BLOOD (book launch)
June 18
Columbusplein 233, 1057 TX Amsterdam

This event marks the unveiling of BLOOD, the newest publication on our imprint, edited and designed by Line-Gry Hørup. BLOOD has been six years in the making. This long-awaited publication presents the first-ever translations of the fourteen (and only) poems written by the Danish art historian and publisher R. Broby-Johansen in 1922, for which he was sentenced to jail. In vivid and gory details, the poems depict the red-light district of Copenhagen’s underbelly. In them, he defends those subjected to misery and poverty, and comments on the hypocrisy of the bourgeoisie responsible for their misery. The appendix of the book gives a unique insight into Broby-Johansen’s methodology, interests and life following the end of his career as a poet, through photographs taken by Johannes Schwartz and translations of the archive by Hørup.

Since a more traditional book launch is currently out of the question, we’re launching the book with a special vinyl by the editor/designer, installed on the front window of our *new* publishing-oriented location in Amsterdam-West. Simultaneously, a series of audio recordings of poems from the book will be made available on our website to enjoy from afar. More information about the event will follow soon.

For pre-orders of the book, please contact us via email. Kunstverein members receive 50% off publications.