urban matters

After Things Design Themselves (2013), Space is Time (2014) and Collective Rules (2015), Urban Matters is the fourth book in Adrien Tirtiaux’ publication series.


Urban Matters is structured in 4 chapters, introduced by 4 block-shaped sculptures. One is cast in concrete, one is modeled in clay, one is carved into stone and one is assembled with wood. These basic ways of sculpting enter into dialog with interventions realized by the Belgian artist in urban spaces and institutions across Europe. Like in the former volumes, documents related to Tirtiaux' contextual projects come together to create a broader narrative.


Urban Matters is published by Mark Pezinger Verlag in collaboration with Middelheim Museum and Platform 0090, Antwerp. It has 64 pages like a Tintin-album, it is again wonderfully designed by Emmanuel Leroy and includes a nice text by Sara Weyns.


Presentation of the publication: The Bernd Lohaus Stichting and A.VE.NU.DE.JET.TE - Institut de Carton vzw