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(W)here, Esther de Graaf and Henrik Kröner @ Frise, Hamburg

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I am not doing anything until I feel the need @ De Nederlandse Bank, Amsterdam

Artist Joanneke Meester invited 365 artists to visualize their personal interpretation of the sentence ‘I am not doing anything until I feel the need’. She reproduced the images in the form of a calendar, which will confront the viewer with this mantra everyday. The exhibition in De Nederlandsche Bank gives an overview of all the original works used for the calendar.

Invitation I’m not doing anything until I feel the need

Koninklijke Prijs voor Vrije Schilderkunst 2014

The Royal Award is annually presented to encourage talented young painters active in the Netherlands. The Award was instituted in 1871 by H.M. King William III. After King William III it was continued by Queen Emma, Queen Wilhelmina, Queen Juliana and Queen Beatrix. They turned this into a true royal tradition. King Willem-Alexander continued this tradition by presenting the Royal Award 2014 on the 10th October in the Royal Palace Amsterdam.

Artists nominated
Rob Bouwman, Niels Broszat, Geronimo Cadogan, Roos van Dijk, Koen Doodeman, Jeffrey Dunsbergen, Bob Eikelboom, Anne Forest, Quint Hartmann, Frederique Jonker, Lilian Kreutzberger, Henrik Kröner, Daniel Mullen, Janine van Oene, Selma van Panhuis, Oscar van der Put, Tanja Ritterbex, Jessica Skowroneck, Eva Spierenburg, Han Sterrenburg, Hugo Tieleman, Sabina Timmermans, Jop Vissers Vorstenbosch, Marieke van ‘t Zet.

11 October – 2 November 2014 in the Royal Palace, Amsterdam

Tjebbe Beekman, Hans den Hartog Jager, Iris Kensmil, Jan van der Ploeg, Hedwig Saam, Esther Tielemans en Benno Tempel

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There is no I @ W139, Amsterdam

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An international group of painters left the comfort zone of their workspaces. They will offer up their ego’s in service of the exploration of a collective work process. Initiators Aquil Copier and Raymond Cuijpers collected together a group of 20 artists who want to create a space for developments which could not exist without the artists leaving their personal universe. Participating artists are:

Papa Adama (Sawadogo), Paul Beumer, Aquil Copier, Raymond Cuijpers, Aleksandar Dimitrijevic, Wieteke Heldens, Lieven Hendriks, Jeroen Hofhuizen, Judith Kisner, Gerben Koldijk, Henrik Kröner, Marie Van Vollenhoven, Marcel Van der Berg, Evi Vingerling, Jop Vissers Vorstenbosch, Coen Vunderink, Ido Vunderink, Jasper van der Graaf

W139 presents There is no I, an experiment where painters explore the possibilities and boundaries of their work at W139. Over the course of a couple weeks, together – without a premeditated plan – they will work on large new paintings. The focus will be on the process of creation, paying attention to discussion about and reflection on painting. At the end of this intensive period of collaboration and exploration the artists of There is no I will show a tangible energy in a final presentation.

Opening and start: July 4th at 9pm
Production and exhibition period : July 5th – August 3rd 2014
Collaborative workdays: Thursday, Friday and Saturday

Evening programme:
July 10th: Football performance at 7pm
July 17th: painting-related lectures and presentations at 7pm
July 31st: FITAX 500 art exchange exhibition at 7pm
July 25th: Final presentation at 9pm

There is no I is made possible by Artel and Winsor & Newton

W139 is an artist-run space for the production of contemporary art in de centre of Amsterdam and is opened daily from 12:00 till 18:00
Entrance: Pay-what-you-want

ZomerExpo 2014 ‘Light’, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag


29 May 2014 – 31 August 2014

Gemeentemuseum Den Haag
ZomerExpo is the largest national sales exhibition held at a museum and consists of works of art which have been selected after open registration. The annual event is a fantastic barometer of variable artistic tastes. Everybody is free to participate.

Light is the Theme
Representing light has always been one of the major fascinations of famous artists and this has resulted in the creation of numerous fabulous works of art. Light is all about emotion, energy, balance, tenderness, optics and depth – therefore, light is about watching and experiencing in the broadest sense of the term. ZomerExpo is looking for extraordinary works of art to create a dazzling visual spectacle.

Uitnodiging opening ZomerExpo 2014

Marimacha at WEP Groningen

An groupsexhibition about the myth of Maria curated by Colien Langewerf.


‘Digging up the rhizome’ with Marjolijn de Wit, Arnhem

I would like to invite you to the duo exhibition ‘Digging up the rhizome’ with Marjolijn de Wit.
‘Circa… dit’ is a new project space in Arnhem. There are three exhibitions on three floors curated by different initiatives.
I am invited by 5uur, this is an artblog led by Sybille Eimermacher, Annegret Kellner and Jeroen Glas.
Marjolijn de Wit and I set up the show together, an interaction arises in the exhibition space between our works.
The opening is on thursday 9 of january at 8pm.



The opening is on Saturday September 14 from 4pm in the former post office in Groningen (NL)

The show is curated by Ad de Jong and Esther de Graaf. With the help of a group of young enthusiasts they transformed the old postoffice into a public artspace.

All Is Giving uitnodiging

The partaker partakes of that which changes him

Op 1 september opent de expo “The Partaker Partakes Of That Which Changes Him” bij tac in Eindhoven.


Benoît Hermans
René Daniëls
Henk Visch
Charlotte Schleifert
Sipke Huismans
Jan Pötter
Sarina Walter
Sebastiaan Schlicher
Heddy John Appeldoorn
Henrik Kröner
Ines Loska
Piet Dirkx
Rik van Iersel
Kars Persoon

Gepresenteerd door: Buro Beukorkest / Rik van Iersel
Curator: Kars Persoon

Met muzikale optredens van:
Buro Beukorkest, Amerikan Teenager en Joe Kisser

Opening: 1 September 2013, 15:00 uur
Verder geopend: iedere donderdag, vrijdag en zaterdag van 13:00 t/m 18:00

‘…Uno, dos, tres!’

An exhibition of five artists from Groningen, the Netherlands at Casal de Cultura “Can Gelabert”, Binissalem, Mallorca.
It will take place from May 4 – 31 2013.