ArtSlant - Openings & events http://www.artslant.com/ams/Events/show en-us 40 Group Show - Galerie Ron Mandos (Amsterdam) - August 5th 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Galerie Ron Mandos and curator Radek Vana proudly present BEST OF GRADUATES 2016. Following on previous years, a selection of new and upcoming talents who just graduated from all Dutch art academies will be presented during the ninth edition of this summer exhibition.<br /><br />All twentyfour participating artists have a chance of winning the Ron Mandos Young Blood Award, which allows the winner to exhibit their work in the gallery or at an art fair in the near future.<br /><br />Due to installment of our September exhibition in the gallery, the exhibition will take place at a temporary location: Konijnenstraat 16A, Amsterdam.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">We hereby invite you to the festive opening of this group exhibition on Friday August 5, 2016 from 5 to 7 pm. The award ceremony will take place on Saturday August 27, 2016 at 3 pm. During this event, the Public&rsquo;s Favorite and the winner of the ING Unseen Talent Award will be announced as well.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Please find the list with selected graduates below:</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>ABK Maastricht:</strong>&nbsp;Miriam Sentler,&nbsp;Kiki Nickel</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Academie Minerva:&nbsp;</strong>Dennis Molema,&nbsp;Henk-Sjoerd Hinrichs</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>AKI ArtEZ:</strong>&nbsp;Tom Putman,&nbsp;Esmay Groot Koerkamp,&nbsp;Heidi Horsturz</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>ArtEZ Arnhem:&nbsp;</strong>Rosanne Jonkhout,&nbsp;Janneke Donker</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong><strong>Gerrit Rietveld Academie:</strong>&nbsp;</strong>Luca Asta,&nbsp;Sasha Herman</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong><strong>HKU Utrecht:</strong>&nbsp;</strong>Liselot Veenendaal,&nbsp;Jonathan Straatman,&nbsp;Rood Kok</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>KABK Den Haag:&nbsp;</strong>Benjamin Harpsoe,&nbsp;Suzie van Staaveren,&nbsp;Tobias Lengkeek,&nbsp;Anatole de Benedictis</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>St. Joost Den Bosch:</strong>&nbsp;Adrianna Dieleman</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>St. Joost Breda:</strong>&nbsp;Romee van Oers</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Willem de Kooning Academie:&nbsp;</strong>Christopher Noort,&nbsp;Nasbami,&nbsp;Roman Strijbos,&nbsp;Marianne van der Burgt</p> Wed, 27 Jul 2016 16:18:14 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ams/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ams/Events/list Wouter Davidts - Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art - August 5th 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">What is hidden, forgotten, cast away, or overlooked in the day-to-day operations of a cultural institution such as Witte de With? How does one make tangible the container of knowledge that envelops the factual succession of exhibitions and publications?</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">For the duration of the exhibition&nbsp;<a href="http://www.artslant.com/ams/events/show/414726-wdw25-were-it-as-if" target="_blank"><em>WERE IT AS IF</em></a>, 'guest readers' are invited to interpret/critique/analyse/translate/disrupt the very choices and methodologies artists Liesbeth Bik and Jos van der Pol deployed. The duo was invited to unfold and repack Witte de With's archive-in-progress, which they did by focussing on those projects from the near and distant past which tested the boundaries between the internationally operating institution and its home town of Rotterdam. Each invited 'reader' responds to the exhibition drawing from their own background and interests, opening up the documents and works on view to unexpected interpretations and complementary perspectives.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Throughout the summer of 2016, public interpretative tours of&nbsp;<em>WERE IT AS IF</em>&nbsp;will be given by Maziar Afrassiabi (Founder &amp; Artistic director Rib Art Space), Samira Ben Laloua (founder of Extra Extra nouveau magazine erotique), Lex ter Braak (Director Jan Van Eyck Academie), and Wouter Davidts (art historian).</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Limited attendance, tickets required.</p> <hr /> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Wat wordt verborgen, vergeten, weggegooid, of over het hoofd gezien in de dagelijkse praktijk van een internationaal cultureel instituut? Hoe kunnen we de wolk van kennis en informatie tastbaar maken die de feitelijke opeenvolging van tentoonstellingen en publicaties omgeeft?</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Gedurende de tentoonstelling&nbsp;<a href="http://www.artslant.com/ams/events/show/414726-wdw25-were-it-as-if" target="_blank"><em>WERE IT AS IF</em></a>&nbsp;geven genodigde "lezers" een interpretatie/kritiek/analyse/vertaling/verstoring van de keuzes en methodes die kunstenaars Liesbeth Bik en Jos van der Pol aanwendden. Het duo werd uitgenodigd om middels een tentoonstelling het archief-in-wording van Witte de With uit te pakken, te herschikken en te herinterpreteren. Van bijzondere interesse hierbij was de spanning tussen de internationale werking van het instituut en de relatie tot haar thuisstad Rotterdam. Elke "lezer" reageert op de tentoonstelling vanuit zijn of haar eigen achtergrond, waardoor de tentoongestelde documenten en werken op nieuwe, onverwachte manieren ge&iuml;nterpreteerd kunnen worden.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Live lezing-rondleidingen worden gegeven door Maziar Afrassiabi (oprichter &amp; artistiek directeur Rib Art Space), Samira Ben Laloua (oprichter Extra Extra nouveau magazine erotique), Lex ter Braak (directeur Jan Van Eyck Academie), en Wouter Davidts (kunsthistoricus).