"All aboard the SuperTessel Battleship"

Tessel Bruhl

Opening: Friday 14 September 19h00-23h00 (start 19:30)
Interactive lecture by Simone van Saarloos
& Fashion Show with models from house of Vineyard
 
Exhibition open:
15 - 23 September 12h00 – 17h00
Finissage: Sun 23 September, 15h00– 17h00
 
Special events: 15, 22, 23 September (see info below)
 
Location:
NEVERNEVERLAND at de Punt
Frans de Wollantstraat, 1018 SC Amsterdam
 
NEVERNEVERLAND is proud to present "All aboard the SuperTessel Battleship", solo show of Amsterdam artist Tessel Bruhl.
 
On 14th of September 2018 Dutch artist Tessel Brühl  will transform the exhibition space of NEVERNEVERLAND, creating an intergalactic battleship. This battleship contains an exhibition that is dedicated to visualise the invisible struggle for equality. All visitors are recruited and will prepare for their own battle, whether that is gender equality, racial equality or anything else that divides us. The exhibition consists of a large installation, costumes, sound, video, performances and workshops.

“ The NEVERNEVERLAND gallery will be the headquarters from which I recruit the public for the fight. I invite the public to participate in workshops and physical interaction with the installation; to train for a more equal world.
All the works I make in my practice as an artist are included in the Super Tessel universe. A dimension in which reality is stretchable and dreams become wearable.
Do you want more dept and reflection? Then come listen to lectures , and performances or join workshops by artists, philosophers, scientists and designers. With writer Simone van Saarloos and  Amber Ambiance Vineyard with the House of Vineyard. Warriors from the Super Tessel army will make a contribution, such as Roospeee and Julia Veldman c.”

“My name is Tessel Bruhl, but people also call me Super Tessel. The super powers that I have are in my hands. Super hands with which I have created a universe full of color, made of spandex.”

Event Calendar

Saturday 15 September - The Meeting 17:00 - 21:00
An all girls Networkwhere woman share their experiences and tips and tricks about working in the creative industry.
Free, RSVP @ tessel@tesselbruhl.nl

Saturday 22 September - Get ready for battle/ Every revolution starts with a Movement 12:00 - 17:00
Interactive lectures and bootcamp
a workshop and interactive lecture where we together will discover how to train and fight the evil villains that keep society captive. How can we use our physical bodies to destroy the structures that keep inequality in place. After a week of fighting there will be a Sunday afternoon in the focus of self care.
free entrance

Sunday 23 september - Take care11:00 - 15:00
Treatments, Thai Yoga Massage, Acupuncture and Cupping
Limited availability, see Facebook event
free entrance
Finissage 15:00 - 17:00


 

The Exhibition "All aboard the SuperTessel Battleship" is supported by Amsterdam Funds for the Arts

 


LETTERS FROM PARADISE

Yaima Carrazana

Opening: Fri 22 June, 19h00 - 23h00

Opening Cocktail - performance by Loidys Carnero

 

Public lecture: Fri 29 June by curator Stephanie Noach

door open: 19h00

lecture start:19h30

Free entrance

 

Exhibition open: 22 June -01 July, 12h00 – 17h00


Finissage: Sun 01 July, 15h00– 17h00

 

Location: NEVERNEVERLAND at de Punt

Frans de Wollantstraat 84, 1018 SC Amsterdam

 

NEVERNEVERLAND is proud to present “Letters from Paradise”, a new solo exhibition with Amsterdam-based Cuban artist Yaima Carrazana.

 

The paintings streamline the particular psychology and ideology of institutional color palettes. The works explore large format canvasses using oil paint. Gradients, transparencies and color interference's predominate, as well as harmonious combinations. Wondering thru illusory spaces, perhaps bureaucracy-free and creating a heaven for optimism. For the artist “Letters from Paradise” summarizes several years trying to figure out “the good life” in a foreign country. Carrazana allow herself the freedom to use governmental Dutch color codes from her own perspective as a foreigner. The work’s provocation lies in its seeming open-endlessness, its refusal to assert a closure of meaning and the possibility to expand a private experience into a public one.

 

The presented paintings appropriate and re-articulate the meticulous design of the Dutch government, reaching out to the government-wide corporate identity. These works are a culmination of Yaima’s previous works; from “Declaration letters” taken from designs of the Ministry of Justice, Tax and Customs Administration (Belastingdienst), and documents regarding her immigration status in the Netherlands, to “Foreign Affairs”, inspired by a wide range of bureaucratic sources. For “Foreign Affairs”, Carrazana appropriates the color palette used by this Ministry for its graphic communication.

 

About public Lecture:

Curating at Cuba’s eBay for the Twelfth Havana Biennial

In this presentation Stephanie Noach will reflect on the virtual exhibition Handmade Twitting which she curated with the Cuban curator Beatriz Gago for the Twelfth Havana Biennial: Between the Idea and the Experience (2015). Bringing together Cuban artists living inside and outside Cuba, this exhibition responded to recent changes in Cuba’s economy and took place at the online auction and shopping website Revolico.

 

Stephanie Noach curates, teaches and writes. Recent exhibitions include Delta. A Narrated Exhibition (book-exhibition to be presented at diverse institutions in Europe and the Americas), 89 nights (Museo de Antioquia, Medellin), Behave Yourself (Fábrica de Arte Cubano, La Habana), Sin Oficio Ni Beneficio (Twelfth Havana Biennial), I Would Prefer Not To (Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam), and An Exhibition Without Spectators (Eleventh Havana Biennial). She taught and lectured at multiple institutions in Europe and the Americas, amongst them Casa Tres Patios (Medellin), Centro de Desarrollo de las Artes Visuales (La Habana), Laboratoiresd’Aubervilliers (Paris), La Polaca (Lima), Lugar a Dudas(Cali), New York University, Rietveld Academie(Amsterdam), Universidade de Lisboa, and the University of Arts of Cuba (Havana). Her articles have been published in journals and she has edited and written various catalogues; these include: Arte Cubano, Fundación de Arte Cubano, Havana Biennial, Metropolis M, Papeles de Cultura Contempóranea(Universidad de Granada), Nexo (New York University), Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam, and Museo de Antioquia. She is currently exploring the potentialities of darkness as a PhD student in Art History and Latin American Studies at Leiden University.

 

 

About the artist:

Yaima Carrazana (Santiago de Cuba, 1981).

Trained initially as a painter at the San Alejandro National Academy of Arts. Carrazana moves freely among various media and formats such as painting, video, performance and installation. Throughout this range of media, Carrazana’s work stands out for the way it engages in a highly informed yet frequently irreverent dialogue with the history and discourse of contemporary art. Creating work that explores the unstable limits between what is considered art and what is not, Carrazana weaves a delicate web of commentary on the contexts political, cultural, gender-based – that determine the way art is received and interpreted in today’s globalized art world.

