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The Standard Book of Noun-Verb Exhibition Grammar

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The Standard Book of Noun-Verb Exhibition Grammar is a partial compendium of the different modes of being that inhabit exhibitions. These different modes of being, often placed outside the realm of art objects proper, are described and activated here as crucial players in the world of contemporary art. Maximizing a poetic resourcefulness, this book proposes the exhibition as an ecology full of things that are infinitely more dimensional than their ascribed functionality would lead us to believe, and creates a space where species meet, where ontological and epistemological registers clash, overlap, and contaminate each other, where the living and inert, organic and inorganic exchange properties, qualities, and performances. Ultimately this book aims to show that what revolves around, within, and beyond any given system, resolves to be just as serious and important as what that system aims to convey.

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Niekolaas Johannes Lekkerkerk / The Office for Curating, 2017

The Standard Book of Noun-Verb Exhibition Grammar

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The Standard Book of Noun-Verb Exhibition Grammar is a partial compendium of the different modes of being that inhabit exhibitions. These different modes of being, often placed outside the realm of art objects proper, are described and activated here as crucial players in the world of contemporary art.

Maximizing a poetic resourcefulness, this book proposes the exhibition as an ecology full of things that are infinitely more dimensional than their ascribed functionality would lead us to believe, and creates a space where species meet, where ontological and epistemological registers clash, overlap, and contaminate each other, where the living and inert, organic and inorganic exchange properties, qualities, and performances.

Ultimately this book aims to show that what revolves around, within, and beyond any given system, resolves to be just as serious and important as what that system aims to convey.

A project by Niekolaas Johannes Lekkerkerk / The Office for Curating with text contribution by Timotheus Vermeulen and drawings by Tim Hollander.

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A project by Niekolaas Johannes Lekkerkerk / The Office for Curating
Edited by Publication Services
Text contribution by Timotheus Vermeulen
Drawings by Tim Hollander
Designed by Sonia Dominguez
Proofread by Publication Services
Project managed by Sanne Goudriaan

 

Made possible thanks to the generous support of the Mondriaan Fund and the Creative Industries Fund NL.

 

 

Type
softcover
Dimensions
210 x 150 mm / 8 x 6 inches portrait
Pages
182
ISBN
978-94-91677-74-8
Editor
Niekolaas Johannes Lekkerkerk / The Office for Curating
Author
Niekolaas Johannes Lekkerkerk. Afterword by Timotheus Vermeulen.
Graphic
Sonia Dominguez
Language
English
Binding
sewn and glued
Paper
Cover: 240 grams Consellation Snow E07 Martellata. Inside paper: 100 grams Munken Kristall Rough.
Edition
1.100
Color
black/white
Printer
Art Libro / Drukkerij Roelofs
Image specs
3 spread black/white images. 28 single page black/white images.
Proofreader
Publication Services
Illustrator
Tim Holander
Photography of the book
Blickfanger
Curator
Niekolaas Johannes Lekkerkerk / The Office for Curating
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THE PEOPLE WHO’VE WORKED ON THIS PROJECT

  • Niekolaas Johannes Lekkerkerk / The Office for Curating curator, editor website