Collector Marc Goethals is setting up a unique exhibition showcasing artists' books from the period 1968-1972. The exhibition traces how artists from the concrete poetry, Fluxus and conceptual art movements dealt with the medium of the book in their practices. Interactions between artists, mutual influences, sympathies as well as tensions are revealed. Books are shown from the publisher's lists of Hansjörg Mayer (herman de vries, Dieter Roth, Gerhard Rühm, et al.) and Something Else Press (Fluxus artists Robert Filliou, George Brecht, Wolf Vostell, Dick Higgins et al.) and by artists such as Lawrence Weiner, Joseph Kosuth, Allan Kaprow, Claes Oldenburg and Stanley Brouwn. Apart from artists' books, the exhibition shows magazines and presents a publication that contains an illustrated and annotated list.
Marc Goethals will give an introduction to the exhibiton "Concrete Poetry, Fluxus and Conceptual Art: a Book Friction" at Bold Italic.
April 18 - May 24 2008
opening: April 17, 20:00
Witte Zaal, Posteernestraat 64, 9000 Gent