23 June till 3 August 2010

HET NIEUW FRIES MUSEUM PRESENTEERT: MATA HARIS HOOFD

Residency Timmy van Zoelen, Sybren Renema

Visual artists Sybren Renema and Timmy van Zoelen will establish the The New Frisian Museum in SYB during the summer weeks: a mark of honour to the solitary individual in the cultural inheritance. According to the artists, collections in small regional museums, such as the Ruurd Wiersma Hûs and the catacombs in Wieuwerd, often appeal […]

15 till 23 May 2010

SYB OP KUNSTVLAAI 2010

Nina Wijnmaalen

“The unknown artist, his bad taste and the way he moves his famous body” Kunsthuis SYB invited Nina Wijnmaalen as a representative at De Kunstvlaai. The eighth Kunstvlaai will take place in and around the Westergasfabriek in Amsterdam, where 70 art stages, a great amount of master’s programmes and about 400 artists will present themselves. […]

12 May till 15 June 2010

DE KOLONIE – THE COLONY

Residency Wouter Klein Velderman, Tom Milnes, Su Tomesen, Sandberg Instituut , Salomé Lamas, Sachi Miyachi, Richtje Reinsma, Pavel van Houten, Nadine Hottenrott, Marrit Snel, Marieke Coppens, Mannie Krak, Lotje van Lieshout, Gemma Pauwels, Dorien de Wit, Battal Kurt, Aukje Dekker

Students and ex-students of the Sandberg Instituut will establish a fictitious colony of artists in Kunsthuis SYB the upcoming weeks. Every week, a new group of artists will design the colony. The first group will define the way the colony has come into existence: does the group come into existence in the past, the present […]

31 March till 9 May 2010

MET MOJOHOTO IN DE HELIKOPTER

Residency Rachel Carey, Paulien Föllings, Lieke Snellen

Lieke Snellen is interested in the environment built around us and in the way the human body navigates by this architecture and these objects. In Kunsthuis SYB, Lieke Snellen will reduce the architecture and the direct environment of the building to base shapes. She makes these shapes of materials from the builder’s merchant’s, such as […]

17 February till 28 March 2010

A CERTAIN CAPACITY FOR OCCUPYING SPACE

Residency Deirdre M. Donoghue

Memory is not static, but is formed over and over again, according to the Finnish/Irish artist Deirdre M. Donoghue (1971). By expressing memories and sharing them with others they take a new shape. In A Certain Capacity for Occupying Space Donoghue works with memories of works of art, and tries to make these visible. Donoghue […]

8 January till 5 February 2010

GOOD MORNING FRIESLAND

Residency Nina Yuen

The American performance- and video artist Nina Yuen will enter the new decade in Beetsterzwaag through a thorough analysis of the morning ritual. First, Yuen observes the morning habits of friends and strangers in great detail, such as waking, brushing teeth, stretching and breakfast. Then she attempts to reenact these actions in her own decors, […]

11 November 2009 till 3 January 2010

VOORBIJ DIE WARME ZOMER

Residency Kathrin Maria Wolkowicz, Gerwin Luijendijk

The “smartlap’’ (sing along song) is a message of hope, desire, unrequited love and loss, packaged in a universal language that everyone understands. The meaningless emptiness, as a result of this universal language, is often accompanied by a beautiful landscape, folklore, flapping flags, a person stood in front of a backdrop facing the camera, a […]

9 October till 8 November 2009

PEEPED DRAWINGS

Mariusz Tarkawian

The Polish artist Mariusz Tarkawian always carries pen and paper. He notes down life around him in an endless stream of intricate little sketches called Peeped Drawings.  During conversations with friends and appointments with gallery owners he sketches away relentlessly, also recording fragments of dialogues. His report in drawing, reads as a succession of awkward […]

15 July till 16 August 2009

17 JAAR, NU AL DE BESTE KUNSTENAAR OOIT!!!!!!

Residency Herman Knottnerus

In ongoing pursuit of young talent SYB goes to the extreme. A younger art duo than this one is hard to come by, a much better one, as it goes, as well, because these two represent the absolute top. In the summer weeks Herman Knottnerus en Pikachu will reside in SYB. A collaboration that started […]

14 June till 21 July 2009

BEAR MAN AND ALICE

Residency Abner Preis

These coming weeks the visual artist and story teller Abner Preis will be working on a new video work titled BEAR MAN AND ALICE. The American, also known for his impassioned work drive uses both miniature as well as life size characters and backdrops together with drawings and special made objects, some of which are […]

22 April till 7 June 2009

DESIGNATED GROUND

Residency Hee-Seung Choi, Edd Schouten

As a seesaw, roundabout, slide and swing choreograph children’s movements, parents sit still on surrounding benches. This is how the South Korean composer and visual artist, Hee-Seung Choi (Seoul, 1976) remembers the defined space of the playground. At a young age Choi emigrated to the United States and learnt, early on in life, how to […]

4 March till 19 April 2009

ENCOUNTER

Residency Masashi Echigo

The Japanese artist Masashi Echigo will take up residency in Beetsterzwaag over  the coming weeks. Echigo changes the perception in the spaces he embarks on with his large sculptural installations. In his work he departs from the differences found in Japanese and Western approach toward Space and Echigo’s own experience of western construction. Echigo is […]

21 January till 1 March 2009

THE DRUNKEN ARTIST, HIS STRANGE APPETITE AND AN IMAGINARY COLLECTION OF UNTAMED RABBITS

Residency Nina Wijnmaalen, Maciej Sarna

Nina Wijnmaalen has played in short films for many years making fun, in a lovable way of her everyday obnoxious fellow man. She detests man’s bad traits and magnifies them with her ‘characters’. Simultaneously she is aware that she is making a self-portrait. With her photographs Wijnmaalen is searching for the representation of a very […]

3 December 2008 till 18 January 2009

WAITING ROOM

Residency Maja Bekan

During the project WAITING ROOM by Maja Bekan visitors are denied access to Kunsthuis SYB, however, through the display window a space is visible. The sound from speakers on the sidewalk draws the attention of the coincidental passerby to this space and to what is taking place inside. Unlike an ordinary waiting room this one […]

22 October till 30 November 2008

METHODS – REMOTELY

Project Vincent van Gerven Oei, Michela Pelusio, Dorota Walentynowicz

The aim of the project is to explore the influence of physical distance on out perception of virtual space-time and digital image. Using simple principles such as reflections, replications, camera tracking, delay and reverberation the artists will turn the gallery space of Kunsthuis SYB into an organism responsive to the presence of observers. The observer […]