November 2020

Through the book(s) Saturday November 21st, 16-20,

Copy, Tweak, Paste

From Saturday November 21st to Saturday December 12th, 4-8 pm; Book display inspired to Rob van Leijsen last publication Copy, Tweak, Paste: Methods of Appropriation in Re-enacted Artists’ Books and presentation of the books published by èditions clinamen.

On Saturday November 21st, on the occasion of the display’s first day Roxane Bovet, éditions clinamen, will spend the afternoon  with us in Leporello, while Rob will be available online from 6.30 pm for anybody who would like to have a talk with him. 

The book display supporting Through the book(s) #9: éditions clinamen and Copy, Tweak, Paste, Methods of appropriation in  re-enacted artists’ books by Rob van Leijsen, is compiled from new additions and backlist titles from the Leporello Archive.  

The selection encompasses some founding titles like Booktrek: Selected essays on artists’ books by Clive Phillpot, Various Small Books:  Referencing Various Small Books by Ed Ruscha by Jeff Brouws, Wendy Burton and Hermann and Hermann Zschiegner and Post-digital  Print by Alessandro Ludovico, that offer historical context and critical writing about book publishing and artists’ books in particular. 

Besides these theory books, a selection of facsimiles and bootlegs discussed in Copy, Tweak, Paste as well as more contemporary examples  from the Leporello archive will be presented. This list of re-enactment achievements by publishers and artists will be further exploited and  completed during the Wednesday takeover of Leporello’s Instagram account. 

On display in Leporello 

Copy, Tweak, Paste: Methods of Appropriation in Re-enacted Artists’ Books, Clinamen, 2020 

Artists’ books, which once allowed artists to avoid meddlesome institutions and galleries in producing and distributing artistic work, today  have a paradoxical existence. On the one hand, there are the extremely rare founding books, termed “first edition” or “original”, and, on  the other hand, there are “facsimile” editions, which entered the artist’s book realm to counteract the scarcity of the originals by offering  re-enactments and reinterpretations of famous titles. This essay underlines a curiosity for practices of appropriation by artists and publishers, and aims to expose methods and discourses in  the production of facsimile artists’ books. 

Artists’ books reviewed in Copy, Tweak, Paste 

AAVV, July, August, September 2012, Greatest hits, Berlin, 2012 

Ian Burn et al., The Fox, The Everyday Press, 2009 

Jan Dibbets, Robin redbreast’s Territory/ Sculpture 1969, Éditions Zédélé, Brest, 2014 

Eric Doeringer, Some Los Angeles Apartments, selfpublished, 2009 

Eric Doeringer, Arcs circles & grids, Copycat Publications, 2011 

Yves Klein, The foudations of Judo, The Everyday Press, 2009 

Michalis Pichler, Twentysix Gasoline Stations, Greatest hits, Berlin / Printed matter, NY, 2009 

Lawrence Weiner, Green as well as blue as well as red, Éditions Zédélé, Brest 2012.

Books published by Rob van Leijsen 

Art Handling in Oblivion, edition fink, 2014 

The Drone Chronicles 2001 – 2016, éditions Centre de la photographie Genève/Spector Books, 2019 

Books published by éditions clinamen 

Kayije Kagame & Grace Seri, Sans Grace, Clinamen, 2020 

Lauren Schmid et Roxane Bovet (eds.), A-Sides – A cosmology of audio editions by artists around the Arc Lémanique region,  Clinamen & HEAD-Geneva, 2020 

Camille Dumond, The filming not the Film, Clinamen, 2020 

Margaret Lucas Cavendish, Lucas Cantori (ed.), Considérations sur la philosophie expérimentale (ciel), Clinamen, 2019

Lauren Huret & Pacôme Thiellement, L’âge des techniciens, Clinamen, 2017 

Yoan Mudry, Roxane Bovet, Lucas Cantori, Yoan Mudry, Loops, Clinamen, 2017 

Kim Seob Boninsegni, Hwabyeong, Clinamen, 2017 

Raphaële Bidault-Waddington et Sylvain Menétrey, Semiospace, A Spaced Out Artistic Experiment, Clinamen 2016

Ilya Prigogine, Temps à devenir, à propos de l’histoire du temps, Clinamen, 2016 Roxane Bovet (ed.), Screamscape, Clinamen, 2015

Ilya Prigogine, Temps à devenir, à propos de l’histoire du temps, Clinamen, 2016 Roxane Bovet (ed.), 

Screamscape, Clinamen, 2015

Book selected in and out Leporello by Rob, Roxane and Chiara 

Ed Ruscha, Los Angeles Apartments,Steidl, 2013