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The Collection, MFA graduation show at Greylight Projects, Brussels

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You are cordially invited  for The Collection, MFA AKV|St.Joost graduation show taking place at Greylight Projects, Brussels!

Danni van Amstel (NL), Katrein Breukers (NL), Giulia Cenci (I), Katherina Heil (D), Tyas Leeuwerink (NL), Maud Oonk (NL), Mohadeseh Rahimitabar (IR) and Maarten Spons (NL).

Opening: july 4 2015, 5 PM!

Greylight Projects

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Don’t you wonder sometimes? (A formulary for a new heterotopy)

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(Thomas Raat, ‘Grid’, 2012)

Current MFA student Maarten Spons and graduate Lorelinde Verhees (2011) participate in a group exhibition, as part of the Eindhoven Psych Lab.

Expo curated by Glenn Peeters (Radar Men From The Moon) and Pernilla Ellens. Location: Nulzes, opening June 4, 7 pm, with performances and drinks. June 5 / 6 / 7, open from 11 am – 8 pm.

In Sound and Vision, David Bowie sings about the moment of wonder in place and time, in which ideas and inspiration can emerge. It is this moment of wonder that is expressed in the exhibition, that will show a mixture of works, artists and methods. Quoting from pop culture and philosophy, the exhibition functions as a temporary autonomous zone.
The works are fascinating expressions of individual research and will contribute to the festival ambiance, but in the show autonomy, depth and originality will be preserved. Don’t you wonder sometimes? expands the visual side of modern psych. With Marijn van Kreij, Gaia van Egmond, Thomas Raat, Lorelinde Verhees, Glenn Peeters and Maarten Spons.

You’re cordially invited!

BREWED in Brussels: MFA theory event

On april 30th, MFA students and guests gathered in Brussels for the MFA theory event, hosted by BREW.

The 2nd year students of the Master Fine Art at AKV | St. Joost presented the outcomes of the theoretical research of their studies. This occasion was used to experimentally test the different forms ‘theory’ can take in their work. How is theory related to art-production, how can this relationship be made productive?

Participants:
Katrein Breukers (NL), Tyas Leeuwerink (NL), Maarten Spons (NL), Danni van Amstel (NL), Mohadeseh Rahimitabar (IR), Katherina Heil (D), Giulia Cenci (IT), Maud Oonk (NL).

BREW is a space in Brussels which organises and hosts events and activities in the field of contemporary art – an initiative by Carolien Stikker and Philippine Hoegen.

Thanks to all students and guests, Philippine Hoegen, Carolien Stikker, Erik Hagoort, Bas van den Hurk, Jack Segbars.

Pictures by Erik Hagoort

MFA AKV | St.Joost Theory Event at BREW, Brussels

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On April 30th the 2nd year students of the Master Fine Art at AKV | St. Joost will present the outcomes of the theoretical research of their studies. This occasion will be used to experimentally test the different forms ‘theory’ can take in their work.

How is theory related to art-production, how can this relationship be made productive?

Location: BREW is a space in Brussels which organises and hosts events and activities in the field of contemporary art.
(BREW Initiators: Philippine Hoegen and Carolien Stikker)

Schootstraat 1, 1000 Bruxelles

11.30 – 17.30 h

Participants: Katrein Breukers (NL), Tyas Leeuwerink (NL), Maarten Spons (NL), Danni van Amstel (NL), Mohadeseh Rahimitabar (IR), Katherina Heil (D), Giulia Cenci (IT), Maud Oonk (NL).

Special thanks to BREW, Philippine Hoegen, Carolien Stikker, Erik Hagoort, Bas van den Hurk and guest advisor Jack Segbars.

Things are cooking in our kitchen: a collaborative project initiated by Maarten Spons

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THINGS ARE COOKING IN OUR KITCHEN
 
THINGS ARE COOKING IN OUR KITCHEN is a collective project initiated by Maarten Spons, currently a student at the Masters of Fine Arts at AKV / St. Joost in Den Bosch.
 
