Book presentation ‘also’ (vol.1 and vol.2): A joyous sharing on writing, reading, book making by ook_ [reinaart vanhoe, Neue Brüderkirche, Espora, me_sobat, Colorlabor, graanschuur Tarwewijk, Elaine W. Ho, Bartira, Wok The Rock, COLLECTive, k. format, Take-A-Way, Plan B, Dynamitas unlimited, …]

Location: ook_visitor­Zentrum, Weserstraße 26

Languages: English


lumbung artist ook_ presents a joyous sharing on writing, reading, and book making with Zoénie Deng, Elaine W Ho, Julia Wilhelm, Emily Shin-Jie Lee, Jatiwangi art Factory, Florian Cramer, reinaart vanhoe, and others.

vol.1: Art for (and within) a Citizen Scene is a collaboration of Framer Framed and the Willem de Kooning Academy. The project sheds light on practices in communities where collaboration is common in daily life, where art is seen not only as a self-contained profession but also as a way of living. In line with this collaborative concept, the participants conducted a series of online workshops and events in which they invited people to collectively explore different ways of designing a publication and become one of the contributors to this book.

vol.2 looks at different forms of socially engaged artistic and cultural practices in China. These practices address a range of social issues in the country’s cities, including the unequal treatment of migrant workers and denigration of urban villages. Through anthropological fieldwork and critical analysis, the book explores how socially engaged art offers creative and critical approaches to these issues in the context of the contemporary Chinese regime. Becoming Water stresses how art practices in China have developed forms of criticality that avoid explicitly opposing political authorities.

Invited guests

Zoénie Deng
Elaine W Ho
Julia Wilhelm
Emily Shin-Jie Lee
Jatiwangi art Factory
Florian Cramer
reinaart vanhoe


Weserstraße 26, 34125 Kassel



Location: ook_visitor­Zentrum, Weserstraße 26

Languages: English



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