Visual artist Guus van der Velden recently undertook the Kippenberger Challenge — an open invitation to equal Martin Kippenberger’s average printed output of 7,45 books per year. Van der Velden will present the body of work he produced for this challenge and discuss Kippenberger’s mantra of Heute denken, morgen fertig.
The same evening, visual artist Alex Farrar will launch his new publication, “Wimper”, with texts by Nicola Oxley and Nicolas de Oliveira, and David Price, interspersed with 81 new eyelash prints made on a risograph.
Guus van der Velden (1989) lives and works in Eindhoven. He received a BA and MA Sculpture from KASK (Ghent). Selected exhibitions include “checkraisefold” (SECONDroom, Antwerp), “Php #4” (The Pink House, Antwerp), “Prospects & Concepts” (Van Nellefrabriek, Rotterdam), “L’invention du Quotidien” (Wallspace, Eindhoven), “Part Tarp” (Part Parts, Nevele, BE).
Alex Farrar (UK, 1986) received BFA’s from the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam and Leeds Metropolitan University, after which he completed a two-year residency at the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten in Amsterdam. Recent solo exhibitions include ‘Secondary Emotions (i)’, de Appel arts centre, Amsterdam, ‘Secondary Emotions (ii)’ at Dürst Britt & Mayhew, ‘Code Duello’, Loods 6, Amsterdam, and ‘Self-Titled’ at Annet Gelink Gallery, Amsterdam. Recent group exhibitions include ‘Prospects and Concepts’, Art Rotterdam, ‘Summer Fete’, Ceri Hand Gallery, London, ‘Mostyn Open 18’, Oriel Mostyn Gallery, Llandudno, ‘Young British Art II’, DIENSTGEBÄUDE, Zurich. Both in 2014 and 2015 he won The Best Dutch Book Designs for two of his publications.