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Agenda

Disarming Design from Palestine - presentation
Onomatopee
Monday, February 19, 19:00

Disarming Design from Palestine’ will visit us to share their enagement, knowledge and experiences. 

The label presents and sells unusual products from Palestine, which were created under the supervision of the design label’s co-founder and artistic director Annelys de Vet.  Many of these everyday objects were designed by contemporary designers and artists, in collaboration with local craftsmen.

In the framework of ’We Are the Market!’, Onomatopee invited Disarming Design to come and sell their offer on the streets of Eindhoven, in a specially designed mobile vending booth. 

 


book launch and finisage We Are The Market!
Onomatopee
Friday, March 9, 20:00


Exhibition

Onomatopee 142 / Research project
WE ARE THE MARKET!
‘WE WANT INCLUSIVITY, AND WE ARE HERE TO TAKE IT!’

 

FINISSAGE AND BOOK LAUNCH FRI. MARCH 9th, 8 pm

Total running time of the show is from April 2017 to 26 March 2018

The centre of the city is the place for meeting and consumption. It is where everyone goes, it’s where our culture is consumed and lived. However, the offering there is limited, and not a lot is allowed. It’s not everybody’s space, but the space of the majority. Yet even for that majority, there is no free choice, so it is also place for the silent majority. Meanwhile, every human being wants an inclusive culture, with free offering and free access. Although our culture turns out not to be free, but forced.
With this project we ask what could be on offer, and what perhaps ought to be? Many free-thinkers such as designers, philosophers, journalists, artists and others take space to explore this. In short: WE ARE THE MARKET! calls out to freedom in the capitalist commons, within the cultural production of the high street.

Public gallery and publisher Onomatopee Projects, organiser of this venture, has a space for free imagination in the heart of Eindhoven. Here they provide their services free of charge - partially paid for by the spokesperson of the people’s sovereignty - yet hidden behind all the commercial forces.

As an alternative, focused on a public service for the interest-less imagination which is exclusive to the arts, Onomatopee goes onto the streets in action against mollycoddling and in defence of an inclusive world: in an ultimate stimulation of possibility. They make the people question their role in our collective responsibility regarding public culture. Now the focus is on target audiences as life in bubbles alienates us, all the while public space is becoming increasingly more exclusive.

Our culture is our responsibility: we demand inclusivity!  

READ THE MISSION STATEMENT FULL OF CONFUSION CONTEXTUALISED HERE.

Featuring achievements by: Harmen de Hoop, BURO SNDVG (a snodero-group member)David Blamey, Teun Castelijn, Nolwenn SalaunJennifer Moon & Laub, Su TomesenMartin Krenn, MG&M Collective (Mosab Anzo, Gil & Moti), the Mona Lisa’s, Ilke Gers, Disarming DesignThe Temple of TeaseVanessa BrazeauToine Klaassen, Jasper GriepinkApparatus 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.

 

 

Curator / editor: Freek Lomme
Assistent curator / editor: Josh Plough
project assistants: Lucy Rose Nixon and Mook Attanath
Graphic design: Bart de Baets 

 

Made possible thanks to the generous support of the Province of Brabantthe Mondriaan Fund and the Creative Industries Fund NL.

 

 

 







© Onomatopee 2011








1.0 version of the reader on the table (September 2017), Design by Bart de Baets. Cover text by Lietje Bauwens.
1.0 version of the reader on the table (September 2017), Design by Bart de Baets. Cover text by Lietje Bauwens.


Relic of the Mona Lisa’s Achievement
Relic of the Mona Lisa’s Achievement