RECENTLY AND CURRENTLY CURATED 

EXHIBITIONS

 

 

 

DISONATA. ART IN SOUND UP TO 1980 

Organized by: Museo Reina Sofia Madrid

22 September - 1 March 2021 

Karel Appel in Phonogram Studio during de project Musique barbare (detail), 1963. Photo B&W. Nederlands Fotomuseum, © Ed van der Elsken
Karel Appel in Phonogram Studio during de project Musique barbare (detail), 1963. Photo B&W. Nederlands Fotomuseum, © Ed van der Elsken
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EXHIBITION CATALOGUE

Available in Spanish or English:

- DISONATA. ARTE EN SONDO HASTA 1980

- DISONATA. ART IN SOUND UP TO 1980

254 pages 

With contributions by Javier Ariza, Ricardo Dal Farra, Arndt Niebisch, Christina De Simone and  by Maike Aden. 

Press dossier: Museo Reina Sofia

Reviews (selection):  El Pais


KONTAKT WITH GUY SCHRAENEN. ARTISTS' BOOKS, SOUND, FILM AND MORE
21 February - 5 June 2020 (extended until 11 September 2020)

Organized by: Museo Reina Sofía Madrid

Second venue, mid 2021: Centre for Artists' Publications / Museum Weserburg Bremen 

Exhibition Kontakt with Guy Schraenen, curated by Maike Aden
Guy Schraenen, Je est un autre, 1987. Private Collection Antwerp

Guy Schraenen (1941–2018) was a gallery owner, publisher, collector, curator, investigator, author. He is probably best known as one of the key figures of a transboundary network of pioneering artists and activists who, from the end of the 1950s on, explored radical new  languages and ways of producing, multiplying, and disseminating artistic ideas and works. Long before established art institutions, critics, and art historians recognized the artistic value of artists' publications, Guy Schraenen treasured, published, exchanged, collected, and presented them to give “the opportunity to a public, kept ignorant by specialized media, to have knowledge”

The exhibition seeks to illustrate Guy Schraenen's various projects, approaches, and connections, starting with his activities as founder of the Galerie Kontakt. It displays works and documents of his publishing house Guy Schraenen éditeur, and of the Archive for Small Press & Communication, whist he ran with Anne Marsily. It also reflects his exhibitions, festivals, screenings, concerts, essays and radio programs as well as his projects as founder and curator of artists’ publication collections in several European museums. Altogether, it witnesses Schraenen’s deep concern to take an independent stance toward the canons of the established art system and to explore new territories. 

  

 

 


 

 

GAME, SET, MATCH.  THREE CONCEPTS OF THE ARTISTS' BOOK

Organized by: Museum Serralves, Porto, Portugal

28 June - 06 December 2019  

GAME, SET, MATCH, Museum Serralves 2019, Curator Maike Aden
Sol LeWitt: Lignes en quatre directions et toutes leurs combinaisons, Bordeaux, Capc Musée d’art contemporain, 1983, detail
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VINYL & CLIPS. SOUND COLLECTION GUY SCHRAENEN AND VIDEO CLIPS BY ARTISTS
Organized by the Frac Franche-Comté, Besançon, France

Curated together with Sylvie Zavatta

19 May 2019 - 22 September 2019

VINYL & CLIPS. SOUND COLLECTION GUY SCHRAENEN AND CLIPS BY ARTISTS,
Cover by Roy Lichtenstein (detail): I Cry for You, Bobby 'O, 1983
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Reviews (selection): Le Monde /// Les Inrockuptibles ///  Trax Magazine