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  • Home Reassembled
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    Home Reassembled

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    Home Reassembled

    +++On Art, Destruction & Belonging+++

    +++Aleksi Malmberg & Annukka Vähäsöyrinki (eds)+++

    ISBN
    978-94-90322-85-4
    Graphic designer
    Thomas Soete
    Translator
    Susan Heiskanen
    Proofreaders
    Susan Heiskanen, Aaron Bogart
    Number of pages
    104
    Book size
    13 x 19 cm
    Binding
    Softcover

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    This publication has been published in cooperation with the Finnish Cultural Institute for the Benelux. www.finncult.be

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    'The concept of home is in constant flux and deeply political, and it holds within questions of gender, ethnicity and social status. Many people live without a home or in between homes, voluntarily or by force. The middle-class utopia of a mobile home, epitomised by the motor home, easily turns into a travesty of itself.' From the foreword by editors Aleksi Malmberg and Annukka Vähäsöyrinki

    Autumm 2017, the Finnish Cultural Institute for the Benelux and Jap Sam Books launched their joint essay collection Home Reassembled. On Art, Destruction & Belonging. The book comments on the many dimensions of the Mobile Home(less) project. The starting point for the book’s texts are different interpretations of Finnish sculptor Anssi Pulkkinen’s new contemporary artwork that deals with homelessness, Street View (Reassembled). Pulkkinen’s challenging and topical installation composed of the ruins of a Syrian Home is the thread that draws the book’s different and diverse texts together thematically. 

    The team of authors include experts from the fields of contemporary art, architecture and Middle Eastern research. The texts in essay format offer unexpected perspectives on Pulkkinen’s artwork, and by way of which to some of our time’s most critical concerns. The publication, for example, reflects on war and the loss of home, reality and its representation, the relationship between private and public space as well as the value creation process.

    The authors include Syrian architect and writer Marwa Al-Sabouni, Islam scholar and professor Jaakko Hämeen-Anttila, art historian and professor Hanna Johansson, senior lecturer in visual culture Max Ryynänen as well as Dutch curator and critic Vincent van Velsen. Artist Anssi Pulkkinen also discusses the starting points for his artwork in the book.

    The essay collection Home Reassembled. On Art, Destruction & Belonging was launched at the Habitare expo at Helsinki Messukeskus from 13 to 17 September. Anssi Pulkkinen’s artwork Street View (Reassembled) was also on display in Finland for the first time at Habitare, the largest furniture, design and interior decoration event in Finland. 

    Nine essays on home, identity, and ruins. Writers, artists, curators, and researchers discuss homelessness and war, utopias of free movement, reconstructing cities and their histories, and the ethics of art. Viewpoints from Benelux, Finland, and Syria are bound together by artist Anssi Pulkkinen’s Street View (Reassembled), a mobile installation of a ruined Syrian home. The essays offer surprising perspectives into timely themes in today’s world.

    With contributions by Umayya Abu-Hanna, Marwa Al-Sabouni, Jaako Hämeen-Anttila, Hanna Johansson, Anssi Pulkkinen, Max Ryynänen, Issa Touma, Rosa te Velde, Vincent van Velsen and the Finnish Cultural Institute for the Benelux.

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  • How to tell a story of my father
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    How to tell a story of my father

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    +++Keiko Sato+++

    ISBN

    978-94-90322-03-8

    Graphic designer

    Montse Hernández i Sala

    Number of pages

    124

    Book size

    17 x 21

    Binding

    Paperback

    Only available in English

    This publication is supported by the Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture.

    Date of release: November 2009

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    After battling a major illness which corresponded with her witnessing the September 11 attacks in NYC, artist Keiko Sato radically changed her working methods and started to search for new insights into her life and work. She began digging up memories of her father who served as a Kamikaze Pilot in the Army. It prompted a larger project about the history and survival
    politics of her family and her country; Japan. The first part of her trip is documented in a video focusing on her return to Japan and the meeting with her family.

    This publication How to tell a story of my father consists of her art work, combined with a series of interviews with cultural and political figures from her father's generation. It also reflects the experiences, interviews and ideas that arose during the making of her project.

