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  • Prix de Rome 2019 & 2021 set
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    Prix de Rome 2019 & 2021 set

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    Special offer

    Jap Sam Books & Mondriaan Fund just published the new Prix de Rome 2021 publication. To celebrate this new 2021 publication and the last 2019 publication we have a special set offer. Only at Jap Sam Books you can get both of the two last Prix de Rome editions for the special price of 25 euros. For all the information on the books:

    Go to the product page of Prix de Rome 2019

    Go to the product page of Prix de Rome 2021

    The Prix de Rome is the oldest and most generous award in the Netherlands for visual artists below the age of 40.The purpose of the award is to identify talented visual artists and to encourage them to develop and increase their visibility.Since 2012, the award has been organized and funded by the Mondriaan Fund.

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  • Remy Jungerman. Where the River Runs & Behind the Forest set
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    Remy Jungerman. Where the River Runs & Behind the Forest set

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    Jap Sam Books & Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam just published artist Remy Jungerman's new publication Remy Jungerman. Behind the Forest. To celebrate his new book and the artists last book Remy Jungerman. Where the River Runs in 2019 published by Jap Sam Books we have special set offer. Only at Jap Sam Books you can get both of Jungerman's publications for the special price of 50 euros. For all the information on the books:

    Go to the product page of Remy Jungerman. Behind the Forest

    Go to the product page of Remy Jungerman. Where the River Runs

    Remy Jungerman lives and works in Amsterdam. He attended the Academy for Higher Arts and Cultural Studies, Paramaribo, Suriname, before moving to Amsterdam where he studied at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy. He has exhibited works at 58th Venice Biennial, Dutch Pavilion, Fridman Gallery (New York), Galerie Ron Mandos, (Amsterdam), Prospect3 (New Orleans), Brooklyn Museum (New York), El Museo del Barrio (New York), Stedelijk Museum (Amsterdam), Kunstmuseum The Hague, Centraal Museum (Utrecht), Afrika Museum (Berg en Dal), Museum De Domeinen (Sittard), Museum Arnhem, Rennie Museum (Vancouver), Künstlerhaus Bethanien (Berlin), Malba (Buenos Aires), Musée d'art contemporain de Lyon, Havana Biennale (Cuba) and Museum Bamako (Mali), among others. His work has been featured in numerous publications and acquired by various institutions and private collectors worldwide.

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  • This Naked Incident
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    This Naked Incident

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    +++Alexander van der Heide & Sander Coers+++

    ISBN

    978-94-92852-50-2

    Graphic designer

    HOAX (Bram Buijs)

    Number of pages

    124

    Book size

    22.5 x 26 cm

    Binding

    Softcover

    English | Dutch

    Release date: December 2021 

    This book is published by Jap Sam Books in collaboration with MAMA and research centre Willem de Kooning Academy.

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    This Naked Incident is a deep dive in search of the place that 'masculinity' holds in the lives of young people today.

    "In the conversations we had with our friends in their spaces of comfort, it became even more apparent to us that gender, following Judith Butler, and therefore masculinity, is performative."

    Alexander van der Heide and Sander Coers spoke with five peers; all assigned male at birth and all with very different experiences of masculinity and equally different gender expressions. Because what is masculinity? Where it sometimes seems that we have no more than stereotypes to resort to in our efforts to make this tangible, it turns out there are specific moments, charged by the people around you, and the places where you are, that suddenly allow for room to modify the way you express yourself.

    The book is designed as an exploration in image and text. Through this journey Alexander van der Heide and Sander Coers come to the conclusion that if masculinity is anything at all, it is fluid. and ultimately they cannot avoid to reveal their own masculinity. 

    "How much room is there, in society, to be masculine in different ways than the masculine construct dictates?"

    The images were shot over a period of three months, in which the makers successively asked their peers to bring an object they associate with masculinity to the shoot, take them along to places where the interviewees feel most at ease, and finally resulting into a portrait that captures the subjects experience of fluidity of their masculinity.

    "Masculinity, the customer argues, mostly defines itself in posture and grandness of body. It is a thing you can measure in people. Some people are more masculine than others. They even, on the spot, compare each other and their respective masculinity levels."

