Vinyl. Records & Covers by Artists
SOUND COLLECTION GUY SCHRAENEN
The Sound Collection Guy Schraenen was part of the Archive for Small Press & Publication, which was brought together and curated by Guy Schraenen and Anne Marsily from 1974 on. It is the internationally most important and comprehensive collection of sound art dedicated to the interweaving of visual and acoustic works in the field of visual arts. Vinyl records by artists are the main focus, but numerous other sound carriers as well as graphics and a library complete the collection. On its basis, Guy Schraenen organized numerous exhibitions, events and radio broadcasts on audio experiments by poets and visual artists but also by pioneering musicians.
In early 2018, it was acquired by the Centre for Artists' Publications. They set up a website with more than two hundred audio examples of this collection including information on the works and biographies of the artists can be found on this Website: Sound Collection Guy Schraenen.
VINYL. RECORDS AND COVERS BY ARTISTS
On basis of the sound collection within the Archive for Small Press & Communiation, Guy Schraenen curated many exhibitions on different aspects of sound art (see CATALOGUES).
The illustrated catalogue Vinyl. Records and Covers by Artists was published on occasion of the traveling exhibition (Bremen, Barcelona, Porto, Paris, Moscow, Besançon) which gave a comprehensive overview on the collection in its completeness and uniqueness. It became a reference book for the variety of music, sound and language experiments by visual artists on records and other published material, beginning with 1920s avant-garde until recent experiments. Bremen, Museum Weserburg; Barcelona, MACBA, 2005. 19 x 28 cm, 268 pages.
ARTCOUSTICS. THE STORIES TOLD BY RECORD COVERS
Illustrated catalogue with accompanying CD on occasion of the exhibition on artists' records from the '60s to the '80s, including rarely seen material from the east-block. Curatorship: Nikolai Jeffs, Guy Schraenen, Božidar Zrinski. Ljubljana: International Centre of Graphic Arts (mglc), 2006. 500 pages.
Illustrated catalogue on occasion of the exhibition on a selection of records and other published material of the Sound Collection Guy Schraenen. Sablé-Sur-Sarthe: L'Entracte, 2013. 19 x 25 cm.
VIYL & CLIPS
Illustrated catalogue on occasion of the exhibition of the Sound Collection Guy Schraenen, curated by Maike Aden after Guy Schraenen's death. Presented in this show was also a selection of video clips by artists. This part was curated by Sylvie Zavatta. Frac Franche-Comté Besançon, 2019, 19 x 25 cm