2 december 2010

ArtistBook International 2010 Paris


This years ArtistBook International takes place from 17 - 19 December 2010. The gallery participates in this fair and You will find us in the centre of Paris at Centre Pompidou.

Opening: Friday 17 December from 2 pm to 10 pm
Public Hours: Saturday 18 & Sunday 19 December from 11am to 8pm // Free Entrance

Location: Centre Pompidou, Forum -1. Paris.

(Robin Waart, Thinking in Pictures)

25 november 2010

Exhibition Robin Waart Extended until December 4th

Johan Deumens Gallery: It's hard to stop beginning

The exhibition by Robin Waart It's hard to stop beginning is extended until December 4th 2010. Visit us at Donkere Spaarne 32 in Haarlem !

'Part one' The first in a series of works looking into what beginning (and ending) means – Part one is a collection of pages from English books and (mostly) novels, featuring only the words Part one/Part I/Part etc.

4 november 2010

Visit us at E/AB Fair '10 !

Johan Deumens Gallery at E/AB FAIR
/ 4th Floor, booth nr. 57. (see location plan )
4-7 November 2010

www.artists-editions.info/info eab.pdf


21 oktober 2010

Upcoming Fair for Editions and Artists' Books NY

The first weekend of November the Gallery participates in the Editions/Artists' Books Fair '10 in Chelsea New York.

We will present work by Annesas Appel, Christiane Baumgartner, Charlotte Dumas, Anett Frontzek, Anouk Kruithof, Cary Markerink, Sarah van Sonsbeeck, Elisabeth Tonnard, Yvonne Dröge Wendel, Mariken Wessels.

Location: 548 West 22nd Street, former Dia / X Initiative, NYC, USA.

14 oktober 2010

This Weekend: Multiplied at Christie's London

In case you are planning to go to the Frieze Art Fair in London,
I like to invite you for Multiplied at Christie’s, South Kensington.

Frieze Art Fair: 14 – 17th October, Regent’s Park
Multiplied / Contemporary Editions Fair, 15 – 18th Oct. Christie’s, South Kensington / 85 Old Brompton Road

I look forward to welcome you.
All best,



17 september 2010

4 augustus 2010

It's hard to stop beginning

The gallery presents an exhibition by Robin Waart.
From September 17 until October 29 2010.

Opening Friday September 17, 7pm - 9pm. Location: Donkere Spaarne 32, Haarlem.

Part one. The first in a series of works looking into what beginning (and ending) means – Part one is a collection of pages from English books and (mostly) novels, featuring only the words Part one/Part I/Part etc.

We start things all the time. A train of thought, conversations, love affairs. Often we don’t even know how and when until it has already happened.
In fact ‘to start something’ describes much more of a process than just an onset.
This is what Part one is about. About collecting and not being able to track down where and when a collection starts, about failing to predict the moment it will stop. Because there is no such thing as completeness, because collecting always involves repetition. And because if you keep on repeating something, tracing it back to its origin becomes more and more difficult.
The publication is printed in a limited edition of 101 numbered copies, each reproducing 101 Part ones. It is a collection of pages from English books and (mostly) novels, featuring only the words Part one / Part 1. Each book contains one of the yellowed or faded originals, implying the process of collecting has to start all over again. Not just because a collection is never complete – just because it’s hard, maybe impossible, to stop beginning.
(quotations, Robin Waart, 2010)

The exhibition 'It's hard to stop beginning' is also part of Madness & Arts Festival 2010 which after Toronto (2003) and Münster (2006) will be taking place in Haarlem from 24 September through 3 October, 2010.

15 juli 2010

3e International Madness & Arts Festival

From the 24th of September to the 3rd of October 2010 the Madness & Arts Festival will focus on the encounter of madness with arts. Is there a correlation between madness and arts? How do artists acknowledge madness and how does their work influence the way we think about people with psychological disturbances? For ten days, the festival explores these questions within a comprehensive multidisciplinary programme including theatre, dance, film, music, visual arts, literature and poetry. The public meeting (symposium) and the educational programme open up “madness” for discussion.