    Keiko Sato was born in 1957 in Japan and had been working from 1979 for ten years as a midwife and nurse. In 1989 she moved to London and studied Fine Arts at Gold Smith's College and from 1993-1995 at the Jan van Eyck Academy in Maastricht.

    Quotation from How to tell a story of my father

    'The people who were involved in the incident would never forget what happened to them. Their memories would remain in their mind, and these would eventually be passed on to their children. History is not only the accumulation of chronological events, but also the collective memory of people. We live now, but our present life is connected with the past, and so is our history. Forgotten memories could suddenly come back to our mind. The terrorist attack and kamikaze acts are very different matters. However, what I experienced in New York led me to the memories of my father, although I hardly remember him. It was by sheer chance that I was not born in the time and place where a war was going on. I have not encountered a politically complex and life-threatening situation before. Yet, this may purely be a coincidence or luck. A question then came to my mind: If I were a soldier in the war, must I kill my enemy? 'Yes, I have to. Otherwise, I would be killed. Or I could be tortured and murdered even if I was just a civilian.' That I could be a perpetrator as well as a victim is a frightening thought. I realized that it depends on the circumstances and my personal situation.' - Keiko Sato

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  • HUISBOOMFEEST
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    HUISBOOMFEEST

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    HUISBOOMFEEST

    +++Een kunstproject van Wapke Feenstra over cyclische tijd in het Piushavengebied van Tilburg+++

    +++Wapke Feenstra+++

    ISBN

    978-94-90322-18-2

    Graphic designer

    Ariënne Boelens

    Number of pages

    200

    Book size

    10.5 x 14.8 cm

    Binding

    Paperback (wire-o)

    Only available in Dutch

    Date of release: June 2010

    This publication was made possible by KORT and Fonds BKVB.

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    the art project huisboomfeest (2003-2010) was closed off with a book launch. The publication contains six essays on the collected photo's, semiotic observations and organised (nature) walks. They focus on the area and the online archive.

    This publication is only available in the Dutch language.

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  • Human Branding
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    Human Branding

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    Human Branding

    +++Strutting Johnnie Walker+++

    +++Kenneth Pratt, Boris van Berkum+++

    ISBN

    978-90-5973-005-2 [episode]

    Graphic designer

    75b

    Number of pages

    44

    Book size

    24 x 17

    Binding

    paperback

    Available in English

    special offer: now only € 4.50 instead of € 9,50 [the Netherlands] € 11,00 [Europe] € 12,50 [outside Europa]

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    Human Branding is visible in the works of a number of contemporary artists. These artists are largely not part of a group nor always collaborate. However they share Human Branding. They share a process by which they make work in which figurative human(oid) forms are used in a logo-istic way. A way of rapidly communicating complex information to us in the same way that many other logos or trademarks might.

    Whether Human Branding is new or is becoming more prevalent in the 'high' visual arts remains open to debate. Its place in street and club culture, however, already verges on orthodoxy.

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  • I don't know what you are going to say
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    I don't know what you are going to say

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    +++Erik Hagoort+++

    ISBN

    978-94-90322-91-5

    Graphic designer

    Jean-Michel Meyers

    Number of pages

    112

    Book size

    15 x 21 cm

    Binding

    Paperback

    English (translation Gregory Ball)

    Co-publisher: Track Report

    This book and the gatherings documented in it are part of Erik Hagoort’s PhD art research under the title Resuming Encounters, at Antwerp University / the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp (united under the name ARIA).

    Published with the support of Koninklijke Academie voor Schone Kunsten Antwerpen, Bijzonder Onderzoek Fonds, Universiteit Antwerpen, Academie voor Kunst en Vormgeving St. Joost, Breda/’s-Hertogenbosch, Antwerp Research Institute for the Arts (ARIA)

    www.erikhagoort.nl

    Track Report documents artistic research at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Antwerp – Artesis Plantijn Hogeschool. www.track-report.be

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    Thinking together aloud.

    Talking uninhibitedly.

    Holding a non-polemic conversation.

    How can you receive an idea hospitably?

    You don’t know what the other person is going to say.

    You don’t always know what you yourself are going to say.

    This book provides a picture of the ‘thinking aloud’ that went on during several gatherings initiated by Erik Hagoort. In a series of essays, he builds on ideas on closeness that originate from Ilse Bulhof, Emmanuel Levinas and Cornelis Verhoeven.

