Edition Nord is launching a series of publications called “para/log”, presenting an aspect of an exhibition and/or the attitude of an artist through the form of flexible and conceptual artist’s books, unlike heavy and comprehensive ‘catalogues’. The first publication is Yuki Okumura’s “YUKI OKUMURA”.
Yuki Okumura is a Japanese artist based in Brussels and Maastricht. “YUKI OKUMURA” is a concept book for his latest project, in which he mixes Gordon Matta-Clark and himself. The contents and the design of the book precisely follow a Matta-Clark catalogue published by ICC, Antwerp, 1977.
”Through the auspices of Flor Bex, the former I.C.C. and MuHKA director, and with little-to-no municipal objection, Okumura has nearly finished a major film work in Brussels entitled Welcome Back, Gordon Matta-Clark. The project is nearing completion this summer in conjunction with an exhibition at MISAKO & ROSEN just in front of the streetcar in Minami-Otsuka. It consists of an elaborate series of holes and slices worked out in an almost musical score where a fixed set of elements played their way up and down throughout the layers. A terrific sense of disorientation in walking through multiple times is created by an unnerving elimination of death and from perspectives not normally visable in a living”. ––– From the press release of his solo show “Yuki Okumura”, Misako & Rosen, Tokyo, 2017
This book also has a special edition that encloses an artwork of Okumura in the form of photographic prints mounted on both sides of an aluminum plate.
Yuki Okumura, “Transpersonal Gestural Bicentrum”
double-sided archival pigment print mounted to aluminum
15.4 x 23.2 x 0.2 cm
Camera: Yuichiro Tamura
Accompanying a sheet of certificate (printed on transparent film), signed and numbered
Placed in a transparent plastic folder
2 – 8
Interview with Yuki Okumura, Brussels, april 2017
9 – 14
Personal exhibitions, two-person exhibitions, group exhibitions, prizes and grants, collaborative projects, publications
15 – 21
Yamabe, Lei: A Short Essay on Forgetting and Remembering or: How Jun Yang Failed to be a Pure Name, in Jun Yang: The Monograph Project Vol. 5: Jan Jung, december 2017, pp. 50 – 71.
22 – 34
Edited transcript of a conversation with Flor Bex, Antwerp, may 2017
35 – 36
List of illustrations.
Table of contents & Acknowledgements.
A4=210 x 297 mm / 54 sheets / black & white / lazer printing / English
Text: 38 sheets
Illustration: 16 sheets
Flat stitching with stapler / with paper case of single-sided color printing
Publishing date：June 4, 2017
Limited edition of 700
Price: 2500 yen [+ tax]
Limited edition of 10
Price: 50000yen [+ tax]
Editorial direction: Yuki Okumura
Technical operation: Shin Akiyama
Cover silhouette: Manuel León Fanjul
Printing and binding: chiku chiku laboratory
Paper case: Kosoku Insatsu
Design after Paul Ibou
© 2017 Yuki Okumura
Courtesy of Misako & Rosen, Tokyo