Friday, November 02, 2007

Current project: Collaborator of Rope-a-Dope Collaborative

Rope-a-Dope Collaborative is a printing co-op located in the Distillery in South Boston, MA. We are painters, writers, printmakers, book artists, curators & graphic designers with one thing in common: a Vandercook SP20.

Presentation of the work of the Rope-a-Dope Collaborative in the Wadleigh Gallery at Chester College (, New Hampshire from November 6 - December 2, 2007. Opening reception: November 8, 5-7 pm

Art Spotting
An exhibition in collaboration with artist Robert daVies

Boston Globe, December 13 2007

Art Spotting is an interactive, two dimensional exhibition featuring the works of 40 local artists. Unhinging the usual curatorial patterns, the selection process for this event has one requirement: All work must fit within the limitations of a five inch by five inch frame. Our point: To eliminate, at first glance, the overall individual elements of each artist on hand thus asking the viewer to look a little closer. In fact, Art Spotting persuades the viewer to take on the role as this exhibition’s practitioner, and by doing so completing the visual venture first introduced by the various works involved. With this limited requirement, the exhibition makers are investigating how to involve the viewer more actively, to increase their visual parameters, and at the same time, restricting the literal field given towards the artists.

The Distillery Gallery
November 29 - January 10, 2008.

Opening reception: November 29, from 5.30 - 8.30 pm
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Paper Picker Press (PPP)
Connected to Paper Picker Press as an advisor/trainer. PPP is a project from Cultural Agents Initiative, based at Harvard University

PPP workshop at BRAMAS in Framingham, Summer 2007

Friday, October 26, 2007

Current project: Associate Curator of Space Other, Boston

Working on several projects in collaboration with curator/director Gamaliel Herrera and (event) manager Mark Schwindenhammer.

Currently, working on an exhibition with graduate students from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts ( in Boston, due to take place from March 7 - March 22, 2007.

October 4, 2006 Artist talk in Space Other with Juergen Staack about his project 'Left behind, Missing Pictures' on view in Space Other until October 28, 2006
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Current project: Fotodok

Participating in the development of a new exhibition space - Fotodok - for documentary photography in Utrecht, The Netherlands. Fotodok is an idea of Dutch photographer Rob Hornstra.

'Hit the Road' is the first event Fotodok is presenting in Utrecht. 'Hit the Road' will feature three exhibitions, among them a solo show of a series of photographer Martin Parr. 'Hit the Road' is due to take place from September 12 until October 26, 2008. More soon...

The Fotodok team = Rob Hornstra, Femke Lutgerink, Joost de Groot, Anne Tegelaar, Bart Slegers en Robert Jan Stokman.

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Saturday, June 23, 2007

PRESS RELEASE, 18 June 2007

24 August to 11 November 2007

This autumn, the Stadsgalerij Heerlen will present the exhibition Encounters. Encounters examines the tension between the dominant visual culture, often confirmed by the ‘official’ media, and possible alternative visions. Encounters exhibits a variety of projects that are intended to break through the ‘stereotype’ images in order to tell another, personal story.
The exhibition can be interpreted as an open space in which visitors can become conscious of their own ‘preconceived’ images and the choices that lay at the foundation of accepting or rejecting encounters that may or may not be uncomfortable for them. The participating artists each show how fertile it can be to choose to do so. The works function as an ‘Archimedean point’, as a starting point for people to ask questions about themes such as democratisation, emancipation, and globalisation.

Reza Abedini (IR) & Hans Wolbers (NL), Azra Akšamija (AT), Luis Berríos-Negrón (PR), Nele Decock (B), Erik Franssen (NL), Pieter Geenen (BE), Mariam Ghani (US), Maximilian Goldfarb (US), G.R.A.M. (AT), Eytan Heller (IL), Rob Hornstra (NL), Stani Michiels (B), Anoek Steketee (NL), Niels Stomps (NL), The Institute for Infinitely Small Things (US), Partizan Publik en Prospektor (NL)

The exhibition is organised in co-operation with the Glaspaleis and the multidisciplinary summer festival Cultura Nova and can be seen at various locations in the Glaspaleis: in the Stadsgalerij Heerlen, the display case and level +1.

Encounters II is developed by freelance curator Femke Lutgerink at the invitation of the Stadsgalerij Heerlen. Encounters I was exhibited at the Mills Gallery in Boston (USA) at the beginning of 2007. This initial version primarily emphasised the ‘design’ of daily public life in countries with (former) totalitarian regimes. For Encounters II, she has broadened and expanded on this theme.

Opening hours
Monday: closed, Tuesday-Friday: 11-17, Thursday: 11-20, Saturday/Sunday/public holidays: 13-17. The +1 location of the Glaspaleis is open during the same hours.

During the Cultura Nova Festival (24 August to 2 September) and on Thursday evenings from 17-20, the exhibition is free admission.

De Stadsgalerij
Bongerd 18, Heerlen