- Signing sessions and lectures
- Our New Year cards
- Window Projects
- Copyright Bookshop Antwerpen
- Copyright Bookshop Ghent
Copyright Bookshop Ghent
- 1991Exhibition ‘Il sentimento Italiano’
- 1992Refurbishment of the Ghent Copyright Bookshop by architect Christian Kieckens
- 1992‘La Bibliothèque Imaginaire’
- 1991Kurt Ryslavy. Preview of his book ‘One Fucking Move’
- 1989El Lissitzky: pioneer of the Russian Avant-garde
- 1988‘The Manipulator’ and ‘Code’
- 1988Eileen Gray and ‘l’architettura e anchè donna’
- 1986Ghent, Jakobijnenstraat 8
- 1986‘Architecture is …’ A Mail-Art project by Johan Van Geluwe
- 1985Exhibition Patrick Van Caeckenbergh ‘A Pied d’Oeuvre’
- 1984Gewad,Ghent, Centre for Contemporary Art
- 1983First Copyright Bookshop in Ghent
Gewad,Ghent, Centre for Contemporary Art
The first bookshop shared a building with an art institution an a ballet school.
The ‘Gewad, Centre for Contemporary Art’,as it soon came to be known, was founded in 1981 by (among others) Jan Debbaut (then curator of the Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven), collector Anton Herbert and gallery owner Joost De Clercq.
Even at that early time, the art centre mounted exhibitions of the work of Sol LeWitt, Rebecca Horn, Daniel Buren, Lawrence Weiner, Juan Muñoz, Cindy Sherman, Thierry De Cordier, Gilbert & George and others.
The years at the Gewad were an interesting apprenticeship. They brought me into contact with numerous artists and because the shop was never very busy, I had the time to read about contemporary art and architecture. My boyfriend Johan Boeykens helped me whenever he could.
In the bookshop we sometimes organized small exhibitions with young artists like Patrick Van Caeckenbergh and at regular intervals we would send out little magazines containing book reviews and information about new titles.
In those pre-digital days these were still produced by photocopying, cutting and pasting.
Gilbert & George, at the entrance of the Gewad building with Ms. and Mr. Reprils of the Vega gallery from Liège and to the right Lieven and Niklaas Van Den Abeele.
(foto Paul Van Den Abeele)
Gilbert & George in the exhibition space “Gewad”(1982)
Me in front of a painting by Georg Immendorf in the Gewad.
It was the time before computer, fax and e-mail. We had only a writing machine.
1984: me and Johan with the book “L’idiot de la famille” by J.P.Sartre, an allusion of the photograph by artist Jan Vercruysse, who worked in the bookshop before I took it over.