Rosaire Appel: a restless one-woman anthology

Rosaire Appel: a restless one-woman anthology

A life long artist, Rosaire Appel spent years in the dark room and as a writer. Even if asemic comics and art books were a later shift in her œuvre she arrived in the formative years of comics abstraction and uncomics. Her works explore visual sound and music; the shifting sands of being in the world; and the tensions between lexicality and visuality.

Host Allan Haverholm talked to her about a selection of her works during the 2020 pandemic.

Rosaire Appel is a featured artist in the Uncomics anthology, out now!

The galleries below only cover the works discussed in this artist talk. You are strongly encouraged to visit the artist’s website. Rosaire’s books are available from Printed Matter, as well as special, limited editions at Central Booking.


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Works discussed

All artwork courtesy of Rosaire Appel dot com

Intersections (2008)

As it were (2010)

And yet… (2011)

Seesongs (2012)

An unauthorized account (2012)

Rival connections (2013)

Marking time (2017)

Soundtracks/ (2018)

Corona panic score (2020)

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Allan Haverholm

Allan Haverholm

Allan Haverholm is a graphic artist, independent artistic researcher, editor, curator and performer. His experimental comics practice has been exhibited across Europe and North America, and he has given talks, courses and workshops across Northern Europe. Since his 2015 abstract comic "When the last story is told", he has formulated the field of uncomics to describe and study similar multidisciplinary practices in comics and contemporary arts.

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