The Quarantine Series Book

The Quarantine Series Book


Photo: Maurice Scheltens

February 18, 2005

The Quarantine Series Book

Editors: Nina Folkersma, Femke Lutgerink, Luna Maurer
Design: Luna Maurer
Size: A4, 168 pages
ISBN 90-8546-025-5, 2005

Published by Artimo, Amsterdam
Distribution by Idea Books

Artists: Jan Christensen, Alain Declercq, Plamen Dejanoff, Juul Hondius, Borre Saethre, Jun’ya Yamaide.
Events: Yang Fudong, Kaleb de Groot, Like A Tim, Open Office, Planningtorock, Peter Stel, Tomoko Take, Type to the People!, Venice Biennial Documentary, Wonderwall.
Texts by: Peter Bil’ak, Oscar van den Boogaard, Nina Folkersma, Thomas Michelon, Macha Roesink, Jerome Sans, Jan Winkelmann.

‘The Quarantine Series Book’ is published in association with the Quarantine Series exhibitions program, held between June 2003 and June 2004, in the Quarantine Building in Amsterdam. The exhibitions program was an initiative of the Loods 6 Foundation.

Quarantine Series was initiated as a pilot project for a one-year period. The program took place in an exhibition space that is combined with a cafe. The main goal was to experiment with different exhibition models and to examine the capacities of art in the social context of a cafe. During the pilot phase Quarantine Series has realized a dynamic program focused on international contemporary art, sound art, pop culture, film, video, typography and graphic design.

‘The Quarantine Series Book’ offers an opportunity to get acquainted with work of artists who are already well-known internationally and who all produced a new work especially for the project space of Quarantine Series. Furthermore the book contributes to the debate about innovative exhibition models for contemporary art. On the basis of the experiences of Quarantine Series and other, related art institutes (for instance Palais de Tokyo, Paris) the discussion about the exhibition space as a ‘social area’ is pursued.

The book contains a text by curator Nina Folkersma, interviews with Thomas Michelon, Macha Roesink, Jerome Sans and Jan Winkelmann, a literary contribution by Oscar van den Boogaard and a text about typedesign by Peter Bil’ak.

Finally, the book presents a state of art of Dutch typography, designed by one of Holland’s most promising graphic designers: Luna Maurer. The design of the book is based upon the printed invitations of the Quarantine Series. These invitations consisted of coloured A4 sheets with a different, yet unpublished typeface by a typedesigner living in The Netherlands. The invitations were part of the exhibition program, serving as an additional ‘exhibition space’ for typography.

Book Launch:
Friday 18th February, 2005, 8 pm
6 short films about The Quarantine Series Book by the 6 artists of the solo exhibitions filmed in 6 different places: Jan Christensen (Seoul/Oslo), Alain Declercq (Parijs), Plamen Dejanoff (Wenen), Borre Saethre (Berlin/New York), Jun’y Yamaide (Fukuako, Japan) and Juul Hondius (Amsterdam)
a special performance with The Quarantine Series Book by performance artist Uta Eisenreich and Zhana Ivanova
photograph Maurice Scheltens
a choir of singers
drinks and music!
Loods 6 / Kompaszaal
KNSM-laan 311
1019 LB Amsterdam
+ 31 (0)20 418 2020
More info:
Nina Folkersma (curator Quarantine Series)

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