Launch — Marc Nagtzaam & Aglaia Konrad

Roma Pub­lic­a­tions invites you for a com­bined book launch of Marc Nagtzaam’s “Reis­sue” and Aglaia Konrad’s “Car­rara” at Wiels in Brus­sels on Decem­ber 21st 2011

Marc Nagtzaam — Reis­sue
“Mono­graph with a broad selec­tion of Nagtzaam’s work from 1995 to cur­rent date. Nagtzaam’s metic­u­lous graph­ite-gray pen­cil draw­ings are often abstract, geo­met­ric but also seek to be rep­res­ent­a­tions of a con­crete real­ity or space. His draw­ings take up the entire page and appear almost impen­et­rable. ‘I’m try­ing try­ing to find rep­res­ent­a­tions of a con­crete real­ity, as well as those that can only be real­ized as draw­ings’, he says. This idea is expressed in his use of scraps of text in his draw­ings and titles which offer little help in inter­pret­ing the works. While draw­ing usu­ally implies that graph­ic marks gen­er­ate mean­ing, the reverse is true with Nagtzaam’s work. ‘The draw­ings are like empy spaces, par­al­lel to the world. I try to cre­ate a place that is not clearly defined’.”
 — Roma

Aglaia Kon­rad — Car­rara
“Aglaia Kon­rad uses film and pho­to­graphy to visu­ally extend her interest in urb­an devel­op­ment, city­scapes and archi­tec­ture. In this artist book she presents pho­to­graphs taken in the Car­rara region in Italy between 2008 and 2010, along with the 16mm film ‘Con­crete * Samples III – Car­rara’.”
— Roma

The launch comes with talks by Bart Ver­schaf­fel, Kris Kimpe & Koen­raad Dedobbeleer and music by Marc Nagtzaam & Koen­raad Dedobbeleer.

Av. Van Volxem­laan 354
1190 — Brus­sels

Decem­ber 21st 2011 at 8pm