Kunst (en andere) strips – 20 april t/m 26 mei 2013

Ik weet dat je me lief hebt, en ik heb jou lief (moeder en zoon) I know that you love me, and I love you too (mother and son). Laserprint transparencies, 2013

First Twitters. twelve waterproof paper shapes, a branch, lighting and a text by Sen McGlinn and Sonja van Kerkhoff

First Twitters, 12 watervast papier vormen, een tak uit Maastricht, belichting en tekst
van Sen McGlinn en Sonja van Kerkhoff

Alles en wat in aanleiding van de ‘strip.’ Letterlijk, figuratief en conceptueel.
“Hoewel het nog te vroeg is om dat te kunnen zeggen is volgens sommigen de strip de kunstvorm van deze eeuw. Hoe het ook zij, strips, zelf opgegroeid met beeldende kunst, zijn nu volwassen, strips zijn zelf kunst geworden.
In ‘Kunst en (andere) strips’ worden strips geëxposeerd samen met (andere) kunst waar op de een of andere manier aan te zien is dat ‘striptaal’ zich niet meer beperkt tot strips.
Ongeveer zoals de strip gebruik maakt van (andere) kunst.”

OPENING: 19 april, 20 uur, Galerie de Pieter (www.galeriedepieter.nl)

Breestraat 46 (google maps)
2311 CS Leiden
Openingstijden: za-zo van 13.00 tot 17.00 uur.

Detail of First Twitters, by Sen McGlinn + Sonja van Kerkhoff, 2013

Detail of First Twitters, by Sen McGlinn + Sonja van Kerkhoff, 2013


deelnemers: Loes van Dorp, Angelique van Grootel, Albo Helm, Rob Visje, Pieter van Tongeren, Ben Overdevest, Arjenne Fakkel, Ben van Kempen, Danielle Celie, Ondine de Kroon, Barthel Brussee, Cornelis Prick, Lotte Klaver, Tim Juffermans, Jaap van Dorp, Marie-José van der Klugt, Michel van Dam, Boudewijn Schrijver, Astrid Moors, Sonja van Kerkhoff + Sen McGlinn.

Ik weet dat je me lief hebt, en ik heb jou lief (moeder en zoon) I know that you love me, and I love you too (mother and son). Laserprint transparencies, 2013

Ik weet dat je me lief hebt, en ik heb jou lief (moeder en zoon)
Laserprint, 6 stukken, editie van 19, 2013, van Sen + Sonja. Te koop voor 50 euro per paar.

Meer over de negen werken (waarvan 3 zijn net klaar) wij hebben in dit expositie komt, in een Engelstalig blog.

Video installation / sculpture out of recycled materials

Viewed from above: a sculpture / video installation made from recycled materials on Jan 31st in Puke Ariki, New Plymouth.

Viewed from above: a sculpture / video installation made from recycled materials
on Jan 31st in Puke Ariki, New Plymouth.

Sen and Sonja were in New Plymouth, Aotearoa / New Zealand, to participate in the 4th SCANZ residency at WITT (The Western Institute of Technology Taranaki). Their project was to create a sculptural form for the 5 video work “Kāinga a roto” using recycled materials as much as could be possible. Thanks to use of Ans’ camper we were able to transport the leftover recycled wood from our Rotorua project. The wood for the arches was recycled from the Govett-Brewster Gallery undergoing renovations, and most of the cardboard came from a construction site.

Thanks to the help of many and the use of the WITT workshop, it was finished in time for the opening on Feb 2nd, in Puke Ariki (the Taranaki museum of natural history + ethnology) in New Plymouth.
More about this work as well as images of the finished work is here >>
 

Exhibition at RAVE, Rotorua, till 27th January 2013

Portraits of the Spirit – Ngā Whakaahua o te Wairua

Paintings by Trish De Muth. Installation by Sen + Sonja.

Paintings by Trish De Muth. Installation by Sen + Sonja.

This show of furniture by Sen, and installations by Sen and Sonja closed on Jan 23rd, however the paintings by Trish De Muth and Kristian Lomath and the slogans from the Ae Weiwei video clip (see the 5 min video Rotorua Art Village, Aotearoa/New Zealand do Gangnam Style for Ai Weiwei) and the videos “Kāing a roto” continue to be on show until January 27th.

Paintings by Trish De Muth and Kristian Lomath

Paintings by Trish De Muth and Kristian Lomath.

