Dear art lovers,
Happy New Year! I wish you all have a prosperous and healthy 2020.
I'm writing this post today, because I unexpectedly received a great present, and it happens to be my birthday. Of course this blog is art-related, and I want to share with you that my first interview on the Twirl project website is online now. Go to the website to read about how I stay motivated in the studio, more about my background and where I hope to be in 10 years.
About the project
T W I R L: A Decade of Artist Interviews came about in the interest of developing an archive of artist stories comprised of interviews and visual imagery. This project is for those both curious to see how this select group of artists will persist in making art despite lifeâs unforeseeable challenges and eager to watch their artwork continue to progress over time. The digital platform will host annually updated artwork and interviews from working artists over the period of a decade. We are intrigued to see where chronicling these artistsâ practices in this way may lead.
Ludmilla Reisinger, journalism student at the Hanze University, wrote an article about the opening 'Everyday Japan'. Read the article here: Hanze Journalism - Manga workshop and Japanese vending machines
Thank you everyone for the fantastic opening of my exhibition "Everyday Japan" at the Oude RKZ. My compliments to Ingrid, who made a delicious Japanese meal and served Japanese snacks until midnight! We enjoyed your manga workshop a lot Marjolein de Jong, children as well as adults.🍀.
I want to thank Piyojo, Møzaika and Loekie, and our last-minute guests Gijs Deddens and Susan Kooi for the music. It was an honour to have you! Philo Ouweleen, thank you for warmly welcoming everyone. I wonder how many of our guests will start a vending machine business in Japan !
Special thanks to everyone who helped in the kitchen and behind the bar. Without you we couldn't have done this!
And all of you who visited, thank you very much! It was lovely to meet new people and see friends and acquaintances.😊🙏
I would like to invite you to the opening of the exhibition 'Everyday Japan'. For the second time I will show the series 'Vending machines in Japan', which was shown at the Martini Hospital in Groningen at the beginning of this year. I will also be showing earlier work depicting the daily life of Japan.
The exhibition will be festively opened by Japanologist Philo Ouweleen. At 20:30 hours you can participate in the workshop 'Manga drawing' by Marjolein de Jong. This workshop is suitable for all ages. After that there will be a live performance by Piyojo (Rik Möhlmann) and Dj Mozaika (Berlin) will take you into a world full of exotic sounds. During the opening Japanese snacks will be served.
When: Friday 30 October
Time: 20:30 hours
Where: Emmastraat 15 Groningen
(Dagcafé/ Restaurant in the Oude RKZ)
30 November to 24 January 2019
For more information I would like to refer you to the following link: www.facebook.com/events/205828183649444/
I look forward to seeing you at the opening!
NB: There is no ATM.
Bij deze wil ik u van harte uitnodigen voor de opening van de expositie 'Everyday Japan'. Ik zal voor de tweede keer de serie 'Verkoopautomaten in Japan' tonen, die begin dit jaar te zien was in het Martini Ziekenhuis in Groningen. Daarnaast zal ik ook eerder werk tonen waarop het dagelijks leven van Japan is afgebeeld.
De expositie wordt feestelijk geopend door Japanologist Philo Ouweleen (Amsterdam). Om 20:30 uur kunt u deelnemen aan de workshop 'Manga tekenen' van Marjolein de Jong. Deze workshop is geschikt voor alle leeftijden. Daarna is er een live optreden van Piyojo (Rik Möhlmann) en neemt Dj Mozaika (Berlijn) u mee in een wereld vol exotische geluiden. Tijdens de opening worden er Japanse snacks geserveerd.
Wanneer: Vrijdag 30 oktober
Tijd: 20:30 uur
Waar: Emmastraat 15 Groningen
(Dagcafé/ Restaurant in het Oude RKZ)
30 november tot 24 januari 2019
Voor meer informatie verwijs ik u graag naar de volgende link: https://www.facebook.com/events/205828183649444/
Graag tot ziens bij de opening!
NB: Er is geen pinautomaat