Cover of rigid box, image source: Publisher

Work Description

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. BIOGRAPHY Karl Holmqvist (born 1964), is a Swedish artist known for his text based works, poetry and readings. Holmqvist has exhibited at the ICA – Institute of Contemporary Arts 2009, CAM – Chelsea Art Museum, 2009, The Living Art Museum, Reykjavik (2008), Tensta Konsthall (2008) Manifesta 7 – Comitato Manifesta 7, Bolzano (2008) and at PERFORMA 05 – Performa, New York City, NY (2005)


Box 14.8x19.1 cm / Leporello 9.9x14.2 cm

Artists’ Book

Leporello N° 07

by Karl Holmqvist

Release Place Gothenburg, Sweden
Edition 1st edition
Release Date 30th September 2022
Designer: Lundgren+Lindqvist
Artist: Karl Holmqvist
Printrun 250
ISBN-13: 978-91-987672-2-3
Inscription numbered, Numbered with rubber stamp on verso of box.
Original Price 25.00 EUR
Subform Accordion, Concertina, Leporello
Themes Language
Methods Writing
Dimensions 14.8 × 19.1 × 2.3 cm
Pages 10
Technique Hot Foil, Offset