1
Light Break,
Roy DeCarava
2019


2
Collezione Giancarlo e Danna Olgiati,
Marisa Merz
2019


3
Marianne North. A Very Interpid Painter,
Michelle Payne
2018


4
Carlos Villa and the integrity of spaces,
Theodore S. Gonzalves
2011


5
Mary Newcomb. Drawing from Observation,
William Packer
2018


6
Barbara Hepworth. The Plasters,
Sophie Bowness
2011


7
The Drawings of Barbara Hepworth,
Alan Wilkinson
2015


8
Among Others. Blackness at MoMA,
Darby English
2019


9
Niagara,
Alec Soth
2019


10
Festac '77,
Chimurenga
2019


11
Rudolf Nureyev,
Julie Kavanagh
2007


12
Learning to Love You More ,
Harrel Fletcher & Miranda July
2015


13
How Forests Think,
Eduardo Kohn
2013


14
Helen Lundberg. A Retrospective,
Ilene Susan Fort
2016


15
Maria Sibylla Merian. Artist,scientist, adventurer,
Sarah B. Pomeroy
2018


16
Ombre Indigène. Edith Dekyndt,
Xavier Douroux & Dirk Snauwaert


17
Contemporary Art and Digital Culture,
Melissa Gronlund
2017


18
Matti Braun,
Bodhisattva Chattopadhyay
2020


19
Picturing TropicalNature,
Nancy Leys Stepan
2001


20
Claudia Andujar. La Lute Yanomami,
Thyago Nogueira
2020


21
Vampire in the Text. Narratives of Contemporary Art,
Jean Fisher
2003


22
Unspeakable Acts. Women, Art and Sexual Violence in the 1970s,
Nancy Princenthal
2019


23
Handbook of the Spontaneous Other,
Aikaterini Gegisian
2020


24
J.K. Huysmans. de Dégas à Grünewald,
Stéphane Guégan
2020


25
Welcome to the Jungle,
Kobena Mercer
2010


26
Dorothea Tanning. Transformations,
Victoria Carruthers
2020


27
Migrant Mother, Migrant Gender,
Sally Stein
2020


28
Martin Jarrie. Met de ogen eten ,
Hans Boer
2019


29
The Velocity of Being. Letters to a Young Reader,
Maria Popova
2018


30
Essential Type Directory,
Peter Dawson
2019


31
A Cookbook of Invisible Writing,
Amy Suo Wu
2019


32
Witches, Witch-Hunting and Women,
Sylvia Federici
2018


33
Femmes à l'oeuvre, femmes à l'épreuve. Unretouched Women,
Clara Bouveresse
2019


34
Beyond Observation. A History of Authorship in Ethnographic Film,
Paul Henley
2020


35
True To Life,
Patrick Elliott
2017


36
Alina Szapocznickow,
Margot Norton
2019


De Kunstenbibliotheek


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9000 Gent, België

 

 

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closed on weekends and bank holidays

Summer vacations are 11/07 until 15/08

 

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).

 

Floorplan

 

  



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 #25 Design Fest Gent
Essential Reading #24: åbäke
Essential Reading #23: Rile Space
Essential Reading #22: Azam Masoumzadeh
Essential Reading #21: Yasmine Ostendorf
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 houses in 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 7: 366!
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: Que nos vies aient l’air d’un film parfait door Aurelie Daems (06.05.22 – 29.06.22)
1M³: Visualising the memory of this hand touching something, selected by Valentina Bianchi & Arno Huygens (14.02.2022 – 25.04.2022)
1M³: Books of Lawrence Weiner, selected by Julie Peeters (16.12.2021 – 04.02.2022)
1M³: A Collection of Pages by Marc Nagtzaam (30.09. – 03.12.21)
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 (19.11.19 – 09.01.20)
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)
1M³: 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)

Summershelves

With Summershelves our library invites a smaller book collection to present their library in our Cellarium throughout the summer.


