SOPHIE NYS, Wanted Librarian, 2017
21 x 14.7 cm
offset, inlay in Posture Editions: Not to be fed, but to be famous – Sophie Nys, nr. 26, p. 64-65
In 2016 Posture Editions invited 75 students of the HKU in Ghent to make a drawing that presents an imagination of a book of their own choosing. A full-scale drawing of each of the participating students is included and is mirrored opposite the original cover of the book chosen with the name of the speaker who originally introduced that book during a project called “Curating the Library” in Art Centre De Singel, Antwerp in Belgium.
This inlay and artist’s edition comes with a copy of Posture Editions number 26, 2017.
Posture Editions Nr 26:
SOPHIE NYS, Catalogue Version VI, 2012
21 x 14,9 cm
offset book, 392 pp.
published by Circuit, Lausanne, Switzerland
€ 385,- + € 12,- Track & Trace registered EU mailregistered mail
Here Sophie Nys is interested in art history, history of philosophy and in figures of historical importance. This eclecticism in a more broad sense is found in her work in the form of thematic declinations and variations. Her approach is based on research and free associations as soon as she bumps up to a subject of her interest. There is no steady theme and in that sense she could be characterised as an artist that, I would say, makes ‘Stumble-over art’, i.e. art based on something that struck the artist’s eye and is elaborated into an artistic form. Most of the time putting the emphasis on the idea, avoiding too much colour or other esthetic seduction. An attitude that is comparable to works of Jonathan Monk, David Horvitz, Yann Sérandour and others. KvG
The volume ‘Catalogue Version VI’ is the complete version of a work in VI parts initiated in August 2001 and depicts hundreds of pages of photographed art works in museums and galleries, together with their name plates and descriptions.