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Architecture & Design NOW: Pieter Verbeke
ACTIVATING PRINTED MATTER: The Book and its Afterlife
6 pm, February 10, 2020
Room L1060, Library (LINC) Building
Free admission, everyone welcome
Pieter Verbeke (1982, Belgium) is co-founder of bookstore and art and design platform San Serriffe in Amsterdam. He works for the library of the Gerrit Rietveld Academie / Sandberg Institute, where he is in charge of the acquisitions policy and organizes the public program.
Since 2011 he organises events around artists’ books, graphic design and self-publishing at San Serriffe, which he founded together with graphic designer Elisabeth Klement. Since its start, over 300 events have been organised at the space in the form of exhibitions, lectures and performances with Dan Graham, Karel Martens, Simone Forti, Anna Zett, The Book Society, Christian Nyampeta, Willem Oorebeek, Hanne Lippard, Will Holder, Koenraad Dedobbeleer, Ingo Niermann, Linda van Deursen, Rineke Dijkstra, and Stewart Home amongst many others.
At the library of the Sandberg Institute and the Gerrit Rietveld Academie he has been organizing exhibitions around the work of Werker Magazine and V. Vale, George Brecht and Hans-Peter Feldmann (in collaboration with Frank Mandersloot), Underground Comics (with Henk Groenendijk), as well as lectures with David Senior, Joke Robaard, Will Holder, Marc Matter and Benjamin Thorel.
Next to these activities, he has been organizing other projects such as the exhibition The Study Room at the Brno Biënnial (2014), as well as exhibitions de Service Garage (2011), Konsthall Botkyrka (2010), and he was editor for the W139 Journal.
He gave lectures at Arts Libris in Barcelona (2015), P///AKT in Amsterdam (2018) and Bergen Art Book Fair, Bergen, Norway (2018), was part of the jury for the Amsterdam Prize for the arts (2018 and 2019). He graduated at the Sandberg Institute in Amsterdam, at the Masters degree Critical Studies.
Art NOW wishes to thank the Southern Alberta Art Gallery for their collaboration in making Pieter Verbeke's visit and presentation possible.
We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts. Nous remercions le Conseil des arts du Canada de son soutien.
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