Book launch and official opening
The Poems and Archive of R. Broby-Johansen
by Line-Gry Hørup
BLOOD is the first comprehensive English translation of the first and only poems of Danish art historian, communist activist and writer R. Broby-Johansen. Translated, edited and designed by Line-Gry Hørup(with literary guidance of Phillip Baber), Broby-Johansen’s poems are accompanied by a series of full colour photographs by Johannes Schwartz, which document a visit to Brody-Johansen archive at the Royal Danish Library in Copenhagen. The book was published by Kunstverein Publishing in 2020.
BLOOD was selected as one of The Best Dutch Book Designs and nominated for the Danish literary prize Schadeprisen. It was also selected as one of the best artist books and literary books by the Danish newspaper, Dagbladet Information.
At stanza BLOOD was presented along with a series of extra special photographic prints, original printsheets from the publication, as well as an antiquarian assortment of Broby’s own books to flip trough upon visiting.