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Kim David Bots

The Rant

01.10–​17.12.2017

01.10–​17.12.2017

Kim David Bots

The Rant

Kunstfort bij Vijfhuizen proudly presents Kim David Bots – The Rant. In this site-specific installation Kim David Bots (NL, 1988) takes “the scenery” as his starting point. The four spaces of the fort are filled with remnants of a game, so it seems. Just the scene is left; the only witness to a narrative that already has finished. Paintings, drawings, collages, objects, prints and found footage shape a reference frame without directly referring to something. Inspiration for this is the (…)

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Rachel de Joode

Flat Nature / Surface Bodies

01.10–​17.12.2017

01.10–​17.12.2017

Rachel de Joode

Flat Nature / Surface Bodies

Kunstfort bij Vijfhuizen proudly presents Rachel de Joode – Flat Nature / Surface Bodies. In the “Genieloods” and on the island, Rachel de Joode (NL, 1979 – lives in Berlin) shows a comprehensive exhibition of new work, including five outdoor sculptures. De Joode was one of the first to combine sculptural objects and photographic prints with reference to internet aesthetics. The artist is known for her “sculptural photography”, for which she prints and cuts pictures of natural materials in organic (…)

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Interventions

Jan Hoek

The Mad Max Rider

01.10–​17.12.2017

01.10–​17.12.2017

Jan Hoek

The Mad Max Rider

Artist Jan Hoek (Amsterdam, 1984) and Kenyan Ugandan fashion designer Bobbin Case since long have been fascinated by the colorful motoraxis that cross around the Kenyan capital of Nairobi, better known as ‘boda boda’. There are so many of them, that boda boda owners dress up their motortaxis in a wide variety of themes to attract their customers’ attention. But Hoek and Case noticed that these men had forgotten one important aspect while personalizing their cars: their own outfits. That’s (…)

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Sara Kamalvand

The Tehran Garden Festival

01.10–​17.12.2017

01.10–​17.12.2017

Sara Kamalvand

The Tehran Garden Festival

The Tehran Garden Festival is a project by Canadian-Iranian architect Sara Kamalvand (Iran, 1975 – lives in Paris and Tehran) about the so-called ‘qanats’ of Tehran, the capital of Iran. Kamalvand is committed to the redevelopment of these ancient underground water canals. By reviving the historical system, the project seeks an alternative for sustainable conservation of unused urban infrastructures. In her presentation issues about climate change, resource depletion and pollution footprint are related to heritage, conservation and memory. The project (…)

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Toon Fibbe & Laura Wiedijk

Cloning the Ghost

01.10–​17.12.2017

01.10–​17.12.2017

Toon Fibbe & Laura Wiedijk

Cloning the Ghost

In het project van Toon Fibbe (NL, 1987) en Laura Wiedijk (NL, 1985) schittert de vervreemdende orchidee in al haar misleidende glorie; ze is de prachtige buitenstaander die zich als een alien naar binnen dringt. Cloning the Ghost onderzoekt de verleidelijke verschijningsvormen en reproductiestrategieën van de bloem, en die visuele listigheid wordt onder andere gespiegeld aan de retoriek van evolutionaire economie en onze huidige cultuur die ogenschijnlijk geregeerd wordt door technologieën van hypervisibiliteit. De installatie in de betonnen fortruimte is warm, vochtig en zompig: (…)

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Annika Kappner

Hypertropic Abyss

18.06–​17.12.2017

18.06–​17.12.2017

Annika Kappner

Hypertropic Abyss

Annika Kappner's Hypertrophic Abyss is onderdeel van de kunstinterventies van Kunstfort bij Vijfhuizen. Hypertropic Abyss onderzoek de archaïsche visuele taal van diepzee mariene biologie, geplaatst tegenover artificiële hedendaagse materialen.

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Kunstfort Projects

Bee Heroes

01.01.2013–​31.12.2017

01.01.2013–​31.12.2017

Kunstfort Projects

Bee Heroes

Bee Heroes (formerly Kunstfort Bijenmuseum) is a long-term ecological project realized at Kunstfort bij Vijfhuizen. The project aims to benefit bees and people, is developed by both and indeed also concerns both. The project deals with issues such as ecology, biodiversity and food(policy) and asks attention for the so-called ‘colony collapse disorder’, a worldwide problem since the 90s. This dystopian affair comes with odd phenomena such as the ‘robobees’: drones that substitute bees as pollinators. Bee Heroes is an interdisciplinary program for enthusiasts for (…)

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Upcoming

2017

November

28.11.2017

19:30

Rachel de Joode - Flat Nature / Surface Bodies

28.11.2017

19:30

Rachel de Joode - Flat Nature / Surface Bodies

Tuesday 28 November (from 19:30) Rachel de Joode, in collaboration with the French artistic duo Itsourplaygrond (Camille Le Houezec and Joey Villemont) will give a presentation related to the exhibition Flat Nature / Surface Bodies. The presentation is followed by a conversation between the artists and our artistic director Zippora Elders surrounding the theme ‘sculptural photography’. Sign up by sending an email to info@kunstfort.nl.

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Past

2017

November

07.11.2017

19:30

Toon Fibbe & Laura Wiedijk: Cloning The Ghost

07.11.2017

19:30

Toon Fibbe & Laura Wiedijk: Cloning The Ghost

Toon Fibbe & Laura Wiedijk – Cloning the Ghost 07.11.2017 On 7 November Toon Fibbe (NL, 1987) and Laura Wiedijk (NL, 1985) present the research material that is at the base of the intervention Cloning the Ghost. Inspired by Darwin’s book Fertilisation of Orchids, orchids have been appropriated by popular science, fiction and science fiction writers since the late 19th century. The orchid changed the popular imagination of a beautiful, yet passive, flower to a cunning, seductive killer. During the (…)

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September

06.09.2017

20:00

BLOB Buitenbios

06.09.2017

20:00

BLOB Buitenbios

During the BLOB 2017 the Kunstfort organises a free, outdoor film screening every night.

