Categories for Publications

We Are Proud to Present…

I wrote the introduction for this Modern Classics edition of Jackie Sibblies Drury’s 'We Are Proud to Present…': a groundbreaking play in which we see a group of young actors attempt to make a play about the Herero and Nama genocide (1904-1908). I reflect on the painful confrontations between the actors (and actors and audience), echoes in history, and the persistence of stereotypes (London: Bloomsbury/Methuen Drama, 2021).

I wrote the introduction for this Modern Classics edition of Jackie Sibblies Drury’s 'We Are Proud to Present…': a groundbreaking play in which we see a group of young actors attempt to make a play about the Herero and Nama genocide (1904-1908). I reflect on the painful confrontations between the actors (and actors and audience), echoes in history, and the persistence of stereotypes (London: Bloomsbury/Methuen Drama, 2021).

You Know I Am Not There

I wrote the essay ‘What remains of Nick Drake’ for this publication accompanying the exhibition You Know I Am Not There of Danielle Lemaire. The essay reflects on the legacy of the British musician, relics and pilgrimages. The monumental drawings of Danielle Lemaire are presented alongside her archive on Drake in a beautiful design by Jeremy Jansen (The Eriskay Connection/ Stedelijk Museum Breda, 2020).

I wrote the essay ‘What remains of Nick Drake’ for this publication accompanying the exhibition You Know I Am Not There of Danielle Lemaire. The essay reflects on the legacy of the British musician, relics and pilgrimages. The monumental drawings of Danielle Lemaire are presented alongside her archive on Drake in a beautiful design by Jeremy Jansen (The Eriskay Connection/ Stedelijk Museum Breda, 2020).

Gaye Black in HOK

I wrote an essay for the publication of Gaye Black’s solo exhibition ‘Dolls and Bones’ in HOK Gallery. In ‘Life in the bell-jar’, I reflect on montage, punk, memories and my teen idol Gaye Advert. The publication also contains an interview with Gaye by Mr. Pelham, was designed by Lula Valletta and published in a limited, numbered edition of 50. Risoprint by Stencilwerck (The Hague, HOK Gallery 2020).

I wrote an essay for the publication of Gaye Black’s solo exhibition ‘Dolls and Bones’ in HOK Gallery. In ‘Life in the bell-jar’, I reflect on montage, punk, memories and my teen idol Gaye Advert. The publication also contains an interview with Gaye by Mr. Pelham, was designed by Lula Valletta and published in a limited, numbered edition of 50. Risoprint by Stencilwerck (The Hague, HOK Gallery 2020).

Martha Colburn: Imagined Histories

I wrote the essay ‘Making micro worlds: How Martha Colburn finds the largest of truths in the smallest of things’ for the catalogue of Colburn’s solo exhibition ‘Imagined Histories’ at Marion Art Gallery. The essay focuses on the materiality of her animated films. In her work things – pieces of paper, jigsaw puzzles, fleamarket finds – come to life in an associative world that unlocks personal memories of both the artist and viewer (New York: Fredonia State University, 2019).

I wrote the essay ‘Making micro worlds: How Martha Colburn finds the largest of truths in the smallest of things’ for the catalogue of Colburn’s solo exhibition ‘Imagined Histories’ at Marion Art Gallery. The essay focuses on the materiality of her animated films. In her work things – pieces of paper, jigsaw puzzles, fleamarket finds – come to life in an associative world that unlocks personal memories of both the artist and viewer (New York: Fredonia State University, 2019).

Decoding Dictatorial Statues

The book ‘Decoding Dictatorial Statues by graphic designer Ted Hyunhak Yoon explores the choreography of statues in public space. I wrote the essay ‘Stalin’s ear: On the material (after)lives of a statue’ about the layers of meanings attached to the remains of a ‘vanished’ Stalin statue in Berlin. Statues are not so easily destroyed: part of the bronze Stalin statue was melted and recast as animal figures, while two pieces – an ear and part of the moustache – are still to this day on display in a GDR-themed grand-café (Eindhoven: Onomatopee, 2019).