The gallery participates in this festival and will show work by Robin Waart.

24 - 27 September :The London Art Book Fair 2010

The Gallery will participate in The London Art Book Fair at the Whitechapel Gallery in London. This is an annual event hosted by the Whitechapel Gallery in association with Marcus Campbell Art Books.
The London Art Book Fair will present the work of 90 international arts publishing houses, galleries, magazines, colleges, rare book dealers and distributors alongside a wider associated programme of talks and events.

Christiane Fichtner - Christiane Fichtner

Elisabeth Tonnard - In this Dark Wood / Mariken Wessels - Queen Ann, PS. Belly Cut Off

At this fair we will show books and editions by: Laurence Aëgerter - Annesas Appel - Frans Baake - Christiane Baumgartner - Henze Boekhout - Charlotte Dumas - Christiane Fichtner - Anett Frontzek - Ksenia Galiaeva - Takako Hamano - Paul Heimbach - Anouk Kruithof - Louis Luthi - Cary Markerink - Martin Peulen - Hans Scholten - Sarah van Sonsbeeck - Peter Spaans - Elisabeth Tonnard - Hans Waanders - Mariken Wessels - Luuk Wilmering - Alicja Werbachowska - Edition Jacob Samuel; Mona Hatoum - Josiah McElheny - Anish Kapoor - Matthew Monahan.

The Fair will be open to the public from Friday 24 - Sunday 26 September, with a private view on Thursday 23 September for collectors, dealers and the arts and literary press.
Address: Whitechapel Gallery 77-82 Whitechapel High Street LondonE1 7QX UK

14 juli 2010

Gallery in Residence

We are invited to be Gallery in Residence for the upcoming year at the Spinnerei in Leipzig. The first presentation will take place during the Autumn Gallery Tour on September 11 and 12 2010. We are showing a selection of books and editions especially works by Annesas Appel, Aline Thomassen and Luuk Wilmering.
Autumn Gallery Tour: Saturday September 11, 11 am - 9 pm. Sunday September 12, 11 am - 6 pm.

Show: "to the limit"
11 September - 21 November 2010.
Artists: Annesas Appel, Aline Thomassen, Luuk Wilmering And a selection of editions, prints and artists' books by Laurence Aëgerter, Christiane Baumgartner, Mona Hatoum, Paul Heimbach, Arturo Herrera, Anouk Kruithof, Barry Le Va, Cary Markerink, Josiah McElheny, Matthew Monahan, Elisabeth Tonnard, Hans Waanders, Alicja Werbachowska, Mariken Wessels and Ulay.

Here you can have look on their website http://www.spinnerei.de/

( Photo: Thomas_Riese )

13 juli 2010

Summer Break

From June 26 until September 1st 2010 the gallery can only be visited by appointment. Have a good summer !

3 juni 2010

Ulay's Historical Oeuvre on show until July 2nd

The presentation consists of unique vintage Polaroids and never shown before photographic works, portfolio-cassettes, facsimiles, objects & editions and artists books.
In addition to this selection, several works from the collaborative period with marina Abramovic will be presented.

Presentation extended until July 2nd 2010.
Only by appointment, please phone +31(0)6 22 45 15 45

Adres: Willemsparkweg 191, 1071 HA Amsterdam. MB Art Agency project space.

21 mei 2010

Nieuwsbrief Art Amsterdam STAND 067

On the Art Amsterdam we have shown work of Christiane Baumgartner (Leipzig) Anett Frontzek (Dortmund/Winterthur), Paul Heimbach (Keulen), Arturo Herrera (New York/Berlijn)

Editions & Books of Laurence Aëgerter, Kasper Andreasen, Annesas Appel, Frans Baake, Christiane Fichtner, Takako Hamano, Marlies Appel, Mona Hatoum, Anouk Kruithof, Cary Markerink, Josiah McElheny, Mathew Monahan, Elisabeth Tonnard, herman de vries, Caroline Waltman, Alicja Werbachowska, Mariken Wessels , Ton Zwerver, Ulay and Juan Uslé.

