JASPER DE BEIJER

JASPER DE BEIJER AT MUSEUMNACHT (GROUP SHOW)

4​ ​tot​ ​10​ ​november – Museumnacht​ Manifestatie ​in​ ​Arti​ ​et​ ​Amicitiae,​ ​Amsterdam​ ​

HET​ ​MYSTERIE​ ​VAN​ ​DE​ ​WAARHEID

Interdisciplinaire​ ​Manifestatie​ ​op​ ​het​ ​snijvlak​ ​van​ ​beeldende​ ​kunst,​ ​filosofie​ ​en​ ​social​ ​media.

Het Mysterie van de Waarheid is een empirisch museum dat tijdens Museumnacht in Arti van start gaat. Een wereld van filterbubbels, feitelijkheden, post-truth, mythes en alternatieve feiten, waar kunstenaars als wetenschappers optreden, satire als smeermiddel fungeert, en leugens hoogtij vieren.

Voor deze Museumnacht Manifestatie is gekozen voor een topic dat nog nooit zo betrekkelijk werd gevonden als in deze tijd: De Waarheid. Manipulatie ligt op de loer en de grens tussen feiten en fictie vervaagt.

Hierbij wordt het publiek uitgenodigd en ondergedompeld in een parcour van kunstwerken: interactieve-, video- en geur-installaties, laboratoria en performances, door het hele gebouw van Arti et Amicitiae. Het parcour bestaat uit 3 onderdelen: 1. De waarheid, een reactie op de realiteit, 2. Feit wordt fictie, fictie feit, 3. Mythe en (vormen)taal.

Deelnemende kunstenaars: Josefin Arnell, Jasper de Beijer, Thought Collider, Max Dovey, Victor Engbers, Agi Haines, Floris Kaayk, Gert Jan Kocken, Mirko Lazovic, Jeroen van Loon, Allard Medema, Jochen Mühlenbrink, MOHA, Marijn Ottenhof, Jakob Proyer, Ronald Snijders, Rutger de Vries, Leanne Wijnsma. Concept en samenstelling: Arjen Lancel en Merel Noorlander.

JASPER DE BEIJER AT BONNEFANTENMUSUEUM MAASTRICHT (GROUP SHOW)

Opening: Thursday 12 October 2017, 06.00 PM

Jacques & Miny Defauwes

In the early eighties, the orthopaedic shoemaker Jacques Defauwes and his wife Miny Defauwes-Bovens were introduced by the Limburg painter Lei Molin (1927-1990) to Jaap Mooy (1916-1987), an artist from Bergen. They soon built up a close friendship with Mooy. The couple were attracted to Mooy’s ability to put moral and spiritual matters into words, as well as to his social conscience and political engagement.

Their years of intense contact with the flamboyant all-rounder Mooy appear to have been formative for the Defauwes couple, who expanded their collection over the years with some remarkably contentious works by contemporary artists from the Netherlands and abroad.

Jacques Defauwes was also the initiator of and long-standing driving force behind the Parkstad Limburg Prize for young talent, and he and his wife regularly give commissions to artists.

About the exhibition
The exhibition The Jacques & Miny Defauwes Collection revolves around the friendship and protracted exchange of letters between the couple and Jaap Mooy. A selection of works by Jaap Mooy and by contemporary artists from the Defauwes collection forms the basis for a refreshing view of these distinctive collectors.

The exhibition includes sculptures by Piet Killaars, Andrei Roiter, Simon Schubert and Mehdi-Georges Lahlou, installations by Les Deux Garçons, Jeroen van Bergen, Jos Berkers, Tracey Snelling and Kristian Kozul, photography by Katharina Sieverding and works on paper by Hadassah Emmerich, Jasper de Beijer, Georg Herold, Alexander Gorlizki and Lei Molin.

