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Encyclopedia of Fictional Artists (1605 – today) is a publication by Koen Brams, who together with co-editors developed a compilation of biographies from fictional artists as presented in world literature. Although previously published and distributed as literature, this compilation provokes the perception of the art context as a descriptive and historical narrative and is therefore to be seen as a conceptual framework for potential artistic additions.

Edited by Koen Brams

The Addition is a separate compilation of autonomous responses towards the encyclopedic book whose content remains descriptive and informative. Serving as a collection of artistic contributions, The Addition cryptically unfolds and (de) constructs the ways in which fiction manifests itself within language and artistic production.

With contributions by Alan Abel, Antinomian Press, Bik Van der Pol, Michael Blum, Heman Chong,
 George Cup & Steve Elliott, Keren Cytter, Chris Evans (i.c.w. Will Bradley & Tirdad Zolghadr), Ryan Gander, Gruppo Parole e Immagini, Will Holder,
John Fare Estate, K.D., Matthieu Laurette, Gabriel Lester, Benoît Maire,
Oscar Neuestern, Adam Pendleton, Michael Portnoy & Olivier Sudden, Roee Rosen, Alexandre Singh, Uqbar Foundation, Barbara Visser

Edited by Krist Gruijthuijsen


Kunstverein and de Appel arts centre

ISBN: 978-3-03764-123-1

With generous support by the Mondriaan Foundation, the Flemish Literature Fund, and the Foundation for the Production and Translation of Dutch Literature

For further information and (pre)orders please contact:

JRP|Ringier Kunstverlag AG
Letzigraben 134
CH–8047 Zürich
T +41 (0) 43 311 27 56
F +41 (0) 43 311 27 51

Ruyschstraat 4 III
NL–1091 CB, Amsterdam
T +31 (0) 20 427 76 03

de Appel arts centre
P.O. BOX 10764
NL–1001 ET, Amsterdam
T +31 (0) 20 625 56 51

Kunstverein / de Appel arts centre / JRP Ringier