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 But he sometimes questioned if more had withdrawn, were only the delivery boys roaming the streets?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

 

 


About

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.

NEVERNEVERLAND

Frans de Wollantstraat 70 (HQ)

1018 SC Amsterdam

The Netherlands

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