August 18, 2014

Salon/Big Bang Special Date: Stabilitas Loci

Salon/Big Bang Special Date: Stabilitas Loci

Christiaan Klasema was monnik in een benedictijner abdij,
waar hij leefde naar een kloosteregel geschreven in de vroege middeleeuwen.

Tijdens een ritueel rond een reftertafel keert hij terug
naar de essentie van het monnikenleven:
stabilitas loci, de standvastigheid op een plek.

[in het kader van de tentoonstelling SALON/Big Bang
rond het jaarthema van Amsterdam: De gelovige stad.

za/zo 23 & 24 augustus 16.00 uur 2014 in Magazijn: Oudezijds Voorburgwal 153 Amsterdam

August 17, 2014

Salon Big/Bang Special Date: Collage workshop by Maartje Jaquet

Collage workshop by Maartje Jaquet:

Salon Big/Bang Special Date: Collage workshop by Maartje Jaquet
Saturday, August 23, from 11:00 until 13:00, I will give a Collage Workshop in my studio on Keizersgracht 514, Amsterdam, where you can make your own collage under my guidance.
You can make use of my personal collection of vintage books and magazines to make your own collage under my guidance. Before we get started I will give talk a little about the history of collage, show different works by famous artists as well as artists I personally know to give you inspiration and show you different angles and possibilities. I will show you some of my original collages so you can see how they were made and give you my own tips and tricks.
There will be room for a maximum of twelve people.
Children from eight years and up who are interested in making art can join the workshop, if accompanied by an adult
Costs for this two hour workshop are €20,- per person and include all materials, coffee, tea and sandwiches. To register for the workshop please send me an email:

Maartje Jaquet's work is on show at the Amstelkerk during Salon Big/Bang 

August 16, 2014

Salon/Big Bang; Final Week

Joris Landman posted this great Salon/Big Bang review on his FaceBook Page;

Last week to see the physical manifestations of Karin Arink, the natural wonder of Elke Baggen, the iconic totems of Mimi Berlin, the broken icons of Marc Bijl, the answered prayers of Frank Bruggeman, the magical mysterie of Martin Butler & Floris Didden, the close encounter of Crystal Z Campbell, the real spirit of Maria van Daalen, the blind faith of Esther Dorhout Mees, the ordinary glory of Marleen Elenbaas, the fractured space of Liselore Frowijn, the black holes of Conny Groenewegen, the daily devotions of Maartje Jaquet, the manmade perfection of Desiree Hammen, the supernatural sunshine of Chris Kabel, the timespace continuum of Germaine Kruip, the styrofoam saint of Klaas Kuiken & Peter van der West, the holographic fairies of MAISON the FAUX, the fantastic fabrications of MaryMe-JimmyPaul, the philosophic profanity of Joris Landman, the dark soul of Katja Mater, the cosmic vibrations of Jef Montes & Simone Albers, the solid faith of Navid Nuur, the warp-speed engine of NOMAN, the free spirit of O n e L o v e (Desiree Hammen & Jarwo Gibson), the exquisite exorcism of PAD (Dinie Dinie Besems & Patty Groot Bluemink), the reverse reverence of rENs, the transcendental trance of Siba Sahabi, the iconoclastic interests of Manolis Tsipos, the worst fear of J.C. Herman Ceramics, the miniature mandalas of Robin De Vogel, the natural state of Juliette Warmenhoven and the ritual obsessions of Margret Wibmer

Thank you very much Joris!!
Joris Landman's work is on exhibit at the Oude Kerk  

Celestial Teapot project at the Oude Kerk

August 15, 2014

Salon/Big Bang; Het Bijbels Museum

Salon/Big Bang; Het Bijbels Museum
The work of One Love can be found in het Bijbels Museum. JW Kaldenbach went to visit and took photographs, Enjoy! Het Bijbels museum can be visited till the 24th of August 2014. Read all about One Love HERE on this blog
Salon/Big Bang; Het Bijbels Museum

Salon/Big Bang; Het Bijbels Museum

Salon/Big Bang; Het Bijbels Museum

 Click photo's to enlarge (photocredits JW Kaldenbach)

July 24, 2014

SALON/ Big Bang - sermon or work of art?

SALON/ Big Bang - sermon or work of art?
SALON/ Big Bang - sermon or work of art

Over the period of the exhibition SALON/Big Bang (27 June – 24 August) Reverend Eddy Reefhuis will discuss a selection of contemporary art works, currently shown in the Oude Kerk, as part of his regular Sunday sermon.
You are welcome to attend these ‘art sermons’ on Sunday July 27 and August 3, 10, 17, 24, from 10:45 – 12:15 (door closes at 11: 00) in the Oude Kerk. Admission is free and the main language is Dutch. (photocredits; screenshot of the Oude Kerk website)