New project @ Vijandschap Exhibition @ Fort Maarsseveen

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Opening tomorrow: the exhibition VijandSchap at Fort Maarsseveen (near Utrecht, NL).

Over there I will present a new research project on lying, liespotting and designing your truth. Hope to see you there, the opening starts tomorrow at 17hr sharp! The exhibition will run during opening hours of the venue until the 14th of May.

Have a look at http://www.c-fordt.nl for more info about the exhibition and side program,

Have a look at http://www.rondleidingbijhetfort.nl (Dutch only at this moment) for a sneak peek of my latest project.

 

Aanstormend talent bij MIJ, Musuem IJsselstein

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From the 11th of March until the 28th of May, my project 1000 CRANES will be part of the exhibition Aanstormend talent bij MIJ (upcoming talent bij MIJ/”ME”) at Museum IJsselstein, located in (well duh) IJsselstein, The Netherlands.

For the Dutchies among you, here’s some more info about the opening and exhibition in general: http://www.museumijsselstein.nl/activiteiten/uitnodiging-opening-aanstormend-talent-bij-mij

On the 30th of April and 6th of May I will host a workshop about the Japanese tradition of Senbazuru and on the 18th of May there will be an artist talk (incl me of course) about the entire project.

More info about this project can be found on my website: http://joyceoverheul.com/works/cranes.html

Hope to see you there!

Nasty Women Exhibition @ Josilda da Conceição Gallery, Amsterdam

NASTY WOMEN AMSTERDAM EXHIBITION AND FUNDRAISER

184 Nasty Women artists m/f from 27 countries, 240 artworks from € 1 – € 200.
This is the Amsterdam sister of Nasty Women NYC, a group exhibition that serves to demonstrate solidarity among artists who identify with being a Nasty Woman in the face of threats to roll back women’s rights, individual rights, and abortion rights. It also serves as a fundraiser to support Women on Waves, COC Amsterdam and She Decides.

OPENING RECEPTION SATURDAY MARCH 4, 4-8PM
184 Artists from 27 countries
270 Artworks from € 1 – € 200
Exhibition runs March 4 – 12, 2017
Josilda da Conceição Gallery,
Wormerveerstraat 15, 1013 JS Amsterdam
Opening Reception: March 4 from 4 – 8 PM
Opening hours: March 5, 9, 10, 11, 12 from 2 – 5 PM

For more info, see: https://nastywomenamsterdam.wordpress.com/

 

A limited edition print of my soft but nasty AK47 photo will be there, I hope you will too!

Recap Art Rotterdam. PICTURES!

Please note the order’s totally random.

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Above: my AK in its lihtbox at Patty Morgan’s Boardroom Sessions.
Below: the performers who helped me out to perform The Gaze on Sunday + me.

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Above: We Like Art! made my print on aluminum of the P7 one of their recommended works for the fair’s visitors.
Below: last preparations for the performance of The Gaze.

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Above: people looking at my work. I know, my phone camera sucks. Another reason to purchase a print of mine, so I can replace my phone.
Below: my P7 print at the We Like Art! exhibit.Yes, you can see the magic dots of sales over there!

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Above: just one more minute to go ’til my artist talk at Prospects & Concepts, the Mondriaan Fund exhibition at Art Rotterdam,
Below: a slightly more decent photo of the light box. (Well I told you my phone was shitty, didn’t I…)

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Above: the workspace program at Prospects & Concepts,
Below: the sign Patty Morgan puts up when they borrow an artwork for their Boardroom Sessions.

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Above: and last what actually should have gone first: a photo of the grand opening.

New work: Soft Series, P7

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Photo on aluminium dibond,

Heckler&Koch P7 gun, made from pink satin and nylon thread, hand sewn, filled with sesame seeds and dried lavender.

This photo will be on view at the We Like Art stand at Art Rotterdam 2017! Yay!

