12.2 x 19.6 cm / 4.8 x 7.7 inch
Produced by Showroom MAMA. Published i.c.w. MAMA, Rotterdam. www.showroommama.nl
The publication accompanied the solo exhibition 'Lonely Planet' by Susan Kooi from December 5, 2016 till Januari 13 2017, Showroom MAMA, Rotterdam. Curator: Marloes de Vries.
English, Dutch Italian
Editing: Guus van Engelshoven
Translation Italian: Maria Rosaria Di Lecce
Translation English: Jason Coburn
Photography: Tomas Mutsaers
Made possible by the Creative Industries Fund NL, AFK Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst, Fornace Falcone officia deel terracotta, Showroom MAMA. MAMA is supported by the City of Rotterdam and the Mondriaan Fund.
Lonely Planet: Campania Felix is the first part of a triptych in which Dutch artist Susan Kooi (1988) travels to Italy, Portugal and Japan to work with various traditions of ceramic crafts.
The project reflects on how artifacts signify meaning during their lifespan and are carriers of meaning for extraction in the future.
Susan Kooi seeks evidence of the objects' use and meaning, both real and fictitious, with the resulting stories forming a publication.
This alternative travel guide accompanies the objects on view in the exhibition at MAMA (Rotterdam) and tells the tales of these artifacts that are found and made by Susan Kooi in the Italian region Campania.