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Esteban Cabeza de Baca

Life is one drop in limitless oceans....

19.10–​15.12.2019

19.10–​15.12.2019

Esteban Cabeza de Baca

Life is one drop in limitless oceans....

Esteban Cabeza de Baca – Life is one drop in limitless oceans…. 19.10 – 15.12.2019 Opening October, 19, 3PM The title for Esteban Cabeza de Baca’s solo exhibition takes its inspiration from David Mitchell’s novel Cloud Atlas. A theme in the 2004 sci fi narrative is kindness over greed, selflessness over violence and humanity over betrayal. Mitchell considers how humans normalize brutality, while he also persists against “an ocean” of pessimism. Taking this text as index into his work, Cabeza de (…)

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Bogomir Doringer

Dancing Defence: Space, Ritual, Gesture

19.10–​15.12.2019

19.10–​15.12.2019

Bogomir Doringer

Dancing Defence: Space, Ritual, Gesture

Bogomir Doringer – Dancing Defence: Space, Ritual, Gesture 19.10 – 15.12.2019 Opening Saturday, October 19, 15.00 Kunstfort is excited to exhibit an investigative presentation by Bogomir Doringer. Can clubbing (as subculture) be observed as a micro-environment – to find out what certain patterns of behaviour on a dance floor are revealing about wider contemporary cultural and socio-political systems? Doringer started in 2014 with filming clubs from a bird’s-eye view to document variations of collective and individual choreographies worldwide. The collected (…)

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Interventions

Miriam Kongstad

Demian, Delilah

19.10–​15.12.2019

19.10–​15.12.2019

Miriam Kongstad

Demian, Delilah

2018/2019, Neverneverland, Amsterdam, Holland Sculpture, 76 cm × 30 cm ×  26 cm Unfired clay, concrete, chains, gold, wood and human teeth Miriam Kongstad’s work is fuelled by a recurring interest in the human body and the social and political regimes surrounding it. From a socio-anthropological angle, Kongstad researches embodiment and affect, with specific attention to habitual and naturalized movements and their identifications in popular culture. As a synthesis of modalities and media her artistic output takes form as sculpture and (…)

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Sophie Lee

Go your own way

19.10–​15.12.2019

19.10–​15.12.2019

Sophie Lee

Go your own way

Sophie Lee (United Kingdom / The Nederlands) “Go your own way” Sophie Lee’s video tableaux vivant serves as a prelude to an upcoming narrative video about women in electronic music.

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Vincent Knopper

Kunstfort Kasus

19.10–​15.12.2019

19.10–​15.12.2019

Vincent Knopper

Kunstfort Kasus

Third and final chapter, 2019 Vincent Knopper is the first participant in Kunstfort Kasus (“Kunstfort Case”) a residency program which gives an artist or designer the opportunity to expand their studio practice to (the surrounding area of) the Kunstfort during one year. Knopper studied Fine Arts at the Rietveld Academy and followed the Master program Material Utopias at the Sandberg Instituut. In 2019 he continues his research into the history and archi-tecture of the fortress, as well as the programmatic (…)

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Upcoming

2019

October

26.10.2019

19:00

Night of the Night

26.10.2019

19:00

Night of the Night

Night of the Night 19:00 - 23:00 free entrance, donation is welcome Both the Kunstfort and restaurant 't Fort are open (see flyer on the right for the restaurant's program). In the Kunstfort you can visit the autumn exhibition of Bogomir Doringer ‘Dancing Defense: Ruin, Ritual, Gesture’, two art interventions and the project space of the ecological project Bee Heroes. There are also HISTORICAL TOURS. The first starts at 19:30 pm, meeting point is at the entrance of the Kunstfort (…)

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Past

2019

October

19.10.2019

17:00

Kunstfort bij Vijfhuizen presents: Defence Club, with Bogomir Doringer

19.10.2019

17:00

Kunstfort bij Vijfhuizen presents: Defence Club, with Bogomir Doringer

Featuring DJ’s: Tijana T (Belgrado), Rojeh (Jazar crew, Ramallah), Polly F (SPIELRAUM). Supported by Kantarion Soundsystem.

During Amsterdam Dance Event, the exhibition space of the concrete bunker of Kunstfort will change into an intimate setting with an evening-filling music program. Location: Kunstfort bij Vijfhuizen, Fortwachter 1, Vijfhuizen

Tickets: ADE
Price: 10 euros (incl. Bus return Amsterdam-Vijfhuizen)
Maximum number of tickets: 60
Transport: Bus departs at 16.00 from the Stedelijk Museum (Paulus Potterstraat 13) in the direction of Vijfhuizen. Return at 22.30 to Amsterdam.

19.10.2019

17:00

Kunstfort bij Vijfhuizen presents: Defence Club, with Bogomir Doringer

19.10.2019

17:00

Kunstfort bij Vijfhuizen presents: Defence Club, with Bogomir Doringer

Featuring DJ’s: Tijana T (Belgrado), Rojeh (Jazar Crew, Palestine), Polly F (SPIELRAUM). With Kantarion Soundsystem. During the opening 15.00 – 17.00: Jetti & Post (BAR Rotterdam). Program Rojeh: 17:15 -18:45 Polly F: 18:45 – 20:30 Tijana T: 20:30 – 22:00 During Amsterdam Dance Event, the exhibition space of the concrete bunker of Kunstfort will change into an intimate setting with an evening-filling music program. The reason is the new exhibition Dancing Defence: Space, Ritual, Gesture by Bogomir Doringer which opens in Kunstfort (…)

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19.10.2019

15:00

Esteban Cabeza de Baca – Life is one drop in limitless oceans….

19.10.2019

15:00

Esteban Cabeza de Baca – Life is one drop in limitless oceans….

Esteban Cabeza de Baca – Life is one drop in limitless oceans…. 19.10 – 15.12.2019 Opening October, 19, 3PM The title for Esteban Cabeza de Baca’s solo exhibition takes its inspiration from David Mitchell’s novel Cloud Atlas. A theme in the 2004 sci fi narrative is kindness over greed, selflessness over violence and humanity over betrayal. Mitchell considers how humans normalize brutality, while he also persists against “an ocean” of pessimism. Taking this text as index into his work, Cabeza de (…)

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19.10.2019

15:00

Bogomir Doringer – Dancing Defence: Space, Ritual, Gesture

19.10.2019

15:00

Bogomir Doringer – Dancing Defence: Space, Ritual, Gesture

Bogomir Doringer – Dancing Defence: Space, Ritual, Gesture 19.10 – 15.12.2019 Opening Saturday, October 19, 15.00 Kunstfort is excited to exhibit an investigative presentation by Bogomir Doringer. Can clubbing (as subculture) be observed as a micro-environment – to find out what certain patterns of behaviour on a dance floor are revealing about wider contemporary cultural and socio-political systems? Doringer started in 2014 with filming clubs from a bird’s-eye view to document variations of collective and individual choreographies worldwide. The collected (…)

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06.10.2019

14:00

Free demonstration bio-drones

06.10.2019

14:00

Free demonstration bio-drones

During the exhibition Supre: Organism at the Kunstfort, artist Ivan Henriques will give a free explanation of his project C-DER. For this project bio-drones have been made which are capable of changing gases with the environment through micro-algae photosynthesis, and on the other hand they seed the ground of endangered environments on Earth to help the atmosphere and possibly create an atmosphere in another planet via the seeding system and photosynthesis. The presentation is in English. Start: main entrance of (…)

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06.10.2019

14:00

Free art tour

06.10.2019

14:00

Free art tour

Join our free art tour in the exhibition Supre:organism on Sunday, October 6. Supre: organism presents work of artists that challenge the established cosmology with a multiplicity of artistic perspectives in order to expand the understanding of human non-terrestrial becoming. They do this through films and installations in which, among other things, drones and bacteria are central. Co-curator of the exhibition Miha Turšič (Waag) will provide an explanation of the various works in English. Start: main entrance of the fort (…)

