Indian Summer 2017

We proudly present Indian Summer 2017: a new series of artist talks this fall at De Ateliers. You are very welcome to join these artist talks. All lectures start at 5pm sharp. Entrance € 5. RSVP

Tuesday October 10th – Dineo Seshee Bopape
Tuesday October 17th – Rezi van Lankveld
Tuesday October 24th – Fredrik Vaerslev
Tuesday October 31st – Ben Rivers
Tuesday November 7th – Michael Dean
Tuesday November 14th – Andy Holden

Tuesday October 10th
Dineo Seshee Bopape (b.1981, Polokwane, South-Africa), lives in Johannesburg
Former participant of De Ateliers Dineo Seshee Bopape is a multimedia artist, creating dense sculptural installations in combination with video and sound. In these kaleidoscopic mixtures of the real and the virtual, notions of birth soil, motherland and nation are explored. She was the winner of the Future Generation Art Prize 2017. She participated in biennials in Montreal (2016), Marrakech (2016) and Lyon (2013). Recent solo-exhibitions were held at Witte de With (Rotterdam, 2017), Hayward Gallery (London, 2015) and Palais de Tokyo (Paris, 2016).

Tuesday October 17th
Rezi van Lankveld (b.1973, Almelo, Netherlands), lives in Amsterdam
The paintings of Dutch artist Rezi van Lankveld, a regular guest tutor at De Ateliers, sometimes seem to allude to the visible world (landscapes for instance) but remain unnameable and abstract. In an interplay of rhythmic organic form, brooding colour and spatial depth, the small canvases evoke sensations of intimacy and sensuality. Van Lankveld’s recent exhibitions include Centro per latte contemporanea Luigi Pecky (Prato, 2013), Contemporary Art Museum (St. Louis, 2009), Kestnergesellschaft (Hannover, 2008), Museum van Loon (Amsterdam (2006-2007), GEM (The Hague, 2006) and Museum Kunst Palast (Düsseldorf, 2005). The artist is represented by Petzel Gallery (New York), The Approach (London) and Annet Gelink Gallery (Amsterdam

Tuesday October 24th
Fredrik Vaerslev (b. 1979, Moss, Norway), lives in Drøbak, Norway
The studio practice of Norwegian artist Fredrik Vaerslev ranges from the exposure of work to weather conditions and the outsourcing of production. His paintings, assembled in surprising installations, exemplify conceptual strategies that question the nature of painting today. Recent solo shows were held at Kunsthall (Sankt Gallen, 2017), Kunsthall Aarhus (2016), Le Consortium (Dijon, 2016), Bergen Kunsthall (2016), Museo Marini (Firenze, 2015), CAC (Brest, 2015) and Power Station (Dallas, 2014). The artist is represented by Standard (Oslo), Johann Berggren (Malmö), Andrew Kreps (New York) and Gió Marconi (Milan).

Tuesday October 31st
Ben Rivers (b.1972, Somerset, UK), lives in London
The films of experimental filmmaker Ben Rivers are imaginations of alternative existences in marginal worlds of wilderness. The artist uses near-antique cameras and hand develops the 16 mm film, the materiality of the medium forming part of the narrative. Recent exhibitions took place at The Renaissance Society (Chicago, 2016), Kunstverein (Hamburg, 2016), Camden Arts Centre (London, 2015), Artangel (London, 2013), Temporary Gallery (Cologne, 2014), The Douglas Hyde Gallery (Dublin, 2013), Hepworth (Wakefield, 2012) and Matt’s Gallery (London, 2011). The artist is represented by Kate MacGrarry (London).

Tuesday November 7th
Michael Dean (b.1977, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK), lives in London
The sculptures of Michael Dean, a guest tutor at De Ateliers before, can be understood as physical translations of speech. He creates moulds and casts of words, abstracting and distorting them into an alphabet of human-scale shapes. For his large and complex installations, he uses a variety of materials, from plaster and clay to coins and plastic bags, carefully directing the way our bodies move through the space of the installation. Major installations of Michael Dean were recently shown at Skulptur Projekte 2017 (Münster), Portikus (Frankfurt, 2017), South London Gallery (London, 2016), Fondazione Giuliani (Rome, 2016), Nasher Sculpture Center (Dallas, 2016), Tate Britain (London, 2015) and De Appel (Amsterdam, 2015). The artist is represented by Herald St (London).

Tuesday November 14th
Andy Holden (b.1982, Blunham, UK), lives in Bedfordshire, UK
British artist Andy Holden works in a variety of media, including sculpture, video, and performance, addressing subjects such as diverse as pyramids and birds’ nests. Recent exhibitions of his work, screenings and performances took place at Artangel (London, 2017), Tate Britain (London, 2017), Pinchuk Foundation (Kiev, 2017), Milton Keynes Gallery (Milton Keynes, 2017), Kunstwerke (Berlin, 2016), Wysing Arts Centre (Cambridge, 2016) and Zabludowicz Collection (London, 2015). Andy Holden is also active as musician, producer and curator.