Welcome Stranger publication 2016


Welcome Stranger, artist publication by George Korsmit and Saskia Janssen.
During a residency in New York, Janssen and Korsmit worked in close collaboration with the residents of Peekskill, a small town to the north of New York City. Based on the African-American history of Peekskill and against the backdrop of the current political climate in the USA: the Black Lives Matter movement and the rise of Donald Trump, they created a work in the public space and five wall paintings in the apartments of Bohlmann Towers in close collaboration with the tenants. This publication documents the time they spent working in Peekskill and the works they created with the residents.                

Welcome Stranger; 64 pp. color, text: Saskia Janssen, translation: Andrew May, graphic design: Jaan Evart, ISBN: 978-90-818783-3-3. Book launch at Ellen de Bruijne PROJECTS 9 Juli 2016, 17.00 – 19.00h – publication available at Ellen de Bruijne PROJECTS, San Serife and the Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, NY.

Flowers from the Cardboard Hotel, book presentation

A New Book! Flowers from the Cardboard Hotel; Rainbow Soulclub 2005-2015 Published by The Rainbow Soulclub & The Rainbow Foundation ; 256 pp.; 212 images; 9 texts by clients of the Rainbow Foundation and Saskia Janssen. ISBN 978-90-818783-2-6. Book launch at the Tolhuistuin, 24 March, 2016, 5 – 9 p.m.


The Rainbow Soulclub is an initiative of the artists Saskia Janssen and George Korsmit. Since 2005 they have worked as volunteers at De Regenboog Groep – The Rainbow Group – an Amsterdam based organisation that is committed to helping the homeless and drug addicts, as well as more broadley tackling poverty. At the Rainbow soulclub they orchestrate encounters and collaborations between artists, art students and De Regenboog’s clients. Flowers from the Cardboard Hotel. Rainbow Soulclub 2005-2015 presents a selection from the archives, a compilation to celebrate The Rainbow Group’s 40th anniversary.

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Sending Out The Gods

Saskia Janssen text and images for George Korsmit's Sending out the Gods

Sending Out The Gods, 2014, 32 p. b/w, English

Text and photos: Saskia Janssen, English Translation: Andrew May, Graphic Design: Jaan Evart, Printing: De Raddraaier, Amsterdam.

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Diamonds in the Sky- Publication

Diamonds in the Sky
Publication made during a residency period in psychiatric hospital De Willem Arntsz Hoeve,
during April – June 2013.
30x30cm, 36 p. fc, text by Saskia Janssen; Graphic Design Jaan Evart ;
Published by Het Vijfde Seizoen, Den Dolder.

Saskia Janssen's publication Diamonds in the Sky

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A Glass of Water (Some Objects on the Path to Enlightenment) Published by ROMA Publications, 2013

A Glass of Water (Some Objects on the Path to Enlightenment) Published by ROMA Publications, 2013
A Glass of Water (Some Objects on the Path to Enlightenment) is a selection of notes jotted down between between November 2010 and March 2013, inspired by weekly lessons at the Dzogchem Ling Buddhist Centre in Amsterdam. A handmade stencil printed pilot version appeared in 2012 in an edition of 60.
Design: Jaan Evart and Saskia Janssen. Edition: 750. ISBN 978 90 77459 97 3

Made possible with the generous support of the Mondriaan Fund.

A publication by Saskia Janssen titled: A Glass of Water, page 34-35, published by Roma publications

Saskia Janssen's book A Glass of Water(Some Objects on the Path to Enlightenment) Roma Publications, 2013


Homeworks (Less is More)

Home Works (Less is More)
Manual for an installation at KAAP, Saskia janssen i.c.w. Maria Pask, May 2013

Flyer Saskia Janssen and Maria Pask for Kaap, graphic design by Jaan Evart

Flyer Saskia Janssen and Maria Pask for KAAP,  back side, design by Jaan Evart


A Glass of Water (Some Pbjects on the Path to Enlightenment) Pilot publication


A Glass of Water (Some Objects on the Path to Enlightenment), 2012
Pilot project for future publication.

Size: 28×22 cm; two colour stencil printed /stapled.
Text: Saskia Janssen; Translation: Andrew May; Graphic Design: Saskia Janssen and Jaan Evart.
Edition: 60 -signed & numbered. Available at Ellen de Bruijne PROJECTS.

Monument for Invisible Particles flyer back and front


Saskia Janssen flyer forDutch Tax Office at Bonaire, back side                               Saskia Janssen, flyer for commissioned work at the Dutch Tax Office Bonaire, graphic design Jaan Evart

Monument for Invisible Particles, flyer front and backside, 2010

Cinema for Birds and Hoop for People

Saskia Janssen printed text for KAAP exhibition, graphic design Jaan Evart  Saskia Janssen, printed text for KAAP exhibition, backside, graphic design by Jaan Evart

Cinema for Birds & Hoop for People
Autobiographic text by Saskia Janssen about her short career as a circus performer in 1990.

Stencil printed poster/leaflet for the children’s exhibition ‘Kaap’, 2010. edition : 500 (additional to installation piece, for free)

Blaka Watra Spiders

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Blaka Watra Spiders
Report on Janssen’s encounters in the Blaka Watra drug users’ room in Amsterdam during the period 2006 to 2008. With 34 drawings of spiderwebs drawn by Blaka Watra’s clients. Jackson: ‘This is the real shit, man! A spiderweb! That’s my life. ‘
Text : Saskia Janssen
Translation : Andrew May
Design : Jaan Evart & Indrek Sirkel
ISBN 987-90-77459-36-2.
Roma publication 127, 2009. Order at : ROMA Publications