At once a portable exhibition and a living archive, Lemons Gazing at Mount Etna brings together Lonneke van der Palen’s visual investigations. Premised upon the vernacular of the everyday, Van der Palen’s magnification of details transforms found objects—such as a plastic chair or stray shopping bag—into the protagonists of material culture.

Equally inspired by human actions and our interactions with objects, the publication itself playfully engages the reader in a game of association by inviting intervention in its presentation and sequencing. Considering alternative aesthetic modes through the artefacts of contemporary life, Lemons Gazing at Mount Etna is motivated by a renewed way of seeing.

Please note that Lemons Gazing at Mount Etna is currently on presale. Purchased copies will be shipped out after the official launch on 13 June 2024. Special presale price 45,00 euros; regular sales price after 13 June 55,00 euros.

  • Artist: Lonneke van der Palen
  • Title: Lemons Gazing at Mount Etna
  • Concept: Lonneke van der Palen, Myrabelle Charlebois, Our Polite Society
  • Graphic design: Our Polite Society 
  • Format: 275 × 390 mm
  • Number of pages: 280
  • Languages: English
  • Printing: Gutenberg Beuys Feindruckerei, Germany
  • Publication year: 2024
  • ISBN: 978-9-08322-744-3

    Four covers available. Randomly attributed.