Neither the book is a publication that arose from Neither the exhibition, curated by Fernanda Brenner in 2017 to inaugurate the Brussels gallery of Mendes Wood DM. Yet Neither the book is not a documentation of Neither the exhibition. Instead a selection of the artists who exhibited have been invited to produce new works for the page that, alongside a fictional history of the gallery’s new European home, written by Oliver Basciano, mingle with a photographic commission from Mauro Restiffe. They, like the exhibition, evoke a space somewhere between moving in and feeling at home, a capturing of a place that was no longer a family abode and not yet a fully functioning commercial gallery. By taking this conscious pause—respecting the distance and the journey of an exhibition from idea to materialization to memory—Neither the book hovers and loops between proposal, scrapbook and diary.
Oliver Basciano (ed.) and Fernanda Brenner with photographs by Mauro Restiffe. English, 180 × 270 mm, 184 pages, b/w and color illustrations, softcover, published by BOM DIA BOA TARDE BOA NOITE, co-published with Mendes Wood DM, designed by Studio Manuel Raeder. ISBN 978-3-96436-004-5