Friday 28 June 2013

Alec Finlay – Flag | Skying – edition for The Flag Club

Alec Finlay – Flag | Skying
Edition for The Flag Club, 2013

acid free box, 34 x 26 x5 cm

soapsuds & whitewash – flag, silkscreen on white spun polyester 160 gms,
150 x 225 cm
soapsuds & whitewash – embroidered tea towel, 52 x 67 cm
Skying – portfolio with 12 archival pigment prints on innova soft white cotton 280 gsm,
in acid-free portfolio, with title page, index list and signed and numbered colophon page, 21 x 29,7 cm
poemlabel - membership card The Flag Club 2013, stamp and ink on label, 4,8 x 9,5 cm, numbered and signed
colophon sheet, 21 x 29,7 cm, numbered and signed

Published by The Flag Club and Peter Foolen Editions in an edition of 25 copies
price  € 350

The Scottish artist Alec Finlay designed this year, after Thomas A Clark in 2011 and Peter Liversidge in 2012, the new flag for The Flag Club, based in Kolham, the most Northern part of Holland. This flag was launched in Kolham on 22 June 2013. The Flag Club now very proudly presents the new edition of Alec Finlay for The Flag Club, which contains the flag, but also an embroidered tea towel with the same text as on the flag: 'soapsuds & whitewash'. This text was used by a 19th century critic to describe a painting by W.M.J. Turner, entitled Snow Storm – Steam-Boat off a Harbour's Mouth making Signals in Shallow Water, and going by the lead. The Author was in this Storm on the Night the Ariel left Harwich (1842, now in the collection of the Tate Gallery). According the story Turner would have replied to this criticism: "soapsuds & whitewash! What would they have? I wonder what they think the sea's like? I wish they'd been it."
The once negative loaded words of this critic could nowadays be very appropriate as a poetical description of the beauty of clouds or the sea and the sky in a positive way.

Further the box contains a portfolio with a suite of 12 prints. These prints are a series of poems by Alec Finlay about forms of producing renewable energy in the landscape. The prints have poems by Alec Finlay and photographs by Alistair Peebles, Alexander Maris, Tomohiko Ogawa, Amy Todman and Peter Foolen, from landscapes in Scotland, Japan, England and The Netherlands. The Dutch photographs are showing the windmills in the landscape around Kolham, the HQ of The Flag Club.
The title of this project by Alec Finlay on renewable energy is Skying, a term used by Turner and Constable to name the practice of painting their small 'cloud-studies' (see
These connections with the work of Turner and Constable made the work of Alec Finlay for this edition of The Flag Club also a tribute to the Dutch clouds and skies which were loved very much by Turner and Constable, inspired by our 17th century landscape painters.

Monday 24 June 2013

Alec Finlay - Flying of the Flag, Kolham, 22 June 2013

Flying of the new Flag: Alec Finlay – soapsuds & whitewash
at Kolham, the HQ of The Flag Club, on Saturday 22 June 2013

Wednesday 12 June 2013

Peter Liversidge – Flags for Edinburgh, 2013

Peter Liversidge – Flags for Edinburgh, 2013
Edinburgh Art Festival
1 August – 1 September 2013
Peter Liversidge made a proposal for the Edinburgh Art Festival 2013, inviting anyone in the city with a flag pole to fly a white flag which bears the text: HELLO.
In a city which doubles in size in August, Liversidge's proposal invites Edinburgh to join in a collective and universal greeting. In the artist's own words, a "simple welcome across the roof tops, a buoyant, floating 'Hello'"
from the website of the Edinburgh Art Festval:

The 'HELLO' flag was also part of an edition by Peter Liversidge, published in an edition of 25 + V copies by The Flag Club and Peter Foolen Editions in 2012. There are still a few copies of this edition (a box with this flag, a numbered and signed polaroid photograph and publication Proposals for the Flag Club, membership card and a set of letterpress printed postcards) available from Peter Foolen Editions, see:

photograph © 2013, EAF, Stuart Armitt

Peter Liversidge at Tate Modern – Come on over

Come on over

Food, music and conversations, designed and hosted by Peter Liversidge
Tate Modern, Starr Foyer, Level 1
Monday 22 July 2013, 18.3022.00

£ 35
Price includes drinks. Booking essential as space is limited. Maximum group booking of 4 people
Part of the series Museum Restaurant dinner series

