Johann Arens, Amended Plastics
Amended Plastics
Johann Arens with/met Jude Crilly, Daniel Lichtman, Joseph Noonan-Ganley, Jay Tan
25 Nov till 17 Dec 2017

The exhibition will tee off with an afternoon of performances, readings and remote experiences on prosthetic sculpting and sensual fragility, by Jude Crilly, Dan Lichtman, Joseph Noonan-Ganley and Jay Tan. Followed by soup and drinks.

The film installation ‘Amended Plastics’ shows a series of sculptures utilising the remnants of prosthetic manufacture. All items were assembled from fabrication leftovers of wearable braces for spinal adjustment. These off-cuts had been intentionally sculpted and professionally processed, but in contrast to their body-tailored counterparts they have no manual function.  Much like museological artefacts they exist without use value or ritual purpose. The film adverts to the absence of a tangible function in art production, as well as the emotional disservice of the standardised distance between art work and attendee.

Open on Sunday: 26 November;  3 , 10  and 17 December,  14:00 -18:00 hrs and by appointment.


Johann Arens was born in Aachen, Germany and received his MFA at Goldsmith, London. Since then he has worked on public commissions assigned by Arnolfini Bristol, Jerwood Foundation London and Kettle’s Yard Cambridge. He was awarded the Fellowship in Contemporary Art by the British School at Rome and has been resident at Fondazione Antonio Ratti, Space London and the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam. Last year he received the Prize for Young Art by the Neuer Aachener Kunstverein. Recent exhibitions include ‘These Rotten Words’ Chapter Arts, Cardiff (2017); ‘Anxiety Impress’ NAK, Aachen (2016); ‘Somatic Matter’, Le Foyer, Zürich; ’New Acquisitions’, and Fondazione Fotografia Modena (2015). Upcoming solo presentations will be at P////AKT, Amsterdam and IMMA screening room, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin.

Jude Crilly is a Canadian/British visual artist. She is a resident at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam (2018 & 2019). Through performance, installation, sound and text, her work explores the mysticism rooted in the technologies which drive a socially hyperactive neoliberalist-pharma-porno society. She received her MA Sculpture, Royal College of Art, London and BA Graphic Design, Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam. Exhibitions and performances include Transformation Marathon, Serpentine Galleries, London (2015), BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Newcastle (2015), Camden Art Centre, London (2015), Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius (2016) and Galerie Nadine Feront, Brussels (2017) among others. Upcoming projects include Uncertainty Seminars, Stroom Den Haag, and Whitstable Biennale 2018.

Daniel Lichtman is a New York-based artist whose work considers the lone creator of self-initiated public content, as well as the fantasies, dramatics and constructions of freedom involved in producing and believing in an imagined audience. Lichtman is a 2017 Media Arts Fellow at BRIC Arts and Media House, Brooklyn, where he will have a solo performance this fall. Recent exhibitions, screenings and performances include Hercules Project Space (2017), The Drawing Center (2015) and The Queens Museum (2015), New York; University of Oxford, Oxford (2016) and Dynamo Arts Association, Vancouver (solo, 2016). Residencies include The Drawing Center (2015), and the National University of Colombia, Bogota (2013). Lichtman received his MFA from Goldsmiths.

Joseph Noonan-Ganley is an Irish artist based in London. He has recently contributed performances to 'Stories From The Sculpture City' at the Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, 'Moving Performances', Faculty of Music, Oxford and Eros Press’ 'Self/Love' publication launch at Bosse & Baum, London. His solo exhibition 'Femme Fabrications' (2016) took place at Quick Millions, London, and his installations have been included in 'Something II Be Scared Of' (2017) at Syndicate, Cologne, 'Plural Melts' (2016) at Yvonne Lambert, Berlin and 'Letters' (2015), Kings College London.

Jay Tan grew up above a supermarket at the edges of the posh bits of Surrey, playing netball, picking scabs and eating TV. She graduated with an MFA from the Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam and completed her residency at the Rijksakademie voor beeldende kunsten in Amsterdam in 2015. Recently, her work has been shown at Kunstverien, Amsterdam, the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, FUTURA, Prague, the Vleeshal, Middleburg, the CAC in Vilnius, Galeria Bunkier Sztuki, Kraków and HollyBush Gardens, London. She has had solo presentations at Galerie van Gelder, Amsterdam (2015), Rotterdam, the Camden Arts Centre, London (2013), Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art (2012), Rongwrong, Amsterdam (2011).