     

    After finishing his bachelor in Art & Design, Alexander van der Heide continued to work as agency curator for VISIONARY Agency in Amsterdam, Whilst starting up his own practice as creative producer and makeup artist, specializing in fashion photography. He has thus far worked with and for a.o. Mirror Mirror Magazine, De Bijenkorf, G-star, de Volkskrant Magazine, and Vogue China.
    Sander Coers is a photographer based in Rotterdam. The influence of nature in his work is strong, evoked by nostalgic memories of sultry summer days form his youth in Zeeland. While working between his studio and on location, he offers a view into a dreamlike world through intimate portraits and sensual details. By coming up close to his subjects, he allows himself to capture their auras in a dreamy and romantic manner.

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  • Celebrating Patterns. Christie van der Haak
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    Celebrating Patterns. Christie van der Haak

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    +++Christie van der Haak, Eleonoor Jap Sam, Studio Renate Boere [eds]+++

    ISBN

    978-94-92852-52-6

    Graphic designer

    Studio Renate Boere

    Number of pages

    288

    Book size

    31,2 x 24,3 cm

    Binding

    Softcover

    Translation

    Marie Louise Schoondergang

    Texts

    Arthur Crucq, Jeannine Hövelings, Yvonne Oordijk & Philip Peters

    Copy editing

    Ronja Driessen, Eleonoor Jap Sam, Marie Louise Schoondergang

    Final editor

    Eleonoor Jap Sam

    Print

    Graphius Group Ghent, (BE)


    Release date: January 2022

    English Dutch

    This publication is published by Jap Sam Books and made possible by Jaap Harten fonds, Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds/Elisabeth Vermaat Müller, Stimuleringsfonds Creative Industrie & Stedelijk Museum Kampen.

    For more information about the artist/designer: www.christievanderhaak.nl

    Currently her exhibition Christie van der Haak Nouveau Deco. Every Pattern Has a Meaning is on show until January 30th 2022 at Stedelijk Museum Kampen: www.stedelijkmuseumkampen.nl

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    "I want the work to simultaneously dazzle and be insightful. In the final instance I think if ut as a multidimensional celebration of human existence and the infinite possibilities it offers, prompted by the motto 'Everything has a soul.'"

    - Christie van der Haak

    Celebrating patterns. Christie van der Haak is a sequel to the award-winning publication Sproken | Fairy Tales. Christie van der Haak published by Jap Sam Books and Stroom Den Haag and contains over 200 original patterns.

    Celebrating Patterns. Christie van der Haak contains a collection of patterns by Dutch designer and visual artist Christie van der Haak. Van der Haak started her career as a painter and later began designing fabrics that can function as autonomous artworks, but can also be used as upholstery, wall coverings and tablecloths. This publication includes an overview of her recent commissions, installations, and exhibitions, such as Stedelijk Museum Kampen (NL), Kunstmuseum Den Haag (NL), Museum De Lakenhal (NL), Kasteel Helmond (NL), The Wolfsonian Museum (US), and many more.

    "My patterns are nothing more than a representation, a reflection of the entire world in the broadest sense of the word. Each pattern is a particle of a particle of the infinite whole that cannot be depicted, but van be further contemplated."

    - Christie van der Haak

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  • Jaune, geel, gelb, yellow. Monochrome
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    Jaune, geel, gelb, yellow. Monochrome

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    +++Antonis Pittas+++

    ISBN

    978-94-92852-44-1

    Graphic designer

    Alex Farrar

    Number of pages

    768

    Book size

    10 x 20 cm

    Binding

    Softcover

    Dutch | English | French

    Release date: January 2022

    Made possible with the generous support of the Mondriaan Fund, Creative Industries Fund NL, Jaap Harten Fonds, Centraal Museum, Reflexfolie and Sign & Safety

    This book is published in conjunction with the exhibition jaune, geel, gelb, yellow. Act on modernism with Antonis Pittas and Theo van Doesburg at Centraal Museum, Utrecht.  

    With text contributions by Maria Barnas, I.K. Bonset, Laurie Cluitmans, Johan F. Hartle, Dirk van den Heuvel, Bram Ieven, Bruno Latour, Thalia Ostendorf, Bart Rutten, Doris Wintgens.

    The book publication jaune, geel, gelb, yellow. Monochrome discusses the failure, collapse and historicization of the modernist ideals espoused by Theo van Doesburg, set against the current political backdrop of mass protest. It reflects on the failing of modernity, with contributions by authors from the field of art history, architecture, philosophy, anthropology, sociology and poetry.

