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  • G. by John Berger, 1972; K. by Roberto Calasso, 2002 (English translation), from the collection of alpabet books by Louis Lüthi
  • A Die with Twenty-Six Faces, 2019, by Louis Lüthi
  • A Die with Twenty-Six Faces, 2019, by Louis Lüthi
  • Louis Lüthi. Un R est un M qui se P le L de la R. installation view, GAK Bremen 2020

Louis Lüthi
Un R est un M qui se P le L de la R

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01.02–19.07.2020

In the GAK library room, Louis Lüthi presents his collection of alphabet books, that is, books with letters for titles. Some of these titles are well known: Andy Warhol’s a, Louis Zukofsky’s “A”, Georges Perec’s W. Others are obscure, perhaps even imaginary: Zach Sodenstern’s A, Arnold Skemer’s C and D. Only one letter is missing from the collection: the letter “L”. Lüthi has found a solution to this problem. His book A Die with Twenty-Six Faces has the letter “L” on the cover. Tracing connections between the alphabet books in his collection, A Die with Twenty-Six Faces is a playful meditation on contemporary literature, typography and book collecting.

Louis Lüthi (born 1980, lives in Amsterdam) is a Dutch-American book designer and the author of On the Self-Reflexive Page (Roma Publications, 2010), Infant A (Paraguay Press, 2012), The Preparator (with Kasper Andreasen, Roma Publications, 2016) and A Die with Twenty-Six Faces (Roma Publications, 2019). His work is part of the collections of the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, the Kandinsky Library, Paris, and the MACBA, Barcelona, among others. As a book designer he has worked in close collabration with many artists, including Rossella Biscotti, Katinka Bock, Gerald Domenig, Aslan Gaisumov, gerlach en koop, and Evelyn Taocheng. Lüthi is a writing teacher and thesis supervisor at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam.

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01.02–19.07.2020

Library

Curated by
Regina Barunke

Events

Fri 31.01.20, 7 p.m.
Opening

Sat 14.03.20, 11 a.m.
Louis Lüthi: A Die with Twenty-Six Faces
cancelled

Sun 28.06.20, 11am
Guided tour through the current exhibitions with Sarah Maria Kaiser, Anne Storm, and the artist Christine Moldrickx
→  Please register here until 22.06. (max. 10 pers.)

Related Material

→ Louis Lüthi. A Die with Twenty-Six Faces (excerpt)

→ Zoë Dankert: Only the ‘L’is missing – Louis Lüthi’s collection of alphabet books, 19.03.2019. In: Metropolis M, No.6 2020

→ Michael Orthofer: A Die With Twenty-Six Faces by Louis Lüthi, 22.04.2019. In: the complete review

Support

Special thanks to: Center for Artists’ Publications. Weserburg Museum für moderne Kunst, Bremen

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