Summershelves 2021 Graffiti Vzw

Reading Guide

Research can be a maze many struggle to make sense of. With our little selection on specific topics, the Kunstenbibliotheek is trying to help you find your way through our vast collection. Since we constantly are making an effort to give space to & focus on marginalized topics, these lists will be regularly updated. We are still learning. Our little labyrinth logo on the book’s spine will help you find the suggested books in the shelves. Enjoy! 


Reading Guide feminism
Reading Guide Black Identity
Reading Guide LGBTQ+
Reading Guide climate action
Reading Guide Decolonization
Reading Guide Geopolitics

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.


Aquisitions July 2022 (selection)
Aquisitions June 2022 (selection)
Aquisitions May 2022 (selection)
Aquisitions April 2022 (selection)
Aquisitions March 2022 (selection)
Acquisitions February 2022 (selection)
Acquisitions January 2022 (selection)
Acquisitions December 2021 (selection)
Acquisitions November 2021 (selection)
Acquisitions October 2021 (selection)
Acquisitions September 2021 (selection)
Acquisitions August 2021 (selection)
Acquisitions July 2021 (selection)
Acquisitions June 2021 (selection)
Acquisitions May 2021 (selection)
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 March 2020 (selection)
Acquisitions February 2020 (Selection)
acquisitions January 2020 (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


Artist’s Books 2022
Artist’s Books December 2021
Artists’ Books November 2021
Artists’ Books September 2021

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. 

 

Visual Arts

HART    •   Metropolis M      kM   •   Kunstschrift   •   L’ART MEME    •   Artforum   •   Frieze   •   Kunstletters   •    Adbusters   •   Connaissance des arts   •   Mousse   •  De Witte Raaf   •  Zaal Z  •    SIKA    •    Aperture    

 

Architecture and landscapearchitecture

BETON  •  Bouwen met baksteen   G+L  •   Contact     Arch Index    M&L •  ZKG     tijdschrift publieke ruimte      topos      anthos      ruimte      blauwe kamer     JoLA  •  BAUM   Groencontact   Stadt + Grün    •   Architekten krant  •  Tuin en Landschap   •  Ruimte & Maatschappij   •  De Vlaamse Tuinaannemer   •  CG Concept    •   domus   •   pi     •    md    •   META    •  ak   •   Ruimte   •   Publieke Ruimte   • 

 

Performing arts en Audiovisual arts

American Cinematographer   •   Theatermaker   •   Foam   •  FILM    •    Tubelight  •  Theaterkrant Magazine     Spelen

 

Design

Eye  •  INTERNI  •  Idea  •  DAMN   View    •  Harvard Design Magazine  •  Print   •   TxP   •   FRAME


Magazines: Visual arts 2022
Magazines: Design 2022
Magazines: Architecture and Landscape architecture 2022
Magazines: Performing Arts and Audivisual Arts 2022
Magazines: Architecture and Landscape architecture 2021
Magazines 2021
Magazines: Performing Arts and Audiovisual Arts 2021
Magazines: Design 2021

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

AAS covers a broad range of related subjects, from fine, decorative and commercial art, to various areas of architecture and architectural design. Providing images, full-text journals and books, it is designed for use by a diverse audience, including art scholars, artists, designers, students and general researchers.

Arts Premium Collection

APM encompasses cross-searchable databases with thousands of journal titles, ensuring deep searches of extensive collections in specialist subject areas not covered in more general databases. Subject areas include art, design, architecture, humanities, film/screen studies, music, performing arts, and more.

Artstor

Artstor Digital Library is an extensive and representative visual resource of images for teaching and research in the arts, humanities and social sciences.

AKL – Allgemeines Künstlerlexikon Online

AKL (Artists of the World Online) is the world’s most contemporary, reliable and extensive reference work on artists.

 

Interesting:

Google Scholar
CaGeWeb
Apache


Artistic Archive

The Royal Academy of Fine Arts (KASK) was founded by painter Ph. K. Marissal in 1751. 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, Gaston Eysselinck, 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

Zines

In the summer of 2018 Kunstenbibliotheek started its Zine collection to preserve recent & independent creations. This unique collection is constantly growing and we invite artists and writers to send us their self-published printed works.


Zine Collection (selection)