independence of character
novel figures perpetrating disappearance
Freek Lomme & Lieven De Boeck (Eds.)
Belgian artist Lieven de Boeck (b. 1971) explores the public domain as daily reality and context for art practice through his ongoing project, “the dictionary of space.” This fully illustrated, thoughtful and poetic artist’s book featuring a cover with a mysterious die-stamped inscription develops in text and image architectural themes and concepts including occupation, appropriation, border, territory, representation and identity. As the universal and the relative collide in our cultural landscape, space opens for poetic engagement. In this context, de Boeck’s artistic gestures stand out as a language, a breath, a code where identity performs for us. In this elegant publication, we are invited to explore the artist’s disciplined development of his themes in a variety of media from sculpture, models, and installations to publications, videos, graphic arts and more. With essays on individual works by curator Pascal Neveux, writer Jamal Mahjoub, philosopher and writer Jannah Loontjens and curators Andre Gordts and Tanguy Eeckhout, and an interview with the artist by Univ. of Brussel’s radio host Chantal Pattyn.
6 ½ x 9 ¼ in. / 216 pp / 17 b&w and 71 color
Retail Price: $35.00