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Welcome The Artist/Verwelkom de kunstenaar


curators Sunjoo Lee and Griet Menschaert
graphic design Lenneke Heeren (Studio of Things)
cover-photo Sas Schilten
cover model Lars Leeuw
portraitt-illustrations Leif Czakai
photos Sas Schilten


Graphic Design KONT05: Lenneke Heeren (Studio of Things)
Photo: Sas Schilten / Model: Lars Leeuw / Assistance: Lenneke Heeren & Griet Menschaert


5 teams of an artist with a nonartist contributed to this issue. The nonartists reacted to an ‘open call for nonartists’ by the curators. The invited artists selected their partner from these reactions.

Initial Questions

What is an artist? What is a nonartist? etc. A lost of questions set up by curators Sunjoo Lee and Griet Menschaert and proposed to all 5 teams as starting point for their collaborations.


The intro to this issue has been written by Sunjoo Lee and nonartist Anne-Marie Sweep, researcher at Fontys University of Applied Sciences. Sweep also reacted to the open call for nonartists.

Portrait illustrations

Each particpant has been instroduced into the issue with a short comic, made especially for this by Leif Czakai.

Empty Head

Designer Satomi Minoshima chose retired teacher Jan van Mierlo to collaborate with. They came to the conclulsion that an empty head is a prerequisite to make space for artistry. They designed a floating ‘building’.


Artist Maaike Twisk chose science journalist Anouck Vrouwe to collaborate. They founded research company Voegwerk and made a questionnaire together.

Artist help grow gigantic mushrooms

Designer Noam Youngrak Son chose literary IT-specialist Jeroen van den Heuvel to collaborate. They wrote a new story on the origins of Eindhoven and its mysterious evoluons.

Enter The Head of The Artist

Fine Artist Jos van der Sommen chose business psychologist Kim Stoeldraaijers to collaborate. They designed an exhibition proposal that reveals the creative process of the artist.

The Walking Fish Academy

Artist Griet Menschaert chose marketeer Jorn Smeets to collaborate. They founded the Walking Fish Academy to help companies and artists stimulate and enrich each other.


With portrait illustrations of the editing team of this issue by Leif Czakai.

Are You an Artist?

Graphic Design of this issue by Lenneke Heeren – Studio of Things.


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Curated by Jolanda Kooijmans and Griet Menschaert
Graphic Design by Janine Hendriks (Kaftwerk)
Photo portraits of teams by Nenah Gorissen
Cover illustration by Manon van Trier

Overview locations in KONT04

5 locations, cared for as if they were their babies by 5 artistic teams coupled by the curators of this issue.

Intro written by Aron Bogers and Griet Menschaert

Aron Bogers is architect at Inbo Architects, Griet Menschaert is chief of KONT.

Opening page Van Abbemuseum

Introduction spread for team Van Abbemuseum, being the visual artists Anouk Bax and Marit van der Heijden.

Van Abbemuseum as a baby

A contribution by fine artists Anouk Bax and Marit van der Heijden on Attention Restoration.

Opening page Strijp-S

Introduction spread to the work of team Strijp-S, being social/intervention designers Pauline Wiersema and Fides Lapidaire.

Strijp-S as a baby

A contribution on the concept of ‘Impact’ by social/intervention designers Pauline Wiersema and Fides Lapidaire, both graduates of Design Academy Eindhoven.

Opening page De Dommel

Introducting team De Dommel, being the singers Linda Kessels and Bukuru Claudine with portrait pictures by Nenah Gorissen.

De Dommels as a baby

A work by singers Linda Kessels and Bukuru Claudine, with vintage photographs by Tim Meijer.

Opening page High tech Campus Eindhoven

Introducing team High Tech Campus, being software architect Marijn Meijles and kinesthaetic designer Alvin Arthur.

High Tech Campus Eindhoven as a baby

Work by kinaesthetic designer Alvin Arthur and software architect Marijn Meijles.

Opening page Eindhoven Airport

Introducing team Eindhoven Airport: spoken word artist Stokely Dichtman and allround performer/writer Berendine Venemans.

Eindhoven Airport as a baby

Creations by spoken word artist Stokely Dichtman (illustrated by artistic director Janine Hendriks) and performance artist Berendine Venemans.


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Curated by Bart Van Dijck (Antwerp) and Griet Menschaert (Eindhoven)
Graphic Design by Casper Fitzhue
Photo portraits of teams by Casper Fitzhue


Intro Spread KONT03

Overview of all dates and the teams we composed to create new rituals for those dates

21 September

A new ritual for 21st September designed by artists Ignace Cami (Antwerp) and Marie Lexmond (Eindhoven).


