Jan van der Ploeg in A Couch to Match the Painting, Nieuw Dakota Centre of Contemporary Art, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Jan van der Ploeg in A Couch to Match the Painting, New Dakota Centre of Contemporary Art, Amsterdam

German art historian Walter Graskamp discredited the painting above a sofa 'as an unrelenting human need. "Modern art seems to have broken every taboo in the course of its history, but there is still one that people are reluctant to mention. It is a genre that is ridiculed in public, but secretly enjoyed – the couch painting."

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Islands of Order in a Sea of Chaos, Vishal, Haarlem, The Netherlands


Participating Artists: Anneke Klein Kranenbarg - Els Moes - Guido Winkler - Henriette Van ‘t Hoog - Iemke Van Dijk - Jasper Van Der Graaf - Mel Prest - Ro Hagers - Roland De Jong Orlando - Ruth Van Veenen - Sarah Klein Tineke Porck

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Ruth Campau: Pearl, PS Projectspace, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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With pride we announce the exhibition Pearl of the Danish artist Ruth Campau. In 2007 she has already shown her work at PS, with Michael Mørk in the exhibition Young Blood. In the current exhibition Pearl Ruth Campau shows three paintings consisting of characteristic parallel lines acrylic on transparent, colored or reflective acrylic sheet.

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Sugar Mountain, Galerie Van Den Berge, Goes, The Netherlands


Participating Artists: Clary Stolte, Richard van der Aa, René van den Bos, Iemke van Dijk, Brent Hallard, Henriëtte van 't Hoog, Dirk Jan Jager, Peter Luining, Els Moes, Jan van der Ploeg, Machiel van Soest, John Tallman, Tilman, Vosenvanderveen, Jan Maarten Voskuil, Guido Winkler

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Frank Ammerlaan: UNLIT, PS projectspace, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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In January 1999, PS projectspace started in the living room of artist and founder Jan van der Ploeg. After more than 12 years of exhibitions organized at home, the project space moves to the studio building of Jan van der Ploeg at the Madurastraat 72, in the East part of Amsterdam.

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De Wand De Ruimte, Mondriaanhuis, Amersfoort, The Netherlands


Jan van der Ploeg, Wall Painting No. 318: GRIP, 2011 120 x 690 inches Acrylic on wall Opening June 19, 2011 The Modnriaanhuis in Amersfoort, The Netherlands presents De Wand De Ruimte, featuring wall paintings by Guido Nieuwendijk, Mark van Overeem, Jan van der Ploeg, and Tonneke Sengers.

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Breaking Ground: Broken Circle/Spiral Hill, SKOR | Foundation for Art and Public Domain, Emmen, The Netherlands

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Still from “Breaking Ground: Broken Circle/Spiral Hill.” (1971–2011) © The Estate of Robert Smithson/Pictoright Amsterdam. Camera: Benito Strangio. September 17 – November 27, 2011 Forty years after the completion of the earthwork Broken Circle/Spiral Hill (1971) in Emmen, the film that land art artist Robert Smithson was never able to finish due to his untimely death, is now to be completed as a video with support from Dutch partners. Breaking Ground: Broken Circle/Spiral Hill (1971–2011) […]

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Openings & Closings – The Richard Kostelanetz Bookstore, Kunstverein, Amsterdam, The Netherlands


July 2 – October 1, 2011 Richard Kostelanetz (born 1940, New York) is an American writer, artist, critic, and editor of the avant-garde. He is infamous for his prolific and often biting prose. In his short fictions (some only 2 words long) and visual poetry, RK employs a radically formalist approach consisting of arrangements of words on a page using such devices as linking language and sequence, punning, alliteration, parallelism, constructivism, and minimalism. His literary […]

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In Abstracto, Artipoli Art Gallery, Noorden, The Netherlands


Guido Winkler, Z.T., 2008 Acrylic and enamel on panel 36 x 79 inches April 2 – May 1, 2011 Featuring work by: Michael Berkhemer, Geeske Bijker, Jac Bisschops, Gijs van Bon, René van den Bos, Hans Ensink op Kemna, Bart Kelholt, Riki Mijling, Chris Peterson, Tonneke Sengers, Frans Vendel, Guido Winkler, Piet van Zon

