The Kippenberger Challenge (7.45 Books) Tour

De Appel, Amsterdam, 10 May – 12 June 2016; Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam, 1 September – 30 September 2016; Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, 7 October – 31 October 2016

The Kippenberger Challenge (7.45 Books) Tour
The Kippenberger Challenge (7.45 Books) Tour
The Kippenberger Challenge (7.45 Books) Tour
The Kippenberger Challenge (7.45 Books) Tour
The Kippenberger Challenge (7.45 Books) Tour
The Kippenberger Challenge (7.45 Books) Tour
The Kippenberger Challenge (7.45 Books) Tour
The Kippenberger Challenge (7.45 Books) Tour
The Kippenberger Challenge (7.45 Books) Tour
The Kippenberger Challenge (7.45 Books) Tour
The Kippenberger Challenge (7.45 Books) Tour
The Kippenberger Challenge (7.45 Books) Tour
The Kippenberger Challenge (7.45 Books) Tour
The Kippenberger Challenge (7.45 Books) Tour
The Kippenberger Challenge (7.45 Books) Tour
The Kippenberger Challenge (7.45 Books) Tour
The Kippenberger Challenge (7.45 Books) Tour
The Kippenberger Challenge (7.45 Books) Tour
The Kippenberger Challenge (7.45 Books) Tour
The Kippenberger Challenge (7.45 Books) Tour
The Kippenberger Challenge (7.45 Books) Tour
The Kippenberger Challenge (7.45 Books) Tour
The Kippenberger Challenge (7.45 Books) Tour
The Kippenberger Challenge (7.45 Books) Tour
The Kippenberger Challenge (7.45 Books) Tour
Commentary

The ‘think it today, make it tomorrow’ attitude of Martin Kippenberger was efficient and effective. It resulted in an annual average of 7.45 published books, catalogues and editions. The Kippenberger Challenge invites artists to implement this pace and style of work in one’s own artistic practice. The self-appointed participants take up The Kippenberger Challenge and fulfill 7.45 artist’s books in one year in order to explore the form of artists’ books and at the same time not to take it too seriously.

There’s a broad range of possibilities for what could be counted in the 7.45 book target: novels, artists’ books in an edition of 4 or 5000, a calender or a six page supplement in a magazine. The content is produced entirely by the participants. It is an ongoing challenge, join by contacting mail@sevenpointfourfivebooks.eu anytime to start the year of 7.45 printed output.

On view and browsable in the library on Tuesday and Wednesday (2 - 6 pm) is the growing collection of publications presented with a choice from the collection of de Appel by the Kippenberger Challenge participants; Alex Farrar, Harry Meadley, Katya Robin, David Steans, Josh Whitaker and Aylwin Greenwood Lambert. Joshua Hart and Lou Hazelwood are still in the year of the challenge. The Kippenberger Challenge presentation will travel and be presented at 6.45 more library collections in the Netherlands.

writings

Commissioned talk by Ilse van Rijn

thanks

Stéphanie Dondelinger, Nell Donkers, Marietta Dirker, Victoria Bardakou, Mondriaan Fonds, Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten

Alex Farrar
Born 1986, Leeds
Lives and works in Amsterdam and London

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☟ 13.9.19 – 12.10.19 [solo exhibition] Fall, slump, drop on a bedside cabinet in water with behavioural residue (painted violet) and collapse, slide, bottom-out beside low on a bookshelf, with sag on a folding table and slip on a bedside —both- in water, before behavioural residue (painted chartreuse), downswing under a broken curtain rail, and dip, crash, flat on a chest of drawers partially in water [solo exhibition], Bloc Projects, Sheffield
⤷ private view 13.9.19
⤷ in conversation on 2.10.19
⤷ press: Our Favourite Places
☞ 27.9.19 – 2.11.19 [solo exhibition] The exhibition will be titled after its installation, SE8 Gallery, London
⤷ private view on 27.9.19
⤷ finissage/book launch on 2.11.19
☞ 9.7.20 - 19.7.20 [exhibition/commission] Walk&Talk, São Miguel, Azores
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☜ 5.7.19 - 21.7.19 [residency] Walk&Talk, São Miguel, Azores
☜ 1.5.17 – 1.5.19 [award/grant] For two years my work is generously supported by a grant for established artists from the Mondriaan Fund
☜ 15.2.19 – 31.3.19 [solo exhibition] Ecstatic, darkling with lofty, fumble/ Reverie, angst, bumble and grumble/ Lucid, limned with Rubin’s cornice and fifteen-odd semblable stumps, Dürst Britt & Mayhew, The Hague
☜ 5.3.19 – 31.3.19 [group exhibition] Double Negative, @ChaShaMa, NYC, New York, curated by Darling Green
☜︎ 7.2.19 – 10.2.19 [solo presentation] Art Rotterdam w/Dürst Britt & Mayhew, Rotterdam
☜︎ 11.9.18 – 14.3.19 [guest artist-teacher] Fine Art Department, Royal Academy of Art, The Hague
☜︎ 25.8.18 – 28.10.18 [residency/duo exhibition] Being as Becoming, Onomatopee, Eindhoven, with Philippine Hoegen, curated by Freek Lomme
☜︎ 10.5.18 – 23.6.18 [group exhibition] British Summer Time, Copperfield, London with Larry Achiampong, Ewa Axelrad, Joe Fletcher Orr, Rowena Harris, Jasleen Kaur, littlewhitehead
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