1
Wandering Arts Biennial.,
2020

bekijk in catalogus
2
Systematic book design?,
Hochuli, Jost; Morgan, John
2020

bekijk in catalogus
3
Kunst & Zwalm 2019,
Jacobs, Loes
2019

bekijk in catalogus
4
Dannie.O : scanned only.,
Dannie.O
2017

bekijk in catalogus
5
The paper is patient,
Stojka, Ceija
2021

bekijk in catalogus
6
Here it comes, the future,
De Clercq, Anouk; De Groen, Dominique; De Coster, Saskia; Obolo, Pascale
2020

bekijk in catalogus
7
On art history in Africa : condition report,
Barois De Caevel, Eva; Kouoh, Koyo
2020

bekijk in catalogus
8
Why are we 'artists'? : 100 world art manifestos,
Lack, Jessica
2017

bekijk in catalogus
9
Fashion Design in Conservative Times : in between making great things and making things great again,
van der Veer, Joannette
2020

bekijk in catalogus
10
Faux Pas. : Selected Writings and Drawings,
Sillman, Amy
2020

bekijk in catalogus
11
Index Cards,
Davey, Moyra
2020

bekijk in catalogus
12
Like a Woman : Essays, Readings, Poems,
Latimer, Quinn
2017

bekijk in catalogus
13
The Wild Book of Inventions,
Martínez, Chus
2019

bekijk in catalogus
14
Shame Space,
Syms, Martine
2020

bekijk in catalogus
15
Work : a history of how we spend our time,
Suzman, James
2020

bekijk in catalogus
16
Collaboration in design education,
Lane, Marty Maxwell; Tegtmeyer, Rebecca
2020

bekijk in catalogus
17
What She Said,
Templeton, Deanna
2021

bekijk in catalogus
18
Julie Mehretu,
2019

bekijk in catalogus
19
The bones of the world.,
11th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art Berlin
2020

bekijk in catalogus
20
La Cantatrice chauve,
Ionesco, Eugène
2019

bekijk in catalogus
21
David King : Designer, activist, visual historian,
Poynor, Rick
2020

bekijk in catalogus
22
Indigo : the colour that changed the world,
Legrand, Catherine; Sharman, Ruth Verity
2012

bekijk in catalogus
23
Sultans of Deccan India, 1500-1700 : opulence and fantasy,
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.); Haidar, Navina Najat; Sardar, Marika
2015

bekijk in catalogus
24
Demain l'école d'art : actes des assises nationales des écoles supérieures d'art,
Tibloux, Emmanuel
2016

bekijk in catalogus
25
David Hammons : Bliz-aard Ball Sale,
Filipovic, Elena; Hammons, David
2019

bekijk in catalogus
26
Europe in Poems : The Versopolis Anthology,,
McGuinness, Patrick
2020

bekijk in catalogus
27
A documentary herstory of women artists in revolution.,
Valinsky, Rachel
2021

bekijk in catalogus
28
Walden 3 oder Das Kind als Medium.,
2007

bekijk in catalogus
29
Art and curiosity cabinets of the late Renaissance : a contribution to the history of collecting,
Schlosser, Julius von; Blower, Jonathan; Kaufmann, Thomas DaCosta
2021

bekijk in catalogus
30
John Cage: A mycological foray.,
Cage, John
2020

bekijk in catalogus
31
Notes on Contemporary Art in Kosovo,
Schendl, Katharina; Haliti, Bardhi; Boynik, Sezgin; Esche, Charles; Gashi, Alush; Maliqi, Shkëlzen; Mayr, Cathrin; Mohar, Miran; Muka, Edi; Müller, Vanessa Joan; Rhomberg, Kathrin; Sahatçiu, Vesa; Zhegrova, Dardan; Maliqi, Dren
2018

bekijk in catalogus
32
The Art of Direct Action: Social Sculpture and Beyond,
van den Berg, Karen; Jordan, Cara M.; Kleinmichel, Philipp
2019

bekijk in catalogus
33
Steve Paxton: Drafting Interior Techniques,
Bigé, Romain
2019

bekijk in catalogus
34
Taking a line for a walk : assignments in design education,
Paim, Nina; Gisel, Corinne; Bergmark, Emilia
2016

