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Alexis Gautier & Yueer Shen
Mulberry's Weight

Alexis Gautier & Yueer Shen
Mulberry's Weight

 

a ball of silk fibre on a walnut plinth, 2022
edition of 30
price: 250 EUR
CIAP members receive 10% discount

 

The edition can be ordered via email at: info@ciap.be

 

work in progress, photo: Alexis Gautier

 

Silkworms are excellent weavers, feeding off mulberry leaves to produce protein fibre that became one of the most sought-after materials in textile history. In only about a week, they can spin a continuous thread of silk of up to 900 meters. Yueer Shen is one of the few silk farmers in Tongxiang (China) who cultivate the tradition of raising silkworms to spin their silk as felt, over flat surfaces. Having invited a few silkworms to spin around a tennis ball, Yueer Shen and Alexis Gautier harvested a series of casts made of silk. The thirty balls vary in colour from white to golden yellow, a natural range depending on silkworms’ species. Each of these tender, yet surprisingly resilient objects is encased in a yellow box designed by the artist. The wooden bottom of each box can be easily transformed into a plinth, or a shelf, on which the work rests – or rather hovers – like a spectre of a sports trophy or a museum artefact.

 

The edition creates a playful connection between Gautier’s exhibition L’Heure de la Soupe at Museum M in Leuven (running until 20.03.22) and his upcoming project at FLACC/CIAP in Genk (opening on 21.05.22). During the finissage at M on 20.03.22, the artist is going to face his namesake, professional tennis player Alexis Gautier. During that special event, the edition will be ‘launched’ to ‘land’ at FLACC/CIAP’s court later this year.

 

 

Mullbery’s weight is a co-production of FLACC/CIAP and Museum M.

Marianne Berenhaut
Mine de rien

Marianne Berenhaut
Mine de rien

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publication, edition of 500
72 pages
languages: EN, NL, FR

2022

 

coming up soon

 

Marianne Berenhaut’s (1934, Brussels) diverse practice refuses to be pigeonholed. It expands in all directions, spanning at times tragic, romantic lyricism, critical feminist edge, dada humour, and imaginative juxtapositions worthy of surrealism… and it keeps changing.

Through a curious combination of exhibition images, previously unpublished archival material, and newly-commissioned essays, this book offers a glimpse into the many lives of Marianne Berenhaut’s works. It departs from the specific context of her solo exhibition ‘Mine de rien‘ at CIAP and C-mine in Genk, at the turn of 2021 and 2022, to arrive at different times and places. Whether touring with a theatre group, partaking in a feminist assembly, or turning up in a public park, her works have always been close to daily life, as if coming back to the very places they originated from.

 

 

With contributions by Louise Osieka, Barbara Cuglietta, Alicja Melzacka.

Graphic design by Hannah Sakai.

Photography by Michiel De Cleene.

Archival images courtesy of Marianne Berenhaut.

Produced and self-published by CIAP, C-mine and Dvir Gallery.

ISBN 9789464590609

 

 

Alexis Gautier
Moving with the shape of an eight

Alexis Gautier
Moving with the shape of an eight

artist book, edition of 1000, 2021

 

 

price 25 EUR

 

 

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Today, I am in the process of weaving a ‘book’ object with the work of Alexis Gautier. A slow weaving,… that speaks of a very different tempo, conjuring up a sense of spaciousness and possibility, with the intention not only to encourage other paces of engagement, but also to inspire and imagine the pursuit of a more holistic way of knowing oneself, encountering others, sharing knowledges and experiences, as well as evolving together toward harmonious and resilient forms of living. Editing does not exist through cuts but through movement, slow movement in which time becomes space and space becomes time. An arrow’s time, an arrow’s space.

 

The publication is co-produced by CIAP, Museum M (Leuven) and Track Report (Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp) on the occassion of Gautier’s show at M (17.09.21-20.03.22) and his upcoming project CIAP (May 2022).

