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  • Willem Oorebeek

    Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst (SMAK)

    Only the most attentive readers of the Belgian art journal De Witte Raaf might have noticed something odd about its November-December 2002 issue. By manipulating the printing process of four pages, including the cover, Brussels-based artist Willem Oorebeek made the black text gain in intensity. Virtually imperceptibly, the magazine’s bare graphic design and stark layout, which incidentally hasn’t changed for thirteen years, was granted a certain added brilliance. The by now iconic look of a magazine broadly perceived as highly theoretical was highlighted and suddenly made to appear as an image

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