24 October 2012 till 2 January 2013

PAY ATTENTION, please

Residency Valerio Del Baglivo

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Artists’ residencies are places for isolation and concentration, where – by breaking from a daily routine – new insights can be found. An interruption from the daily routine can also be achieved without isolating oneself. In collaboration with others, you can discover ingrained behavioural patterns and thus reach a better understanding and more freedom of […]

ORIGINATED IN THEORY, LEARNED THROUGH PRACTICE

Recensie door Maritt Serena Kuipers

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Symposium Artistic Research in Daily Life translation: Jenny Wilson To have one´s cake and eat it too is most often used negatively, to connote the idea of consuming a thing whilst managing to preserve it. This may also indicate having or wanting more than one can handle or deserve, or trying to have two incompatible […]

19 September till 23 October 2012

TO HAVE ONE’S CAKE AND EAT IT TOO

Master Artistic Research, UvA

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Participating artists: Naomi Cheung San, Pieter de Kok, Szilvia Mondel, Rosalie Ravensteijn, Paula Salas, Weronika Zielinska, Heiðar Kári Rannversson, Maritt Serena Kuipers and the Zolder Museum (Iva Supic Jankovic, Aimee Zito Lema, Kristina Benjocki and Isfrid Angard Siljehaug). Artistic research is trendy, but its exact meaning is often unclear. For example, what does Beetsterzwaag do with […]

1 August till 18 September 2012

WE ARE JUST GOING OUTSIDE, AND MAY BE SOME TIME

Review by Rosa Juno Streekstra

translation: Jenny Wilson It is no coincidence. One hundred years after Sir Robert Falcon Scott’s famous English ‘Terra Nova’ Expedition, with the aim of being the first to reach the Antarctic, two Dutch artists set out on a voyage of discovery. From Kunsthuis SYB in Beetsterzwaag to the geographical centre of the Wadden Sea; the […]

1 August till 18 September 2012

TERRA NOVA

Residency Sjoerd van Leeuwen, Harald den Breejen

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During an expedition that had the goal to be the first to reach the Antarctic, on 17 January 1912, the Briton Robert Falcon Scott and his men reached the most southern point, only to discover that the Norwegian Roald Amundsen had gotten ahead of them. Disappointed and severely weakened, Scott and his men began their […]

20 June till 31 July 2012

WHERE CROP CIRCLES MEET ENERGY DRINKS

Review by Suzanne Rietdijk

translation: Jenny Wilson Sometimes the everyday is instantaneously far from normal. The banal transcends its unappealing quality and normal things reveal themselves as material for something extraordinary. The presentation of the working period of David Stamp (UK) and Grégory Cuquel (FR) at Kunsthuis SYB is full of references to the everyday and often also to […]

31 July till 10 September 2013

DECALCIFYING OUR PINEAL GLANDS

Residency Shana Moulton

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Kunsthuis SYB is surrounded by Opsterland: a rural heathland characterised by some striking woodlands. Hence SYB provides its residents, besides the house, with a particular ‘forestry’ setting. One artists inclined to travel to such rural settings (and who can often be found in the woods) is Shana Moulton. Moulton is best known for her digitally […]

20 June till 31 July 2012

RIDING THE COSMOTRACTOR

Residency Grégory Cuquel, David Stamp

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Waarom trok een specifieke groep mensen in de jaren 90 van de vorige eeuw er in het geniep op uit om de meest bewerkelijke en complexe geometrische patronen te walsen in uitgestrekte graanvelden? Was dit slechts om de spot te drijven met een andere, even specifieke, maar verwarde groep mensen? Of was hier sprake van […]

9 May till 19 June 2012

SKETCH OF THE LANDSCAPE

Review by Yasmijn Jarram

translation: Jenny Wilson “When I describe a landscape, you envisage a landscape as a painter would prepare his canvas.” This thought, one of the many that the visual artist Ruth Verraes (BE, 1980) closely adhered to during her six week stay at SYB, runs as a connecting thread through her research project, Sketch of a […]

9 May till 19 June 2012

SKETCH OF THE LANDSCAPE

Residency Ruth Verraes

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The way in which we shape our environment appears to be determined by our assumption that language and reality coincide. For example, when I describe a landscape, you will get an image of a landscape. But the latter never coincides with my description of the landscape, nor with the landscape as it appears to me […]

