Lieven De Boeck—Public Space, l.e.t.t.e.r.s.

Public Space, l.e.t.t.e.r.s. is the second publication in the Dictionary of Space project and consists of 366 letters and drawings that De Boeck addressed to himself. The letters are copies of found fragments of texts and images. Art historian Verena Konrad gave an introduction to the publication.

Lieven De Boeck: Public Space, l.e.t.t.e.r.s.
Published by Künstlerhaus Büchsenhausen in cooperation with Extra City, Antwerp and Onomatopee/Eindhoven, 2009
Edition: 50 sets of four books
ISBN 978-9078454267

Lieven DE BOECK is an artist based in Brussels and New York. He was a researcher in Fine Arts at the Jan van Eyck Academy (2003/04) and artist-in-residence at the ISCP New York (2006). Selected exhibitions: Making Things Public at Witte de With, Rotterdam (solo exhibition, 2004), Making Traces (together with Elena Herzog) at LMAKprojects, New York (2007) and Mimétisme at Extra City, Antwerp (group show, 2008). Major publications include Housing (2004), the first book from the series Dictionary of Space, Texts#1, (2007) a compilation of texts about Lieven De Boeck’s work and Public Space, l.e.t.t.e.r.s. (2009), the second publication in the series Dictionary of Space.

Verena KONRAD, (*1979) studied art history, history and theology in Innsbruck and has worked as an independent art historian and curator since 2004; in 2007 she was a curator in the team at the Galerie im Taxispalais and contributed to exhibitions at the Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna between 2010 and 2012. Konrad has lectured at the University of Art and Design Linz and the Department for Architectural Theory at the University of Innsbruck. She is also a member of the ak7—Contemporary Design by Contemporary Artists team and has been the director of vai—Vorarlberger Architektur Institut, Dornbirn, Austria since 2013.


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