2014, four institutions joined together in a partnership showing various aspects of Partenheimer’s work: the Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich; the Falckenberg Collection, Deichtorhallen Hamburg; the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag; and the Contemporary Art Gallery in Vancouver. All four exhibitions had independent installation concepts related to their locations and spaces, and opened up various subjective and reflexive realms of experience to visitors. The accompanying book Jürgen Partenheimer. Das Archiv – The Archive provides a “fifth space” where through a series of commissioned essays, philosophers, historians, artists and poets, reflect on the multi-faceted nature of Partenheimer’s work through an examination of ideas and themes present in his practice .
A la rêveuse matière, a double volume artist book with a series of etchings by Jürgen Partenheimer and five texts by Francis Ponge was on view in the Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich and the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag.
A la rêveuse matière was published in two editions; a limited deluxe edition of 24 copies, including seven etchings, and a regular edition of 24 copies including two etchings. The etchings were done directly by the artist at the studio of Henrie Hemelsoet in Ghent.
The poems were translated by Anthony Rudolf (English) and Piet Meeuse (Dutch). The letterpress text is handset in Bembo and Gill 18 point and printed by Rein Ergo. The etchings are printed by Henrie Hemelsoet.
Techniques used include softground etching, hardground etching, whiteground aquatint, and sugar lift aquatint.
The entire edition is printed on vélin d'Arches 200 g.
Size 28 x 36 cms.
Each book is signed by the artist (frontispice and colophon).
Press | Amine Haase in Kölner Stadtanzeiger, 30.8.2002.