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Onomatopee Agenda

Sunday, June 24, 16:00
Valuable Reading Club
Location: Wall Street

Friday, July 20, 18:00 - Sunday, July 22, 17:00
San Francisco Art Book fair
Location: 1275 Minnesota Street San Francisco, CA 94107

Saturday, August 25
NAVIGATION - book launch and presentation
Location: Onomatopee

Wednesday, October 24, 14:00 - 17:00
“ To compose (v.)”
Location: Onomatopee

Thursday, October 25, 13:00 - Friday, October 26, 17:00
In-situ risography production of Field Essays 55.3 zine
Location: Onomatopee

Friday, October 26, 17:00 - 19:00
Lecture by dach&zephir, zine launch & round table talk
Location: Onomatopee




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Onomatopee 121.1 / Cabinet project
Fashioning Value— Undressing Ornament
Femke de Vries

PRICE: € 15,00    
Onomatopee 118.1 / Cabinet project
REPRINT - - Can you feel it? – Effectuating tactility and print in the contemporary
Freek Lomme (Ed.) + various authors and artists

PRICE: € 17,00    
Onomatopee 97.1 / Cabinet project
Diagrammatic Writing - 2nd edition
Johanna Drucker

PRICE: € 10,00    

current exhibitions

Onomatopee 151 / Research project

The Trouble with Value

Benera and Estefan, Rachel Carey, gerlach en koop, Fokus Grupa, Karolina Grzywnowicz, Monique Hendriksen, Arnoud Holleman and Gert Jan Kocken, Kornel Janczy, Adrian Paci, Feliks Szyszko, Timm Ulrichs

graphic design: Agata Biskup

OPENING 21 April 2018 18:00
Exhibition continues: 22 April - 27 July 2018

Following its first chapter at Bunkier Sztuki, Gallery of Contemporary Art, Krakow, Poland The Trouble with Value arrives with a second iteration to Onomatopee. Curated by Kris Dittel (Onomatopee) and Krzysztof Siatka (Bunkier Sztuki), opening at Onomatopee, Eindhoven on Saturday, April 21, 18:00 – 23:00.

The Trouble with Value discusses the tangled story of the symbolic and economic value that a work of art holds, being a product of its maker’s labour; with an attempt to provide insights into current notions of value and value systems surrounding us.

With the participation of: Benera and Estefan, Rachel Carey, gerlach en koop, Fokus Grupa, Karolina Grzywnowicz, Monique Hendriksen, Arnoud Holleman and Gert Jan Kocken, Kornel Janczy, Adrian Paci, Feliks Szyszko, Timm Ulrichs.


Any artwork is subject to a web of assessments, expressed from the perspective of experts and audiences. Among those actors in this judgmental spectacle are curators, critics, art historians, philosophers, art dealers, and of course the public too. Institutions and the machinery of the art market complete this disposition.

Aside from the monetary evaluation of artworks and their unregulated market, the criteria for an artwork’s quality and its merit remain rather vague. Despite this fact the contemporary art world is persistently fixated on the “value” of art: wanting to recognize what is “new” and “original”, “relevant”, “challenging” or “radical”. Yet, is it possible to truly recognize what makes a work of art “outstanding” or “contemporary”, those qualities which are telling of their time while also carrying universal modes of understanding?

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Onomatopee 141 / Cabinet project

The Standard Book of Noun-Verb Exhibition Grammar

Niekolaas Johannes Lekkerkerk

Image: Tim Hollander

April 7 - May 20
April 7, 16:00, book launch and exhibition opening
16:30 Converstation between Niekolaas Johannes Lekkerkerk and Pieter Vermeulen

The Standard Book of Noun-Verb Exhibition Grammar is a partial compendium of the different modes of being that inhabit exhibitions. These different modes of being, often placed outside the realm of art objects proper, are described and activated here as crucial players in the world of contemporary art. Maximizing a poetic resourcefulness, this book proposes the exhibition as an ecology full of things that are infinitely more dimensional than their ascribed functionality would lead us to believe, and creates a space where species meet, where ontological and epistemological registers clash, overlap, and contaminate each other, where the living and inert, organic and inorganic exchange properties, qualities, and performances. Ultimately this book aims to show that what revolves around, within, and beyond any given system, resolves to be just as serious and important as what that system aims to convey.

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Forthcoming exhibitions

Onomatopee 160 / Research project

being as becoming

liberating-art and/or liberating art
Tim Breukers, Sanne Vaassen and others

graphic design by Pierre Martin


# 1 / 2 – Bus Projects Melbourne April 11 – May 5
Opening Wednesday April 11, 6-8 PM
Featuring artists Sanne Vaassen and Tim Breukers
The artists will be available for conversations every Wednesday from 6 PM. 

