ROMA Spring-Summer 2020

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Spring/Summer 2020

Giorgio Andreotta Calò Marc Nagtzaam Mark Manders Bart Lodewijks & Jan Kempenaers Irene Kopelman Mark Manders Walid Raad Jalal Toufic Olaf Nicolai Mark Manders Ari Marcopoulos Valentin Carron

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ROMA 368

Giorgio Andreotta Calò Anastasis

Book in 3 parts, 112 p, ills colour/bw 24 × 33 cm, English/Italian ISBN 9789492811622 Euro 45 (incl. 9% VAT) not yet published

The monumental glazed windows of the Oude Kerk in Amsterdam are one striking feature. In the Middle Ages these were filled with stained glass, so the light penetrated in myriad chromatic variations. The majority of the Oude Kerk’s stained-glass windows were destroyed during the Iconoclastic Fury of 1566, as the Calvinists preferred a stripped-back profession of faith, with little room for imagery or warmth. By covering all the windows with red filters Giorgio Andreotta Calò offers a novel insight into this history. With the red light Calò brings the Roman Catholic visual idiom back into the building and reflects on the Iconoclastic Fury of 1566 and the revolution in religious thinking. The three parts of this book seperately deal about: 1. The temporary installation in the church (Anastasis); 2. A photographic work on the depiction of the Anunciation; 3. A report of the public debate and the court case that were provoked by the permanent installation at the Heilig Graf (Holy Sepulcher). Design: Dongyoung Lee, Roger Willems

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ROMA 376

Marc Nagtzaam Borrowed Space

24 p + card, ills bw 34.5 x 48 cm no ISBN Euro 14.00 (incl. 9% VAT)

Textless newspaper with drawn compositions, borrowed from existing book covers, posters, and paintings. Design: Marc Nagtzaam

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ROMA 377

Mark Manders Shadow Studies

144 p, ills colour 21 × 27 cm, English ISBN 9789492811684 Euro 32.50 (incl. 9% VAT)

Mark Manders was awarded the Van Lanschot Kempen Art Prize 2018, which is given annually to a midcareer artist in the Benelux. This volume recognises this achievement in the form of an extended English edition of Les études d’ombres (2012), published in French and commissioned by Carré d’Art in Nîmes. Since 1986, Manders has continuously worked and expanded on the notion of his ‘Self-Portrait as a Building’, producing artworks that resemble a fictional building, with divisions between various rooms and levels, but the exact dimensions and shape of which can never be determined. As such, his oeuvre forms a larger Gesamtkunstwerk that fascinates our imagination. Design: Hans Gremmen, Mark Manders, Roger Willems

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ROMA 378

Bart Lodewijks & Jan Kempenaers Kerselare Drawings and Photographs

e-books, ills bw Dutch/English no ISBN free downloads

Series of free e-books on the Kerselare drawings, in memoriam to the Flemish Brutalist architect Juliaan Lampens (1926-2019). He originally sketched the design for the Chapel of Our Lady of Kerselare in chalk on a blackboard wall in his studio in Eke before it was built from 1963 to 1966. Half a century later, Bart Lodewijks is drawing on Lampens’ masterpiece, also with blackboard chalk. The chalk drawings on the chapel represent a reimagination, a return to the design that originated on the wall in Eke. The temporary drawings and surrounding environment, in all its seasonal changes, are being photographed by Jan Kempenaers. Eventually also a paper version of the book might appear after completion of the third and final episode. Design: Roger Willems, Dongyoung Lee Lodewijks_Library/Kerselare/index.html

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ROMA 379

Mark Manders Composition with Yellow Verticals

112 p, ills colour/bw 11.5 x 17 cm, English ISBN 9789492811714 Euro 10.00 (incl. 9% VAT)

This diminutive volume is published in conjunction with the exhibition The Absence of Mark Manders at the Bonnefanten in Maastricht, an extensive retrospective of the Dutch artist. It shows how his distinct oeuvre develops organically, from old work that has been revised to his latest creations. The exhibition therefore constitutes both an overview of the artist’s work and a new step in his artistic process, and also makes visible how his body of work is constantly developing. Both the exhibition and book present Manders’s sculptures and installations in an intimate and dynamic way, with the latter offering many behind-the-scenes glimpses at his artistic process. Design: Mark Manders, Roger Willems

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ROMA 380

Walid Raad Let’s be honest, the weather helped

196 p, ills colour 21.5 x 28 cm, English ISBN 9789492811707 Euro 32.70 (incl. 9% VAT)

Based in New York, the Lebaneseborn artist Walid Raad (1967) often deals with the significance of locale in his work, and particularly with how different forms of violence or disruptive events can affect the lives of objects, ideas, or artworks. The artist’s appearances during and literally in the midst of his exhibitions are also an integral part of his practice. This extensive catalogue is published on the occasion of the exhibition Let’s be honest, the weather helped, shown at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam and the Moderna Museet, Stockholm, and offers a comprehensive overview of three long-term projects by Raad, along with a live performance piece entitled Kicking the Dead and/or Les Louvres. Design: Roger Willems