Her work has been exhibited in the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, US in 2017, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Havana, CU in 2014, Wilhelm-Hack-Museum, Ludwigshafen am Rhein, DE in 2012, Kunsthal KAdE. Amersfoort, NL, 2012, 12th Istanbul Biennial in 2011, the Haifa Museum of Modern Art, Mudam-Luxembourg, the Fondation Cartier, the 2011 Liverpool Biennial, the 2008 Gwangju Biennial and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, JP. In 2011 she completed two years’ residency program at the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam.

 


UNDER CONTROL _double show

Cesar Brun

Delano Paul Mac Andrew

Opening: 09 June, 19h00 - 23h00


Exhibtion open: 09 -17 June, 12h00 – 17h00


Finissage: Sun 17 June, 15h00– 17h00

 

Location: NEVERNEVERLAND at de Punt

Frans de Wollantstraat 84, 1018 SC Amsterdam

 

NEVERNEVERLAND is excited to present ‘UNDER CONTROL double show'
Two artist Cesar Brun and Delano Paul Mac Andrew who are both showing their works at the same time; sculptures and drawings, One, inspired by the use of analyzing programs who are registering our emotional state and use of the mouse while watching commercials online. The other in his objects, deals with the interface between chair (as a tool) and visual object, between the applied and the autonomous arts. He has therefore chosen 'the chair shape' as the basis.

 

Cesar Brun:

Glass panels veiled, lights come through.

There is the king of fallen leaves who look at the sunset, over the ocean.

-"who's watching?"

The reception office demon briefly salute him.

Fallen leaves, King looks away but he is quickly brought to his knees, fed with fire snakes by another demon employee.

-"Haha, classic" one whisper in the crowd.

Back at the ocean, the sun is still up, a sail turn over.

|1Il O0

Here and there.

The sail's movements are monitored by Neuro-ID. Erratic and smooth, perhaps it's the wind, the lack of attention, the sailor's anxiety, or confidence. Decisions or lack thereof, it's recorded anyway, through scripts. It's 2016 already, meaning will be found in these movements.

 

God must be bored.

We need to entertain,

ask things someone never asked Him before.

 

Fallen leaves king gets up and walks through the ways. The Elephant stops laughing and point at him where to go, three more stages, or nine, eighteen? Can't tell.

 

Veiling reflections arise again.

 

Delano Paul Mac Andrew:

Man is sitting when he thinks he is sitting.

Sitting - it seems like a simple and even universal act. Yet there is a rich variety of seating types in the world; culture, social distinction, man-woman role patterns: all things that influence the way of sitting of the individual person.

This diversity is the starting point for the visual project Sitting in the Arts.

In particular, they are postures from various social classes and cultures that are depicted in the objects of Delano Paul Mac Andrew. Not only the sitting posture is important; also the context that sticks to it, such as all the rules and rituals that are inextricably linked to the sitting position in question. 

Especially the unsupported sitting postures from certain African and Asian cultures form an inspiring guideline for him.

 

 

 

About the artist:

César Brun, born in Paris, France, currently working and living in Amsterdam. He has a bachelor and master in fine art from Ecole de Recherche Graphique (BE).

Recently he graduated from the fine art program of Sandberg Instituut Master of Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam. César Brun is a multidisciplinary artist with drawing as a main media. His practice drifted from a dislocation of linear perspective in Renaissance paintings, in order to sustain a form of indecisiveness, to later expand into territories based on digital and esoteric cultures. Amongs others he had solo and group exhibitions in places such as Ten Haaf Projects (Amsterdam, NL), Wiels (Brussels, BE) and Palais de Tokyo (Paris, FR).

 

Delano Paul Mac Andrew has Amsterdam as a living and working base. He works both two - and three - dimensional, often in an abstract figurative manner. Themes in his visual objects are mostly translations of a socio-cultural context; whether it is sources of inspiration as sitting postures in various cultures, or the use of the word APE for African Americans. The globalized society offers constant (visual) material that asks for critical comments. Delano often uses textile materials and techniques in his objects, but occasionally also makes trips to hard materials such as MDF.

Mac Andrew studied monumental design at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague, and textile teaching methods at the teacher training of the Inholland University of Applied Sciences.

 


NOMADIC PICNIC

by DAY

Exhibition open:
Friday 01 June:  19h00 – 23h00 (DJ from 20h30-23h00)
Saturday 02 June: 17h00– 19h00 (Foodperformance)
Sunday 03 June: 17h00– 19h00 (Foodperformance)

Reservations and tickets for the meal 18+
Until Thursday 31 June by sending email to: daycollective@gmail.com

**: (If you have any food allergies, please mention them in the mail)

 

There are two ways to join:

--> to have a meal

--> to watch

 

Ticket price:
Regular 15 Euro
Student 12 Euro

 

Location: NEVERNEVERLAND at de Punt

Frans de Wollantstraat 84, 1018 SC Amsterdam

 

NEVERNEVERLAND is excited to present ‘NOMADIC PICNIC'

DAY is a unit of time. it is defined as 86 400 seconds. DAY has several different spans of time based rotations of the Earth around its axis. Within these spans DAY often inhabits and activates the spaces. DAY uses them as a tool to reflect on space such as well as a current social enviroment and to let go coded behaviours. Work of DAY is crossing bounderies of a maker and a viewer and draws new interpersonal relations. It's intension is to challenge thoughts and emotions by creating a physical, mental and spacial experience.

 

About the Artist:

Dorotha Radzimirska and Yulia Ratman (both based in Amsterdam) graduated from the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in 2016. For both it was a second studies. Dorotha Radzimirska has a background in social and cultural science & multicultural education and Yulia Ratman in graphic design and illustration. Their practice combine live works, moving image and cared forms.


NOTE: There will be a video registration, this project is a social research.

Supported by Amsterdam Fund for the Arts 

 


SKINNING UTOPIAS: Immersion

Arthur Guilleminot

Opening: Thursday 31 May 19h00-23h00

 

Exhibition open:

Sat 02 June – Sun 03 June, 12h00 – 17h00

Finissage: Sun 03 June, 15h00– 17h00

 

Location:
NEVERNEVERLAND, Losdok
Veemkade 570, 1019 BL  Amsterdam

 

NEVERNEVERLAND invites young national and international artist to come and work and research for a period of 5 weeks in Amsterdam South-East.
In addition to this we organize workshops based on the practice of the Artist in Residence given by the artist or other artists we invite especially for the workshops at De Nachtegaal, residency of NEVERNEVERLAND.