 

Raf Buedts

Raf Buedts

lino-cut, 32 x 20cm, 20 ex

price 60 EUR

 

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Thomas Mazzarella

Thomas Mazzarella

gouache 01

 

gouache on paper, 10 unique pieces, 2015

3 pieces available

 

price 245 EUR

CIAP-members 225 EUR

 

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gouche 03

Ciel Grommen & Maximiliaan Royakkers
Verwarmde aarde, verstoorde grond

Ciel Grommen & Maximiliaan Royakkers
Verwarmde aarde, verstoorde grond

30 unique copies (+ 10 AP), 2018
clay produced by the artists from locally-gained minestone (sand, water, coal residue), recycled textile pouch

price: 275 EUR
CIAP members: 255 EUR

 

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The edition departs from the idea of a chaffeuse — a household item used to warm up one’s bed. After being heated up in an oven, the edition can be wrapped up in the pouch and held close to the body to transmit heat. The coal residue present in the bricks accelerates the baking process and accounts for the unique texture of the ceramics. Each piece is unique —  if you would like to choose your brick personally, you are welcome to make an appointment and visit us at C-mine.

 

Fia Cielen
Dusty Old Bones, Full of Green Dust II

Fia Cielen
Dusty Old Bones, Full of Green Dust II

 

screenprint on paper, 42 x 30 cm , 25 ex., 2009.

 

price: 150 EUR
CIAP members: 130 EUR

 

 

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Sasha Litvintseva & Beny Wagner
All Thoughts Fly
01.12.2021

Sasha Litvintseva & Beny Wagner
All Thoughts Fly
01.12.2021

 

price: 16 EUR

CIAP members: 12 EUR

language: English

 

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The publications will be available for shipment by the end of April.

 

All Thoughts Fly: Monster, Taxonomy, Film is a narrative assemblage of prose and image. At once historical, theoretical and personal, the book continues the authors’ inquiry into the curious presence of taxonomies of monsters at the heart of Early Modern European science. The word ‘monster’ comes from the Latin ‘monstrare’, meaning ‘to show’, ‘to demonstrate’, ‘to reveal’. Picking up on this etymology, the authors explore monsters as prisms for modes of seeing and deciphering the natural world. When treated as perceptual apparatus, the monster also becomes a means of probing the medium of film and its relationship to indexicality, chance, corporeality, and metamorphosis.

 

This book extends a multimedia project the authors began with their film A Demonstration (2020). The film’s underlying modular formal structure is here reconfigured and brought into new relations specific to the book as a medium. The book is designed by Christophe Clarijs, co-produced by CIAP, and published by Sonic Acts – an interdisciplinary art organisation based in Amsterdam.

 

 

 

 

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Rein Dufait
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07.08.2020

Rein Dufait
Boek der worstelingen: Sketchbook
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15 unique copies (of which 2 AP), 2018

 

price: 395 EUR
CIAP members: 375 EUR

 

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This edition was created in the context of the solo exhibition Van het Reiken en het Aarden (28.01 – 08.04.2018).

 

Leen Voet

Leen Voet

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26.6 x 13.7cm, 2006

25 copies

 

price: 399 EUR
CIAP members: 379 EUR

 

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Jean Marie Bytebier
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Jean Marie Bytebier
silkscreen

42 x 30 cm, 2001, 30 copies

 

price:  89 EUR

CIAP members: 69

 

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Gery De Smet
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Gery De Smet
silkscreen

44 x 30 cm,  2001,

30 copies

 

price:  89 EUR

CIAP members: 69 EUR

 

 

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Frederik van Simaey
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Frederik van Simaey
Open
13.12.2021–31.12.2022

Inkjet print 97x97cm, 2007

 

prijs: 200 EUR
leden: 180 EUR

 

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Aline Bouvy
Hello It's me*

Aline Bouvy
Hello It's me*

This edition was part of the solo exhibition The future of not working

by Aline Bouvy in CIAP (11.06 – 27.08.2017)

 

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Benoit van Innis

Benoit van Innis

silkscreen, 65cm x 48cm, 20 ex., 2003.

 

price: 199 EUR
CIAP members: 179 EUR

 

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Bart Van Dijck & Casper Fitzhue
URS GEEST
06–07.12.2019

Bart Van Dijck & Casper Fitzhue
URS GEEST
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Black clay, beeswax, grain Jenever, 200 ml, ‘bear herbs’, 30% vol alcohol, 2019

 

Distilled by Jenever expert Jan Kempeneers, 40 unique pieces (alcohol lot no. 1)

 

price: 125 EUR
CIAP members: 105 EUR

 

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