Artes in media develops artistic projects that intends to contribute to the public debate.
Buku offers a kaleidoscopic overview of the four centuries-long bond between Suriname and the Netherlands, especially Amsterdam. Buku is the book publication of the Buku-Bibliotheca Surinamica collection. The collection includes: books, photographs, paintings, etchings, manuscripts and memorabilia by collector and political scientist Carl Haarnack. The publication has been compiled by Willem van Zoetendaal (designer, curator, publisher) and Jan Dietvorts (visual artist, sociologist and publicist).
World War Two Today is a photo project by Roger Cremers about new ways in which the Second World War is commemorated. The project was realised in collaboration with the Niod, Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide studies. The photo exhibition opened in 2016 in Verzetsmuseum (Resistance Museum) Amsterdam and will be on display in various other locations, both in the Netherlands and abroad. Arnon Grunberg wrote the introductory essay for the book (Lecturis).
NL is a photo exhibition about the Netherlands and the Dutch identity by Bert Verhoeff and Reinie van Goor. The project began in 2013 in Den Haag and was subsequently exhibited in Appingedam, Zwolle and Amsterdam. The book, published by Lecturis, includes essays by Abram de Swaan, Irene Stengs, Micha Heilbron, Leendert Brouwer, Arjen van Veelen, Machteld Roede, Jacqueline de Bony and a song text by Huub van der Lubbe.
De Wonderjaren is a multimedia project about the childhood experiences of four artists: photographer Michel Pellanders, sound artist Hannes Wallrafen, actor/author Frank Groothof and designer Mart Warmerdam. It was launched in 2009 in the Nederlands Fotomuseum in Rotterdam and subsequently exhibited in Museum van Bommel van Dam in Venlo and Tresoar in Leeuwarden.
Kuiven & kraplappen, vrouwen van Spakenburg/Women of Spakenburg is about modern women that wear traditional dress on a daily basis. The exhibition and the book, published by Mets & Schilt, were realised in 2009 by photographer Bert Verhoeff, sound artist Hannes Wallrafen, designer Peter Jonker, and author/initiator Reinie van Goor.