Artist Arthur Guilleminot is concluding his seven weeks in residency in an exhibition Skinning Utopias : Immersion.

 

Through interactive installations, uncanny companions, creepy objects and sexy wearables, you are invited to decorticate the topic of skin. Skinning Utopias questions identities as they are conceived nowadays, complexions as they are peeled and sexuality as it is feared.

We invite you to enter a place where you need to touch, to cuddle,

to experience...

 

About the Artist:

Arthur Guilleminot is born in France in 1992. After finishing high school close to Paris he moved to Troyes to study industrial design in 2010. Throughout two internships and 2 years of specialisation he graduated from the Ecole Superieure de design de Troyes (FR). His second internship pushed him to moved from France in 2013 to work for a semester at Emmanuel Babled Studio (Amsterdam, NL). By assisting an artist designer in such events as Milan design week or Venice art Biennale, Arthur discovered the field of designed art.

 

After getting his bachelor he decided to expand his visions by not only focusing on industrial design but to work on conceptual and performative objects. He graduated from the Gerrit Rietveld Academie (Amsterdam, NL), Design Lab department, where he started to experience the link between performance and props design. Arthur joined the Driewieler Collective in 2014 focused in developing objects choreographed by their use.

 

 

This project is made possible with the support of Amsterdam Fonds voor Kunst

 


HOLOGRAM DRAG QUEEN

Derk Over

Location:
De Nachtegaal, residency of NEVERNEVERLAND
Heesterveld 35a, Amsterdam
Zuid Oost

 

NEVERNEVERLAND invites young national and international artist to come and work and research for a period of 5 weeks in Amsterdam South-East.
In addition to this we organize workshops based on the practice of the Artist in Residence given by the artist or other artists we invite especially for the workshops at De Nachtegaal, residency of NEVERNEVERLAND.

 

The project tries to question the idea of the "superficial image". Derk Over tries to link extreme fantasies of these "larger than life" women to the desires of a generation. Over will try to expose the root of the fantasy that lies behind modern daydreams of glamour, fame and the supernatural.

During the residency Derk Over constructs a small AR concert stage for a miniature holographic Drag Queen. He draws the comparison between Hatsune Miku and Drag Queens. 'We are both illusions that are born from the emotional escapes of a generation. Everybody can see straight through the illusions that we present, but nobody cares. The will to believe in the constructed fantasy of both Hatsune Miku and Drag Queens is bigger than its obvious fakeness. '

The knowledge that fantasies are not real does not weaken them.

 

About the Artist:

Derk Over, currently residing in Utrecht, is a visual designer graduated from the Sandberg Institute in 2017.

His projects revolve around analyzing and playing with fantasies.

 

Quote: 'Fantasies to me personally are a fundamental part of existing in this world, as fantasies are a mirror of my emotional state, my dreams, and my desires.

Fantasies of gay culture, outcasts, minorities, millenials, individual dreams, cultural dreams and even dreams of humanity, all visual fantasies are the aesthetics of desire.'

 

 

Supported by Gemeente Amsterdam Zuidoost en CBK Zuidoost


SOFT LANDINGS SHOWROOM

Soft Landings


SKINNING UTOPIAS

Arthur Guilleminot

at de Nachtegaal Residency

Location:
De Nachtegaal, residency of NEVERNEVERLAND
Heesterveld 35a, Amsterdam
Zuid Oost

 

Workshops Skinning Utopia every Friday 17h00-20h00

Costs: FREE

 

NEVERNEVERLAND invites young national and international artist to come and work and research for a period of 5 weeks in Amsterdam South-East.
In addition to this we organize workshops based on the practice of the Artist in Residence given by the artist or other artists we invite especially for the workshops at De Nachtegaal, residency of NEVERNEVERLAND.

 

With 'Skinning Utopias' Arthur Guilleminot aims to research relations with one another, as bodies covered of skin.

Skin is the largest human organ. Along its core functions to the human body, the skin is conceptually the only limit between the "inner" and the "outer", both symbolic representations of what we are made of and what we translate to the world.
Skin becomes our physical reflexibility, but as you experience your own body, it becomes a mental reflexibility; a visual image of yourself. This visual representation of our consiousness is what we intensly advertise digitally nowadays with social media.


Skinning Utopias is an ode to skin diversity.
You are welcome to join the quest to find out about the skins that compose Amsterdam. Wanna be burned ? Freckled ? Hairy ? Stretched ? Loose ? Green ? Quilted ?

 

WE WANT YOU ! You are invited to join the journey to the discovery of skins. Every week, a workshop will take place at the Nachtegaal, for free, with plenty of materials for all of us to build, to create and to transform our bodies.
Each session is focused on a theme:
-13/04 - 17h00/20h00 -  IDENTITY: How do we preserve ourselves ? What are we made of ?
                                                       How to become no-one ?
-20/04 - 17h00/20h00 - ILLUSION : How do we create illusion ? How do we change the perception of skin ?
-27/04 - 17h00/20h00 - SKIN : How do we transform our skin ? How do we create skin ?
                                                How can we use the created skin ?
-02/04 - 17h00/20h00 - BODY: How do we change body ? How do we erase gender ?
                                                How do we wear new bodies ?
-04/04 - 17h00/20h00 - WEARABLE: How do we create object to wear ? How to assemble our new skin ?
                                                           How to create the full illusion ?

 

 

About the artist:

Arthur Guilleminot is born in France in 1992. After finishing high school close to Paris he moved to Troyes to study industrial design in 2010. Throughout two internships and 2 years of specialisation he graduated from the Ecole Superieure de design de Troyes (FR). His second internship pushed him to moved from France in 2013 to work for a semester at Emmanuel Babled Studio (Amsterdam, NL). By assisting an artist designer in such events as Milan design week or Venice art Biennale, Arthur discovered the field of designed art. 
After getting his bachelor he decided to expand his visions by not only focusing on industrial design but to work on conceptual and performative objects. He graduated from the Gerrit Rietveld Academie (Amsterdam, NL), Design Lab department, where he started to experience the link between performance and props design. Arthur joined the Driewieler Collective in 2014 focused in developing objects choreographed by their use.

 

 

 

Supported by Gemeente Amsterdam Zuidoost en CBK Zuidoost


CINEMA SUNDAYS

 -special edition-

Opening: Friday 23 March 19h00-23h00

 

Exhibition and screening program open:

23 March – Sun 25 March, Fri-Sun 12h00 – 17h00

Finissage: Sun 25 March, 15h00– 17h00

 

Sunday 25 March start 16h00:

Error of Eros - Public lecture by Aynouk Tan

 

Location:

NEVERNEVERLAND at De Punt

Frans de Wollantstraat 84, Amsterdam

 

NEVERNEVERLAND is excited to present ‘CINEMA SUNDAYS' -special edition- :

an international screening/exhibition platform for young filmmakers and artist.