Collaboration by Ignace Cami and Marie Lexmond, photo design by Casper Fitzhue

Manual for 21 September

Manual for a ritual with text and illustrations by Marie Lexmond and Ignace Cami.

21 March

A ritual for 21 March by artist John Rausenberger (Antwerp), mc/writer Terence Machete van Lange (Eindhoven) and writer Griet Menschaert (Eindhoven)

1 May

A ritual for 1 May by writer Chloé Dyckmans (Antwerp) and artist Remko Leeuw (Eindhoven)

21 June

Ritual related game by story teller Sigrid Exelmans (Antwerp) and poet and artist Arnoud Rigter (Eindhoven)

1 August

A ritual for 1 August by artist Maika Garnica (Antwerp), shiatsu therapist Lotje Linsen (Eindhoven) and photographer Manon Vosters (Eindhoven)

Athar Jaber

Work by sculptor Athar Jaber (Antwerp)


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Curated by Griet Menschaert (chief), Annegret Bönemann and Wessel Verrijt, graphic design by Nearest Neighbour


Photos of KONT02 makers by Donghwan Kam


written by chief editor Griet Menschaert, with collages by Ylja Band.

2 Captains and WD40

By art student Wessel Verrijt (1992, NL), Bboy Ranil van Peperstraten (1990, LK) and photographer Tommy Köhlbrugge (1983, NL)

Final Letters

By writers Chris Hables Gray (1953 CA), Griet Menschaert (1977, BE) and Nazila Ahmadie (1992, AF)

Butterflies to the Dead

By mayan spiritual supporter and artist Branly López (1975, GT)

Sight Seeing

By photographer Carla Vermeltfoort (1960, NL) and philosopher Ties van de Werff (1981, NL)

Thank You Very Much

By Design Academy students Kodai Shimizu (1990, JP), Morane Grazzini (1997, FR), Eva Jack (1995, UK) and Lukas Adrian Jurk (1992, DE)

Shine. Be Yourself. Respect.

By fashion artist and mother Jess Oberlin (1985, CA)

The Many Moustaches of Enzo Diga

By writer Luckie Delacroix (1981, NL) and artist Vincent Dams (1983, NL)

Thank You Very Much

By Design Academy students Kodai Shimizu (1990, JP), Morane Grazzini (1997, FR), Eva Jack (1995, UK) and Lukas Adrian Jurk (1992, DE)

Read The Beat

By designer Annegret Bönemann (1990, DE) and solo percussionist Dominique Vleeshouwers (1992, NL)

The Actual Image is Travelling

By artist Nanne op ’t Ende (1970, NL) and art student Mara Varelaki (1994, GR)

Différens dessins

By pattern designer Erna van den Broek (1972, NL) and catchpennyprints of Museum ’t Oude Slot





Curated by Griet Menschaert (chief), Sas Schilten and Lars Leeuw, Graphic design by Edhv


Photos of KONT01 makers by Sas Schilten.


By philosopher Ivana Ivkovic (1974, YU) and Griet Menschaert (1977, BE)


By photographer Sas Schilten (1969, NL)


By social designer Annegret Bönemann (1990, DE)


By cinematographer Jérôme Siegelaer (1970, NL), artist-poet Jolanda Kooijmans (1965, NL) and architect Paul Bouw (1978, NL)

Fine Things Should Remain Small

By artists Rob Looman (1974, NL), Rachida Post (1974, NL) and photographer Fieke van Berkom (1982, NL)

Drawings by a Princess

By student Zaina Kassem (1998, SY)

My Concerts 2016/2017

By music lover Theo Miggelbrink (1971, NL)


By photographer Nenah Gorissen (1991, NL) and dancer-choreographer Sarah Bostoen (1985, BE)

The KONT Audioguide

By gamification expert Niels van Maaren (1963, NL), visually impaired poet Joke Clazing (1952, NL) and artist Lars Leeuw (1982, NL)

The Colour of Our Background

By Fine Arts students Lotte van der Pasch (1994, NL), Nina Kersaan (1995, NL) and cameras from The Vintage Photo.


By writer Juliet Gagnon (1975, US/NL) and artist Inge Jansen (1985, NL)

How Material Moves Us

By designer Dasha Tsapenko (1992, UA) and architect Floor Frings (1985, FR)

Als ik alleen ben

By photographer Bas Wilders (1959, NL)

Short Attention Span Monuments

By artist Toni van Tiel (1979, NL)

De gift

By lace maker Olga Ieromina (1981, UA), author Koosje Hamerslag (pseud., 1967, NL) and photographer Neel van Eupen (1958, NL)

Suitable Now

By designers Floriane Misslin (1992, FR) and Olle Lundin (1988, SE)

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