Above: sneak peek of a new work!
YOUNG UTRECHT DELIGHT
Galerie Sanaa presents Young Utrecht Delight. Showing the combined but diverse work of young HKU alumni. Jessica Skowroneck shows pure paintings that radiates with light. RaQuel van Haver is interested in the interaction and abrasion between identity, background and ethnicity. Guy Vording looks for photographs and texts that almost always have to do with events where the control is lost. In the sculptural paintings of Cecilia Rebergen she searches for the boundaries of the painted object. Joyce Overheul creates and manipulates human behavior and confronts people with their own actions through multiple media. Benine du Toit analyses tensions, emotion and reluctance toward one another in South Africa. Mariaan van den Berg focuses on adaptability through her spacial works. The work of Robert Roest is visually rooted in both the contemporary world of new media as in the history of painting.
Opening: 28th of April, 16:00hr. Galerie Sanaa, Jansdam 2, Utrecht (NL).
New work for a new exhibition! The new work will be posted somewhere the next couple weeks :3
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The Norwich Dandies present ‘Nasty Women Norwich’
Programme of Events
“Nasty Women is a global art movement 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. With over forty fundraising art exhibitions taking place around the United States and abroad, Nasty Women Exhibitions also serve to support organisations defending these rights and to be a platform for organisation and resistance.”
The Norwich Dandies present ‘Nasty Women Norwich’, An 8 day Pop-Up exhibition in collaboration with One Billion Women Rising, Norwich Rising & Nasty Women International. Based in the Norwich Undercroft with a special Norwich Rising Flash Mob dance & day event outside the Norwich Forum.
Festival period: 10 – 17 February 2018
Opening Times: Mon – Fri, 11am – 3pm
Sat, 10am – 6pm
Sun 11am – 4pm
Venue: The Norwich Undercroft is located at the top of the Norwich Markets directly beneath the war memorial outside City Hall.
Price: All events and activities throughout NASTY WOMEN are FREE excluding Palm Reading sessions for a suggested donation
We are welcoming: everyone of any gender or background
Ethos: The festival space will be a safe space to enjoy yourselves, see and make art and meet people.
My plant (the one I made for MILK/This Art Fair) will be part of this exhibition. All works works will remain on view for two weeks.
‘ALLES KOMT GOED’
In the summer of 2016 Atelier014 first opened its doors in the Hardebollenstraat.
Something over 1.5 years, 26 exhibitions, many experiences and LOTS OF FUN later, we have to leave our space.
Unsure about our future, but certain of our goal: keep offering an experimental platform to artists in Utrecht.
To make our last month(s) count, we are transforming Atelier014 into an Artists Club.
A meeting place for artists and creatives to network and exchange ideas.
‘ALLES KOMT GOED’ is a mass exhibition in the Artists Club, showing work of over 30 artists. Let’s make some noise !
It’s about time.
This weekend there are three exhibitions featuring my work:
Utrecht Down Under opened on Friday,
Contemporary art in Utrecht’s warf cellars, various locations around Oudegracht
On view until September 10th
Cruising by Night opened yesterday,
On view until September 9
And last but not least, opening today is Fotoroute Den Helder. My work will be on view at Galerie Windkracht13 and some smaller works of mine are featured at the WinWin Kabinet of Kunsthal 45. The Kunsthal, where I was an artist in residence this summer, is also part of the tour. You can visit the Fotoroute until the 1st of October.
It’s been awfully quiet on this blog for the last couple months…. but fear not! There’s no reason to worry. I’ve just been awfully busy.
Today I finished an artist-in-residence project at Kunsthal45 in Den Helder (NL) where I made an entirely new work, a naval mine made from transparent organza as part of my soft series. The project will be on view until the 13th of August at the Kunsthal.
Lots of events are coming up meanwhile and after this exhibition, among which:
– Nasty Women Exhibition in Mexico at the Museo Memoria y Tolerancia in Mexico City,
– Utrecht Down Under in (of course) Utrecht,
– And my work will be part of the annual Fotoroute at Windkracht 13 Gallery, Den Helder.
For an extensive overview of all my future plans, please see my >website<
For now, here are some photos of the freshly finished naval mine. The results are really nice, the colours look different from every angle.
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.
This light box with photo will be on view during Prospects & Concepts (powered by the Mondriaan Fund) at Art Rotterdam! Yay!
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!
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…
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
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!
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)
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.
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!
Click on the read more tag for some more pictures!
Here we go!
Special thanks goes to the Noorderlicht crew for making this exhibition look amazing, and the Mondriaan Fund for supporting my work!
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!
…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..).
Sad, depressed rifle.
Two days ago I heard I have received a Stipendium Program for Emerging Artists, granted by the Mondriaan Fund!! I’m so happy it almost hurts!
