Friday Night, Stedelijk Book Club: Press! Print! Publish!
21.10.2016 – open at 19:00, lecture starts 20:30 at the lower level
Museumplein 10 Amsterdam
Let it keep secrets will soft launch by taking part in this first edition of the Stedelijk Book Club: Press! Print! Publish!
– book preview by Gerrit Jan de Rook : Michael Gibbs ‘All or nothing and other pages’
– lecture by Marga van Mechelen about Gibbs´ performances
– screening of video performance Deuxième poème Symboliste, 1979
book preview, presentation by Gerrit Jan de Rook
The last work Michael Gibbs made in his life is called ‘All or noting’.
Senior curator at the Tate Modern Andrew Wilsonand artist and researcher Gerrit Jan Rook used this title for the book they edited on his life and work.
Michael Gibbs ‘All or nothing and other pages’
edited by Gerrit Jan Rook and Andrew Wilson
First published 2016
Uniformbooks in association with Boekie Woekie
Copyright © Estate of Michael Gibbs, individual contributors.
7 Hillhead Terrace, Axminster, Devon EX13 5JL
Berenstraat 16, 1016 GH Amsterdam
Trade distribution in the UK by Central Books
Printed and bound by T J International, Padstow, Cornwall
The Art of Ventriloquism – Lecture by Marga van Mechelen about Gibbs´ performances
Around 1980 Michael Gibbs did performances in art institutes like International Sound Poetry Festival New York, ICC Antwerp, Bonnefanten Museum Maastricht, Werkstatt Oden Hannover, CEAC Toronto, De Appel Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum Schiedam.
Marga van Mechelen (dr. b. 1953) is a senior lecturer at the department of Modern and Contemporary Art, University of Amsterdam. She published widely on conceptual, performance, installation and digital new media art since the late seventies and on issues concerning historiography and visual theory in general, and visual semiotics and psycho-semiotics in particular.
Screening of video performance Deuxième poème Symboliste, 1979
Full programme Stedelijk Book Club: Press!Print!Publish!