 

Exhibition 'ERROR OF EROS'

by Luciënne Venner

Recent graduate Luciënne Venner made a site specific installation consisting of 3 works: her new short film ‘Error of Eros’, which is a "one-shot (this is a full-length movie filmed in one long take by a single camera), ‘Songs of Agave’ an audio piece and ‘Untitled’ a textile work.

 

Screening program by:

Berber Humalda

Jaako Myyri

Manuala Rosso-Brunach & Melissa Koziebrocki

Kleoniki Stanich

Timna Tomisa

 

With the combination of a screening program and exhibition, we give the maker and audience the change to deal with film in other settings then being projected on a a screen or wall, and to have a broader understanding of the concept and the making proces of the film makers/artist.

 

This year we have selected 6 film makers, all alumni/students of the

VAV-moving image- department of the Gerrit Rietveld Academie.

The works all deal different way with themes such as: the body, gender, longing, eroticism, human behavior and relationships.

 

About the exhibition: 

' Error of Eros'

With this installation Venner researches the nature of erotic longing and the poetic expression of sexuality. How is it that I desire what I desire? How does our visual culture influence our erotic desire?
Venner invited Aynouk Tan to give a public lecture during the finissage of her exhibition.

 

About the artist:

Luciënne Venner (°1989, Baexem, Netherlands) lives and works in Amsterdam. She is a filmmaker, musician and performance artist who researches transformation as identity. Balancing on the edge of recognition and alienation. Her performances and films appear often as dreamlike. Her work has been featured at EYE Film Museum, Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Arti et Amicitiae, Nederlands Filmfestival, Kassel experimental documentary film festival.

 

About Public lecture Error of Eros:

In her lecture Aynouk Tan will deconstruct the concept of gender identity, discuss the concept of queer as an alternative to binary gender identities and give examples of ways in which erotic desires can be shaped within alternative communities.

Tan is a fashion philosopher and curator and is researching the way we generate visual culture, gender (identity) and sexuality by our appearances.

 

About Aynouk Tan:

Tan acquired national fame for her column at the NRC Handelsblad ' fashion according to Aynouk Tan', for which she dressed up in different outfits on a weekly basis to discuss its historical, artistic and social significance. Nowadays she works as a journalist, teacher, moderator and art director for a wide range of clients, such as Radio1, het Stedelijk Museum, Vodafone en Stichting Mama Cash.
All her work focuses on critical reflection on (cultural) analysis of the way fashion and clothing form our identity, perception and behavior.

About Screening program:

‘Hulleman’
by Berber Afke Humalda
Film description:
The work “Hulleman” is inspired by unrecognizable microscopic images and how these images create a world on its own. “Hulleman” is a journey that travels over a surface and explores the passing of time, alienation and the human body.
About the artist:
Berber Afke Humalda graduated from the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in 2016. A fascination with details, change and transiency of the human mind and body has always been the main subject of her work. Besides video works she also makes pen drawings that consists of small lines and dots. In both video and drawings a close-up of the world is explored.
'Reasons 9 months can be a gig'
by Jaakko Myyri
Film description:
Reasons 9 months can be a gig starts with a boy discovering an agenda as a young male. A visibly contagious pattern of male focus, constructed gender and addressing of family are prominent narrative blocks for him as he revisits his kinetic environment and invites others to join his simulation.
About the artist:
Jaakko Myyri (b. 1991, Finland) works with media art and set designing, graduating from VAV.
‘Ashley Ashley Ashley’
by Manuela Rosso-Brugnach & Melissa Koziebrocki
Film description:
In their collective performance “Ashley, Ashley and Ashley”, Koziebrocki, Rosso and Falero Vázquez scored their performance as a response to call out culture. Through the safety of the window gallery, they interact directly with gallery passerbys by. The three performers choreographs, script and inhabit the voices of several female identifying bodies to “call out” passersby through the safety of the window gallery of ATA. These bodies will make a commentary on the current climate of “call out culture” that exists on social media and in many cultural institutions. This confrontational tactic describes what to say when someone says or does something that upholds the oppression of another group. Augusto Boal’s Forum Theatre will be used in order to come up with alternative tactics for resistance. Characters will also be created within the performer’s body that will inhabit a multitude of these ongoing judgements on people’s bodies and politics.
About the artists:
Manuela Rosso-Brugnach is currently a fourth year student at the Audiovisual department at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie. In 2016 she attended the San Francisco Art Institute where she studied at the New Genres department. She works primarily with Performances and Video Installations with a focus on relational boundaries of gender and the Internet -with a capital I-. Her work configures a dynamic summary of the eclectic web as the unreachable yet inevitably constructed set that defines our everyday identity. Rosso-Brugnach’s performances have been exhibited in the United States and throughout Europe. Before coming to The Netherlands she lived and studied in Germany, Argentina and the US where she was educated in theater, music and dance.
Melissa Koziebrocki is a Performance and Video Artist and Arts Educator. She was the recipient of the Graduate Fellow Award at the San Francisco Art Institute, where she received her MFA in New Genres in 2017. In 2017, she was a Resident Artist at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Melissa has a Bachelors in Art History from McGill University, a Bachelor of Fine Art from OCAD University, and has a Masters of Museum Studies from University of Toronto. Most recently, Melissa has performed at such spaces as the Socrates Sculpture Park, Berkeley Art Museum, Panoply Performance Laboratory, Highways Performance Space, SAFEHouse for the Performing Arts, San Francisco Mint, Artist Television Access, XPACE, and the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives. She has been a Resident Artist and Panelist for the Feminist Art Conference. Her work has been published in She Does the City, Theory Boner: Manifesto and on the cover of Foglifter Magazine. In 2007 she founded the student-run Fridge Door Gallery, which is celebrating its tenth year anniversary.
'Tactilis'
by Kleoniki Stanich
Film description:
Tactilis introduces three strangers; a woman around 40, a truck driver in his 50s and an older lady of around 75 years old, who co-exist in the same space. An immobile ferryboat. The characters are lonely passengers unconsciously seeking for the feeling of belonging. Through what seems to be a moment of accidental physical contact, a new language starts to form between them. The film replaces words with gestures and it navigates around the structure of a relationship. The minimum amount of contact that takes place, becomes an alphabet. All the fragments of their encounter get mentally amplified by each one of them and end up forming a game.
About the artist:
Kleoniki Stanich grew up in Athens but moved to the Netherlands at the age of 18 in order to study. She has always had a natural tendency to observe social structures & behaviours; therefore moving in a new environment transformed this tendency into a necessity and gave a primal function to the act of observing which became almost like a survival mechanism. All this presented a newfound, sensitive sense of affiliation. Kleoniki grasps from these experiences and creates mainly film-oriented work that deals with social integration, communication and the sense of belonging. She gets inspiration by the works of filmmakers as well as real life and draws her characters and their stories by observing contemporary every day life. Loneliness is often present in her characters who are usually strangers somehow forced to co-exist in the same public space. The results of this become the scripted storyboard on which various non verbal communication-games take place.
Kleoniki Stanich is graduating this year at VAV - Moving Image.
'The Graveyard Slot'
by Timna Tomiša
Film description:
The Graveyard Slot is a thirteen minute anthology film dealing with the portrayal and abstract juxtaposition of nocturnal mythological creatures and their ‘real world’ counterparts.  In three vignettes we are given an insight into the world of the Sandman, the Tooth Fairy and the Vampire as we follow them through their nightly undertakings.   This film aims to shed a different light on the types of people we consider ‘outcasts’ - by elevating them to the status of mythological creatures the outcasts are becoming more 'cool’ and acceptable, while in turn, the mythological creatures are seen as more humble and human.
About the artist:
Timna Tomiša (b.1994, Zagreb, Croatia) is an Amsterdam based film-maker/ (audio)visual artist.
A recent graduate from the Gerrit Rietveld Academie’s Department of Moving Image - VAV, Tomiša’s practice is rooted in film-making but even more so in the all-encompassing process of creation of the mise en scène of her films.
In this way Tomiša creates surreal, topsy-turvy, absurd, almost synthetic worlds that run on their own inherent, idiosyncratic logic whilst almost secretively pointing towards phenomena that occurs in the so-called ‘real world’.