    I don’t know what you are going to say contains disarming lines of thought that prompt further thinking on aspects of encounter: uninhibitedness, embarrassment, astonishment and responsibility.

    In addition to researching conditions for encounters in art, Erik Hagoort teaches at the Master Institute of the St. Joost Academy of Art and Design in ‘s-Hertogenbosch. At the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp he reached research methodologies in the arts (2015-2017). He has previously published the essay Good Intentions. Judging the Art of Encounter (2005) through the former Fonds BKVB, now the Mondriaan Fund, and has also published numerous articles on contemporary art in De Volkskrant and Metropolis M. He has recently contributed to publications by Valiz and Sternberg Press on social art practices.

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  • Ian Berry. Splendid Isolation
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    Ian Berry. Splendid Isolation

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    +++Diana Wind, Arnoud van Aalst, Ian Berry+++

    ISBN

    978-94-92852-30-4

    Graphic designer

    Tim Ho @duotone.hk

    Number of pages

    160

    Book size

    24 x 24 cm

    Binding

    Paperback

    Date of Release: 29 November 2020

    English | Dutch

    Along with Museum Rijswijk and Jap Sam Books the book was made possible by the museum show principle sponsor Pepe Jeans London, along with Tercel, Famore Cutlery, Cone Denim and Tonello.

    More information: www.ianberry.org https://museumrijswijk.nl

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    Ian Berry has emerged as an exciting young British artist over the last decade. He has been making virtuous figurative paintings and installations of denim for over 15 years. He uses discarded jeans, cuts them up into pieces and sorts according to hue like a painter places his colour nuances to his palette. At first glance the work seems two-dimensional, but when you zoom in, you can see how different layers of denim are placed on top and over each other. The ‘paintings’ are in fact denim collages so perfectly put together. They are almost impossible to distinguish from a realistic painting. Ian Berry also makes three-dimensional denim installations, which have been on display on multiple continents and at museums.

    Ian Berry is a socially committed artist. With his work he responds to topical developments in society. His work is made of denim not only because he likes the material, it is as well because the textile industry is one of the most polluting industries. In his work he asks attention for this. In 2019, Ian Berry was proclaimed one of the 50 most influential people in the denim industry in the world.

    This eponymous publication accompanies the first solo-exhibition of Berry in the Netherlands. Ian Berry. Splendid Isolation, Museum Rijswijk, November 29, 2020 – August 15, 2021.

    Ian Berry (1984, Huddersfield UK) is based in East London. He is internationally known for his works made out of only pairs of jeans.

    Illustrated with numerous images that aim to convey the depth and texture of Berry’s work, which explores our urban environment and examines community issues, or the lack thereof. With this everyday material he portrays contemporary life, and for him there is no better medium to depict it than the material of our time, denim jeans.

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  • If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t want to Be Part of Your Revolution
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    If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t want to Be Part of Your Revolution

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    +++Frederique Bergholtz, Tanja Elstgeest, Annie Fletcher [eds]+++

    ISBN

    978-90-5973-046-5 [episode]

    Graphic designer

    Maureen Mooren, Daniel van der Velden

    Number of pages

    272

    Book size

    21 x 15

    Binding

    Paperback

    Contributions by Johanna Billing, Matti Braun, Yael Davids, Gerard Byrne, Mariana Castillo Deball, LIGNA and Francesco Bernardelli, Roos Gortzak, Emily Pethick, Grant Watson and Jan Verwoert.

    This publication was made possible with the financial support of Mondriaan Foundation, Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture, Prins Bernhard Cultural Foundation Z-H.    

    For more information: www.ificantdance.org

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    This publication traces a year-long experiment in collaborative curating and extended artistic production called If I Can't Dance, I Don't Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution. The title, attributed to Lithuanian anarchist Emma Goldman, formed the point of departure for this project because her exclamation suggests to us that the search for agency and the potential for empowerment lies in all elements of life and cannot be regulated to a firmly cordoned-off arena named the political. Thus it is embedded and reflected in art too.

    This publication documents the projects of Johanna Billing, Matti Braun, Yael Davids, Gerard Byrne, Mariana Castillo Deball and the group LIGNA , who all look at the performative potential in art. Each of the artist projects' is explored through a series of essays or interviews by Francesco Bernardelli, Roos Gortzak, Emily Pethick, Grant Watson and Jan Verwoert.

