TOUCH is the title of my new book. The previous book Stay! is completely sold out, so it's high time for a new publication. TOUCH contains a selection of works from the last ten years, it will be published in May 2023 by publishing house JapSamBooks and presented in Museum De Pont, Tilburg.
Ruud Willems - also designer of Stay! - and I have come a long way, the book is going to be beautiful. It is an exciting process to make a selection of my own work from the past ten years. Looking back on that period, I see that my work has become more earthy, partly due to the use of textiles, a third dimension has been added. Yet the same themes recur in these works: carrying – being carried, the attraction and repulsion between individuals, comfort and threat within a group, the conflict between reason and drive.
In the book the works alternate from light transparency to ominously heavy, from fast to a compelling slow-adagio. We think of Bach's music: a keynote of layered, deeply felt, existential humanity is interspersed with playful vitality.
Designer: Ruud Willems
Authors (texts are Dutch/English)
- Merel Bem - author, teacher, art historian and copywriter (writes for, among others, Volkskrant)
- Gustan Asselbergs - philosopher, author, musician (percussion)
- Ludo van Halem - art historian, curator.
Format: 28 x 24 cm, bound, linen hardcover with loose paper binding
144 pages, 2 paper types
To make TOUCH financially possible, I would like to ask for your trust by buying the book now.
Fill out the form below to order the book. You will receive an invoice for your order. I will send you a signed book (or books) in May 2023.
The price is € 35 per book, including VAT. Packaging and postage per book:
|Netherlands||€ 10 (with track & trace)||total: € 45|
|EU countries||€ 17,50||total: € 52,50|
|Rest of Europe||€ 25||total: € 60|
|Rest of world||€ 32||total: € 67|