Nico Dockx and Helena Sidiropoulos
RA's first publishing venture was revealed at the exhibition of the young Belgian painters award, Prix de la Jeune Peinture Belge 2009, at the BOZAR museum in Brussels, Belgium. RA 001 is entitled ‘Projet pour un livre. Projet pour un film’, and is an artists book that reinterprets the catalogue from artist Marcel Broodthaers’ 2001 exhibition at the Palais des Beaux Arts. The project was realised by Nico Dockx and his partner Helena Sidiropoulos, who won the Émile et Stephy Langui award of the Prix de la Jeune Peinture Belge 2009 for ‘Through Time and Today’ - an exploration of the archives of the Palais des Beaux Arts, realised in an installation and film format. “My first intentions are to develop an interdisciplinary installation that functions as a sort of responsive intervention within the memory of the palais des beaux-arts as an institution, using its entire archive as a plasticity in order to create a projection of image-sequences” (nico dockx). RA 001 accompanied this artwork in a limited series of 500 copies, hard-bound and silkscreened, presented stacked and wrapped in film on a shipping pallet at the exhibition. It is available to purchase in the RA Antwerp bookshop.
'Projet pour un livre. Projet pour un film' by Nico Dockx and Helena Sidiropoulos