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Stemming from the Barthean spirit of the 2017 opening show of Brazilian gallery Mendes Wood DM's new space in Brussels, this catalogue gathers new works by a selection of artists who participated in the inaugural exhibition. It also features a fictional history of the gallery by Oliver Basciano, associated with photographs by Mauro Restiffe.
Neither the book is a publication that arose from "Neither" the exhibition, curated by Fernanda Brenner in 2017 to inaugurate the Brussels gallery of Mendes Wood DM. Yet Neither the book is not a documentation of "Neither" the exhibition. Instead a selection of the artists who exhibited have been invited to produce new works for the page that, alongside a fictional history of the gallery's new European home, written by Oliver Basciano, mingle with a photographic commission from Mauro Restiffe. They, like the exhibition, evoke a space somewhere between moving in and feeling at home, a capturing of a place that was no longer a family abode and not yet a fully functioning commercial gallery. By taking this conscious pause—respecting the distance and the journey of an exhibition from idea to materialization to memory—Neither the book hovers and loops between proposal, scrapbook and diary.
With works by Adriano Costa, Alexandre da Cunha, Ana Mazzei, Anna Zacharoff, Christina Mackie, Christodoulos Panayiotou, Cibelle Cavalli Bastos, Dan Coopey, Daniel Steegmann Mangrané, Djordje Ozbolt, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster & Manuel Raeder, Dries Van Noten, Erika Verzutti, f.marquespenteado, Francesco João Scavarda, Franz West, Giulio Delvè, Hamza Halloubi, James Ensor, Jason Dodge, Joëlle Tuerlinckx, Kasper Bosmans, Katinka Bock, Laurent Dupont, Lawrence Weiner, Lucas Arruda, Luiz Roque, Mariana Castillo Deball, Matthew Lutz-Kinoy, Mauro Restiffe, Meriç Algün Ringborg, Michael Dean, Neïl Beloufa, Nick Mauss, Nicolas Deshayes, Nina Canell, Otobong Nkanga, Paloma Bosquê, Patricia Leite, Paul Sietsema, Rineke Dijkstra, Robert Janitz, Rodrigo Hernández, Rosemarie Trockel, Runo Lagomarsino, Sonia Gomes.

Published following the eponymous exhibition at Mendes Wood DM, Brussels, from April 18 to June 17, 2017.
Edited by Olivier Basciano.
Texts by Fernanda Brenner and Olivier Basciano.
Photographs by Mauro Restiffe.

Graphic design: Studio Manuel Raeder.

Published with Mendes Wood DM, Brussels.

published in October 2019
English edition
14 x 20,6 cm (softcover)
160 pages (color & b/w ill.)
ISBN : 978-3-96436-004-5
EAN : 9783964360045
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