    The book is an extension of Pittas’ residency and research at the Van Doesburghuis in 2019, coincided with the yellow vests protest, where Pittas turned the Van Doesburghuis into a performative crime scene. The murder of modernity. Based on this project, the Centraal Museum in Utrecht invited Pittas for a solo exhibition, where he curated works of Theo Van Doesburg and juxtaposed them with his work as a staged scenography of dialogue. The installation looks at the heritage of De Stijl through the current political lenses.

    Antonis Pittas (1973, Athens) is a visual artist who lives and works in Amsterdam.  He is an honorary fellow in the faculty of humanities at the University of Amsterdam, where he conducts research and produces work under the heading Recycling History (Contemporising History/Historicising the Contemporary). His artistic practice focuses on contemporary social and political issues, exploring topics such safety and control, economic crises and acts of resistance, as well as violence and vandalism.

    www.antonispittas.info

    www.centraalmuseum.nl

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    €37.00

  • Rollable Ramblings. Koen Taselaar
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    Rollable Ramblings. Koen Taselaar

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    +++Koen Taselaar, text Katalin Herzog+++

    ISBN

    978-94-92852-48-9

    Graphic designer

    Team Thursday

    Number of pages

    152

    Book size

    24 x 32 cm

    Binding

    Softcover, Japanese binding

    Dutch | English

    Release date: Fall 2021

    Made possible with the generous support of the Mondriaan Fund and Stichting Stokroos.

    Koen Taselaar. Rollable Ramblings is the first comprehensive publication on the textile work of Koen Taselaar (Rotterdam, 1986).

    The majority of Rollable Ramblings comprises reproductions of his tapestries, and zoom-ins on them. This visual component is complemented with essays shedding light on the works, and on the history of textile art in general, written by art critic Katalin Herzog.

    Special edition made in collaboration with the Textiellab,  the professional workshop of the TextielMuseum.

    The work of Koen Taselaar is a unique universe in which only he determines the rules. He makes skillful drawings, but also clumsy ceramics and elaborate Tapestries.

    Taselaar’s visual language emerged from the grey area in which text is not only meaning but also form. He expresses this in drawn puns, imaginary record sleeves or large psychedelic paintings. In search of ways to process his diverse output, he makes publications and large scale drawings, which function as flat exhibition spaces. Taselaar is continuously working to further develop his wide scope, for example by learning new techniques in several residencies.

    Taselaar was nominated for de Volkskrant Beeldende Kunstprijs and has exhibited a.o. at Museum Boijmans van Beuningen Museum in Rotterdam, MMCA Changdong in Seoul, Kunstmuseum The Hague, Centraal Museum Utrecht and The State Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg.

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  • Sneeuweieren / Snow Eggs
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    +++Peggy Verzett+++

    ISBN

    978-94-92852-36-6

    Graphic designer

    Paul Bogaers

    Number of pages

    160

    Book size

    11.6 x 16.7 cm

    Binding

    Softcover

    Dutch | English

    Translation: Pim Wiersinga

    Release date: November 2021

    The cookbook that doesn’t quite fit the genre and refers to much-needed uncertainty on an empty stomach. 

    Yet another cookbook you’ll think! As if the mountain of cookbooks wasn’t high enough already! But dear hungry reader, one cookbook was still missing; the cookbook that doesn’t quite fit the genre and refers to much-needed uncertainty with an empty stomach. A cookbook that harks back to alchemy. Because the imperative mood is so annoying and needs to be exploited. Because the world of the psyche has endless contents that all want to feel they’re being fed.

    In Snow Eggs seven dishes for seven different mental states of being have been collected. All our digesting causes great difficulties for the finest alleys in our softest facial expressions. Art helps to digest the uncertain instead of regurgitating what we already know. The menus in this cookbook belong to an old stomach that has been mapped, a stomach in which it’s all about slownesses in dark silences.

    Peggy Verzett (1958) is a poet, painter and singer. She made her debut at publishing house Van Oorschot in Amsterdam, with Prijken die buik. In 2010, Vissing, was published by Querido. Haar Vliegstro, appeared in 2016. Her fourth collection of poetry will be published in 2022. ‘Poetry can communicate before it is understood’, said T.S. Elliot. This quote has become her artistic mantra; sometimes hermetics as well as supple playfulness are present in her work. The first Jana Beranova Prize was awarded to her in 2019 for her idiosyncratic oeuvre.

