There has been a lot of media attention for the Museum for Non-Essential Art and the absurd situation that we are all allowed to go to the Action, Primark or Ikea, but not to a museum. See articles in Trouw, Noordhollands Dagblad, Vice, Parool and NRC.
Since 28 April, non-essential shops have had their doors open again. But museums and cultural institutions remain closed. What does this say about the place art has in our society? With this museum, We Are Public wants to get people thinking about what is essential and what is not, and what place art has in our society.
They’ve asked me to combine my practise as an artist and commissioned photographer to make a piece of art for the exhibition which they could use for the campaign of the museum as well.
You can see the final result from 12 – 26 May at Staalstraat 7-B, Amsterdam (@droog)
Wednesday to Friday 10am-6pm / Saturday & Sunday 12am – 6pm
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I’m very happy working this month on my new project ‘Biophilia’ in the ecological Artist in Residence Arteventura in the heart of the nature reserve Sierra de Aracena y Picos de Aroche in Andalusia in Spain.
They are mounted on aluminium with an u-profile, so they’re ready to be hung on your wall right away!
Since the world is upside down, obviously also my art practise changed quiet a lot. There are no commissions, no exhibitions, no teaching, etcetera. So, my days in the studio are entirely filled with the development of my new work Biophilia.
The opening is Friday the 10th of January at 5pm.
The exhibition runs until the 9th of February 2020.
Tuesday to Saturday, 11-5pm
More information at devishal.nl
My bananaboxes TV-Tower featuring the video works Domestic Science, Air Freshener and 2 Minutes is part of the exhibition Everyday Play at KK-Outlet in London. KK Outlet is at Vans Covent Garden store from October 11 – November 10, 2019
The other artists are: Daniel Eatock, Clifford Jago, Harry Grundy, We Make Carpets, DR.ME, PUTPUT, Gab Bois, Hannes Nienhueser, Helmut Smits, and KesselsKramer.
MIR Project has invited three artist to create new work for the exhibition Time(less) in Doesburg. I’m one of them and I’ve created a new video installation called “De tuinen van Doesburg”. The other artist are Gerco de Ruijter and Hans Wijninga.
The opening is Saturday the 24th of August at 4pm.
The exhibition runs until the 29th of September 2019.
Visiting hours: Friday to Sunday, 1-5pm
More information at mirproject.nl
I’m very pleased to invite you to the launch and presentation of my new publication KIDS’ STUFF at Foam in Amsterdam, Thursday 6th of June from 18:30 to 19:30.
KIDS’ STUFF is a riso printed zine about the transformative power of objects. All portraits were made in collaboration with the portrayed. All other images were made by 12-year olds from Almere during a number of master classes I taught. The design of the zine is made by Maartje Slijpen.
Blast! Festival of Photography runs from the 24th of May until the 29th of June. It’s a great line-up [see below] and all the exhibitions, film screenings, events, talks and walks will be presented on the streets, the metro line, shops, libraries and pubs, on historic buildings and in the community halls and venues of Sandwell. My work will be exhibited amid all the buzz of the indoor market in West Bromwich [UK].
Anand Chhabra – Andrew Jackson – Annegien van Doorn – Bethany Kane – Billy Dosanjh – Black Country Living – Black Country Sikhs – Brendan Barry – Chantal Rens – Czesław Siegieda – Dawinder Bansal – Emma Purshouse – Erik Kessels – Faye Claridge – Five Decades of Self Portrait – Girl Gaze – Inka and Niclas Lindergård – Jan McCullough – Jaskirt Boora – Jon Tonks – Kate Jackson – Laura Pannack – Liz Hingley – Mahtab Hussain – Mark Murphy – Martin Parr – Niall McDiarmid – Nilupa Yasmin – Robert Clayton – Rob Hewitt – Sandwell Stories – Sound Kitchen – Stephen Burke – The Caravan Gallery – Trevor Pitt – Vicky Roden