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Aug 312018
 
FANDANGOS - nrs. 8.9.10.11 superb issue!, 1978 [magazine]

This 4-in-1 Fandangos magazine has been the last issue od a series of 11 publications. Contributing artists:
Raul Marroquin, Paul Carter, Julia Hayward, Jana Haimsohn, Darcy Lange, Antonio Caro, Baladi, Angelika Schmid, Jonier Marin, Montadas, C. Garcia, Tobe Carey, Klaus Staek, Jan Patric, David Zacki, J. Charlin, Eduard Bal, Sanja Ivekovic, Michel Cardena, Tony Morgan, Marjo Schumans, Ben D’Armagnac, Elsa Stansfield, Madieon Hooykaas, Jantje Tetelepta, I. Akel, Joshua Jansen, Relly Carlo, Nan Hoover, Tony Pegotti, Michael Krzyzanowski, Ger van Dijk, John Liggins, Bob Takes/Michiel Romeyn, Ulises Carrion, Jorgos Chronis, Michael Gibbs, Marten Hendriks/ Ad Gerritsen, Marianne Heske, Kirsten Bates and Taki Bluesinger, Jenna Van Eegan, Richard Hefti, Yves de Smet, Nikolaus Urban, Jan Hendrix, Reindeer Werk, Martha Hawley, Charlemagne Palestine.

Aug 292018
 
MUNGO THOMSON, Font Study (TIME), 2011 [artist's book]

Mungo Thompson: ‘The idea that it’s a standard-bearer is probably the reason—it’s “The world’s leading weekly newsmagazine.” I’m drawn to things that have accumulated some consensus, some cultural agreement that lends them an ease of reference. Something has to be familiar before you can attempt to defamiliarize it. At the same time I’m very interested in Heidegger’s concept of “the distance of the near”—the way we stop seeing common things.’

Aug 282018
 
BRUD / ADITYIA MANDAYAM, The Ooze, 2018 [book]

Usually so-called artist’s books with texts by others than the artist involved are expelled from The Archive is Limited. This book invites to make an exception. “The Ooze” contains 49 pages of the 144 that have been written by Aditya Mandayam. The front and back of the cover show drawings by the artist. “The Ooze” gives an insight in the thinking of Brud, but foremost these texts are based on opaque statements. This book has been categorised by The Archive is Limited both as “artist’s book” and “printed matter” for these reasons.

Interview and texts by Aditya Mandayam, an anonymus text, Chris Fitzpatrick, Andrea Liu, Michal Novotny and Kees van Gelder.

Aug 262018
 
ULISES CARRIÓN, The Muxlows, 1978 [artist's book]

‘The Muxlows’ is the history of an English family from Yorkshire. I found it in 1972, in the city of Leeds, in the last pages of a badly damaged bible. U.C. Text by Ulises Carrión on fly leave.
This book is a dry list of names that goes back to 1835 when Thomas Muxlow was born. The first page of the book starts with this genealogical fact. In the first chapter “Parents names” mention birth and death. It is followed by chapters “Childrens names”, “Marriages” and “Other family events” listing no more than time of birth and death. In this way a family story is told as a drama, i.e. family members come and go. Again with this book Carrión’s shows his strong affinity with the method of archival order to set out a story similar to writing a novel.