I’m a terrible person not updating this blog very often…. but I’m giving it my best shot, again. But hey, here’s some great news! This Saturday, tomorrow!, on the 7th of September my solo show Sounds Familiar will open at Lauwer gallery in The Hague, NL!!
With works I made during my stay at the Aria Residency in Iran, works I made as a follow-up of my stay in Iran, some soft weapons and some naked bums. Plenty of art for all!
Yes, I’ve finished a new tapestry! Based on one of the street photos I took during my visit to Tehran, Iran.
The tapestry and photos from a brand new photo series (‘Men of Quality’) will be on view until the 26th of May. Below you can also see the banner I made in Iran which was used to take photos on the streets with passersby. The banner is made entirely by hand, its letters exist out of beadwork. All fabrics used for the banner were purchased in Tehran, Iran.
Please note the order’s totally random.
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.
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.
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!
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…)
Above: the workspace program at Prospects & Concepts,
Below: the sign Patty Morgan puts up when they borrow an artwork for their Boardroom Sessions.
Above: and last what actually should have gone first: a photo of the grand opening.
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
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.
Thank nothing-up-there that my agenda isn’t empty! I’m always afraid of the big ol’ scary empty agenda, large white sheets filled with…. absolutely nothing. *insert horror sound over here, please*
Above: the installation at CC: Casco Concreet
12th of January – 2nd of February: CC: Casco Concreet, Utrecht, The Netherlands
So, first of all there’s still a work of mine on view at CC: Casco Concreet in Utrecht. That will run until the 2nd of February, so if you haven’t been there yet, make sure you go to Utrecht asap! (At least on a Wednesday or Sunday, since the exhibition space is open those two days.) The work that’s on view there are the documentation videos of the IT project. Next Wednesday I’ll be there myself too, from 15:30 until 19:00h. There you can also see one of the most pretty chairs in the world, the vintage Gispen chair I inherited from my grandmother.
31st of January-2nd of February: TWK #4, Utrecht, The Netherlands
I’ve donated some parts of works and documentation to the Tijdelijke KunstWinkel #4 in Utrecht (temporary art store). In this pop up art store you can buy art for only 10 euros, and best of it all: all of that 10 euros will go to charity! This year we’re raising money for clean drinking water in Cameroon, the Manganjo project of LiveBuild.
I won’t tell you yet which of my works will be available for purchase, that’s a surprise! (Or go to the temporary art store, of course!)
20th of February-13th of April: Kunstenlab, Deventer, The Netherlands
The Rogier project will be on view here. Yoohoo! The date of the opening isn’t known yet, but as soon as I’ve got more info, I’ll let you know.
27th-30th of March: u topia, Collectief Derde Wal, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
For this exhibition I’m developing at least 1 project concept, and hopefully I’ll be able to finish a new documentary-style video for the show itself too. I still don’t feel like sharing too much about these two new things, but as you can already guess, it will have something to do with the theme ‘utopia’.
So, as you can see there are quite some things coming up…. Yay, no empty agenda!
Update (26/01): My work has also been selected for the Unnoticed Art Festival. Yoohoo!
Sometimes you forget to do stuff…. And sometimes you forget to update your website properly for.. 3 years? And yep, that’s what I did.
So I was stuck at home waiting for my flu to go taunt someone else, and I decided to build myself a new website. You know, those boring jobs that can take days… And that’s probably also the reason I didn’t update my previous website that often, and when I did it, I didn’t really do a good job.
Here it is, tahdahdaaah! Go have a look: www.j-o-y-c-e.com (link opens in a new window)
Short summary: less text, more and larger images, less unnecessary shit… 🙂
Since websites are still these organic things that keep on changing and changing, feel free to let me know what you think of this update! Feel free to share your suggestions for future updates or minor changes.
Yesterday evening I was a guest at Dutch talk show Knevel & Van de Brink, I was there to talk about my new project ‘De drie maanden uit het leven van Rogier’ (‘The three months out of the life of Rogier’).
As some of you know I design crochet patterns to raise money for my art projects and to pay my bills. And food. And basically almost everything else.
After setting up several web shops on platforms Etsy, Ravelry and others, I finally managed to make one general website of my pattern designs. Feel free to check it out:
The web shop part isn’t live yet, I still need to figure things out to make it completely automatized so I don’t have to worry anymore about mailing out digital patterns or invoices.
In the end I hope to become completely independent as an artist, which will provide me tons of freedom and the best opportunities to create art projects with no interference of third parties at all. I believe every kind of censorship starts with interference, and therefore interference of f.i. governments or institutions where any kind of accountability is wanted from their side, should be avoided as much as possible.
So: independence, here we come! 🙂