Horror Workshop @ WDKA, Rotterdam

Michiel (one of the regular performers of my The Gaze performance series) approached me to host a workshop for Willem de Kooning Academie’s 24 hours of lessons. Because my workshop would initially start at 12 at night (the witch hour) and we would be located in a creepy and vacant building, I decided it would be fun to organize a workshop about horror films.

And fun we had!

Below you can see some photos of the evening and the results of what the students of DBKV (the fine art & design teacher department) made:

 

Suus, Robert and Marisa made these three photos instead of a video:

Light art @ Galerie Pouloeuff, Naarden, NL

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From the 10th of December until the 8th of January my work Dr. Pill with its neon pharmacy cross will be on view at Galerie Pouloeuff in Naarden, NL.

The light works will be also visible at night from 18:00hr ’til midnight, next to the regular opening hours of the gallery.

Find out more about Gallerie Pouloeuff and the exhibition >here<

 

My work @ Patty Morgan

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I finally extended my online existence to the platform of Patty Morgan.

At this moment I have one fucking follower, #itssomething. Anyway, if you’re on Patty Morgan, feel free to follow me!

I’ll be uploading lots of photos of my work on that profile, it definitely looks more appealing than uploading things on the pay-me-or-no-one-sees-your-posts-Facebook…

https://www.pattymorgan.net/joyceoverheul/posts

The Gaze: Them

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Last Saturday I finished shooting documentation material in The Hague for my website and a new performance video.

I’d like to thank all the amazing performers and their efforts, without them it would be impossible to make the documentation of the performance itself a success!!

The video of the performance will be shown for the first time at the BYOB (next Thursday in Utrecht, see this blog post).

For now, here’s a sneak peek!

Special thanks goes to: Jowi Kemper, Heekyung Ryu, Giovanni Maisto Ferreira, Michiel Tollig, Mandy Chaigneau, Ilona Schipper, Marisa Conde, Vincent Baeza Parra, Ken Bridgen, Jolanda Jansen, Sarah Atzori, Alessandro, Herwin Zweers

1000 CRANES @ Hutspot, Utrecht!

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As part of the BYOB and Dutch Film Festival, an excerpt of my 1000 CRANES performance video is currently on view at Hutspot, Utrecht!

Upcoming Thursday the annual BYOB will be held in Utrecht at the old post office at Neude square, I will be showing a new work that evening. Hope to see you there!

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PERFORMERS WANTED!

…of all ages, gender, shapes and sizes,
for executing the performance piece The Gaze.
 
Profile: you are courageous and not afraid. You handle confrontation well.
 
Date and time: 24th of September, 13:00hr until 15:30hr.
Location: A square somewhere in the West of The Netherlands, most likely located in The Hague or Rotterdam.
 
Financial compensation:
– travelling costs up to 10 euros in total
– a fee of 20 euros per performer
 
Please note: there will be a documentation video made of the performance.
 
For signing up or more info, send an email to info@j-o-y-c-e.com

Hooray! New work for Unnoticed Art Festival

I’m happy to announce I’ll be making a new work for the Unnoticed Art Festival.

Unfortunately for you my dear, this will remain secret until the festival has taken place.

 

Here’s some more info about the festival:

The Unnoticed Art Festival returns for a second edition this summer, following the first Unnoticed Art Festival in 2014 and the subsequent publication of the book Unnoticed Art.

On June 24/25 the Unnoticed Art Festival will take place in an undisclosed city in the Netherlands. 

Hundreds of artists worldwide have responded to an Open Call for performance concepts. From these submissions, a performance program has been compiled by a committee of five artists. The Unnoticed Art performances are to be realized in the public space, on the street, with no explanation and with no fore-warning. The objective is to go by unnoticed. Taking place in everyday settings, these performances involve hiding the unusual within the usual. Passersby may perceive these actions, but will not recognize them as performance art. 