The exhibition was prompted by the publication of the monograph North West – South East. Jaap Mooy, The artist and his collector, which Jacques and Miny Defauwes have published themselves. The monograph includes texts by Catharien Romijn, art curator of the DSM Art Collection and guest curator of this exhibition, Cees de Boer, independent curator and publicist, and Hans den Hartog Jager, writer and art critic. Guy Molin made the film about the Defauwes couple that will be shown at the exhibition.

Bonnefantenmuseum
Avenue Céramique 250
6221 KX Maastricht

JASPER DE BEIJER AT ASYA GEISBERG GALLERY, NEW YORK (SOLO)

Jasper de Beijer

The Brazilian Suitcase
May 18 – June 17, 2017
Opening Reception: Thursday May 18, 6  – 8 pm
Asya Geisberg Gallery is proud to present The Brazilian Suitcase, the latest solo exhibition of photography by Jasper de Beijer. A travelogue of imaginary expeditions in search of a lost civilization in the Amazon, the work is a blend of meticulous research, fictionalized narrative, staged photography, and virtual reality. The series expands on the Dutch artist’s familiar themes of the complex interaction of colonialism, “noble savages”, and the inevitable corruption and intermixing of opposing cultures. The Brazilian Suitcase consists of three distinct sets – black and white footage stills, smaller color works, and large color landscapes, with each series describing fabricated events occurring in 1926, 1979 and 2016.

In this time span of 90 years, De Beijer focuses on encounters between Western explorers and the native residents of the Brazilian jungle that show how both groups project their fears and desires onto each other, feeding carefully constructed myths. The expedition members, in their endless quest for the mystery of a lost civilization, leave a blueprint of traces in the forest; and in kind, each object, story, ritual or habit imported from the Western world becomes assimilated in the tribe’s mythology. The mutation that takes shape creates a distorted echo of Western culture. Eventually, lush nature engulfs everything, as the jungle erases historical specificity.Based on numerous reports of explorers, anthropologists, and documentary filmmakers, the artist uses photographs and videos shot during his trip to the Amazon rainforest, combined with objects made in his studio, computer-generated images, and archival footage of real expeditions. The constant back-and-forth between the “real”, touched by the artist’s hand, and the imaginary, created via the magical alchemy of the computer, parallels the conceptual time-shifts and culture-clashes in The Brazilian Suitcase.

De Beijer shows us an endlessly repeating mechanism where it is impossible to escape one’s own point of view. Perception itself creates a blind spot, as the need to look beyond oneself becomes a necessity. Without didacticism, De Beijer’s rich oeuvre gives a poetic and enigmatic story that mirrors what we could find in any historical era, but especially now as labels and origins grow increasingly useless as markers or explanations.

Jasper de Beijer attended the Amsterdam Hogeschool voor de Kunsten, and the Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Utrecht. He has exhibited widely throughout Europe and the United States. Solo exhibitions include The Hague Museum of Photography; the Museum of Contemporary Art in Denver; Museum Het Domein in Sittard, The Netherlands; the Museum de Hallen Haarlem, The Netherlands; Gallery Nouvelles Images, The Hague; Gallery TZR-Kai Bruckner, Dusseldorf; Hamish Morisson Gallery, Berlin; and the Empire Project, Istanbul. Residencies include The Instituto Buena Bista in Curacao and Kamiyama in Japan. His works are included in a large number of collections: The Bank of America,New York; Coleccion Solo, Madrid; Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, The Hague; Eneco Collection, Rotterdam; Menzis Collection, Rotterdam; The Byron Cohen Collection, Kansas City; Collection of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Hague; Diane Klein Collection, London; KRC Collection, Voorschoten; Nederlandse Waterschapsbank Collection, The Hague; Collection Regina Pinho de Almeida, São Paolo; Rabo Art Collection, Utrecht; and Jerome Stern Collection, New York. His work has been reviewed by Vice Magazine, The New York Observer, Artnet News, and Time Out New York, among numerous others.

To view images, click here.

