The last episode of the Fotoclub des Vaderlands is about Nature. I was invited to talk about my new work Biophilia at the live presentation in Podium Bloos, Breda.
Biophilia will be exhibited at BredaPhoto 2022
Image poetry by Jedithja de Groot in Parool
The Museum for Non-Essential Art was founded by We Are Public to question the place that art has in our society, since non-essential shops were recently allowed to open their doors, but museums and cultural institutions had to remain closed. Annegien van Doorn created the Compulsive series for this museum. On the one hand, it refers to the way in which Van Doorn treats products with an irresistible urge to demolish them and transform them into something meaningful. And on the other hand it refers to and criticises our common compulsive shopping behaviour.
Domestic Science is part of Rétrospective Oodaaq
The 21st of May opens L’Estival Oodaaq in Rennes with the presentation of Quatre saisons, a retrospective video program with 100 works. Like a year that will pass and re-pass before your eyes, a continuous cycle, an infinite revolution.
I’m happy my video Domestic Science is part of the spring. Check out the teaser of spring here.
Museum for Non-Essential Art in the media
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.
Museum For Non-Essential Art
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
Podcast @ Hoe Maak Je Het
How are you?
In this podcast I give a very long answer to that question.
Click here to listen to the podcast (in Dutch)
Artist in Residence @ Arteventura, Spain
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.
Special edition prints new work Biophilia
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.
Exhibition Camino del Deseo @ Vishal, Haarlem
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