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September

14.09–​06.10.2019

Waag & Kunstfort bij Vijfhuizen present:

Supre:organism

14.09–​06.10.2019

Waag & Kunstfort bij Vijfhuizen present:

Supre:organism

Human space activities can be considered as the pinnacle of modern civilisation. Through the last century, humanity established its presence in outer space, left the solar system, stepped on the Moon’s surface and settled in Earth’s low orbit. What to think of this continuous expansion of our presence, that no other organism has accomplished? Waag & Kunstfort present: Supre:organism. While contemporary space exploration has its inclination to life sciences, engineering and industrialisation, Supre:organism highlights an urgency to identify also alternative, (…)

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14.09.2019

15:00

Opening exhibition: Waag & Kunstfort bij Vijfhuizen present - Supre:organism

14.09.2019

15:00

Opening exhibition: Waag & Kunstfort bij Vijfhuizen present - Supre:organism

14.09.-06.10.2019 On Saturday, September 14, 15.00, we open in collaboration with Waag (Amsterdam) the exhibition Supre:Organism in the Genieloods and in-and around the fortress. Human space activities can be considered as the pinnacle of modern civilisation. Through the last century, humanity established its presence in outer space, left the solar system, stepped on the Moon’s surface and settled in Earth’s low orbit. What to think of this continuous expansion of our presence, that no other organism has accomplished? Waag & Kunstfort present: (…)

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July

17.07–​20.07.2019

Puck Verkade

Kunstfort at Parksessies presents: Puck Verkade

17.07–​20.07.2019

Puck Verkade

Kunstfort at Parksessies presents: Puck Verkade

Kunstfort at Parksessies presents: Puck Verkade 17.07.2019 Opening July 17, 17:00 Haarlemmerhout Kunstfort invites artist Puck Verkade for a collaboration during Park Sessions. A selection of recent videos is shown in a pavilion painted by Verkade. In the (video) work Puck Verkade investigates ideas about gender and sexuality in relation to socio-cultural pressure. With humor and absurdism, the collage-like videos tell about fictionalized facts. The past, present and future are intertwined. The viewer is thus confronted with multiple points of (…)

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17.07–​20.07.2019

Kunstfort presents at Parksessies: Puck Verkade (July 17-20)

17.07–​20.07.2019

Kunstfort presents at Parksessies: Puck Verkade (July 17-20)

Kunstfort presents at Parksessies: Puck Verkade 17.07-20.07.2019 During a regional collaboration with Parksessies festival in Haarlem (17 to 20 July), artist Puck Verkade (KABK and Goldsmiths) paints an “Kunstfort dependance” in which her alienating, humorous and also confronting videos are shown. More info about Puck Verkade’s work: www.puckverkade.com

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07.07–​01.09.2019

Border Agency

Liquid Landscapes: what if the ground under your feet can't be trusted?

07.07–​01.09.2019

Border Agency

Liquid Landscapes: what if the ground under your feet can't be trusted?

Border Agency – Liquid Landscapes: what if the ground under your feet can’t be trusted? 07.07-01.09.2019 Opening 7 juli, 15.00 uur Fort bij Vijfhuizen was part of a 19th century military strategy which transformed landscape into a weapon by using water as a defense line. Considering this Stelling van Amsterdam remained unused and thus, in turn, became part of the landscape, collective Border Agency confronts in their exhibition visitors with an “active” landscape. For Liquid Landscapes they combine their ongoing Landmines Project with new (…)

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07.07–​01.09.2019

Jan Robert Leegte

Clear Obscure

07.07–​01.09.2019

Jan Robert Leegte

Clear Obscure

Jan Robert Leegte – Clear Obscure 07.07-01.09.2019 Opening July 7, 3 PM As early as 1969 the term “transparency” was introduced as a computer programming technique. It would form the foundation of computer interaction that everyone could intuitively understand – at the cost of hiding all inner workings of the machine. Jan Robert Leegte’s exhibition Clear Obscure fills the Genieloods with drawings and performances. The drawings refer to the practice of chiaroscuro from the Renaissance period. The computer performances range (…)

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07.07–​01.09.2019

Becket MWN (Intervention)

The Weather

07.07–​01.09.2019

Becket MWN

The Weather

Becket MWN (Verenigde Staten / United States) The Weather (Chill Manifesto), 2017 17 min. audio loop The Weather (Speculation), 2019 Duratrans print, 83,5 x 126,5 cm ‘…obviously, image technology has improved a lot since the 60s, and so there has been a “heating up” of media images since then. However, the “resolution” now is actually that of the viewers rather than images, as audiences have become known in much greater detail and more precisely defined. You could say we have (…)

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07.07–​01.09.2019

Heleen Blanken (Intervention)

When Water Falls

07.07–​01.09.2019

Heleen Blanken

When Water Falls

Heleen Blanken (Nederland / The Netherlands) When Water Falls, 2019 Installation at Contrair Festival 7 x 40 meter Plastic Metallic Foil The When Water Falls project is a relection on plastic waste. It deals with the complexity of our man-made presence in todays natural environment. The foil is re-used and made into a new work. When Water Falls #3, shown on the island of Kunstfort bij Vijhuizen, is the third work in de sequence of the reused materials. The previous work was commissioned by DGTL festival. Heleen Blanken is (…)

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07.07–​01.09.2019

Vincent Knopper (Intervention)

Intervention

07.07–​01.09.2019

Vincent Knopper

Intervention

Vincent Knopper is the first participant in Kunstfort Kase (Kunstfort Case), a residency program that gives an artist or designer the opportunity to expand their studio work to (the surrounding area of) the Kunstfort during one year. Knopper studied Fine Arts at the Rietveld Academy and followed the Master program Material Utopias at the Sandberg Institution. In 2019 he continues his research into the history and architecture of the fortress, as well as the programmatic and physical transformation of the historical site into a presentation space. In collaboration with the team and the relations of the (…)

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07.07–​01.09.2019

Almagul Menlibayeva (Intervention)

Exodus (2009)

07.07–​01.09.2019

Almagul Menlibayeva

Exodus (2009)

Almagul Menlibayeva (1969, Almaty, Kazakh SSR. Based in Almaty and Berlin) Exodus, 2009 HD video, Composer G Popov, 11 min, Single channel, 11 min Courtesy American-Eurasian Art Advisors LLC. In de film Exodus keert de kunstenaar Almagul Menlibyaeva terug naar de steppen van haar geboorteland Kazachstan, waar ze mythologische verhalen bedenkt, etaleert en filmt, en toeschouwers aanmoedigt om deel te nemen aan haar visuele reis. Exodus leidt de kijker naar het hedendaagse Kazachstan, waar zich een even vreemd als krachtig (…)

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07.07.2019

15:00

Opening Summer exhibition: Border Agency - Liquid Landscapes: what if the ground under your feet can't be trusted?

07.07.2019

15:00

Opening Summer exhibition: Border Agency - Liquid Landscapes: what if the ground under your feet can't be trusted?