    In the works of Paul Bogaers (1961) association and suggestion play an important role.  His general approach can be described as the ‘collage method’; although his work, through the years, has taken many a turn, ‘combination has always remained to be Bogaers’ central theme. At the beginning of his career he made name in photography as one of the forerunners of the present interest of photographers in ‘vernacular photography’ and integration of found imagery in their work.

    Pim Wiersinga (1954) is a novelist, and made his debut in 1992 with Honingvogels (honeybirds) in the Antwerp Zoo, where this novel is set. Late 2021 or early 2022 Zena’s Arena will be published, an epic about the decline of classical antiquity – which was far from ideal.

    www.peggyverzett.squarespace.com

    www.paulbogaers.com

    www.pimwiersinga.nl

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  • Prix De Rome 2021
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    Prix De Rome 2021

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    +++Mirjam Beerman, Eleonoor Jap Sam [eds.]+++

    ISBN

    978-94-92852- 45-8

    Graphic designer

    Lesley Moore

    Number of pages

    152

    Book size

    17 x 24 cm

    Binding

    Softcover

    Dutch | English

    Release date: November 2021

    With text contributions by Rein Wolfs, Dagmar Dirkx, Esmee Postma, Mirjam Beerman, Eelco van der Lingen

    The Prix de Rome is the oldest and most generous award in the Netherlands for visual artists below the age of 40. The purpose of the award is to identify talented visual artists and to encourage them to develop and increase their visibility.

    Since 2012, the award has been organised and funded by the Mondriaan Fund.

    Prix de Rome 2021. Beeldende Kunst / Visual Arts accompanies the eponymous exhibition at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam with new work by the artists who have been shortlisted for the Prix de Rome 2021. It is centred around the work of Mercedes Azpilicueta, Alexis Blake, Silvia Martes and Coralie Vogelaar. The artists are introduced by the authors Dagmar Dirkx and Esmee Postma. In an introductory essay, Rein Wolfs, director of Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, connects the work of the nominees to current developments in the world around us, and in the art world in particular.

    The international jury made its selection from a list of 217 artists who applied for the award. The selection represents a broad spectrum of contemporary artist practices, varying from film to performance, storytelling to science and craftsmanship to information technology. The four finalists reflect on current themes, they offer critical reinterpretations of past events, link untold histories to our present world or concentrate on a distant future. Each of them represents a sign of the times in their respective way. The four selected artists have a strong practice and are working towards an established oeuvre, reinforcing their own signature style and idiosyncratic approach. At the same time, they allow new developments and intuitive processes in their work.

    Photo of Alexis Blake and the Prix de Rome 2021 award: Bas Czerwinski

    Photo of Blake's performance "Rock to jolt [ ] stagger to ash: Daniel Nicolas

    www.mondriaanfonds.nl

    www.prixderome.nl

    www.stedelijk.nl

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  • Erraid Sound
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    Erraid Sound

    +++Floating Worlds+++

    +++Graham Eatough & Andre Dekker+++

    ISBN

    978-94-92852- 51-9

    Graphic designer

    Charlotte de Goey

    Number of pages

    92

    Book size

    14.8 x 21 cm

    Binding

    Hardcover

    English

    Release date: November 2021

    Made possible through the support of Hunterian Art Gallery, Glasgow University of Glasgow, Creative Scotland, Daiwa Foundation, CBK Rotterdam, An Tobar & Mull Theatre, Dutch Embassy London and the CUSP Programme, University of Glasgow

    The book was presented in a launch event in Glasgow during the COP26 climate summit. This event was part of Dislocations, an international group exhibition on art and landscape which took place in the Hunterian Art Gallery in Glasgow, 8 October – 5 December 2021, curated by Dominic Paterson, Curator of Contemporary Art, University of Glasgow.

    The film element of the Floating Worlds project is presented by An Tobar & Mull Theatre in Tobermory and the Hunterian Museum and Gallery Glasgow in Autumn 2021.

    The project has been created in association with the residency programme, KNOCKvologan on the west coast of the Isle of Mull. Writer Miek Zwamborn and designer Rutger Emmelkamp, who live an work in this community, collaborated on the coordination of the film.