28 March till 8 May 2012

THE PRESENT MOMENT AND ONLY THE PRESENT MOMENT

Suzanne Rietdijk

translation: Jenny Wilson The Now is. The Now cannot have passed or is still to come. It exists in favour of continuous replacement. We cannot remember nor imagine the Now. The only thing we can do is to alter the condition of the Now beforehand. The experience of the Now can be manipulated through intentional […]

28 March till 8 May 2012

ON RESIDENCY: AN (IN)VISIBLE PRODUCTION

Residency Angela Serino

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Why do artists choose to do a residency? In what way does the structure of a residency differ from other existing supporting structures for artists, such as the gallery, the project space, the academy or the studio? How can a residency contribute to the development of the artists today? In the coming six weeks, these […]

15 February till 27 March 2012

A THEATER OF NAKED MEN

Review by Rosa Juno Streekstra

translation: Jenny Wilson The house has become a set. The stage for a play where the spectator, as well as the artist himself Matthew Lutz-Kinoy (1984), look on with slight amazement. Whoever walks into SYB during Lutz-Kinoy’s stay will encounter a house full of (half) naked men. Erotic photographs, delicate drawings, intimate paintings and baroque […]

17 till 19 February 2012

SUPERMARKET, STOCKHOLM 2012

Rory Pilgrim, Erica van Loon, Shana Moulton, Noa Giniger

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Kunsthuis SYB presents: Rory Pilgrim (GB), Erica van Loon (NL), Shana Moulton (US, future SYB resident) and Noa Giniger (IS/NL). SUPERMARKET is an exciting yearly international artist-run art fair for artist-run galleries and other artists’ initiatives, to present the work of artists they have worked with. For Supermarket 2012, Kunsthuis SYB presents a small group […]

15 February till 27 March 2012

WS2012, OLA VASILJEVA AND DINNER THEATER W MAX N CALLA

Residency Matthew Lutz-Kinoy

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Matthew Lutz-Kinoy presents familiar space as a theatrical location that is constantly being formulated, manipulated and altered afresh. Every work is part of a process in which a collection of performances is being documented, represented and repeated by the artist, in videos, performances and sculptures. In SYB, Matthew Lutz-Kinoy builds on two recent installations that […]

4 January till 14 February 2012

A GOLDEN LUNCH DOES WONDERS

Review by Rosa Juno Streekstra

translation: Pieter de Bruyn Kops It is a white, winter scene: the bread in Kunsthuis SYB is made of gold. The Italian artist Francesca Grilli has invited us for a remarkable lunch. As small gifts, golden bread buns have been placed between glasses of water on a long table. Subtle, and with an amount of […]

4 January till 14 February 2012

GOLDEN AGE

Residency Francesca Grilli

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This year, all of a sudden complete flocks of birds fell from the sky all around the world. Soon, this phenomenon was connected with the approaching end of the world in 2012: the birds had supposedly lost their sense of direction now that the magnetic poles of the earth are shifting. The Italian artist Francesca […]

23 till 23 December 2011

JUBILEUM PUBLICATIE

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Our House in the Middle of the Street Publication to celebrate 10 years Kunsthuis SYB The house of Kunsthuis SYB in Beetsterzwaag has served as a residency for artists since 2000. The publication ‘Our House in the Middle of the Street’ looks back with its eye on the future. In ‘Our House in the Middle […]

28 October till 9 December 2011

OF GREEN WITCHES AND GLITTER SPIT

Review by Yasmijn Jarram

translation: Pieter de Bruyn Kops With a shock the jammed front door of SYB springs open, a mad laughter echoes through the darkened space. The voice turns out to be that of a woman with an apple green face, the leader of the Apocalyptic Community that currently live in the building. The beginning of 2012 […]

28 October till 9 December 2011

THE APOCALYPSE COMMUNITY

Residency Joaquín Cociña, Cristóbal León

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El Arca, El Templo and Padre. Madre. (2010) are films made by the Chilean duo Joaquín Cociña and Cristóbal León which combine the naivety and playfulness of papier-mâché, manufactured costumes and stop-motion with the reality of the human body with its low malleability. Heavy themes such as the ritual, sex and death effortlessly shade off […]