Signing sessions and lectures


Jan De Cock presents his book ‘Denkmal II’

2006

On Sunday February 19th 2006 Jan De Cock’s artists’ book was presented at Copyright Bookshop Antwerp: ‘Encyclopedia Denkmal Volume II, 2005, Denkmal ISBN 9080842427’.

Jan De Cock sees the book of artists very much as part of his artistic production (and like his installations, it is entitled ‘Denkmal’ – ‘mould of thinking’). For his first book he was awarded the prestigious Plantijn-Moretus Prize in 2005. It was presented in the Henry Van De Velde Library at Ghent University.

Copyright Antwerp was emptied in preparation for the presentation. The thousands of books were removed for one day and the shop filled with Jan De Cock’s new book – nothing else! This created a striking contrast between typography and his voluminous book on the one hand, and the modernist architecture of our bookshop on the other.

It was a unique installation for just one day.

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