24 x 33 cm, 330 pages, ISBN 9789490800345, € 55, edition of 1000 copies
Through people she met on a journey through the United States, artist Mariken Wessels gained access to the studio and the entire archive of Henry, as well as full consent over its use. She started redacting the work and arranging it into an artist's book, in which the audience will be invited to a journey into Henry’s life and his vision of his former wife and muse Martha.Taking Off is a real picture story of a failed marriage, sexual frustration and voyeurism. An extraordinary amount of photographs and cut-up collages comprise an archival vertigo of amateur nude art.
Specifications of the photo book:
Taking Off. Henry my neighbor / 2015
Dimensions 24 cm x 33 cm
Limited edition of 25 copies
The book can be purchased directly from the artist or at various bookshops around the world, among which Athenaeum, Stedelijk Museum museumshop, Idea books, Motta, Photo-Eye USA, Photobook Corner Lisbon and many more. The limited edition can be purchased directly from the artist via e-mail or from the Johan Deumens Gallery.
The artist book Taking Off was launched on May 22, 2015, at Offprint London, Tate Modern and May 28, 2015 at Amsterdam Art Fair. The book, published by APE (Art Paper Editions), is of the same format as Elisabeth – I want to eat (2008) and Queen Ann. P.S. Belly cut off (2010), the artist’s books with which it forms an open trilogy.
As displayed in the Athenaeum book shop, Amsterdam, The Netherlands:
Foam Fotografiemuseum in collaboration with Galerie De Schans, consisting of Abel Minnée, Bonne Reijn and Guus Kaandorp, holds at the invitation of the photo festival Rencontres de la Photographie in Arles, the fourth edition of De Fotokopie exhibition. At the exhibition visitors have the opportunity to buy a photocopy of an original print.
Participating artists: Moyra Davey & Jason Simon, Batia Suter, Awoiska vd Molen, Jason Fulford, Broomberg & Chanarin, Paul Paper, Mariken Wessels, Daisuke Yokota, Onorato & Krebs, Joachim Brohm, Heidi Specker, Alexander Rosenkranz, Alec Soth, Nigel Shafran, Ron Jude, Thomas Mailaender, Lukas Wassmann.
Date: July 10th until July 12th, 2015
Les Rencontres d'Arles
34 rue du docteur Fanton
Kunstvereniging Diepenheim celebrates its 25 years jubilee with a group exhibition. Drawing Centre Diepenheim will show new works on paper of more than 160 artists that have exhibited at Diepenheim in the past.
Date: June 27th until September 5th, 2015
Opening: June 27, 15:00 (register before 20th at kunstvereniging.nl)
Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 11:00 - 17:00
7478 AA Diepenheim
Mariken Wessels will present her latest artist book Taking Off. Henry my neighbor at the Amsterdam Art Fair with the Johan Deumens Gallery. Next to the new book, Johan Deumens will feature other works bij Mariken Wessels during the art fair.
Taking Off, published by APE (Art Paper Editions), is of the same format as Elisabeth – I want to eat (2008) and Queen Ann. P.S. Belly cut off (2010), the artist’s books with which it forms an open trilogy. A presales edition of limited 100 copies with signed, folded A0 poster included is available here. A special edition of 25 will be available as of late May (e-mail for requests).
Book presentation: 28 May 2015
Visiting Dates: 27 – 31 May 2015
Location: Kunsthal Citroën, Amsterdam
1076 CM Amsterdam
The artist book Taking Off. Henry my neighbor will be launched on May 22, 2015, at Offprint London, Tate Modern. Offprint London is an art publishing fair, with a focus on photobooks, taking place in Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall to coincide with Photo London. Approximately 150 artists, independent and self-publishers will take part.
The book, published by APE (Art Paper Editions), is of the same format as Elisabeth – I want to eat (2008) and Queen Ann. P.S. Belly cut off (2010), the artist’s books with which it forms an open trilogy. A presales edition of limited 100 copies with signed, folded A0 poster included is available here. A special edition of 25 will be available as of late May (e-mail for requests).
Book launch: May 22, 2015
Location: Offprint London, Tate Modern
Friday 22 May 2015, 18.00 – 20.00
Saturday 23 May 2015, 12.00 – 20.00
Sunday 24 May 2015, 12.00 – 18.00
Monday 25 May 2015, 12.00 – 18.00
Bankside, SE1 9TG
Mariken Wessels' artist books Queen Ann, Who and Keepsake/Monument will be presented at the exhibition Sequence 1 – Dutch artist's books in international perspective. The exhibition, organized by Academie Minerva, Henk Woudsma and Groninger Museum, has been compiled from two extensive collections of artist's books, from private collector Henk Woudsma and the collection of the Groninger Museum. Both collections agree in one key aspect: their starting point is conceptual art from the 1960s and 70s. The collection of the Groninger Museum is limited to the period 1960-1980, an era in which the artist's book was reinvented and a foundation was laid for a new canon of the artist's book. Woudsma's collection is largely focused on the Dutch artist's book and runs until the present day.
The exhibition is accompanied by a publication with book descriptions and short films about all exhibited books.
Date: 12–27 March 2015
Location: Academie Minerva
Opening hours: Monday thru Thursday 9 am – 9 pm / Friday 9 am – 5 pm
Johan Deumens Gallery will present a selection of works from Mariken Wessels at the first book fair of the new year at the Stedelijk, with a special selection of art books from the exhibition On The Move: Storytelling in Contemporary Photography and Graphic Design.
Date: 17–18 January 2015
Location: Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam