MARKER MARKS THE MARKET

Art manifestation MARKER

Opening: Thursday May 31 from 19.30 hrs. by Paul de Rook, Alderperson of Culture
Manifestation: June 1 – 9
Daily open: 10.00 – 22.00 hrs.
Free Entrance
Daily at 19.30 hrs. at guided tour or a meet up with one of the six artists.

From the 31st May to 9th June, NP3 and CBK Groningen will transform the Grote Markt into a new stage for contemporary art in Groningen: MARKER. With the Grote Markt as a source of inspiration, six artists investigate what the significance of the central square was, is and what it can be. They have developed unique art works that respond to the use and perception of this square, its cultural history, distinctive architecture and the influence of technology. Through the different art works, you can literally and figuratively eat up the cultural heritage, see well known Groningers come back to life, reflect on the inner city, climb to great heights, be part of the research of privacy in public spaces or surprise everyone with a sound performance, live at the Grote Markt.

The Grote Markt is the most important square in Groningen, with a concentration of restaurants, bars and shops as well as historic architectural icons such as the Martini Tower and City Hall. This central square is a free, accessible place where exchange and interaction take plays during all hours of the day and week. The location is also used as a market square for entrepreneurs as well as a stage for festivities and official activities. Now, the east side of the market is under large-scale renovations which are clearly visible.

For MARKER, NP3 and CBK combined their expertise and networks to encourage and support regional artists in the development of their artistic practices by giving them an assignment for creating a work in the public space. NP3 and CBK aim to create a new public stage with MARKER that will strengthen the art sector in Northern Netherlands.

NP3 and CBK opted for an open call as they could reach a wide range of artists, architects and designers to sign up for MARKER. From more than 40 applications, ten artists / art collectives were invited to make a design proposal based with documentation and their motivational statements. In the end, six artists were selected, keeping in mind their artistic quality, practicality and the work’s interaction with the public.

These six artists will start constructing and placing their work on Monday May 28 at the Grote Markt:

Ruben Boxman | Henri van Hoeve | Sarah Janssen | Lee Mc Donald | Bert Scholten | Albert Westerhoff

MARKER offers the artists a temporary stage and the next necessary step for their artistic development while making them visible to the audience. CBK and NP3 challenged the artists in a talent development trajectory which allowed the artists to take further steps in their professional artistic career. And to develop themselves in new and (un)known areas where challenges and developments await. NP3 and CBK coach the artists on the creative and business aspects of their artistic practice, such as working on commission, finance and communication. Within the process, the artists have all artistc freedom to explore and experiment.

Exhibition MARKER @NP3 and CBK Groningen – May 19th to June 16th, 2018

In addition to the art manifestation MARKER, the six artists will also present work and background information related to their artworks on the Grote Markt, at the exhibition spaces of NP3 and CBK. In the exhibitions you will see photos, models, working space, video’s, multiples, sculptures and sketches. The exhibition concept was developed by Vector-i.

NP3
Hofstraat 21
Groningen
opening hours: Wed – Sat 12 – 17 hrs
Artists: Ruben Boxman, Lee MC Donald and Bert Scholten

CBK Groningen
Trompsingel 27
Groningen
opening hours: Wed – Fri 9 – 17 hrs and Sat 13 – 17 hrs.
Artists: Henri van Hoeve, Sarah Janssen and Albert Westerhoff

Jimi Kleinbruinink

NP3 | bur0 Gr0ningen

JIMI KLEINBRUININK
March 7 – 31, 2018
Midisage Friday March 16
16-18 hrs

The residence of Jimi Kleinbruinink is an ongoing process, a continuous research. Since December 1, 2017, he is experimenting and researching his work at bur0 Gr0ningen. Without working from a preconceived plan, he forces himself to search for new forms, possibilities and visual languages. From March 7, Jimi invites the visitor into the development process of his installations.

MARKER

NP3  & CBK | Grote Markt Groningen

New Art Manifestation MARKER
@ Grote Markt Groningen
May 31 – June 9, 2018

NP3 and CBK Groningen combine forces for a new art event MARKER. Six Groninger artists will present their work at the Grote Markt and offer a programme at and around this square. The Grote Markt and its immediate surroundings are the source of inspiration, as well as working and presentation space. MARKER challenges residents and visitors to take a fresh, critical look at the public space. Artists could sign up for MARKER via an open call. Out of all applications, NP3 and CBK selected six artists: Ruben Boxman, Henri van Hoeve, Sarah Janssen, Lee McDonald, Bert Scholten and Albert Westerhoff. All realise a unique work of art inspired by the Grote Markt, interacting with the environment and actively involving visitors.

NP3 and CBK both support talented artists in their professional careers. MARKER is an addition to the existing visual arts in the Northern Netherlands, in order to strengthen this sector and make it more visible.

MARKER is supported by the gemeente Groningen, Kunstraad Groningen, Mondriaan Fonds, Scholten Kamminga Fonds, Emmaplein Foundation, Stichting Beringer Hazewinkel and BNG Cultuurfonds.

project Neie Grieze – Henri van Hoeve

re:de:construct 

re:de:construct 
on-going research project on the re:use of artworks!
Detail of re:de:construct by Anno Dijkstra at bur0 Gr0ningen
It’s time to recycle art! Recycling waste and materials is already common practice in the world. But now it’s time for the next step in the art world! What to do with immense artworks that are temporarily part of a festival or exhibition? The material usually ends up at the dumping ground! Is it possible for artists to recycle the artworks, for themselves as an artistic approach and in re:use of materials? The new location of M0Bi with its generous outdoor space (3,500 m2) on the former sugar factory area in Groningen offers time and space for NP3 and artists to investigate until 2030. The first piece of art within re:de:construct is:
re:de:construct 1.0 Reconstruction 0 (2015)
by Anno Dijkstra 
July 12 – October 7, 2017
 
On a unique location, a vacant shelter at Park Soesterberg Air Base, Anno Dijkstra, on behalf of the province of Utrecht, realised the artwork Reconstruction 0: a scale model (of 1:521) of the well-known mushroom cloud visible after the explosion of an atomic bomb.
Reconstruction 0 by Anno Dijkstra at Park Soesterberg Air Base
 
Visit the first step of re:de:construct 1.0 in bur0 Gr0ningen.     
 
bur0 Gr0ningen
open: Wed–Sat 12–17 hrs and by appointment
Hofstraat 21
9712 JA Groningen
The Netherlands
+31(0)502044783
the exhibition is closed during school holidays 

Rafaël Rozendaal

Image: Float Bounce.com, Rafaël Rozendaal, 2016, Dimensions Variable, Duration Infinite, Courtesy the artist

Rafaël Rozendaal
– Interactive Pieces

June 17 – October 17, 2017

Discover the interactive art by Rafaël Rozendaal 24/7/365 at eMMa.

Rafaël Rozendaal is a Dutch-Brasilian visual artist who uses the internet as his canvas.
His artistic practice consists of websites, installations, lenticulars, writings and lectures. Spread out over a vast network of domain names, he attracts a large online audience of over 30 million visits per year.
His work researches the screen as a pictorial space, reverse engineering reality into condensed bits, in a space somewhere between animated cartoons and paintings. His installations involve moving light and reflections, taking online works and transforming them into spatial experiences.

www.newrafael.com

eMMa
Rem Koolhaas Videobusstop
Emmaplein Groningen
The Netherlands
24/7/365

light table by paul jansen klomp

now on display!

light table – paul jansen klomp – 2017
April 26 – June 11, 2017
(closed on Ascension Day)

12 fluorescent tubes are placed in a regular pattern on a wooden support. a small computer lights and dims each tube in a continuous fade, with a unique frequency for every tube. coils close to the power lines pick up the current flow to the tubes. these signals are amplified and made audible through 12 loudspeakers, one for each pickup.

twaalf tl-buizen liggen regelmatig verdeeld op een houten onderstel. een kleine computer varieert de helderheid van de buizen, elke buis heeft daarbij zijn eigen frequentie. opnemers bij de aansluitkabels zetten de de stroom die naar de de buizen gaat om in spanning. het signaal wordt elektrisch versterkt en door 12 luidsprekers weergegeven, één voor iedere opnemer.

to be seen from the St. Walburgstraat, daily from 12.00 till 00.00 hrs.

and visit bur0 Gr0ningen, Hofstraat 21 Groningen to see and hear ‘light table’ from wed-fri from 12.00-17.00 hrs.

‘light table’ by paul jansen klomp

WORKSHOPS DICTIONARY DRESSINGS

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WORKSHOPS DICTIONARY DRESSINGS 06
BY FEMKE DE VRIES

In the context of the exhibition Dictionary Dressings, the artist and researcher Femke de Vries will organize two workshops:

Saturday March 18
Saturday April 1
11.00 – 16.00 hrs

Dictionary Dressings is an ongoing research project by Femke de Vries, that uses the nature of the dictionary definition as a “zero condition” for a piece of clothing to decode clothes and explore an alternative fashion vocabulary.

The reduced definitions in a dictionary don’t mention anything about fashion, style or trends, for example: “Handschoen: bekleding van de hand” (literally translated into English as Glove: covering of the hand). This provides the space to question our standard notions of fashion and gives opportunities to develop new ideas on material, shape, ways of wearing clothing and their relationship to the body. The results of each workshop are brought together in a catalog. As a participant in the workshop you will make a contribution to the research project!

The exhibition Dictionary Dressings by Femke de Vries can be seen until April 21, 2017
at NP3 | bur0 Gr0ningen, Hofstraat 21, 9712 JA Groningen
Open: Wednesday – Saturday 12.00 – 17.00 hrs and by appointment

WORKSHOPS

Aim / results:
Together we will create a catalogue / dictionary with alternative approaches to pieces of clothing.

Approach:
Choose the definition of a piece of clothing. Research, reinterpret and create your own translation.

Form:
Analyze and research by means of discussion / writing / visualization / creating / photography
If possible, bring your own laptop or a (phone)camera.

– Minimum 7 participants*
– Minimum age: 17 years
– Cost: 40 euros (includes light lunch, coffee and tea).
– Application deadline: at least 4 days before workshop
– Sign up at: contactfemkedevries@gmail.com
– Admission on order of registration

* workshops will only take place with a minimum of 7 participants