Category Archives: exhibitions

Open Studio 2015: introduction of participants

Schermafbeelding 2015-06-29 om 17.20.20

The 1st years made a small booklet for the upcoming open studio’s to introduce their practice.

You can view the whole booklet here:


Please be welcome for the opening this week, july 2nd 16.00 h, Onderwijsboulevard 256, Den Bosch


Politics of Installation II, P/////AKT Amsterdam – opening sat june 13, 20.00 h

MFA tutor Bas van den Hurk exhibits at P/////AKT, Amsterdam with Hans Demeulenaere (B) and guest artists Koenraad Dedobbeleer (B) and Lorelinde Verhees.


“By taking aesthetic responsibility in a very explicit way for the design of the installation space, the artist reveals the hidden sovereign dimension of the contemporary democratic order that politics, for the most part, tries to conceal.” – Boris Groys

Politics of Installation is a two-part dialogue between Bas van den Hurk and Hans Demeulenaere, in which they examine their own and each other’s practice, in order to form a new series of works and presentation models together. After the first part in Loods 12 in Wetteren (B), the final part is now presented in P/////AKT. A combination of new works and parts of the previous show, will be displayed in a new arrangement.

Bas van den Hurk’s work is on the verge between painting, fashion, sculpture, installation, architecture and performance, by which he addresses the process of making in its various forms. Hans Demeulenaere plays with the perception of space. His work consists of objects, constructions and frames which integrate both sculptural and daily elements. In Politics of Installation, a title that is derived from a text by Boris Groys in 2009, the artists ask themselves to what extent the making of an installation can attach certain (political) meanings to a space. How do we relate to a shared space? How do we negotiate its use and meaning?

The binding factor in the work of Van den Hurk and Demeulenaere is the changing relation between autonomy and heteronomy. For this reason, they offer multiple points of view in this exhibition. They invited guest artists Koenraad Dedobbeleer and Lorelinde Verhees to make a contribution, as well as several text writers and especially the audience. In this way, the physical space of P/////AKT becomes a ‘place for negotiation’, where the artists engage in a dialogue on the work and the arrangement of the space. Art work and exhibition element will merge somewhere between showing and looking.

Also, an art historical line will be drawn by means of architectural interventions. Bas van den Hurk (re-)constructs a concrete circular element, based on the work of Belgian architect Juliaan Lampens, who introduced the ‘open plan living’ in the 1960’s. He will also present clothing works in collaboration with Sanne Jansen, paintings and bottles with remains from the painting process. Hans Demeulenaere shows a combination of existing and new work, amongst which a reconstruction of a part of the Sonsbeek-pavilion from 1965-’66, built by Aldo van Eyck. Recently, this pavilion was rebuilt in the sculpture garden of Kröller-Müller Museum.

Politics of Installation, part 2 is the third exhibition in the series Not Making Sense As Something Else, which is reflected upon by Freek Lomme (moderator) and Marnie Slater (writer).

Janneke Kornet participates in Preparture, Kunstencluster Wll Fabriek Den Bosch

Janneke Kornet, Aït Benhaddou Morocco 2011

Janneke Kornet, Aït Benhaddou Morocco 2011

Graduate Janneke Kornet (2010) takes part in Preparture, a happening and exhibition for artists that evolves around young art workers with an exhibition and conversations around questions of makership, inspirations and needs for today’s young artists.

The opening is on friday oct. 3, 21.30 h

more info: preparture

Mari Stoel – Here Is Nothing Missing, Scheltema A’dam opening 03.10.14

Mari Stoel

Graduate Mari Stoel (2012) presents “Here is nothing missing – Er ontbreekt heir niets, opening friday oct. 3 17.00 – 18.00 h at bookstore Scheltema, Koningsplein 20 Amsterdam.  The exhibition is on view until sunday 02.11.

(NL) Met ‘Here is nothing missing’ – Er ontbreekt hier niets – laat Mari Stoel (1978) een werk zien waarin hij een alledaags voorwerp, het meest direct voor de hand liggende materiaal om mee te bouwen (een houten plank) verheft tot een decoratief symbool.

Het werk bestaat uit diverse beschilderde houten planken en een foto, waarop hij zichzelf als trotse verzamelaar etaleert. Met het geschilderde gedeelte verwijst Stoel niet alleen naar de schilderkundige truc, de Trompe-l’oeil die kunstschilders o.a. in de 17e eeuw hanteerden om zichzelf rijker te doen voorkomen dan ze waren (goud geverfde knopen en versiersels op mouwen en jacquetten), maar legt de nadruk vooral op het camoufleren van het al bestaande, door het op een supernatuurlijke manier te benadrukken, als een (schijnbaar overbodig ) streven naar perfectie, een licht ironische oefening voor maakbaar geluk.