First in the Museum Restaurant dinner series, Tate collaborates with London-based artist Peter Liversidge for this exciting public event. In line with Peter’s diverse practice, which invites the audience to question what is possible and where humour often plays a key role, this event starts with a proposal for the dinner. Guests join the artist in enjoying a menu of specially selected recipes across four generations of his family with food from loyal suppliers in Lincolnshire, Turkey, Tower Hamlets in London and Essex amongst others. Peter is closely collaborating with Tate’s chefs in preparing and serving this bespoke three-course meal including home-made lemonade and mint tea.
As a guest, you are participating in a realisation of a proposal, the meal and surrounding guests. A copy of the proposal as a certificate of the piece is given to each of the guests to take home. The evening will also include a personal selection of musical tracks and shared stories from the origin of each recipe.

18.30 Private view of Meschac Gaba’s Museum of Contemporary African Art
19.30 Come on over – Dinner in Starr Auditorium Foyer, Level 1
22.00 Conclusion 

The dinner consists of at least three courses. A vegetarian option is available. Please advise/select on booking. Menus will be available on the exhibition website three weeks prior to each event.
This event is related to the exhibition Meschac Gaba: Museum of Contemporary African Art

photographs © Peter Liversidge, Gin Performance with David Dimbleby, Towner Gallery, Eastbourne, 2011/2012

Saturday 8 June 2013

Ian Hamilton Finlay – David Nolan, New York

Ian Hamilton Finlay – Ring of Waves
8 May – 6 June 2013
David Nolan New York
527 West 29th Street
New York, NY 10001

© 2013, Estate of Ian Hamilton Finlay, David Nolan
Ian Hamilton Finlay – Hommage à Rivière, 2002, wooden half boat, 20 x 78 x 12 cm

Friday 7 June 2013

Teun Kuipers at Peter Foolen Editions

The last week to see the presentation of Teun Kuipers at Peter Foolen Editions, until 16 June 2013

Teun Kuipers
28 April – 16 June 2013
Peter Foolen Editions
Nijenrode 107
NL – 5653 JD Eindhoven
tel +31 (0)40 2524266

open by appointment until 16 June 2013

Nono Reinhold – Book Launch at Teylers Museum, Haarlem

Book launch of Nono Reinhold – Grafiek | Gravures | Prints on Saturday 8 June 2013 at 15.00 hours / 3pm at Teylers Museum, Haarlem. RSVP

Nono Reinhold – Grafiek | Gravures | Prints is published by Lecturis & Peter Foolen Editions. Linen bound hardcover, 29 x 22 cm, 264 pages, designed by Wim Crouwel & Remco Crouwel, printed by Lecturis, Eindhoven, edition of 500 copies

price  €  37,50

Peter Liversidge – 23 & 24 May 2013

Two cards received on 23 & 24 May 2013, posted by Peter Liversidge in London

Time, the deer, is in the wood of Hallaig

Time, the deer, is in the wood of Hallaig
6-11 June 2013
The Belfry Art Gallery
St John on Bethnal Green
200 Cambridge Heath Road
E2 9PA London

Curated by Amy Cutler.
This exhibition investigates the properties of forest memory through text, archive, and ‘xylarium’, or wood collection. Between the French horticultural term “forest trauma” and Robert Pogue Harrison’s “forests of nostalgia”, a whole discipline around history, witnessing, and the memorial qualities of woodland opens up.  Art works examining the cultural expression of time and history in the forest are placed here alongside archival photographs, small press texts, artefacts, and museum objects, in an old, low-lit belfry designed by Sir John Soane.
A candle-lit collection on forests, memory, and social and natural history ● Cabinets of book works, wood works, paintings, drawings, prints, film projection, and music ● Wood specimens and photographs from Kew’s Museum of Economic Botany, English Heritage, the Epping Forest archive, the London Metropolitan Archives, and local collectors ● Tree ring slices and materials from dendrochronology labs ● Installations and one-off editions from forty artists, including Colin Sackett, Chris Drury, Bryan Nash Gill, Richard Skelton, herman de vries, Katsutoshi Yuasa, Stefka Mueller, Alec Finlay, Tony Lopez, Willem Sanders and Amy Todman.
Peter Foolen Editions supplied books and works for this exhibition by herman de vries, Willem Sanders, Chris Drury, Oooms and Paul van Dijk.