On the occasion of open studios at ISCP I am hosting BYOB in my studio (nr 209
On the occasion of open studios at ISCP I am hosting BYOB in my studio (nr 209)
BYOB is an open source art concept, where in a certain space and time, one artist invites other artists and their projectors (beamers) to make a collaborative exhibition, which is mainly an exploration of the medium projection. My idea is to host BYOB in my empty (white cube) studio at ISCP during the spring open studios.
Friday April 25th from 6-9 (6-7 preview) (7-9 opening)
Saturday April 26th from 1-6 pm
Sunday April 27th from 1-6 pm
ISCP, 1040 Metropolitan avenue, Brooklyn L train stop Graham av.
(inside the building take the stairs, when up take a right, cross the exhibition space and find in the right corner my studio nr. 209)
BYOB is an initiative of the Dutch artist Rafael Rozendaal and in the Netherlands, we call projectors beamers, thats why it’s called BYOB
BYOB should be easy, fun & no stress, what I like about it, is the social aspect in this dynamic collaborative experience as an over arching creative gesture.
Please come by friday the 25th in afternoon from 11 am onwards to install your projection and the best would be if you can leave it the whole open studio weekend.
I might also trow a party in my studio at the end or on April 30th, but we can also discuss this together…
Call or email me if you have questions, we might have some projectors left if you don’t have, but surely want to be part of BYOB at ISCP.
I would LOVE you to participate and as well, please forward my mail to your friends, artists who might be interested,
As part of the project ‘Leerling-Meester’ in the Netherlands I give a talk at Museum De Pont in Tilburg on May 15th.
On May 16,17,18 I ll give a workshop in Barcelona.
If you feel like attending it check all information out here
or feel free to forard the information as well.
Leuk, Oltheten & Kruithof, maar waarom samen?
17 April - 22 June 2014
group exhibition with artists: Anouk Kruithof, Elza Jo, Jaap Scheeren, Jan Hoek, Koen Hauser, Melanie Bonajo, Paul Kooiker, Stefan Ruitenbeek, Willem Popelier
The experience of our physical self and the way we present our physicality is a complex hard to unravel. The notion that the ‘Self’ is to a large extent a construct sometimes results in an alienation from one’s own body. Look for instance to the extremities of plastic surgery or body building. The body is objectified, considered to be ‘something else’, something that can be molded and altered according to one’s wishes. But there is also a need, perhaps more urgent than ever, to be ‘real’, a need to be authentic and unique. So influenced by social interaction and amplified by contemporary media, the representation of the body is trapped between subjectivism and (literary) objectivism.
In the exhibition The Space Between Us nine contemporary Dutch artists, all using photography and occasionally film or video, explore and exploit the meaning, value and representation of the human body. This is done through serious investigation, hilarious visual constructions and moving images. The body can be seen as a pure form, as flesh and blood, posing in the artist’s studio as a classical, formal object of study. At the same time it can be an object of the artist’s penetrating voyeuristic gaze fuelled by latent eroticism (Paul Kooiker). It can also be part of a satirical construct mocking gender and social obligations (Melanie Bonajo). In a hybrid mix of drawings and video we witness the transformation of the artist (Elza Jo) or we see the human body being used as seemingly lifeless material to be used as a piece of sculpture (Koen Hauser).
The artists cast a new and unexpected light on themes and issues that are of the utmost importance: the awareness and protection of our physical selves within a globalised and hugely media-driven society, the representation of the human body as a semantic artifact and the awareness of the human body as a constructing element within the notion of ‘Self’. Playful, ironic, visually captivating, utterly divers and multi-layered The Space Between Us is both a showcase for contemporary Dutch photography as an exhibition touching upon fundamental human and social complexities.
The Space Between Us has been made possible by Kleurgamma Amsterdam.
Felix &Foam wordt ondersteund door de BankGiro Loterij, De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek, Delta Lloyd, Gemeente Amsterdam en de VandenEnde Foundation.
Dutch newspaper ‘het Parool’ about the exhibitions of Paulien Oltheten and myself at STEDELIJK
read dutch conversation between curator assistant masha van vliet, paulien oltheten and myself about our exhibitions at STEDELIJK museum Amsterdam HERE
we will be in Philadephia tmrw for: PPAC Book Fair: March 29th & 30th 12-6pm. Underneath the schedule of talks. Christof Nuessli and myself will talk (sat 2.15 pm) about a project we worked on, called ‘the bungalow’ with Brad Feuerhelm ’s collection of vernaculair photos as a the source.
Please come by, thank you for organizing Christopher Gianunzio
Artist Talks/Presentations/ Events:
Alien She Panel Discussion/12-2pm
Anouk Kruithof+Christof Nüssli/ 2:15pm
Denise Wolff- Aperture Foundation/ 3:15pm
Thilde Jensen +Valerio Spada/4:15pm
Coffee & Doughnuts reception @ ICA table in celebration of their newest publications/12pm
Alien She Zine Workshop/ 12-2pm
Gerard Gaskin signing copies of “Legendary” @ The Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University table/ 2-5pm
Alex Klein, Kate Kraczon, Liz Park (ICA Philadelphia), and designer Mark Owens: “Animating the Archive: Excursus and ICA@50.”/ 1pm
Paul Salveson in conversation with Christopher Gianunzio/ 2:15pm
Christina Labey- Conveyor Arts/ 3:15pm
Rachel D’Agostino- Library Company/ 4:15pm
Melissa Catanese- Spaces Corners/ 5:15pm
I am part of the Dutch ‘Leerling-Meester project, which is organized by Kunstpodium T
check out for more info in Dutch here
happy birthday to you is part of 'the photobook: a history volume III by Martin Parr and Gerry Badger.
check the video here: http://vimeo.com/88775228