 

The Exhibition 'ERROR OF EROS' is supported by Amsterdam Funds for the Arts


MATERIALITY OF THE VIRTUAL

Nikolas Knežević

at De Nachtegaal Residency

Location:
De Nachtegaal, residency of NEVERNEVERLAND
Heesterveld 35a, Amsterdam
Zuid Oost

 

NEVERNEVERLAND invites young national and international artist to come and work and research for a period of 5 weeks in Amsterdam South-East.
In addition to this we organize workshops based on the practice of the Artist in Residence given by the artist or other artists we invite especially for the workshops at De Nachtegaal, residency of NEVERNEVERLAND.

 

During the residency, Nikola Knežević will focus on the relationship between material reality and the virtual space of mind. His intrest in the subject stems from the question: How might the physical, non-digital mediums trigger the experience of the virtual space? How do one see, feel and know such a space?

As a starting point for his research, Nikola will use Rene Magritte's painting:

Le Blanc Seing (1965)

 

About the artist:

Nikola Knežević works at the intersection between architecture and embodied practices, closely and regularly collaborating with choreographers. In more recent projects, he has been inspired by the virtual spaces that emerge from the body and within the body, the space of memories, dreams and the unconscious. His work takes form of 3D animation, sculpture, text, immersive spatial installation and mise-en-scéne.

 

 

Supported by Gemeente Amsterdam Zuidoost en CBK Zuidoost


BREATHE

Minhong Yu

Opening: Friday 9 March 19h00-23h00

Exhibition open: 9 March – Sun 18 March, Fri-Sun 12h00 – 17h00

Finissage: Sun 18 March, 15h00– 17h00

 

Opening performance: In between short lines (clap, splash, boing)
Part 1: 20h00 – 20h20, Part 2: 22h00 – 22h20
Onomatopeic breath, and soft silences in extra verbal
A trio. Performance 20’ by Monica Mays
Performers:
Goran Turnsek (SLO) - Bin Koh (KR) - Monica Mays (SP)
Finissage performance 16h00 – 16h30: 
'Protokols'
by Rutger Muller (NL)

 

Location:

NEVERNEVERLAND at De Punt

Frans de Wollantstraat 84, Amsterdam

 

NEVERNEVERLAND is excited to present ‘BREATHE': the first solo exhibition by Minhong Yu in The Netherlands.

 

As a designer and artist raised and educated in China and based in Amsterdam, Minhong Yu (于旻弘) stands simultaneously in two worlds and two systems, trying to start a dialogue between them. How can they find a relationship, how can they find a balance?
In the 2-channel video-installation BREATHE on translucent silken screens an atmosphere of tension between different realms is created. With the use of flags – red, white and transparent – Minhong depicts existing systems of power, and questions symbols of identity. BREATHE confronts opposing forces, and proposes a dialogue between poetry and rigid socio-political structures, between opacity and transparency. In the installation BREATHE Minhong shows the polluting factories of her hometown and her newly overseas residence as contributors of a beautiful landscape, where air, smoke and water are the links for transportation between these two continents. Smog is in both installations the invisible medium that connects these otherwise distant worlds softly together.
Living in an unfamiliar environment, coping with a language barrier, and forced to explore the meaning of identity, Minhong wants to become invisible: to wear a smog-mask and disappear into the herd. Because in order to be stronger, one first has to be weaker. The voice of silence is the highest state of bonding. Transparency can be the perfect camouflage for any existence in this world.
About Protokols: 
"Spectral mysticism oscillating between high and low brow, micro and macro cosmos, emotion and abstraction. Contains elements of classical/early music, (dark) ambient, (glitch) techno and new age.” Protokols is a contemporary classical/ ambient-techno album composed by Rutger Muller between 2012 and 2017. Through sampling and collaboration with classical instrumentalists, unorthodox combinations of sound textures and musical traditions are shaped into mystic avant-garde sound worlds. The six Protokols compositions fuse heavy rhythmic drive with cosmic tranquility. They explore contemporary club culture’s role in evoking ancient spirituality and shaping space for radical anonymous catharsis. In 2018 Protokols was further developed as a spatial sound installation, which will presented as an immersive, experimental club environment within Minhong Yu’s video installation BREATHE.
About the artist:
Minhong Yu graduated in 2013 from the China Central Academy of Fine Art in Beijing, and obtained her masters degree in Design at the Sandberg Instituut, Rietveld Academy in 2016. Her work is concerned with visibilities and invisibilities relating to social issues in this digital world, and ranges from prints to video installations which explore representations of power. Right now she is organising a dialogue on new ways of visual communication under the I YU Studio she founded in 2016.
Simultaneously with the exhibition BREATHE at NEVERNEVERLAND, her installation BREATHE is also presented at Filmtheater Kriterion Amsterdam, as a part of Cinemasia.

 

 

Special thanks:
Femke Schaap & Sjerk Timmer

 

The Exhibition 'BREATHE' is supported by Amsterdam Funds for the Arts.


