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[Finsterwolde]: [Galerie Waalkens and Instituut voor Creatief Werk], 1968. First edition. 4to, unpaginated, bound in photographically illustrated French wraps. Illustrated with full bleed b/w photographs of the installation by Kees Hemswerk. Text in Dutch with English translation.

Artists' book documenting the 1968 installation by the Institute for Creative Work at Galerie Waalkens, the gallery that Dutch farmer Albert Waalkens started in his barn in the 1960's which became one of the most important alternative art spaces of the decade. The exhibition explored questions of utility, possession, and the relationship of objects to each other and to humans; the design of the book, a long sequence of full bleed photographs bracketed by brief prefatory and ending texts, highlights the ambiguity of these relations through repetition and shifting frames of reference. Parts of the exhibition were restaged for the 2012 re-opening of the gallery. Largely overlooked, and highly recommended.

Very good. Item #24240

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