GO Gallery - Prinsengracht 64 - Amsterdam
Visceral Ritual

Visceral Ritual

Next weekend, September 24th, we open the exhibition ‘Visceral Ritual’.

5 California based artist: Erin Yoshi, Miguel Bounce Perez, Shaun Burner, Francesca and Vyal Reyes just arrived in Amsterdam. From Monday onwards, they will paint murals in the gallery and finish their painting collection.
2 Polish artists, SETKA and SWAG, from the Saloon Rebels collective, are invited by ASA (Amsterdam Street Art) and will participate with a small collection of new paintings…..

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SETKA, C2H5OH kills, acrylics on board, 100x70 cm.
SETKA, C2H5OH kills, acrylics on board, 100×70 cm.
RJHalls: “F**K MICKEY…. 3 – 18 September 2016

RJHalls: “F**K MICKEY…. 3 – 18 September 2016

On Saturday,  September 3rd,  GO Gallery opens the

F**K MICKEY   It’s the  MINNIE  unmasked exhibition

 

Invite
“In art Mickey was everywhere but where was Minnie?
Why was she ignored in the art world, was this sexist?
Delving deeper I realised she was black all over but with a white face. This reminded me of the Black and White Minstrels who
were popular entertainers in the 19th Century. Was this racist? Seeing Minnie now in this day and age reminds me of those supermodels who eat nothing more than lettuce leaves three times a day. This influences young children. I added cheese to some of the portraits to encourage everyone to eat more cheese!”                             Thus RJHalls

RJHalls decided to devote an exhibition of paintings celebrating her beauty, uniqueness and personality. He thought she deserved greater recognition. His inspiration came from the paintings of Sandro Botticelli, Frans Hals, Lucas Cranachs and many unknown artists from the past, who he might add, would probably have used Minnie as a model for their paintings if she had been around in their lifetime.
RJHalls trained as a bespoke tailor at the London School of Fashion, then worked at the BBC on shows such as, Top of the Pops, Blackadder and Dr Who.
He made outfits for Pop Stars and costumes for the Royal Shakespeare Company. After an art course at the Putney School of Art he did an Open University course in Art. He became a full time artist, showed his artworks in the UK and illustrtated several books.

Opening:            Saturday, 3 September, 5 – 8 pm.
On display until:          Sunday, 18 September.
Opening hours: Wednesday – Saturday: 12– 6 pm.
Sunday: 1 – 4 pm., weather permitting

Amsterdam Gay Pride exhibitions at GO Gallery, 24 July – 27 August

Amsterdam Gay Pride exhibitions at GO Gallery, 24 July – 27 August

Peter Berlin photo exhibition, opening on Sunday July 24th, 4 – 7 pm.

Peter Berlin, aka Baron Armin Hagen von Hoyningen-Huene (1942), has been for 3 decades, through the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s one of the worlds biggest gay icons and role models for homosexuals. His self-portraits, through which he created a brand new image of the masculine homosexual man, adorned the covers of countless gay magazines. Peter Berlin was Photographer, Filmmaker, Stylist, Fashion designer, Model, Porno star and maker of his own artistic photos. The only other photographers who he let himself be captured by were his friends Robert Mapplethorpe and Andy Warhol.
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Launch photoboek ‘Transfair’

‘Iedereen mag er zijn – Iedereen mag bekeken worden’
‘Everyone is beautiful, everyone has the right to be there’

The presentation of the photo book “Transfair” and Pete Statham’s performance will take place on Thursday, July 28th, from 6 to 8 pm.

Simona, the Italian former wrestler is transgender, and with her height and eccentric looks a striking appearance within the Amsterdam nightlife.
“I’ve had success in music and sports,” she says openly, “and enjoy being the centre of attention. There are people who are made to live in peace, and people who were born for the jet set lifestyle.”
The photo series ‘We all care…..Transfair’ by photographer Monique Shaw and art director Spekko on Amsterdam’s Simona is now bundled in the book ‘Transfair’. The phenomenal pictures create a living work of art of Simona, from which the viewer cannot take their eyes off.
During the Amsterdam Gay Pride / EuroPride 2016, in the presence of Simona, the first copy of ‘Transfair’ will be presented to Irene Hemelaar, director LGBTI-emancipation, from ‘Stichting Amsterdam Gay Pride’.
“I hope the way I express myself will encourage others to continue to fight for what they desire and want to achieve in their lives. After a long struggle, I am glad to be able to present myself as a strong woman”.
The limited edition photo book is for sale in the GO Gallery.

Pete Statham, former singer of Bearforce I will be singing his new single this evening, as a preview of his new album.
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Also on display
Alberto Vargas, creator of the American Beauty in the 20th century

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Handiedan, her collages involve a complex cut and paste mixture of classic pin-up images.

 

2FAST, customizes used spraycans into gorgeous artworks…

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Philip Shadbolt

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Hero de Janeiro, Beazarility & Ives.One

Peter Berlin in Amsterdam, Euro Pride, August 2016

Peter Berlin in Amsterdam, Euro Pride, August 2016

Peter Berlin, aka Baron Armin Hagen von Hoyningen-Huene (1942), has been for 3 decades, through the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s one of the worlds biggest gay icons.
His self-portraits, though which he created a brand new image of the masculine homosexual man, adorned the covers of countless gay magazines.
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Peter Berlin’s solo show for Euro Pride will feature a stimulating collection of unique and hand edited vintage photographs and newer prints, where the artist portrays himself as the world’s first Selfie-photographer in erotic poses, both naked and clothed, in skin-tight outfits that he used to create for the shoots that left little to the imagination.

 

Kaili Smith, ‘Not to be Titled’, a solo exhibition, June 25th. 2016

Kaili Smith, ‘Not to be Titled’, a solo exhibition, June 25th. 2016

Kaili Smith, 'Not to be Tiltled', Laxmi
Kaili Smith, ‘Not to be Tiltled’, Laxmi

Kaili Smith is a talented young painter and photographer from a bi-cultural background. Born in the Netherlands and raised in Australia, he now lives in Rotterdam. His art, that takes him around the world, is a reflection on the increasingly integrated society of today.  He reflects both on the beauty and the struggles of it.
‘Not to be titled’ is a collection of works which takes a conscious approach to the lack of diversity in art. The work focuses on a range of people from diverse backgrounds both male and female, looking past cultural stereotypes into who they really are and what energy they give off. All this communicated through aesthetically life size paintings. Every viewer will find a bit of themselves in at least one of the paintings.
Kaili is currently studying Fine arts at Willem de Kooning Academy, and was recently accepted to study at the New York “School of Visual Arts”. He belongs to a new generation of artists who want to be more involved and connected to the world around them. He seeks to create a dialogue with society instead of criticising it from a distance. Being just 20 years of age, Kaili shows a promising future in the art world.