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ROMA 381

Jalal Toufic Postscripts

160 p, no ills 11.5 x 17 cm, English ISBN 9789198457162 Euro 10.00 (incl. 9% VAT)

Jalal Toufic’s Postscripts appears on the occasion of the exhibition Let’s be honest, the weather helped by Walid Raad at Moderna Museet, Stockholm. The author has made known that some works are not just thought-provoking, they are also initiations into thinking. The aphorisms included in Postscripts function as supplements to Toufic’s previous books, being at the same time both clarifications and disclosures of his earlier material. It is a series of thought experiments constructed from discontinuous scenes, reflections, and questions about the complex relationship between reality and fiction, simulation and phantasy, dreaming and wakefulness, and life and death. Cover: Walid Raad

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ROMA 382

Irene Kopelman Notes on Representation Vol. 1-10 (Box)

Box with 10 books and a signed drawing in passe-partout 29 x 8.5 x 21.5 cm, English/Spanish Euro 350.00 (incl. 9% VAT)

Box with a complete set of 10 volumes of Notes on Representation (2006-2019) by Irene Kopelman. Since 2006 these publications, with visual and written explorations around particular topics, have been an essential part of Irene Kopelman’s practice and give insight into investigative and analytical drawing as a tool for understanding. The box is produced in an edition of 50 copies, each containing a unique signed drawing by Kopelman from the series Developing a Form of Affection (2019-20). Design: Roger Willems, Ayumi Higuchi

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ROMA 383

Olaf Nicolai All Our Suns

120 p, ills colour 24.5 x 31 cm, pb, English ISBN 9789492811745 Euro 35.00 (incl. 9% VAT)

The image clippings in All Our Suns are taken from Nicolai’s collection of pictures of outer space printed in daily newspapers.These images suggest a high degree of objectivity, though technological settings as well as individual wishes and imaginings determine the result of the depiction. The collection is not only based on the fascination of spectacular pictures and the interest in image-generating procedures. It is also triggered by the temporally paradoxical entanglement of daily news on Earth and extraterrestrial occurrences. All Our Suns collects traces of a possible audience out there looking down on our sceneries here. Design: Olaf Nicolai, Helmut VÜlter, Roger Willems

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ROMA 384

Mark Manders The Absence of Mark Manders, Bonnefanten

152 p, ills colour 22 x 28.5 cm, pb, English ISBN 9789072251831 Euro 35.00 (incl. 9% VAT)

Catalogue of the extensive retrospective exhibition The Absence of Mark Manders at the Bonnefanten, Maastricht. The rooms in the exhibition can be regarded as rooms of Manders’ “Self-portrait as a building”. The works have been ‘left behind’ by the artist in three different zones; the visitor enters a living room, then the museum, and finally the studio. According to Manders, all the works are interchangeable and can be put into a different context: ‘like words in a sentence can also be used in different combinations’. With an introduction by Stijn Huijts and an essay by Douglas Fogle on the role of language in Manders’ oeuvre. Design: Roger Willems

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ROMA 385

Ari Marcopoulos Conrad McRae Youth League Tournament

816 p, ills colour/bw 16.4 x 22 cm, pb, English ISBN 9789492811752 Euro 45.00 (incl. 9% VAT)

These photographs were taken at the Conrad McRae Youth League Summer Tournament at Dean Street Playground in Brooklyn, NY, from 2014-2019. The tournament began in the summer of 2000 in memory of Conrad Bastien McRae (19712000). McRae was an exceptionally talented basketball player, who had a successful career in Europe playing for teams in France, Italy, Greece and Turkey. He died in the summer of 2000 during practice at the Orlando Magic Camp in Irving, CA. His childhood friends, Anton Marchand, Cleon “Silk” Hyde and Troy Lemond, keep McRae’s legacy alive every summer. The tournament has players from 6 years old and up and features some of the best basketball high school players from the greater New York area. Design: Roger Willems

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ROMA 386

Valentin Carron Un ami simple

56 p, ills colour 23.3 x 30 cm, hb ISBN 9789492811776 Euro 28.00 (incl. 9% VAT)

Artist book by Valintin Carron with collages specifically made for his exhibition on the dam of Mauvoisin in Valais, Switzerland, from June 20 to 27 September 2020. For this project, entitled Un ami simple (A Simple Friend), Carron focused on the image of the mule – an emblematic figure of effort, endurance and phlegm. Nowadays this animal has above all a folkloristic connotation, while up to the1940s, Valais had a herd of more than 2000 animals which transported loads from valley to valley. Design: Roger Willems

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Upcoming: Na Kim Nicolas Floc’h Johannes Schwartz & Yannis Kyriakides Nickel van Duijvenboden Eva-Fiore Kovacovsky Aglaia Konrad Geert Goiris Batia Suter Jßrgen Bergbauer Wang Bing Experimental Jetset Karel Martens among others

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