The books Happen

KuuB Utrecht, 22- 25 october 2015

The result of the collaborative artist book project THE BOOKS HAPPEN will be on display to the public for the first time. Kunstruimte KuuB, Utrecht, opens its doors between 22-25 October for an exhibition of Henny Overbeek with site
specific works, installations, and The Books that have happened.
Initiated by visual artist Henny Overbeek, the project spans over three years and 50 unique productions of
collaborative artist books. Offering collaged dummies to other artists with a carte blanche, Overbeek started
The Books Happen amongst friends but subsequently broadened its territory to less known forces and artists
personally unfamiliar to him. The dynamics of these collaborations are manifested on the pages of collage
archival footage, drawing and sometimes violent action or complete disappearance.
Unlike the often distant display of artist books as closed off objects in collections, The Books that have happened
are presented within this exhibition, alongside installations of participating artists, to be opened
and encountered. Each single page is a collage of intense visual power play and storytelling.

Participating artists:
Toon Teeken, George Korsmit, Sebastiaan Schlicher, Aldo van den Broek, Nik Christensen, Michiel ten Bokum
Rutger Floor, Paul Segers, Boris Tellegen, Simon Schrikker, Robert van Gijssel, Aukje Dekker, Vincent D
ams, Nug, Egs, Jonas Ohlsson, Anthony Kleinepier, Alja Steinvag, Gigi Blay, Undog, Ruben Gutierrez, Ilga Minjon
Nieuw Brabants Front, Patrick Mangnus, Mister Adam, Marc Oosting, Luuk Kloosterboer, Patrick de Vries
Julien Couic, MOK-C, Gimzee, Marjolijn de Wit, Frank van Ansem.