Kim Bouvy

Special Edition Phantom City: print II

A Special Edition of Phantom City is now available, consisting of a signed book and one signed and numbered print (I or II). Both prints have an edition of 15 each and are printed with an Epson printer on Epson Premium Semigloss Photo Paper.
Paper size: 30x 40 cm, image size: 26 x 32 cm.

Prize Special Edition (book+print): 225,- incl. VAT (shipping handling not included). Please send me an email if you would like some information / to order.

Phantom City - the book

‘Phantom City’ can now be ordered HERE

click on image to see more images on my flickr page

Sunday Feb 7, 14-15h: booksigning at the Nederlands Fotomuseum during the the Weekend of the Photobook and exhibition Quickscan#01 (PLEASE NOTE: I will most probably be present only on Sunday, NOT on Saturday!!!!)

Saturday Feb 6, 14-19h: WildBookMarket at Het Wilde Weten (I will be present there with the book)

PHANTOM CITY - a photo novel >>>ORDER NOW<<<

click on image for more images of the book


Book stores:
in NL from January 29nd � 29,50
Rest of Europe / world: to be announced


Send me an email at kimbouvy at gmail dot com if you would like to be informed.

6/7 FEB 2010 BOOKSIGNING @ Weekend of the Photo Book, Nederlands Fotomuseum

signed and numbered book + inktjet print (paper size 30 x 40 cm) � 225. Choice between two images, each edition of 15 pieces.

Quick Scan, Nederlands Fotomuseum, Jan 16 - May 22, 2010
NowHere, CBK Rotterdam, Jan 22 - Feb 21, 2010

In this photographic novel, Dutch artist Kim Bouvy explores the way urban surroundings are perceived and valued � and how that is reflected in the visual culture, including art and architecture. Bouvy focuses on the city of Rotterdam through 160 images culled from newspaper clippings, promotional materials, postcards, and other images, which she mixes with photographs she took around Rotterdam between 2003 and 2009. Through these images and texts, Bouvy weaves a tale about a phantom city, a place that everybody recognizes but no one knows, where the present, future and past collide and merge into an unexpected narrative. Another thought-provoking work from this poet of the �condition urbaine.�

PHANTOM CITY - a photo novel
276 pages
Soft cover, otabind
19×12 cm

Photography, text and concept: Kim Bouvy
Graphic Design: Hansje van Halem
Printer: Calff & Meischke, Amsterdam
Binder: Hexspoor, Boxtel

Publisher: Uitgeverij Pels & Kemper
First edition, January 2010, 1000 pieces
Special edition: 2 x 15

The publication of � Phantom City � a photo novel� was made possible thanks to the support of Gemeente Rotterdam, Dienst Kunst en Cultuur / Stichting Centrum Beeldende Kunst Rotterdam / Materiaalfonds voor Beeldende Kunst en Vormgeving, Amsterdam

Phantom City - a photo novel (spread)

Saturday January 16th, 17h: Opening ‘Quick Scan’ at the Netherlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam /
Friday January 22nd, 18.15h: Booklaunch ‘Phantom City. a Photo Novel’ (Pels & Kemper publishers) at the Centrum Beeldende Kunst Rotterdam. Introduction by Frits Gierstberg, head of exhibitions at the Netherlands Fotomuseum (Nfm) and Margriet Kemper, Pels & Kemper publishers. The booklaunch is part of the opening of the groupshow ‘NowHere’

Phantom City. a Photo Novel.
272 p.
offset, black/white, more than 150 images
19×12 cm
english/dutch text
text / images: Kim Bouvy
Book design: Hansje van Halem
Print+lithography: Calff &Meischke, Amsterdam
edition: 1000

A speciale edition, a book plus 1 photographic print (30×40cm, choice between 2 images) will be available in 2 editions of 15. Please send me an email if you are interested.

Thursday June 18, 20h at TENT.: Phantom City Films


Phantom City Films Kim Bouvy /

Surprise Book Launch Marc Bijl

Kim Bouvy talks to radio producer/journalist Marten Minkema about the contrast between promotional films for Rotterdam and the image that the city is given when it serves as a background for feature films and crime series. She shows a number of historical promotional films that inspired her to make her installation for the exhibition Source Material, such as Rotterdam directed by Eimert Kruidhof after a scenario by Jan Blokker from 1962.

By now Marc Bijl is no longer a resident of Rotterdam having been entirely Berlin-ized. Still he returns to the city where his artistic roots lie to present his recently published monograph. His book In Case You Didnt Feel Like Showing Up (NAI Publishers/ DA2) provides an overview of the most important works produced by Bijl in the past ten years. At the same time it is an artists book to which Bijl also makes his creative contribution. The evening will close with a DJ set by none other than the artist himself; Marc Bijl.

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