, in 1994 and 2010, intrigued her to undertake a severe study trip across central Japan in September 2019, mainly in search of Metabolist projects. Such historical, iconic architectures were also the excuse to explore the unspecific and the non-iconic of their urban setting, with the same intensity. In Japan Works, free associations of full-page photographs alternate with contact sheets that follow the chronology of this last itinerary. These are illuminated by texts written by architect and Japan scholar Julian Worrall. Design: Roger Willems

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ROMA 404

Bart Lodewijks Merelbeke-tekeningen

104 p, ills colour 17 × 24 cm, hb, Dutch ISBN 9789492811950 Euro 15.00 (incl. 9% VAT)

Beeldend kunstenaar Bart Lodewijks brengt krijttekeningen aan op de gangen en in de kamers van het oude woonzorgcentrum in Merelbeke. Begin maart 2020 breekt de pandemie uit en wordt het centrum afgesloten van de buitenwereld. Lodewijks tekent verder in die buitenwereld; op plekken waar de bewoners vroeger gewoond en gewerkt hebben. De bewoners verhuizen in deze periode naar een splinternieuw gebouw. Zodra het nieuwe centrum toegankelijk is voor mensen van buiten, begint Lodewijks daar aan het vervolg van zijn tekeningen. Hij treft een wereld aan waarin niets hetzelfde is gebleven. De tekeningen voorzien het nieuwe gebouw van kleur, maar dat is niet voldoende, besluit hij – er moet nog iets gebeuren... Design: Roger Willems

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ROMA 405

Robby Müller Flora Polaroid

56 + 10 p, ills colour 23 × 16.5 cm, pb, English ISBN 9789492811929 Euro 30.00 (incl. 9% VAT)

Publication with reproductions of 69 Polaroids by Dutch cinematographer Robby Müller (1940-2018). Since the mid-seventies, Müller made about 2000 Polaroid images, which show his sensitivity to light. Next to his widely known pictures of hotel rooms and street scenes, nature motifs caught his eye more than any other subject. Müller liked to photograph trees in all seasons: vibrant in spring, colored in autumn or surrounded by winter fog. The specific color quality of the Polaroids is exemplary in the images of the flowers. Selected, edited and introduced by Andrea Müller-Schirmer, with a text contribution by French cinematographer Agnès Godard. Design: Linda van Deursen

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ROMA 406

Ari Marcopoulos Heterotemporality


Ari Marcopoulos


80p, ills colour & bw 15.5 × 21.5 cm, pb, English ISBN 9789492811936 Euro 22 (incl. 9% VAT)

Inspired by Tokyo Papers by Karel Martens, Ari Marcopoulos arranged his pictures, thinking about what would distinguish inside and outside, public and private. An idea that had already become a prevalent thought during the covid pandemic. The color work, hidden on the inside pages, is primarily portraits of objects and people, while the black and white photos on the visible pages are recent work of mainly exterior pictures done in January and February of 2021. “The first thing in my mind when I see my new photographs is envisioning them in the form of a book. Often, I even make pdfs of books that never see the light of day as a published work. It’s a good way to see how images look together, I even think of the book as a form of a short film.” AM

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ROMA 407

Uta Eisenreich AS IF

160p, ills colour 21 × 28.5 cm, hb, English ISBN 9789492811967 price not set

This book of photographs is the longawaited sequel to A NOT B (2010). Again, quotidian items are staged and captured through the unblinking eye of the camera. Yet the images are no longer set in the innocent atmosphere of the preschool years, when the world is read through analogies, but catapulted into a darker space of representation at the cusp of adolescence, against the backdrop of a hyper-commercialized world. The compositions seduce the viewer into a distinctive play with logic, language and meaning. Like protean characters in a play, objects transform from their humble selves into abstract shapes discharged of meaning or, alternately, star as products with ascribed values, advertisements for themselves charged with desire or bad omens of an ominous future. Design: Julia Born

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ROMA 408

Mark Peckmezian Nice

224p, ills colour 21 × 28 cm, hb, English ISBN 9789492811943 Euro 36.00 (incl. 9% VAT)

You look nice. How exhilarating and terrifying to be looked at, to be seen – to realize you’ve been an image this whole time. All that patient primping, that painstaking preparation, suddenly confronted with its own potential: This is me! you say, aspirationally tucking a stray strand of hair behind your ear, I’m trying to look like me! You turn to face the audience, and in that state of perpetual becoming, you wonder: Will my outside ever meet my inside? Will I see it when it does? Design: Jop van Bennekom

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ROMA 409

Karel Martens Patterns

208p, ills colour 24 × 30 cm, pb, English ISBN 9789492811974 price not set

Book with a collection of patterns designed by Karel Martens. Design: Karel & Aagje Martens

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Upcoming: Jeff Weber Josse Pyl Karel Martens Petra Stavast Eva-Fiore Kovacovsky Batia Suter Dana Lixenberg Nick Geboers Louis Lüthi Yael Davids Annika Schwarzlose Olivier Goethals Simon Wald-Lasowski Kara Walker among others

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