    Erraid Sound – Floating Worlds is an artist book and a short film by the renowned Scottish theatre director Graham Eatough and the Dutch visual artist Andre Dekker, known for his public art with Observatorium.

    September 2020 the artists spent one month in the remote coastal landscape to research Erraid Sound, the tidal flat between the Ross of Mull and the Island of Erraid. Through an exploration of our relationship with the natural environment the project offers an artistic response in drawing, writing and film to some of today’s most pressing issues: our changing climate, rising sea levels, and an ageing and sometimes isolated population.

    The book contains texts and images that tell the story of a family living in a remote coastal community dealing with a recent bereavement and the elemental forces that shape their lives on a daily basis. Liz has returned to the remote family home to visit her father Martin, who has recently lost his wife and her mother, Anne. Liz needs Martin to sell the house to free up some much-needed capital. Martin is intent on seeing out his days there, no matter how clearly the house seems to be crumbling around him. The daughter Eileen is able to assist him in his final wishes but also has her own agenda. Together, they must navigate their way through these life-changing moments as outside Anne’s ghost haunts the beach in front of the house and the tide continues to rise.

    A key inspiration for this project comes from both artists’ long-standing interest in Japanese culture, landscape, and the theatrical stagings of the intimate relationships between people and nature seen in Noh theatre. The story draws on the Noh play Sumidagawa about a grieving mother in search of her lost son, who navigates her way across an inhospitable river to unsuspectingly discover his shrine. The project draws on Noh’s use of masks, music, dance and ceremony, as well as referencing the first Noh performances presented on dried riverbeds.

    Book teaser

    www.gla.ac.uk/hunterian

    www.obeservatorium.org 

    www.grahameatough.com

    www.knockvologan.net

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  • CUBIC JOURNAL issue #4 Design Education
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    CUBIC JOURNAL issue #4 Design Education

    +++Pedagogy - Critique - Transformation+++

    +++Jae-Eun Oh & Francesco Zurlo [eds.]+++

    ISBN

    978-94-92852-28-1

    Graphic designer

    Daniel Echeverri

    Number of pages

    128

    Book size

    20 x 26.5 cm

    Binding

    Softcover

    English

    Release date: Fall 2021

    Copy editor: Nora Yong

    Published in cooperation with The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Environmental & Interior Design, School of Design. Published with the support of The School of Design, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and The Cubic Research Network.

    Cubic Journal is a peer-reviewed journal, published in conjunction with Cubic Society and the Cubic Research Network as an academic platform aimed at the dissemination of design-related research.

    Operating from within The Hong Kong Polytechnic University School of Design, the platforms aims to draw together global scholars in order to generate, exchange and discuss contemporary questions within the pursuit of advancing knowledge through and within a number of design disciplines.

    How can technological development today help studio-based learning take place in virtual space? Can technologies transform and reform design education? Can online learning replace face-to-face tutorials across different disciplines within design education? And how should design educators adapt to the new direction this era is facing?

    How has technology empowered us, and what has it taken away from us? What has it done to enhance our learning and teaching methodologies? How are teachers using technology to guide students in their teaching and learning experience? How can we help students engage in meaningful learning? How has technology transformed our education scenes, and how might it affect our education scene in the future? How can design deal with the dematerialization of education? How does design education change in contextual settings? How can educators help students become more aware of these changes, specifically in design education? How do we educate our students with the mindset of transformation and reformation? To get answers to these questions the editors of this issue compiled contributions from a wide range of design educational sectors.

    www.cubicjournal.org 

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  • Remy Jungerman. Behind the Forest
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    Remy Jungerman. Behind the Forest

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    +++Charl Landvreugd, Gwen Parry, Rob Perrée [eds]+++

    ISBN

    978-94-92852-46-5

    Graphic designer

    Mainstudio (Edwin van Gelder)

    Number of pages

    80

    Book size

    22.1 x 31 cm

    Binding

    Softcover

    Text by Rein Wolfs, director Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Sara Carder. Printed by robstolk, binding by Patist. 

    English (translations Siji Jabbar

    Numerous illustrations

    Co-publisher: Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. Made possible with the generous support of Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Jaap Harten Fonds, Fridman Gallery, Galerie Ron Mandos, and Jap Sam Books.

