SPRiNG is in the AiR

Spring is in the airINVITATION – OPENING EXHIBITION
Monday april 21st at 15:00

I am curating a group exhibition about springsnow (elm seeds taking over the sky and the streets of Amsterdam around april 21st until may 21st). Read more about the whole event here.

Outsider Art Kelder, april 21st - may 10th  2014
Curator: Maartje Jaquet
Gallery Owner: Bert Schoonhoven
Springsnow Festival Amsterdam 2014: Saskia Schoonhoven & Liewe Martijn Wijnands

Participating artists: Chris Baker, Marian Bijlenga, Jaap Blonk, Elfletterig Genootschap, Gertie Jaquet, Maartje Jaquet, Judith Koning, Maureen Marck, Anita Philipsen, Túlio Pinto, Marcel Prins, Ines Seidel, Shelley Savor, Herman Schouwenburg, Birgit Speulman, Straatjutter, Vivienne Strauss and Sabine Timm.

Adress:
Outsider Art Kelder
Nieuwe Herengracht 18 sous
1018 DP Amsterdam
Phon +31(0)203306605 or +31(0)203302083 (Amsterdam Outsider Art Gallery)

Opening times:
Monday through friday: 11.00-17.00
Saturday: 12.00-16.00

Unseen Behind The Façade: the website

The website of Unseen Behind The Façade is finished!

I made a series of pilot videos to inspire the other makers and to be used for the occasion itself. You can view them on this website, together with all the videos the other participating artists made.

Unseen Behind The Façade: Not a standard recording of reality, but a special view of a detail, a shadow, a worn staircase, a completely renovated floor, wrongly restored window frame, the real canal green; a visual story that gives a new insight in canal houses.
One minute videos researching life (historically) in over 100 Amsterdam canal houses were presented by the artists at Goethe-Institut Amsterdam in March 2014.
Unseen Behind the Façade is a joint initiative of The One Minutes, Gerrit Rietveld Academie/Sandberg Instituut and the Amsterdam Museum.
The One Minutes is a global platform for moving images. An important activity is producing a monthly video art magazine. Thirty museums and cultural spaces around the world are subscribers, and show it within their organisations.

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unseen behind the facade maartje jaquet 01

unseen behind the facade maartje jaquet 02
web design: Polina Medvedeva
web development: David Ortiz

Collage Workshop

results

These are the results of the collage workshop I gave on saturday march 22nd.
There were nine participants: eight adults and one child.

My next collage workshop will be taking place at Atelier Open, Jan Voermanstraat 21, Amsterdam, on saturday april 19th.
Materials, drinks and small snacks are included within a two hour workshop that costs €20,- per participant.
Write an email to Edith Brouwer: brouwer.edith@gmail.com if you like to participate.

busy hands

busy hands

Collages for Museum IJsselstein

Collages for Museum IJsselstein
These collages, together with three of my video works, will we exhibited upcoming summer 2014, in Museum IJsselstein (NL); exhibition about lace, in earlier times as well as how it is represented in modern art.

Animation Workshop

Noortjes Fairy Tale World

noortjes sprookjeswereld opstelling
setting up the animation table

The children in Noortje de Gier’s class (Day a Week School, 7 – 12 years old) worked a full school day under my guidance learning about animation and stop motion.
In groups of four to five children they made stop motion movies (theme: fairy tales) by making up small stories, creating story boards, designing backgrounds, figures and props and finally animating their stories using iStopmotion, a Mac based application, and a webcam.

noortjes sprookjeswereld
Noortjes Fairy Tail World

Kids who had extra time (which was almost impossible because they already worked so hard) made animation sequences for the praxinoscope:praxinoscope

This was the second time I worked in Noortje de Gier’s class. Last time was before the Christmas holidays, in 2012:noortjes kerstcircus
Noortje’s Christmas Circus

March 2014 One Minutes Series: Unseen Behind the Façade

Two of my videos, trappen felix meritis (felix meritis’ stairs) and pippi drinkt uit de kraan (pippi is drinking from the tap) have been selected for the March One Minutes Series: Unseen behind the façade.

unseen behind the façade
The name of the project ’400 x behind the facade’ (for which I made a video series to inspire other   makers) is now called Unseen Behind the Façade.

Sanne Luteijn: “We found this more appropriate because we have started with a new year. With this new project name we will present Unseen Behind the Façade in the Goethe-Institut Amsterdam on 23rd March, starting from 4 pm. We will show a few of the films, invite makers and other speakers. Further more we will present a website that we have created in collaboration with two Sandberg students (Polina Medvedeva en David Ortiz Juan). This will show all the films that have been made by you for this project. Also we have decided to make a series of this project. Every month The One Minutes curates a series*) that is shown in about 20 national and international institutes and musea. The series of March will contain a selection of 24 of the films made for this project.”

trappen felix meritiskeizersgracht
pippi drinkt uit de kraan
*) The one minutes series is the main activity of www.theoneminutes.org.  24 selected one minutes can be seen only in unexpected places inside cultural institutions in the Netherlands and beyond.  In the Netherlands: Academisch Medisch Centrum, Amsterdam; Amsterdam Museum, Amsterdam ; Centraal Museum, Utrecht; Cultuurwerf/Buro Beeldende Kunst, Vlissingen; De Fundatie, Zwolle; Groninger Museum; Het Bonnefantenmuseum; het Haarlem College; ING
Kunsthal KAdE, Amersfoort; Marres – centre for contemporary culture, Maastricht; MOTI Museum, Breda; Museum de Pont, Tilburg; Museum het Valkhof, Nijmegen, Museum Jan Cunen, Oss, Museum van Bommel van Dam, Venlo; Museum voor Moderne Kunst, Arnhem; NIMk, Amsterdam; P.ART, Schunck*, Heerlen; Stadsschouwburg Utrecht; Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam; Stedelijk Museum Schiedam; Stedelijk Museum ‘s Hertogenbosch; TwentseWelle, Enschede. International: Chinese European Art Centre, Xiamen; deBuren, Brussels; East China Normal University, Shanghai; Townhouse gallery, Cairo Fundación la Caixa, Barcelona
; Xiamen University, department of Art Design.