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Jan van der Ploeg: All Systems Go!, Introducing Gerold Miller, Heimo Zobernig, and Beat Zoderer, Galerie West, Den Haag, The Netherlands


Installation view. February 25 – March 26, 2011 Geometrical art takes on many forms and meanings. Sometimes a geometrical work of art is well defined in space, primarily the sculptures which originated within the sphere of minimal art. They possess an almost authoritarian, monolithic quality and relating to if not actually defining the space they’re in. The paintings by Jan van der Ploeg (1959, Netherlands) are not concerned with finite composition and can be thought […]

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Robert Zandvliet: Pier and Ocean, Peter Blum, New York, NY

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Robert Zandvliet, Beach, 2010 Egg tempura and charcoal on paper 91 x 60 inches February 3 – March 26, 2011 Peter Blum is pleased to announce Pier and Ocean, a solo exhibition of new paintings and works on paper by Robert Zandvliet opening Thursday, February 3rd at Peter Blum Soho, 99 Wooster Street, New York. There will be a reception for the artist on Thursday, February 3, from 6 to 8 p.m. This will be […]

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Riposte: Four Responses to Abstraction, Stedelijk Museum’s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands


Installation view February 26 – May 15, 2011 Marius Lut, Jan van der Ploeg, Esther Tielemans and Evi Vingerling How does the most recent generation of Dutch painters relate to the tradition – now stretching back a hundred years – of abstract painting? Can they make this idiom – rendered powerful and unambiguous by its clear forms and long history – their own, so that viewers find something in them other than repetition? Marius Lut, […]

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Tineke Bouma: Sings Very Softly, Kunstruimte 09, Groningen, The Netherlands


Work by Tineke Bouma February 20 – March 26, 2011 A selection of the legacy of Tineke Bouma (1956-2009) with works from the period 1985 to 2007. The total work of Tineke Bouma is modest and the works themselves are usually not large. They show a special sensitivity often seen in the bright, sensuous colors and simplified forms. Colors and shapes that do not depict something visible. Tineke Bouma wanted – as she put it […]

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Joop Haring: Two Dimensional & Three Dimensional Work, Gallery nine (9), Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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Joop Haring, Beijing Boogie Woogie, 2010 Synthetic material 69 x 128 inches February 19 – March 19, 2011 From February 19th until March 19th 2011 Joop Haring exhibits in Gallery nine (9) at Keizersgracht 552 in Amsterdam (The Netherlands). In this exhibition Joop Haring shows two-dimensional and three-dimensional work. Looking at the work of sculptor Joop Haring, one is primarily struck by the diversity in forums and his use of many different materials. Haring produces […]

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Kyle Jenkins: Sunken Treasure

Installation view of Kyle Jenkins: Sunken Treasure, MINUS SPACE, 2011

February 5 - March 12, 2011

MINUS SPACE is delighted to announce the exhibition Kyle Jenkins: Sunken Treasure. This is the Australian artist’s first solo exhibition in the United States and it will feature a new site-specific painting installation.

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Jeroen Molenaar: Reaction and Reflection, KCO, Zwolle, The Netherlands


Work by Jeroen Molenaar. January 15 – March 25, 2011 Reaction & Reflection is a cycle of exhibitions and projects at eight locations in the city of Zwolle in the Netherlands. Eleven artists react and reflect to the historic city center and guarantee an unusual discovery. They respond to the city, residents and users of the city, the buildings in the city and the architecture. “Reaction and Reflection ‘ is a project of Wim van […]

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Ronald de Bloeme: In the Office, Hamish Morrison Galerie, Berlin, Germany


Work by Ronald de Bloeme October 30 – December 4, 2010 Hamish Morrison Galerie is delighted to present a new series of works on paper by Ronald de Bloeme in the gallery’s office space. De Bloeme borrows freely from the worlds of advertising and commercial design. He takes logos that have numbed us with their ubiquity, manipulates them in Photoshop, and then turns the resulting compositions into large-format, glossy paintings that mimic the flatness of […]

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Jan Schoonhoven: Drawings, Peter Freeman Gallery, new York, NY


Jan Schoonhoven, Untitled, 1979 tusche on paper 38 3/4 x 25 inches November 4 – December 23, 2010 Peter Freeman, Inc. is pleased to present an exhibition of drawings by the Dutch artist Jan Schoonhoven (1914-1994). The artist’s first solo show in the United States in over ten years, the exhibition is comprised of thirty-seven drawings done between 1974 and 1991. Schoonhoven made drawings throughout his career. His drawings were a counterpoint to the cardboard […]