bekijk in catalogus
35
Ericka Beckman: Double Reverse,
Huldisch, Henriette; Marshall, Piper; Shaw, Shelby; Nimrod, Selby
2019

bekijk in catalogus
36
The Museum of Mistakes,
Leguillon, Pierre
2020

bekijk in catalogus
37
But Still, It Turns,
Graham, Paul; Bengal, Rebecca; Ross, RaMell; Penman, Ian
2021

bekijk in catalogus
38
Future/Memory: Street Culture and Contemporary Art,
Osterholt, Manuel
2013

bekijk in catalogus
39
Meer als het klikt,
Goblet, Dominique; Pfeiffer, Kai
2014

bekijk in catalogus
40
Love That Bunch,
Kominsky-Crumb, Aline
2018

bekijk in catalogus
41
Coney Island Baby,
Antico, Nine
2018

bekijk in catalogus
42
W the whore makes her tracks,
Feuchtenberger, Anke; De Vries, Katrin
2006

bekijk in catalogus
43
Chronographie,
Goblet, Dominique ; Fossoul, Nikita
2020

bekijk in catalogus
44
Het web van omtrek,
Demets, Paul
2021

bekijk in catalogus
45
It chooses you,
July, Miranda
2011

bekijk in catalogus
46
Funny Weather : art in an emergency,
Laing, Olivia
2020

bekijk in catalogus
47
Black art notes,
Lloyd, Tom
2020

bekijk in catalogus

De Kunstenbibliotheek


Godshuizenlaan 2A
9000 Gent, België

 

 

UPDATE COVID-19: code red

 

The library can only be visited by appointment.

Students and staff members of KASK & Conservatorium – School of Arts (HOGENT) can make a reservation through ASIMUT .

All other visitors, members of the library, can make a reservation via email and pick up and return by appointment.

You can contact us via kunstenbibliotheek@hogent.be

 

Mo, Tu, We, Th 9u00 – 18u00

    Fr 9u00 – 16u00

 

closed on weekends and bank holidays

closed on bank holidays: 13, 14 & 24 May 2021
closed during Summer holidays: 12 July-15 August 2021

 

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

 

Reglement
 

Kunstenbibliotheek brings together the collections of KASK (School of Arts – HOGENT), S.M.A.K., Design Museum, STAM, HISK and the Gentse Gidsen under one roof.
Kunstenbibliotheek is managed by KASK & Conservatorium (School of Arts – HOGENT).

 

  



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 #20: LES VOIZINES
Essential Reading #19: Jozef Wouters / Decoratelier
Essential Reading #18: Lucy McKenzie (30.11.2020 – 18.02.2021)
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: 12 Frames by Nathan Ishar & Sofie Frederix (29/1/21-22/4/21)
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, Studium is happy to be reading the new Dutch translation of Audre Lorde’s exquisite and influental work: Sister Outsider. Sister Outsider (originally published in 1984) is a collection of essays related to Lorde’s personal, professional and creative experiences with lesbophobia, racism, ageism, classism and feminism. Lorde strongly believed in honoring, and acknowledging each other’s differences as a driving force behind the women’s movement. This new translation, by Jenny Mijnhijmer, is out since October 2020 and is a publication by Uitgeverij Pluim in collaboration with Dipsaus Podcast.

 
 

StudiumReads

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 April 2021 (selection)
Acquisitions March 2021 (selection)
Acquisitions February 2021 (selection)
Acquisitions January 2021 (selection)
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)
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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)

Artists’ books

The artists’ books collection comprises different types of artist’s publications, limited editions, book objects, and other multiples. The collection is devoted to historical as well as contemporary bookworks. A large part of the historical collection comprises books of the 20th century avantgarde movements and minimal art, whereas the contemporary section has a specialized focus on artist’s self-publishing of the recent years.

 

In addition to the self-published works by artists, the collection carries works by specialised publishers such as Lubok, Motto Books, MER Paper Kunsthalle, Art Paper Editions, Roma Publications, and Imschoot Uitgevers, etc. The collection can be consulted via the online catalogue and the image bank. The publications themselves are available on request by making an appointment.

 

A selection of the book presentations can be found at:
https://kaskbooks.tumblr.com


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 & Architecture 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