1
I Love Dick,
Chris Kraus
2016

2
Dear Reader Don't read,
Ulises Carrion
2016

3
Lettres de Panduranga,
Trinh Thi N
2015

4
Testo Junkie,
Beatriz Preciado
2013

5
Ware ich von Stoff, Ich wurde mich färben,
Ulrike Grossarth
2014

6
Dictee,
Theresa Hak Kyung Cha
2001

7
Snow,
Lutz Bacher
2013

8
The Dream of The Audience,
Theresa Hak Kyung Cha
2001

9
Under the sign of (sic),
Sturtevant
2013

10
My Mother Laughs,
Chantal Akerman
2020

11
Where Art Belongs,
Chris Kraus
2011

12
Anna Maria Maiolino,
Helen Molesworth
2017

13
Read Thread,
Cecilia Vicuna
2017

14
Hard War,
Don Mee Choi
2016

15
After Kathy Acker,
Chris Kraus
2017

16
Inside the Visible,
Catherine De Zegher
1996

17
Fabrics from Lublin,
Ulrike Grossarth
2011

18
Stefan Kielsznia,
Ulrike Grossarth
2011

19
Tell Them I Said No,
Martin Herbert
2016

De Kunstenbibliotheek


Godshuizenlaan 2A
9000 Gent, België

 

 

Kunstenbibliotheek is open to the public in code yellow and code orange (today). In both codes we apply the regular operation and opening hours with the exception of the number of allowed visitors (max 40 persons allowed). Further, visitors disinfect hands before and after visiting the library, register at the entrance and report to the counter    where they may be assigned a seat, if requested.  

 

We take all necessary measures to welcome you at Kunstenbibliotheek in safety.

 

You can contact us for further information via kunstenbibliotheek@hogent.be

 

Mo, Tu and We 9u00 – 18u00

    Th 9u00 – 22u00

    Fr 9u00 – 16u00

 

Closed on Weekends and bank holidays

    Closed on 2 November and 11 November

    Closed from 21 December until 3 January

 

kunstenbibliotheek@hogent.be
+32 (0)9 243 36 89

 

Reglement

 

De Kunstenbibliotheek brengt de collecties van KASK, S.M.A.K., Design Museum, STAM, HISK en de Gentse Gidsen samen onder één dak. (…)

 

  



Post Comics

On Thursday 22 October 2020 (from 6 p.m.) BOEKS 6 is presented: ‘Post-Comics. Beyond Comics, Illustration and The Graphic Novel’ (based on a concept by Sébastien Conard), Boeks 6 includes an expo, a printing performance and a lecture. In the cellarium, work by graphic design students (KASK) will be shown in a scenography by KASK alumnus graphic design Linh Dong.

Boeks 6 Post-Comics. Beyond Comics, Illustration and The Graphic Novel

Leesroute

Suggested reading list on feminism, identity and art, on black identity/diaspora, art and culture. This reading list is only a selection, it’s based on the collection of Kunstenbibliotheek and largely inspired on selections made by guests from Kunstenbibliotheek’s program Essential Reading: #1 with Eva Barois De Caevel, #3 with Nat Muller, #5 with Christine Eyene and suggestions made by Ariella Azoulay and Els Roelandt. 

Reading Guide Diversity

Send us your zines

Proposal for a Possible Collection is a display of artists’ books, magazines, zines, ephemera and other printed matter published by small or independent publishers, independent organizations, collectives, artists or writers, collected by Kunstenbibliotheek.


ESSENTIAL READING

Essential Reading is a project that aims to enlarge, diversify and enrich Kunstenbibliotheek’s book collection. Which books are, today, really indispensable for an art library?  Guests of Essential Reading bring together and present in the library the books they consider most valuable in their life and work.


Essential Reading #17: Heide Hinrichs (1.10.2020 – 20.11.2020)
Essential Reading #16: Other Women’s Flowers (10.08.2020 – 28.09.2020)
Essential Reading #15: Vincent Van Velsen (18.06.20 – 15.07.20)
Essential Reading #14: Reading Together (05.02.2020 – 23.03.2020)
Essential Reading #13: Sabzian (20.11.2019 – 20.01.2020)
Essential Reading #12: Anna Colin (20.09.19 – 15.11.19)
Essential Reading #11: Laura Nsengiyumva (15.06.19 – 20.09.19)
Essential Reading #10: Topo Copy (28.04.2019 – 05.06.2019)
Essential Reading #9, Atelier Bildraum (27.02.19 – 1.04.2019)
Essential Reading #8, Valérie Mannaerts (5.12.18 – 7.02.19)
Essential Reading #7: Inge Vinck (Architecten De Vylder Vinck Taillieu) (25.10.18 – 26.11.18)
Essential Reading#6: Peggy Totté (6.09.18 – 11.10.18)
Essential Reading #5: Christine Eyene (15.06.18 -20.08.18)
Essential Reading #4: Jolien Deceuninck & Flora Blommaert (24.04.2018 – 28.05.2018)
Essential Reading #3, Nat Muller (8.03.18– 8.04. 2018)
Essential Reading #2, Nathalie Zonnenberg (6.02.18 – 28.02.18)
Essential Reading #1, Eva Barois De Caevel (23.11.17 – 23.01.18)

BOEKS

BOEKS is a platform for showing books on the Bijloke site in Ghent. Every month, for one night, a book, its maker and publisher take center stage. Afterwards, remains stick around on walls, ceilings and floors. Along the way a BOEKS collection comes into being.

