Three volume publication documenting the exhibition Sonsbeek '71 held in and around Park Sonsbeek. Book produced as graduation projects by Paul Bonger and Rick Vermeulen at art school in Rotterdam, now know as Willem de Kooning Academy. Introduction by Bonger and Vermeulen. Artists include Vito Acconci, Bas Jan Ader, Carl Andre, Ben d'Armagnac, Richard Artschwager, Bruce Baillie, Douwe Jan Bakker, Joseph Beuys, Ronald Bladen, Marinus Boezem, Stanley Brouwn, Daniel Buren, Javacheff Christo, Tony Conrad, Hanne Darboven, Walter de Maria, Ad Dekkers, Ger Dekkers, Jan Dibbets, Ger van Elk, Pieter Engels, Groep Enschede, E.R.G., Hans Eykelboom, Barry Flanagan, Fluxus, Hollis Frampton, Ernie Gehr, Dan Graham, Robert Grosvenor, Michael Heizer, Douglas Huebler, Ken Jacobs, joepat, Donald Judd, On Kawara, W (Imi) Knoebel, Hans Koetsier, Axel van der Kraan, Peter Kubelka, George Landow, Standish Dyer Lawder, Sol LeWitt, Richard Long, Mass Moving, Yutaka Matsuzawa, Mario Merz, Jack Moore, Robert Morris, Bruce Nauman, Robert Nelson, Groep Noord-Brabant, Claes Oldenburg, Dennis Oppenheim, Nam June Paik, Panamarenko, Egbert Philips, Emilio Prini, Klaus Rinke, Peter Roehr, Ulrich Rückriem, Edward Ruscha, Fred Sandback, Jean-Michel Sanejouand, Wim T. Schippers, Richard Serra, Paul Sharits, Eric Siegel, Tony Smith, Robert Smithson, Kenneth Snelson, Michael Snow, Koert Stuyf, Ellen Edinoff, Shinkichi Tajiri, Sajiki Tenjo, Yokoyama, Carel Visser, André Volten, Hans de Vries, Lex Wechgelaar, Lawrence Weiner, Joyce Wieland, Annemiek Backer, Marijke Boon, Cor Blok, Pieter Brattinga, K. Schippers, B. van Garrel, Ton Haak, Les Levine, Titia Tybout, Odufré Joes and Wim Crouwel. Texts in English and Dutch.
"The tripartite catalogue Sonskeek [sp] '72 arose from the notes and photos we made of a project that we executed during the period November '71 - June '72.
What was the starting point of the project?
Of all the Sonsbeek exhibitions in '49- '52- ’55- '59 and '66 one could or one can find back all the sculptures; although not in the original place, in the park, they are to be seen somewhere.
Yet the transiency of the projects and objects as exposed during the manifestation 'Sonsbeek buiten de perken' for us was a reason to trace back what happened to these projects and objects. Doing this we considered ourselves as visitors who came after the closing of the manifestation. We visited the original place of the object/project, made photographs and described it and did so with the present place as well. E.g. from the gigantic wedge by Ronald Bladen at the place in park Sonsbeek hardly anything could be found, except a slight difference in colour of the pavement.
The wedge itself we discovered in pieces against the wall of a shed of a firm in Arnhem.
Most of the projects and objects we also found back in totally different state: at rubbish dumps, on heaps of scrap- iron, dismantled and packed in boxes, in peoples homes on the cupboard. In some cases nothing was to be found back.
We sent a stencil to the 35 filmmakers asking them to send a photo and a description of the present place of their films.
Description and photo were their part in our project, the original place always being the place at the lawn where in a tent the films have been shown, during the manifestation.
From some filmers we didn‘t get an answer within a certain period, then the second card is dropped out.
Some artists played a part by the publication they got in one of both Sonsbeek cataloques. When their project had a relation with a location, we visited it and made a photo, if not, we reproduced the concerning pages out of the cataloques. The definite form of the three booklets as they now appear, is the result of collecting and combining the 360 cards; on one side a photo, on the other side the description.
We thank everyone who helped us to realize this project." -- Paul Bonger and Rick Vermeulen from book's English introduction.