Artikel in MUG Magazine zomer 2021
A very nice article by Jos Verdonk for the summer issue of MUG Magazine in Amsterdam. For the section Fijn ding/nice thing I told something about one of my favorite works of art in Amsterdam; Het Been (the leg), by sculptor Henk Visch. Photograph by Sandra Hoogeboom.
EXHIBITION RÜDOLF HÜBLER
Malen zwischen Ruinen und Neubauten
On June 24 2021 an exhibition I curated together with Martina Nußbaum opened in the Altes Rathaus Marzahn, Berlin. Rudolf Hübler (1928-2018) was a painter who lived for almost 30 years in the most eastern part of Berlin; Marzahn. The borough, known for it’s immense flats, called ‘Plattenbauten’ was a recurring theme in his work.
The exhibition is open to the public Monday till Friday from 9-18 and will be shown until the 26th of September 2021.
TEKENEN IN VRIJHEID?!/DRAWING IN FREEDOM?!
Centrale Bibliotheek Den Haag/Library The Hague, November 2020 – 18. June 2021. Spui 68 in The Hague.
An exhibition on political caricatures, drawings and illustrators symbolising freedom in The Hague. Stories of artists and censorship and statements about freedom of expression. Work by over 30 different artists worldwide, with Michael de Adder, Zunar, Rayma Suprani, Zapiro, Rob Rogers, Chapatte and many others. Curated together with Aldje Bertrams, and in cooperation with Cartoon Movement and Syrian dreams. Originally planned to open in May, but postponed due to covid.
On 4 March 2021, a debate on the exhibition took place in the Library, chaired by Owen Schumacher, with Senay Özdemir, Ronald Bos and Tjeerd Royaards. With some preliminary interviews I recorded with cartoonists Zunar and Rob Rogers.
See the link for the recorded debate: https://www.bibliotheekdenhaag.nl/activiteiten/activiteiten/centrale-bibliotheek/tekenen-in-vrijheid—-online-debat-en-workshops.04032021.html
FESTIVAL OF ANIMATION BERLIN
From 7. October till 11. October 2020 the Verwalterhaus is home to the Festival of Animation Berlin. Works by 7 different artists are on show. One of the works is by Dina Velikovskaya; models and figures used in her superb stop motion film called Ties. The accompanying filmfestival in Urania Berlin starts 9. October till 11. October 2020
ANS LICHT GEBRACHT
An exhibition on the famous Friedhof der Märzgefallenen in Berlin – Friedrichshain. A cemetery where the revolutionaries of the barricade fights on 18. and 19. March 1848 in Berlin were buried. They died in the struggle for more general freedom, the right to work and freedom of the press. Nowadays it’s a place where you’ll discover more than 170 years of German history. I curated the exhibition together with Martina Nußbaum and Dietmar Lange. Exhibition from 27. August – 20. September 2020 in Verwalterhaus, Prenzlauer Allee 1 Berlin
As chairman of Foundation Pers & Prent, I recently attended the judging for the Inktspot Prize 2020. A jury led by Saskia de Bodt and with jury members Marcel Verreck, Eveline van Rijswijk, Owen Schumacher and Sander Donkers chose the best political drawing of the year on September 3. Almost three hours of substantive discussions and viewing of the best political drawings of the year in the Netherlands. Online presentation and announcement on September 22nd from Nieuwspoort in The Hague.
MUSIC FOR HOPE – CONCERT AND COMIC PRESENTATION: AEHAM AHMAD AND SIMONETTA PULIMENO
Live painting and music performance in the chapel at St. Marien-St. Nikolai cemetery and Verwalterhaus in Berlin. Three mini-concerts by the pianist of Yarmouk, with the presentation of a ‘graphic novel’ by Simonetta Pulimeno about his flight from Syria.
EINE AUSZEIT, die verborgene Serie.
