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

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

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

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

Publication

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

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 […]

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, […]