Until the end of winter, the GO Gallery is only open on Fridays and Saturdays.
The friends of ASA, Amsterdam Street Art will be present during our absence.
In the meantime, Farud and Oscar enjoy their stay in Asia.
The exhibition “The Private Collection” can be seen in the gallery until 28 March.
The exhibition is a retrospective.
From almost all exhibitions, the owners Farud and Oscar have purchased an artwork for their private collection.
Due to a lack of space, part of this collection is now being exhibited and sold.
Devdas, billboard, painted on canvas, 2002, 167×283 cm.
Devdas is a 2002 Indianromantic drama film directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali and based on the 1917 Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay‘s novel Devdas. This is the third Hindi version and the first film version of the story in Hindi done in colour. The film is set in the early 1900s and follows Shah Rukh Khan as Devdas, a wealthy law graduate who returns from London to marry his childhood sweetheart, Paro, played by Aishwarya Rai. However, the rejection of this marriage by his own family sparks his descent into alcohol, ultimately leading to his emotional deterioration and him seeking refuge with a courtesan played by Madhuri Dixit.
Devdas is one of the biggest Bollywood blockbusters of this century.
This piece is one of the last hand painted movie billboards.
After 2002, all the movie posters were digitally printed.
In 2005 GO Gallery organized a big Indian Film Poster exhibition in collaboration with the Indian Film Academy Award organization, IFAA.
This painting was the showstopper of the event, now on auction at CATAWIKI.
The Private Collection of GO Gallery includes more than 200 artworks, collected from 1993 – 2019.
A selection of these artworks will be on display, and may change owners.
The collection includes an overview of artworks from the artists who came our way, exhibited at the GO Gallery and we have beautiful memories of.
Through the years, we have collected a little too much and want to share our love with other art enthusiasts now.
GO Gallery, Stand A23, presents new artworks by: Ard Doko, The London Police, :tto Schade, Vegan Flava, Mike van Veen, Franck Ecalard and 2FAST. For more information about the artworks, mail us: office[at]gogallery.nl
STATE of MIND
Opening : Saturday 14 September, 5 - 8 pm.
MIKE van VEEN
Born in Hilversum, Fine Art Photographer Mike van Veen established the Mike van Veen Art Studio to create his debut, international exhibition, ‘HEAD SPACE’, comprising images originally captured using the X-ray camera at his local hospital.
Inspired by Dutch painter Karel Appel, co-founder of avant-garde movement Cobra, and Swiss surrealist painter H.R Giger, van Veen’s artistic career began as a film-maker.
Like German sculptor Rebecca Horn, van Veen’s medical experiences at a young age led directly to the formation of his early artistic practice - in his case, seeing X-rays of himself after injuries incurred playing and exploring as a child.
“I became fascinated by X-ray photography and its potential for creating a new aesthetic in figurative, as well as more abstract art, transforming the appearance of the world around me and the visual identities of the objects in it. It is a unique artistic technology and the results are always unpredictable, generating artistic outcomes which only emerge in the course of the experimental process of exposing objects to differing levels of radiation”.
Van Veen’s early film explorations of Afghanistan and Italy led him to experience light and colour in ways which, subsequently, he could apply to the images captured by the X-ray camera, transforming their subjects’ form and appearance, to give them a completely new visual identity.
Following ‘HEAD SPACE’ previews in Milan and Venice in 2015, internationally acclaimed recording artist Armin van Buuren commissioned Mike van Veen to create the visual imagery for his 2016 World Tour, ‘Embrace’. The collaboration has provided a unique contemporary gallery for the exhibition of the art of Mike van Veen, reaching a global audience of over a quarter of a million people in the Netherlands, Dubai, Bulgaria, Israel, Turkey, Belarus, Mexico, China, Macau, Philippines, Taiwan, Brasil, Australia and Russia.
Miriam Kruishoop In her work, MK focuses on people and their stories. Using their narrative to amplify the conversation about the ‘invisible’ people in our society. Having lived in the US for over a decade, MK has been influenced by her surroundings and American society at large—the disparity and the deliberate suppression of minorities, police brutality, and racism. MK’s passion for exploring the cultural narratives in America spans a diverse set of creative genres. For example, in her film “Greencard Warriors,” she focused on the issue of army recruitment of young undocumented Latinos.
In this exhibition Miriam Kruishoop will show a few of her latest photos, a sculptural work and neons.