And a book presentation of Mariken Wessels. Queen Ann. P.S. Belly cut off, 2010.Published by Alauda Publications, Amsterdam.

1 mei 2010

Edition Jacob Samuel - Outside the Box

Exhibition at the Hammer Museum, starting May 23 2010

"The Edition Jacob Samuel archive has been jointly acquired by the Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts at the Hammer Museum (UCLA) and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The archive comprises approximately 800 pieces including one copy of all EJS publications, selected Litho Shop and Lapis publications as well as prints done for other publishers and benefit prints that were produced for museums and charities. There are also working proofs and trial proofs from a number of projects. An exhibition of EJS publications comprising over 600 prints is on show now at the Hammer Museum. An EJS catalogue raisonne will be published by LACMA and the Hammer after the exhibition."


Exhibition Artists & Books - Selecties & Collecties extended until June 26

7 maart 2010

Exhibition in the gallery

Johan Deumens Gallery presents 'Memory Traces' by Cary Markerink.
Book Launch and exhibition on friday March 5th from 6 - 9 pm in the Gallery, Donkere Spaarne 32 Haarlem.
At 6 pm Hans Aarsman will be in conversation with Cary Markerink.

Memory Traces is a recent publication, in which Markerink relates to notions about landscape, culture, history and memory. Memory Traces is an unconventional photo-book, composed to be an experience, in which a selection of landscape photographs are combined with a multi-layered range of texts including exerpts from traveloques, 'written photographs' and a short story situated in the art-world which, among other things, deals with 'The Artification of Photography' and 'The End of Silver-based Photography'.
The publication consists of the book Memory Traces and two smaller books; Höffding Step and Dark Star. Presented in a special box. The large format photographs were made in Sarajevo; Hiroshima and Nagasaki; Berlin, Bitterfeld-Wolfen and Ronneburg; Bikini Islands and Nam Island; Chernobyl; Khe San and My Lai.
Photography & text Cary Markerink, Amsterdam.
Designed by Irma Boom Office, Amsterdam
Published by Ideas on Paper, Amsterdam, 2009.
Printed by 1455 Fine Art Printers, Hasselt.

See NRC Handelsblad, Cultureel supplement, Friday, Februari 5, 2010 and de Volkskrant, Thursday, March 4, 2010

To mark both the presentation and exhibition, a portfolio - exclusive to the Johan Deumens Gallery - is being issued, comprising three photographs and a copy of the book which includes a unique Polaroid image from this project. In an edition of 9 copies.

See review of this project at Dutch-Doc

15 januari 2010

Annesas Appel

Writing System; Rectangles (more images of Notebook on http://www.annesas.nl)


The inside out of a laptop: a visual analysis and notation

Annesas Appel calls it accidental that she happened to penetrate the hardware, the inside of her notebook, and was surprised by the structure of the components, especially the physical elements of the Printed Circuit Board. Its appearance made her think of a complex city with the different parts recalling architecture, infrastructure and language.
The project Notebook is the artist’s valiant attempt to chart and systematically record her visual fascination for the various forms of the hardware of her notebook. In her analysis of it she didn’t want to overlook any component. Every minute contact point or small connection had to be included. In order to do this, she deliberately, but gently, dismantled the laptop, reducing it to the basic components. It was an irreversible process with far-reaching consequences for both laptop and artist. For this project Appel made a pact with herself that she would bring the painstaking ‘excavation’ of her laptop to a satisfactory conclusion within a period of eighteen months. The process may be compared to the meditative life of a monk. The lengthy procedure involved her copying and categorising every component. What is special is that she mainly based her eight categories solely on aspects of form and generally didn’t concern herself with the functions of the components.
This extensive project led to a series of four consecutive artist’s books in which the entire process is visually logged. In the first book deconstruction, each component found in the notebook has been copied and depicted as a flat surface. The second book decode deciphers the various structures found on the Printed Circuit Board according to form, i.e. lines and rectangles. In this she worked systematically, examining each part for the occurrence of elements from her categories. The most labour-intensive book is writing system in which these decoded structures divided into eight categories are depicted line after line as a legible script. In many respects the result is amazing and unexpected. Associations with architecture recur, among others, in the series Flat Surfaces. The series of lines reveal a wealth and diversity of forms. Also an idea of quantity can be gained, both in the sense of frequent occurrence as well as rarity. In bringing together and systematically arranging similar-shaped components, a context is arrived at in which an observer could believe the work is about a still unknown script. The components are given the connotation of being characters, the meanings of which are as yet unknown: collecting and arranging blend into writing in the eyes of the observer.
Finally, the fourth in the series Index is the ‘log book’ for the entire art work, presenting a review and outline of the results.
It is a liberating thought that such devices can be definitively handed over to fine art and via a personal transformation acquire an unexpected new appeal.

