Guy Schraenen: Collected Writings 1974-2013

Digital version on CD, edited by Bettina Brach

Guy Schraenen founded the Galerie Kontakt in Antwerp in 1965, the publishing house Guy Schraenen éditeur in 1973 and the Archive for Small Press & Communication  (A.S.P.C). in 1974. He is a freelance curator and advisor in several European museums. He created the Museum within a Museum in the Neues Museum Weserburg Bremen (NMWB, today: Weserburg | Museum for modern art). In 1999, the NMWB acquired the A.S.P.C., which forms the basis of the Research Centre for Artists’ Publications.

The publication of Guy Schraenen’s “Collected Writings” gives access to all the texts he published over four decades, from the 1970s up until the very recent past. They document his abiding interest in the history and the significance of the international networks underlying artists’ publications and initiatives in the 1960s and 1970s as well as his reflections upon the socio-political and cultural strategies of the artist-initiated art scene, which remained independent of the official art establishment. Besides this he wrote many introductions for catalogues of thematic and individual exhibitions.

The writings are presented in the form of facsimiles of the original publications. Most texts are in French and English, several also in other languages.


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