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[BKARTS] Argonauts—Book Art Work at Dean Clough Galleries, Halifax, UK



Dear Book Art Lovers,
The following is a press release for ‘Argonauts’, an exhibition of original works, limited edition prints and the new publication ‘Argonauts’ that takes place between 19 June and 7 September (open daily 10—5, free entry) at Dean Clough Galleries in Halifax, West Yorkshire, UK. Their website is: www.deanclough.com (red button for navigation). Please contact me direct for further information or if you are interested in attending the private view at noon on Saturday, 3 July 2004. Klimek; the painter, printmaker and publisher will be present with Grimmling and the co-publisher of Corvinus Presse.
From early July, the book ‘Argonauts’ can be seen on www.artinflow.de in the section ‘Editionen’, ‘Berlin’.
Many regards
Astrid Wendelstigh
wendelstigh@xxxxxxx
BA (Hons) Arts & Event Production
Arts Institute at Bournemouth



Four German Argonauts show their Book Art work at Dean Clough Galleries in Halifax

This exhibition signals the premiere UK event for a group of artists well-established in their native Germany.
Eight US collecting libraries and numerous German, Dutch and Swiss institutions have already sought the previous Book Art (‘Ich heb ein Bein und bin auf einmal Hund’) by Harald-Alexander Klimek for their collections, and in Britain is currently considered by the V&A National Art Library. Now Klimek is to lead his team - fellow painter Hans-Hendrik Grimmling and the two writers Jürgen K Hultenreich and Hasan Özdemir – together with their new book art publication, ‘Argonauts’, to Dean Clough Galleries in Halifax, where they will present their work from 19 June to 7 September 2004. Exhibiting in the UK adds to an international reputation spanning countries and venues as diverse as Cuba, The Museum of Israeli Art, Le Zitelle in Italy or the Neue Kunstgalerie in Berlin and to the status of the writers’ works and subsequent translations, such as Özdemir's Duevvelloya Davet: Invitation to a Duel translated by Timur Celidag and published by Bluesmodernist in Next Level.
‘Argonauts’ is a complex printmaking project, the English version of which – ‘Argonauts’, translated by British/New Zealander Dr. Stan Jones – is appearing simultaneously with its German sister ‘Argonauten’. Both slipcased versions are signed by the artists and limited to 50 numbered copies each, 25 of which will be combined in a Special Edition, where the British Racing Green cover of the English version complements, in the same slipcase, the Parisian Blue linen chosen for the German.
‘Argonauts’ is published by Klimek and Corvinus Presse Friedrichshagen, Berlin, where the book will be printed and bound by specialists: Wolfgang Baeke & Nadine Radtke of Druckwerkstätten Osloer Strasse have undertaken to screen print the twenty artists’ images, vignettes and imagery on the covers, whilst Harald Weller is the typesetter and printer chosen for the short stories and poems.
The foreword, drawing together mythology and the ‘Argonauts’ in the present day, by Dr Wolfgang Sauré, leading contributor on modern art for the German publisher Weltkunstverlag, the writers’ text, blurb, imprint and credits are in Times, whilst the title font on the cover is Klimek’s creation. The papers used for the 95 pages are 190gsm Agrippina Offset and 250gsm Luxo Samtoffset.
Other achievements include that the previous publication Ich heb ein Bein und bin auf einmal Hund ( I lift and [I] am suddenly a dog) by Hultenreich and Klimek, published by Edition Dschamp has won last year’s highly regarded German VO Stomps award in Mainz. German TV have portrayed Grimmling’s lifelong learning relationship with his master, the late Wolfgang Mattheuer, who like Hultenreich has defected to Berlin from the former GDR, whilst Özdemir has his argonautic origins in Turkey and was awarded a German literary scholarship.


ENDS

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