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Und 6: International, Schwartz Gallery, London, United Kingdom


Billy Gruner, Punk Painting – Sound Installation, 2010 October 15 – November 7, 2010 Curated by Billy Gruner of SNO in Sydney, Jan van der Ploeg of PS in Amsterdam and Tilman of CCNOA in Brussels. UND 6 – INTERCONTINENTAL is a group show of international artists exhibiting at Schwartz Gallery working within what could broadly be described as non-objective contemporary art. Organised by artists-curators Tilman, Jan Van der Ploeg and Billy Gruner, it is […]

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Jan van der Ploeg: BIG CALM

Installation view of Jan van der Ploeg: BIG CALM, MINUS SPACE, Brooklyn, NY, 2010

September 18 – October 16, 2010

MINUS SPACE is very excited to announce the solo exhibition Jan van der Ploeg: BIG CALM. This is the Amsterdam-based artist’s second exhibition with the gallery and it will feature a site-specific painting installation.

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Richard van der Aa, Factory 49, Sydney, Australia


Richard van der Aa, Reasons to be cheerful: Paris winter series no.13, 2009 Acrylic on paper, 19 x 24 cm August 12-21, 2010 One of the streams in Richard van der Aa’s work of recent years is an ongoing series of paintings entitled Reasons to be cheerful. The Reasons to be cheerful paintings have been realised in a variety of forms and scales. From the tiny aluminium tablets which were shown throughout the Christchurch Art […]

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SNO 62 Exhibitions, Sydney Non Objective, Sydney, Australia


Works from the 25 – 25 IS (2010) on the floor at SNO (l to r, t to b) Tilman, Tallman, Heerkens, Hallard, Hsiao, Arts, Voskuil, Winkler, Andrews, Roux, Dahlhausen, Van Der Graaf, Deleget, Van Der Aa August 7-29, 2010 Solo Installations Guido Winkler & Iemke van Dijk 25 -25 IS Box The 25 – 25 IS box contains work of 25 artists at 25 x25 cm. The edition consists of 75 boxes. Available at […]

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30/30 – Image Archive Project (IAP)

Clemens Hollerer, 30/30 (in the city series), 2010, Enamel on wood

June 26 - July 31, 2010

MINUS SPACE is delighted to present the first installment of the Brussels, Belgium-based Center for Contemporary Non-Objective Art's (CCNOA) most recent initiative 30/30 – Image Archive Project (IAP).

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Rob List: Performances, Parker’s Box, Brooklyn, NY


Rob List in The Figure Series June 4-27, 2010 Rob List with Melissa Cisneros, Diego Gil, Constance Neuenschwander, Olivia Reschovsky, Tjebbe Roelefs, and David Weber-Krebs Parker’s Box is delighted to announce a collaborative, interactive, performance project by Amsterdam-based artist, Rob List. Rob List’s performance work has enjoyed a constant international presence since the early nineteen-eighties despite the fact that his practice has remained particularly difficult to categorize. The work has often been seen as both […]

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Formal 2010: Jose Heerkens & Cecilia Vissers, Waterland Museum, Purmerend, The Netherlands


(left) Cecilia Vissers, Blacksod Bay, 2010 Steel, 2 x 95 x 93 x 0.8 cm (photo Peter Cox) (right) Jose Heerkens, Written Colours II, 2010 Oil paint on linen, 150 x 200 cm (photo Willem Kuijpers) May 20 – July 25, 2010 As in previous years, the Waterland Museum is organising an exhibition on current forms of concrete art. This time we present works by two female artists, both of whom have a strong affinity […]

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Retro/Active: The Work of Rafael Ferrer, El Museo del Barrio, New York, NY


Rafael Ferrer, Exterior installation Anti-Illusion: Procedures/Materials exhibition Whitney Museum of American Art, NY, 1969 June 8 – August 22, 2010 El Museo del Barrio is proud to announce that Retro/Active, The Work of Rafael Ferrer, the first solo exhibition in a museum to examine the breadth and depth of the artist’s influential production over the last 55 years, will be on view June 8 – August 22, 2010. The travelling retrospective, curated by Deborah Cullen, […]

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