EVERYTHING BUT FACIAL

Pedro Matias

Opening: Friday 23 February, 19h00-23h00

Exhibition open: 23 February – Sun 04 March, Fri-Sun 12h00 – 17h00

Finissage: Sun 04 March, 15h00– 17h00

 

Public event: EVERYTHING IS LIQUID - Thu 01 March, 20h00-21h00

Guest: Eliza Steinbock, Maria Guggenbichler and Rabea Ridlhammer

More info see below

 

Performers:

Patrick Schmatzer (AUT) -  Mina Tomic (ISL)

Moreno Perna (IT) - Merdan Akbayir (GER)

 

Location:

NEVERNEVERLAND at De Punt

Frans de Wollantstraat 84, Amsterdam

 

NEVERNEVERLAND is excited to present ‘EVERTHING BUT FACIAL': the first solo exhibition by Pedro Matias in The Netherlands.

 

The exhibition and the public event are curated by Léon Kruijswijk,

guest curator of NEVERNEVERLAND.

 

EVERYTHING BUT FACIAL is the culmination of nine months of investigation which  Matias started in April 2017 at the NEVERNEVERLAND recidency de Nachtegaal in Amsterdam ZO, focusing on the repercussions of capitalism in the bodies and minds of today's society. Corporate societies have evolved into an over-edited reality since major companies and industries have created imagery to influence, define and control the way we see ourselves and how we behave. Therefore, mass followers and the majority are created, resulting in a normalization of behavior. In such systems, non-conformist thoughts and beliefs continuously face challenges, often in an attempt to instigate change. With atmospheric site-specific installations, Matias reflects on corporatism, neo-liberal capitalism, normativity, display and consumerism through performative destruction and chaos.

 

Pedro Matias considers both voice and body a weapon for change and revolution. In the course of the exhibition, performers deconstruct and mess up the installations. Their non-normative and queer bodies represent the labor as well as the disruptive power each one of us holds in our hands. Here, the body becomes political, beyond gender and sexuality, using both concepts to expose diversity and demystify normative roles. Their movement could be considered the longing for - or the possibility of - a queer utopia. EVERTHING BUT FACIAL faces challenges of dominant corporate societies and is a colorful performative attempt of creating alternative knowledge.

 

About EVERYTHING IS LIQUID:

 

‘EVERYTHING IS LIQUID’ explores positions of post-modern bodies in today’s society, which will be put in feminist, queer, transgender and intersex perspectives. With a pluralistic mixture of artistic and academic contributions, we will examine further the notions Pedro Matias’ metaphorically addresses in his solo exhibition, such as corporatism, neo-liberal capitalism, consumerism, hetero-normativity, sexuality and the position of queer bodies.

 

Prior to the mixture of contributions we will screen Matias’ video ‘…to my plastic brothers… (2017), which laid the foundation for the EVERYTHING BUT FACIAL exhibition. In between, we will talk with Matias about his artistic research.

 

Maria Guggenbichler will present ‘Intimacy Manifesto’: a short story about Hortense Spillers who thinks about the individual as a “formation in relation to property”. ‘Intimacy Manifesto’ whispers, murmurs and un-speaks non-sexual and queer intimacies. The text will be read by Guggenbichler and Hodan Warsame, featuring a short correspondence with Alok Vaid-Menon.

 

In their talk, Eliza Steinbock will focus on the substance of slime as a model for thinking about subjectivity, inter-object and human relation and bodily form. Since the late 1940s, the new commodity of plastic and the quality of plasticity has been a dominant model for theorising gender, useful for feminist theories of social construction. However, it has also been used against transgender and intersex claims to gender identity that might appear at odds with their morphology or sexual characteristics. Steinbock will discuss how slime opens a critical path to conceptualising contemporary formations of gender, sexuality and the flow or stickiness of value and embodiment.

 

Gossip Girl Rabea Ridlhammer will serve us a hot dish, ventilating gossip as the evil force of distribution of half-truths we love/hate, but also as a form of supremely camp communication. Gossip, here, will be considered as a form of art - a method as queer as its content.

 

 

Eliza Steinbock

In this talk, Eliza Steinbock will focus on the substance of slime as a model for thinking about subjectivity, inter-object and human relation and bodily form. Since the late 1940s, the new commodity of plastic and the quality of plasticity has been a dominant model for theorizing gender, useful for feminist theories of social construction, but also used against transgender and intersex claims to gender identity that might appear at odds with their morphology or sexual characteristics. Similarly, liquidity is prevalent in neoliberal discussions of both the market and its commodities as well as returns as an important characteristic of flexible workers and celebrated in identifications of gender fluidity. In this line of thinking, Steinbock will discuss how slime opens a critical path to conceptualizing contemporary formations of gender, sexuality and the flow or stickiness of value and embodiment, and finally, how slimey-ness trigger the affects of attraction and repulsion. Drawing on the works presented by Pedro Matias at Neverneverland in this exhibition titled “…,” and feminist and queer artists like Hannah Wilkie and Martin O’Brien, Steinbock will discuss the allure of the gross, and the discomfort provoked by slime’s particular aesthetics of amorphous change.

 

Eliza Steinbock - Assistant Professor of Film and Literary Studies at Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society, and former “Veni” Talent Scheme postdoctoral researcher awarded by The Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research for “Vital Art: Transgender Portraiture as Visual Activism” (2014-2018). Their forthcoming first book, Shimmering Images: Trans Cinema, Embodiment and the Aesthetics of Change, is with Duke University Press (Winter 2018).

www.elizasteinbock.com

 

Maria Guggenbichler - ‘Intimacy Manifesto’

Hortense Spillers thinks about the individual as a "formation in relation to property.” Intimacy Manifesto whispers, murmurs and un-speaks non-sexual and queer intimacies. Forms of boundless relation, community, family and home, which grasp clearly yet go unapologetically against and beyond the individual, property, and the other institutions of western racial capitalism – coupledom, marriage, the nuclear family, blood kinship, citizenship, the nation state, etc. Marriage will never set us free – neither will the individual or subject status.

 

A voice message left by Maria Guggenbichler, featuring a short correspondence with Alok Vaid-Menon. Text will be read by Hodan Warsame and Maria Guggenbichler.

 

Rabea Riddlhammer

I’m gonna serve you a hot dish. A short exercise in channeling different voices, ventilating gossip as the evil force of distribution of half-truths we love slash hate it to be, but also as a form of supremely camp communication. Its power to disrupt might well lie in the passionate embrace of its own trivialisation. Whether it is coded language between whoever falls through the gaps of the het-no matrix or simple s/he-said-s/he-said between two friends - gossip, here, will be considered as a form of art. A method as queer as its content (I totally stole this line). xoxo gossip girl.

