Platforms Project 2019 – The Fair

17 mei 2019

KOPEKT (Corect) is a group that shows an attitude sooner than artworks. I could find myself right away in this referential amalgam.

Drawings from the taverna where they meet

And the drawings are not bad at all!

At Daily Temporary from Sweden I was asked to participate in a performance by Leticia Maria from Palma.

I was the surface for a projection of the art-cake that was made by visitors

The visitors got an apron and started to get creative on the cake which was projected on my belly…


Political art by studio Asynchrome at Kunsthalle Graz

Nice work by the Greek-Rotterdam artist Maria Ikonomopoulou at Vita Zita Studio

Various Artists from Bruxelles (B) showed a fantastic project in which they have the audience make their own artwork

The result is always minimalistic and beautiful. This is “Pocketwork” -Carbon on paper worn in the pocket for two or three months.

Orphaned Images: Video-cakes by The museum of Forgetting

Topp and Dubio from Den Haag participated with an intricate installation about a sign in a shop they encountered.

The details are pretty hilarious as often

Another platform from Den Haag is Elders with Paintings by Lucius Pax and Liesbeth Bos, ceramics by Corine Barendregt and photographic work by Liesbeth van Woerden.

Corine Barendregt shows abstract Ceramics, created by pressing clay in the structures she finds on the street.

Liesbeth van Woerden adds 3D elements to her minimalistic photographs

Lucius Pax shows a series of Paintings with urban portraits

From the UK:  H-M-S with numerous artists

Ed’s video from Guelph in Canada shows an installation by Jérôme Havre based on Plato’s cave

A Hero from my youth: The Silver Surfer in mosaïc- technique in Transform Art Platform from Beograd by Milan Cuk

The Bureau d’art et de recherche Roubaix with works on paper by Guilaume Krick and sculpture by Clara Juliane Glauert

A-Trans from Berlin shows beautiful works by Concha Argüeso from Spain

Which is clear when you get closer, the artist writes and paints on the back of the paper with wax

Other minimalistic works like this ensemble also look strong

Lucia Bricco showed the stage for her performances at Sub Rosa Space from Athens

Kunsthalle Kleinbasel shows vulva’s by Nina Herrmann under the name Where are you from?

I think I prefer these

Galleria Rajatila from Tampere in Finland shows these little pieces that I like.

Heidi Lincke’s work at Scotty from Berlin is great, but making pictures in this light is difficult. The rapper worked with Kendrick Lamar

These drawings at Scotty are also great: Magnetfelder by Zuzanna Skiba

ID:I Gallery from Stockholm uses textwork, though Alexander Mood seems to be sleeping on the side it is an interesting installation

I Always like the beautiful small collages by Sandra Gea. Here she seems to broaden her perspective

Very subtle works!

This light and airy installation was a nice surprise from Backspace in Athens, done by artists group Bo.Ba (Katarina Botsari and Eleanna Balesi)

Great Urban Photography from the AC-Institute in New york

The Bcademie, a post academic course in Rotterdam, was also present with the old Dutch game of pulling strings and win an Artwork

Amongst which this SD-card on which the whereabouts of a buried artwork is indicated, by Lucas van Eeden

This is done by Kimon Kirligitsis and it has soon disappeared

This is by the same artist, it did not take long for this one to be chosen by a winner.

The Alpineum Produzentegalerie shows great painting by Reto Leuthold

This drawing was shown at Pow Wow: Coming in Waves by Katerina Papazissi

The beautiful presentation of IS-Projects shows American abstractionists from NewYork

Like Jacob Cartwright

And Patricia Zarate

At Und. the work of Vasilis Bótoulas stood out. It was an interesting stand of a cultural site that issues maps of cultural spaces in Athens and has an interesting blog. Check

It’s al about La Divina Comedia with beautifully ingraved metal circles,by Niki Zachari

Left Sub Rosa Space with Lucia Bricco’s installation and on the right EX-MÊKH’s installation

And back at Und. this nice textpiece by Kiriakos Spirou

In the evening Lucia Bricco continued her performance “The morning, The morning, the morning by entering with a blanket with technical toys in a blanket that she carried like a baby. She then let it all fall on teh ground, wound the toys around her head as you can see here

Ant sat down, waiting.

