HUGO KAAGMAN  STENCIL KING
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
EUROPUNK
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 Publicatie: PRIJS € 195 '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 protesten 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.
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