The One Minutes Series February 2014: Maartje Jaquet Wander World

wander world certificate
The february 2014 edition of the one minutes series is dedicated to my video work and is called maartje jaquet wander world

Jos Houweling wrote the introductary text:
“Maartje Jaquet travels, wanders, sees, sees and finds little treasures,
The ordinary becomes exceptional and the exceptional becomes almost ordinary.
Video art about seeing.
Without unnecessary ornaments.
Tributes to the eye.”

The One Minutes is a global platform for moving images with an exact duration of 60 seconds (one minutes) and has produced and distributed over 10.000 video works from makers of 120 different nationalities. The One Minutes offers a platform for international exposure via screenings and exhibitions. An important activity is producing the one minutes series, a monthly video art magazine with a selection of 24 one minutes, which is curated by the team and by guest curators. Thirty museums and cultural spaces around the world are subscribers, and show it within their organizations. The Netherlands: Academisch Medisch Centrum / Amsterdam Museum / Centraal Museum, Utrecht / Cultuurwerf, Vlissingen / De Hallen, Haarlem/ De Fundatie, Zwolle / Drents Museum Assen / Filmhuis Den Haag / Het Bonnefantenmuseum / het Haarlem College / ING / Kunsthal KAdE, Amersfoort / Marres – centre for contemporary culture, Maastricht / MOTI, Breda / Museum de Pont, Tilburg / Museum Jan Cunen, Oss / Museum van Bommel van Dam, Venlo / Museum voor Moderne Kunst, Arnhem / Li-ma, Amsterdam / Schunck*, Heerlen / Stadsschouwburg Utrecht / Stedelijk Museum ‘s Hertogenbosch / TwentseWelle, Enschede International: deBuren, Brussel / East China Normal University, Shanghai

Thank you Jos Houweling for recognizing my video art from the very beginning and for writing this great introductory text, Nienke Richard for helping with the translation, Ineke Bakker for making this selection together with me, Marcel Prins for providing me with just the right title, The Oneminutes for being such a great platform for video art and last but not least my husband Rogier van der Ploeg for supporting me in all possible ways.

‘Dirty Looks’ at Amsterdam Outsider Art

dirty looks: woman woman – from my  photo series ‘dirty looks

Outsider Art has got its limits too. These often have got to do with eroticism or porn. What are the boundaries? In this exhibition they are explored in many different art forms. Even forbidden art that one time could cause an uproar. How conservative are we these days?
Mori Bunt / Jessica Holt / Maartje Jaquet  / Patrycja Monika Jordense-Michalski / Anita Markx / Janny Notmeijer / Laura van der Tol  / Evertjan Vonk show paintings, drawings, photos and objects.

From february 1st until march 1st.
Opening saturday february 1st at 14:00.

Amsterdam Outsider Art
Nieuwe Keizersgracht 1A
1018 DR Amsterdam
+31 (0)20 330 2083

Finissage of my collage exhibition at Atelier Open

You are cordially invited to the finissage of Collages in Atelier OpenJan Voermanstraat 21, Amsterdam. It will take place on saturday february 1st, from 16:30 – 18:30.

finissage collages AO

Before the finissage, from 14:00 – 16:00, I give a Collage Workshop at the same address. In the beginning (say the first fifteen minutes) I will talk about the history of collage, show examples of work by famous collage artists, will show you my work as well as collages by befriended artists to inspire you. If you like to participate, write an email to Edith Brouwer (brouwer.edith@gmail.com). The costs are €20, materials, drinks and small snacks are included within the workshop.

workshop collage poster

After the workshop you are more than welcome to stay for the finissage of the collage exhibition.

Meanwhile, the other collage exhibition in Amsterdam will be continued until march 14th 2014: Haus am See in De Wijde Blik, Eerste Egelantiersdwarsstraat 64, Amsterdam.

haus am see de wijde blik

‘Whirling’ selected for Snow One Minutes Series

whirling

My video whirling has been selected for the series ‘Snow One Minutes’, the January 2014 edition of the one minutes series.
The One Minutes is a global platform for moving images with an exact duration of 60 seconds (one minutes) and has produced and distributed over 10.000 video works from makers of 120 different nationalities. The One Minutes offers a platform for international exposure via screenings and exhibitions. An important activity is producing the one minutes series, a monthly video art magazine with a selection of 24 one minutes, which is curated by the team and by guest curators. Thirty museums and cultural spaces around the world are subscribers, and show it within their organizations.
The Netherlands: Academisch Medisch Centrum / Amsterdam Museum / Centraal Museum, Utrecht / Cultuurwerf, Vlissingen / De Hallen, Haarlem/ De Fundatie, Zwolle / Drents Museum Assen / Filmhuis Den Haag / Het Bonnefantenmuseum / het Haarlem College / ING / Kunsthal KAdE, Amersfoort / Marres – centre for contemporary culture, Maastricht / MOTI, Breda / Museum de Pont, Tilburg / Museum Jan Cunen, Oss / Museum van Bommel van Dam, Venlo / Museum voor Moderne Kunst, Arnhem / Li-ma, Amsterdam / Schunck*, Heerlen / Stadsschouwburg Utrecht / Stedelijk Museum ‘s Hertogenbosch / TwentseWelle, Enschede
International: deBuren, Brussel / East China Normal University, Shanghai