21 September till 25 October 2011

THE ‘U-TURN’

Review by Suzanne Rietdijk

translation: Pieter de Bruyn Kops “The U-turn, the turning of a vehicle in a U-shaped course so as to face in the opposite direction.” Kunsthuis SYB is my U-turn. After a 3 hour trip from Amsterdam to Beesterzwaag, it is there where I slow down to assess my surroundings and successfully complete the turn. It forms […]

21 September till 25 October 2011

POST OBJECT LAG

Residency Emily Williams

As guest curator of Nieuwe Vide (Haarlem) in 2010, artist Emily Williams developed The Object Lag, a multifaceted project that spanned a year. In the peaceful setting of Beetsterzwaag and a year on, Williams takes the time to reflect on The Object Lag under the title of Post Object Lag. Setting her role as a […]

10 August till 20 September 2011

A SCENE IS SET IN A COZY CORNER OF A LIVING ROOM…

Review by Suzanne Rietdijk

translation: Pieter de Bruyn Kops It is an uncommon experience for a regular visitor of Kunsthuis SYB; besides a few chairs standing in front of video screens, and the familiar press releases, there is an expectant emptiness. Only the forward visitor will use the hospitable nature of this space and follow the stairs upwards, where […]

1 till 21 August 2011

THE LINE WITHOUT AN END POINT 

Review by Rosa Juno Streekstra

translation: Pieter de Bruyn Kops A memory of 10 years SYB There is a virtual line between Beetsterzwaag and Amsterdam. In East-Amsterdam it turns into an old train track that then abruptly comes to an end. The connection is made, the destination seemingly reached. There, a small, deserted stationhouse stands, where Kunsthuis SYB’s ´forward-looking retrospective´ […]

10 August till 20 September 2011

THE GUEST ROOM

Residency Anna Franceschini

Anna Franceschini’s residency period at SYB ends with a presentation of her research into domestic spaces and inhabited environments under the title of ‘The Guest Room’. This research brings together Franceschini’s interests in the exploration of the cinematographic qualities of space, such as movement and quiet, light and dark, and the artist’ more recent interests […]

29 June till 9 August 2011

THE UNIVERS OF OMROP FRYSLÂN

Review by Yasmijn Jarram

translation: Pieter de Bruyn Kops Slow and silent the camera moves across a gray plane with white stripes. The stripes have names: Orionway, Mercuriusway, Apolloway, Icarusway, Saturnusway. Together they form the plan for an industrial terrain in Leeuwarden, the Netherlands. The image of the map is interchanged with that of a woman’s hand. The path […]

1 till 21 August 2011

10 JAAR SYB

Group exhibition ex-residents Kunsthuis SYB

Location: P/////AKT, Zeeburgerpad 53, Amsterdam Opening: 31 July 2011, 5pm Exhibition: 1 – 21 August 2011 Opening hours: Thursday to Sunday 2 – 6pm Artists contributing to ’10 years of SYB’ are: Hee-Seung Choi, Siebe de Boer, Deirdre Donogue, Lieke Snellen, Daan Samson, Marinke Marcelis, Mathilde van Beekhuizen, Sybren Renema en Timmy van Zoelen, Emmeline […]

29 June till 9 August 2011

QUIETLY MY BROADCAST

Residency Ruth Legg

For the project Quietly my Broadcast, artist Ruth Legg has used a residency at Kunsthuis SYB to take a closer look at the Frisian broadcasting corporation Omrop Fryslân. The material collected by Legg has provided inspiration for a third and final video piece, which together with the other works in the series will be shown […]

19 May till 28 June 2011

NOCATION: HELLO TO THE PEOPLE

Short texts by Lars Brekke, Edward Clive, Edmund Cook, Jane Fawcett, Toon Fibbe, Anna Okrasko, Anouchka Oler, Catarina de Oliveira, Kirsty Roberts, Deniz Unal

The project ‘Nocation: Hello to the People’ has been a co-operation with the Piet Zwart Institute, Master of Fine Art Program, Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam. For six weeks Kunsthuis SYB has functioned as a laboratory for education and active reflection. The location and the area often function as preconditions for artists to develop and […]

18 May till 28 June 2011

NOCATION

Co-operation Piet Zwart Instituut

During the Nocation project, a co-operation with the Piet Zwart Institute Rotterdam, Kunsthuis SYB will function as a laboratory for education and active reflection. By exploring the parameters of the phenomenon artist-in-residence as a starting-point, students divided in groups will reside in SYB. The location and the area often function as preconditions for artists to […]