Our summer season opens on Sunday 7 July, starting at 3 p.m. with a solo exhibition by Border Agency in the fortress. Border Agency – Liquid Landscapes: what if the ground under your feet can’t be trusted? 07.07-01.09.2019 Opening July 7, 3 PM Fort bij Vijfhuizen was part of a 19th cen­tury mil­i­tary strategy which trans­formed land­scape into a weapon by using water as a de­fense line. Con­sid­ering this Stelling van Amsterdam re­mained un­used and thus, in turn, be­came part of the land­scape, col­lec­tive Border (…)

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07.07.2019

15:00

Opening Summer exhibition: Jan Robert Leegte - Clear Obscure

07.07.2019

15:00

Opening Summer exhibition: Jan Robert Leegte - Clear Obscure

Our summer season opens on Sunday 7 July, starting at 3 p.m. with a solo exhibition by Jan Robert Leegte in the Genieloods. Jan Robert Leegte – Clear Obscure 07.07-01.09.2019 Opening July 7, 3 PM As early as 1969 the term “transparency” was introduced as a computer programming technique. It would form the foundation of computer interaction that everyone could intuitively understand – at the cost of hiding all inner workings of the machine. Jan Robert Leegte’s exhibition Clear Obscure (…)

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June

23.06.2019

15:00

Finissage Spring exhibition with i.a. a performance by Coralie Vogelaar

23.06.2019

15:00

Finissage Spring exhibition with i.a. a performance by Coralie Vogelaar

Join the finissage of our spring exhibitions on Sunday 23rd of June from 3 p.m with the performance Arranging, Moving, Rotating, Packing by Coralie Vogelaar, followed by a Q&A with V2_ curator Florian Weigl and artistic director Zippora Elders. For her intervention, Coralie Vogelaar applied a bin-packing algorithm – normally used for transport or 3D printing – to a dataset of classical sculptures. This algorithm calculates what is optimal, i.e. taking up as little space as possible, used for packaging (…)

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16.06.2019

14:00

Kunstrondleiding 16.06.2019

16.06.2019

14:00

Kunstrondleiding 16.06.2019

Wat: Gratis kunstrondleiding
Waar: Verzamelen bij de fort ingang van Kunstfort bij Vijfhuizen
Wanneer: Zondag 16 juni 14.00

13.06.2019

11:00

"Communal Healing" session with art collective HARD-CORE

13.06.2019

11:00

"Communal Healing" session with art collective HARD-CORE

Clay your troubles away! Under the guidance of Skyler Lindenberg, HARD-CORE would like to invite you for a day of communal healing. The event will unfold in two parts: – Sculpting session, from 11:00 – 14:00 (limited places – RSVP to ceo@the-hard-core.eu) – Informal presentation of the result open to the public from 14:00 onwards. During the sculpting sessions we will use clay for manifesting energies and emotions that are subconsciously toxifying our everyday encounters and sense of empathy. Through (…)

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09.06.2019

14:00

Kunstrondleiding 09.06.2019

09.06.2019

14:00

Kunstrondleiding 09.06.2019

Wat: Gratis kunstrondleiding
Waar: Verzamelen bij de fort ingang van Kunstfort bij Vijfhuizen
Wanneer: Zondag 9 juni 14.00

May

05.05.2019

14:00

Kunstrondleiding

05.05.2019

14:00

Kunstrondleiding

Wat: Gratis kunstrondleiding
Waar: Verzamelen bij de fort ingang van Kunstfort bij Vijfhuizen
Wanneer: Iedere zondag van 14.00 – 15.00

Aanmelden is niet nodig!

April

14.04.2019

14:00

Kunstrondleiding

14.04.2019

14:00

Kunstrondleiding

Wat: Gratis kunstrondleiding
Waar: Verzamelen bij de fort ingang van Kunstfort bij Vijfhuizen
Wanneer: Iedere zondag van 14.00 – 15.00

Aanmelden is niet nodig!

07.04–​23.06.2019

Coralie Vogelaar (Intervention)

Optimal Bin Packing (2019) & Arranging, Moving, Rotating, Packing (2019)

07.04–​23.06.2019

Coralie Vogelaar

Optimal Bin Packing (2019) & Arranging, Moving, Rotating, Packing (2019)

Coralie Vogelaar (NL, 1981) Optimal Bin Packing, 2019 Cnc-gefreesd reliëf, aluminium frame / cnc-milled modeling board, aluminimum frame ‘Arranging, Moving, Rotating, Packing’, 2019 Video A bin-packing algorithm – normally used for the transport or 3d printing industry – is used on a dataset of classical sculptures. This algorithm can calculate the optimal – occupying as less space as possible – packaging of irregular objects in a container. From this, a selection is flattened into a relief and CNC- milled. For (…)

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07.04–​23.06.2019

Nicola Arthen

Eagle & Hesitant Vehicles

07.04–​23.06.2019

Nicola Arthen

Eagle & Hesitant Vehicles

Technologies are employed to reveal the hidden, each time, introducing new ways of “seeing”. Drones scan architectural situations without being detected. But can a view from above truly perceive reality’s complexity? In this exhibition vertical viewpoints are discouraged by half-blind lasers, uncertain engines, skinny sculptures and a biased camera. Devices deliver their doubtful duties close to the airport; at Kunstfort’s historical “Genieloods” military storage shed. Kunstfort bij Vijfhuizen is pleased to present Nicola Arthen – Eagle & Hesitant Vehicles. Nicola (…)

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07.04–​23.06.2019

HARD-CORE (Intervention)

“After a storm comes another storm”

07.04–​23.06.2019

HARD-CORE

“After a storm comes another storm”

HARD-CORE (NL, 2011-…) HARD-CORE is an Amsterdam, London and Paris based art startup, comprised of Hrafnhildur Helgadóttir, Eloise Bonneviot, Saemundur Thor Helgason and Anne de Boer under the guidance of their CEO Skyler Lindenberg. The collective is focused on the development of automated curatorial applications. The aim is to fully automate the subjective task of curating art exhibitions in order to reach a more democratic system for selecting and displaying art. In 2011 HARD-CORE launched the first ever curatorial robot named ASAHI. This robot curated (…)

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07.04–​23.06.2019

Ann Lislegaard (Intervention)

Oracles, Owls… Some Animals Never Sleep

07.04–​23.06.2019

Ann Lislegaard

Oracles, Owls… Some Animals Never Sleep

Ann Lislegaard (NO, 1962) Oracles, Owls… Some Animals Never Sleep, 2012-2014 3D animatie en geluid / 3D animation, sound In the iconic work Oracles, Owls…Some Animals Never Sleep animated owls deliver a prophetic monologue of aphorisms and latent fragments from I-Ching. The monologues are interrupted by compressed noise, dramatized and distorted samples from Blade Runner—Ridley Scott’s 1982 film adaptation of Philip K. Dick’s 1968 novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep. These unruly voices are at times menacing yet they are also humorous, doubled (…)

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07.04–​23.06.2019

Timur Akhmetov

KIDS OF CHAOS: Scene of Evacuation

07.04–​23.06.2019

Timur Akhmetov

KIDS OF CHAOS: Scene of Evacuation

Timur Akhmetov – KIDS OF CHAOS: Scene of Evacuation 07.04 – 23.06.2019 “16 sunrises and 16 sunsets here past through with the soft sensation of worry.. Do you see those kids trapped in millennial glow? that feel so uneasy in a broad day light they summon at very well lit public space asking another question about life! oh, they are so unlike us..” Timur Akhmetov (Russia, 1985) has graduated from Gerrit Rietveld Academy and received his master at MFA at (…)

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07.04.2019

15:00

Opening Nicola Arthen Eagle & Hesitant Vehicles

07.04.2019

15:00

Opening Nicola Arthen Eagle & Hesitant Vehicles

Technologies are employed to reveal the hidden, each time, introducing new ways of “seeing”. Drones scan architectural situations without being detected. But can a view from above truly perceive reality’s complexity? In this exhibition vertical viewpoints are discouraged by half-blind lasers, uncertain engines, skinny sculptures and a biased camera. Devices deliver their doubtful duties close to the airport; at Kunstfort’s historical “Genieloods” military storage shed. Kunstfort bij Vijfhuizen is pleased to present Nicola Arthen – Eagle & Hesitant Vehicles. Nicola (…)