Something about the Mondriaan Fund:
“The Mondriaan Fund is a publicly financed fund for visual art and cultural heritage. It supports innovative projects and activities by visual artists, intermediaries (curators and critics), museums and other heritage organizations, art institutions, archives, galleries and commissioning parties. All grants are awarded with a view to promoting the production and presentation of relevant Dutch visual art and heritage in the Netherlands and abroad, where a commercial market is (yet) undeveloped.”
This will make so many things so much easier in the near future. I was saving money to buy a professional video camera and decent projector but it was taking way too long and it really started to hold me down when exhibiting new projects with non-decent equipment…. So this will be really, really helpful! Also I want to use a part of the stipend to hire translators for my web shops, so my self-generated income will expand in the near future as well.
I’ll keep you posted on which projects will be realized during the year I receive this stipend through my personal website and this blog.
Click >here< to go to the Mondriaan Fund’s website.
My work has been selected to be part of the upcoming UtrechtDownUnder exhibition in the city centre of Utrecht (NL). Two years ago the exhibition was held in the cellars of the Oudegracht (canals) in Utrecht, this year the exhibition will be held in the freshly deserted Wolvenplein prison.
Yesterday I went there to have a look at the location and it was very very awesome!
After the break you can see some more photos.
UtrechtDownUnder: Onder Controle (Under Control)
1st-31st of May 2015
Wolvenplein 1, Utrecht (NL)
Click >here< to go to UtrechtDownUnder’s website.
Last weekend was the presentation of the SWOOF x DPRK lamp by Yudo Design!
Yudo Design has created an interactive led table lamp which you can operate with hand movements. They often collaborate with artists and designers to create new skins, the replaceable outer part of the lamp, so lamp owners can easily change the appearance of their lamps themselves. This weekend the lamp will also be on display (and for sale) at NEST at the Hoog Catharijne shopping mall, at the Seats2Meet venue.
Here’s a video on how the SWOOF design works:
Upcoming Thursday I’ll be having a chat about the DPRK project at Pecha Kucha Night at Het Huis, Utrecht!
The idea of a Pecha Kucha presentation is that you have 20 images and only talk for 20sec about each of them, so I tweaked the idea a bit and I’m going to show you 20 short clips of 20sec each of the video I made when I was in North Korea!
Above you can see a film still of one of the shots that will be included in the presentation. 🙂
Check out the Pecha Kucha website over >here<, there’s also a Facebook event. In preparation to this presentation, the DPRK project page on my portfolio website will be updated tomorrow, so I’ll also drop a link over here once I’ve finished working on that.
Hope to see you on Thursday!!
Upcoming exhibition at City Campus MAX: Urban Paradise
Opening: 10th of October, 19:00hr. On view until the 2nd of November (only open on weekends from 13:00-17:00hr).
Participating artists: Thera Clazing, Daniëlle Frenken, Ivor Helberg, Joyce Overheul, Robert Roest, Yentl van Stokkum, Mayke Verhoeven.
Hope to see you there! 🙂
Tomorrow the video I made about the DPRK will be on view for the first time ever at the Bring Your Own Beamer event, hosted by SETUP MediaLab at TivoliVredenburg in Utrecht (NL).
The fun starts at 19:30hr, so be there..!
SETUP also made a video about me and the DPRK project, which you can watch >over here<.
In case you wonder: yes, I do own an awful lot of scratching posts, and yes, that is a picture which has an Instagram… If you’re on Instagram, feel free to follow me, by the way. (:
This week I’m a participating artist at The Big Draw in Nijmegen (NL), a festival about drawing.
I’ll be drawing shit at two locations this week; today I made a small series of drawings at the Valkhof Museum, since the drawing over there had to be finished before the festival starts (which is tomorrow), and from tomorrow until Sunday I’ll draw something on the window of the Dromaai.
Today I made some drawings about my trip to the DPRK. I still have to take decent photos, so until that point you’ll have to look at my wacky phone photos…
Click on ‘continue reading’ for some more pictures.
Hey y’all! I’m back from the DPRK! Safe and sound.
I can say it was the most peculiar trip I ever went on…!
One of the most noticeable things: the food we got on the Air Koryo plane from Beijing to Pyongyang was a hamburger, lol.
I can also say I was there for a reason: I was there to shot new footage for a new video installation project! More about that next week, but for now, above you can see Pyongyang at night. Below you can see a huge drawing I just started, Pyongyang school girls, it’s going to be approx. 300x150cm in size.
…I’m just REALLY busy. Hence it’s a bit quiet over here.
I moved in my new studio in Utrecht last week, and I’m still working on moving all my stuff to my new work space. Or work spaces, actually, since my new studio has 3 separate rooms in total.
It’s fucking huge.