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  • Ik weet niet wat jij gaat zeggen
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    Ik weet niet wat jij gaat zeggen

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    +++Erik Hagoort+++

    ISBN

    978-94-90322-89-2

    Graphic designer

    Jean-Michel Meyers

    Number of pages

    112

    Book size

    15 x 21 cm

    Binding

    Paperback

    Dutch

    Co-publisher: Track Report. 

    This book and the gatherings documented in it are part of Erik Hagoort’s PhD art research under the title Resuming Encounters, at Antwerp University / the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp (united under the name ARIA).

    Published with the support of Koninklijke Academie voor Schone Kunsten Antwerpen, Bijzonder Onderzoek Fonds, Universiteit Antwerpen, Academie voor Kunst en Vormgeving St. Joost, Breda/’s-Hertogenbosch, Antwerp Research Institute for the Arts (ARIA)

    www.erikhagoort.nl

    Track Report documents artistic research at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Antwerp – Artesis Plantijn Hogeschool. www.track-report.be

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    Thinking together aloud.

    Talking uninhibitedly.

    Holding a non-polemic conversation.

    How can you receive an idea hospitably?

    You don’t know what the other person is going to say. You don’t always know what you

    yourself are going to say.

    This book provides a picture of the ‘thinking aloud’ that went on during several gatherings initiated by Erik Hagoort. In a series of essays, he builds on ideas on closeness that originate from Ilse Bulhof, Emmanuel Levinas and Cornelis Verhoeven.

    Ik weet niet wat jij gaat zeggen contains disarming lines of thought that prompt further thinking on aspects of encounter: uninhibitedness, embarrassment, astonishment and responsibility.

    In addition to researching conditions for encounters in art, Erik Hagoort teaches at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp and at the Master Institute of the St. Joost Academy of Art and Design in ‘s-Hertogenbosch. He has published the essay Good Intentions. Judging the Art of Encounter (2005) through the former Fonds BKVB, now the Mondriaan Fund, and has also published numerous articles on contemporary art in De Volkskrant and Metropolis M. He has recently contributed to publications by Valiz and Sternberg Press on social art practices.

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  • Images of Farming
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    Images of Farming

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    +++Wapke Feenstra, Antje Schiffers [eds]+++

    ISBN

    978-94-90322-24-3

    Graphic designer

    Mind Design - Niels Schrader

    Number of pages

    208

    Book size

    15,5 x 22 cm

    Binding

    paperback

    In 2010 Jap Sam Books and myvillages.org formed an editorial alliance to produce a new series of books.

    This publication has been made possible by the Stiftung Niedersachen Hannover, the Städtische Galerie Nordhorn and the Mondriaan Foundation.

    Release date: April/May 2011

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    There are few topics that evoke so many different notions and images as do farmers and agriculture. The publication Images of Farming explores the production of these images in the fields of culture and myth formation, publicity and the sciences, the cultural heritage, and the fine arts. 

    myvillages.org is an international artist initiative, founded in 2003 by Kathrin Böhm (D/UK), Wapke Feenstra (NL) and Antje Schiffers (D). The interest of this international foundation is the rural as a space for and of cultural production. The collective aims of myvillages.org are informed by the contextual nature of the individual practices of Böhm, Feenstra and Schiffers and the autobiographical fact that they all come from small villages.

    myvillages.org activities range from small scale informal presentations to long term collaborative research projects, from work in private spaces to public conferences, from exhibitions to publications and from personal questions to public debate.

    Contributors:

    Iris Andraschek (1963, Horn, Lower Austria) lives in Vienna and Modring. She studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna and is a member of the Wiener Secession und Foto Fluss. She has been awarded numerous prizes and grants and has featured in various exhibitions. She specializes in projects and artworks in public spaces.

    Doris Berger (1972, Linz, Austria) is an art historian, currently working freelance as a writer, curator and editor (Getty Research Institute) in Los Angeles. Until 2004, she was Director of the Kunstverein Wolfsburg, where she curated numerous exhibitions and worked on collaborative art projects, such as I am in the Steppe, Imagining LA, Touristic Gazes, and Appropriated Spaces. She was a lecturer at different universities in Germany before moving to Los Angeles in 2008. Her PhD thesis Projizierte Kunstgeschichte: Mythen und Images in den Filmbiografien über Jackson Pollock und Jean-Michel Basquiat (2009) was published in 2009.

