Published by Shimmer Press, Rotterdam, 2023, 48 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 29.7 × 42 cm, English
Price: €30

“In SHIMMER, A MANUAL OF UNDOING we present a series of hand-developed black and white medium format photos of Shimmer’s exhibitions-in-progress. The photographs were taken during the unpacking, the unwrapping, the decision-making, depicting the often-invisible labor of the art worker. Since 2018 we have been undecided on how to make room for these images, which seem to not fit into conventional forms of contemporary art presentation and documentation. They arrive long after the moment of their generation, finally finding their home in this book’s unsettled and unbound pages. It is in the lag—the linger—that we define as our studio method.” Designed by Christophe Clarijs.

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Curatorial Feelings
Eloise Sweetman
Published by Shimmer Press, Rotterdam, 2021, 132 pages + 34 page insert & card (colour & b/w ill.), 12.4 × 19 cm, English
Price: €13

Curatorial Feelings is a book that collects arts practitioner Eloise Sweetman’s writing from the past decade, written on the occasion of exhibitions she curated, written on and for individual artworks, as well as for public talks. Sweetman often wrote while, and not before, the artworks were on view. The time of retrospection, and of being with artworks, imbues her language. Moving between prose and poetry, impressions and reflections, coursing through the writing is a commitment to senses, to subjectivity, to social responsibility.

Sweetman writes to the work of Malin Arnell, Gwenneth Boelens, Katarzyna Kobro, Charlotte Posenenske, Miyeon Lee, Arin Rungjang, Jo-ey Tang, Katie West, Zarouhie Abdalian, Ruth Buchanan, Sofia Caesar, Theo van Doesburg, Marcel Duchamp, Ian Kiaer, Lee Kit, Liu Chao-tze, Ma Qiusha, K.R.M. Mooney, Elena Narbutaitė, Kate Newby, Shanta Rao, Himali Singh Soin & David Soin Tapperser, and Louwrien Wijers.

Edited by Eloise Sweetman and Jo-ey Tang. Designed by Dongyoung Lee.

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A Centre Cannot Hold
Jason Hendrik Hansma
Published by Shimmer Press, Rotterdam, 2020, 24 pages (b/w ill.), 148.5 × 21 cm, English
Price: €10

Produced on the occasion of Jason Hendrik Hansma’s exhibition A Centre Cannot Hold at Memphis, Linz, 22 July–17 September, 2020.

“Stretched across a white-walled room with grey concrete floors, a chiffon curtain billows from the wind of an open window. Past the window, leaves on a tree flutter in the wind. The curtain stretches from the ceiling to the floor and across the length of the room. Underneath the curtain, is a small, reflective strip on the tiled floor. The sun from the window and from a path leading to another room lights the space and the curtain.”

With a text by Jo-ey Tang. Designed by Christophe Clarijs.

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