A bigger machine came at her, trying to get pieces of the ground

She put toys under her shirt, let them fall again and then had another coffee

And EX-MÊKH was talking again, with colleagues, with student, with visitors…


Platforms Project 2019


Platforms Project- Beton Radio – day 3

May 19, 2018

Today I visited some of the stands at Platforms Project 2018 to check out what they were doïng, here are some things I liked:


But first I put up my third drawing from the Athens Diaries at the EX-MÊKH booth

Pantelis Vitaliotis at Space 52 from Greece

Happy Water by Daniela Domingues at Alisn from London: a video of an old aquaduct in Rome where they put a tenniscourt right next to it. In front are sculptures with a tennisball-imprint

I like those as a sculpture

The representative of Alisn was happy to participate at the EX-MÊKH booth

From our Home-town Den Haag: Elders! A flatiron and a wide open handbag are sweeping through space

Democracy in visual arts: the public can change the images

Our neighbours from Sweden are nice guys, this is made by Peter Westman of Daily Temporary. The material is sunken wood that has been taken from the water

Ed’s video from Canada had nice pieces like this Mountainview by Xiaojing Yan

made from anise stars

it is being echoed by this piece by Juliane Foronda

IDI Gallery had some nice pieces like these

I thought I heard the sound of a didgeridoo, but it was the vynil recording of a human voice. Very interesting sound and letter experiments at Random from Italy

Sandra Gea made a beautiful autobiografical collage and shows it at Binary Art Group from Malta

As is this beautifull weaving

IS-projects is a very interesting platform from Leiden (NL). International abstract art in wonderful presentations, an oasis in this fair, curated by Richard van der Aa!

Das Esszimmer from Bonn (G) is an interesting platform too, here with the work of Geneviève Morin

Which I really like for the painterly quality

Meanwhile an avantgarde jam-session is taking place at Daily Temporary. Exhibiting artist Lars Asling bought an old guitar and invites people to come play with him

The Wonderful MUU from Helsinki has a number of video’s to show amongst which Jukka Sillokunas stood out with this video about vanishing toy-pets. MUU also showed a really interesting educational project with kid-curators showing their choice of art.

Come alone, don’t call cops (what a name, by the way!) where the performance “Concrete execution” by Adrien Chevrier took place: a concrete mixer was mistreated

and misused while it was turning

Everything was out of context, out of sequence, out of measurements

And eventually the beast was killed, it stopped turning

Meanwhile Ellen was still trying to get a passport and she was send from the cupboard to the wall as we say in Holland

People kept coming in to cut and paste the collages of EX-MÊKH

Which turned out like this today

And this is the Athens Diary up to now!

There were a lot of side shows, open studios in art school but also “Giving”, this benefit for the blind. 210 artists participated in this.

After having dinner in the hip area near the Keramikos subwaystation we went to Beton 7  which hosts an international  show by IS-projects from Leiden (NL) under the name “RNOP – HELLENIKON” and “Doldrums”, a video installation by Jenn E. Norton.

The first space was occupied by a very effective installation-piece by Daniel Gottin which gave the place a structure to be used by the artist of the show

This is the work of Richard van der Aa who curated the IS presentation at Platforms Project.

Next to his are the works of Kyle Jenkins (AU) and Peter Holm (DK)

This is the work of IS-initiator Iemke van Dijk (NL)

And this is the work of the second IS-initiator Guido Winkler (NL)

This is the work of Billy Gruner (AUS), the curator of this show.

In the other space we could see the work of Jenn E. Norton. Doldrums is a video-installation in which light-reflection on refelective surfaces transmitting information through light.

It’s supposed to be seen with 3D glasses which causes a rather trancy atmosphere, which is enhanced by the slowly undulating waves and the music being played

Platforms Project 2018


10 maart 2017

Haags Hoogtij was als vanouds weer druk en vond onder een goed gesternte plaats. Uw verslaggever had zelf verplichtingen en kon dus niet echt een ronde doen, maar ik heb toch geprobeerd nog wat dingen te zien waarbij de nadruk lag op performance zoals u hier kunt zien. Die performance vond voornamelijk plaats in The Hague Youth Factory, HYF, die zich onder de oude Riva-garage aan de Jan Hendrikstraat bevindt. Een verrassend  gevarieerd programma dat werd gecurateerd door P.S. die ambities hebben voor performance in Den Haag.