    Susanne Cockrell and Ted Purves create social art projects that investigate the overlay of urban and rural systems on the lives of specific communities. They ask questions about the nature of people and places in relation to socio-economics, history and local ecology. The collaboration began with a two and a half year public project called Temescal Amity Works (2004-2007), which facilitated and documented the exchange of backyard produce, conversation and collective biography in the Temescal Neighbourhood of Oakland, CA. In addition to their collaborative practice, they are both professors at California College of the Arts (CCA) in San Francisco.

    Marloes Eskens (1982) is a Dutch architectural historian with a broad interest in several related fields, including architectural theory, urban planning, landscape architecture, cultural geography and environmental psychology. In 2008-2009 she worked as a junior researcher at the Fries Museum in Leeuwarden on the exhibition project about the nineteenth-century Frisian architect Willem Cornelis de Groot (1853-1939). She is also (co-)author of several books and articles on the architecture and life of Willem Cornelis de Groot. At present, she is doing a research master's in Art History and Archaeology at the University of Groningen where she is specializing in the fields of built heritage and the history of cultural landscapes. 

    Fernando Garcia Dory is a neo-pastoral artist and agro-ecologist. His work focuses on themes affecting current relationships between culture and nature within the framework of the landscape, the rural environment, desires and expectations related to aspects of identity, the crisis, utopia and social
    change. He often uses self-organizing strategies, initiating collaborative processes of 'soziale plastik'. He studied Fine Arts at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid and completed his PhD in Agroecology at the Institute for Peasant Studies (ISEC). He has developed projects with diverse institutions including the Museum of Contemporary Art of Barcelona/MACBA, the Folkecentre for Renewal Energies in Denmark, the Carnegie Mellon Gallery in Pittsburgh, Laboral Centro de Arte and Medialab Madrid. He is currently working on INLAND project with Museo Reina Sofia (Madrid) and resides in the Grizedale Arts Centre (UK).

    Pietsie Feenstra graduated in communication studies and Spanish at the University of Groningen (Netherlands), then specialized in film studies at various European universities (Nijmegen, Madrid and Paris). She obtained her doctor's degree in 2001 at the department of Recherches Cinématographiques et Audiovisuelle at the Sorbonne Nouvelle, with a dissertation entitled La construction de nouvelles figures mythiques dans le cinema de l'après-franquisme (1975-1995). She currently teaches film studies at the Sorbonne Nouvelle University III in Paris. Her main specializations are myth and film and contemporary Spanish films. She is a member of several European research groups.

    Wapke Feenstra is a founding member of the artist initiative myvillages.org. She lives and works in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Her works explore the direct physical and mental environment by tapping into local knowledge. She developed Former Farmland, an on-going project that was part of the Ars Electronica Festival 2008 in Linz and of Landschaft 2.0 in the Edith Russ Haus in Oldenburg.
Since 2010, Wapke Feenstra has been exploring the landscape in Limburg in Belgium and tracks the processing and transport routes of different primary products. She grew up on a dairy farm in North Frisia.  www.wapke.nl

    Amy Franceschini is a pollinator who creates formats for exchange and production. An overarching theme in her work is a perceived conflict between humans and nature. In 1995 Amy founded Future Farmers, an international collective of artists, and in 2004, she co-founded Free Soil, an international collective of artists, activists, researchers, and gardeners who work together to propose alternatives to the social, political and environmental organization of space. Amy Franceschini's solo and collaborative work has been exhibited internationally at ZKM, Whitney Museum, the New York Museum of Modern Art and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco. She received her BFA from San Francisco State University and her MFA from Stanford. www.futurefarmers.com and www.free-soil.org

    Alexandra Gaba-van Dongen is an art-historian educated at Leiden University. She has been working at the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, since 1986, where she began as assistant curator. Since 1992 she has been curator of pre-industrial design and has organized many temporary exhibitions and authored publications on the subject of artefacts in relation to the visual arts. She currently works on ALMA or Afbeelding Linkt met Artefact (Images Linked to Artefacts), a website launched in 2010. ALMA links religious, decorative and domestic artefacts and utensils from the pre- and early industrial period (1400-1900) to depictions of the same types of objects in contemporary paintings and prints.

