"DUTCH CRITICS CHOOSE BEST BOOK"
Each year, the Dutch
AICA awards the certificate alternately to an institution, book or exhibition distinguished
by its exceptional quality. Arjen Mulder and Joke
Raaymakers: A Monograph has won the AICA
Certificate for a book for 2007–2009.
Jurors Domeniek Ruyters, Kitty Zijlmans and Eric
de Bruyn nominated the book, describing it as an “impressive monumental
monograph on the celebrated Dick Raaymakers, in which his broad, extensive
oeuvre is meticulously and insightfully surveyed in close collaboration with
the artist.” The Dutch AICA members voted for the book by a
large majority. They praised it as a comprehensive, attractive and engrossing monograph
that sheds light on the artist in his many facets, makes an essential
contribution to the rewriting of Dutch art history, and can serve as an
important source of inspiration for young artists.
The award will be presented March 19, 2010 to authors
Arjen Mulder and Joke Brouwer at Scheltema in Leiden.
is delighted that Dutch art critics have recognized the efforts of four years
of research in this manner. The certificate is proof that we have succeeded in our
intention of producing a book that is of scholarly quality and yet engrossing.
The nature of the work and our unique collaboration with Dick Raaymakers himself
undoubtedly contributed to this. We are proud to have been able to capture the
fleeting and multifaceted character of the installations, performances and music
theater in book form.
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