Upstream Gallery presents work by Marc Bijl, David Haines, Jeroen Jongeleen and Rob Voerman at The Armory Show 2012 – New York City

March 8th, 2012 by

Jeroen Jongeleen, At least before we used to have real artists like Mondrian, Rietveld, Van Gogh etc.., 2012, courtesy Upstream Gallery and the artist

March 8-11, 2012

Upstream Gallery is pleased to present work by Marc Bijl, David Haines, Jeroen Jongeleen and Rob Voerman at The Armory Show 2012.

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Marc Bijl is artist-in-residence at The Fountainhead Residency – Miami, FL

December 3rd, 2011 by

Marc Bijl, The Style War (steltman) 2009, courtesy the artist

December 1, 2011 – January 31, 2012

Marc Bijl is artist-in-residence at The Fountainhead Residency. Bijl deals with the daily structure of our lives and how we are perceiving it. It is full of contradiction or paradoxes, the artist isn’t sure if questioning this is actually healthy or artistic at all….  There is a meaning we give to it. In an older work the artist burned a peace sign which was at the same time a reference to arte povera and jannis kounellis. In that sense the artist is not a represent of counter-culture ideologies as such, rather more he represents freethinkers and humanist ideologies. As an artist he is interested in those elements in life which represents structure wether it is through religion, subcultural counter-culture or political conviction. They have codes and icons to create an overview and to overraid ‘non-believers’ or even oneself. To this universal and long existing struggle Bijl adds a new personal perspective from today’s ‘Zeitgeist’.

The Fountainhead Residency
690 NE 56th St
Miami, FL 33137
Tel.: 305-757-4444

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Marc Bijl in group exhibition at Primary Projects – Miami, FL

November 29th, 2011 by

December 1, 2011 – January 29, 2011
Opening: Thursday, December 1, 2011, 6-10pm

Primary Projects presents ‘Here Lies Georges Wildenstein’, a new exhibition debuting parallel to Art Basel Miami Beach 2011. It features new works from: Marc Bijl, Retna, Michael Vasquez, Miru Kim, Cleon Peterson, George Sánchez-Calderón, Manny Prieres, Andrew Nigon, Scott Shannon, Christina Pettersson, Shelter Serra, How & Nosm, Kenton Parker, Cole Sternberg, Edouard Nardon, & Jel Martinez.

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ArtKitchen, Galerie A and the CultClub at Editions / Artists’ Books Fair – New York City

November 3rd, 2011 by

Punk in Holland, poster for exhibition at artKitchen, courtesy artKitchen

November 3-6, 2011
Opening night reception: Thursday, November 3, 2011

ArtKitchen, Galerie A and the CultClub are going to New York.  For the third time the artKitchen Gallery and Galerie A will share a booth at the Editions & Artists’ Books Fair in New York this November. Since three years both galleries work together. They founded a cultural venue as well, named the Cult Club. Every last Friday of the month they host a special Cult Club with lectures, movies, performances, exhibitions , publications, music, food and drinks. Every time a certain topic in the contemporary art is highlighted such as 3Dprinting, Dutch haute couture and prêt-a-porter, multiples and recently PUNK in Holland.

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Marc Bijl in group exhibition at White Box – New York City

August 11th, 2011 by

Marc Bijl, Statement (I'm Too Sad to Kill You), 2002, courtesy Raul Zamudio and the artist

August 11 – September 10, 2011

White Box is pleased to present the group exhibition “How to Philosophize with a Hammer,” curated by Raul Zamudio. Featured artists include: Luis Alonzo-Burkigia, Marcela Astorga, Marc Bijl, Karlos Carcamo, Daniel Davidson, Adolfo Doring, Shahram Entekhabi, Fernando Martin Godoy, Kenneth Tin-Kin Hung, Istvan Kantor, Ferran Martin, Dominic McGill, Dennis Oppenheim, Damian Ontiveros, Martha Rosler, Joaquin Segura, Celia Eslamieh Shomal, Susan Sontag, Javier Tellez, Wojtek Ulrich, Abdul Vas, Ruben Verdu, Ai Weiwei, Zhou Wendou.

White Box
329 Broome Street
New York, NY 10002
Tel.: 212-714-2342

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Upstream Gallery represents various Dutch artists at The Armory Show – New York City

March 2nd, 2011 by

Ronald Ophuis, Marches Funebres: Boy with Gun, 2011, courtesy Upstream Gallery and the artist

March 3 – 6, 2011

Upstream Gallery from Amsterdam represents: Cristian Andersen, Marc Bijl, Katrina Daschner, David Haines, Jeroen Jongeleen, Maartje Korstanje, Cristóbal León, Jen Liu, Ronald Ophuis, Dennis Rudolph, Pepo Salazar, Rob Voerman, Lucy Wood, Izaak Zwartjes.

