MAR, 'Keep it Playful'
Co-edited with Karin de Jong and Christoph Ruckhäberle.
Lubok 11 was produced in co-operation with Lubok Verlag from Leipzig,
Germany. The editions of Lubok are significant in the way that they are almost
all produced in linocut. Every edition therefor scents an overwhelming aroma
of printing ink and radiates intense love for craft.
The lino’s are made
by international artists and printed on a letterpress, which allows for larger
editions. The name Lubok refers to cheap russian folk art. Lubok aims to make high
quality printed art available for a reasonable price, which fits to PrintRoom’s
mission to disclose the versatile world of artists’ publications for the wider audience.
In 2012 PrintRoom
made an exhibition of all Lubok’s editions so far. On the occasion it was
decided to make this joint publication. Lubok 11 contains over 90 linocuts of
12 international artists:
Deroubaix, Marcel van Eeden, Sebastian Gögel, Irene Hanenbergh, Thomas Moecker,
Olivia Plender, Christoph Ruckhäberle, Marcel Ruijters, Ewoud van Rijn, Jasper
Sebastian Stürup, Koen Taselaar, James Whitman.
A large selection of
Lubok 11 pages will be exhibited at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen from June 8
trough September 1 2013.
Lubok 11 cover and contribution 'Death in Denial' by E. van Rijn
Lubok 11 presentation @ Museum Boijmans van Beuningen
The Archaic Revival Review
PrintRoom publication # 11
Co-edited with Dani Tull
Revival Review is
Printroom’s publication #11. Contributions of over 20 Californian artists and
two texts respond to the singular psychedelic ideas of Terence McKenna, the
etnobotanist who, together with his brother Dennis, discovered the cultivation
of the Psilocybin mushrooms, known in Holland as ‘Paddos’. In many publications
and lectures McKenna philosophied on the social cultural implications of his
discovery and thus became an inspiration for the 1980’s rave culture. The title
refers to his 1992 book: The Archaic Revival: Speculations on Psychedelic
Mushrooms, the Amazon, Virtual Reality, UFOs, Evolution, Shamanism, the Rebirth
of the Goddess, and the End of History. In this book McKenna speculates on the
idea that in prehistoric time human consciousness was accelerated by the use of
mindexpanding mushrooms. Today McKenna is being rediscovered by a new
generation of artists with a spiritual bend.
The Archaic Revival Review is produced in 2 colours on PrintRoom's own Risograph (colour-stencil) printers, which
produce a type of printing that holds the middle between silkscreen- and
On June 7 ‘The
Archaic Revival Revival’, an exhibition with work of the same artists, opens at
Zic Zerp Gallery, Rotterdam. The show is curated by artist Dani Tull, who also
co-edited the publication with PrintRoom’s Ewoud van Rijn.