Johan Deumens

notebook, 2009

The project culminated in a compound work of four consecutive artist’s books: deconstruction, decode, writing system and index plus a suite of six prints, all laid up in a handmade box.
Digitally printed on 45 grs. Shoji, handmade Japanese paper. The edition is 12 + 2 a.p.
Published by Annesas Appel. Haarlem The Netherlands, 2009.
Size of the books deconstruction: 28,6 x 19,7 cm, 160 pages. decode: 28,6 x 19,7 cm, 138 pages. writing system: 28,6 x 39,4 cm, 122 pages. index: 28,6 x 19,7 cm, pages 24. prints: 28,6 x 39,4 cm. Digital print on fine art paper 190 grs.

writing system print series, 2009

There are 8 different series: flat surfaces (10 prints), lines (24 prints), imprints (22 prints), circles (18 prints), dashes (12 prints), rectangles (16 prints), squares (10 prints), miscellaneous (9 prints). Include a title page.
Each series has been printed in a separate edition of 1, 2, 3 + 1 A.P. + 1 black version, and part of an edition of 3 complete writing series: I, II, III. Published by Annesas Appel, Haarlem, The Netherlands, 2009. Digital print on Smooth Fine Art Paper 190 grs.
Size of the paper: 28,6 x 39,4 cm.

14 januari 2010

Haarlems Dagblad 9/12/2009

Johan Deumens Gallery verfrist de blik en verruimt de geest

13 januari 2010

Individual co-ordinates

artists in winter residence

A road paved with fresh snow will bring you to the individual co-ordinates of:

Laurence Aëgerter – Kasper Andreasen – Marlies Appel – Luuk Wilmering - Ksenia Galiaeva – Sarah van Sonsbeeck – Mariken Wessels - Peter Spaans

The exhibition Individual Co-ordinates has been extended up to and including Saturday 6 February 2010

De tentoonstelling Individual Co-ordinates Is verlengd tot en met zaterdag 6 februari 2010

Artists Individual co-ordinates

Laurence Aëgerter

Le Louvre, 2008, Photographs.
INV. 3197-0803040946 (La Raie, Chardin)
C-print, edition: 3. Size: 98 x 126 cm / 39,37 x 49,61 inch.

Kasper Andreasen

Ronda Spain, 2009
Original drawing. Size 91,5 x 140 cm / 36,02 x 55,12 inch.

Marlies Appel

2d3d4d + K, 1997
Series of 8 coppery drawings.
Size: 30 x 30 cm / 11,81 x 11,81 inch.

Ksenia Galiaeva

Dacha, 2009
Book in an edition of 500 copies. 136 pages.
Special edition in an edition of 12 copies, book + an unique set of Photographs.
Size book: 17,5 x 24,5 cm / 6,89 x 9,65 inch.

Sarah van Sonsbeeck

Mental space - How my neighbours become buildings, 2009.
Book in edition of 30 copies in a special box.
Size book: 30 x 30 cm / 11,81 x 11,81 inch.