A group of thirty participants will perform the Festival’s program. These participants need not be artists. No performance experience is required. All that matters is an interest in the nature of the festival, and a willingness to experiment. These participants have a double role: they will perform the selected works whilst simultaneously acting as the only audience to the event. Since the festival is not announced, these participants are the only ones ‘in the know’ – hence, they are the only audience that is aware of being an audience. 

A book will be compiled following the second edition of the Festival. This book will include all the concepts from the program, in addition to presenting the personal experiences of all the participants, as both actors and audience. 

The program of this year will include works of:

Alice Vogler (US)
Andrew McNiven (GB)
Bucky Miller (US)
Chris Wildrick (US)
Connor Frew (US)
Edwin Stolk (NL)
Elia Torrecilla (ES)
Florence Jung (FR)
Frans van Lent (NL)
Heath Schultz (US)
Heinrich Obst (BE/DE)
Ieke Trinks (NL)
Ienke kastelein (NL)
Irina Danilova & Hiram Levy (US)
Isaac Chong (DE/HK)
Jeanette Joy Harris (US)
Jonathon Keats (US/IT)
Josh Schwebel (CAN)
Joyce Overheul (NL)
Julia Dahee Hong (CAN)
Lee Nutbean (GB)
Liam Herne (GB)
Marika & Leopard (RU/DE)
Mark F Beasley (US)
Mathias Will (DE)
Maureen Bachaus (NL)
Mikio Saito (JP)
naakita feldman-kiss & Roby provost Blanchard (CAN)
Nanne Muskens (BR)
Nico Parlevliet (NL)
Paul Money (GB)
Paul Shortt (US)
Peter Christenson (US)
Raluca Croitoru (RO)
Roekoe M (NL)
Royce Allen Hobbs (US)
Simon Farid (GB)
Tamar Banai (IL)
Thomas Geiger (AT)
Thomas Tajo (IN)
Vladimir Ivanov (BG)
Yvo van der Vat (NL)

 

Go support them on >Indiegogo< or (if you’re Dutch) on >Voordekunst<!

Design My Privacy @ Z33, Hasselt (BE)

Ohh, finally an update from my side!

Things have been rather hectic the last couple months: I moved to a new place, moved my studio (again…), and I started working on 2 new projects. Hence the silence on this blog.

Also my website needs a major update, but hey, I’m working on it! (;

One of the other things that have been going on behind the scenes is that the Design My Privacy exhibition (featuring my project Rogier) is travelling to Z33 in Hasselt, Belgium! Yay!

The show opens next Saturday at 19:30hr. Insert lazy copy-paste from the Z33 website:

27.03.2016 – 29.05.2016
Design my Privacy
Nowadays, we continually share data: a message via WhatsApp, a picture on Instagram, an update on Facebook or an e-mail through Gmail. With whom do we really share this data? And how can we make sure that our personal data stay strictly personal?
This exhibition addresses issues of online privacy and digital surveillance. Next to several historical examples of encrypting, ‘Design my Privacy’ also shows some surprising contemporary strategies by more than 35 young designers and artists to maintain control over our data.

PROGRAM OPENING NIGHT

7:30 p.m. Welcome
– Welcome speech by Igor Philtjens (Deputy of Culture of the Province of Limburg)
– Introduction by Jan Boelen (Artistic director Z33)
– Presentation publication ‘Design my Privacy’ by Mieke Gerritzen (Director MOTI)

20:00 – 22:00 Visit of the new exhibitions
also Toegepast 20

20:00 – 24:00 Reception

LOCATION: Z33 – house for contemporary art, Vleugel ’58, Zuivelmarkt 33, 3500 Hasselt. 

Free entrance

DPRK @ This Art Fair, Amsterdam

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My video DPRK will be shown at This Art Fair from 30th of December until the 3rd of January!

I’m looking forward to see you over there, I also created some very fancy postcards with stills from the video as gifts for visitors.

More info about the fair can be found >here<.