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March

09.03–​09.03.2019

Perspectives

Perspectives

09.03–​09.03.2019

Perspectives

Perspectives

Perspectives: exhibitions, conversations, performances Kunstfort bij Vijfhuizen organizes on Saturday, March 9 (2-10pm) the unique public program ‘Perspectives’ with one-day exhibition, performances and lectures. Local and international artists present work in and around the entire Kunstfort area: inside the concrete fort itself, at the industrial Genieloods warehouse, at the residency spaces, and on the blossoming green fortress island. Participating artists and institutions include i.a.: Benedikte Bjerre, Malissa Cañez Sabus, Challenging Jewelery / Master program of BLESS, Quynh Dong, Michael Guidetti, (…)

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09.03.2019

14:00

Perspectives

09.03.2019

14:00

Perspectives

Perspectives: exhibitions, conversations, performances Kunstfort bij Vijfhuizen organizes on Saturday, March 9 (2-10pm) the unique public program ‘Perspectives’ with one-day exhibition, performances and lectures. Local and international artists present work in and around the entire Kunstfort area: inside the concrete fort itself, at the industrial Genieloods warehouse, at the residency spaces, and on the blossoming green fortress island. Participating artists and institutions include i.a.: Benedikte Bjerre, Malissa Cañez Sabus, Challenging Jewelery / Master program of BLESS, Quynh Dong, Michael Guidetti, (…)

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February

02.02.2019

0:14

Historische rondleiding

02.02.2019

0:14

Historische rondleiding

Historische rondleiding
Verzamelen bij de ingang van het fort om 14.00 uur
Deelname is gratis!

2018

December

16.12.2018

15:00

Finissage Serge Onnen & Charlott Weise

16.12.2018

15:00

Finissage Serge Onnen & Charlott Weise

Join us on Sunday the 16th of December at Kunstfort bij Vijfhuizen for an afternoon filled with music, food and drinks to celebrate the finissage of the exhibitions ‘He at Sea’ by Charlott Weise and ‘The Fear of Small Numbers’ by Serge Onnen. Live performance and launch of their new Christmas single by Serge Onnens band OORBEEK, a collective of artists, musicians and theoreticians. (www.oorbeek.net) Food and pre-christmas drinks afterwards! The launch of the digital catalogue He at Sea by (…)

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09.12.2018

11:00

Kerstmarkt

09.12.2018

11:00

Kerstmarkt

Kerstmarkt op het forteiland! Met glühwein, live muziek. Christmas carols en een uitgebreide selectie stands: van ambachtelijke seizoens-producten, design, kunst, kerstcadeautjes, houtwerk, hoeden en tassen. Meer informatie op de website van Restaurant t’Fort: https://www.fortrestaurant.nl/nieuws/.

02.12.2018

14:00

Kunstrondleiding

02.12.2018

14:00

Kunstrondleiding

Kunstrondleiding op zondag 2 december, 14.00 uur.
Verzamelen bij de ingang van het fort.
Aanmelden is niet nodig!

November

04.11.2018

14:00

Kunstrondleiding

04.11.2018

14:00

Kunstrondleiding

Kunstrondleiding door het Kunstfort bij Vijfhuizen.
Verzamelen bij de ingang van het fort om 14.00 uur. Toegang is gratis!

October

27.10.2018

20:00

Nacht van de Nacht

27.10.2018

20:00

Nacht van de Nacht

Kunstfort bij Vijfhuizen in het donker! Tijdens de Nacht van de Nacht - zaterdag 27 oktober - dooft het Kunstfort haar lichten en vinden er allerlei in donker gehulde activiteiten plaats op het forteiland. Loop in het pikkedonker mee met één van onze historische rondleidingen. Kom sterrenkijken op het fortdak of rooster marshmallows onder het sfeervolle maanlicht. Met live muziek van de fantastische Pier K- band Out of the Blue. In het fort is onze tentoonstellingen gewoon te bezoeken, dit (…)

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20.10.2018

14:00

Historic tour

20.10.2018

14:00

Historic tour

Historic tour on Saturday October 20 at 2 pm. Costs: 6 euros. Start: at the entrance of the fortress.

14.10–​16.12.2018

Charlott Weise

He at Sea

14.10–​16.12.2018

Charlott Weise

He at Sea

This Fall Kunstfort bij Vijfhuizen presents the exhibition He at Sea by Charlott Weise (1991, DE). In the monumental Genieloods Weise is showing a new series of sail-paintings. On raw canvas she reveals a look on manhood through fluid marks and dreamlike figuration: men among themselves, men with a common destination, dreaming, reclining, all hands on deck, raising the sails. The imagined scenes and exhilarating situations overlap and cross each other, and in-between a glimpse of the artist herself may (…)

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14.10–​16.12.2018

Serge Onnen

The Fear of Small Numbers

14.10–​16.12.2018

Serge Onnen

The Fear of Small Numbers

In the fort Serge Onnen (FR/NL, 1965) constructs an alternative economy. Hard numbers become fluid and loose the definite meaning as we know it. A roulette, a wheel of fortune, “rotorliefs”, a phenakistiscope and an LP spin at high speed. A party of Chinese shadow puppets plays a sudoku-like game and looks with half an eye at Onnen’s animation movie CLOACINAE (2017)*, which is here shown for the first time. Onnen works with drawings and of pre-cinema techniques. He was (…)

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14.10–​16.12.2018

Lonneke van der Palen (Intervention)

Im Spiegel

14.10–​16.12.2018

Lonneke van der Palen

Im Spiegel

Duratrans in lichtbak / in luminous box, 2017 Courtesy of the artist © The images of Lonneke van der Palen originate from an exquisite studio practice. Yet her “studio” can be anywhere: on a trip, on the streets, or in front of a screen. She does not aim to simply document, but rather creates new artificial realities; her images are reduced to their essence, without noise or unnecessary decoration. Although “clean” and flat in character: what remains is a dreamy (…)

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14.10–​16.12.2018

Dan Walwin (Intervention)

Messy scrape

14.10–​16.12.2018

Dan Walwin

Messy scrape

HD video, 8′ 20″ continuous loop, 4K flatscreen monitor, stereo sound Courtesy of the artist, 2018 We see an out of the way place with water and reeds, a large iron plate and a wooden boardwalk. Where this is located, or what is going on, does not seem clear. The camera moves somewhat mechanically up and down and follows a soundtrack with a strong rhythm and repeating components, that alternately swells and decreases in volume. The camera movements are both (…)

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14.10–​16.12.2018

Roderick Hietbrink (Intervention)

Near Hit

14.10–​16.12.2018

Roderick Hietbrink

Near Hit

HD video 14:46 mins Courtesy the artist, 2017 On the 3rd of July 2017, a meteorite hit a farm in the south east of Norway, about an hour drive from its capital Oslo. Although damage was caused to a number of things at the farm, no one was physically harmed during this miraculous incident. The confusion surrounding the trajectory of the meteorite, entering and leaving the farm house through a window and boring a hole through a woollen sweater amongst other things, led many (…)

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14.10–​16.12.2018

Lennart de Neef and Micha Prinsen (Intervention)

Host

14.10–​16.12.2018

Lennart de Neef and Micha Prinsen

Host

Concrete, ceramics, paint, epoxy, 2018 Lennart de Neef and Micha Prinsen originally made this work for a public park in Rotterdam. It was placed as a standing rectangle in a seemingly melting foot. Inspiration for the sculpture was the mysterious monolith from the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) by Stanley Kubrick, an artefact that millions of years ago might have been left behind on planet Earth by extraterrestrial archaeologists. When the sculpture got replaced at the fort island of (…)

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14.10–​16.12.2018

Charlott Weise & Marius Schwarz (Intervention)

He at Sea - A Catalogue, eeebooks

14.10–​16.12.2018

Charlott Weise & Marius Schwarz

He at Sea - A Catalogue, eeebooks

Charlott Weise & Marius Schwarz He at Sea – A Catalogue, eeebooks To download the eeebook, go to http://www.eeebooks.net/eeee/