June

18.06–​17.09.2017

Joeri Woudstra

Millennial Gravestone Quotes

18.06–​17.09.2017

Joeri Woudstra

Millennial Gravestone Quotes

Kunstfort bij Vijfhuizen presents the exhibition Joeri Woudstra – Millennial Gravestone Quotes. In his first solo Joeri Woudstra (NL, 1993) explores the influence of technological developments and contemporary advertising culture on feelings of nostalgia. The exhibition reflects on our changing perception of time. Joeri Woudstra might be the characteristic “millennial”: an energetic allrounder, both creatively and technically skilled, never found in one place at a time, and proficient with both music and image. In the metal “Genieloods” shed of Kunstfort bij (…)

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18.06–​17.09.2017

Raymond Barion

Parallel Perspectives

18.06–​17.09.2017

Raymond Barion

Parallel Perspectives

Kunstfort bij Vijfhuizen presents the exhibition Raymond Barion – Parallel Perspectives. This first overview of the Belgian-Dutch artist Raymond Barion (Valkenburg, 1946) shows paintings, drawings, studies and sculptural objects. Barion’s desolate landscapes, with distinctive elements of neon and architecture, date back to the 1980s. With their abandoned machineries, mythical sceneries and alternative visions of the future they can be seen as a prediction of today’s unrest. Barion’ work is magical, precise and sensitive – an endless dreaming in isometric perspectives. This makes (…)

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18.06–​17.09.2017

Wyne Veen (Intervention)

Love

18.06–​17.09.2017

Wyne Veen

Love

Wyne Veen (Netherlands, 1984) is a Dutch artist working mostly within the photographic medium. Veen’s work consists of sculptural arrangements that she photographs and edits. She is inspired by the look, interpretation and essence of objects becoming commodities, and their representation as such. Love is a project about imagery and its meaning. This image consist of fabric roses, a paper background print of a stock image, a metallic surface, silicone drops and tab water. The viewer witnesses the exact moment (…)

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18.06–​17.09.2017

Alexander Höglund (Intervention)

Terminal Green

18.06–​17.09.2017

Alexander Höglund

Terminal Green

Alexander Höglund (Sweden, 1984) is a Swedish artist who works in a variety of media from virtual experience and sculptures to curating and public interventions. Höglund has studied at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam, Stockholm Filmschool in Stockholm and Lund University. His video Terminal Green is a journey through a 9 space-virtual-fantasy-world. A guided tour to a mental landscape. In the terminal we encounter creatures discovered in introspection, like the holy figure of the NGs, Blue boy and “the (…)

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March

19.03–​04.06.2017

Tamar Harpaz

March Madness

19.03–​04.06.2017

Tamar Harpaz

March Madness

Kunstfort bij Vijfhuizen is pleased to present Tamar Harpaz – March Madness. For this site-specific exhibition the artist tracks the concrete structures of the fort. Employing sound and everyday objects, Harpaz transforms each room into an instrument. Together the spaces become an eerie orchestra of tones, lights, wires and glasses. The noise of pulsing percussions and blowing wind resonates through the historical corridors, recalling ghosts of the fort’s intended military purpose. Tamar Harpaz (Israel, 1979) finished her residency at the (…)

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19.03–​04.06.2017

Erik Andriesse

Dode Dierentuin

19.03–​04.06.2017

Erik Andriesse

Dode Dierentuin

Kunstfort bij Vijfhuizen presents Erik Andriesse – Dode Dierentuin. In this exhibition Erik Andriesse (1957 – 1993) immortalizes untamable nature: a mysterious gathering of sunflowers, amarylisses, skeletons and skulls haunts the “Genieloods” shed of the fort. In the 70s and 80s, Andriesse is part of a generation of artists that again focuses on the art of painting – full of energy, with brush and paint in their hands. In politically and climatic troubled times, back then as well as today, he (…)

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2016

October

16.10–​11.12.2016

Luuk Wilmering

Nagekomen Oorlogsberichten

16.10–​11.12.2016

Luuk Wilmering

Nagekomen Oorlogsberichten

Kunstfort bij Vijfhuizen presents the exhibition Luuk Wilmering – Nagekomen Oorlogsberichten by artist Luuk Wilmering (Haarlem, 1957). Using research and documentation, Wilmering reconstructs the military past of his father, who was active in both the opposition in Haarlem and the Dutch-Indies.

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July

03.07–​04.09.2016

Various artists

BEDAZZLE

03.07–​04.09.2016

Various artists

BEDAZZLE

BEDAZZLE is an international group exhibition that traces the artistic heritage of razzle dazzle in a fitting location: the military heritage of Fort Vijfhuizen. With work by: Brian McKenna & Anika Schwarzlose, Metahaven, Simone C. Niquille, Florian & Michael Quistrebert, Nora Turato en Dan Walwin. Interim curator: Julia Geerlings

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April

03.04–​19.06.2016

Various artists

The Prophecy of Bees

03.04–​19.06.2016

Various artists

The Prophecy of Bees

In the Spring exhibit The Prophecy of Bees the dying of bees is used as a metaphor for the vulnerability of nature and the way in which artists redefine the relationship between man and animal. With work by: Semâ Bekirovic, Joseph Beuys, Sara Bjarland, Melanie Bonajo, Laura Gozlan, Maartje Korstanje, Katja Novitskova en Janis Rafa. Curator: Julia Geerlings

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