Peter Spaans

On the road too, 2009
Book in edition of 75 copies in a special box + a unique
set of 10 photographs. 1130 pages.
Size book: 12,5 x 21,5 x 9 cm / 4,92 x 8,46 x 3,54 inch.

Mariken Wessels

Elisabeth - I want to eat, 2008
Book in edition of 150 copies. 78 pages.
Special edition; Book + two prints in edition of 5 copies.
Size: 24 x 33 cm / 9,45 x 12,99 inch.

Luuk Wilmering

Cut Out, 2009, Al Quds Al-Arabi.
Edition of 17 original prints.

Size: 42 x 59,4 cm / 16,54 x 23,39 inch.

12 januari 2010

Arturo Herrera, Schloss, 2009

Schloss, a seven print series by Arturo Herrera combining scanned images (A. Racco) from the book Moderne Dekokunst in der konditorei with photo-engravings (A&G) of the artist’s interventions printed on Hahnemühle proofing and Somerset Satin 500g (J. Samuel & S. Gessow). Edition of 15 w/4 AP sets.
Edition Jacob Samuel, Santa Monica, 2009
Size of the box: 45,5 x 41 cm. 17.9 x 16,1 inches. Size of the paper: 42,5 x 37 cm. 16.7 x 14.6 inches. Size of the plate: 23 x 18 cm. 9.1 x 7.1 inches.

Schloss is an unusual work for Arturo Herrera, who is known primarily for large and small scale collage as well as murals, minimalist sculpture and drawings that reference Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

Herrera, originally from Venezuela, currently lives in Berlin, staying there after receiving a DAAD grant.

In mid-2009, while browsing in a Berlin flea market, he came upon a book on the fine art of pastry decoration published in 1925 containing numerous colour plates depicting outrageous cakes and ridiculously imaginative decorative elements. Edible objects as diverse as a turkish bedroom slipper made of marzipan to small cakes with the shape and coloring of roast chickens.

Herrera knew that he wanted to work with these images but rather than going in a familiar direction such as collage, he chose to make interventions using black ink applied with pen and brush.
The variety of these interventions ranges from a few subtle lines and marks to large black and grey ink washes that al but obscure the formal presentation of the pastry.

10 januari 2010

herman de vries - eschenau summer press publication

Charlotte Dumas - Heart Shaped Hole, Portfolio 2008

The portfolio Heart Shaped Hole is an edition by Johan Deumens and Charlotte Dumas. It contains two signed 20 x 25 cm colour prints of the series Heart Shaped Hole, edition of 40 copies. A publication of the same name was published by the artist in October 2008.

Abramovic & Ulay - Nightsea Crossing 1980 - 1987

Casette with 20 prints. Portfolio casette: 42.5 x 33.0 x 7 cm C-type prints, each 17.0 x 22.5 cm in passpartous: 31.5 x 41.5 cm. All signed by Marina Abramovic and Ulay. Includes 1 catalogue; Abramovic & Ulay, 'Modus Vivendi' 1985 and 1 artist's book 'El Dorado' with original drawings by the artists'.

more images and other works:

Hans Scholten - Urban Future

Aleppo 2006 September
(click to enlarge image)

Hans Scholten's Urban Future photography project investigates the rapid, chaotic development of large cities in Asia and the Middle East. Shot in bright daylight, his formal, black-and-white compositions offer a bleak view of China's modern skycrapers --as in Shanghai, from 2005-07 -- and traditional, nondescript housing -- Tehran, nr.2, taken during the same period -- in Lebanon, Syria, Iran and Azerbaijan. Built wherever developers desire, these buildings share a disregard for organized city planning and infrastructure.

Paul Heimbach - Komponisten

Group of 12 composers, in each case two designs on tracing paper, on the lower level date of birth, on the upper level the day of death, lying one above the other (blue for the day, red for the month, and yellow for the year, in consequence differently beginning).

John Cage 05.09.1912 - 12.08.1992
Morton Feldman 12.1.1926 - 3.9.1987

Henry Cowell 11.3.1897 - 10.12.1965