Anna Volkova. “Sea Treasures”, Bathroom in private house, Amsterdam, Mosaics, ceramic tiling; Paneel 100x80 cm.
WG kunstenaars in Focus

Silvia Copray e.a.

19 till 26 Nov 2017

On Sunday 19 and 26 November,  artiststudios will be visited in the WG-building under professional guidance of art historians Anne Berk and Saskia Wijne. During these visits the tourguides and the artists will talk with the visitors about the work and the method of the artist. It will be a special afternoon full of interesting artistic insights.


Departure from puntWG – across WG-plein nr.80

13.00 - 14.30 first tour

14.30 - 15.00 coffee/teabreak

15.00 - 16.30 second tour

16.30 – 18.00 drinks in puntWG

Costs are  € 15 per person  (including coffee/thee and another drink).Places are limited, so do respond quickly.


You can sign up by e-mail (

Then you will receive a confirmation and pay at puntWG before the tour starts.

Participating Artists

Sunday  19 November
Paviljoen 18 M.v.B. Bastiaansestr.
Joop Haring 9a   Bg Noord
Maria Schilder 43   Bg Z.
Silvia Copray      125  2e verd. N.
Hermelinde Hergenhahn 137 2e verd. Z.
Joost van Santen 153  3e verd. N.

Paviljoen 19       WG Plein
Norbèr van Herwaarden 1F  Bg
Bianca Koevoets 23  1e verd.
Marian Bijlenga 20  1e verd.
Suzanne Esser 63 B 3e verd.

Sunday 26 November
Paviljoen 18  M.v.B. Bastiaansestr.
Loek Schönbeck 1     Bg Noord
Marijke Janssen  55   Bg Z.
Jacqueline Bohlmeijer 55   Bg Z.

Paviljoen 19       WG Plein
Clare van Stolk 1A  Bg
MMC  Schobbe 3  Bg
Irene van Vliet 10  Bg
Anna Volkova  877 (State of Mind)
Barbara Nanning 65 3e verd.
Tamar Rubinstein  51 3e verd.


Anne Berk has written for Kunstbeeld, Het Financieele Dagblad, Beelden and Museumtijdschrift magazines. She is the author of Bodytalk, de nieuwe figuratie in de Nederlandse beeldhouwkunst (Body Talk: New Figuration in Dutch Sculpture, 2004), curating the exhibition of the same name at Museum Beelden aan Zee in The Hague. In 2015, she curated In Search of Meaning. Mensbeelden in Globaal Perspectief (In Search of Meaning: The Human Image in a Global Perspective), presented at Museum De Fundatie in Zwolle (NL), accompanied by her book of the same title.


Saskia Wijne is an art historian. After years of art gallery experience, she established Art You Go! The activities that she engages in here are diverse, but the core focus is the promotion of contemporary art. She and Anne Berk have jointly organized art-orientated journeys to several countries, including Documenta in Kassel, Germany, and the Venice Biennial.

Timo Demollin. Constant continuity
Constant Continuity
Timo Demollin
4 till 19 Nov 2017

“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.

Rosie Heinrich. We always need heroes (2017)
We always need heroes
Rosie Heinrich
7 till 29 Oct 2017

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

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.

Hyungi Park. (Left) Untitled, 73x61cm, oil on linen, 2016(Right) Untitled, 116.8x91cm, oil on linen, 2016
Resembling Resemblances
Hyungi Park
27 Oct 2017 — 17:00 till 19:00 hrs

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.

Delano Berendsen, Data Bosma, Lente Brugge, Rosan van Doeselaar
30 Sep till 1 Oct 2017

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.

Michelle Son, Belly Buster
Belly Buster
Michelle Son
2 till 17 Sep 2017

"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

Scenario 1
18:30 (15 min)


 Saturday, 9 September
Publication Launch
17:00 – 21:00

Scenario 2
18:30 (15 min)


Saturday, 16 September

17:00 – 21:00

Presentation by Nadja Cohen
18:00 – 18:30 (in English)

Scenario 3

Open on Sundays 14:00 – 18:00 and by appointment: (email)

 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.


The Weight of Words, performance by Manuela Lucia Tessie.a.
OPEN CALL program 2018
20 May till 31 Jul 2017

Many have replied to the Open Call of 2018. Team puntWG is busy selecting participants. The final program will be announced on September 15th.