My participation in this fair is supported by the >Mondriaan Fund<.

Rogier @ Design My Privacy, MOTI Museum of the Image, Breda (NL)

On view until the 25th of January!

That’s plenty of time to go read the book at the museum, lol.

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Recap: Bring Your Own Beamer @ Tivoli Vreedenburg, Utrecht

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BYOB Utrecht 2015 was fun! I showed two videos that evening, the first performance video of 1000 CRANES and Untitled (for ☐topia).

Click >here< for more pictures!

Rogier @ Galerie ‘t Atrium, Zutphen

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Some photos of the opening day of Project Rogier at Galerie ‘t Atrium in Zutphen (NL)!

The exhibition wil run until the 30th of October.

I made the local newspapers 3 times, wow!

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Click on the read more tag for some more pictures!

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There is Absolutely No Cause for Alarm @ De Punt, Amsterdam

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Yep, that bright number is my work for this exhibition! ON AIR is a wifi tracking device that shows how many people in the space are traceable by the devices they’re carrying with them. It traced the visitors of both parts of the exhibition, both at De Punt and Studio Kepler. IT’S SUPER EFFECTIVE!

Click >here< to see more photos of this exhibition.

The Big Draw Nijmegen 2015 – Mood Conceptstore & Prikkels

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I was a participant of this year’s The Big Draw edition in Nijmegen, and I made drawings on the windows of Mood Conceptstore and Prikkels! Click on the read more tag to see some more photos.

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How I spent my grant #1

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You might have noticed that I recently received a Stipendium for Emerging Artists by the Mondriaan Fund. You have no idea how thankful I am for this. This grant is going to make so many things so much easier for the next couple years. Since it’s public money, I thought I might as well share with you how I spend your tax money.

You might wonder how I make money as an artist. I don’t really do so, actually, or at least not a lot. I already saw that one coming when I was in art school so I started to design and sell digital crochet patterns on multiple selling venues online, and through my personal website. This pays most of the bills. Next to that I make some money on hosting presentations about my work, or exhibition fees.

This income is enough to pay the bills and my studio rent, but if I have to save extra money to buy new equipment (hardware, software, you name it) next to developing new projects (which are also expensive, most of the time), it’s going to take a LOT of time before I can buy some hard needed things. These things, like for instance the new camera on top of this page, will last for years, and in the meantime it’s my goal to grow my company (art + crochet patterns) enough so I won’t have to rely on other sources of income anymore. That’s why I decided to apply for a grant.

Not all things I’m spending my grant on are very visible to the public. One of the first things I did was hiring two translators in order to translate the best selling crochet patterns into Spanish and German. This way I hope to expand my audience in the crochet pattern world and increase this passive income.

Next to that, I bought a beamer. A very nice Full-HD 4000 ansi lumen beamer. Since video projections have become a serious part of my portfolio, I didn’t want to rely on other people’s beamers with crap resolutions or crap contrasts.

Also, and this might sound kinda stupid, but I bought a folding bike. This actually wasn’t that expensive (160 euros), but it gives me the opportunity to skip using busses and other annoying public transport things in other places (everything but the train is annoying imho) and just bike from place to place right after I get out of the train.

Today I made my most expensive purchase so far: I bought a new camera, a decent microphone for filming and a new wide angle lens. I kinda fucked up my old camera when it comes down to shooting video when I made the 24H video project (24 hours real time film), and it started to show more and more signs of its approaching death. Also I didn’t have a decent microphone for filming yet, and I wanted to expand my lens gear: I already had a 18-200mm lens, the new one is 10-20mm. Which will be amazing when I have to shoot buildings. When filming in North Korea I found out right away that my current lens (18-200) wasn’t suitable enough for some monuments/buildings (and I immediately started thinking I already screwed up the entire project), so I want to save myself from any more stress like this in the future.

