Writings by artists are some of the most revealing documents in contemporary art. They offer an account of a way of thinking which often parallels the artworks as well as provide an insight into a particular artistic milieu. This selection from the writings of Niek Kemps introduces new aspects of his work to an English-speaking audience. It is particularly appropriate to publish this work at a time when the demise of old ideological positions is permitting the invention of new ways of thinking about art and society. Kemp's writing addresses these issues directly, seeking to provoke a precise attitude and new awareness in the mind of the reader. Big Eyes, Small Windows, through its interweaving of essays, dialogues, stories, and anecdotes, invites us to rethink some of our accustomed responses to culture.