1. Jasper de Beijer at PAN Amsterdam

     

    Flatland Gallery at the PAN Amsterdam

     

    
    The Admiral's Headache - Koets | 2019 | 110 x 110 cm | edition of 7 | c-print

     

    With:

    Alice BrowneErwin OlafGuy YanaiJasper de BeijerKim BoskeStelios Karamanolis

     

    About ‘The Admiral’s Headache’:

    During his 4 month residency at the Instituto Buena Bista in Curaçao Jasper de Beijer collected information about the Dutch past in this former colony of the Netherlands.  The artist was intrigued by the modular character of the buildings, ships, tools and weapons, which were in a way all part of the method of using human beings as a commodity. The administrative papers prove the instrumental character of the Dutch activities, breaking down all commodities into bits of profit or cost.
    De Beijer imagined this whole system as an alien invasion on the island, using the method of compartmentalized boats and houses as prefab and modular units. He took this idea as a vantage point to imagine the ships bringing these units, unloading them like container ships and start colonizing the land to prepare it for the slaves who provided the running engine for the system.

    In this world the colonialists become hidden players, only present behind their facades and their empty uniform costumes in the museums in Curacao. He recreated his version of the island, in 3D in paper  – and made a desolated place in his studio, riddled with living units, storage units, prefab harbors, boats and machines that are waiting to be involuntary powered by humans, the ancestors of the current inhabitants.

     

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    DATES & OPENING HOURS

    24 Nov-01 Dec 2019
    24 – 27 november 12 – 9 pm
    28 – 1 december 12 – 6   pm

    Amsterdam RAI, Hall 8, Europaplein, 1078 GZ Amsterdam
    Route & accessibility

  2. Jasper de Beijer at EYE film (group show)

     

    EYE Film presents

    Virtual Dioramas

    13 – 24 November 2019

     


    Screenshot from ‘ The Exhibition’ 

     

    In the group exhibition Virtual Dioramas six Dutch artists signal how to redefine the traditional line between old and new media. The three-dimensional scenes combining virtual tableaux vivants, handmade miniatures and design, are featured in the Room at the Top and Eye’s Project Space.

    Jasper de Beijer – The Exhibition. De Beijer used 3D scans of objects found in several colonial and ethnographic museums. The virtual exhibition of tableaux vivants that are continuously developed and dismantled as the visitor is moving around in the exhibition space, reflects our changing perception of the other.

    Daniël Ernst – Die Fernweh Oper (winner Golden Calf 2019). Three scenes about opera star Asteria who sings a haunting elegy especially for you. Since 2013, Ernst is creating VR experiences that he describes as ‘diorama’s’. With his diorama’s he is now internationally recognized as a pioneer in his field. Premiere of the third scene of the Fernweh Oper (winner Golden Calf award Nederlands Film Festival 2019).

    Celine Daemen – Opera of the Falling. A virtual reality opera and a series of handmade miniatures about loneliness and a sadness that can suddenly overwhelm us; inspired by interviews with people with psychiatrical vulnerabilities.

    Eva Gonggrijp – On Entre. Gonggrijp’s grandmother built her a doll’s house, an almost perfect replica of her own home. A large part of her grandmother’s concealed colonial past, the things she lost and the things she dreamt about are reflected in the doll’s house.

    Lotje van Lieshout – Superfund. Lotje van Lieshout makes oil paintings of landscapes, in this case an imaginary polluted nature area in the US and combines this with virtual reality.

    Paula Strunden – Micro-utopia: The Imaginary Potential of Home. Micro-utopia is based on Utopian interiors, historical paintings and contemporary design, created in reaction to the current housing crisis in London.

     

    About The Exhibition (Press release)

     

    The Exhibition is a museum in virtual reality where a museum show is continuously built up and broken down while the visitor is walking around in it. The route that the visitor chooses dictates the course and content of the exhibition.
    Since the birth of the museum in the 19th century dioramas are being used to show the visitor a slice of reality. These slices of pseudo reality confront the visitor with a point in time and place – frozen in a confined box, while the subjectiveness depends on era and perpective.
    In The Exhibition the visitor dictates the course of the show itself by choosing a route and looking in certain directions. This makes the exhibition different for every viewer, being constructed and deconstructed accordingly.
    During his stay at the Wiels residency the artist has been studying and collecting information at different ethnographic museums, to investigate how these tableaux vivants are a reflection on the zeitgeist in which they were constructed. He used the collected numerous 3D scans of objects he found there to create exhibited objects that have become actors in a narrative that tells us more about our changing perception than it does about the content of the dioramas.

     

     

     

    Please note! Online ticket sales are not possible on 13, 14 and 15 November.
    On those days, tickets can only be bought at Eye’s box office.

    Plan your visit

     

  3. Jasper de Beijer at Livingstone gallery (group show)

     

    FIVE YEARS LIVINGSTONE PROJECTS BERLIN in THE HAGUE

     


    Le Sacre du Printemps #14 | 2007 | 50 x 75 cm | edition of 7 | c-print

     

     

    15/09 – 16/11/2019

     

    Opening op zondag 15 september om 16.00 uur, Livingstone Gallery Den Haag,
    door Jeroen Dijkstra, curator Livingstone Projects
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    Voorjaar 2014 startte Jeroen Dijkstra van Livingstone Gallery een pilot-project in Berlijn onder de naam Livingstone Projects. In het voormalige atelier van Albrecht Genin (1945-2013) in de wijk Prenzlauer Berg (Oost-Berlijn) wilden wij een omgeving scheppen waar kunstenaars in alle rust aan een project of een tentoonstelling konden werken, nieuwe wegen konden inslaan of juist na vele jaren terug te keren naar Berlijn en zich te laten inspireren door deze fascinerende stad.

    Artist(s):

     
     

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    Anna Paulownastraat 70 A/B
    2518 BH The Hague
    The Netherlands
    phone: 0031 (0)70 3609428
    email: livingstone@livingstonegallery.nl
    Opening hours:
    Wed/Sat 12:00-17:00
    and every last Sunday of the month
    The gallery is also open by appointment
    Livingstone Projects Berlin is open by appointment only
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