Participating artists: Ide André, Dirk Bours, Mischa Doorenweerd, Willem de Haan, Jeroen Jaenen, Willem van Kempen, Ruben Mols, Maarten Spons, Thomas Swinkels
 
As a visual artist I am interested in the potency of working collectively in relation to painting and sculpture. With this potency I like to refer to a social, every-day logic of continuity which stands in opposition to straightforwardness, singularity, rounded clarity and composition: where there is an expressed potential to search for the possibilities of an image.”    
Maarten Spons.
With this statement Spons refers to a lecture by Jan Verwoert: “Why are conceptual artists painting again? Because they think it’s a good idea.” Verwoert ridicules dominant modernistic logic of temporary logic, which is aimed at a heroic end game scenario. As an alternative he speaks of painting in relation with ritmicity. Painting in which a structure is revealed during the making, and can be seen as a domino effect. It is a way to organize space and time to shift the use of weight in social dialogue. According to Verwoert this method is comparable to the working method of a scratch orchestra, where the musicians support one another with their attention and attentiveness. Through reacting to the sound and noise the others make, looking at the potential of allowing a social logic and structure. This performative working method dismisses the authoritarian logic of an imposed order.
 
On the basis of the structure and the materials of the kitchen, this group of young artists from Gelderland, Belgian and Dutch Limburg, and Noord-Brabant, some of which study at AKV/St.Joost in Breda and Den Bosch and ArtEZ university of the arts in Arnhem, will build kitchen-sculptures and investigate them through painting.
The kitchen is an archetype, a place that plays an important role in the coming together of people. The book “Counter Space” published by MOMA gives a beautiful description; ‘The kitchen is a: meal machine, experimental laboratory, status symbol, domestic prison, the creative and spiritual heart of the home which is also the most dangerous place of the home.’
It is interesting to me that kitchendesign has become one of the last public places where the forms of modernism and the modernistic forms of minimalism are articulated so clearly. I also see the kitchen as an archive, and a place of sensory work.”    
Maarten Spons
 
 
THINGS ARE COOKING IN OUR KITCHEN
Presentation: Thursday April 16 at 7:00 pm
GreyLight Projects, Burgemeester Kessenplein 1 Hoensbroek/Heerlen
 

The Cucumber Temple – Expoplu Nijmegen opening feb 28 20.00 h

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Danni van Amstel, Katrein Breukers,Tyas Leeuwerink, Maud Oonk, Mohadeseh Rahimitabar, Maarten Spons

Curator: Bas van den Hurk

A group of young artists, currently studying at the Master Fine Arts AKV / St. Joost, developed a concept which connects to the project ‘Tijd, Subject en Ruimte’ (Time, Subject and Space) of the Belgian artist Stijn van Dorpe, which was shown at Expo Plu, a dialogue with the text of Martijn in ‘t Veld is entered. This text is more than a beginning, middle and an end, rather, it is organic and rhizomatic along the lines of Mille Plateaux of Deleuze and Guattari. An organism, which grows, proliferates, of which the beginning and the end could be anywhere.

It is a text with different voices and rhythms, to which each artist individually sought rapprochement, where the text influences the exhibition and vice versa. The green screen from the text becomes a plane in which a moment of potential is present. It offers an open moment, it ‘performs’ an invitation.

The exhibition will be curated by Bas van den Hurk, tutor at the Master AKV/St. Joost. There will be a small publication alongside the exhibition.

more info here

Coming Up: The Cucumber Temple, Paraplufabriek Nijmegen opening 28.02

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Coming up: The Cucumber Temple, an exhibition inside a text by artist Martijn in ‘t Veld, by current MFA students Danni van Amstel, Tyas Leeuwerink, Katrein Breukers, Maud Oonk, Maarten Spons, Mohadeseh Rahimitabar, curated by Bas van den Hurk.

http://expoplu.nl – opening sat feb 28, 20.00 h