I bought my photography gear at Foto Grijpink, Nijmegen; thanks so much for your support! They have been supporting me for various projects already, it’s amazing!

Some snapshots from Noorderlicht Photography!

Here we go!

Special thanks goes to the Noorderlicht crew for making this exhibition look amazing, and the Mondriaan Fund for supporting my work!

There is Absolutely No Cause for Alarm @ De Punt, Amsterdam

There is Absolutely No Cause for Alarm is a visual collection of thoughts on the suppression of human freedoms expressed by emerging international artists Jan Adriaans, Ella de Burca, Aljaž Celarc, Ehsan Ul Haq, Phelim Hoey, Marge Monko, Joyce Overheul, Irina Popova, Dorian de Rijk, and Victoria Ushkanova. The exhibition offers a basis for further reflection on the subject of slavery, and the forms it took in the twentieth century and in modern day life.

“This is the historical reality of the soul, which, unlike the soul represented by Christian theology, is not born in sin and subject to punishment, but is born rather out of methods of punishment, supervision, and constraint.” wrote Foucault in Discipline and Punish: The birth of the Prison.

Within the current show artists are questioning these methods and the ways they have formally altered during the last hundred years starting from Roger Casement’s discoveries on human right abuses in Peru in 1911, and ending in our time when, to paraphrase Yanis Varoufakis, banks have the same threatful potential as tanks.

Venue: The exhibition will inhabit two spaces: De Punt and the neighboring newly opened Studio Kepler Amsterdam (Frans de Wollantstraat 82 and 84, Amsterdam)

Artists: Jan Adriaans, Ella de Burca, Aljaž Celarc, Ehsan Ul Haq, Phelim Hoey, Marge Monko, Joyce Overheul, Irina Popova, Dorian de Rijk, Victoria Ushkanova.

Vernissage:  18 September 2015, 17.00 – 22.00

Opening hours: 19 – 27 September 2015, Tuesday – Sunday, 12.00-18.00

Curator: Katia Krupennikova

This exhibition is part of Unseen Festival, a 10-day celebration of photography in Amsterdam. 

For this exhibition I’ll be making a new small work. This work will be realized with help of the Mondriaan Fund and WifiProfs.

WAMS #1: Data Rush @ Noorderlicht Fotofestival

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The Rogier project will be exhibited at the When Art Meets Science #1: Data Rush exhibition, as part of Noorderlicht Fotofestival in Groningen!

When Art Meets Science (WAMS) is organising a set of side events as part of the international fotofestival Noorderlicht. The theme of this year’s edition of the festival is “Data Rush”, exploring the tension between freedom and control, privacy and surveillance in the virtual world.

WAMS is organising an exhibition of objects and installations reflecting on the theme, a debate between scientists and artists on the theme and the relation between art and science in general, as well as a series of lectures exploring the theme from different perspectives.

The aim of the project ‘WAMS #1: Data Rush’ is to further increase the social awareness about these developments, and to boost both scientific and artistic developments in this domain.

WAMS has selected nine artists to exhibit their object and installations as part of the larger fotofestival Noorderlicht. The venue is the Old Sugar Factory, Energieweg 10, Groningen.

The following artists are part of this exhibition.

Recap: Diep Gaan @ Galerie Sanaa, AK47 @ Artspace Flipside

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So, the Diep Gaan exhibition ended well, with an artist talk (including me) on the 5th of July. It was incredibly hot at the gallery, at least half of the people (including me) looked like a sweaty mess, lol!

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I finished the last of my 1000 cranes on Thursday the 2nd. For all photos of all (yes, all) cranes, please view my instagram account @joyce1000cranes.

Also, the exhibition at Artspace Flipside ended on the 12th of July. Decent photos of the satin Kalashnikov I made will be online on my portfolio website soon!

Project Rogier @ Crypto Design Salon XL

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Tomorrow I’ll be having an artist talk at MOTI (Museum of the Image), Breda about the Rogier project.

