Ines von Ketelhodt

Artist Books

art and nature I - group exhibition

Ines von Ketelhodt

 Study of visual communication at the University of Design, Offenbach
 seit 1986working as a freelance photographer, book artist and graphic designer
1986-2001Founding member of the artist group "Unica T
1992+2000Walter Tiemann Prize of the Academy of Visual Arts, Leipzig
1997-2006Collaboration with Peter Malutzk on the 50-volume book art project "Second Encyclopedia of Tlön
2011-2013Work on the 6-volume book art project "farbwechsel"
Various prizes from the Frankfurt Book Art Foundation: Promotional Prize, Most Beautiful Books from All Over the World, Most Beautiful German Books

exhibitions (selection)

2019Im Licht von Raum und Zeit, Ines von Ketelhodt, Fotografien und Künstlerbücher, Klingspor-Museum, Offenbach
2018Artists and their books, books and their artists, Getty Research Insitute, Los Angeles/ CA
2018Freud on the Couch - Psyche in the book, CBA: new York, San Francisoc & Minneapolis
2017the MCBA Prize 2017 Finalists, Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis/MN
2017 Historic Futures: Artists Reinvent the Book, Legion of Honor Museum, San Francisco/CA
2016/17 The Authority of the Book, Turchin Center for the Visual Arts, Boone/NC
2016 Artists & Others: From the National Library of the Netherlands, The Grolier Club, New York  (Katalog)
2016 Reading with the Senses, Lunder Arts Center, Cambridge/MA (Katalog)"
2014  Éloge de la rareté, Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris (Katalog)
2013 Seductive Alchemy, TWU Gallery, Denton/ TX (Katalog)
2012 Diamond Leaves, CAFA Art Museum, Peking
2011 The MCBA Prize 2011 Finalists, Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis/ MN
2010 No translation required, Trois Gallery, Savannah/GA (Katalog)
2008 De verbeelding van Borges, Museum Meermanno, Den Haag
2007Zweite Enzyklopädie von Tlön, Gutenberg-Museum, Mainz (Katalog)
2006Contemporary Artists’ Books from Germany, Municipal Museum of Art, Toyota
1996Unica T: 10 Jahre Künstlerbücher, Museum Angewandte Kunst Frankfurt (Katalog)"
Purchases of artists' books, including from:
Albertina Wien
Bibliotheca Librorum apud Artificem, Sydney
Bibliothèque nationale des France, Paris
Bibliothèque nationale de Luxembourg
Centre Pompidou, Paris
Deutsches Buch- und Schriftmuseum, Leipzig
Getty Research Library, Los Angeles
Gutenberg-Museum Mainz
Helsingin Kaupunginkirjasto, Helsinki
Klingspor Museum Offenbach
Koninklijke Bibliotheek, Den Haag
Kunstbibliothek Berlin
Library of Congress, Washington
Metropolitan Museum New York
Museum Angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt
MAK, Wien
Museum für Moderne Kunst, Bremen
Museum Meermanno, Den Haag
MoMA San Francisco
MoMa New York
New York Public Library
Tate Library and Archive, London
Victoria & Albert Museum, London

farbwechsel - color change

The set consists of six volumes in an all-fabric case (43.7 x 30.7 x 7.4 cm). Each book is dedicated to one color: white, yellow, green, blue, red and black.

They have a uniform format (41.8 x 29.4 cm), but in handling they are different, some are landscape, others portrait, one is a fanfold. 33 num. and sig. Copies, Flörsheim 2011 - 2013.

The project is only available complete


The three volumes contain photo sequences taken in Times Square in New York on 5.5.2014. A cinematic sequence is created when the volumes are leafed through in parallel.

The volumes are preceded by a motto by Roland Barthes from "La chambre claire. Note sur la photographie" in front of it: in volume 1 in the original French, in volume 2 in German and in volume 3 in English translation. Photography, design and book printing: Ines von Ketelhodt.

The photographs were digitally printed on opaque paper, and the texts were letterpress printed from polymer clichés on glassine paper. Three cardboard covers with fabric spine in a slipcase (cardboard with black lacquered wooden bars), title embossed.

20.5 x 31.2 cm, 24 pages each, 40 numbered and signed copies. Flörsheim/Main 2014