The exhibition We always need heroes by Rosie Heinrich sees the premiere of a long term multidisciplinary art project delving into the psychological and social dynamics of Iceland’s Crash in 2008. Rather than purely economic, the Crash was the collapse of a collective narrative and myth. Heinrich has spent two years interviewing and listening to numerous Icelanders. Their testimonies, insights and voices are the raw material for her video and performance works, which question the effects and potential of a crisis. Heinrich’s eponymous artist book will be published by Fw:Books.
Saturday 7 Oct, 5–7 pm
The exhibition will be opened by Frank van der Stok and the consulate of Iceland Wouter Jongepier.
Sunday 8 Oct, 4–6 pm
Screening, artist talk and performance with guest Myriam van Imschoot
Sunday 22 Oct, 3–5 pm
Screening and artist talk with guest Sarah van Lamsweerd
Open Thursday–Sunday, 2–6 pm, or by appointment (contact firstname.lastname@example.org).
This project is made possible with the generous support of the Mondriaan Fund, the Amsterdam Fund for the Arts and SÍM artists’ residency, Reykjavik.
On the artist
Rosie Heinrich (UK) is a visual artist based in Amsterdam. Heinrich works with audio material from recorded conversations as a medium to construct narrative works. She considers the construction of our (collective) realities through the act of storytelling. Unpacking language and forms of narration, her research results in printed matter, audio and video works, performances and installations.
Heinrich completed the MFA programme at the Dutch Art Institute in 2012, when she published the sound piece It was big enough to get me completely inside. Performances have been presented at Veem Theater, Amsterdam, Sub Urban Video Lounge, Rotterdam and Kunstvlaai, Amsterdam. Her video work It's possibly the only way that I can walk through myself (2014) was screened at A Tale of a Tub, Rotterdam, Het Vijfde Seizoen, Den Dolder, and Art Rotterdam. In 2015 and 2016 she was an artist in residence at SÍM Reykjavik, where she developed and presented parts of We always need heroes.
Resembling Resemblances is a project by Hyungi Park that explores the relation between painting and photographic reproduction.
It is very common to meet works of art through digital or printed media, however, those reproductions often fail to properly represent the original works. According to the French art theorist Andre Malraux in The Voice of Silence, the qualities of pieces of art are deprived of their identity when they are reproduced in photographs.
As a painter, Park considers how the properties of a painting are transformed when a piece is photographed and reproduced in printed or digital forms. In Resembling Resemblances she experiments with this relationship via a showcase of her paintings and their digitalised reproductions.
“Every monument implied a chain of prior monuments which all notated, in slightly but insignificantly varying ways, the same foundational content. The paper monuments were not reports on a real procession or a real arch, but performances that referred to other pictorial performances.”
– Christopher S. Wood, ‘Maximilian I as Archeologist’
The exhibition Constant continuity revolves around the ongoing distributive procedures of the Ehrenpforte, a 16th century print collage. Employing the physical conditions of circulation as input for production, the works on show in Constant continuity explore the paradoxical processes of dematerialisation and value production found in contemporary institutional treatments of art historical objects. The exhibition will be complemented by an artist publication with an essay by Brenda Tempelaar.
Timo Demollin is a visual artist currently enrolled at the Sandberg Instituut fine arts programme in Amsterdam. His recent works scrutinize the socio-economic relations between art production, its implicit dissemination and the associated processes of value creation. Constant continuity is his first solo exhibition in Amsterdam.
Opening of an exhibition by Johann Arens with performances and readings on remote experiences, prosthetic sculpting and sensual fragility, by Jude Crilly, Dan Lichtman, Joseph Noonan-Ganley and Jay Tan.
More information will follow.
Open on Sunday: 26 November; 3 , 10 and 17 December, 14:00 -18:00 hrs and by appointment.
The exhibition Dis[content] brings together the diverse work of four graduating students from the department Base for Experiment Art & Research at ArtEZ Arnhem.
The underlying theme in the work of Data Bosma is desire. Looking into celebrity fandom, she discovered she was not immune to the influence of celebrity culture either. Watching the B-movies of an actor called Kyle Gallner, Bosma started playing with the realisation that she was lost in daydreams of a phantom. Immersing herself ever more deeply, she creates environments with the colours of his skin. The objects in the work of Delano Berendsen are ridden of their function, though not without reference to their previous use, reorganized and recomposed to comply with the idea of an aesthetic utopia. Functionless climbing racks lie flipped upside down on the mezzanine: the floor plays with the children who climb the sky. Also in the work of Lente Brugge common objects are transformed, yet gain a new function. Ropeskipping-device is a work that you're allowed to touch and try, to activate and set in motion. Household objects are reassembled to form a newly created machinery, driven by people that want to play and by playing become a part of the artwork. Rosan van Doeselaar has a mission. She wants to improve the world! This time she attempts to save the bees. Follow her efforts.
"While writing the scripts, I imagined Fondane, Chris Morris and David Attenborough playing charades in a bar, listening to popular songbirds like Yma Sumac, Minnie Riperton and Mariah Carey.” — Michelle Son
Belly Buster is a scripted space in which 3 “unfilmable scenarios” unfold. Inspired by Benjamin Fondane’s Trois Scenarii: cinépoèmes, Belly Buster plays out the unspeakable as a way out of silence and out of the rationality of language.
Each of the three scenarios is scheduled as a one-time event over three weekends within a mixed media installation. Please see the scheduled times below. The exhibition is accompanied by a presentation by Nadja Cohen (PhD., KU Leuven University) on her publication Fondane et le cinéma, Jean-Michel Place (2016) and a Belly Buster publication launch which includes a conversation with Sara Giannini (independent curator and semiotician), as well as broadcasts by Ja Ja Ja Nee Nee Nee, an online radio station dedicated to the arts.
Saturday, 2 September
17:00 – 21:00
18:30 (15 min)
Saturday, 9 September
17:00 – 21:00
18:30 (15 min)
Saturday, 16 September
17:00 – 21:00
Presentation by Nadja Cohen
18:00 – 18:30 (in English)
Open on Sundays 14:00 – 18:00 and by appointment: (email) email@example.com
Belly Buster is supported by the AFK (Stichting Amsterdamse Fonds voor de Kunst)
On the artist
Michelle Son was born in Johannesburg, South Africa and graduated in Fine Art from the Gerrit Rietveld Academy. Scripting spaces is an activity that shapes her artistic practice. Her curiosity for psycho-social and anthropological phenomena is played out through her use of language and literary devices. These form the structure for multiple media to activate a space, through sound, performance interventions, video, sculpture or writing practices. She has exhibited at Vlaamse Cultuurhuis de Brakke Grond (Amsterdam), Kunstpodium T (Tilburg) and The Teylers Museum (Haarlem). Belly Buster is her first solo exhibition in Amsterdam.
Many have replied to the Open Call of 2018. Team puntWG is busy selecting participants. The final program will be announced on September 15th.
ECCOCI is a pre-exhibition of the four MFA 2017 graduating students of Alchimia Contemporary Jewellery School in Florence, Italy, tutored by Lucy Sarneel.
These four women come from four different corners of the world and bring with them a truly unique approach of design. ECCOCI is a preview of developed work up to now for their graduation solo exhibition. In essence, ECCOCI is the moment of pause and reflection before they dive into the next phase of their careers as jewellery artists.