Ann’s Art – Groningen – Nieuwe meesters blikken terug
4 september – 23 october 2021
In the exhibition Nieuwe meesters blikken terug / New masters look back, we asked a group of artists to make a connection to old masters. They have taken a well-known piece of art as the starting point for a new work. The only restriction was the size: 40 x 50 cm.
Participating artists: Gé-Karel van der Sterren, Peter Meijer, Carola Schapals, Cissie van der Ven, Margot de Jager, Ronald Ruseler, Maartje Frenken, Toon Laurense, Anne-Will Lufting, Rolina Nell, Anne van Borselen, Marjolein van Haasteren, Marten van Holten, Harrie Gerritz, John Konijn, Christiaan Afman, Arjan van Arendonk, Ans Zondag, Inge Reisberman, Annemiek Vos, Joyce van Dongen, Jantien de Boer, Willem Kolvoort, Christine van der Cingel, Peter Bastiaanssen, Jon B. Ransu and Miriam Knibbeler.
Laan Corpus den Hoorn 100
9728 JR Groningen
(in Vos Interieur / Maupertuus)
Open on tuesday till friday from 10 – 18 hrs, saturday from 10 – 17 hrs.
Human Rights Art Route, Amnesty International, Leiden
18 July – end of December 2021
Commisson for an artwork for Amnesty Leiden.
In the centre of Leiden there are many locations which show the long way human rights have travelled. Because of the 50-year anniversary of Amnesty Leiden/Leiderdorp department, Amnesty realised a Human Rights Art Route along these locations. The result is a walking route, an app for the visitor, a folder with the route and a booklet with more depth.
The route consists of nine locations, which also feature work by three specially invited artists: Emma van Noort, Inge Reisberman and Izaak Zwartjes. The route is supported by texts written by city historian Cor Smit.
Read more (in Dutch)….
Ant videos in ‘De Utrecht’
July 2021 – I am very pleased and honoured that two videos have been acquired for the Art Nouveau building ‘De Utrecht’ in Leeuwarden, a national monument designed by architects Alexander Kropholler and Frits Staal in 1904. After a thorough renovation, the doors opened on June 24 2021.
In the stained-glass windows, ants can be seen, as a symbol of social activity and work ethics. I am so delighted that my contemporary ants have found their habitat in ‘De Utrecht’!
Tweebaksmarkt 48, 8911 KX Leeuwarden
Artwork Cell in collection Rijksmuseum Twenthe
25 mei 2021 – Artwork Cell is donated to Rijksmuseum Twenthe from the private collection of Victor Pollé and Margreet Aalbers. The transfer took place on 22 May by Wibeke Vandevelde-Pollé and Egge-Jan Pollé. I am very delighted that Cell has been included in the RMT collection. Cell is an artwork from the series Leadlines.
New video series
16 August 2020 – The new video series Homo Bulla (2019-2020) is completed. Fourteen videos focussed on soap bubbles, filmed in the empty Meelfabriek (flour factory) in Leiden.
More info and images: www.homobulla.nl
Acquistion video triptych by Rijksmuseum Twenthe
15 October 2019 – The videos Exitium, Periculum and Contemplatio from the Respice Finem series have been purchased by Rijksmuseum Twenthe. The acquisition was realized with the support of the Mondriaan Fonds.