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Book Launches and Finissages and Performances

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In the context of finissages for two major exhibitions and research projects—one exploring contemporary girlhood, cross-cultural feminism and the relationship between gender, politics and philosophy, the other exploring the notion of the public within the capitalist commons of the high street—public gallery and publisher Onomatopee Projects will launch the publications connected with these endeavours.

Using this momentum they will also launch other publications; including an instruction manual for open ended games, actions and interventions to untrain the body and recondition space; and a publication, which followed a previous exhibition, surveying a meditation on patterns on the fracture of three dimensionality and two dimensionality.


Onomatopee 142 – We Are The Market!
As an alternative, focused on a public service for the interest-less imagination which is exclusive to the arts, Onomatopee went on to the streets in action against mollycoddling and in defence of an inclusive world: in the ultimate stimulation of possibility.

Featuring achievements by: Harmen de Hoop, BURO SNDVG (a snodero-group member), David Blamey, Teun Castelein, Nolwenn Salaun, Jennifer Moon & laub, Su Tomesen, Martin Krenn, MG&M Collective (Mosab Anzo, Gil & Moti), the Mona Lisa’s, Ilke Gers, Disarming Design, The Temple of Tease, Vanessa Brazeau, Toine Klaassen, Jasper Griepink, Apparatus 22 and Everyday criticality. The theory-sparked bartenders, offering enlightening conversations over heavy drinks, include Robert-Jan Gruijthuijzen, Michel van Dartel, Lietje Bauwens & Wouter De Raeve, Rogier Brom, Koen Haegens, Fred Dewey, Berit Fischer and Dirk Vis. Curated and edited by Freek Lomme and Josh Plough.

Onomatopee 150 – Sense & Sensibility
A platform for various artists and writers to explore contradictions and oppositions by reflecting upon gender issues, contemporary girlhood and object-subject relations. Featuring Mandy Roos, Gabriel Ann Maher, Olle Lundin, Janina Frye, Virginie Gauthier, Alicja Melzacka, Charlotte van Buylaere, Roberto Perez, Carly Rose, Daantje Bons, Camille Auer, Nasty Women and others. Curated and edited by Pernilla Ellens.

Onomatopee 144 – The Ghost of Weaving
This project concerns the visual poetry that is released within the woven patterns’ ambivalence between fixation by rule and the dynamics of life; on the fracture of materialistic realism and the limits of the power we hold in our hands.
ISBN: 978-94-91677-73-1
Hardcover, 150 mm x 220 mm standing / 6 x 8,5 inches
32 pages / 16 viewing pages leporello alike thing with images of the works and the show
plus two smaller 32- page self-cover booklets featuring two texts plus some images, all glued inside.
Contributing artists and designers: Elisa van Joolen, Esther Stocker, Hansje van Halem/Tracy Widdess, Har Sanders, Koen Taselaar, Maria Hedlund, Sigrid Calon, Timon van der Hijden.
Curator:Freek Lomme
Editors: Freek Lomme in collaboration with Benjamin Critton (visual) and Josh Plough (text)
Author: Freek Lomme
Graphic design: Benjamin Critton
Photography: Blickfanger
Text editing: Josh Plough

Onomatopee 149 – MOVE ALONG
Instruction manual for open ended games, actions and interventions to untrain the body and recondition space.
By Ilke Gers
ISBN 978-94-91677-84-7
128 pages, 125 x 200mm / 5 x 8 inches
Softcover, duotone, 60 images


Onomatopee Projects, founded in 2006 and directed by Freek Lomme since, is a curating and editorial led public gallery and publisher that is particularly known for their self-initiated, transdisciplinary projects. Furthermore, they host projects to progressive individuals as well as artist-run and institutional organisations.

More information and contact, see onomatopee.net

special thanks to / made possible by the Mondriaan Fund, the fund creative industries NL and the Province of Brabant