 

About the artist:

 

Pedro Matias (lives and works in Amsterdam, Netherlands) was born in Lisbon, Portugal; in a period marked by the awakening from an authoritarian, corporate, conservative and nationalist regime and evolving into a capitalist, corporate society. Matias connection with physical activities goes back to when he was a young athlete in competitive swimming. While growing up, Pedro felt his body and mind went in different directions. His brain became disembodied, living withing an entity beyond himself, and rather failing short of his expectations.

After many years of refusing the use of the body as an artistic medium, Pedro discovered that his own body could move and be used in his works. Thus in his practice, Pedro tries to combine his conceptual approach with dialogue between object an body, using time and space. Pedro has shown his works in Portugal, Germany, France , UK, Greece, Switzerland, China, Russia and the USA.

 

 

The Exhibition EVERYTHING BUT FACIAL is supported by Amsterdam Funds for the Arts.


Sandberg Series #03

The Rizome and the Multiverse

Location:

NEVERNEVERLAND at De Punt

Frans de Wollantstraat 84, Amsterdam

Entrance (no pin)

5 Euro or 3 Euro (consession)

 


'SMELLIT'

Eldee

Final presentation de Nachtegaal Residency

Opening presentation: Sat 9 December, 16h00 - 18h00

Location:
De Nachtegaal, residency of NEVERNEVERLAND
Heesterveld 35a, Amsterdam
Zuid Oost

 


Final Presentation   "SMELLIT"

Eldee at De Nachtegaal, residency of NEVERNEVERLAND.

 

NEVERNEVERLAND invites young national and international artist to come and work and research for a period of 5 weeks in Amsterdam South-East.
In addition to this we organize workshops based on the practice of the Artist in Residence given by the artist or other artists we invite especially for the workshops at De Nachtegaal, residency of NEVERNEVERLAND.

 

A thought from the intangible: The visual, sound, olfactory or palpable senses are convoked in an embodied sensible thought. An experience colored by a dialogue of affects, imagination and sometimes emotions. In short, it is like today's real life of an Artificial Intelligence

Laurent-David Garnier (b. France) works also as an artist under the name Eldee.
In 2015 he got his Master of Fine Arts at the Sandberg Instituut. Before he already got his Master of Chemistry being trained as a perfume maker at ISIPCA, a school for fragrance, cosmetics and flavours. Within his practice Eldee uses fragrance to examine the shared interactions experienced in public and private spaces. According to Eldee, fragrances contain institutional codes and conventions.

About the workshop 'SMELLIT' by Eldee:
The workshop revolved around the sense of smell in our contemporary society in the context of visual arts.
The participants where invited to explore the world around them through the lens of both senses the olfactive and the taste.

 

Supported by Fonds voor Cultuurparticipatie, CBK Zuidoost  en het Sandberg Instituut.


STAMINA TROPICAL WINTER

Aurélien Lepetit

Opening: Friday 08 December, 19h00-23h00

Exhibition open: 09 December – 17 December, Fri-Sun 12h00 – 17h00

Finissage: Sun 17 December, 15h00– 17h00

[at 16:00 Artist talk]

 

Location:

NEVERNEVERLAND at De Punt

Frans de Wollantstraat 84, Amsterdam

 

NEVERNEVERLAND is excited to present ‘STAMINA TROPICAL WINTER': the first solo exhibition by Aurélien Lepetit in The Netherlands.

 

‘STAMINA TROPICAL WINTER' is a site specific installation reshaping the architectural archetype of the Gym as a vitrine where Fitness is used as a societal obsession. It seeks to question the body as a tool to shape identities by merging sports movements and devices with clubbing aesthetics into visuals, sounds and olfactives interventions.

 

This exhibition will showcase glass sculptures with Fitness aesthetic which is activated by the performers and driven by a sound piece in collaboration with The Mountain.

 

 

Performers:

Pedro Matias (PT), Elisabeth Mesnier (FR) and Estéfano Romani (BR)

Sound of techno: The Mountain (NL)

 

About the artist:

Aurélien Lepetit’s work investigates movement, gestures and attitudes from daily-life motion as a choreography. He stages the carnality of a body which is no longer present by pushing its boundaries and limits beyond gender, sexuality, political, patriarchal and sociological pressures. Lepetits work seeks the meaning of masculinity by questioning the body as a cluster to research beauty ideals, societal pressure and its impacts through medium such as video, installation and performance. Overlapping and merging olympic sports movement as a dance, Fitness as a societal obsession and Clubbing as a space of anthropological analysis shaping identities.

 

Aurélien Lepetit b. Lyon, France lives and works in Amsterdam. He holds a B.A. in Design of Spaces specialized in Set and Stage Design, Lyon, France, an M.A. in Exhibition Design and an M.A. in Dirty Art at the Sandberg Instituut. His work has been exhibited during The Wandering School at M^C^O, Milano (IT) (short-listed for the Milano Design Prize for best Experimentation), Off the Record: Design Performs in the Wormhole between Milan and Rotterdam at The Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam (NL), Lucky Larry’s Cosmic Commune, International Design Biennale, St Etienne (FR), and assisted the curator Florence Parot for the exhibition de Appel timeline: 40+ years of risks conceptualized by Niels van Tomme, De Appel Art Center, Amsterdam (NL).

 

 

The Exhibition STAMINA TROPICAL WINTER is supported by Amsterdam Funds for the Arts and 3M.


The Burrow

Minne Kersten & Jorik Amit Galama

Opening: Friday 17 November, 19h00-23h00

Exhibition open: 18 November – 26 November, Fri-Sun 12h00 – 17h00

Finissage: Sun 26 November, 15h00– 17h00

 

Opening: Friday 17 November, 20h30

Anne Marijn Voorhorst is a writer and art-critic, during the opening she will perform a text written for the exhibition.

 

Finissage: Sunday 26 November, 15h00– 17h00

Sander van der Ham is an urban psychologist working for STIPO, during the finissage he will give a presentation about (among other things) the projects he does with Thuismakers Collectief.

 

Location:

NEVERNEVERLAND at De Punt

Frans de Wollantstraat 84, Amsterdam

 

NEVERNEVERLAND is excited to present “The Burrow”: a duo exhibition by Minne Kersten and Jorik Amit Galama.

 

The exhibition “The Burrow” approaches the current obsession with feeling at home by looking at the specific intimacy people experience in their own house. The temporary expelling of the rules of public life creates a place where one gets as close as possible to something of a true self. At the same time, the vulnerability of this constellation often implicates the anxiety for its loss. The works in the exhibition encapsulate this fragility and play with the question what we try to protect with the notion of the home.

