“And I was dreaming of an opening at a hardware store.
Or at this wig shop on Kinkerstraat.”
Please join us for the launch of ‘No thanks, I’m just looking’ a book by Lisa Sudhibhasilp, together with Rudy Guedj, Johannes Schwartz and Brenda Tempelaar. ‘No thanks, I’m just looking’ is published by Building Fictions. For this occasion we prepared a special instalment of Lisa’s work, together with a limited edition of posters and of course a friendly discount on the book.
Born out of her fascination for shop displays, Lisa Sudhibhasilp imagined an exhibition in a hardware store. Improvising a series of sculptural interventions in situ, the artist played with existing display structures, proposing the hardware store as a place where the display of materiality can be contemplated like works of art in exhibition spaces. Photographer Johannes Schwartz documented the artist’s ephemeral installations and the existing fixtures and fittings, creating a portrait of the store. Accompanying the visual journey, a series of texts written by Sudhibhasilp, illustrated by Rudy Guedj, provides insight into her research through anecdotal stories and other miscellaneous facts on materials and exhibition design. Shifting between the form of the artist book and the exhibition catalogue ‘No thanks, I’m just looking’ stands as the sole remaining document of the event.
Building Fictions (BF) is a publishing project initiated by graphic designer Rudy Guedj. BF sets out to explore building as a methodology with the intent to highlight the potential of storytelling within practices at the intersection of art, design, architecture, and literature. Not limited by the first definition of a building as a space, BF is focused on collaboration as an assembling, layering process. The projects published often are the result of collaborative work from which emerge questions on the established relation between text and image as autonomous yet related languages. Discussing the idea of a staged exhibition of Sudhibhasilp’s work in the context of a hardware store, Lisa and Rudy started to build ‘No thanks, I’m just looking’ together as the fourth BF publication.
Er is altijd iets te doen.