Dear Clay

Dear Clay

‘Dear Clay’ by Stéphanie Baechler, Book launch & exhibition: 25 – 27.06.2020 at art book shop San Serriffe, Sint Annenstraat 30, Amsterdam.

‘Dear Clay,’  gathers a selection of spreads extracted from my meticulous sketchbooks displayed in chronological order (2013 – 2019), as well as 35mm photographs documenting my working process. Providing an intimate insight into my artistic practice, it reveals what facilitates the work from its conception to its making, transportation, and installation. Activating my archive of images allows to search for what creates the identity of a work behind the surface of the conventional gallery presentation.
Texts by Zoë Dankert, Stéphanie Baechler, Jan Verwoert and Rudy Guedj.
Design of the book: Rudy Guedj and Laura Pappa, Published by Building Fictions
240 p, ills colour & bw, 20 x 28 cm, pb, English
Book available here

Thanks to Stichting Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst, Pieter Verbeke
Photography by: Carmen Gray & Justina Nekrašaitė -
The Book Photographer

Dear Clay is proud to be part of the Studentjury The Best Verzorg De Boeken 2020
@the.best.dutch.book.designs

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Image - Letters by Jan Verwoert & Rudy Guedj

Letters by Jan Verwoert & Rudy Guedj

Image - 35mm photographs

35mm photographs

Image - Picture by Justina Nekrašaitė - The Book Photographer

Picture by Justina Nekrašaitė - The Book Photographer

Image - Text by Zoë Dankert

Text by Zoë Dankert

Image - Back of the book

Back of the book

Fragile.
Handle with care.
(But do handle.
Touch the surface,
feel its weight pressing into the skin of your hands,
listen to the little noises it makes when scratching it,
holding it.
Traces are there to follow,
to finger,
to form.)

Text by: Zoë Dankert

Image - Orginal Sketchbooks in alumnium collators at art book shop San Serriffe, Amsterdam

Orginal Sketchbooks in alumnium collators at art book shop San Serriffe, Amsterdam

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Image - Text by Stéphanie Baechler

Text by Stéphanie Baechler

Dear Clay

Image - Extract from texts by Zoë Dankert

Extract from texts by Zoë Dankert

Audio tape of my letter to the Clay

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Image - woven bookmarks of the book Dear Clay

woven bookmarks of the book Dear Clay

Image - woven bookmarks of the book Dear Clay

woven bookmarks of the book Dear Clay

Image - woven bookmarks of the book Dear Clay

woven bookmarks of the book Dear Clay