‘Here is nothing missing’ staat symbool voor het eigen maken van je omgeving, zonder de ware betekenis ervan te ontkennen, of anders gezegd: je moet er altijd wat van maken.

Mari Stoel is alumnus van MFA St. Joost in Den Bosch en academie Minerva in Groningen. Eerder dit jaar gaf hij een solo bij Ten Haaf Projects, in de Laurierstraat. In 2010 won hij de Buning Brongers prijs en werd genomineerd voor de Koninklijke prijs voor schilderkunst in 2014. Meer info kunt u vinden op zijn website:

George Korsmit – Informal artist talk at at Ellen de Bruijne Projects

George Korsmit 

Sending Out The Gods

Informal artist talk with slides and video: 3 July 2014 at 8pm

Please join us and George Korsmit next Thursday at Ellen de Bruijne Projects! Due to limited seating, get there on time to guarantee your seat.

 Exhibition: 28 June – 02 August 2014


Open Studio – Online Catalog

download : online catalogue Bildschirmfoto 2014-06-28 um 17.17.46IMG_6598 IMG_6599 IMG_6600

Functions of Myth – Graduation Show at Club Solo, Breda

with work by Laleh Firoozi, Alexandros Kaklamanos, Yukari Matsumoto, Paulina Mellado and Dimitris Rentoumis. Curated by Thomas I’Anson

The final exhibition of graduating artists from the MFA AKV/St.Joost represents two years of research and development by the participants culminating in this common point of departure. It includes performances, readings, discussions and screenings that take place across the duration of the exhibition (19-29 June). Please refer to  ClubSolo’s website for more information regarding these activities


Laleh Firoozi

Laleh Firoozi (IR) utilizes  many traditional skills, as well as writing and performance, has created her own mythology in the project There was a little bit of devil in her angel eyes. Through her characters, she boldly explores her sexuality with pornographic detail provoking questions not only for the audience but also herself.

2. There was a little bit of devil in her angel eyesperformance : There was a little bit of devil in her angel eyes

1. (left) Bloody ocean_ (middle) Land of devil-angels _(right) Land of dream and sex(left) Bloody ocean (middle) Land of devil-angels  (right) Land of dream and sex


Alexandros Kaklamanos

Alexandros Kaklamanos (GR) presents three video works, two of which are formed from personal narratives, mythological symbols and current socio-political issues. Alex uses his body, immediate surroundings and found footage to create these works. They are both hauntingly familiar in their scenery yet dream like in their execution

4. full circle  (video installation)video installation of the short film full circle

1. MiCROCOSM (video still 1)video still of the short film MiCROCOSM


Yukari Matsumoto

Part of Yukari Matsumoto’s (JP) work encapsulates an extensive body of research surrounding the history, hearsay and folklore of one of the largest and oldest trees in the Netherlands. Exploring this subject she has created a new frame of reference for the tree as a cultural marker and elucidated and expanded upon a field of research of social, cultural and artistic significance which transcends its own site-specificity.

1. De Linde van Sambeek #2, Inner Garden (Collective) De Linde van Sambeek #2, Inner Garden (Collective)

3. WereldboomInterview / Stichting Wereldboom


Paulina Mellado

Paulina Mellado (CL) presents works from an ongoing investigation that creates a convergence between natural and artificial forms. Using painting, drawing, sculpture and installation, forms emerge that approach a proximity to nature that entwine these realities into a quintessential view that is both surreal and enchanting.

2.(right) groningenv-(left) stationsweg(left) Groningen     (right) Stationsweg

1. Blind faithBlind faith


Dimitris Rentoumis

Described by Dimitris Rentoumis (GR) as ‘hybridic projections with a provisional effect’, his installations, such as what is shown in the exhibition, engender a feeling of familiarity through pattern and repetition that combine the use of drawing and computer software to arrive at something ambiguous in both form and concept.

1. DripDrip

2. Appearances Appearances


In September to celebrate this exhibition, a publication by designer Stefano Faoro(IT) and external advisor Thomas I’Anson (GB) will be presented in relation to the exhibition and the show’s prevalent themes


texts by Thomas I’Anson