 

General text:

Although his apartment was located in a rather affluent neighborhood, the interior bore a close resemblance to the trenches that were dug during the Battle of the Somme. Old magazines and plastic bags had formed walls, the sleeves of suits hanging out in surrender, a tropical plant searched for sunlight and on the floor lay fragments of furniture that had been crushed by the weight they had supported. He tripled tirelessly between the four craters in which his mattress, the toilet, a kitchen sink and a small stool were located. When he sat down on the stool he tried to determine if he smelled or heard something that wasn’t his own. Memories of the outside world, with its parks, shopping centers, and boulevards, made him guffaw; how to cope with all those complete strangers! But he sometimes questioned if more had withdrawn, were only the delivery boys roaming the streets? When the doorbell rang to announce the arrival of his ration of food he shivered. A ringing doorbell meant the proximity of someone with eyes, and the eyes of others were like rifles, ready to fire a blasting gaze.

 

Artists:

Minne Kersten (NL) is an Amsterdam based visual artist and writer. She studied at Rietveld academie (Text & Image department, 2016). Her installations derive from fictional stories and metaphors about domesticated environments. She is interested in the living spaces that surround humans and how these are interacting with our bodies pumping of blood, flesh, skin and organs. Working across video’s, set-building and storytelling, she researches notions of architecture in relation to all sorts of building processes found in nature- and city life.

 

Her installations have been showed at i.a. at7 project space (2017), Museumnacht Appel Arts Centre (2017), Harbinger Iceland (2017), Worm S/ASH GA\\ERY (2017), Hrísey Iceland (2016), Oude Kerk (2015), de Brakke Grond (2015). In 2018 she will be a resident at kunsthuis SYB and a participant of the Slow Writing Lab.

www.minnekersten.com

 

Jorik Amit Galama (NL) is an Amsterdam based visual artist and writer of fiction and art-criticism. He graduated from the Text and Image department of the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in 2016. Working with the video essay as his main visual medium, he focusses on the ways in which image cultures determine people's behavior and how they try to rid themselves of this influence. His work often touches on topics related to anxiety and trauma, thereby drawing inspiration from methods of therapy.

 

His work has been showed at i.a. at7 project space (2017), Media Art Festival (2016), Worm S/ASH GA\\ERY (2016), de Brakke Grond (2015), Oude Kerk (2015), Lichthof (2015). In 2018 he will be a participant of the Slow Writing Lab.

www.jorikamitgalama.com

 

 

Poster design by Johanna Ehde.

The exhibition The Burrow is supported by the Amsterdam Fund for the Arts.


NEVERNEVERLAND hosts:

'TR/PS'

A show by The Travel Agency

Opening: Saturday 11 November, 15h00-03h00

 

 Location:

NEVERNEVERLAND at De Punt
Frans de Wollantstraat 84, Amsterdam

 

TR/PS is the 1st quarter meeting of The Travel Agency.
In an intensive 5-day working period on Site the we will employ our desires for cooperation and productive togetherness to engage in a live-research on the ‘corpus operandi’. Remote working strategies allow us to incorporate Satellite Ventures, that add up to an immersive realm which seeks to show the strengths of cooperation.
Throughout the 11th of November the im-/material findings of this Joint Venture will be presented to the public in form of TR/PS, a 12hrs long event that takes its starting point at NEVERNEVERLAND.
T rust R elations / n P eople S upport

 

PROGRAM

 

16.00 - 22.00:
TA Trips:  A festive quarter year meeting

TA Trips: The green

YAFF:        A cooperative partnership
19.00:
a satellite venture to BOLOGNA
by Ivan Cheng, Pierre Bujeau, Arie de Fijter
20.30:
TBA: a satellite venture into -ship
21:00 - 03.00:
DJ Kaktus, DJ Herman Bosui, DJ Saliva.

 

 

 


Sandberg Series #02

Tarek Atoui


Smoke Signal

Richard John Jones

at de Nachtegaal Residency

Opening presentation: Sat 04 November, 16h00 - 18h00

Location:
De Nachtegaal, residency of NEVERNEVERLAND
Heesterveld 35a, Amsterdam
Zuid Oost


Final Presentation   "Smoke Signal"

Richard John Jones at De Nachtegaal, residency of NEVERNEVERLAND.

 

 

NEVERNEVERLAND invites young artists based in The Netherlands and abroad to come work and do research in Amsterdam Southeast for a period of 5 weeks.
In addition we organize workshops based on the practice of the artist or other artists we invite especially for the workshops at De Nachtegaal.

 

During the month of October we invited Richard John Jones who's work is concerned with works of histories that have been erased, forgotten or marginalised. Richard works with textile and domestic craft techniques alongside performance, video and installation.


Together with the participants Jones worked through a variety of different material-based processes. Exploring coloring, bleaching, digital printing, the performative act of making and composition. Taking a motif of the smoke signal from his previous performance and installation work, his research conducted through these workshops considered smoke as a temporary marker of presence, a cry for help, a product of violent forces of social oppression or destruction, and conversely as a screen, something that creates opacity.

 

Richard John Jones (UK) is a graduate of the Sandberg Instituut, Amsterdam and until 2012 was a Co-Director of Auto Italia South East, London. His work has been shown at EYE Film Museum, Amsterdam; Rond Point Projects Room, Marseille, SPACE, London and the Gwangju Biennial in collaboration with AA Bronson.


NEVERNEVERLAND hosts:

'every word left unspoken during the exhibition is the title'

Image: Call 0627829852 (2017), Mark Buckeridge

every word left unspoken during the exhibition is the title (2017), Philip Ortelli

 

Official opening: Friday 03 November, 19h00-23h00

Special performance's from 21h00


Exhibition open: Saturday 04 - Sunday 05 November, 12h00-18h00

 

Location:

NEVERNEVERLAND at De Punt
Frans de Wollantstraat 84, Amsterdam

 

 

NEVERNEVERLAND is pleased to host the exhibition of students artworks from the Sandberg Instituut Master of Fine Arts.

In an attempt to 'be one an other's means without ends'

 

Artists:

Johanna Arco - Mariah Blue - Mark Buckeridge - Tatsuhiko Togashi - Loidys Carnero - Philip Ortelli - Timo Demollin - Kathrin Graf - Tina Reden - Lana Murdochy - Wyatt Niehaus - Alice dos Reis - Mong-Hsuan Tsai - Philip Coyne - Julie Pusztai - Younwon Sohn - Mai Spring - Amy Winstanley

 

 


 

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NEVERNEVERLAND Foundation is a new initiative for the arts. In a drastically changing artistic landscape, NEVERNEVERLAND feels the urge to facilitate a broad range of artistic practices by upcoming artists.

NEVERNEVERLAND is organising exhibitions, artist residencies, events, lectures and screenings throughout the city of Amsterdam and abroad.

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