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Frans van Lent



Frans van Lent





Graphic designer

Frans van Lent, Theun Okkerse

Number of pages

104, appendix 12 pp, illustrated

Book size

13 x 20 cm / 5.12 x 7.87 inch


38 fc




With text contributions by Frans van Lent, Henk Overdevest, Lisa Skuret, Ieke Trinks, Andrew McNiven a.o. Translation and editing English texts Willem Jan Gasille.

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This publication was made possible with the support of Municipality of Dordrecht. 

TheParallelShow is an experimental series of collaborations of performance art practitioners. The 10 shows took place unexpectedly at and around public exhibitions in art venues in Europe and the US from July 2015 until January 2017. TheParallelShows were never announced, no invitations were sent and the events left no physical traces. TheParallelShow is an initiative of Frans van Lent and the Unnoticed Art Festival.

The book focuses on the (illustrated) reports by the 30 participating artists in relation to 10 ParallelShows executed between July 2015 and January 2017 in (a.o.) Tate Britain (London), Stasi Museum (Berlin), the Apollo Sanctuary (Delphi) and the Met-Cloisters (New York).

Furthermore, the book contains a correspondence between Andrew McNiven and Lisa Skuret and between Ieke Trinks and Frans van Lent and an short essay by Henk Overdevest about the ambigious relations of the personal reports with the actual shows.