Ruïns was the first exhibition in the new projectspace Donau83 in Berlin. I was invited to make a show together with Aldo van den Broek and initiator Bram Braam. Three dutch artists in Berlin with an aesthetic connection in their work.
Four pieces of asbestos mounted directly on the wall. Together they make a ode to painters like Piet Mondriaan and Bart van der Leck, a sort of archeology in the collective art memory.
The project ‘If paradise is half as nice 2′ was presented in Berlin a week after the presentation in Leipzig. The location was the exhibition space of Atelierhof Kreuzberg, a completely different surrounding then the original location in Leipzig and therefor a totally other presentation, based on the same works.
‘Out of the white cube (Remains/Stolen footage)’ is a series of work that came to existence during the ‘As paradise is half as nice’ project in Leipzig. The works are a follow up of previous works that I have made and have the same subtitle.
During the ‘Verborgen Tuinen 2013′ event, I created a closed hatch at the garden of a housing block in Charlois, Rotterdam. This hatch could be a way to pass to another space, basement, tunnel or whatever. But in the meantime it is also an exit from such a space to the garden. What it really is we will not know, because the hatch appears to be locked tight!
‘Because it’s written’ is a show I’ve put together for the South Explorer Festival in Charlois at the Wolfart Projectspaces. The show presents works by eleven artists that use text in their visual art works on a regular basis.
With: Niels Post, Daan den Houter, Jack Segbars, Joanneke Meester, Jeroen Bosch, Joshua Thies, Sebastiaan Schlicher, Reinaart Vanhoe, Silvia Bakker, Jeroen Jongeleen en Ties Ten Bosch Continue Reading →
In January I had the honor of hosting ‘De Derde Disdag’, a monthly talk show about the cultural activities in Rotterdam. This short documentary is made by Marieke van der Lippe and ‘De Derde Dinsdag’ is an initiative by a group of cultural institutes in Rotterdam.
A solo show at Upominki Rotterdam resulted in ‘I don’t quit my daytime job’. The show presented the first works of the ‘Remains/Stolen Footage’-series. The title refers to the background of the materials used for the works which come from jobs I do to maintain my income.
Improvised flipboard explaining why you should support the arts. As found at a Witte de With/De Apple benefit night. Continue Reading →
Diving in Deep is a short documentary work made by me and Lucie Grisey on a project I did in Douala. This project was part of SUD2010, a three-yearly event in Cameroon that deals with art in Public Space. My stay there was part of a residence-program by the Fonds BKVB.
Hotel Stardust, Paramaribo, Suriname
As a setup for the SPAN EXPO at the Surnaamsche Bank, I organized a party at the never used, open air bar at the Stardust Hotel, built in the 70’s. A forgotten place, next to the overgrown tennis court and basketball field, now used as a storage for everything that is not needed in the hotel anymore. Continue Reading →