STATE of MIND, 14 September – 26 October 2019

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.

RMBRNDT.NU

RMBRNDT.NU is een tentoonstelling met hedendaags werk geïnspireerd op de oude meester
Rembrandt van Rijn. Het idee voor de tentoonstelling ontstond doordat veel prachtige kunstwerken
die werden ingezonden voor de tentoonstelling LangLeveRembrandt in het Rijksmuseum,
uiteindelijk geen podium vonden. Maak jij kunst en voel je je daarbij geïnspireerd door Rembrandt?
Doe dan mee en zend je werk in! De tentoonstelling RMBRNDT.NU zal met name in het teken
staan van nieuwe kunstvormen en technieken, zoals interactieve audiovisuele kunst, lichtinstallaties,
augmented- en virtual reality, 3D, street art en andere nieuwe toepassingen en materialen. Maar
uiteraard zijn ook verrassende hedendaagse werken gemaakt met traditionele materialen van harte
welkom.
WIL JE MEEDOEN? Klik op onderstaande link.

RMBRNDT.NU

 

Hé jij daar Frida, gedicht van Thessa van der Voort.

Hé jij daar Frida!

Jouw mond als een Mexicaanse klaproos!
Het hele koninkrijk der Lage Landen ruil ik
voor één kus van jou!

Al vijfenzestig jaar ben jij vanuit jouw graf
de muze van schilders, dichters, beeldhouwers,
muzikanten, minnaars en modistas
en de hele dekselse santenkraam
die jou op handen draagt!

Jouw geheime wapen is
een feest van kleur, van hartstocht en
diversiteit
en nog zo heel veel méér
omdat jij op jouw doek ook
echte pijn en eerlijkheid belijdt

Jij bent de Morgenster
die ons werk doet stralen
vanuit ons diepste zijn
naar een eeuwigheid
waarvan alleen jij
het ritme mag bepalen!

Verbeeld ik het mij
of zie ik het toch goed?
dat je met een geamuseerde blik
naar ons allen daar beneden kijkt
verwonderd en verblijd over zoveel kunst en creativiteit alleen aan jou gewijd?

 

Gedicht van Thessa van der Voort, opgevoerd tijdens de expositie opening op 13 Juli 2019.

Viva Frida! An homage to Frida Kahlo, July 13th – August 24th.

 

The Mexican artist Frida Kahlo is an icon that appeals to the imagination of many. Her turbulent, tragic life certainly contributes to that! Frida Kahlo is regarded in art history as one of the most important female artists of the 20th century.  In her paintings she knew like no other how to connect her personal destiny with Mexican folk art, that was unique at the time! 30 artists have given their homage to this fantastic artist in their own way and in their own style.

Click here to see all the artworks.

The opening of Viva Frida! on July 13, 2019 celebrates the 65th death anniversary of the amazing Frida Kahlo.
The exhibition is on display until August 24th and is also part of the Art & Culture Pride.