JASPER DE BEIJER AT GALERIE RON MANDOS (SOLO)

Galerie Ron Mandos is proud to present:

The Brazilian Suitcase

From the 18th of March until the 22nd of April 2017

About the Brazilian Suitcase:

Based on numerous reports of explorers, anthropologists and documentary filmmakers, De Beijer describes three imaginary expeditions that would have occurred in 1926, 1979 and 2016.

The artist uses photographs and videos shot during his trip to the Amazon forest in 2016, combined with objects he made in his studio, computer-generated images, and archival footage of real expeditions. In a timespan of 90 years, he shows three encounters between Western explorers and the native residents of the jungle. Both groups project their fears and desires on to the other group, feeding the myth that they have carefully constructed about each other. In their endless quest for the mystery of a lost civilisation, the expedition members leave their own blueprint of traces in the forest; every object, story, ritual or habit that they imported from the Western world becomes assimilated in the tribe’s mythology. The cultural mutation that takes shape becomes a distorted echo of Western culture.

With The Brazilian Suitcase de Beijer explains an endlessly repeating mechanism which exposes a situation where it is impossible to escape one’s own point of view. Perception itself and the need to look beyond that creates a blind spot for all involved. Although the elements, situations and actors may vary, the destiny of all those involved is inevitable from the very beginning.

Galerie Ron Mandos at Art Rotterdam

 

 

Jasper de Beijer – The Brazilian Suitcase

 

Sebastiaan Bremer, Mohau Modisakeng, Geert Mul, Ron van der Ende, Jasper de Beijer, Troika
Van Nellefabriek, Van Nelleweg 1, Rotterdam
09.02.201712.02.2017

GALERIE RON MANDOS | Booth 31 

About the Brazilian Suitcase:

 

The Brazilian Suitcase is an imaginary travel report of three different expeditions (1926, 1979 and 2016) to the heart of the Amazon forest, in search of a lost civilization at the lake of El Dorado. The narrative of the expeditions is based on numerous real accounts of explorers, anthropologists and documentary makers, where De Beijer uses a combination of footage shot by himself in the rainforest, objects built in his studio, computer generated images and archive material. In the timespan of 90 years we witness 3 different moments where an encounter takes place between the expedition members and the local tribe at their destination. Both groups project their fears and desires onto the other group, feeding the myth that they have carefully constructed about each other. In their endless search for the mystery of a lost civilization, the expedition members have left their own blueprint of traces in the forest; every object, story, ritual or habit that they imported from the western world becomes assimilated in the tribe’s mythology – the cultural mutation that takes shape becomes a distorted echo of our own culture. Two different strains of thought move alongside each other; the tribe’s desire to see the jungle through a birds eye view triggers their fascination for airplanes, giving the expedition members mythical powers. On the other hand, the mystical relation between the tribe and the lost civilization of their ancestors makes the expedition members dig deeper for the traces of this lost culture and its riches. The endless repetition of this continuous mechanism creates a situation where it is impossible to escape one’s point of view. Perception itself and the need to look beyond it creates a blind spot for all people involved. Although the elements, situations and actors may vary, the destiny of all involved is inevitable from the beginning.

About Art Rotterdam:

 

The 18th edition of Art Rotterdam will once again immerse you for four days into the newest developments in contemporary art. Its focus on young art, its variety of the different sections, the connection with the city Rotterdam and the historic location have given Art Rotterdam its unique identity. For an increasing number of art lovers, Art Rotterdam is the attractive alternative within the international field of art fairs and attracts more visitors, both domestic and international, every year.

I hope you will be inspired by what the artists have to offer during this edition and that you will enjoy all there is to see and experience at and around Art Rotterdam

 

Fons Hof
Director Art Rotterdam

JASPER DE BEIJER AT KLIK! AMSTERDAM ANIMATION FESTIVAL

 

 

 

 

KLIK! Amsterdam Animation Festival is six days jam-packed with animation awesomeness. There’s something for everyone, whether you’re an animation fanboy/girl, animation professional, student, or designer.