Events @ RAVE by Sen + Sonja – January 2013

Still from The Moving Heart by Sen and Sonja, 2010

Still from The Moving Heart
Te Ngākau Nekeneke
3 min. 34 second video, 2010
by Sonja van Kerkhoff + Sen McGlinn
Music: Whānau Mārama
by Toroa Pohatu
Aotearoa | New Zealand

All events are in at RAVE, 1240 Hinemaru Street, Rotorua

Art is Worship
Sunday: 6 Jan, 2013, 10 – 11 a.m.
a meditation of visuals (of mainly our own work) + sound + music for one hour in Wolhmann House (back entrance to RAVE). Followed by refreshments.

9 Jan, 7:30 p.m. “Videos, Installations and Sculpture
Sonja van Kerkhoff gives a show and tell of some recent art projects in Europe + the U.S. Potluck BBQ + dinner from 6 onwards. http://www.sonjavank.com

12 Jan, 1 p.m. “Learn how to make a website in wordpress or how to make a Facebook group” – Bring your own laptop or take notes on paper.

13 Jan, 1 p.m. “Caravan from Istanbul” – performance by Sonja van Kerkhoff with her origami herd. More about the Caravan is here
The monthly Hot Lakes Craft Fair is also on at RAVE Jan. 13th, from 10 to 2 p.m.
Sen and Sonja will present sculpture, installations and videos, in and around studio 2.

More events from 13 Jan onwards will be announced on this page.

Convergence/Divergence – extended to 2 Feb 2013

Still from the video, The Moving Heart

Still from the video, The Moving Heart
by Sen McGlinn + Sonja van Kerkhoff, 2010.


CONVERGENCE // DIVERGENCE
– perspectives on the theme of water and its global and local roles.

Los Medanos College Art Gallery
2700 E. Leland Blvd, Pittsburg, CA 94565, U.S.A,

Open: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 12:30-2:30 & 4-6pm
Reception: November 15th, 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.

The exhibition, a collaboration between Los Medanos College Art Gallery and WEAD,
curated by noted intermedia artist Suzon Fuks, co-founder of WATERWHEEL,
“a collaborative online venue for artists, scientist, activist, and all water lovers,”
brings together contributions of more than 30 artists from around the world, working in a variety of media – installation, video, and performance arts dealing with the theme. A world-wide roundtable symposium via Skype and WATERWHEEL will feature many of the participants on
December 8th, 10 am – 1 pm, Pacific Standard Time.

Still from The Moving Heart by Sen and Sonja, 2010

Still from The Moving Heart
Te Ngākau Nekeneke
3 min. 34 second video, 2010
by Sonja van Kerkhoff + Sen McGlinn
Music: Whānau Mārama
by Toroa Pohatu
Aotearoa | New Zealand

1- Suzon Fuks: “Waterwheel” – TAP
2- Lauren Elder – area: “Grey water and working with the Los Medanos Eco-science class”
3- Deanna Pindell area: “Water issues” in Oregon – TAP
4- Enid Baxter: “Not Just a Pretty Picture, The Synergy between Art and Science” (TAP)
5- Christina Bertea: Sturgeon story
6- Artists known as…women: LA – TAP
7- Sonja van Kerkhoff: “Water Taking Form”
8- Suzanne Girot: “Russian River”

The choice of Los Medanos College is not accidental; the college is the only institute of higher education in the delta area where the San Joachin and Sacramento rivers merge before entering San Pablo and San Francisco Bays. The challenges and sensitivity of the eco-systems in the region is one reason for Los Medanos’ extensive Environmental Studies curriculum. In addition to its Art Gallery, the campus features a native plant preserve and a centralized water re-use pond. The Waterwheel blog >>   About this show >>

THE ARTISTS
Catherine Higham (Australia), Ioanida Costache, Arsenije Jovanovic (Croatia), Allison Leigh Holt (USA), Krisanne Baker (Maine Ecological Artist, USA), Jessica Plumb, Jane Ingram Allen (USA), Ellen Lake, Hanae Utamura (Japan), Nathalie Fougeras (Sweden), Jürgen Trautwein (Germany/USA), Wendy Woodson, Sara Gevurtz, Susan Steinman, Clare Tallon Ruen (USA), Michele Guieu (CA,USA), Marjukka Korhonen + Raimo Uunila (Finland), Nicole Antebi, Mitch Sweickert & students, Roy F. Staab (USA), Artists Formerly Known as Women, Carlotta Brunetti (Germany), Mary B. White, Elizabeth Sher, Eric Olson & students, Nicole Antebi (CA, USA), Ruth Wallen (USA), Christina Bertea, Sonja van Kerkhoff, Sen McGlinn + Toroa Pohatu (Aotearoa/New Zealand/the Netherlands)