    Simone Helmle is a researcher and lecturer at the Department of Agricultural Communication and Extension, part of the Faculty of Agriculture at the University of Hohenheim (Stuttgart/Germany). She has published  articles on organic farming ('Fortschrittlich - das Image von Bio-Betrieben in Deutschland', 'Öko-Pioniere im sozialen Wandel'), rural women and the image of farming.

    Hansjörg Küster (1956, Frankfurt am Main) studied biology at the University of Stuttgart-Hohenheim. He was awarded a PhD at the same university in 1985 and gained his habilitation at Munich University in 1992. He has been Professor of Plant Ecology at the Geobotanical Institute of Leibniz University, Hanover, since 1998 and President of the Lower Saxon Heimatbund since 2004. Important publications: Geschichte der Landschaft in Mitteleuropa, third edition (Munich: 1999); Geschichte des Waldes, third edition (Munich: 2008); Kleine Kulturgeschichte der Gewürze, third edition (Munich: 2003); Die Ostsee, second edition (Munich: 2004); Das ist Ökologie. Die biologischen Grundlagen unserer Existenz (Munich: 2005); Die Elbe (Munich: 2007); Schöne Aussichten. Kleine Geschichte der Landschaft (Munich: 2009).

    Hubert Lobnig (1962, Völkermarkt, Carinthia) lives in Vienna and Modring. He studied at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna and was the recipient of a state grant for photography. He has participated in numerous exhibitions and projects at home and abroad and established the Tigerpark and Tigerpark Room in Vienna.

    Jack Luiten is responsible for media relations at LTO Nederland (Dutch Organization for Agriculture and Horticulture), which protects the interests of the farming sector. In 2009 and 2010 Jack Luiten was press liaison officer and one of the media spokesmen on Q fever for LTO member-organizations. It was essential to convince the public that the farmers (goat and sheep) were doing everything possible in 2008 and 2009 to get the disease under control. Eventually, vaccination (only limited supplies of serum were available in 2009) was the means of preventing further spread and lowering the number of cases among humans.          

    Robert-Jan Muller is an art-historian. He works as an advisor on arts and graphic design, and as a writer and curator in both fields. In 2003 his monography/biography on the painter Erik Andriesse was published. Since 2004 he works as a curator and project coordinator for KCO, an art organization in the eastern province of Overijssel. Robert-Jan Muller gave a keynote in 2005 at the Village Convention (organized by myvillages.org) in Ditchling on projects in Polder Mastenbroek, Overijssel NL. He is an editor for AICA International Association of Art Critics.

    Claudia Neu (Aachen, 1967) graduated in Home Economics from the University of Bonn in 1993 and lectured there from1994 till 2000. She was assistant professor at the University of Rostock from 2001 till 2008, during which time she wrote her PhD thesis on the social mobility of collective farmers. She spent the next two years as a senior researcher at the Johann Heinrich von Thünen-Institut (Bundesforschungsanstalt für ländliche Räume) in Braunschweig. Since 2009 she has lived in Mönchengladbach, where she is Professor of Sociology and Empirical Social Research at the Niederrhein University of Applied Science. She specializes in the analysis of social structure, demography and rural sociology, with particular emphasis on the effect of the decay of rural infrastructure on rural communities.

    Roger Owen graduated from the University of Wales Aberystwyth Drama Department in 1987 and pursued a PhD in Welsh-language Theatre since the Second World War, while also working sporadically as a professional actor. He currently teaches Theatre and Performance Studies at Aberystwyth University. Issues of interest are: Contemporary Welsh-language Theatre, Performance Analysis, Performance Writing, Theatre and Society and Analysis of Space. Roger Owen is from a farming family, a background he regularly uses to illustrate his academic lectures.

    Ted Purves and Susanne Cockrell create social art projects that investigate the overlay of urban and rural systems on the lives of specific communities. They ask questions about the nature of people and places in relation to socio-economics, history and local ecology. The collaboration began with a two and a half year public project called Temescal Amity Works (2004-2007), which facilitated and documented the exchange of backyard produce, conversation and collective biography in the Temescal Neighbourhood of Oakland, CA. In addition to their collaborative practice, they are both professors at California College of the Arts (CCA) in San Francisco. Ted Purves was founder of the CCA's MFA Area for Social Practice and continues to be one of the leading professors for the central workshop within that curriculum.

