Trendbeheer Meets Proximity
December 18 and Dec 19 , 2009
(This show is only on display for 2 days!)
3219 S Morgan St.
Opening reception: 7pm-9pm December 18, 2009
Performance Program – 9pm – 1am December 18, 2009
Featuring Julian Lynch, Jeroen Kuster, Michael Perkins, Mike Vallera, and Henry James Glover.
$5 admission at the door.
Rotterdam VHS Film Festival Program: December 19 , 2009 7pm
For the past two years Public Media Institute and Proximity magazine have been collaborating with Trendbeheer.com, a Rotterdam-based arts initiative, to bring artists and projects to each other’s cities.
This December Trendbeheer will be mounting a show at C-PS to coincide with issue 6 of Proximity magazine, themed (An)Other Worlds.
Issue 6 includes an expansive Rotterdam Section and artists interviewed in the issue will be present in Chicago for the Trendbeheer Meets Proximity exhibition.
Trendbeheer will be bringing information about the Rotterdam art scenes displayed in an ad hoc Info Kiosk. They will screen a Rotterdam VHS Film Festival program and a present a performance by Jeroen Kuster. The exhibition features works by Niels Post, Jeroen Kuster, Jeroen Jongeleen, Petra van Noort and Charlotte Schleiffert, Olaf Mooij, Gyz LaRiviere, Marcha van den Hurk, Koen Taselaar and Villeroy & Boch.
Info on the artists:
Niels Post explores public space and his computer screen in a playful and humorous way. He lives and works in Rotterdam, is the editor of tendbeheer.com and made headlines when he turned the number one landmark of Rotterdam into his own personal postal address.
Jeroen Kuster is a sculptor who is steadily creating and archiving his private animal kingdom mostly using non-organic materials. You can’t have missed him during the last two Version Festivals!
Charlotte Schleiffert is well known for her large scale drawings and installations, for this exhibition she has created three new works. In 1999 she won the Prix de Rome. Her work has been exhibited in many international group and solo exhibitions.
Petra van Noort is a sculptor turned painter. Her sexually explicit large-scale mural won her the Stroom/ The Hague encouragement prize in 2007. She’s also involved in the artist run studio building Singer Sweatshop in Rotterdam.
Olaf Mooij’s work deals with the birth, life and eventually death of mankinds most treasured family member; the automobile. He is very well known for his art cars, lives and works in Rotterdam and is a founding member of the oldest artist-run studio building in the city, Kunst & Complex.
Jeroen Jongeleen commutes between Paris and Rotterdam and has a lot of fun in between. His adventures in forbidden territory seem to balance between playful mischief and urban criminality. By discarding the rules, he turns the city into an urban playground.
Koen Taselaar garduated in 2008 and is quickly making a name for himself drawing anything he can get his hands on. His zines and posters have been exhibited internationaly, at the Co-Prosperity Sphere he will show blown up versions of his modern computer bugs.
Marcha van den Hurk has been photographing, drawing and painting drifters and loners over the last few years. In every portrait she tries to provide a shelter that keeps these drifters safe in the world outside. She also runs the residency program at the Rotterdam artist run initiative Het Wilde Weten.
Gyz la Rivière, his work is about being restless, empty, bored and saturated. In the western world there is a continuing drive for lust and reinventing ‘taste’. He likes to archive this process, so that he is capable of capturing time and separating himself from it. That way he is arranging time like a visual archivist. He lives and works in Rotterdam and is also one of the two HuMobisten.