    Release date: November 2021

    www.remyjungerman.com www.stedelijk.nl

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    A new book on the work of Suriname-born Dutch artist Remy Jungerman (1959, Moengo Suriname).  In his work artist Remy Jungerman searches for an autonomous visual language that does justice to the cultures of the countries that define him: Suriname, the Netherlands and the United States.

    Remy Jungerman. Behind the Forest focuses on his artistic output of the past fifteen years, including new work created especially for his eponymous solo-exhibition at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam.

    In his sculptures, panels, installations, collages and screen prints, Jungerman traces pathways of pattern and imagery from Maroon culture in Suriname, the African diaspora and 20th-Century modernism.

    The majority of this book comprises reproductions of his work that have not been published before. Behind the Forest is a welcome addition to Where the River Runs, published by Jap Sam Books in 2019.

    Remy Jungerman lives and works in Amsterdam. He attended the Academy for Higher Arts and Cultural Studies, Paramaribo, Suriname, before moving to Amsterdam where he studied at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy. He has exhibited works at 58th Venice Biennial, Dutch Pavilion, Fridman Gallery (New York), Galerie Ron Mandos, (Amsterdam), Prospect3 (New Orleans), Brooklyn Museum (New York), El Museo del Barrio (New York), Stedelijk Museum (Amsterdam), Kunstmuseum The Hague, Centraal Museum (Utrecht), Afrika Museum (Berg en Dal), Museum De Domeinen (Sittard), Museum Arnhem, Rennie Museum (Vancouver), Künstlerhaus Bethanien (Berlin), Malba (Buenos Aires), Musée d'art contemporain de Lyon, Havana Biennale (Cuba) and Museum Bamako (Mali), among others. His work has been featured in numerous publications and acquired by various institutions and private collectors worldwide.

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  • Sjanghaipark
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    Sjanghaipark

    +++Experimenteel geworteld in het alledaagse / Experimentally rooted in the everyday+++

    +++Martine Bakker, Eleonoor Jap Sam, Hans van Lunteren, Bettina van Santen [eds]+++

    ISBN

    978-94-92852-43-4

    Graphic designer

    Caroline de Lint

    Number of pages

    148

    Book size

    20.4 x 27 cm

    Binding

    Paperback (Zwitserse bindwijze)

    English Dutch

    Release date: September 2021

    This book is published with the support of Boellaardfonds, Van Eesteren-Fluck & Van Lohuizen Stichting, Fentener van Vlissingen Fonds, Fonds Stadsverfraaiing Utrecht, Gemeente Utrecht (Ontwikkelorganisatie Ruimte, Duurzame Stad, afdelingen Groen en Erfgoed)

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    For more than fifty years, Sjanghaipark has been a green refuge among the modern templates of the Overvecht district of Utrecht. Together, local residents and artists (Hans van Lunteren, Otto Hamer, Birgitte Janssen and Ad Molendijk) formulated an unusual principle: The identity of this park would not be a fixed one, but would constantly be reshaped. By children playing, the elderly ambling, the wind carrying in plants, by time, in other words. In this way,

    Sjanghaipark was a placemaking project avant la letter and the park was climate friendly before this became a matter of public policy. Sjanghaipark. Experimentally rooted in the everyday sheds light on the diverse aspects of the park – art-historical, ecological, philosophical – and makes clear its extraordinary significance. Leitmotif is the question: What is the significance of Sjanghaipark?

    "They see a new development like a bicycle bridge, when a part of the park has to be removed as a chance. This shows that an intriguing, intuitive form of managing is possible and surprises. We can learn a lot about how the point of view of the artists add to the surroundings. Highly recommended!"

    To recount the story of this extraordinary park well, the editors chose a variety of perspectives and lots of (historical) illustrations. In recent photographs, Ienke Kastelein captured how the park reveals itself anew with every visit.

    With a preface by Laurie Cluitmans (curator Centraal Museum Utrecht) and Bart Rutten (director Centraal Museum Utrecht), and an epilogue by Kees Diepeveen (alderman for housing, public space, Overvecht, City of Utrecht).

    Text contributions by Martine Bakker, Renée Borgonjen, Floris Brekelmans, Sofia Dupon, Marc Nolden, Witold van Ratingen, Bettina van Santen, Piet Vollaard. Translations by Kate Eaton.

    €24.50