Super Book Saturday: book launches ‘Trick or Trait’, ‘The Best American Book of the 20th Century’ and ‘Passings to presents’
An intimate matinée wherein we talk, experience performances and explore book-launces. We are situated in the Onomatopee bookshop.
During SuperBook events there is a 20 % discount on the Onomatopee books.
This edition features:
* Book launch ‘Trick or Trait’ with artist Maartje Folkeringa, designers Raw Color and curator/editor Freek Lomme, intervened by the team of Snor Magazine and interviewed by our intern Tineke Polak This book is a must-have for those who wonder what they must have A cut-and-paste sourcebook full of inspiration and proposals towards artistic endeavor, this book is designed with colorful respect for grandeur and subversive exclusivity, featuring enthusiastic lively texts that explore qualities in life and sculpture simultaneously.
* Book launch ‘The Best American Book of the 20th Century’ Alix Gallet interviews Societe Realiste, authors of the books and editors/curators/co-designers Niels van Tomme (curator of, amongst others, the 2015 Bucharest Biennale) and Freek Lomme about this 100th Onomatopee project.
* Book launch ‘Passings to presents’. By re-enforcing the voids left by the regime, Italian artist Filippo Minelli takes over the gap left as a site of and for ephemeral poetry. After an introduction to the work and the book by curator Lene ter Haar and a visual survey into the book by graphic designer Gabriela Baka, Filippo Minelli will perform a time-based blast of smoke.
Passings to presents. Silence and golden in the work of Filippo Minelli.
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In this first oeuvre overview, texts are featured on neutralized “white cube” pages while the visual is hidden yet assessable inside Japanese folded pages. In result it confronts the fast redistribution of circulating imagery and acknowledges power relations within the actual context of production. An independent challenge both to producers of anti-culture and to the regime.
Living from one virtual ‘like’ to another, we remain in physical sites where we find ourselves regulated by opportunities - or lack thereof. The global creative is stuck with a vocabulary of likeability in the void of the real. We can face this, guerrilla style, but even guerrillas are taken over by the regime.
By re-enforcing the voids left by the regime, Filippo Minelli takes over the gap left as a site of and for ephemeral poetry. Tagging a silent voice, he proceeds where street art has reached a dead end and by tagging voids in their context he affirms the 2.0 opportunities for real-life sharing and negotiating. In doing so, he confuses our liking of the actuality we face. This work deals with inclusion and exclusion and opens up poetically. It might very well prove to be the strong poetic voice of a forerunning spokesperson for the silent voice of the majority.
Covering the work of Minelli for the first time, this book features theoretical texts on neutralized blank “white cube” pages acknowledging the hidden images that are assessable on the inside of the Japanese bound pages. This monographic survey dares to face the likeability of our conditioned visual and cultural rhetoric, confronting the fast redistribution of circulating imagery and at the same time acknowledging power relations within the actual context of production. An independent challenge, as much to fast youth and street culture as to the bureaucratic producers of our actual environment.
See also the page of the ACT/Out project, curated at Onomatopee by Lene ter Haar and Robert Kaltenhäuser
Editor: Freek Lomme
Visual editors: Gabriela Baka in cooperation with Filippo Minelli
Graphic design: Gabriela Baka
Text contributors: Freek Lomme, Lene ter Haar, Nicola Bozzi, Vittorio Sgarbi, Paolo Bolpagni, Stefano Verri, David Pierce and Santiago Zabala
Text editing: Nanne op ’t Ende
Printing: Lecturis Printers
Made possible thanks to La Fondazione Adele e Cav. Francesco Lonati
- 170 x 240 mm / 6,7 x 9,5 inches
- Freek Lomme
- Freek Lomme, Lene ter Haar, Nicola Bozzi, Vittorio Sgarbi, Paolo Bolpagni, Stefano Verri, David Pierce, Santiago Zabala
- Gabriela Baka
- Japanese folding, tearing strips
- MaxiOffset 100 gr (inside) and 300 (cover)
- full color inside Japanese folding
- Image specs
- Inside pages Japanese folding in full colour, outside pages Japanese folding in greyscale
PEOPLE INVOLVED IN THIS PROJECT AND ALL THE ROLES THESE PEOPLE EVER HAD IN ONOMATOPEE PROJECTS
- Filippo Minelli artist
- Gabriela Baka graphic designer
- Nicola Bozzi critic
- Vittorio Sgarbi critic
- Paolo Bolpagni critic
- Stefano Verri critic
- David Pierce critic
- Santiago Zabala critic
- La Fondazione Adele e Cav. Francesco Lonati co-producer
- Freek Lomme curator, editor, author, art writer, advisor, poet, project coordinator, co-producer, private fund