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Black Dog Publishing London

Black Dog Publishing, London

ISBN-10: 1908966696
Hardback: 244 pages

Black Dog Publishing London, 2014


Contributors: Charles Esche, Mihnea Mircan, Council of Europe Archive, Remco Torenbosch

This publication is the result of an extensive period of research into the history of the European Flag, opening up intriguing discussion on the changing socio-economics of EU nations, the disappearance of once booming textile industries and the strong individual identities of a union in flux.

This publication profiles the documents, design proposals and written correspondence between Heitz, Lévy, and further collaborators they would form the painstakingly diplomatic development of an iconic vexillological moment.

As part of the book's research, a collection of fabric monochromes woven by weavers from all 28 member states of the EU in th base colour of the flag was compiled. These collated monochromes as such become a map themselves of the socio-economic shift within EU member communities, an embodiment of the disappearing textile industries of Europe.

European contextualising (...)
Hardback: 244 pages
Publisher: Black Dog Publishing London
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1908966696
ISBN-13: 978-1908966698
€ 20,00

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Prix de Rome 2013,

nai010 publishers
nai010 publishers
ISBN 978-94-6208-105-5
Coordinator: Mondriaan Fund

nai010 publishers, 2013


Contributions: Christian Friedrich, Falke Pisano, Remco Torenbosch and Ola Vasiljeva, Hans den Hartog Jager, Stefan Kuiper, Roos van der Lint

"The publication Prix de Rome 2013 presents portraits of four talented young artists nominated for the prestigious Prix de Rome Award. Christian Friedrich, Falke Pisano, Remco Torenbosch and Ola Vasiljeva were selected by an international jury because their work is surprising, enthralling and makes you hungry for more."

All four artists specialize in presentations based on theory and research. For the Prix de Rome they each created a new work. Besides an introduction by Hans den Hartog Jager, the nominated artists are portrayed by Stefan Kuiper and Roos van der Lint.

Prix de Rome 2013
Paperback: 98 pages
Publisher: nai010 uitgevers
Design: Lesley Moore
Language: English
ISBN: 978-94-6208-105-5

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The Prix de Rome is the Netherlands’ oldest, most important prize for visual artists under 40. The award dates back to 1808 when Louis Napoleon introduced the Prix de Rome in the Netherlands to promote the arts. Although the award has regularly been renewed, the aim is still to trace talented artists and encourage them to develop and increase their visibility. Since January 2013, the award has been organised and financed by the Mondriaan Fund.


Autumn of Modernism
Roma Publications

Roma Publications
ISBN 978 90 77459 79 9
Curator: Lorenzo Benedetti

Autumn of Modernism Catalogue by Roma Publications


Contributors: Gwenneth Boelens, Piet Dieleman, gerlach en koop, Sara van der Heide, Martijn Hendriks, Bas van den Hurk, Rob Johannesma, Katja Mater, Marc Nagtzaam, Falke Pisano, Petra Stavast, Batia Suter, Remco Torenbosch, Martijn in 't Veld. And with an introduction by Lorenzo Benedetti

Different from a regular exhibition catalogue, this book contains autonomous contributions by 14 artists who where invited by curator Lorenzo Benedetti to take part in the exhibition 'Autumn of Modernism' at De Vleeshal, Middelburg. The contributions somehow respond in an indirect way to the social changes of our day, such as the present economic crisis.

Autumn of Modernism
Publisher: Roma Publications
Design: Roger Willems and Louis Lüthi.
ISBN 978 90 77459 79 9

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The title of the exhibition was inspired by The Autumn of the Middle Ages, Johan Huizinga’s classic book published in 1919, a study of the forms of life, thought, and art at the end of the Middle Ages. The book shows that the artists of that period achieved their groundbreaking successes precisely because they drew on the past. This gave them a better grasp of the changes occurring all around them.

The explosion of news outlets and ways of consuming the news has made our society very focused on the now, and we sometimes forget to consider the future or the past. Artists try to step out of the present by consulting sources from the past and using them in their art, thus attempting to build bridges to the future.



GAMeC Bergamo

GAMeC Bergamo, Italy
Curator: Stefano Raimondi

Publication EUROPA, 2012


Publication / Folder on the occasion of the solo exhibition EUROPA at the GAMeC Bergamo, Italy in 2012.

In 1950 the French Foreign Minister Robert Schuman presented a plan for cooperation among European states. Seven years later, the first six countries signed the Treaty of Rome, creating the European Economic Community (EEC), the forerunner of what we now call the European Union. Never in its brief history has the European Union been under as much pressure as it is today.

In the courtyard and glass pavilion of the GAMeC but also in several locations in the city of Bergamo, Remco Torenbosch presents a critical variety of situations and thoughts. The works that are presented are a reflection on the political and socio-economic changes to which Europe has recently been subjected. In this, Torenbosch investigates the language and manifestations through which a community and continent declares, represents and questions itself through the consciousness of contemporary and historical references. Within this research, Torenbosch tries to distil the situation as a return to a more human scale and perspective by underlining the importance of care and action.

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EUROPA is the first solo exhibition in an Italian institution of the Dutch artist Remco Torenbosch. It is the result of a three-month residency in Bergamo for the project entitled The Blank Artist in Residence – Fondazione Banca Popolare di Bergamo, which has been conceived by the no-profit association The Blank in collaboration with GAMeC and the Accademia Carrara di Belle Arti of Bergamo and realized thanks to the support of Fondazione Banca Popolare di Bergamo, the Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Milan and the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Rome.


Elsevier, John de Greef, NL

Kunstbeeld, Lara Riga, NL
Barcelones, Alba Baeza Martinez, E
Artslant, Andrea Alessi, NL
Platform BK, Vincent van Velsen, NL
De Volkskrant, Marina de Vries, NL
NRC Handelsblad, Lucette ter borg, NL
Platform BK, Irene De Craen, NL
NRC Handelsblad, Joyce Roodnat, NL
Blikvangen, NL
Metropolis M, NL
Trouw, Joke de Wolf, NL
Het Parool, NL
De Groene Amsterdammer, Koen Kleijn, NL
Platform BK, Irene de Craen, NL
De Telegraaf, NL

De Volkskrant, Domeniek Ruyters, NL
De Witte Raaf, Leen Bedaux, BE
Sharepro, Nicoletta Daldanise, IT
Artribune, Silvia Scaravaggi, IT
L’Eco Bergamo, Marina Marzulli, IT
NRC Handelsblad, Sandra Smets, NL
Exibart, Cristina Rota, IT
Kunstbeeld, Esther Darley, NL
Hart, Machteld Leij, BE

PZC, Nico Out, NL

Metropolis M, Nils van Beek (curator SKOR), NL Metropolis M, Sanneke Huisman, NL

Het Parool, Kees Keijer, NL
Tubelight, Gerben Willers, NL
Fatos Üstek, UK (ongoing interview)
De Volkskrant, Sacha Bronwasser, NL