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Spring/Summer 2021

Walid Raad Steven Humblet (ed.) Experimental Jetset Julie Peeters Wang Bing Aglaia Konrad Robby Müller Uta Eisenreich 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, theres 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 20.5 × 26 cm, pb, English ISBN 978-94-92811-91-2 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

Uta Eisenreich AS IF

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

AS IF is a book with photographic still lifes, the only text in it are image captions and a colophon. The captions mainly consist of quotes (bits from novels, philosophy etc), it could also be jokes that I translated to poor english myself and that need polishing. Design: Julia Born

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ROMA 405

Robby Müller Polaroids - Flora

56 p, ills colour 23 × 16.5 cm, pb, English ISBN and price not set

Flora contains ca. 80 Polaroids from Robby Müller’s archive of over 2000 polaroids. Müller shot these polaroids for his personal use and the motives show an exceptional eye for the magic light which made him famous as a cameraman. Edited by Andrea Müller-Schirmer this selection focuses on Müller’s fascination for nature and its motives. Design: Linda van Deursen

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ROMA 406

Karel Martens Patterns

254p, ills colour 21 ×  29.5cm, pb, English ISBN and price not set

Book with 127 patterns designed by Karel Martens. Design: Karel Martens

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Upcoming: Eva-Fiore Kovacovsky Batia Suter Dana Lixenberg Ari Marcopoulos Nick Geboers among others

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