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14.10.2018

15:00

Opening Charlott Weise - He at Sea

14.10.2018

15:00

Opening Charlott Weise - He at Sea

Charlott Weise – He at Sea 14.10.2018 – 16.12.2018 Festive opening: Sunday 14 October, 15.00, openingsspeech at 15.30. Photo album on Facebook This Fall Kunstfort bij Vijfhuizen presents the exhibition He at Sea by Charlott Weise (1991, DE). In the monumental Genieloods Weise is showing a new series of sail-paintings. On raw canvas she reveals a look on manhood through fluid marks and dreamlike figuration: men among themselves, men with a common destination, dreaming, reclining, all hands on deck, raising (…)

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14.10.2018

15:00

Opening Serge Onnen - The Fear of Small Numbers

14.10.2018

15:00

Opening Serge Onnen - The Fear of Small Numbers

Serge Onnen – The Fear of Small Numbers 14.10.2018 – 16.12.2018 Festive opening: Sunday 14 October, 15.00, openingsspeech at 15.30. Photo album on Facebook In the fort Serge Onnen (FR/NL, 1965) constructs an alternative economy. Hard numbers become fluid and loose the definite meaning as we know it. A roulette, a wheel of fortune, “rotorliefs”, a phenakistiscope and a LP spin at high speed. A party of Chinese shadow puppets plays a sudoku-like game and looks with half an eye (…)

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September

28.09–​30.09.2018

Takeshi Ikeda

Kunstfort presents "Takeshi Ikeda - Weekend" at Haarlemse Herfst

28.09–​30.09.2018

Takeshi Ikeda

Kunstfort presents "Takeshi Ikeda - Weekend" at Haarlemse Herfst

Kunstfort presents: Takeshi Ikeda Weekend, 2018 Various media In the semi-dark attic of the historical “Doelen” building we find drawings, video documentation of a musical performance, and a mysterious collection of rubbish, trash and keyboards. These are the remains of the work of a composer and artist that we will never meet: a woman in her thirties, already passed away, with a fascination for “that what remains”. Her diary reveals that she hoped that like-minded people would continue and re-perform (…)

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21.09.2018

16:00

Kunstfort presents "Takeshi Ikeda - Weekend" at Haarlemse Herfst

21.09.2018

16:00

Kunstfort presents "Takeshi Ikeda - Weekend" at Haarlemse Herfst

Kunstfort presents: Takeshi Ikeda Weekend, 2018 Various media In the semi-dark attic of the historical “Doelen” building we find drawings, video documentation of a musical performance, and a mysterious collection of rubbish, trash and keyboards. These are the remains of the work of a composer and artist that we will never meet: a woman in her thirties, already passed away, with a fascination for “that what remains”. Her diary reveals that she hoped that like-minded people would continue and re-perform (…)

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16.09–​21.10.2018

Mika Rosenberg

Empathy Box

16.09–​21.10.2018

Mika Rosenberg

Empathy Box

The exhibition follows a two-month Summer residency at both institutions. Visual artist Mika Rosenberg stayed at Fort bij Vijfhuizen and worked in a studio in historic Haarlem. Starting point was the genre of science fiction, fitting the Kunstfort program and as a metaphorical connection between future and past, heritage and artificiality. Rosenberg brings together her ongoing research in an alienating scenography: an aquarium of algae and bacteria, an arrangement of plant species found in Haarlemmermeer, a cage with disguising caterpillars, (…)

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16.09.2018

16:00

Opening 37PK & Kunstfort present: Mika Rosenberg - Empathy Box

16.09.2018

16:00

Opening 37PK & Kunstfort present: Mika Rosenberg - Empathy Box

The (pop-up) exhibition “Empathy Box”, loosely referencing Philip K. Dick, is the result of a Summer residency at 37PK and Kunstfort. Visual artist Mika Rosenberg (US, 1996) stayed at Fort bij Vijfhuizen and worked in a studio in historic Haarlem. Starting point is the genre of science fiction, fitting the Kunstfort program and as a metaphorical connection between future and past, heritage and artificiality. Rosenberg brings together her ongoing research in an alienating scenography: an aquarium of algae and bacteria, (…)

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08.09.2018

12:00

Europese Fortendag

08.09.2018

12:00

Europese Fortendag

Saturday September 8 marks the European Fortressday.

2pm: Start performance Sam Keogh
3pm: Historical tour (duration 1 hour). The group gathers at the entrance of the fortress. Admission is free.

Extra: in the military shack a video will be shown about the construction and history of the fortress. Starting at 3 pm.

08.09.2018

14:00

Performance Sam Keogh

08.09.2018

14:00

Performance Sam Keogh

Saturday September 8 marks the European Fortressday. During the weekend Kunstfort bij Vijfhuizen organizes special events on this occasion as well as the Open Monumentendag on September 8 and 9. On Saturday the 8th of September Sam Keogh will give a performance with the title Knotweed at Kunstfort bij Vijfhuizen. His video installation, Kapton Cadaverine Log Entry (2018) is now on show in the BLOB on the fortress island as part of The Mindful Intervention, curated by Kerstin Winking. Using (…)

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July

19.07–​22.07.2018

Kunstfort presents Broersen & Lukács - Establishing Eden (Intervention)

@ Parksessions Haarlem

19.07–​22.07.2018

Kunstfort presents Broersen & Lukács - Establishing Eden

@ Parksessions Haarlem

Kunstfort presents at Parksessions Haarlem: Persijn Broersen, Margit Lukács Establishing Eden 2016 Digitale video / digital video, 10 min. In Establishing Eden, Broersen & Lukács focus on the establishing shot: the moment a landscape is identified and becomes one of the main protagonists in a film. In blockbusters like the film series Lord of the Rings (Peter Jackson, 2001-2014), these shots were used to capture and lay claim to the nature of New Zealand, propagating it as a new Eden, (…)

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15.07–​16.09.2018

Botond Keresztesi

H.B.O. (Hubbard’s Best Of)

15.07–​16.09.2018

Botond Keresztesi

H.B.O. (Hubbard’s Best Of)

The Kunstfort is excited to introduce the first Dutch exhibition of Hungary based Botond Keresztesi (Romania, 1987). Botond Keresztesi – H.B.O. (Hubbard’s Best Of), which will be on show in the concrete fortress, is equally futuristic as surrealistic. The emerging artist, a prolific painter, combines his newest works with site-specific objects created during his residency at the Kunstfort. Employing visual languages from internet culture, online gaming and interior design, Keresztesi merges his academic background – both in painterly gesture and (…)

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15.07–​16.09.2018

Yin-Ju Chen, Tamás Kaszás, Sam Keogh

The Mindful Intervention

15.07–​16.09.2018

Yin-Ju Chen, Tamás Kaszás, Sam Keogh

The Mindful Intervention

The Mindful Intervention With Yin-Ju Chen, Tamás Kaszás and Sam Keogh At the Kunstfort each season artists are invited to do interventions in and around the fortress. This Summer the Kunstfort is pleased to collaborate on the kick-off of travelling art project The Mindful, initiated by independent researcher/curator Kerstin Winking (Germany). The coming years The Mindful will be held at international locations with various partners. The project is inspired by Ursula Le Guin’s The Dispossessed (1974). In this science fiction (…)

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15.07–​15.09.2018

Future past / nature city

OPEN CALL

15.07–​15.09.2018

Future past / nature city

OPEN CALL

OPEN CALL DEADLINE: 24 JUNE 2018 Future past / nature city pdf Summer residency for artists – with exhibition Institutions: Kunstfort at Vijfhuizen and 37PK, Platform for the Arts Location: Haarlem and Vijfhuizen (North Holland) Period: mid-July – mid-September 2018 Target group: (inter-)national artists Haarlem and Vijfhuizen are strongly connected geographically, with only a few kilometers of distance between them. Their characters, however, are leagues apart. The provincial capital of Haarlem is marked by a rich history throughout the city—in (…)

