Essays & interviews

The Ontology of the Bagel Cart

Martin Lucas – May 2001

When artist Jeanne van Heeswijk first told me that she was intrigued by the ubiquitous bagel carts of New York City, I was not surprised. The person who could make a piece like 'Room with a View' that features a living space for cultural production capable of being taken apart and reassembled on
demand in new locations is obviously in the market for a practical answer to the problem of mobile art. And anyone who visits New York can not help but admire our happy solution to the ongoing difficulties of providing several million citizens with their coffee and bagels in a timely (average waiting time less than 100 seconds) and inexpensive ($1.00 for coffee and bagel in bag with napkin) manner.

Preparing for the not-yet

Jeanneworks – 2016

The Blue House

Paul O'Neill – 2012

Playing the City

Maaike Lauwaert – 2008

In The Field of Players

Kim van de Werff – 2004


Siebe Thissen – 2002

The Miracle of Gorinchem

Jo van der Spek – 2002

Principles of Hope

Henk Slager – 2002

The Ontology of the Bagel Cart

Martin Lucas – 2001

Networks, faces, membranes

Reinaldo Laddaga – 1999


Maaike Engelen – 1999

A House for the Community

Ole Bouman – 1995