1. De Hallen Haarlem: WANDERLUST – in Dutch Art since 1850

    28.05.2016 – 11.09.2016

    In this exhibition the visitor travels to France with Jan Sluijters and to Spain with Leo Gestel, but also to Indonesia with Isaac Israels, to America with Adrian Lubbers and to the North Pole with Louis Apol. Scores of travel-fevered artists vie for attention in this summer show, with attention to painting, travel sketches, sculptural work, but also photography, installation and video. Simultaneously, the Frans Hals Museum will show 17th century paintings that touch on the same subject. 


    Visiting address: 
    Grote Markt 16, Haarlem
    +31 (0)23 – 511 5775
    office [at] dehallen.nl

    Postal address: 
    P.O. Box 3365
    NL-2001 DJ Haarlem
    The Netherlands


    Opening Hours

    Tuesday-Saturday 11:00 – 17:00
    Sundays and bank holidays 12:00 – 17:00

  2. The Brazilian Suitcase – Manaus

    For the third part of his trilogy ‘The Brazilian Suitcase’, De Beijer will travel to Manaus (Brazil) in February. He will go to the heart of the dense jungle of the Amazon forest, where he will confront the reality constructed in his studio and on his computer with his experiences on location.


    About ‘The Brazilian Suitcase’:


    Popular stories about journeys in search of a lost civilisation tend to have a common theme. The adventurers’ expedition into the unknown ultimately leads to their demise. In his latest project The Brazilian Suitcase, Jasper de Beijer has superimposed a number of such accounts to create an artistic ‘blueprint’ of this phenomenon. Many people have been driven by ambition, curiosity and greed to seek the remains of ancient civilisations in the Amazonian jungle. Over the centuries, the process has repeated itself over and over, and these quests have left numerous traces in the once-virgin rainforest. The Brazilian Suitcase presents an imaginary tribe living in the heart of the rainforest. Its members have appropriated the paraphernalia of the European invaders, rearranging this fragmentary information in a distorted reflection of the modern world, and of the West’s longing for lost kingdoms and forgotten gods. The Brazilian Suitcase becomes a perpetuum mobile of confrontation and assimilation, mirroring the artist’s own artistic process.

  3. JASPER DE BEIJER at COFA Contemporary

    TZR Galerie is proud to present Jasper de Beijer’s Mr. Knight’s World Band Receiver at COFA Contemporary.


    In 1986, 18-year-old Christopher Knight trekked into the Maine woods. After pitching an improvised camp, he remained there in virtual isolation for the next 27 years. For decades, the ‘North Pond Hermit’ avoided all contact with other people. He didn’t even make campfires, for fear of being discovered. Knight kept track of what was going on in the outside world by listening to news radio and rock stations on a battery-operated radio. He was ultimately apprehended by the police for burglarizing vacation cabins and a nearby holiday camp. With a radio as his sole source of information, Knight was more or less untouched by the visual deluge of the past three decades. His mental picture of recent events must have been entirely different to the images that are so familiar to us. Knight’s lonely forest clearing, these same events materialized in a self-contained universe. In his mind’s eye, the general, abstract reports on the radio were converted into specific visual details: a kind of ‘reverse empiricism’.

    For his new series, the artist decided to keep clear of all photos and other visual input, consciously limiting himself to the bare reports. The images that have come out of this approach – created in response to more or less iconic events in recent history – are uniquely subjective.

    The images could just as easily be relating an entirely different story; the blueprints of an alternate reality. Like the stream of consciousness that constantly unfurls in our mind, they are the artefacts of an inner world that at times seems almost random – or that at any rate is entirely personal, in every aspect.


    November 19 – November 22 | 2015

    Opening : Thursday, November 19, 14:00 – 21:00

    November 20 and 21, 11:00 – 19:00

    November 22, 11:00 – 18:00

    Visiting Address :

    Messeplatz 1
    50679 Cologne, Germany


    COFA Contemporary



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