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15.07–​16.09.2018

Timo Nasseri

Uncertain Phases

15.07–​16.09.2018

Timo Nasseri

Uncertain Phases

In the monumental metal “Genieloods” shack the enigmatic exhibition Uncertain Phases by artist Timo Nasseri (Germany, 1972) is shown. Nasseri lands a wondrous constellation of meticulously crafted objects. The sculptures and sketches – spheres, towers and patterns made out of wood, steel, strings, copper and pigmented paper – sprout from Nasseri’s own mathemathical language. Both abstract and imaginative, the works remind us of astronomical and musical instruments, military devices and scientific tools. Combining Islamic and western cultural heritages, Timo Nasseri’s (…)

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15.07–​16.09.2018

Lola Pertsowsky (Intervention)

Escargot sur Ruff

15.07–​16.09.2018

Lola Pertsowsky

Escargot sur Ruff

Lola Pertsowsky (FR, 1988) lives and works in Brussels and was raised on a small island in France. With her photographs she collects situations that together could tell the story of an imaginary microcosm – another world. She prefers her frames vertical: it is not the landscape, the ‘overview’, but the fragment that she finds interesting. This snail, which is quietly moving over the other side of a bedroom window, has been captured by Pertsowsky in a very short timespan (…)

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15.07–​16.09.2018

Sam Keogh (Intervention)

Kapton Cadaverine Log Entry

15.07–​16.09.2018

Sam Keogh

Kapton Cadaverine Log Entry

In Kapton Cadaverine Log Entry a handheld camera skims over the interior of a starship: various textures and surfaces glisten in the light of the camera as the ship’s lone inhabitant struggles to locate himself in time and space. The film’s narration shifts in and out of diegesis with the images, mirroring the layered registers and temporal confusion of the dialogue. The film is made from a combination of video footage taken inside an empty installation overlaid with audio documentation (…)

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15.07–​16.09.2018

Yin-Ju Chen (Intervention)

Reverberation of the Pleiades

15.07–​16.09.2018

Yin-Ju Chen

Reverberation of the Pleiades

In what ways do the stars affect human life on Earth? Yin-Ju Chen searches for answers to this question in cosmology, conspiracy theories and philosophy, all of which inspire her artistic practice. American art of the 1960s and archaic patterns based on star constellations and found in global cultural productions, reverberate in Reverberation of the Pleiades, her new land art work created as part of The Mindful Intervention at Kunstfort Vijfhuizen.   Reverberation of the Pleiades is culturally anchored in (…)

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15.07–​16.09.2018

Tamás Kaszás (Intervention)

Escapist Story (Forest School)

15.07–​16.09.2018

Tamás Kaszás

Escapist Story (Forest School)

This slide show tells the story of an activist who escapes an urban environment for an autonomous life in nature. His new environment is not an untouched paradise, but the peripheral areas of European urban centers. Trying to establish a new relationship with nature, the activist creates a kind of folk wisdom that is rooted in a dialogue with plants and animals. This newly created folk wisdom is what the Escapist Story (Forest School) teaches. The work plays with the (…)

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15.07.2018

15:00

Opening Timo Nasseri - Uncertain Phases

15.07.2018

15:00

Opening Timo Nasseri - Uncertain Phases

Timo Nasseri – Uncertain Phases 15.07.2018 – 16.09.2018 Festive opening: Sunday 15 July, 15.00 Photo album on Facebook The Kunstfort presents the enigmatic exhibition Uncertain Phases by Berlin-based artist Timo Nasseri (Germany, 1972). In the monumental metal “Genieloods” shack Nasseri lands a wondrous constellation of meticulously crafted objects. The sculptures and sketches – spheres, towers, patterns et cetera made out of wood, steel, strings, copper and pigmented paper – sprout from Nasseri’s own mathemathical language. Both abstract and imaginative, the (…)

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15.07.2018

15:00

Opening Botond Keresztesi - H.B.O. (Hubbard's Best Of)

15.07.2018

15:00

Opening Botond Keresztesi - H.B.O. (Hubbard's Best Of)

Botond Ke­res­z­tesi – H.B.O. (Hubbard’s Best Of) 15.07.2018 – 16.09.2018 Festive opening: Sunday 15 July, 15.00 Photo album on Facebook The Kunstfort is excited to introduce the first Dutch exhibition of Hungary based Botond Keresztesi (Romania, 1987). Botond Keresztesi – H.B.O. (Hubbard’s Best Of), which will be on show in the concrete fortress, is equally futuristic as surrealistic. The emerging artist, a prolific painter, combines his newest works with site-specific objects created during his residency at the Kunstfort. Employing visual (…)

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01.07.2018

15:00

Finissage Catherine Biocca & Eva-Fiore Kovacovsky

01.07.2018

15:00

Finissage Catherine Biocca & Eva-Fiore Kovacovsky

Join us on Sunday, July 1st for artist talks, music and performances around ‘Ancient Workers’, the exhibition of Catherine Biocca (Italy, 1984) and ‘Sequoia Grove’, the exhibition of Evia-Fiore Kovacovsky (Switzerland, 1980) at Kunstfort bij Vijfhuizen. Catherine Biocca and Eva-Fiore Kovacovsky curated a special programme for the afternoon with artists Sjoerd Buisman (Gorinchem, The Netherlands, 1948), Iqra Tanveer (Karachi, Pakistan, 1983) and Sabina Timmermans (s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands 1984). Start: 15.00 PM At theGenieloods, Fortwachter 1, Vijfhuizen Finissage including drinks.

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May

23.05.2018

19:30

Lecture and screening: Beny Wagner

23.05.2018

19:30

Lecture and screening: Beny Wagner

On Wednesday the 23th of May Berlin based artist and writer Beny Wagner gives a lecture on his recent research. His works Eye Farm (2016) and Outside (2017) are currently on view at the Kunstfort Beny Wagner’s lecture brings together several lines of his recent research on filmmaking in relation to ecology and metabolism. Researchers studying the human microbiome have proposed a rethinking of the human digestive apparatus as the body’s sixth sense, due to increased understanding of its role (…)

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April

08.04–​01.07.2018

Eva Fiore Kovacovsky

Sequoia Grove

08.04–​01.07.2018

Eva Fiore Kovacovsky

Sequoia Grove

This Spring the Kunstfort welcomes the heaviest tree in the world: the Sequoiadendron giganteum. This Californian mammoth tree was brought to Europe in the 19th century, the same century in which Fort bij Vijfhuizen was built as part of an iconic defense plan, and also the century in which photography was invented. Eva-Fiore Kovacovsky (Switzerland, 1980) takes this as her starting point for the exhibition Sequoia Grove. The monumental “genieloods” shack, originally intended for cannonry storage, is inhabited by nature. (…)

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08.04–​01.07.2018

Catherine Biocca

Ancient Workers

08.04–​01.07.2018

Catherine Biocca

Ancient Workers

This Spring the concrete fortress morphs between a company’s office and a disintegrating marriage, an archeological treasure and a spooky tomb, a future factory and a fallen multinational. With animation, image, sculpture, graphics, jewelry and play, Berlin-based Catherine Biocca (Italy, 1984) transforms the Kunstfort into a colorful dystopia: Ancient Workers. The main plea of this exhibition is to work harder. In the entrance room we encounter a restless CEO trying to motivate everyone around him, simultaneously in different locations, sections (…)

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08.04–​01.07.2018

Morten Barker (Intervention)

Apocalypse Now

08.04–​01.07.2018

Morten Barker

Apocalypse Now

Terra Nullius – no land – is a Latin expression, derived from Roman law, describing territory that has either never been claimed by any state or which a state has relinquished. Each of Morten Barker’s (DK, 1972) pictures in the series is a digital montage made from parts of frame grabs from well-known war films. There is no drama, no advancing armies, no combat. The land is seen not as a contested site but as an empty stage. It is stripped (…)

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08.04–​01.07.2018

Beny Wagner (Intervention)