Brace yourself for a dazzling showcase of the world’s best animated shorts and features, matched with fine presentations, workshops and zany parties. Immerse yourself in absolute animation frenzy and take part in this warm celebration of all that is animation.

 

 

About Lowland (Laagland):

 

Energy company Eneco approached the artist Jasper de Beijer (1973, Amsterdam) to produce an artwork especially for the company’s new main office in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The artist designed and developed three animation movies where the focus lies on the Dutch landscape.
For this project de Beijer has been focusing on the landscape drawings, etchings and engravings from Dutch masters like Hercules Seghers, Jacob van Ruisdael, Rembrandt van Rijn and Vincent van Gogh.
Their vision and interpretation of the Dutch landscape has been the starting point for developing his own vision  on the landscape through the ages; untouched and dynamic at the same time.
The artist has taken fragments of the works of these masters and translated these elements in a 3 dimensional surrounding; the result is that the world of these old masters comes to life in a virtual 3D environment, where pieces of drawings, etchings and engravings alternately play a role in a virtual trip through the landscape, from 3 different points of view we see the surroundings change, the time elapse, the style and artistic views interchange.
A journey through a landscape where everything changes, but remains the same.

3 animations of each 7 minutes: views from a river, a hill and a path.’

 

 

KLIK! Amsterdam Animation Festival 2016: 25-30 OCTOBER at EYE Amsterdam

 

UPROOTED (duo show)

Galerie TZR presents

 

UPROOTED: a duo show with Jasper de Beijer and Thijs Zweers

 

You are invited for the opening at Friday the 24th of June, from 1800 hrs until 2100 hrs

 

As artists, both Jasper de Beijer and Thijs Zweers tend to venture into the unknown. Zweers roams through the virtual realm, ending up deeper and deeper in its vaults and recesses. De Beijer travels into the jungle – both figuratively and literally – in search of the traces of failed expeditions.

For centuries, the forest has been a major theme in the visual arts, representing artists’ exploration of the subconscious. Behind every tree, every bush unfurls a new horizon: a new landscape to explore. Standing in the forest, the artist tries to distinguish the structure that underlies his surroundings, to resolve its mystery. The artist’s relationship with the forest has a certain dualism. The moment he is able to fathom the mechanism behind its apparent chaos, the landscape loses its sense of mystery. It loses its sheen, and he is forced to wander deeper into the woods in search of the ‘mechanics behind the mechanics’. Man’s constant quest to gain and understand new experiences explains his frantic curiosity and constant dissatisfaction.
Thijs Zweers sees the digital realm as an autonomous structure that – like a jungle – continues to proliferate and feed on what has come before. Any structure that it once possessed has long since dwindled into a vast horizontal grid, in which everyone is free to cultivate whatever he wants. In this world, exposure is the equivalent of daylight in the forest: across the planet, data turn to face the lit screen. Zweers hews a path through the dense undergrowth, in search of the roots of this immense chaos. He seeks to tame the dynamism of this digital jungle, by capturing its burgeoning images in the tangible and timeless medium of compressed charcoal on paper.
From the very start of his career, Jasper de Beijer has shown a fascination with voyages of exploration. For his latest project, ‘The Brazilian Suitcase’, De Beijer decided to follow the well-trodden paths of dozens of explorers who have ventured into the jungle in search of lost civilisations. All they ended up finding were the traces of their predecessors. The European interlopers have left an indelible mark on the jungle and its inhabitants, whose world has been changed forever. De Beijer holds a mirror up to the explorer’s face – showing that ultimately, the adventurer always sets forth in search of himself.
‘The Brazilian Suitcase’ records three different periods in history. For the final part of this trilogy, De Beijer travelled to the Amazon rainforest himself.

 

 

25th of June – 13th of August 2016

 

 

TZR Galerie Kai Brückner

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Galeriehaus im Hof
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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

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.