Friday 8 April, 8 – 10 pm, IMPRINTS – Paper and Clay: presentations by Manuel Raeder and William Cobbing


~Presentation of a selection of books and other work by Studio Manuel Raeder

William Cobbing (UK)
~Book presentation: Transactions of The Duddo Field Club ~Performance: What are Words Worth

Other books by William at PrintRoom are Boooook, on the life and work of Bob Cobbing and Gradiva Project


Manuel Raeder is founder of Studio Manuel Raeder and the publishing house BOM DIA BOA TARDE BOA NOITE, based in Berlin and Mexico City.
The studio’s works have a wide range of formats exploring the boundaries between exhibitions, ephemera, books, type design, editing, publishing, to furniture design, approaching them as carriers of information, or experimental devices to document or conceit narratives. The studio has developed long standing collaborations with artists such as BLESS, Eran Schaerf, Mariana Castillo Deball, Haegue Yang, Nora Schultz,  Leonor Antunes, Abraham Cruzvillegas, Danh Vo and Sergej Jensen. It has been responsible for the communication strategies and graphic identities of several cultural institutions including Kölnischer Kunstverein (2007 – 2011), Para Site, Hong Kong (2013 – 2014); k.m, Kunstverein Munich (2010 – 2015); and Artists Space, New York (since 2009).

In 2011, Raeder founded the publishing house BOM DIA BOA TARDE BOA NOITE together with Manuel Goller (who left the publishing house in 2014). Since then it’s run by Studio Manuel Raeder, which currently consists of Migle Kazlauskaite, Enno Pötschke, Manuel Raeder and manager Annette Schryen.

Transactions of The Duddo Field Club documents recent sculpture, video and performances by William Cobbing, that were exhibited at Hatton Gallery in Newcastle, and mima in Middlesbrough. The book documents a series of monolithic-looking sculptures, formed through pressing rocks into heavily grogged clay, with a random selection of books then slotted into their surfaces: monuments to inaccessible knowledge and trivia. It includes new texts by Beth Collar, Jonathan P. Watts, Louicse Chignac, and a seiries of six booksmarks by Arnaud Desjardin. The book is designed by Fraser Muggeridge Studio.

William Cobbing born 1974, lives and works in London. Since studying at De Ateliers in Amsterdam, he has had solo exhibitions at Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam (2002); Netwerk Centre for Contemporary Art, Belgium (2006); and group exhibitions including ‘A Secret History of Clay: from Gauguin to Gormley’ Tate Liverpool (2004); ‘Body-Con’ AIT, Tokyo (2004); and ‘Library of Babel’ Courtauld Institute of Arts, London (2005).

PrintRoom also highly recommends Manuel Raeder’s talk at Stroom in The Hague, where Manuel and Mariana Castillo Deball participate in the show ‘Another Reality. After Lina Bo Bardi’.

Thanks Stroom for sharing your guest with us.

Manuel Raeder is one of the artists contributing to the Stroom Den Haag – exhibition Another Reality. After Lina Bo Bardi. Together with Mariana Castillo Deball he has developed a series of playful sitting objects based on the work of Lina Bo Bardi. He’s also responsible for the graphic art work for the exhibition. On Thursday 7 April, 8 pm Manuel will talk about Lina Bo Bardi’s love to the body in space, activating architecture and her spirit in relation to Hélio Oiticica, Tropicalia and Rogério Duarte.

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