Book ‘exformation – Japanese Dutch encounters’

 

In ‘exformation’, Dutch artists, Hannie van den Bergh and Jan van den Berg offer us a colourful, polyphonic collection of photos and stories representing their trips to Japan and their encounters with the Japanese people. While in Japan during the years between 2004 and 2020, they created a variety of artworks relating in one way or another to ‘imaging’: the ideas, impressions and mental images people form of themselves and others – in this case, as a result of their ‘intercultural dialogue’, the Dutch and the Japanese. But ‘exformation’ is essentially the record of a series of encounters between artists from the opposite ends of the Earth. From our clumsy attempts at relating to one another to building castles in the sky with each other during the mutual enjoyment of a glass of good sake. And of course, to working together on the ensuing artworks.

 

Trilingual: Dutch, Japanese, English

Text and color sections alternating, special folding

Dimensions 24 x 17 cm 260 pages, sewn binding, dust jacket

1st edition

ISBN: 9789082215380

© 2021 Studio HB / Hannie van den Bergh and Jan van den Berg

Book release date January 2021

 

Price, 34,50 euro (excluding postage) 

 

 

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    Concept: Hannie van den Bergh en Jan van den Berg

    Text: Jan van den Berg

    Design: Hannie van den Bergh

    Photography: Hannie van den Bergh

    Additional photography: Roos Trommelen (cover, 25-26, 35-36, 49-50, 52, 58, 59-60, 73-74, 152, 178-179, 206-207), Hugh Davies (101-104, 109-110), Sander Snoep (157-160), Elvira Lantenhammer (235, 238-239)

    Japanese translations: Karin Kuwahara

    English translations: Dawn Mastin

    Text correction: Marie Antoinette Sondeijker

     

    Printing: RaddraaierSSP

    Binding: Patist

    Publisher: Studio HB

     

     

    This book came about with financial support from the Shared Cultural Heritage programme of DutchCulture. With special thanks to Bas Valckx and Miho Nishimoto of the Netherlands Embassy in Tokyo and to the board of the Berg & Van Dalen Foundation: Renée Pompen, Nishiko en Maria van den Broek.

     

     

    In ‘exformation’, Dutch artists, Hannie van den Bergh and Jan van den Berg offer us a colourful, polyphonic collection of photos and stories representing their trips to Japan and their encounters with the Japanese people. While in Japan during the years between 2004 and 2020, they created a variety of artworks relating in one way or another to ‘imaging’: the ideas, impressions and mental images people form of themselves and others – in this case, as a result of their ‘intercultural dialogue’, the Dutch and the Japanese. But ‘exformation’ is essentially the record of a series of encounters between artists from the opposite ends of the Earth. From our clumsy attempts at relating to one another to building castles in the sky with each other during the mutual enjoyment of a glass of good sake. And of course, to working together on the ensuing artworks.

     

    Trilingual: Dutch, Japanese, English

    Text and color sections alternating, special folding

    Dimensions 24 x 17 cm 260 pages, sewn binding, dust jacket

    1st edition

    ISBN: 9789082215380

    © 2021 Studio HB / Hannie van den Bergh and Jan van den Berg

    Book release date January 2021

     

    Price, 34,50 euro (excluding postage) 

     

     

    Order


       

      Concept: Hannie van den Bergh en Jan van den Berg

      Text: Jan van den Berg

      Design: Hannie van den Bergh

      Photography: Hannie van den Bergh

      Additional photography: Roos Trommelen (cover, 25-26, 35-36, 49-50, 52, 58, 59-60, 73-74, 152, 178-179, 206-207), Hugh Davies (101-104, 109-110), Sander Snoep (157-160), Elvira Lantenhammer (235, 238-239)

      Japanese translations: Karin Kuwahara

      English translations: Dawn Mastin

      Text correction: Marie Antoinette Sondeijker

       

      Printing: RaddraaierSSP

      Binding: Patist

      Publisher: Studio HB

       

       

      This book came about with financial support from the Shared Cultural Heritage programme of DutchCulture. With special thanks to Bas Valckx and Miho Nishimoto of the Netherlands Embassy in Tokyo and to the board of the Berg & Van Dalen Foundation: Renée Pompen, Nishiko en Maria van den Broek.