Outside

08.04–​01.07.2018

Beny Wagner

Outside

Beny Wagner, Outside, 2017, Courtesy the artist 14 min, Full HD video Outside traverses two cyclical metabolic paths in the attempt to forge a reciprocal relationship between the two. Moving from the metabolism of the human body to the metabolism of waste infrastructures, the film creates an inverted exchange wherein the concealment of waste inside the human body turns to the concealment of the human body inside waste. The boundary that divides waste from production would seem to contain an (…)

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08.04–​01.07.2018

Eva-Fiore Kovacovsky (Intervention)

Interspecies Communication

08.04–​01.07.2018

Eva-Fiore Kovacovsky

Interspecies Communication

For the Interspecies Communication series, the artist works with analogue full-frame photos from her photo archive: a collection of indigenous and exotic plants. In the dark room she has projected these ‘delayed’ images onto rolled and rolled sheets of photo paper. By playing with a three-dimensional image carrier, the plant images are distorted, twisted and alienated. Inspiration for the series are new scientific findings on communication methods and reproductive mechanisms of plants. Kovacovsky is fascinated by the tropical climber Marcgravia (…)

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08.04–​01.07.2018

Beny Wagner (Intervention)

Eye Farm

08.04–​01.07.2018

Beny Wagner

Eye Farm

Beny Wagner, Eye Farm, 2016, Courtesy the artist 20 min, Full HD video Eye Farm is an experimental essayistic film exploring the mediation of human and nonhuman sight through agriculture. The film looks at the contemporary representation of agriculture through drone-mounted cameras and hyper-realistic computer animated landscapes to raise questions about the political implications of sight, land boundaries, and ideological narrative. Starting from the contingency of the human eye on plant matter activated in the process of digestion, the narrative (…)

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08.04.2018

15:00

Opening Eva-Fiore Kovacovsky - Sequoia Grove

08.04.2018

15:00

Opening Eva-Fiore Kovacovsky - Sequoia Grove

Eva-Fiore Kovacovsky - Sequoia Grove 08.04 - 01.07.2018 Festive opening: Sunday 8 April, 15.00 The monumental Kunstfort "Genieloods" shack, originally intended for cannonry storage, is inhabited by nature. A constellation of tropical fruits, trees, grains, plants and blades colonizes the art space. But whether these plants and fruits are really there remains a question: the artist exposed the fruits on cloths, pressed the grains into plaster and transferred the grass to paper. No manipulation was involved. Amidst the highly artificial (…)

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08.04.2018

15:00

Opening Catherine Biocca - Ancient Workers

08.04.2018

15:00

Opening Catherine Biocca - Ancient Workers

Catherine Biocca - Ancient Workers 08.04 - 01.07.2018 Festive opening: Sunday 8 April, 15.00 This Spring the concrete fortress morphs between a company’s office and a disintegrating marriage, an archaeological treasure and a spooky tomb, a future factory and a fallen multinational. With animation, image, sculpture, graphics, jewelry and play, Berlin-based Catherine Biocca (Italy, 1984) transforms the Kunstfort into a colorful dystopia: Ancient Workers. The main plea of this exhibition is to work harder. In the entrance room we encounter (…)

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February

07.02–​11.02.2018

Kunstfort presents Dan Walwin - Dawn at demoralize

@ Intersections, Art Rotterdam 2018

07.02–​11.02.2018

Kunstfort presents Dan Walwin - Dawn at demoralize

@ Intersections, Art Rotterdam 2018

The Kunstfort is a concrete fortress in the typically Dutch village of Vijfhuizen. During Art Rotterdam its “sci fi” reality – the artificial surroundings, the uncanny defense system and the time-less appearance in the capital’s margins – is transferred to INTERSECTIONS, where the Kunstfort invites British artist Dan Walwin (UK, 1986) to collaborate on Dawn at demoralize, a presentation with moving image and installation. Dan Walwin completed studies in Fine Art at Goldsmiths College, London in 2007, and was resident (…)

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04.02–​11.02.2018

@ Intersections Art Rotterdam 2018

Kunstfort presents Dan Walwin - Dawn at Demoralize

04.02–​11.02.2018

@ Intersections Art Rotterdam 2018

Kunstfort presents Dan Walwin - Dawn at Demoralize

The Kunstfort is a concrete fortress in the typically Dutch village of Vijfhuizen. During Art Rotterdam its “sci fi” reality – the artificial surroundings, the uncanny defense system and the time-less appearance in the capital’s margins – is transferred to INTERSECTIONS, where the Kunstfort invites British artist Dan Walwin (UK, 1986) to collaborate on Dawn at demoralize, a presentation with moving image and installation.

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2017

December

17.12.2017

15:00

Finissage Kim David Bots

17.12.2017

15:00

Finissage Kim David Bots

Finissage Kim David Bots 17.12.2017 15.00 Middagprogramma met muziek, samengesteld door kunstenaar Kim David Bots. Met: Alex Andropoulos, Koen van Bommel, Lyckle de Jong, Kim David Bots Op zondagmiddag 17 december sluit het Kunstfort het jaar af met de finissage van de tentoonstelling Kim David Bots – The Rant. Muziek maken staat centraal deze dag, waarvoor Kim David Bots gasten uitnodigt die hem inspireren. Bots studeerde in 2012 af aan de Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Utrecht (HKU), nam deel aan (…)

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November

28.11.2017

19:30

From Picture to Image: Rachel de Joode icw Itsourplayground

28.11.2017

19:30

From Picture to Image: Rachel de Joode icw Itsourplayground

On Tuesday the 28th, Rachel de Joode and the French artistic duo Itsourplayground (Camille Le Houezec and Joey Villemont) will come together to discuss the topic of sculptural photography. Starting point is our current fall exhibition Flat Nature / Surface Bodies by Rachel de Joode. We start the evening with a presentation by Rachel de Joode, followed by a conversation between the artists and our artistic director Zippora Elders surrounding this theme. The programme starts at 7:30 pm (doors open (…)

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07.11.2017

19:30

Toon Fibbe & Laura Wiedijk: Cloning The Ghost

07.11.2017

19:30

Toon Fibbe & Laura Wiedijk: Cloning The Ghost

On November 7 Toon Fibbe (NL, 1987) and Laura Wiedijk (NL, 1985) present their research material that forms the basis for their intervention Cloning the Ghost in the Kunstfort. Inspired by Darwin’s book Fertilisation of Orchids, orchids were appropriated at the end of the 19th century by popular science fiction writers. The orchid transformed into the popular imagination of a beautiful, but passive flower, to a cunning seductive murderer. During this lecture the hidden sides of the orchid are elaborated (…)

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October

01.10–​17.12.2017

Kim David Bots

The Rant

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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01.10–​17.12.2017

Jan Hoek (Intervention)

The Mad Max Rider

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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01.10–​17.12.2017

Sara Kamalvand (Intervention)

The Tehran Garden Festival

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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01.10–​17.12.2017

Toon Fibbe & Laura Wiedijk (Intervention)

Cloning the Ghost

01.10–​17.12.2017

Toon Fibbe & Laura Wiedijk

Cloning the Ghost

This fall the Kunstfort welcomes: Toon Fibbe & Laura Wiedijk with Cloning the Ghost, Sara Kamalvand with The Tehran Garden Festival i.c.w. Mahmoud Bakhshi, Jan Hoek and Annika Kappner. In the project of Toon Fibbe (NL, 1987) and Laura Wiedijk (NL, 1985) the alienating orchid is presented in all its misleading glory: the beautiful outsider who penetrates herself like an alien. Cloning the Ghost investigates the seductive appearance and reproduction strategies of the flower. This visual misguidance is mirrored by (…)

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01.10–​17.12.2017

Rachel de Joode

Flat Nature / Surface Bodies

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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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.

