Old School – 6 – 29 August 2021
Two Leiden based artists and two refugee artists with a residence permit, who have a connection with Leiden, meet each other for the first time. In the project sculptor Izaak Zwartjes is linked to Ayman Ghoujal (photographer and filmmaker) and video artist Inge Reisberman to Aeham Sadoon (actor, performer, poet). The work created during the exchange were on show in Old School in Leiden from 6 to 29 August 2021.
Discussion afternoon in Museum De Lakenhal – 17 September 2021
The meetings have been filmed. Two short films by filmmaker Jan Stap will be premiered during a discussion afternoon in Museum De Lakenhal on Friday 17. September. Meta Knol (former director of Museum De Lakenhal) will lead this discussion platform. More info and reservation you’ll find at https://www.stichting-wijzijn.nl/
Counterpart – Provinciehuis Haarlem
2 july – 1 october 2021
The new Dreef exhibition Counterpart highlights contemporary art by seven South-Holland artists: Lily de Bont, Maurice Braspenning, Joncquil, Inge Reisberman, Simon Schrikker, Rik Smits and Renie Spoelstra. Guest-curator Aart van der Kuijl.
The title Counterpart refers to the historical fact that North- and South-Holland were once united.
The artists show their vision of reality or an interpretation in paintings, drawings, installations, objects and video works. Conceptual, abstracted, realistic, multicoloured, black and white, based on a study of form or on a process. The works are a diverse reflection of what South-Holland has to offer in terms of visual art.
2012 HR Haarlem
Open from Monday to Friday between 09.00 and 17.00 hrs.
Recensie door Paul Lips van Spaarnestroom
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)….
25 and 26 september 2021
You are very welcome to visit my studio!
I’ll show some of my recent animations.
Haagweg 4 C01
2311 AA Leiden
12.00 – 18.00 hrs
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.