</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Plaatsen beperkt, ticket noodzakelijk.</p> Wed, 27 Jul 2016 17:46:37 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ams/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ams/Events/list - Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art - August 21st 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">What is hidden, forgotten, cast away, or overlooked in the day-to-day operations of a cultural institution such as Witte de With? How does one make tangible the container of knowledge that envelops the factual succession of exhibitions and publications?</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">For the duration of the exhibition&nbsp;<em>WERE IT AS IF</em>, 'guest readers' are invited to interpret/critique/analyse/translate/disrupt the very choices and methodologies artists Liesbeth Bik and Jos van der Pol deployed. The duo was invited to unfold and repack Witte de With's archive-in-progress, which they did by focussing on those projects from the near and distant past which tested the boundaries between the internationally operating institution and its home town of Rotterdam. Each invited 'reader' responds to the exhibition drawing from their own background and interests, opening up the documents and works on view to unexpected interpretations and complementary perspectives.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Throughout the summer of 2016, public interpretative tours of&nbsp;<em>WERE IT AS IF</em>&nbsp;will be given by Maziar Afrassiabi (Founder &amp; Artistic director Rib Art Space), Samira Ben Laloua (founder of Extra Extra nouveau magazine erotique), Lex ter Braak (Director Jan Van Eyck Academie), and Wouter Davidts (art historian).</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Limited attendance, tickets required.</p> <hr /> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Wat wordt verborgen, vergeten, weggegooid, of over het hoofd gezien in de dagelijkse praktijk van een internationaal cultureel instituut? Hoe kunnen we de wolk van kennis en informatie tastbaar maken die de feitelijke opeenvolging van tentoonstellingen en publicaties omgeeft?</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Gedurende de tentoonstelling&nbsp;<em>WERE IT AS IF</em>&nbsp;geven genodigde "lezers" een interpretatie/kritiek/analyse/vertaling/verstoring van de keuzes en methodes die kunstenaars Liesbeth Bik en Jos van der Pol aanwendden. Het duo werd uitgenodigd om middels een tentoonstelling het archief-in-wording van Witte de With uit te pakken, te herschikken en te herinterpreteren. Van bijzondere interesse hierbij was de spanning tussen de internationale werking van het instituut en de relatie tot haar thuisstad Rotterdam. Elke "lezer" reageert op de tentoonstelling vanuit zijn of haar eigen achtergrond, waardoor de tentoongestelde documenten en werken op nieuwe, onverwachte manieren ge&iuml;nterpreteerd kunnen worden.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Live lezing-rondleidingen worden gegeven door Maziar Afrassiabi (oprichter &amp; artistiek directeur Rib Art Space), Samira Ben Laloua (oprichter Extra Extra nouveau magazine erotique), Lex ter Braak (directeur Jan Van Eyck Academie), en Wouter Davidts (kunsthistoricus).</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Plaatsen beperkt, ticket noodzakelijk.</p> Wed, 27 Jul 2016 17:50:38 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ams/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ams/Events/list Caroline Walker - GRIMM Gallery - September 2nd 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>GRIMM is delighted to announce the first solo exhibition by Caroline Walker (UK, 1982) with the gallery in Amsterdam.&nbsp;</strong>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In&nbsp;<em>The Racquet Club</em>&nbsp;Caroline Walker (1982, UK) presents a new series of paintings for which she chose Palm Springs (California, US) as a scenic backdrop. The desert city, once developed for LA's upper class and Hollywood's biggest stars in the 1920's, is famous for its midcentury-modern architecture and design. Palm Springs embodies an artificial sense of 'the good life' with its lush gardens, turquoise pools and cooling on-street water misting, all of which defy its desert location. &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The city has often served as a source of inspiration for literature and film, as there is something about this&nbsp;manufactured would-be paradise that suggests the&nbsp;possibility of a darker psychological undercurrent. This is reflected in the title of the exhibition: 'The Racquet Club' was the name of a popular resort that opened in 1934, a place for excess that eventually crumbled into nothingness and that was demolished in late 20th century during a period of decline. &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">These days Palm Springs is enjoying a resurgence and is once again a destination for the rich and famous. Caroline Walker's paintings give us a glimpse into their luxurious lives: using two locations in the city - a private house and a hotel, the paintings re-imagine the space of the resort club and the people that occupy it; from glamorous&nbsp;holidaymakers to the staff that serves them. Walker&nbsp;creates a filmic sense of narrative in her paintings by&nbsp;combining the existing contents of the house, found imagery, fantasy and highly considered photo shoots with models on location. The resulting paintings serve as part&nbsp;documentary of a day spent in company of strangers, and part fiction.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The large canvasses in the exhibition depict architectural structures: walls of full height glass, open floor plans, outdoor swimming pools and low maintenance gardens with concrete flooring and sculptural desert plants.