6 April till 17 May 2011

ELKENIEN IS WOLKOM

Review by Suzanne Rietdijk

translation: Pieter de Bruyn Kops ‘De Stille Revolutie’ (The Silent Revolution) by Rory Pilgrim (Great Britain, 1988) begins in Beetsterzwaag. In the windows of Kunsthuis SYB posters hang with slogans carrying an evangelical under tone. One poster reads – “My House is Your House, Come Inside, You’re Welcome”. Passersby are provoked to come inside and […]

6 April till 17 May 2011

DE STILLE REVOLUTIE

Residency Rory Pilgrim

Until the 17th of May the British artist Rory Pilgrim will be in residence at Kunsthuis SYB. Central to Pilgrim’s practice is questioning the role of cultural, social and global ownership and responsibility. Investigating a concern of ‘glocality’, between global and local structures, Pilgrim explores the forms in which we profess what we believe in, […]

23 February till 5 April 2011

BACKSTAGE WITH WALTER VAN BROEKHUIZEN AND ARJEN DE LEEUW

Review by Aafke Weller

translation: Pieter de Bruyn Kops ‘The landscape painter uses the figures of men to mark a road. He would not make that use of my figure. I walk out into a nature such as the old prophets and poets Menu, Moses, Homer, Chaucer, walked in.’ – Henry David Thoreau, Walking (1862). ‘Walking’ is Thoreau’s glorification […]

23 February till 5 April 2011

UNE CONDITION NATURELLE

Residency Walter van Broekhuizen, Arjen de Leeuw

In the project ‘Une condition naturelle’, Arjen de Leeuw and Walter van Broekhuizen come into the possession of the wilderness. In their work, both artists are enthralled by the role of nature in the everyday city life. The city, that with its bricked houses and citizenship has overgrown nature since the nineteenth century, is central […]

2 January till 22 February 2011

(AB)FAB HOLIDAY?

Review by Laurie Cluitmans

translation: Pieter de Bruyn Kops “Exaggerated friendship Adventure How men tell it Heroin Survive, energy, swap Tested to its very limits Fill your volume with air Further” The weblog of the Israeli, Noa Giniger (1977), is filled with a seemingly random selection of words, pictures, film clips and videos. Only the titles of the material […]

2 January till 22 February 2011

ZIMMER FOR FAB

Residency Noa Giniger

In SYB, Noa Giniger turns the intimate creative process inside out and opens her studio doors. During her residency, she will invite six artist friends to each share with her a week in her ‘Zimmer’, or holiday home. With this Giniger bridges the physical distance that normally separates them. The artists have slowly become part […]

17 November 2010 till 2 January 2011

BLIKVELD

Residency Mathilde van Beekhuizen

If your visual field would actually be a kind of space, then what would this space look like? Mathilde van Beekhuizen will create different kinds of spaces for the visual field in the display window of SYB in the coming weeks; miniatures consisting of walls and a ceiling. The viewer can view every space, just […]

27 October till 14 November 2010

5e SYBREN HELLINGA KUNSTPRIJS GENOMINEERDEN-TENTOONSTELLING

Exhibition Laurence Aegerter, Jetske Verhoeven, Jenny Lindblom, Daniël de Roo, Carl Johan Högberg

Jetske Verhoeven (Nijmegen, 1980) was awarded for the fifth Sybren Hellinga Kunstprijs. Especially her film “J’attends la guerre” (waiting for the war) was well-received by the jury, and “has a great personal and strong presence and ingenuity, also in the use of languages. Through this, she creates a productive tension between what is being made […]

23 till 23 October 2010

OUR HOUSE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE STREET

On October 23rd, 2010, Kunsthuis SYB celebrates its 10th anniversary with a symposium and a party. The symposium ‘Our House in the Middle of the Street’ concentrates on subjects that were brought up by the diverse projects that took place in SYB since the start of the residency, formulated along the lines of the various […]

18 September till 15 October 2010

CROSS-REFERENCE

Scott Joseph, Rachel Koolen, Camilla Wills, Susana Pedrosa, Mrova, Ceel Mogami de Haas

The Object Lag, Cross-Reference looks into the practice of writing and use of theory as an integral part of work by artists and designers. Cross-Reference aims to explore potential ‘readings’ of essays, texts and approaches in writing by experimenting with possible forms of presentation, that aim to stretch further than a linear reading of text […]