    Paul Roncken  is a landscape curator, writer and cultural critic. He is a  University Teacher and Coordinator of the Bachelor's Programme in Landscape Architecture - Wageningen University. His research theme focuses on the sublime as an underrated aesthetic motive to design landscapes. Under the name 'Volle Hoop Reiziger – full hope traveller' he gathers professionals to act in public art projects such as 'art at the A50 highway' and 'thousand year wood'.

    Maarten Rooijakkers is a pig-farmer in Aarle-Rixtel, the Netherlands. He also chairs ZLTO, the pig-farmers association in the south of the Netherlands. ZTLO is an association of 18,000 members that promotes the interests of farmers and horticulturalists in North Brabant, Zeeland and South Gelderland.

    Antje Schiffers is a founding member of myvillages.org. She was a flower illustrator in Mexico, a travelling painter in Italy, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kirgistan and Uzbekistan, company artist in the tire industry and ambassador and correspondent in the Gallery for Contemporary Art in Leipzig. She participated in barter trades with farmers and with corporate consultants and has worked together with Thomas Sprenger since 2005. Antje Schiffers grew up in Heiligendorf and now lives in Berlin. www.antjeschiffers.de

    Adam Sutherland has been Director of Grizedale Arts since 1999. He was previously Director of art.tm, a visual arts organization in rural Scotland. Adam leads the core development of Grizedale Arts - curating off-site projects, writing and pig-farming. Grizedale Arts describes its activities as follows: 'We run a programme of events, projects, residencies and activity which seeks to develop the contemporary arts in new directions, away from the romantic and modern assumptions of culture, and to make artists more useful in this complex and multiple-cultural environment. GA has neither studios nor exhibition space, but rather provides artists with the opportunity to realize projects using the social, cultural and economic networks of the area and beyond. Each year, circa six research and development grants are awarded to artists and creative practitioners, to develop ideas for projects in relation to the extraordinary environment of the Lake District. The GA programme actively engages with the complexities of the rural situation. Rather than aiming to create a finished art product we place an emphasis on process and the dissemination of ideas to a wider audience. We work alongside the local community to develop and realize the work with artists, and consequently the projects often challenge the artists as much as the local (participatory) audience.' www.grizedale.org 

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    In de vorm van mensen

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    +++Caroline Waltman+++

    ISBN

    978-90-5973-028-1

    Graphic designer

    Anoushka van Velzen

    Number of pages

    96

    Book size

    33 x 23 cm

    Binding

    Hardcover

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    Artistbook by Dutch artist Caroline Waltman.

    €12.50

  • In passing
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    In passing

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    +++Mark Pimlott+++

    ISBN

    978-94-90322-16-8

    Graphic designer

    Joost Grootens

    Number of pages

    160

    Book size

    24,5 x 16,5

    Binding

    Paperback

    Available in English

    Another publication by Mark Pimlott Without and within: Essays on territory and the interior (Rotterdam: episode publishers, 2007). Also available at Jap Sam Books.

    Date of release: June 2010

    For more information about the photographs in this books, see preview

    This publication has been made possible with the support of the Fonds BKVB.

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    In Passing is a new photo-novel by artist, architectural designer and writer Mark Pimlott (Montréal, 1958) with more than 80 photographs selected from 1970–2009.

    Mark Pimlott is an artist, architectural designer and writer. He lives and works in The Hague, Netherlands and London, United Kingdom. He studied architecture at McGill University, Montréal (1981) and the Architectural Association, London (1985); and visual arts at Goldsmiths College, University of London (1992). He has made projects for architecture, interiors and furniture since 1980, and in his own practice since 1988.

