A Space for Books — Nieuwe Herengracht 11 Amsterdam

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05 — Stephan Keppel, Soft Copy Hard Copy

11 January — 11 April 2021

In 2018 Stephan Keppel started collecting works and stories of Amsterdam; the city where he lives, and works. The city is constantly changing, and so are the visible, invisible, social and historic structures. In ‘Soft Copy Hard Copy’ Stephan Keppel explores and organizes these structures, creating an organic index of the city. This book is part of Keppel’s ongoing research on the public space, urban structures and reproduction, and is combining his own photographs with re-photographed archival material, texts and other (online and offline) found footage.

For Enter Enter Stephan will expand his book into the project-space, creating installations based on the pages of the book, investigating the relation between the book and the space as a form of representation, and re-creation.

For his exhibition at Enter Enter Stephan Keppel made a limited edition of ‘Soft Copy Hard Copy’. Each edition includes a unique print which Stephan creates by overprinting a page of the original book with another page from the book. These 120 unique prints will be distributed over 120 books for this edition. Editions are wrapped, stamped, signed and numbered and randomly distributed. The edition is only available during the exhibition. The book is designed with Hans Gremmen and published by Fw:Books.

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04 — Printed Matter’s NY Art Book Fair, ROOM C

3 Sept. — 3 Oct. 2020

With the global cancellation of Art Book Fairs, publishers are missing an important opportunity to show their new titles. Printed Matter’s NY Art Book Fair is for most publishers one of the highlights in their year; celebrating new books, meeting colleagues, bookshops, and booklovers in general.
Printed Matter’s NY Art Book Fair, ROOM C is the re-creation of one of the rooms in Printed Matter’s annual NY Art Book Fair, which was supposed to happen this September, where you can browse and buy new publications by Roma Publications, Spector Books, Fw:Books, Art Paper Editions, Kodoji Press, Valiz, MACK, The Eriskay Connection, Onomatopee, Lugemik, Idea Books and Perimeter Editions. Open every Thur-Sat, from 12-5pm.

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03 — Read Books, Buy Books, Buy Local

Spring/Summer 2020

Due to Covid-19 Enter Enter is postponing all events. In the mean time: Read Books, Buy Books, Buy Local! Do not support big money, support instead passion and knowledge of art and books. Shops are slowly reopening and/or moved their activities online. Please consider supporting them. This free poster is provided by Enter Enter and Ideabooks, design by Hans Gremmen.

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02 — TEST PRESS, 20 Years of Student Publications 1999-2019

25 Jan. — 29 Feb. 2020

TEST PRESS is a display of student publications from the archive of designer, collector and teacher Henk Groenendijk. These publications have been produced by students of the Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam (NL) over a period of 20 years.
The publications in the archive have been collected as a byproduct to many years of teaching and balance on the fine line between the classroom and the world beyond education. They highlight a transition from what in the late 90s was referred to as ‘Dutch Design’, becoming more international and open, removed from an imposed national style. The archive is made up of more than 400 publications (often unique or produced in small print runs) and has a large variety of methods, aesthetics and topics ranging through language, typography, and contemporary visual culture to name a few.
For TEST PRESS, Henk Groenendijk is opening up this archive and putting it on full view. Within it are curated selections by a number of guests: Riet Wijnen (artist/curator, Amsterdam), Lies Ros (member of design studio Wild Plakken, Amsterdam), Åbäke (design collective, London/Paris), Kate Banar and Orin Bristow (graphic design graduates from the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague 2019; Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam 2018). Each selection offers its own, subjective view on the archive and in its own way proposes a different possibility of describing a canon. For the exhibition, a series of conversations filmed by Janna Meeus gives additional insight and reflection on the individual selections of the invitees. The catalogue collects transcripts of conversations with the guests and curators, as well as reproductions of the selected publications. The exhibition is edited and designed by curated and designed by Henk Groenendijk, Elisabeth Klement and Matthias Kreutzer.

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01 — Karel Martens, Re-Printed Matter, 60 Years of Books

26 Oct.— 20 Dec. 2019

The work of Karel Martens occupies an intriguing place in the present European art and design landscape. His work is both personal and experimental. At the same time, it is publicly answerable. Over the decades of his practice, Martens has been prolific as a designer of books. He has also made contributions in a wide range of design commissions: including stamps, coins, signs on buildings. Intimately connected with this design work has been his practice as an artist. This started with geometric and kinetic constructions, and developed in work with the very material of paper. Over a long period he has been making monoprints. This exhibition brings together for the first time all books which Karel Martens designed in his career. The exhibition is edited and designed by Roger Willems and Hans Gremmen.

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00 — Mark Nagtzaam ‘Regular Features’ and Mark Manders ‘Notional Newspapers’

29 June — 1 August 2019

Opening of our exhibition and studio space with a combined launch of two books by two of the founders of Roma Publications: Marc Nagtzaam and Mark Manders.

‘Regular Features’ by Marc Nagtzaam is an rtist book with text drawings by Marc Nagtzaam, made between 1992 and 2019. Complementary to the writings, 24 artists contributions on are inserted throughout the book. With contributions by Mark Manders, Louis Lüthi, Sue Tompkins, Stephan Keppel, Steve Van den Bosch, Nickel van Duijvenboden, Sophie Nys, Pierre Leguillon, Batia Suter, Experimental Jetset, Na Kim, Tim Hollander, Lily van der Stokker, Karin Herwegh, Karel Martens, Ruth Wolf-Rehfeldt, Kasper Andreasen, Jochen Lempert, gerlach en koop, Henri Jacobs, Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven, Marijn van Kreij, and Willem Oorebeek. As a continuation of the first Roma publication, (SOME), dating from 1998, this book marks the 20+ years anniversary of Roma Publications.

Mark Manders on ‘Notional Newspapers’: “I cannot use real newspapers, because my work would then be linked to a certain date and place in the world. All of my works appear as if they have just been made and were left behind by the person who made them. There is no difference between a work made twenty-four years ago or just a single day ago. Like the words in an encyclopedia, they are linked together in one big super-moment that is always attached to the here and now. The newspapers in this edition consist of all the existing words in the English language. Each word is used only once. The photos are taken in my studio and are mostly of studio dust. I try to avoid including language in the pictures. The newspapers I make are the opposite of On Kawara’s date paintings or Kurt Schwitters’ collages.”

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