A new series I developed during the time the Verwalterhaus was temporarily closed during spring 2020 due to Covid-19; Auszeit, die verborgene Serie/the hidden series. One artist, with one work, during one week. A painting, a video or a musical composition, ‘hidden’ in the temporarily closed gallery on Prenzlauer Allee near Alexanderplatz.
Only accessible online, or by personal appointment. http://verwalterhaus.kulturkapellen.de. A series of six artworks in Berlin. With the collaboration of Max Thielmann, Giacomo della Maria, Timothy Isherwood, Martina Nußbaum/Nicole Janze, James Gallagher en Niels Beugeling.
DRAWING IN FREEDOM?! TEKENEN IN VRIJHEID?!
Bibliotheek Den Haag/Perscentrum Nieuwspoort, 10 April – 10 May 2020/postponed due to Covid-19
An exhibition on drawings and illustrators symbolising freedom in The Hague to commemorate 75 years of freedom in the Netherlands. Stories of artists, statements about freedom. Curated together with Aldje Bertrams, and in cooperation with Cartoon Movement and Syrian dreams.
AUTUMN ART FAIR BERLIN
On 23. and 24. of November 2019 my work was on show at the annual art fair at the Verwalterhaus in Berlin.
During the finissage of the exhibition Sometimes I wonder on September 20. 2019 a beautiful artist book was presented on the work of Mark Brusse, in cooperation with artist collective Knust from Nijmegen.
On the 23. August 2019 the exhibition Heimatgefühle, über äußere Umstände und innere Zustände opened in the Verwalterhaus, Berlin, Prenzlauerallee 1. On view until September 15.
Heimatgefühle is a show I curated together with Benjamin Kummer. With artists Keiko Sato, Malte Sänger, Bilal el Soussi, Hengame Housseini, diekleinefraubraun, Achim Kirsch en Stina Kurzhöfer. An exhibition on identity, home, memory, origin and our common future.
And each Friday there was a special program with music, readings and theater:
30/8 2019: Steve Luxembourg
6/9 2019: Ralle und Bolle – shadow theater
13/9 2019: Clemens Schittko
15/9 2019 (finissage): gHSTS&gUITARS
SOMETIMES I WONDER
On June 20. 2019 the exhibition ‘Sometimes I wonder’ opened in Museum Het Valkhof in Nijmegen. A retrospective I curated together with the artist Mark Brusse. An overview of 60 years in art!
For the Stedelijk Museum Zutphen I’m making an exhibition on photography. From a staggering collection of images 60 special ones will be on show as from 27. April 2019. From an elephant visiting the mayor in front of the city hall till awkward moments of people shaking hands and looking at undefinable things
The show is called Picture this! On view: Stedelijk Museum Zutphen,
27. April – 1. September 2019.
VISITING MARK BRUSSE IN PARIS
Returned from a short trip to Paris on September 17.-19. 2018. Visited artist Mark Brusse in his studio. We selected several great paintings and sculptures for his exhibition next year in Museum Het Valkhof in Nijmegen. A retrospective of 60 years of artistic practice.
Cycling tour from Berlin to Waldsieversdorf on September 9. 2018. Together with Bas van der Schot. We visited the summer house of artist John Heartfield. He lived in this house during the summer months from 1952 till 1968. The house, situated in a beautiful area of the Märkische Schweiz, 50 km east of Berlin, was suggested to him by poet and writer Bertolt Brecht, who lived in the nearby village of Buckow.
From Berlin to Nijmegen, by bike! :-)
Nice biking tour from Berlin to the Netherlands. 859 kilometer in five days using Europa Radweg 1, through Berlin, Brandenburg, Sachsen-Anhalt, the Harz and Nordrhein-Westfalen. Stunning views and strange and beautiful encounters along the way.
2018 Silent Friends, exhibition by Niels Beugeling in Berlin
Exhibition Silent Friends was on show in Kulturkapellen Berlin, Verwalterhaus Alter Friedhof St. Marien- St. Nikolai, Prenzlauer Allee 1 Berlin. Works by Niels Beugeling: photography and artist books and Birte Haaken.
March 17 – April 8 2018.