Meraki Agency is an artist-led organization focussed on the emancipation of artists and designers by working with them in the realization of their ideas.

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"It is July 18, 1995. Wednesday afternoon. I am six years old. The Tour de France has reached the Col de Portet d'Aspet pass. The TV is on. The cyclists descend, but one of them never reaches the finish. Fetal position. Limbs curled around the body to protect it from imminent danger. For cyclist F. Casartelli, it was the last position, a dying position. "

The publication Lic-Hamo by Degann is an experiment in which the eponymous project by the artist is translated into the form of printed matter. 'Lic-Hamo' bridges the thin line between value and worthlessness and emphasizes the importance of stories to bring still moments to life.

Lic-Hamo by Degann at the bookshop

This publication is published as part of the INDEX program edition 2018/2019

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The publication Movements by Lorena van Bunningen is a documentation of a series of fragments from a long process in which different compositions, made with the same elements, play the leading role. The search was not about the result, but about the movement that takes place in creating, ‘being ongoing’.

Movements by Lorena van Bunningen at the bookshop

This publication is published as part of the INDEX program edition 2018/2019

 
 
 
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For this book, Peim van der Sloot has developed 99 new propositions to re-define the value of the work and the position of the artist in this old fashioned system. 

He encourages artists and arts organizations to attempt to create alternative micro-economies. These propositions are about art not as an input for productivity, or luxury made possible by economic growth, but rather as a new way to set the terms on which exchange in the economy takes place.The light-hearted and humorous propositions are up for different interpretations or combinations, but always carry a serious undertone, that stake out a new, more useful position for art in society. 

99 by Peim van der Sloot at the bookshop

This publication is published as part of the INDEX program edition 2018/2019

Like no other country, the Dutch are masters of zoning. We cultivate and organise the landscape. Likewise, the Dutch landscape changes it's inhabitants. They have to deal with the kind of landscape they created. It's the constructed landscape versus the free Dutch mindset that make a truly interesting playground. Are we still in charge of our own urbanization acts or does our drive for efficiency blind our view of a more liveable place? It's questions like these that make the social engineering perspective an important theme in the work of Patrick van Vliet. The publication 'The pleasure of being almost present’ shows a cross-section of the work of the artist.

The Pleasure of Being Almost Present by Patrick van Vliet at the bookshop

This publication is published as part of the INDEX program edition 2018/2019

 

credits:

  1. OPEN CALL, INDEX program edition 2019/2020, gif by Meraki Agency

  2. Movements by Lorena van Bunningen, image by Lorena van Bunningen

  3. Lic-Hamo by Degann, image by Meraki Agency

  4. 99 by Peim van der Sloot, image by Rianne Zijderveld

  5. The pleasure of being almost present by Patrick van Vliet, image by Meraki Agency