Last year during quarantaine times photographer Leonie van der Helm portrayed citizens from Leiden through their window. At that time most of them were already more than a month at home. Museum De Lakenhal bought ten of these lockdown portraits including mine. On show starting today till the end of November 2021.
In the art world, the terms Relevant and Urgent are often used to indicate that a work of art matters. If your work is not Relevant or Urgent, it will be considered unimportant. However, when you know that only 13% (!) of the art which is on display or in depots in the museums is made by female artists (and the other 87% by male artist), you may wonder who decides what is Relevant or Urgent. Three guesses…
I made these two necklaces from 925 silver by myself. Jump ring by jump ring. One necklace with the cut out word RELEVANT and one necklace with single letters of the word URGENT. I wear the necklaces to propagate that it is important to show the work of female artists. (Re-) presentation is very important.
During the months of February and March I was followed by BNNVARA for the program Typisch Leiden, which will be on national television for three weeks from Monday till Thursday from April 13 till May 3. You can find me in the episodes 5, 8 & 9.
Item about a few of the people who are followed for the Typisch Leiden television program, which will be on air from April 13. Written by Theo de With. Published on April 9, 2021 in the Leidsch Dagblad.
Sarmad is an independent, non-profit interdisciplinary platform for research, publishing, collective thinking, and education in the fields of art, architecture and design. Based in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, it is working across different disciplines from photography, visual arts and architecture to writing, performance art and film. For their fifth book Sarmad Book Five: Home four of my photos of my late neighbour Jan were selected and published.
“The person in all the photos is Jan, he used to live next to me. Since his wife died, nine years earlier, Jan put their bed in the living room because he didn’t want to sleep upstairs anymore. The bed became the central living environment for him. Everyday he visited the grave of his beloved wife and then got back to the bed. I used to walk in on him a few times a week, and we would have a chit chat and eat something together and sometimes I took some photos. I did so in spring, summer, autumn and winter. Last winter he passed away. I miss him.”
Frits Dijcks interviewed me about the time I was coordinating Hoogtij, the art route of The Hague. His article about the history of Hoogtij is published on online art magazine Jegens & Tevens
On February 20 in more than 100 cities worldwide International PechaKucha Day was held. I was invited to hold my PechaKucha talk about my Railway Photos on PechaKucha Night Leiden 30’s edition in Gebr. de Nobel.
Happy to announce that California based Analog Forever Magazine selected the first analog photo I took in years for their online winter exhibition.
Analog Forever Magazine showcases 56 images in their December 2019 Online Group Exhibition “Winter”, curated by Aline Smithson Photography of LENSCRATCH and sponsored by Lomography! These photographs explore the people, places, and memories that make the season of winter special in individual and creative ways. See all of the images selected for this exhibition at http://www.analogforevermagazine.com!
Artists from all over the world participate in this iconic exhibition in the very city center of Amsterdam. From South Africa to New Zealand, ages 20 to 80, all genders, world famous and starting: Marlene Dumas, TINKEBELL., Terry Rodgers, Silvia B, Sacha de Boer, Berend Strik, Sarah Maple, Hester Scheurwater, Anouk Griffioen, Max Kisman, Inge Aanstoot, Sylvana Simons, Barbara Broekman, Maxime Duvall, Liz Nielsen, to name a few. And me of course. So come and buy your artwork!
WHERE & WHEN?
De Balie debate center
1017 RR Amsterdam, Netherlands
December 8-15, 2019
Opening reception December 8, 2019, 4-8pm.
Opening hours: Mon-Sun 10am-11pm
Finissage December 15, 2019, 4 pm.
Women on important positions like mayors, politicians, talk show hosts, musicians, all get a lot of sexist dirt thrown at them. Women are called hysterical, while men in the same situation are called bold….
It’s structural, it’s normalized, it’s everyday sexism.
This. Must. Stop.
That’s why Nasty Women Amsterdam strike again with a new smashing art exhibition & fundraiser in Amsterdam.
1. Exhibition to make a statement against sexism
2. Artists donate their art to show solidarity
3. Fundraiser for charity, so come and buy
100% OF SALES WILL GO TO CHARITY
• Elance Academy: Girls inspire Women, Women inspire Girls
• Doctors of the World: Birth control consultation for undocumented women
BRING MONEY, BUY ART, BE GOOD
I’m happy to announce that Chicago-based F-Stop Magazine selected attached photo JAN for their current online exhibition. Jan is my neighbor who unfortunately died last year. I am proud that my colorful angel now has his place in photography heaven.