The Standard Book of Noun-Verb Exhibition Grammar is a partial compendium of the different modes of being that inhabit exhibitions. These different modes, often placed outside the realm of art objects proper, are described and activated here as crucial players in the world of contemporary art. Maximising a poetic resourcefulness, this book proposes the exhibition as an ecology full of things that are infinitely more dimensional than their ascribed functionality would lead us to believe. Ultimately it aims to show that what revolves around, within, and beyond any given system, resolves to be just as serious and important as what that system aims to convey. A project by Niekolaas Johannes Lekkerkerk / The Office for Curating with text contribution by Timotheus Vermeulen and drawings by Tim Hollander.
182 pages, 21 x 15cm, softcover, Onomatopee (Eindhoven)