Mischa Rakier
Blind Spots
Mischa Rakier art works and compilation: Mischa Rakier 21 designs for drawings, tracing back historical monuments and looking for meaning in cultural heritage tourism. With texts by: Ilse van Rijn, Elsbeth Brouwer and Gerrit Vermeer English translation: Rachel Esner 76 pages, Dutch - English ed., Hein Elferink Gallery & Publishers, 2005 ISBN 90 70680 70 X, price: € 20,00 Right About Now
Art & Theory since the 1990s editors: Mischa Rakier & Margriet Schavemaker. The collection of lectures have now been edited into one book, revolving around six topical themes: The Body, Interactivity, Engagement, Documentary Strategies, Money and Curating. The publication offers a broad and up-to-date review of the most important developments, themes and ideas in the visual arts of the 1990s. With texts by: Jennifer Allen, Sophie Berrebi, Claire Bishop, Beatrice von Bismarck, Maaike Bleeker, Jeroen Boomgaard, Nicolas Bourriaud, Deborah Cherry, Hal Foster, Vít Havránek, Marc Spiegler, Olav Velthuis and Kitty Zijlmans 184 pages, English ed., Valiz: October 2007 ISBN 978-90-78088-17-2, NUR 646, 651, price: € 19,50 Space, Expanding
[exhibition catalogue] compilation: Gracia Khouw Catalogue published on occasion of the group exhibition Space, Expanding at Hein Elferink Gallery. Participating artists: Henriëtte van ’t Hoog, Gracia Khouw, Mischa Rakier and Sonia Rijnhout 24 pages, Dutch - English ed., Hein Elferink Gallery/Gracia Khouw: January 2013. price: € 5,50 Lucid Dreams - Hard Reality
Making Art in the Age of Corporatism author: Mischa Rakier Is it still desirable to dream away in painterly abstractions and visual attractive installations while in the meantime war victims, political and economical refugees seek asylum in more stable and better off countries? Or should we wake up and actively strive for a better place? A place not longer dominated by a lethal combination of big government, worldwide capital farming and multinational business. In the light of current developments it seems art could be quite more contributive towards new models of existence. Or is it altogether a misconception to attribute such 'useful' characteristics and strategies to art. And should art just follow its own dictum, its own lucid dream? Expected in 2016/2017
Mischa Rakier©2016