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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!

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

Meanwhile in the studio….

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…headaches, backaches, any possible aches… long days, short nights…. (and ugly photoshop, as you can see above.)

But the new sculptural piece for the AK47 exhibition is ALMOST finished! Whoohoo!
It’s going to be an extended, kinda over the top version of the Walther Plush5 I made in 2013 for Festival de Basis in Soesterberg (NL). The Kalashnikov-themed exhibiition will be held at Artspace Flipside, Eindhoven (NL), opening on the 29th of May.

Yesterday I almost tore the entire thing apart when I started to stuff it, which brought me on the verge of a mental breakdown, but luckily it didn’t come this far… The pink satin is a real bitch to work with, but it’s going to look very pretty in the end! The rifle is stuffed with roasted sesame seeds (don’t ask..).

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Sad, depressed rifle.