Monography available again:
PETER BAREN Blind Dates With The History Of Mankind Performances 1980 – 2013
This monography has been made possible with the generous support of Mondriaan Fonds, Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds, VSBfonds, Harten Fonds – designed by Jan Willem den Hartog and produced by De Zwaluw, Publishing House, The Hague
Bestellingen voor een gesigneerd exemplaar in Belgie en Nederland: https://www.zwaluwkamer.nl/winkel – Uitgeverij De Zwaluw, Den Haag. Meer informatie vindt u via de link
To purchase a paper copy of the book, please visit and place your order via: https://www.thisisunbound.co.uk/collections/monographs/products/peter-baren-blind-dates-with-the-history-of-mankind [London UK]
Book launch and performance: Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, May 18 2014. Read more at: PETER-BAREN 18 May 2014 Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam -UK-BOOKLAUNCH
Below: Alex de Vries in conversation with Peter Baren. Dutch spoken. Interview duration: 22.48 mins. Including the screening of the video ARK [UNKNOWN PLEASURES] 2007, compiled from the Tel Aviv performances in 2005 and presentation of the first copy, with Dalstar.
The complete presentation can be visited in the category videos, dutch spoken.
An overview of more than thirty years of performances by Dutch artist Peter Baren. Video: Joeri Jansen
With many images in b/w and color, studies, scores. This first monography contains insightful essays by Marga van Mechelen (lecturer history of art, University of Amsterdam), Alex de Vries (essayist and publisher of the monography) and an interview with the artist by Bart Rutten (current director Centraal Museum Utrecht / former Head of Collections, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam). Design: Jan Willem den Hartog [chapeau!] The edition is in English, 170 × 240 mm, 224 pages, softcover. Price € 29.50 / £25.00 / $ 29 – excluded package. Publisher: De Zwaluw, The Hague NL
For more information or to purchase a copy of the book, please visit and place your order: https://www.thisisunbound.co.uk/collections/monographs/products/peter-baren-blind-dates-with-the-history-of-mankind [London UK]
for The Netherlands and Belgium: https://www.zwaluwkamer.nl/winkel – Publishing house De Zwaluw, The Hague NL or contact your local bookshop
PERFORMANCES 1980-2013 Monography preview in selected pages: