The Library / The Query

Van Eyck adviseur en kunstenaar Susanne Kriemann start een nieuwe serie Book Salons in samenwerking met Annet Perry, bibliothecaresse van het Pierre Kemp Lab en Jo Frenken, hoofd van het Charles Nypels Lab. Susanne graaft in de mooie en uitgebreide collectie van het Pierre Kemp Lab en nodigt Van Eyck deelnemers en andere geinteresseerden uit om te participeren. Voor de eerstvolgende booksalon zullen Annet Perry, Jo Frenken en Susanne Kriemann een aantal publicatie kiezen die gemaakt zijn aan de Jan van Eyck Academie. 

Susanne Kriemann:
"The library of the Van Eyck has a wonderful collection of books, not only the current artists catalogues and important contemporary writings, but also older, radically designed publications, which are not evident to look into during daily research routine. Some of these are icons of modern (Dutch) design and printmaking, as for example Wim Crouwel’s Stedelijk Museum publications or the Rosbeek library.

‘The Library / The Query’ is based on the format of the salon, a (small) crowd of connoisseurs joins in to meet and discuss and present books in the library. Each salon’s theme circulates around a theme linked to the collection of the library of the Van Eyck. The core subject is researching, digging into archives and libraries, not only as part of many artists’ practices but also as an urgency to discuss and to create awareness of the different formal and content related issues.

With these evenings we shall engage to challenge the format of presentations. ‘No one consumes, everyone contributes...’. We work on radical propositions towards ‘presentation’, ‘reading’, and ‘performing’. ‘The Library/ The Query‘ would like to invite you to (actively) participate in these evenings, suggest books, bring books and share your knowledge and thoughts."

Book Salon
10 June, 15.30 – 17.30 uur
locatie: Pierre Kemp Lab

De volgende staat gepland voor 7 juli, 17.30 - 19.30 uur


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