The book ‘Decoding Dictatorial Statues by graphic designer Ted Hyunhak Yoon explores the choreography of statues in public space. I wrote the essay ‘Stalin’s ear: On the material (after)lives of a statue’ about the layers of meanings attached to the remains of a ‘vanished’ Stalin statue in Berlin. Statues are not so easily destroyed: part of the bronze Stalin statue was melted and recast as animal figures, while two pieces – an ear and part of the moustache – are still to this day on display in a GDR-themed grand-café (Eindhoven: Onomatopee, 2019).

More than just an object

Academic publication on 20 Namibian skulls that were repatriated from Berlin in 2011. The remains had been in Germany for more than a hundred years: they belonged to victims of the Herero and Nama genocide (1904-1908) in German South-West Africa. I analyze how these human remains became war trophies, anthropological specimens, and, finally, evidence, symbols, and relics. The book was published as volume 70 in the African Studies Collection (Leiden: African Studies Centre, 2018).

Academic publication on 20 Namibian skulls that were repatriated from Berlin in 2011. The remains had been in Germany for more than a hundred years: they belonged to victims of the Herero and Nama genocide (1904-1908) in German South-West Africa. I analyze how these human remains became war trophies, anthropological specimens, and, finally, evidence, symbols, and relics. The book was published as volume 70 in the African Studies Collection (Leiden: African Studies Centre, 2018).

Le premier génocide du XXe siècle

Richly illustrated catalogue (in French) of the exhibition 'Le premier génocide du xxe siècle. Herero et Nama dans le Sud-Ouest africain allemand 1904-1908' ('The first genocide of the 20th century: The Herero and Nama in German South-West Africa 1904-1908'), which was on view at the Mémorial de la Shoah, Paris, 25 November - 12 March 2017 (Paris: Mémorial de la Shoah, 2017).

Richly illustrated catalogue (in French) of the exhibition 'Le premier génocide du xxe siècle. Herero et Nama dans le Sud-Ouest africain allemand 1904-1908' ('The first genocide of the 20th century: The Herero and Nama in German South-West Africa 1904-1908'), which was on view at the Mémorial de la Shoah, Paris, 25 November - 12 March 2017 (Paris: Mémorial de la Shoah, 2017).

Prophit Art Zine #2

I wrote the introduction for the second issue of the Berlin-based collage art zine Prophit (theme: punk) on collage as 'the perfect angry art form'. Two of my collages were included in the zine, which was published in a limited edition of 100, with a handprinted cover. The accompanying exhibition was on view at Fata Morgana Galerie, Berlin, 17-19 March 2017. (Berlin: LoolsArt, 2017)

I wrote the introduction for the second issue of the Berlin-based collage art zine Prophit (theme: punk) on collage as 'the perfect angry art form'. Two of my collages were included in the zine, which was published in a limited edition of 100, with a handprinted cover. The accompanying exhibition was on view at Fata Morgana Galerie, Berlin, 17-19 March 2017. (Berlin: LoolsArt, 2017)

NoFun/ Torso/ Plurex

The story of Dutch (post)punk record labels No Fun, Torso, and Plurex as told by key players such as Dirk Polak (Mecano), Truus de Groot, Bart Chabot, and Wally van Middendorp (Minny Pops). Published as a limited edition (ed. 250) with illustrations and graphic design by Joost Swarte and Max Kisman, risograph printing by Wasco. Authors: Leonor Faber-Jonker and Oscar Smit. (Amsterdam: Black Olive Press, 2016).

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The story of Dutch (post)punk record labels No Fun, Torso, and Plurex as told by key players such as Dirk Polak (Mecano), Truus de Groot, Bart Chabot, and Wally van Middendorp (Minny Pops). Published as a limited edition (ed. 250) with illustrations and graphic design by Joost Swarte and Max Kisman, risograph printing by Wasco. Authors: Leonor Faber-Jonker and Oscar Smit. (Amsterdam: Black Olive Press, 2016).

No Future Nu (Dutch)

Cultural history of punk in The Netherlands (Amsterdam: Lebowski Publishers, 2012).

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Cultural history of punk in The Netherlands (Amsterdam: Lebowski Publishers, 2012).