10 February – 10 March 2012: Lubok Verlag (Leipzig, DE) and Wouter Venema / Samling Recordings (Rotterdam, NL)

Opening Friday February 10th, 7 – 10 pm at PrintRoom

Lubok Verlag: books, posters 

work by Christoph Rückhaberle, Gabriela Jolowicz, Sebastian Gögel

Book presentation: ‘Nomade’ by Wouter Venema

Music by Vakantie and Elkin,  Samling Recordings

PrintRoom presents Lubok verlag, publisher of artists books located in the well-known Spinnerei complex in Leipzig and Wouter Venema, artist and musician based in Rotterdam.

Lubok’s focus is largely on the graphic arts and in their publishing they use graphic means of production. For the outstanding Lubok series, artist and publisher Christoph Ruckhäberle invites artists to make linocuts that are printed on a mechanical letterpress, which allows large editions. More than 140 artists participated in the Lubok series so far. Recently the 10th edition was presented and Lubok and PrintRoom are currently cooperating in producing the 11th edition.

Next to their activities in publishing Lubok is also important in putting contemporary printmaking on the map through the organisation of international exhibitions.

During Art Rotterdam Lubok will partly transform PrintRoom into a zany coloured printed wonderland, using patterned wallpapers as a background for graphic work by artists Christoph Rückhaberle, Gabriela Jolowicz and Sebastian Gögel.

In the books, work of Adam Dant, Tal R, Katharina Immekus, Volker Pfüller, Tobias Jacob, Julie Verhoeven, Mark Titchner, Matthias Weischer, Karl-Georg Hirsch, Simone Waßermann amongst many others.

Wouter Venema is a Rotterdam based visual artist and musician. He has recently produced an artist book, titled ‘Nomade’ at the stencil workshop of Knust in Nijmegen. It contains an atmospheric series of drawings, suggestive of a loose storyline. As a recurrent theme, black holes dictate their logic (or lack thereof) throughout the ‘narrative’.

For the occasion Wouter invites members from the bands Vakantie and Elkin, that are affiliated to his record label Samling Recordings, to do two short sets.

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