Cristóbal León (in collaboration with Nina Wehrle), Der Kleinere Raum (still), 2009, courtesy Upstream Gallery and the artist

Izaak Zwartjes, Exodus (part of installation at Cobra Museum, Amstelveen, NL), 2009, courtesy Upstream Gallery and the artist

David Haines, Adidas Chicken Convection, 2010, courtesy Upstream Gallery and the artist

Jeroen Jongeleen, Investment Vanitas Investment, 2008, courtesy Upstream Gallery and the artist

Rob Voerman, Untitled, 2011, courtesy Upstream Gallery and the artist

Marc Bijl, Black Dawn, 2010, courtesy Upstream Gallery and the artist

Maartje Korstanje, What If* Upstream Gallery Amsterdam 2010, courtesy Upstream Gallery and the artist

Upstream Gallery at the Armory Show – Pier 94
Tel.: +31(0)20-428-4284

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Marc Bijl in group exhibition at Aspen Art Museum – Aspen, CO

May 20th, 2010 by

May 20 – July 18, 2010

For Restless Empathy, the Aspen Art Museum has invited eight artists to create new projects or rethink existing bodies of work throughout the museum galleries and the town of Aspen itself. While representing a wide range of practices and frames of reference, these artists share a capacity for creating and exploring empathy in unexpected ways. Bringing together artists who approach the idea of the poetic, either through material, language, or gesture, Restless Empathy examines the complex process of entering the interior world of another and seeking to make a connection.

Jointly organized by AAM Director and Chief Curator Heidi Zuckerman Jacobson and AAM Associate Curator Matthew Thompson, Restless Empathy furthers the Aspen Art Museum’s commitment to presenting art in unexpected places and removing barriers to accessing contemporary art. This exhibition challenges expectations of permanence and monumentality in art that addresses the public, and broadly explores relationships between aesthetics, space, locality, and modes of address.

Artists included:
Allora & Calzadilla, Pawel Althamer, Marc Bijl, Lara Favaretto, Geof Oppenheimer, Lars Ø Ramberg, Frances Stark, and Mark Wallinger

Aspen Art Museum
590 North Mill Street
Aspen, CO 81611
Tel.: 970-925-8050

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Marc Bijl in group exhibition at Ana Cristea Gallery – New York City

February 25th, 2010 by

Marc Bijl, overview Art Basel Miami 2009 – The Breeder, Athens

February 25 – April 3, 2010

Ana Cristea Gallery is delighted to present In Standard Time, a group show curated by Marc Straus, founder of the Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art (HVCCA). The exhibit comprises ten artists in their 20′s and 30′s from six countries. For all of them the issue of who they are in a time-shifting globalizing society is central to their art. For them the questions always begin locally and spread with centrifugal force. Theirs are works that suggest that the questions of our time remain largely unanswered for the moment, there are no borders art cannot cross.

Artists are peripatetic travelers with residencies and exhibits across continents and cultures. And yet it seems that more than ever, artists, particularly young artists, are trying to find their footing amids a shifting ground. Often they choose to remain in their countries as does Bodoni in Hungary and Pitin in the Czech Republic, and yet they had recent exhibits in the US and seemingly know everything about Chelsea and Berlin galleries. However, it is no surprise that at this moment Eitel (Germany) lives in New York, Bijl (Netherlands) in Berlin and Sendor (US) in Madrid.

Many of the best of this young generation are making work which addresses their place; the intersection of their past and their present. What are the standards of this time and are they universal? Can nations and cultures agree on some basics before they disagree on everything else? Are there such things as standards of war–as if war is ever standard? We have plenty of regional issues for this 21st century.

Michael Brown (US) excavates the music his parents grew up with by melting down old vinyl discs into everyday buckets and mops. An American artistic arc no doubt, but the issues of rapid cultural changes are universal. Tim Eitel (Germany), Andrew Sendor (US), Richard Wathen (UK), and Adam Stennett (US) are among the best young painters today who try to explicate issues of figuration given such rich historical antecedents. Zsolt Bodoni (Hungary), Daniel Pitin (Czech Republic) and Roland Horvath (Hungary) provide elegiac looks at the fading of the east as a dominant western sensibility seems inevitable. Joe Diebes (US) is a composer and video artist who references critical developments in music composition against his own unique videos. Marc Bijl (The Netherlands) plays the prankster but the work is dead-serious.

Artists today are plugged in–in an academy in Cluj, Romania, a 22-year old painter was up-to-date. What do you think of Damien Hirst’s new black paintings he asked. Maybe he should come lecture here. Can you arrange that?

Ana Cristea Gallery
521 West 26th Street
New York, NY 10011
Tel.: 212-904-1100

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