 

BOEKS celebrates printed matter, thick and thin, young and old, unique and serial, legible and illegible. Above all, BOEKS loves and highlights precisely those books that ask for it, because they are good, still unknown or fed up with the stacks or boxes they are confined to. BOEKS collaborates, contextualizes, supports and produces. The platform shows text, visual art and graphic design.

 

BOEKS is housed in the cellarium, a 15th-century convent corridor connecting the Kunstenbibliotheek with the STAM. BOEKS is an initiative of KASK and the Kunstenbibliotheek.

 

More info at boeks.gent


Boeks 6 Post-Comics. Beyond Comics, Illustration and The Graphic Novel
Boeks 5 Astrid Seme, Baroness Elsa’s em dashes
Boeks 4 Maud Gourdon
Boeks 3 Frik, pedant, schoolvos
Boeks 2 Stoppen met lezen
Boeks 1 De Keyser’s Stockings

1m³

In 2015 1m3 was initiated as an exhibition space dedicated to artists’ books from Kunstenbibliotheek’s collection. A guest curator is asked to make her/his selection from the library and present it within the vitrines of 1m3. 


1M3:Each line is an axis of the world – a selection for post-comics by Sébastien Conard & Ilan Manouach (22.10.20-27.11.20)
1M3: Artistes Libres, Ines Claus (28.09.20 – 18.10.20)
1M3: BiiiiiiiiiiiiiiB, Jacques André (17.02.2020-20.03.2020)
1M3: Incidental Circumstances, Oriol Vilanova (10.01.20 – 13.02.20)
1M3: Axiomes du choix (Hommage aan Olga Morano) selected by Simon Delobel
1M3: Interaction of Color, Maria Boto Ordonez (20.09.19 until 14.11.19)
1M3: 102 Craters on Venus, Sophie Nys (23.05.19 tot 30.06.19)
1M3: Wanting to be a book, Luc Derycke (22.01.19 – 22.04.19)
1M3: Feldman, Horvitz, LeWitt, Prince, Templeton & van der Weijde, Jurgen Maelfeyt (23.11.18 until 10.01.19
1m3: ABSENT WITHOUT LEAVE, Thomas Desmet (24.09.18 — 20.11.18)
1m3: Wabi Sabi Letterpress: Memories of Lost Impressions, Nathalie Cohen (03.05.18 — 01.07.18)
1m3: Vorsatz, Anna Zhironkina (08.02.18 — 06.03.18)
Y.K.F.B. — Yves Klein Fading Blue, Marta Masiero (14.12.17 to 31.01.18)
1m3: A partial publication retrospective, Stefan Banz (25.10.17 — 28.11.17)
1M3: Cover Stories, Sara De Bondt (28.09.17 to 25.10.17)
1m3: I am forgetful of everything, but seeing you again, Mekhitar Garabedian (09.06.17 — 07.07.17)
1M3: The books by Leonid Miroshnik, Paul Buschmann (09.05.17 — 07.06.17)
1M3: Quadrilateral variations, Gudlaug Mia Eythorsdottir (27.03.17 to 05.05.17)
1M3: The World is a Book is a Word, Daniel Dobbelaere (03.02.17 tot 23.03.17)
1M3: MA Photo Books, Jan Kempenaers (21.12.16 tot 27.01.16)
1M3: Nieves, Gerard Herman (Groepsdruk) (11.11.16 tot 16.12.16)
1M3: Lubok Verlag, Katia Ballegeer (21.09.16 to 04.11.16)
1M3: Welcome to Imschoot Uitgevers! by Joris Dockx (03.06.16 to 01.07/16)
1M3: Ki-Kokekwa by Henri Jacobs (29.04.16 to 27.05.16)
1M3: De Enschedese School, Kasper Andreasen (03.03.16 tot 18.04.16)

Reading Guide

Suggested reading list on feminism, identity and art, on black identity/diaspora, art and culture. This reading list is only a selection, it’s based on the collection of Kunstenbibliotheek and largely inspired on selections made by guests from Kunstenbibliotheek’s program Essential Reading: #1 with Eva Barois De Caevel, #3 with Nat Muller, #5 with Christine Eyene and suggestions made by Ariella Azoulay and Els Roelandt. 


Reading Guide Diversity

StudiumReads

 
The Studium Generale is happy to announce its latest partnership with Kunstenbibliotheek: #StudiumReads! Inspired by the 2020-2021 Studium theme, i.e. DOMINATION, we are offering you an ambitious reading list of 50 inspiring works of fiction and non-fiction. Every week, we will introduce a book that exposes, questions and/or challenges paradigms, constellations and practices of dominance. The reading list will cover a multitude of disciplines in science, art and culture. 
 

