Philippe Vandenberg
Absence, etc.

  • Edited by Wouter Davidts
    Text by Wouter Davidts and David Anfam
    Interview between Ronny Delrue and Philippe Vandenberg, and transcriptions of a seminar between Jo Applin, Anna Dezeuze, Maarten Liefooghe, Raphäel Pirenne, Merel van Tilburg, and John C. Welchman
    Book design: Huber-Sterzinger, Vera Kaspar
  • Language: English
    Softcover
    290 × 230 mm
    252 pages
  • 978 3 906915 04 3
  • June 2017
  • £32 / $40 / €37 / CHF 40
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The first monograph on Belgian artist Philippe Vandenberg since his death in 2009, this book offers a rich and novel entry to his variegated oeuvre. Conceived of as a chronological portfolio of Vandenberg’s paintings and drawings, this lavishly illustrated book invites the reader to discover the artist’s adventurous and vacillating career, as he regularly shifted directions and took stylistic and formal detours, from figurative expression to lyrical abstraction, graffiti-like and comics-informed figuration to monochromes, and finally resorting to word- and text-based paintings.

Edited and with an introduction by Wouter Davidts, ‘Philippe Vandenberg: Absence, etc.’ contains an essay by leading art historian David Anfam, the last interview with Vandenberg by the artist Ronny Delrue, and a seminar discussion with Jo Applin, Anna Dezeuze, Maarten Liefooghe, Raphäel Pirenne, Merel van Tilburg, and John C. Welchman held at the studio of the artist in 2016.

Released on the occasion of the exhibition at Hauser & Wirth New York, 69th Street from 27 June to 29 July 2017.

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