Mr John Holten

Novelist and editor

Photo credit: Ailine Liefeld

John Holten is a writer and publisher. Having co-founded Broken Dimanche Press as an international art press in 2009, John has overseen as Editor-In-Chief more than thirty publications and attendant exhibitions, projects and public events. Interested in the expanded book’s potential in the digital age, he has worked with a variety of artists and curators in the production of beautiful, steadfast book objects. Most recently he travelled to the Congo with artist Richard Mosse for whom he edited A Supplement to The Enclave as part of Mosse’s Deutsche Boerse Photography Prize winning exhibition in London. You Are Here, the first book published by Broken Dimanche Press, won at the Charlemagne European Youth Prize in 2010. As well as this editorial work, John has also written for many artists such as Natalie Czech, Mahony, Darri Lorenzen and Jani Ruscica, often working closely with them to produce immersive or participatory texts. In 2011 John published his first novel The Readymades to great acclaim, and the art group he created in the novel, The LGB Group, enjoyed exhibitions in many cities as well as being included in The Armory Show, New York in 2012. His personal website is www.johnholten.com and that of the press is www.brokendimanche.eu.
He works with the CFL in the role of gallery and publications manager since spring 2014.

Articles
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This Is Not A Political Party Endorsement

John Holten finds himself cooking filled peppers with a…
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Hamburger Labskous at Oberhafen-Kantine

You try and be a good visitor and appreciate the food when…
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Pommes and the Swimming Pool

Tropez is a space for art inside a public pool in Berlin…
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Eating on the Job

Picking potatoes made me want to eat potatoes. Picking stones…
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Regarding The Hunger of Others

Why would one want to seek out images of their fellow human…
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Growing Space

In space nobody can hear you grow vegetables. That is probably…
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Gardens in the Sky

Buildings would take on the feel of hills, knolls, skyscrapers…
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HUNGRY CITY

Terra do Bacalhau:
Part 2 (Portugal)

The Portuguese love cod. They also love to eat out in restaurants…
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Terra do Bacalhau:
Part 1 (Iceland)

There is a fish that connects a large part of the world,…
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HUNGRY CITY

WASTEFUL ENERGY

What plastics are recyclable and which aren’t? Is it ok…
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This Is Not A Travel Article

This article is about hospitality and getting lost. Or rather,…
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Finding the Erotic at LIDL:
Georges Bataille and the Natural World

When author John Holten waits with his groceries in the…
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The Art of Take-Out

There are many online food websites in every city, but usually…
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The Fast

Just before I left for NYC this September I was visiting…
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My Bagel Tastes Funny

While things are largely improving for a lot of us food…
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Charged Vacancy

Nikou's work with cutlery and tableware often suggests the…