This week (7-14 October 2020), #StudiumReads White Innocence by Gloria Wekker (2016)

 

When Gloria Wekker (Professor Emeritus Gender Studies of the University of Utrecht) first took part in an official meeting, she wanted to shake hands with the chairman. But instead of shaking her hand, he gave her his coat and scarf. He assumed that she was the helper. In her book White Innocence (2016), Gloria Wekker wonders how it is possible that the existence of racial discrimination is still so passionately denied today. How it is possible to think that 400 years of colonial history leave no trace on white people? Why do white people still think that white is not a color? Why do white people not know the exact words to discuss racism? Why is colonial history no longer taught at Dutch schools? Why do white people think they are innocent?

 
 


Acquisitions

Kunstenbibliotheek closely follows up the artscene and weekly presents new aquisitions. Next to general collection development, Kunstenbibliotheek focusses on the following themes:

 

• The city of Ghent, books on artists, designers, architects or writers born or living in Ghent.

• Publications linked to the activities of Kunstenbibliotheek’s different partners (KASK, Design museum Gent, HISK, SMAK, STAM, Gentse Gidsen). Kunstenbibliotheek’s collection wants to become an accurate reflection of the activities of collaborators, staff, guests, alumni or students)

• Positions from the so-called geographical and/or intellectual periphery: publications on art and art theory from Asia, Middle East, Africa, South America with a special attention for decolonization theory, gender and LGBTQ studies.

• In the past three years a first catch-up movement was made in collecting publications about and from female artists and/or authors or curators. Kunstenbibliotheek continues this policy in the year to come.


Acquisitions October 2020 (Selection)
Acquisitions September 2020 (Selection)
Acquisitions August 2020 (Selection)
Acquisitions June 2020 (Selection)
Acquisitions May 2020 (Selection)
Acquisitions April 2020 (selection)
Acquisitions March 2020 (selection)
Acquisitions February 2020 (Selection)
acquisitions January 2020 (selection)
Acquisitions December 2019 (Selection)
Acquisitions November 2019 (selection)
Acquisitions October 2019 (selection)
Acquisitions September 2019 (selection)
Acquisitions August 2019 (selection)
Acquisitions July 2019 (selection)
Acquisitions June 2019 (selection)
Acquisitions May 2019 (selection)
Acquisitions April 2019 (selection)
Acquisitions March 2019 (selection)
Acquisitions February 2019 (selection)

Artists’ books

The collection of artists’ books contains special editions and limited edition books. A large part of the collection is dedicated to Cobra, minimal and conceptual art. 

 

In addition to publications published by artists under their own management, work by specialised publishers such as Lubok Verlag, Edition Hansjörg Mayer, MER Paper Kunsthalle, APE and Roma Publications, Nieves Books, etc. is collected.  

 

The collection is searchable in the catalogue and via the image bank. The publications themselves are available on request and can be consulted by appointment. 


Collection Artistbooks (selection)

Magazines

The current volumes of the magazine subscriptions are available in the art library but are not lent out. Articles from previous years can be requested by e-mail. 


Magazines: Architecture and Landscape architecture
Magazines: Visual arts
Magazines: Performing Arts and Audiovisual Arts
Magazines: Design

Zines

In the summer of 2018 Kunstenbibliotheek started its Zines collection. This collection has not yet been catalogued.


Zine Collection (selection)

Karel Geirlandt Collection

The Karel Geirlandt Collection is named after the first chairman of the Association for the Museum of Contemporary Art in Ghent (now SMAK). The collection was started when the Association was founded and grew with the museum. It forms a closed whole and contains books on art from 1945 to 2003 with a specialisation in conceptual and minimal art in Europe and the United States, and the artworks and artists collected by SMAK. This collection can only be consulted in the library. 


Collection Karel Geirlandt (selection)

Databases

Consult the databases at home (only for students and staff KASK & Conservatorium)
 

Art Source
Arts Premium Collection

Artstor

 

Interesting:

Google Scholar
CaGeWeb
Apache


Artistic Archive

The Royal Academy of Fine Arts (KASK) was founded by painter Ph. K. Marissal in 1748. KASK’s archive dates from 1770 and was supplemented until the middle of the 20th century. It consists of an arts archive and an administrative archive. 

The arts archive consists mainly of academic drawings, architecture and visual arts, as well as sculptures, paintings and posters. The academic drawings contain examples of the different drawing methods that were taught, more specifically drawing according to prints, plaster or living models. 

 

The collection includes drawings by artists from the Latem group, such as Gust De Smet, Léon De Smet, Albert Servaes and architectural drawings by former students such as Alphons Groothaert, Victor Horta, Geo Henderick, G.Eysselink, paintings awarded the J.Pipyn prize by H.Malfait, J.Burssens, Steve Schepens, Steven Balen and others. 

 

The art archive can be consulted via the catalogue and the image bank http://bib.hogent.be and can be viewed by appointment. 


Collection Artistic Archive