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12.09.2021 Programme Essay Vistas of Modernity

12.09.2021 Programme Essay Vistas of Modernity

The program explored the historical context and present vocabularies of urgent debates regarding the inclusiveness of art institutions such as museums and contemporary art spaces. Invited guests responded to the essay by Rolando Vázquez/, featuring a keynote lecture by Professor Gloria Wekker and moderation by Nancy Jouwe.

The livestream of this afternoon is available at the Youtube Channel of Kunstinstituut Melly   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NsdAzi-nj6Umet

 

 

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02.09.2021 - Book launch A Colour Has Many Layers. Liesbeth Piena

02.09.2021 - Book launch A Colour Has Many Layers. Liesbeth Piena

A Colour Has Many Layers. Liesbeth Piena
3 – 5 September 2021 
Public Opening exhibition, Mini Galerie, temporary exhibition location: Oetewalerstraat 73 in Amsterdam

Opening 2 September: 18-21h, book release at 19h 

Jap Sam Books  proudly presents the new publication A Colour Has Many Layers. Liesbeth Piena on the occasion of the granting of the Sieger White Award to Liesbeth Piena and the opening of her solo exhibition at Mini Galerie. 

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23.11 - 25.11.2018 - Printing Plant Art Book Fair, Amsterdam

23.11 - 25.11.2018 - Printing Plant Art Book Fair, Amsterdam

Opening times: Friday 23 November 12:00 – 21:00; 17:00-21:00 fair’s official opening (part of Amsterdam Art Weekend’s official opening night). Saturday 24 November 12:00-20:00, Sunday 25 November 12:00-20:00

On Sunday 25 November, 19h00-19h30 artist Frans van Lent will read parts of 'The ParallelShow', published this summer by Jap Sam Books

Free Admission

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Book launch DIY Klarenstraat - 20 July, 2017

Book launch DIY Klarenstraat - 20 July, 2017

We would like to ask your attention for the book launch of DIY Klarenstraat. A new perspective on the post-war social housing block

The influential architecture critic and professor emiritus Vincent van Rossem considers the U.J. Klarenstraat to be 'the future of urban renewal in Amsterdam'. He is not the only one with this opinion. The very first Do It Yourself walk-up apartment block was nominated for multiple awards. This book is a helping hand to anyone dealing with the transformation of existing real estate, in particular the post-war social housing block. 

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Launch DEMYSTIFIED by Nick Renshaw at EKWC and Galerie De Witte Voet

Launch DEMYSTIFIED by Nick Renshaw at EKWC and Galerie De Witte Voet

Book launch at EKWC, Oisterwijk, April 30

The director of Sundaymorning@ekwc, the European Ceramic Workcentre, Ranti Tjan, invites you for the book launch of Demystified, the European Ceramic Workcentre as Centre of Excellence by artist and researcher Nick Renshaw.
For the previous three years the author has worked with publisher Eleonoor Jap Sam and designer Montse Hernández i Sala towards realisation of the publication of his thesis (2013).

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Lecture Mark Pimlott 'We desire a kind of freedom: the public interior as idea and project'

Lecture Mark Pimlott 'We desire a kind of freedom: the public interior as idea and project'

In the West, we operate in a condition of interiority, an elaborate set of arrangements that are reflected in the built environment. These are the physical bases of the social contract, some of whose outcomes we might find unpalatable. There are realms within this condition where people become conscious of themselves in relation to their cities and others; and there are those in which this consciousness is sheltered, accommodated. 

The public interior is the pre-eminent public environment in the contemporary city. It is the space that historically and presently frames and situates the public. The public interior is, all too often, an instrument for the inculcation of predictable behaviour: a realm of control geared towards the acceptance of a social, political or economic order, rather than a realm for enfranchisement, association, or political action. Mark Pimlott’s recent book ‘The Public Interior as Idea and Project’ (Jap Sam Books, 2016) looked at a range of possibilities for the public interior that have emerged through time, finding––among the interiors as machines to which we have become supplicants––spaces for the imagination, for heightened consciousness of the self, the other and the world, interiors that offer a kind of freedom. The motifs employed by interiors that encouraged the latter are offered as models for the contemporary condition. 

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