# 2 / 2 – Onomatopee Eindhoven
Studio-exhibition September 7 – October 7
static exhibition continuing untill October 28 
Featuring artists Philippine Hoegen and Alex Farrar
The artists are available for conversations every Friday at 6 PM.

being as becoming: liberating-art and/or liberating art is a collaboration between public gallery and publisher Onomatopee (NL) and artist-run space Bus Projects (AU). The project integrates notions of ‘the contemporary’ and aims to assert the added qualities of artistic production in our life. Does art liberate and/or should it be liberated?

In life, we operate with responsibility in our surroundings. As we progress from the here and now of our contemporaneity, we encounter various conditions by chance, conversations, technical opportunities and more. Artistic practice takes off from this practice based responsibility and releases different ensembles of conditions along the organising principles of various creative practitioners, which by offering new expressions bring awareness within the on-going newness of contemporary life and culture.

Fore-fronting this direct contact with our surroundings from within the artistic practice, this project will contest the moral legitimacy of the ethics of modernism in arts and culture, will economically contest the under the invisible hand of monetized artistic circulation, will contest the traditional autonomous viewpoint of artistic practice, and will discuss the liberal agenda of cultural civilization at large.

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Onomatopee 148 / Cabinet project


Mapping Expanded Fashion Practices
Ruby Hoette, Caroline Stevenson and Roland Brauchli

MODUS is a platform for expanded fashion practice through Onomatopee Projects, initiated and led by Ruby Hoette and Caroline Stevenson in collaboration with Roland Brauchli. 

MODUS will be in residence at Onomatopee throughout October with the launch of its first publication during Dutch Design Week 2018. Stay tuned for more details.

a mode of procedure: 
a way of doing something

Contemporary fashion culture is seeing creative practitioners actively seeking to challenge traditional practices and question the very definition of their discipline. While the mainstream fashion industry continues to uphold commercial boundaries, there are emergent practices that propose alternate value systems and thus different ways of thinking, doing and being fashion. These are expanded fashion practices: experimental methods, curiosity and criticality that have the ability to interrogate the social, cultural, political and environmental impacts of fashion and point to a future that transcends the current capitalist paradigm.

MODUS is a project to bring together and map these diverse and rich practices and provide a platform to bridge the divide between theory and practice in fashion. It will facilitate conversations between the practitioners working in this expanded field and writers/theorists from a range of disciplines including sociology, cultural and critical theory, politics and economics to help formulate new perspectives on fashion.

MODUS will take various forms from publications to events and workshops – all with the aim to establish an international research network that represents and supports this community of expanded practice.


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Onomatopee 55.3 / Cabinet project

Field Essays - “Éloge Créole” (Creole Praise) by dach&zephir

dach&zephir, Sophie Krier, Eddy Tarki, Inedition/Eva van der Schans, Lucy Cotter

October 22-28 2018
Curated by Sophie Krier
Daily Open Editorial Studio with guest interventions by Eddy Tarki, Inedition/Eva van der Schans (graphic designers), Lucy Cotter (cultural historian), and others (t.b.c.)


In Field Essays artistic production, design research, contextualisation and reflection as well as public release are conceived simultaneously. Field Essays is led by Atelier Sophie Krier and channelled through public gallery and publisher Onomatopee Projects.

Field Essays #3 consists in a residency by Paris based design duo dach&zephir developing their the on-going work-in-process and long term research Éloge Créole, Chapitre  2, Escale 1(Creole Praise, Chapter 2, Stopover 1) materializing the creole identity that is interwoven from leftovers of various source. The residency, during which there will be conversations with invited experts, will lead up to an exhibition that will take on the form of an “expo-valise”, an exhibition in a suitcase. We expect matters of caring concerns and objects rich in both meaningful as joyful stories. 


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Onomatopee 156 / project
Grete Johanne Neseblod

PRICE: € 14,00    
Onomatopee 145.1 / Cabinet project
Modes of Criticism 3 - design and democracy
Francisco Laranjo (ed.)

PRICE: € 12,00    
Onomatopee 141 / Cabinet project
The Standard Book of Noun-Verb Exhibition Grammar
Niekolaas Johannes Lekkerkerk, Timotheus Vermeulen, Tim Hollander.

PRICE: € 19,00    
Onomatopee 150 / NEST project
Pernilla Ellens (ed.) and various artists, designers and critics

PRICE: € 17,00    
Onomatopee 149 / Cabinet project
Move Along
Ilke Gers

PRICE: € 17,00    
Onomatopee 144 / Research project
the Ghost of Weaving
Freek Lomme (ed.), Benjamin Critton (graphic design) and participating artists and designers

PRICE: € 20,00    
Onomatopee 120.1 / Research project
Alien Invader Super Baby, Synchromaterialism (VI)
Jim Ricks

PRICE: € 23,00    


Onomatopee 122 / Cabinet project
The Chair Affair
Lucas Maassen, Margriet Craens, Twan van Bragt, Olivier Lebrun

PRICE: € 15,00    
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