July

11.07.2017

19:30

Public program: Millennial Nostalgia

11.07.2017

19:30

Public program: Millennial Nostalgia

Public Program: Joeri Woudstra – Millennial Nostalgia Young artists, thinkers and writers discuss millennial nostalgia within Joeri Woudstra's exhibition Millennial Gravestone Quotes. What does it mean to be a maker in our time? What is the influence and value of creative expressions in a strongly globalized society, in which the internet forms a second reality, and technology rushes past us? What inspires us, and how can we make a difference? Designer Kevin Bray (ESAAB, Sandberg Institute, KABK) investigates design, performance (…)

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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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18.06–​17.12.2017

Annika Kappner (Intervention)

Hypertropic Abyss

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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18.06–​01.10.2017

Eitan Ben-Moshe (Intervention)

The Ozone Flutes

18.06–​01.10.2017

Eitan Ben-Moshe

The Ozone Flutes

Eitan Ben-Moshe The Ozone Flutes, 2013 Video, 35’ Camera: Chloe Iza Manasseh, Eitan Ben-Moshe Music: Tomer Tzur Eitan Ben-Moshe (Israel, 1971) lives and works in Tel Aviv, Israel. He teaches at Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem and Deseglives. This video documents his project The Ozone Flute, in which he planted his so-called ‘Ozone Flutes’ at the points of urban energy blockages. The Ozone Flute-project is a travelling urban installation created by The Tailor: an invented persona adopted by Israeli artist Eitan (…)

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04.06–​15.10.2017

The Rodina

Weaponized Knowledge

04.06–​15.10.2017

The Rodina

Weaponized Knowledge

The Rodina, Weaponized Knowledge, 2017.

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May

30.05.2017

19:30

Performative lecture by Fadwa Naamna

30.05.2017

19:30

Performative lecture by Fadwa Naamna

Kunstfort bij Vijfhuizen is pleased to host ‘Art and Curating on the Seaming Lines’, a performative lecture by artist and curator Fadwa Naamna (Palestine, 1985) – participant De Appel curatorial programme 2016-2017. This performative lecture by Fadwa Naamna is a time-machine journey, inspired by the historical past in Vijfhuizen area, as a physical barrier built for geographical disconnection and civilian defense. Geopolitics and the landscape are the starting point for investigating cultural production in the region of Palestine and Israel. (…)

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April

18.04.2017

19:30

Monira Al Qadiri - FACE (lecture performance)

18.04.2017

19:30

Monira Al Qadiri - FACE (lecture performance)

”FACE” Human representation and the cheapness of the modern selfie – Lecture performance by artist Monira Al Qadiri – Tuesday 18 April 2017, 17.00 – 18.00h Monira Al Qadiri currently is a resident at the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten in Amsterdam. Upcoming Tuesday the Kunstfort organizes ”FACE”, a special lecture performance by Al Qadiri in which she merges past and future, ritual and technology in the alienating surroundings of Kunstfort bij Vijfhuizen. In the digital age we live in, are representations of (…)

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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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19.03–​04.06.2017

Olya Oleinic (Intervention)

Organic

19.03–​04.06.2017

Olya Oleinic

Organic

Inspired by technological progress and the way new inventions are being more and more seamlessly integrated in our lives, photographer Olya Oleinic (Moldova, 1991) creates a narrative that illustates how technology has become such an ‘organic’ part of our daily mundane. Organic here refers to what is derived from living matter, but also the smooth and seamless aesthetics of today’s gadgets and digital tools. Technology is merging with our natural existence and without nowing it, we all become cyborgs; think (…)

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19.03–​04.06.2017

Sarah Ancelle Schönfeld (Intervention)

Shamans Coat VI

19.03–​04.06.2017

Sarah Ancelle Schönfeld

Shamans Coat VI

The print cow fur shows the inside of a space missile, which represents technology, science, and the future. Animals, here a cow’s skin, represents nature itself: the materiality of an animal skin embodies the wild, the ancestral, and the past. With its hanging circle form, the work looks like some sort of ritualistic portal. Indeed Shamans Coat is a loose reference to the shamanistic practice of traveling to other worlds. Much like in science fiction the boundaries between technology and (…)

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19.03–​04.06.2017

Jacob Dwyer (Intervention)

Moot Steam

19.03–​04.06.2017

Jacob Dwyer

Moot Steam

Fort bij Vijfhuizen was once part of a defence line that formed a 135 kilometre ring around the city of Amsterdam. Construction of the defence line began in 1880, but with the rise of the aeroplane it was rendered obsolete before it was even finished. Now in the once boggy lowlands that lay the wrong side of the line sits Schipol airport. It's Western runway is one kilometre from Vijhuizen. In Moot Steam, Jacob Dwyer (London, 1988) stages a dialogue between (…)

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2016

November

05.11–​16.11.2016

Boris de Beijer en Benedikt Fischer

Plastic Fantastic

05.11–​16.11.2016

Boris de Beijer en Benedikt Fischer

Plastic Fantastic

Fischer & de Beijer laten een nieuwe serie kunstmatige lichtobjecten zien. Dit werk is tot stand gekomen tijdens de samenwerking die zij eind 2015 zijn aan gegaan. In het werk van Fischer & de Beijer heeft vorm en functie een twijfelachtige status. Zo heeft het werk in sommige gevallen een duidelijke functie te vervullen, maar tegelijkertijd kan die functie worden overstemd door het buitengewone voorkomen van de objecten. Het werk van Fischer & de Beijer wordt altijd door hen zelf vervaardigd, (…)

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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. Download the press release (in Dutch) here.

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July

03.07–​04.09.2016

Various artists

BEDAZZLE

03.07–​04.09.2016

Various artists

BEDAZZLE

BEDAZZLE is een internationale groepstentoonstelling die de artistieke erfenis van razzle dazzle traceert op een passende locatie: het militair erfgoed van Fort Vijfhuizen. Dazzle camouflage is een geometrisch-abstractie decoratie-techniek, die tijdens de Eerste Wereldoorlog voornamelijk werd gebruikt om oorlogsschepen te camouflere De camouflage bestaat uit een complexe compositie van geometrische vlakken en hoeken in sterk contrasterende kleuren, waardoor het inschatten van afstand en richting van de schepen werd gefrustreerd en de vijand kon worden misleid. “From all appearances, deception has always been critical (…)

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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 de lentetentoonstelling The Prophecy of Bees wordt de bijensterfte aangewend als metafoor voor de kwetsbaarheid van de natuur en de manier waarop kunstenaars de relatie tussen mens en dier herdefiniëren. Met werk van: Semâ Bekirovic, Joseph Beuys, Sara Bjarland, Melanie Bonajo, Laura Gozlan, Maartje Korstanje, Katja Novitskova en Janis Rafa. Curator: Julia Geerlings ‘Als de bijen uitsterven, zal de mensheid vier jaar later volgen,’ is een bekend dystopisch citaat toegeschreven aan Albert Einstein. Ook Antroposoof Rudolf Steiner zei – in 1923 (…)

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2012

June

06.06.2012–​01.04.2019

Sarah van Sonsbeeck (Intervention)

Silent Step

06.06.2012–​01.04.2019

Sarah van Sonsbeeck

Silent Step

‘Silent Step’, 2012-2019 Site specific installation Acoustical foam bricks Sarah van Sonsbeeck

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2010

July

01.07.2010–​01.12.2015

Transparadiso (Intervention)

Periscoop, Uitzicht op!

01.07.2010–​01.12.2015

Transparadiso

Periscoop, Uitzicht op!

Transparadiso focused on the consequences of the urban planning, especially the promise of a view on the Ijmer as one of the most significant assets of this new urban development and its geographical location. But for many residents this view was a temporary privilege, because the view continuously disappeared with the completion of IJburg. For this reason transparadiso have developed a periscope of urban format which returns the view to the IJburgers. In 2010 the periscope was moved to the (…)

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