The Art of Fiction
Index catalogue (in continuous progress)
— Offset printed photo series depicting an infinite number of props, produced to depict works of Modern Art in theatre, on tv and film sets.
The original book entitled "Encyclopedie van Fictieve Kunstenaars" (1605 – heden) is a project by Koen Brams, who together with co-editors, initiated a compilation of biographies from fictitious artists as presented in world literature. Although published and distributed in a different context (literature), this compilation provokes the perception of the art context as a descriptive narrative and is therefore to be seen as a conceptual framework for potential artistic additions.
Editor: Krist Gruijthuijsen
— Contributors for ‘The Addition’:
Mario Garcia Torres, Benoit Maire, Heman Chong, Matthieu Laurette, Uqbar Foundation (Mariana Castillo Deball, Irene Kopelman), John Fare Estate (Raimundas Malasauskas), Alan Abel, Dirk Dietrich Hennig, Michael Blum, Dora Longo Baiha, Will Holder, Omer Fast, Gabriel Lester, Adam Pendleton, Goldin+Senneby, Chris Evans, Keren Cytter, Bik van der Pol, Luca Frei, Matias Faldbakken, Roee Rosen, Barbara Visser, Michael Portnoy, Ben Kinmont.
Editor: Koen Brams (BE/NL)
Editor ‘The Addition’: Krist Gruijthuijsen (NL)
Edition: 1000 copies
Pages: approx. 700 pages B/W + Full Color (A box containing two books)
Design: Studio Roosje Klap, Amsterdam
Translation Funds: Vlaams literair Fonds, NLPV Foundation
Translators: Beverley R. Jackson, Barbara Fasting, David A. McKay,
Publishing/Distribution: JRP I Ringier
Producers: Mondriaan Foundation, Arts Centre de Appel, Kunstverein