BOOOOOKS invites a single arts publisher at a time and presents a selection of their work. For the third season, a collection from British-Belgian publisher Occasional Papers is presented. Occasional Papers is a non-profit publisher of affordable books devoted to the histories of architecture, art, design, film and literature. Founded in 2008 by Sara De Bondt and Antony Hudek, recent titles include Off the Grid: Histories of Belgian graphic design and a second edition of Seeing Things: Collected Writing on Art, Craft and Design
Join us in our bookshop and garden for a conversation between two designers and publishers who have each become a key presence in the world of art book publishing.
Dutch designer, curator and publisher Peter Foolen began his life in publishing in the 1980s. Since 2007 he has worked as an independent designer and publisher under the name Peter Foolen Editions, working closely with contemporary artists such as herman de vries, Roger Ackling, Alan Charlton, Laurie Clark & Thomas A Clark, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Lesley Foxcroft, Hamish Fulton, Callum Innes, Peter Liversidge, Richard Long, Carol Robertson, Trevor Sutton, Ian Whittlesea and Nono Reinhold, to realise and publish works across various formats such as books, objects, prints and portfolios.
Sara De Bondt is a graphic designer, teacher, and publisher. Since 2002, she has designed books and projects for artists and cultural institutions such as Franz Erhard Walther, Mark Leckey, Rachel Rose, Rosalind Nashashibi, Tate, WIELS, Liverpool Biennial, Camden Arts Centre, Guggenheim, Barbican and many more. In 2008, she founded non-profit publishing house Occasional Papers together with Antony Hudek, and since then has edited a number of its books, including The Form of the Book Book, Graphic Design: History in the Writing (1983–2011) and Off the Grid: Histories of Belgian graphic design.
A wide selection of titles from Peter Foolen Editions and Occasional papers will be on display and available for sale.
Frans Masereel Centrum, in collaboration with BOOOOOKS, invites you for a toast to the brand new publication 'DE-AD' (2022) by Wim Cuyvers on Sunday, May 29th.
During the presentation and artist talk at bookshop and cultural platform BOOOOOKS, architect-artist-writer Cuyvers will discuss all the publications he has made and contributed to until now, focusing on the substantive aspects, as well as the formal and (sometimes hidden) structural choices of his work. He will also look ahead to the upcoming publication 'Montavoies' ,which, like 'L'Autre' and 'DE-AD', will be published by the Frans Masereel Centrum.
'DE-AD' can be seen as the sequel to the successful book 'Text over Text' from 2005. This time, however, Cuyvers not only bundles essays, but also drawings of architectural projects that were never executed. In this way, Cuyvers gives an overview of the spaces he has searched and searches for, abstracting and naming the elements that characterize those spaces, while, on the other hand, making explicit his world view.