There will be lots of other interesting guests as well, so feel free to drop by if you happen to be around Breda tomorrow evening.

The event starts at 19:30hr, entrance is free of charge.

Click here to go to the event on Facebook.

Cultural Sundays: The Battle

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This Sunday there’s another edition of Cultural Sundays in Utrecht!

This edition’s theme is The Battle, and I’ll be taking part in a talkshow at Galerie Sanaa (Jansdam 2, Utrecht). Other participants are philosopher Rob van Gerwen and sports psychologist Jan Huijbers. The talkshow starts at 15hr, hope to see you there!

Here‘s a link to the event on Facebook.

1000 cranes – update!

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So I’m currently working on a performance where I’ll fold 1000 cranes according to the Japanese tradition, and I just wanted to share some pictures with you. Things are going steady, and with 4 days of folding/working I already made the railing system to keep all birds up, and folded 172 birds. This might not seem like an awful lot, but the first birds went reeealllly slow, haha.

Keep track of my progress online via Instagram: @joyce1000cranes

Or drop by at Galerie Sanaa, Utrecht on Wednesdays ’til Sundays from 12 until 18hr!

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New work for ‘Diep Gaan’

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I’m currently working on a new performance piece for the ‘Diep Gaan’ exhibition, organized by LUCY in de lucht (click here to go to their website). I was wondering, since the theme of the exhibition is ‘going deep’, how it would feel to commit myself to something quite enduring, and probably also very boring from time to time. I’ve never done something like that before. (No, knitting a sweater doesn’t count.)

So that’s why I decided I’m going to fold 1000 origami cranes during the Diep Gaan exhibition at Galerie Sanaa (Utrecht, NL), which will be opening on Sunday the 7th of July!

Above you can see a photo of an unfolded crane, one of the first cranes I ever made, and below’s the logo of the exhibition project:

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The exhibtion project is quite huge: there will be lectures, talk shows, live performances and film screenings next to the exhibition at Galerie Sanaa! Hope to see you there!

Go to the website of LUCY to find more info on this subject.

Opening on the 29th of May: AK47 in Artspace Flipside, Eindhoven!

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Here I will show you the satin rifle I made, of which you could see a work-in-progress photo a couple blog posts earlier.

Some text from the press release:

The Kalashnikov is an iconic weapon. The silhouette is very recognizable, particularly due to the curved
magazine at the bottom. The efficiency and the ability to use it in almost all circumstances, makes the AK 47
a global symbol. Images abound from child soldiers to freedom fighters parading and posing for photos with
this machine gun. It has found its way onto flags and tattoos. Through its recognition, the image also serves
as a symbol against the established order. Time for reflection and discussion. How does an artist deal this
symbol?

Participating artists:
Stef Fridael, Anthony Kleinepier, GTVR, Victor Sonna, Joshua Rutgers, Lody van Dulken, Daniel Wechsler,
Nick J. Swarth, Sjoerd van Lankveld, Goof Salimans, Rient van Tiggelaar, Freek M. Willems, Lucia
Sotnikova, Imke Brunzema, Fieke van Berkom, Jordy Koevoets, Yosvany Malagon, Jan Willem Campmans,
Daniel Djamo, David Marszewski, Joseph Huot, Erik Vermeulen, Paul Verwilligen, Munne, Luk Sponselee,
Dennis Voorkennis, Robbert&Frank Frank&Robbert, Art van Triest, Joyce Overheul, Sierk van Meeuwen,
Tom Velthuis, Toos Nijssen, Grafische Ongehoorzaamheid and Klaus Pinter

Official Opening: Friday 29th of May 2015, starting at 20hr.

Exhibition: 30th of May-12th of July 2015
Opening hours: Sat/Sun/Wed 13-17hr, or schedule an appointment via ak47@kolonne.nl
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/384973805038440/
website: http://www.artspaceflipside.nl/agenda.html