1
Cruising Utopia. The Then and There of Queer Futurity,
José Esteban Munoz
2019

2
Sara Ahmed,
Living a Feminist Life
2017

3
The Gramsci Reader,
David Forgacs
1999

4
Meeting The Universe Halfway,
Karen Barad
2007

5
For Space,
Doreen Massey
2015

6
Disidentifications,
José Esteban Munoz
1999

7
A Postcapitalist Politics,
Gibson-Graham
2006

8
Justice and the Politics of Difference,
Iris Marion Young
2011

9
Tambora,
Gillen D'Arcy Wood
2015

10
The Promise of Happiness,
Sara Ahmed
2010

11
The gentrification of the mind,
Sarah Schulmann
2012

12
Why Ruskin Matters,
Suzanne Fagence Cooper
2019

13
Maurice Sendak. A Celebration of the Artist and His Work,
Justine Schiller
2013

14
The Architecture of Trees,
Leonardi Cesare
2019

15
Sensing Place. What is the Point of Architecture,
Philip Gumuchdijan
2019

16
Vilja Celmins,
Gary Garrels
2018

17
In Progress: The IID Summer Sesions,
Irene Sunwoo
2016

18
Vice and Reflection,
David Reed
2019

19
Prison Drawings,
Hilde van Schie
2019

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1M3: Maria Boto Ordonez, Interaction of Color

In the mid-­‐20th century, Josef Albers revolutionised the art world with the publication of his book “Interaction of Color”. Published for the first time in 1963 by Yale University Press, it contained a limited edition of 150 silkscreen plates, where Albers showed the relativity of colour. Until that time, colour, a fundamental part of art education, had been limited to static systems of colour combinations. In disagreement with this approach, Albers questioned this immobility and the separation between the physical colour and perception by developing a series of exercises in collaboration with his students. During his lessons, they explored different aspects of colour behaviour by testing colour combinations, shapes, and techniques. These exercises are collected in “Interaction of Color”, translating what was born as an experimental teaching tool, into one of the most used reference books in colour studies nowadays. For 1M³ some of the silkscreen plates from the first edition are shown along with other Artists’ Books from the HoGent School of Arts Kunstenbibliotheek collection. In these books, colour plays a leading role, and its forms and application remind us of the research developed by Josef Albers. 

1M3: Interaction of Color, Maria Boto Ordonez (20.09.19 until 14.11.19)

Essential Reading #11: Laura Nsengiyumva

Laura Nsengiyumva is a Brussels-based artist and architect. Through her interdisciplinary practice, Nsengiyumva explores themes such as diasporic experience, multiple identity, North-South relations and empathy. She speaks about these topics through images and interventions on colonized spaces. 

Laura Nsengiyumva is affiliated as an artistic researcher to Kask, the School of Arts of HOGENT, and howest. Her artivists actions like PeoPL and Queen Nikkolah, are part of her research project “Shaping the presence of the African diaspora in Belgium”.

Essential Reading #11: Laura Nsengiyumva (15.06.19 – 20.09.19)

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.


Boeks 2: Stoppen met Lezen

Until 17 March the presentation Boeks 2: Stoppen met Lezen runs, a project by the Antwerp project space Troebel Neyntje and Idris Sevenans. The poet-visual artists Marcel Broodthaers and Marcel van Maele already played in the 1960s with making their collections of poems unreadable. Following these godfathers of the illegible, Sevenans and Troebel Neyntje and a group of students graphic design and installation try to put us on the right track. 

Boeks 2 Stoppen met lezen (22.02.19 – 17.03.19)

Essential Reading #7

In October 2018 Inge Vinck, member of architects de vylder vinck taillieu, selected 10 books for Essential Reading 7. These were presented in Kunstenbibliotheek from 25 October to 26 November 2018. Inge Vinck made a mural in the art library on the occasion of this presentation. This mural is permanently on view at Kunstenbibliotheek. View pdf booklet

Essential Reading #7: Inge Vinck (Architecten De Vylder Vinck Taillieu) (25.10.18 – 26.11.18)

Essential Reading #3

with Nat Muller
A public talk & discussion

opening 29.03.2018 19:00, Kunstenbibliotheek

Essential Reading #3, Nat Muller (8.03.18– 8.04. 2018)

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 #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 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 4 Maud Gourdon
Boeks 3 Frik, pedant, schoolvos
Boeks 2 Stoppen met lezen (22.02.19 – 17.03.19)
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: 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

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 LGBT studies.

• In the past year 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 September 2019
Acquisitions August 2019
Acquisitions July 2019
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

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