    Mark Pimlott is currently assistant professor of Architecture (Interiors) at TU Delft, the Netherlands, where he was Professor in relation to practice in Architecture (Interior) from 2002 to 2005. He has been a Unit Master in the Intermediate and Diploma Schools at the Architectural Association (1986-1992; 1995-1996), and Unit Master at the Royal College of Art and Oxford Brookes University (1994-1995). He was Deputy and then Acting Course Leader of the Interdisciplinary MA in Art and Architecture at the Kent Institute of Art and Design in Canterbury (1992-1994). He has been a visiting teacher and lecturer at many institutions in Europe, and been involved in numerous international conferences and symposia. He has also served as Adjunct Professor at McGill University School of Architecture (1998; 2001).

    Quotation Mark Pimlott

    ''The photographs I have made since childhood have been made in response to fundamental and fleeting perceptions that revealed the World to me. The camera seemed the most suitable device with which to capture them. I saw meaning embedded in spaces and objects: their forms held the key to understanding both the human impulse, the World, and one's place in it. Part of this belief may have been connected to the mythic dimensions of my childhood surroundings (the vast spaces of the Canadian Shield) and the Utopian atmosphere that prevailed in the 1960s in my native Montréal. The co-existence of suburban banality and Utopian futurism (represented by the city's innovative architectural developments and the parallel experimental urbanism of expo67) suggested that there was one vast environment, manifested in an array of forms. Empty parking lots were inexorably linked with airports, corporate office buildings, meandering semi-public subterranean interiors, métro cars, megastructural space frames, motorways, suburban bungalows, sylvan wildernesses, and even reconstructed historical villages. Their unity, their equivalence, their a-temporality, was a plausible, authentic and exciting reality for me. These childhood impressions have remained with me, despite knowing how things are and how they have to come to be. I continue to hope that the World is available for re-discovery, for revitalised occupation.'

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    In Search of Europe?

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    +++Andrea Heister, Samuli Schielke, Daniela Swarowsky (eds.)+++

    ISBN

    978-94-90322-43-4

    Graphic designer

    Eps51, Berlin

    Number of pages

    186

    Book size

    17 x 24,5 cm

    Binding

    Paperback

    English (multi-lingual)

    Release date: November 2013 

     

    This publication has been made possible by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). For more information about the exhibition, research and publication In Search of Europe?: www.insearchofeurope.de 

    'In Search of Europe: Considering the Possible in Africa and the Middle East' is an interdisciplinary research project at the ZMO (Zentrum Moderner Orient) in Berlin funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) in the framework of the funding initiative %22Freedom for Research in the Humanities“, theme %22Junior Research Groups  – Europe Seen from the Outside“ from June 2010 to May 2014. 

    In tandem with the six researchers, curator Daniela Swarowsky is working on an artistic exhibition project scheduled for November 2013 at the Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien in Berlin.

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    Can we speak about Europe without being Eurocentric? How can we meet on equal footing in an unequal world? 

    These were questions that emerged from a research project and an experiment of artists and researchers working together towards an art exhibition in Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien in Berlin in 2013. 

    This group of artists and researchers set out on a journey on which they - together and collaboratively - tried to “Search for Europe”. Europe – long time ago the metaphor for one's own dreams, the paradise for many in their imagination but also the hell of reality for some. With an eye on creativity, political ideologies, traveling, and migration and with a range of research locations from West Africa, the Middle East, and Western Europe to Southeast Africa and the Balkans, the participants set out to understand how people remember the past, strive for a better future, or think about alternatives in an entangled world. 

    In the course of the exhibition project, seven research-art collaborations evolved and developed these themes into artistic positions. In this book, the researchers, artists, and guest authors document and reflect about the process that resulted in the ISOE exhibition through essays, artwork produced for the exhibition and documentary imagery. The experience of these cooperations/collaborations tells about the dynamics, possibilities, and limitations of academic-artistic co-working practice in general. Rather than providing definite answers, the coming together of research and art creates a third space of openings and experimental formats of reflection and engagement where the world can be conceived in new and different ways. 

    Authors/Artists:

    Mohamed Abdelkarim, Francesca Bayre, Metod Blejec, Esra Ersen, Vanessa Díaz Rivas, Gemuce, Knut Graw, Bettina Gräf, Karem Ibrahim, Maher Sherif and the Iskenderiyan Standards group, Aïssatou Mbodj, Leyla von Mende, Charlotte Menin, Anissa Michalon, Nástio Mosquito, Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung, Pere Ortín, Samuli Schielke, Arndt Schneider, Daniela Swarowsky.

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