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World Collage Day exhibition, 14-15 May 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

Text for Quetzal Art Center

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.

Essay and photo series ‘Magic Visions’

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.

Out now: Isabel Reitemeyer – Animal Kingdom

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.

Column in Tubelight

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.

Group exhibition HOK Gallery, 10 July – 7 August

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
www.hokgallery.com

Art girl, 2018

Art Girl, 2018

New podcast: Radio Pareidolia

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.

Introduction for ‘Silky Thoughts’

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.

Introduction for ‘We Are Proud to Present…’

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.

New publication: You Know I Am Not There

I wrote an essay for the beautiful publication that accompanies the exhibition You Know I Am Not There by artist Danielle Lemaire, an exploration of the world of British singer-songwriter Nick Drake in Stedelijk Museum Breda. The exhibition was set to open in December 2020 and will open once the current lockdown ends. Can’t wait!

To view and order the book, see eriskayconnection.com