The here presented publications document the activities of the Archive for Small Press & Communication (A.S.P.C.), an international centre for documentation, preservation and exhibitions of artists' publications (books, records, catalogues, magazines, postcards, posters, invitations etc.) which was established before the blessings of the art system. In 1999, it was acquired by the Neues Museum Weserburg Bremen (Germany) where it forms the cadre of the there housed Centre for Artists' Publications.
TEXT – SOUND – IMAGE. SMALL PRESS FESTIVAL
Catalogue of the first exhibition organized by the A.S.P.C. Introduction by Guy Schraenen, statements by several small press publishers, a.o. Henri Chopin, Paul de Vree, Richard Kostelanetz, Ulises Carrión, 1976. 20 x 10,5 cm, 500 copies.
SMALL PRESS FESTIVAL. PROGRAMME
Program of the films and performance event, released as object book: the so called marginal program is literally pressed in between the official, controlled big press, represented by newspaper pages, 1976. 10,5 x 14 cm, 50 copies.
LATIN AMERICA ASSEMBLING
18 contributions of Latin American artists with works by Paulo Bruscky, Mirtha Dermisache, Raúl Marroquín, Clemente Padin etc. Presented in an envelope, 1977. 31 x 24 cm, 100 copies.
STAMPS IN PRAXIS
Catalogue fully illustrated with rubber stamps by Eduard Bal, Michael Gibbs, Henryk Bzdok, Robert Rehfeldt. Introduction by Guy Schraenen, 1977. 21,5 x 15,5 cm, 200 copies.
COMMONPRESS # 16
Contribution by Guy Schraenen to the “Commonpress” project of Pawel Petasz which forms a special issue on artists’ postage stamps with 31 participants, 1979. 21,5 x 15,5 cm, 100 copies, numbered and signed.
12 fully illustrated issues of a mail art magazine, published monthly. Project by A.S.P.C. and the International Cultural Centre ICC Antwerp on occasion of the "International Mail Art Festival", 1980-1981. 29,7 x 21 cm each issue.
MAIL (ART) STAMPS
Catalogue for the exhibition of the same name organized at the “Musée de la Poste”, Brussels. Text by Guy Schraenen, 1982. 21 x 14,7 cm, 300 copies.
Publication with 176 contributions to the collective sound score of Aeropus I, a Mail art performance-project by Guy Schraenen, 1982. Black & White reproduction: 29,7 x 21 cm, 50 copies. Coloured reproduction: 48 x 37,5 x 24 cm, 20 copies, numbered and signed.
AEROPUS I PROGRAM: Published on the occasion of the Aeropus I live concerts at ICC Antwerp, Palais des Beaux-Arts Brussels, T.19 Bruges, in Poznan and Łódź, 1982. 21 x 14,7 cm.
NIEME KINO '83
NIEME KINO '84
Nieme Kino ’83 and Nieme Kino ’84 (Silent Movie) are two books documenting the two artists’ film festivals organized in Lodz (Poland) during the state of war. These two entirely illustrated publications are conceived by Józef Robakowski and include numerous contributions of artists and filmmakers, 1884. 29,7 x 21 cm.
PST! OR SIGNS OF NEW ART
This fully illustrated publication documents the underground art activities in Poland between 1981 and 1984. Foreword by Guy Schraenen, 1984. 29,7 x 21 cm.
DOCUMENTS AS STATEMENT
Publication realized on the occasion of lectures and exhibitions about the Guy Schraenen éditeur and the A.S.P.C. publications, held in Poland, 1984. 29,7 x 21 cm.
A VIEW ON BELGIAN ART
Publication realized on the occasion of lectures and exhibitions about the work of Leo Copers, Luc Deleu, Denmark, Filip Francis and others, held in Poland, 1984. 29,7 x 21 cm.
Assembling including contributions of 32 Belgian artists, a.o. Guillaume Bijl, Leo Copers, Luc Deleu, Bernard Villlers, Danny Devos, Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven, Eduard Bal, Marc Verstockt, etc., 1984.
29,7 x 21 cm, 100 copies (35 reserved for the artists), some signed.
OTHER SOUNDS FROM BELGIUM
Illustrated publication documents the work and activities of more than 30 composers and organizations involved in contemporary music and sound research. It was realized for the “Other sounds from Belgium” event organized at the “Time Based Arts”, Amsterdam, during the “Summer Festival of Music & Theatre”, 1985. 29,5 x 21 cm.
POOLSE AVANT GARDE
Illustrated publication in newspaper format, realized on the occasion of the exhibition "Poolse Avant Garde", organized by the A.S.P.C. at the "Cultureel Centrum Berchem", 1985. 43 x 30,5 cm.
I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN AT YOUR SIDE
Artists’ books based on a video, 1986.
21 x 29,7 cm.
THE SLOGAN OF MY LIFE
Artists’ book based on a film, 1986.
21 x 29,7 cm.
RADIOFONISCH FESTIVAL VAN DE NIEUWE MUZIEK
Program published on the occasion of the music festival organized by the A.S.P.C. for Radio Centraal, Antwerp. Introduction by Guy Schraenen, 1987. 21 x 14,7 cm.
Illustrated object catalogue published by the University of Ghent on the occasion of the exhibition devoted to A.S.P.C. collection. First release of Guy Schraenen's essay "For another Approach to Art History", 1988. 27 x 19 cm.
KUNSTENAARSBOEKEN UIT DE VERZAMELING A.S.P.C.
Illustrated catalogue on the occasion of the artists' books exhibition organized by the A.S.P.C. at the Provinciaal Museum Hasselt, 1990. 42 x 14 cm.
TUSSEN KLANK EN BEELD
Illustrated catalogue published by the Provinciaal Museum Hasselt on the occasion of the exhibition devoted to sound and visual works of the A.S.P.C., 1991. 30 x 30 cm.
FÜR DIE STIMME
(Engl.: For the Voice).
A series of four sound cassettes with sound examples from the A.S.P.C. on the history of sound poetry and other audio works with the voice. Produced in the frame of the exhibition Für die Stimme, Berlin, Wiens Laden & Verlag; Antwerp, A.S.P.C., 1991.
Illustrated catalogue published by the Institut Français Bremen on the occasion of the exhibition devoted to french sound and visual works by the A.S.P.C collection, 1994. 26 x 21 cm.
Illustrated catalogue published on the occasion of the exhibition of multiples from the A.S.P.C. collection held in the Centrale Bibliotheek KU Leuven, 1994. 15 x 21 cm.