Het programma in HYF

Topp & Dubio voerden een avondlang durende performance uit onder de naam “The Key to Finding Everythingt that You Have Lost”

Waarbij een absurdistische onmacht om met sleutels om te gaan de boventoon voer

Zelf voerde ik een performance uit onder de naam “Donna mi Prega” naar het gelijknamige gedicht van Guido Cavalcanti in een vertaling van Ezra Pound. Beplakt met mijn huidige preoccupaties nam ik een stapel kranten en een trapje en wandelde zo van mijn atelier naar de performance ruimte.

Ter plekke spreidde ik de kranten uit op de vloer en legde mezelf te slapen. Na een aantal minuten stond ik op, bekeek het publiek, beklom de trap en declameerde het gedicht van de Renaissancedichter. Daarna probeerde ik nog enige tijd mijn ogen dicht te doen op de vloer, pakte mijn spullen op en wandelde terug naar mijn atelier.

Bij terugkomst als persmuskiet was Yvette Teeuwen bezig met haar bewegingsperformance.

Waarbij ook het publiek besnuffeld werd.

Een tafel met materialen die klaar stond voor Lisetteh

En dan begon een mooie performance van nieuwkomer Larysa Bauge. Ze had dit stilleven geprepareerd

kwam op, een eenvoudige melodie eindeloos herhalend. Dan deed ze haar jurk omhoog en nam de geschaafde bietjes in haar mond

en spuugde die in een schoen met hoge hak.

Na die handeling een aantal malen te hebben herhaald deed ze de schoen aan, nog steeds zingend

danste naar de achterliggende wand,

en tekende op de wand met de voet die in de schoen had gezeten. De voet werd een paar keer in de schoen gedoopt om door te tekenen

Tenslotte stapte ze met aan een voet een schoen op de stoel, zette de schaal met bieten op haar hoofd en boog snel voorover waardoor haar jurk en de schaal op de tegelvloer vielen. Vervolgens ging ze af door de scherven.

In een andere hoek van het gebouw waren de restanten te zien van de performance van Sasha Chavez, die bekers thee aan het plafond had gehangen. De thee gleed in druppels langs de omlaag hangende draden op de vloer.

Ik miste de performance, maar de vloer zag er mooi uit!

Bij Moose Space was een energieke video te zien genaamd Freak Show: Charlotte van Winden en Sarah Atzori

Quartair toont een grote installatie die door technologie en wetenschap is beinvloed

Ik vond het een nogal psychedelisch geheel

Weer een performance, ditmaal bij A gallery named Sue aan het Noordeinde. Onder de naam Black and White verplaatsten Susanne Somers en Miranda Meijer schaakstukken in slow-motion op een tafeltje zonder speelveld.

Het begrip tijd werd danig opgerekt door de dames

Miranda Meijer toont haar tekeningen

Klein maar fijn, dat werk!

Tot mijn verrassing hangt er ook werk van Guido Winkler (IS-projects)

Harde abstractie met suggestieve ingrepen

die bijzonder goed werken.

Ook Baracca was aanwezig met een als white-cube ingerichte schaftkeet aan een voormalige brandweerwagen.

Werk van Yvo van der Vat (naar ik aan neem)

en Ibrahim R Ineke waren te zien

Terug bij HYF waren Topp & Dubio nog steeds in de weer met sleutels, de context was iets aangepast

En binnen was de performance van Crutches al voorbij, dit was het restant

maar van Facebook begreep ik dat de dames behoorlijk hadden huis gehouden

Sarah Atzori, die ook al aan de video bij Moose had mee gewerkt,deed een s performance met sound en light in de lockers die er stonden.

Gewoontegetrauw wilde ik tot slot nog een biertje drinken bij Ruimtevaart waar José de Bruin een mooie etalage had samen gesteld.

Het materiaal is eenvoudig, maar het resultaat effectief


en dramatisch.

Binnen heeft ze in de expositie stand ook een installatie gemaakt vol weemoed en verlangen