This autumn I will present my new collage series (and more) at HOK Gallery, The Hague.
For the series Objects of Desire I cut up the catalogue of an antique fair. ‘Stretching’, warping and fusing the images of collectibles resulted in a new series of surrealist, impossible objects.
Opening: Friday 16 September, 19:00 | www.hokgallery.com
Object of Desire 15 – Theepot en melkkan, 2022
Together with Lula Valletta I am curating a ‘quick & dirty’ collage exhibition at HOK!
Participating artists: Hester Scheurwater, Woody van Amen, Martha Colburn, Dr. Niehoff, Lula Valletta, Marjolijn van der Meij and Leonor Faber-Jonker.
Opening & collage party: Saturday 14 May 5pm | HOK Gallery, Westeinde 61, Den Haag
Voor Quetzal Art Center in Vidigueira, Portugal, I wrote a text for the group exhibition ‘Thru the Mirror’ with works by Martha Colburn, Joyce Pensato, Özgür Kar, and Catherine Biocca. A reflection involving cartoons, talking carpets and confronting visions of our cruel world.
Read it on quintadoquetzal.com.
Out now: Magic Visions. Portraying and Inventing South Africa with Lantern Slides, an edited volume exploring the collection of lantern slides of the Zuid-Afrikahuis, Amsterdam. My contribution consists of a series of darkroom prints that I made using damaged lantern slides from the collection and an accompanying essay about the process of making these and the magic of patina.
Magic Visions was edited by Jeltsje Stobbe, Rosa Deen, and Margriet van der Waal and published digitally by the Zuid-Afrikahuis (SZAHN).
Click here for a free download.
From 26 November until 30 December 2021, HOK Gallery presents a solo exhibition of Isabel Reitemeyer – one of my favorite collage artists. I was thrilled to write an essay for the accompanying publication: ‘The Eyes Are the First to Go’.
Editorial design: Lula Valletta | Riso printed by Stencilwerck | Published in a numbered edition of 50.
For Tubelight #118 I wrote a column about the exhibition Adventures Under Ground, Alice in Wonderland (recently republished by Stencilwerck) and ‘tumbling’ versus ‘hesitating’.
Read the column (in Dutch) here.
I’m taking part in the group exhibition ‘Breaking the Mold’ in HOK Gallery (10 July – 7 August 2021), an exhibition inspired by Poly Styrene of X-Ray Spex. Oh bondage, up yours!
This is the first exhibition in the beautiful new space of HOK Gallery at Westeinde. Participating artists: Harold de Bree, Lula Valletta, Ronin, Bertus Gerssen, Jip Piet, Dana LaMonda, Leonor Faber-Jonker and Bob de Groof (BE).
HOK Gallery, Westeinde 61, The Hague
Art Girl, 2018
On Tuesday 27 April you can listen to the first episode of Radio Pareidolia on WORM Radio.
In this 6-part podcast, I am your guide in the mysterious realm of music and memory. Digging into my (post)punk record collection, I explore how music attaches itself to experiences, people, and places, what happens when we suddenly hear new things in songs we have heard a thousand times, and how music history is written.
From 27 April, Radio Pareidolia goes live every Tuesday 12:00. Listen here.
Part 1: Berlin – Sound of a city (27.04.21)
Part 2: Julian Schnabel’s Basquiat – Myth making (04.05.21)
Part 3: Sexism – Shifting perspectives (11.05.21)
Part 4: The Slits – Loud voices, silenced voices (18.05.21)
Part 5: Dutch punk – Oral history (25.05.21)
Part 6: Rotterdam underground – Nostalgia for an age yet to come (01.06.21)
The series will later be released as a podcast on the WORM website.
Out now: the cahier ‘Silky Thoughts’ by collage artist Tinca Veerman. The cahier is issued on the occasion of her solo exhibition in Verbeke Foundation (2 May – 21 October 2021) and published in a limited and numbered edition.
I wrote the introductory text ‘On seeing things in things’ about Veerman’s work process, looking, interpretation and signification.
Out now: the Modern Classics edition of We Are Proud to Present… by Pulitzer Prize winner Jackie Sibblies Drury. An incredibly good and topical play about a group of young actors who want to make a play about the Herero and Nama genocide in German South-West Africa. I had the honour of writing a comprehensive introduction for this edition, in which I combine a description of the historical context with an intuitive exploration of the underlying theme of race and representation.
For more info and to order the book, see bloomsbury.com.