Johan Pas is dean of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp, School of Arts of the AP University College. Pas holds a PhD in art history and is a lecturer, author and curator.
His research focuses on exhibition and publication history of 20th century avant-gardes. He also collects and studies artists' publications. In 2015 he founded CRAP, the Collection for Research on Artists' Publications. In 2017 his most recent book, Artists' Publications: The Belgian Contribution (Koenig Books, London) was published.
Het project wil niet alleen een beter inzicht bieden in de diverse edities van Guillaume Bijl en vragen beantwoorden naar de totstandkoming van dit aspect van zijn oeuvre en de verhouding ervan tot zijn grotere installatieprojecten.
With the research project Time is a Book (is Time) we aim at re-evaluating this experimental gesture of 2009 and considering its relevance and potential for today's and tomorrow's artistic practice.