The best-known pop artists have now become institutionalized and succeed in attracting a large audience to art. And although no longer as shocking as in the 1960s, the themes of those days continue to inspire contemporary artists in their work. In this exhibition we show four artists who, in their use of materials, themes and messages, stand in the tradition of pop art.
In our new permanent location we will be showing our favourite artists to give you a taste of what to expect in our gallery the coming years. Participating artists: Sam Andrea, Marijke van Seters, Eleonora Stol, Anton Martineau, Kyra Sacks, Laura Andalou, Johan Kleinjan, Floor van het Nederend, Iris Haverkamp Begemann & Kiri Mioki.
During this Art Fair, the works of Laura Andalou, Floor van het Nederend and Lonneke van der Palen – three contemporary artists who in their work search for mysterious elements in real or unreal societies – are presented in the fictional reception parlour of an old Duke from the 19th century. The space is filled with reminders of his journeys around the world. With these artworks he has brought the world he can no longer roam into his own home, enabling his mind to keep on exploring.
For China Pavilion 2018 we organized an exhibition at VondelCS about artist and illustrator Johan Kleinjan, who has developed a special relationship with China. In de Torenkamer of VondelCS he made a work about Chinese culture that was shown together with his series Chinezen die chinezen during China Pavilion in the Winter Garden of VondelCS.
In this exhibition local artists reflect on the neighbourhood they live in. The paintings of Kyra Sacks contain silent witnesses and reminders of what once was. The installations and sculptures of Claire Begheyn are monuments for our desire for nature. Towers of natural materials and found pieces of furniture form a city inhabited by the memories of abandoned objects. The exhibition is part of De maand van de geschiedenis and Open Ateliers Nieuwmarkt (10 & 11 November)
At Art Date you will experience an evening about the love for art, art about love and maybe art will help you find love. A performance about heartbreak, a giant painting of an orgy, an art historical lecture on the extraordinary love lives of artists, a quiz and the chance to meet the love of your life, during this evening you are having a date with art.
Iris Haverkamp Begemann investigates social conventions and human behavior in her photographs of outcasts and flamboyant types. Her main themes are equality between people and the bizarre ways humans treat the nature around them. Her camera is a weapon that humorously shows her thoughts about life and all its strange passers. During Down and Out Down Under, Iris sells photos to finance her next project in the Australian Outback.
During the event fifteen artists offered their painting, drawing or photo up ‘for sale’. Visitors got the chance to make a bid with anything you can possibly think of except for money! What about a stay in your second home, your extra bike, a home-cooked four-course dinner or a blue diamond? What do you have to offer?
Galerie Fleur en Wouter is pleased to announce a new exhibition: Wild Beasts, new talent in painting. In this exhibition we will present four upcoming artists who work in the same medium. With the artists we will investigate how one can still work in a 'slow' medium such as painting in an area where 'fast' media such as photography and film are becoming more and more popular in art, as well as daily life. Sam Andrea, Renske van Enckevort, Niklas Hallman and Olivier Schimmel all react to this trend in a different way.
Anton Martineau and Eleonora Stol are soulmates. They both find inspiration in themes such as passion, lust, poetry and the tango. Both artists have always gone their own way. Martineau, for example, wouldn’t link himself to the famous CoBrA group. This has left the artists with a unique position in the contemporary Dutch art scene. During the exhibition we present work on paper and canvas. Edwin Becker, head of exhibitions at the Van Gogh Museum, will perform the opening