&nbsp;Walker plays with perspective, offering glimpses of her models from different angles, while giving us a voyeuristic gaze into their lifestyle.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The smaller paintings in the exhibition bring specific&nbsp;objects and characters more into focus and Caroline Walker manages to capture the Hopper-esque desolation of her actors in their modern setting through exquisite paint handling and technical virtuosity. &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Time passes slowly in these works, from the first light of the morning through the twilight of evening. The preparation and eating of a watermelon being one of the few activities to punctuate a day.&nbsp;In&nbsp;<em>Sunshine Court</em>, a typical Palm Springs landscape is presented to us, with a perfectly mowed apple green lawn, a tented canopy, palm trees, a high garden wall and a swimming pool. We discover a woman in a dress, sitting next to a pile of towels. It is not entirely clear whether she feels lonely, exhausted or bored. Is she the maid or the owner of the house? A beautiful illustration of existential crisis.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">About the artist</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Caroline Walker was born in 1982 in Dunfermline, Scotland and currently lives and works in London. She received her BA (Hons) in Painting from Glasgow School of Art (2007-2009) and continued her curriculum (MA Painting) at the Royal College of Art, London (2007-2009). Where she was awarded 'The Valerie Beston Young Artist Award', the 'Neville Burston Award' and the 'Tom Bendhem Drawing Prize' in 2009.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">She had her first solo exhibition at Marlborough Fine Art, London (2010) and exhibited at Ivan Gallery, Bucharest in the same year. Other solo exhibitions include<em>&nbsp;Vantage Point</em>&nbsp;at Ana Cristea Gallery, New York (2011),&nbsp;<em>Glass to the Wall</em>, ProjectB Gallery, Milan (2013),&nbsp;<em>In Every Dream Home</em>, Pitzhanger Manor Gallery, London (2013),&nbsp;<em>Works on Paper</em>, Enitharmon Editions, London (2014),&nbsp;<em>Bathhouse</em>, Budapest Art Factory (Residency, 2014),&nbsp;<em>Set Piece</em>, ProjectB Gallery, Milan (2014),&nbsp;<em>Bathhouse</em>, Space K, Seoul (2015).&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Furthermore her work was included in several group exhibitions most recently at GRIMM, Amsterdam (2016), Sotheby's S|2, London, (2015) Whitechapel Gallery,&nbsp;London, (2015) Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool (2015), Sainsbury Centre of Visual Arts, Norwich (2014), S2,&nbsp;London (2014), Galerie Rudolfium, Prague (2013), Gwacheon, Gwangju and Seoul (2012), Francois Gheabaly Gallery, Los Angeles (2012), Parco Culturale Le Serre, Turin (2008) and Palazzo Della Penna, Perugia (2008).&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Upcoming group exhibitions include&nbsp;<em>ProjectB</em>, ProjectB, Milan and&nbsp;<em>VBAT 10th Anniversary Exhibition</em>, Marlborough Fine Art London. And she will present a solo exhibition at Space K, Gwacheon, South Korea and Project B, Milan both in 2017. &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Caroline Walker's work can be found in many international private collections, among them the Ekard Collection and The Franks-Suss Collection.</p> Tue, 19 Jul 2016 08:48:26 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ams/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ams/Events/list Femmy Otten - Galerie Fons Welters - September 3rd 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Tue, 26 Jul 2016 18:55:37 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ams/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ams/Events/list Group Show - Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art - September 8th 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Drawing from the story of Jonah and the whale&mdash;in which the prophet&rsquo;s resolve is galvanized whilst meditating within the belly of the great beast that swallowed him at sea&mdash;this group exhibition focuses on what it means to make art immersed within various social contexts, and how artworks can be transformed through such settings. Foregrounding reception and provenance, artworks, artifacts, and their emanations are played off the figure of the cloud chamber &ndash; an early 20th century scientific device, which traced the movement of useable particles, and thus rendered them visible. Like fragments or links in a larger system, the collected works here offer perspectives to bounce aesthetic concerns and affects against the political environment in which they were birthed or later received.</p> <hr /> <p style="text-align: justify;">Deze groepstentoonstelling vindt zijn inspiratie in het verhaal van Jona, de profeet die boete doet door in zee te springen en drie dagen in de buik van een walvis te mediteren. Zo focust deze tentoonstelling zich op wat het betekent om kunst te maken binnen verschillende sociale omstandigheden, en hoe kunstwerken door die contexten getransformeerd kunnen worden. Door receptie en herkomst centraal te stellen worden kunstwerken, kunstvoorwerpen en hun toespelingen tegen elkaar uitgespeeld als in een nevelkamer, het vroeg twintigste-eeuwse wetenschappelijk apparaat dat de beweging van bruikbare deeltjes traceerde en zichtbaar maakte. Zoals de schakels in een groter systeem bieden de verzamelde werken hier verschillende perspectieven vanwaaruit esthetische bezwaren of affecten tegen de politieke achtergrond afgezet kunnen worden waarin ze ontstonden of later ontvangen werden.</p> Tue, 05 Jul 2016 06:35:23 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ams/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ams/Events/list