Guy Schraenen died on 9 November 2018 in Paris. 


Guy Schraenen, Ernst Caramelle exhibition,
Guy Schraenen. Photo: Ernst Caramelle




Detailed information about Guy Schraenen will come soon. In meantime find a description of his activities here:
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Primary information can be found here:

Collected Writings Guy Schraenen. Essays, Statements, Interviews 1974-2013

Edited by Bettina Brach with the collaboration of Maike Aden, Bremen: Centre for Artists' Publications 2013

Guy Schraenen’s “Collected Writings” give access to all the texts he published over four decades, from the 1970s up until the very recent past. They document his abiding interest in the history and the significance of the international networks underlying artists’ publications and initiatives in the 1960s and 1970s. He reflects upon the socio-political and cultural strategies of the artist-initiated art scene, which remained independent of the official art establishment. 

The writings are presented in the form of facsimiles of the original publications. Most texts are in English, some in French, several also in other languages. They are available in two versions:

  • A digitalized version on DVD
  • A print version in 2 folders

Order: Centre for Artists' Publications Bremen, Germany






- Aden, Maike: Guy Schraenen. A Foreigner Abroad; in: Livres d'artistes et éditions bibliophiles en Belgique, Brussels: Royal Library of Belgium, 2018  (i. prep.)


- Boivent, Marie: La revue d'artiste. Enjeux et spécificités d'une pratique artistique, Rennes: Editions Incertain Sens, 2015.


- Boivent, Marie: Axe. Entretien avec Guy Schraenen; interview in Revues d'artistes. Une selection, Rennes: Association Arcade et. al., 2008, 96-101.


- Brach, Bettina; Aden, Maike (ed.): Schraenen, Guy. Essays, Statements, Interviews 1974-2013, printed and digital edition, Bremen: Centre for Artists' Publications, 2013


- Delleaux, Océane: Le multiple d'artiste: Histoire d'une mutation artistique: Europe-Amérique du Nord de 1985 à nos jours. Paris: L'Harmattan, 2010, 20 -32.


- Dustin, Jo: Une bibliothèque singulière; in; Le Soir; 29 mai 2006online:, 11 Nov. 2017.


- Lecointre, Didier; Drouet, Dominique: Guy Schraenen éditeur, exhibition catalogue, Paris: Librairie Didier Lecointre et Dominique Drouet, 2014; printed edition and online:, 11. Nov. 2017.


- Miessner, Marie-Cécile: Les éditions de Guy Schraenen; in: Nouvelles de l'estampes. n° 33, 1977, 52–53.


- Pas, Johan. Artists' Publications: The Belgian Contribution. Books, Magazines, Artists, Publishers. London: Koenig Books, 2017, 71, 125, 131, 132, 136, 141-149, 156-162, 164, 168-170, 181, 187, 237.


- Robakowski, Józef: The Conservator of Ideas. An Interview with Józef Robakowski by Maria Morzuch; in: Kolekcja Multimedialna. Galerii Wymiany Józefa Robakowskiego (A multimedia collection. Exchange Gallery. Joseph Robakowski), 10. Łódź: Muzeum Sztuki, 1998.


- Jahre, Lutz: Künstlerbücher, mehr als fünf Sinne; interview in Unlimited Edition ed. Lutz Jahre, Köln: Salon Verlag, 2001, 271-294. 


- Schraenen, Guy: Guy Schaenen Collectionneurs (fragment). Collection A.S.P.C., conversation Hubert Besacier, Guy Schraenen. Saint-Yrieix-la-Perche: Pays-paysage, 1995.


- Schwarz, Isabelle: Archive for Small Press and Communication (A.S.P.C.); in Archive für Künstlerpublikationen des 1960er bis 1980er Jahre, ed. Isabelle Schwarze, Köln: Schriftenreihe für Künstlerpublikationen, 2008, 43-89.