2014, Cité de la Musique, Paris, France 2011 Europunk, the visual punk culture in Europe  1976 - 1980,            Villa Medicis, Rome, Italy 2011 Europunk, the visual punk culture in Europe, MAMCO,           Genève, Switzerland 2011 Europunk, B.P.S. 22, Espace de création contemporaine, Charlerois, Belgium
In 1977 Kaagman got involved with the punkmovement in Amsterdam; the building at the Sarphatistraat 62 squatted by punks among them Kaagman. Here in 1977 the first Dutch punkpaper was founded, printed and distributed by Kaagman. The paper was called the Koecrandt. In the building various galleries were setttled and everyone with artistical aspirations could find a place to create and show their work.. People were welcome to write all sorts of anarchistical or political slogans on the wall. Particularly punks wanted to change the establishment, because it worked alienating and made society suffer physically and psychologically. Punks reacted rather violently to this. Via the galleries all sorts of stencils with political or artistic interest were spread. The images gave reaction on the social dullness eminent in Western society. The stencils got sprayed on clothes, walls and facades. It is not very strange that the works were a clear, critical response on and a message to society.
Apocalyspe now, 60 - 50 cm, spray on paper 1979
Mural in Worm, Rotterdam, expo  PUNK in HLLND 2012
Hugo Kaagman and Diana Ozon were instrumental in the foundation of several punk magazines in Amsterdam. The most influential of which was KoeCrandt (a.k.a. e.g. Koekrand, Koekrant, KoeCrand), established in 1977, where they operated under the monikers Amarillo and Gretchen Gestapo together with Ludwig Wisch, Kristian Kanstadt and Dr. Rat a.k.a. (Ivar Vičs; Dr. Rat (1960-1981) joined. Koekrand means amongst others the revolting crust in a toilet bowl that develops when it is not regularly cleaned. Aptly, one of the places where the KoeCrandt was produced and sold was called Gallery Anus, established by Hugo Kaagman and Diana Ozon in the squat Zebra house at the Sarphatistraat in 1979. They sold punk zines and T-shirts. It became a meeting place for punks from all over the country. The gallery was also the base for graffiti artists. In contrast to punks in other places in The Netherlands, but very much like the punks in London, the Amsterdam punks involved with KoeCrandt were reggae fans. Johan van Leeuwen (1959-2003) published two issues of punk magazine The Toilet in his home town Zwolle, before producing Koekrant 38, 40, 42, 47, 48, 49 and from number 52 onwards continuing the magazine under the Nieuwe Koekrand (New Koekrand). He turned the chaotic concept into a regularly appearing informative magazine and brought the edition to a thousand copies.
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Punk Files, Hugo Kaagman  The best of his KoeCrandt art 1977 - 1983 Publicatie: PRIJS € 175 Artwork/Concept/Graphic design  Hugo Kaagmanv Edition of 50 copies,  signed and numbered, plus canvas painting ISBN/EAN  978-90-812458-6-9   Financial Support Mondriaan Fund , 2012 Text Jeannette Dekeukeleire/Harry Ruhé/ Carli van de Kerkhof  Publisher DeCultClub/Hugo Kaagman      Photography Fotostudio Dennis Brandsma       Litography/Printing   Bernard Ruijgrok Piezografie  
'Punk in Holland' geeft een chronologisch overzicht van de anarchistische DIY periode. Van de eerste punk evenementen in midden jaren zeventig tot de vroege jaren tachtig waarin alle aspecten van deze periode zoals muziek, gedichten, kunst en protestn zijn opgenomen. De map ontsluit niet alleen informatie over de punkperiode maar geeft de lezer een tastbaar gevoel van punk door toevoeging van origineel materiaal, zoals de Koekrant- een punkmagazine gemaakt door Diana Ozon en Hugo Kaagman.
Punk in Holland Author:Jeannette Dekeukeleire & Harry Ruhe Title Punk in Holland. Publisher: de cultclub, Amsterdam, 2011 Description: Ringbinder, 48 plastic sheets containing publications, original photographs, buttons and a CD, cover with stencil work by Hugo Kaagman, 100 numbered copies. Text in English. ISBN: 9789081245807 Price: € 350,00
VPRO   Het was 1977 reeds, met J.C. Breens, Gretchen Gestapo en Amarillo met de Avonturen van God, Olie Buma, de Achterneef van Willem de Ridder, Wim Noordhoek en de reincarnatie van Wim KoeCrandt en Rufus Sound System !