Some pictures (of course, they’re panorama shots so the walls look a bit funky):
I’m a sucker for gadgets. That said, it was only a question of time before I got myself a decent mono pod. The one I used before came from some crappy eBay store and was a bit too large to drag around all the time (didn’t fit in any bag or suitcase properly), so that kinda sucked ass…
Foto Grijpink, located in Nijmegen, NL has helped me out with my photography gear before (for instance with the 24H project) and they were happy to help my out on today’s mono pod quest as well! Thanks again guys for your support!
This fancy carbon mono pod is a Sirui P-326 by the way, and it’s really, really light weight (only 400 grams), and it fits in even my smaller backpacks without any problems. Can’t wait to use this baby for picture taking or filming! (:
This afternoon I’ll be giving an artist talk-lecture-thing about my Rogier project at Kunstenlab, Deventer (NL). Start: 15:00hr. It’s also the last day the exhibition is open for public, so if you’re around, feel free to go and have a look!
It was a busy, busy week in Amsterdam. The presentation of the games in the live radio show was quite successful. Video documentation was made, also quite successfully. I’m a happy camper!
More material will be online soon.
Click on ‘read more’ for a shitload of pictures.
Opening: 4th of April, 17:00hr.
DE KIJKDOOS is proud to host solo exhibition Rogier by Joyce Overheul.
DE KIJKDOOS COMMENT by Suzie Herman & Janneke van der Vloed.
Rogier shared so much about himself online that it was possible to base a novel on it.
DE KIJKDOOS would be pleased to see you at the opening on Friday 4th April 2014 at 5pm till 7pm.
Reading out loud by Joyce Overheul at 6pm
The book will be available for a great price!
Yesterday two groups of school students visited the ‘Watching (over) me’ exhibition at Kunstenlab, Deventer (NL) as part of their educational programme, and made some assignments considering the displayed art projects.
Some of my works are part of the project: 24H, Rogier and Merging Spaces. Click >here< for some more pictures of the exhibition. PICTURES, BABY!
Click >here< to go to Kunstenlab’s website. ‘Watching (over) me’ is still on view until the 13th of April.
New work online: a photo of one of my Walther Plush5’s with a model.
Walther Plush5 is a site specific work I made for Festival de Basis, Soesterberg (NL) in 2013. It’s a crochet replica of one of the current handguns of the Dutch police force, on a 1:1 scale.
The theme of the entire festival was ‘war and peace’, hence the toy guns….
Walther Plush5 has an edition of five. Click >here< to go to the project’s webpage on my portfolio website. (link opens in a new window)
From the 7th of the 11th of April I’ll be an artist in residence (kinda) at De Torenkamer (“the tower chamber”), a short period AIR program by Opium op 4 (a Dutch radio show) in a studio in Amsterdam.
For a week I’ll stay at a studio in Amsterdam and make something new, and every day between 23:00h and 24:00h a short radio interview will be held about my progress of that day. On the very last day the work I made will be presented somewhere outside the studio (can’t remember exactly where, atm).
Click >here< to go to the Opium op 4 website, and also see the works and blog posts of current and former participants. (link opens in a new window)
Not only the Rogier project will be on view at the exhibition about privacy at Kunstenlab, Deventer (NL), but also Merging Spaces and 24H! That’s a nice development!
Click on ‘more’ if you want to know more about the projects that will be shown at the exhibition.
…got mentioned in a blog post. Whooptidoo!
Go read it over >here<.
(Unfortunately for the non-Dutchies, the blog post is in Dutch only.)
Yes, I’m calling the then 17-year-old Rogier a project now. The former title in Dutch wasn’t really working for me anymore. ‘De drie maanden uit het leven van Rogier’, similar to the title of the book, didn’t really do the trick on my website anymore.
I was doing a google search via Safari (where I’m not logged in on any Google- or other account) and came across this blog post by Irene about my project:
I like it! She really understood the project from what I read in the blog post, which is always nice. I haven’t come across hateful blog posts yet, by the way (but lots of Tweets with mild threats).
(Unfortunately for the non-Dutch readers, the blog post is in Dutch only)
I’m happy to announce my work has been selected for the Unnoticed Art Festival! Which work I’ll be showing still remains a secret.
Some info from the website:
“In the spring of 2014 222lodge will be organising a festival for Unnoticed Live Art.
The festival for Unnoticed Art balances on the line between public and private. It shows artworks hiding in normality. The language, used to express the works, fits in the average social behaviour in public space and, because of that, will probably remain unnoticed to bystanders.
The location and dates of the festival will remain secret. That way the passers-by will be accidental and without knowledge of the occasion. They have their own aims, their own occupations, their own thoughts.
After the festival a manifestation will be organised and a book will be published. This will of course be announced clearly.”
They’re still looking for volunteers, so if you want to help: please go to the website and send them an email! 🙂