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On five years Onomatopee and beyond

Onomatopee 60

All you need to know to the first 5 years and, possibly, even the years after.

 

Feel free to download a less colored and less visual version here

Onomatopee gives insight into and an overview of 5 years of dynamic partnerships in designing culture. A variety of voices have united in this platform for progressive cultural production – they put our culturally designed mentality, its politics and possibilities, on the agenda.

Midway through 2006 writer / curator Freek Lomme and graphic designer Remco van Bladel initiated a platform for projects that consist of both the experience that an exhibition can offer and the depth of content of a publication. 5 years and over 70 projects later and operating from their 700m2 project space in Eindhoven, Onomatopee continues to organise a broad movement of and for a diverse group of involved persons and organisations.

What is the value of this initiative that became an establishment and could become an institution? Onomatopee strives for visual emancipation – to involve people in the visual culture in which they live. It wants to offer the public a critical insight into the motives and modes of expression with which politicians and commerce form our public space. Onomatopee wants to expand the public platform by mediating between visual professionals and specialists with regard to content – between the professionals who fear that their authority will be undermined by popular culture, and the general public who is sceptical of the power of that professional elite.

In short: Onomatopee discusses our designed culture and offers a space for people who dare to doubt – a space where they can take and retake a critical position – Onomatopee is a platform for (self)critical citizenship.

Publication

Freek Lomme, 2010

Dear Onomatopee,

Feel free to download a less colored and less visual version here

 

Type
staples with dust-jacket
Dimensions
200 x 300 MM / 7.87 x 11.81 inch (portrait)
Pages
64
ISBN
978-90-78454-70-0
Editor
Freek Lomme
Author
various
Graphic
Eric de Haas
Language
English
Edition
1.500
Color
Full color, black/white and duotones
Printer
Lecturis, Eindhoven (NL)
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THE PEOPLE WHO’VE WORKED ON THIS PROJECT

  • Freek Lomme curator, editor, poet, writer, critic, project coordinator, producer website
  • Eric de Haas graphic designer website
  • Annelys de Vet
  • Ranti Tjan critic
  • Maaike Lauwaert critic
  • Paul De Bruyne theorist
  • Steven ten Thije critic
  • Jan Boelen critic
  • Nils van Beek
  • Lene ter Haar
  • Bas Kwakman writer
  • Van Abbe Museum partner organisation, co-producer
  • Mondriaan Fonds public fund website
  • Municipality of Eindhoven public fund website
  • BKKC public fund website
  • Lecturis sponsor
  • Martijn Maas graphic designer website