Listed leporello links linguistically lean language. For Leporello N° 07, Karl Holmqvist performs a session of Language Yoga; the artist’s highly subjective take on concrete poetry.
Karl Holmqvist (b. 1964) lives and works in Berlin. Starting from the early 1990s, Holmqvist’s artistic practice has mostly dealt with written and spoken language and the transformative possibilities between them in the form of videos, artist’s books, wall drawings and posters, in room size installations as well as spoken word readings. Karl Holmqvist is firmly established on the Swedish and international art scene, and is undoubtedly one of Sweden’s most prominent artists. As it happens, Holmqvist is also the first Swedish artist to be included in our Leporello Series.
For The Leporello Series, ll’Editions has invited a select group of international artists to contribute. Each artist is given carte blanche, restricted only by the accordion format and its ten panels (recto). To date, participating artists include (in order of appearance) Heimo Zobernig, Micah Lexier, Fiona Banner aka The Vanity Press, Ryan Gander, Shannon Ebner, Maurizio Nannucci, Karl Holmqvist and Jonathan Monk.
Inhabiting a space between book and paper sculpture, the Leporellos are printed on delicate Mohawk Superfine Eggshell paper. Each volume in the series is limited to 250 numbered copies and come in a bespoke rigid box, with the title hot foiled both on its front and on its spine, allowing it to sit comfortably in a bookshelf when not on display.