Concepts of Time; National Archaeology Museum, Hooglandse Kerkgracht, LUMC, Leiden

Juliaan Andeweg

This year’s Beelden in Leiden (Sculptures in Leiden) summer show is called Concepts of Time as the venerable National Archaeological Museum (Rijksmuseum van Oudheden) in the city is celebrating its two hundred years anniversary.

Juliaan Andeweg

Part of the exhibition is on show in the museum and that is where i started my own visit.

Juliaan Andeweg

Juliaan Andeweg

Juliaan Andeweg (1986) surely was lucky being able to install his work in the Museum’s Egyptian temple.

Juliaan Andeweg

Works by other artists are on show in a separate hall.

Damian Kapojos

Damian Kapojos

Damian Kapojos

Damian Kapojos

Damian Kapojos (1980) made a sculpture specially for the exhibition in his by now well known vocabulary full of inner conflict and search for harmony.

Camile Smeets

Camile Smeets

Camile Smeets

Camile Smeets

Camile Smeets (1983) undeniably has a place in a show in the Archaeological Museum full of mythology.

Nynke Koster

Nynke Koster

Nynke Koster (1987) is also an artist that springs to mind when thinking about archaeology and time.

Emma van der Put

Emma van der Put

Emma van der Put’s (1988) video is about sculpture and the instability of vision.

Bastienne Kramer

Bastienne Kramer (1961) has a wall for a series of small objects based on the feminine in sculpture from the early days of humanity up to the present.

Bastienne Kramer

There are also two big sculptures by her on show.

Daniëlle van Ark

Daniëlle van Ark (1974) gives a photographic reinterpretation of Michelangelo’s David’s hand.

Bastienne Kramer

Bastienne Kramer

Jasper Hagenaar

Painter Jasper Hagenaar (1977) paints his own self imagined mythologies.

Jasper Hagenaar

The exhibition in the museum is modest but diverse and may give the visitor to the museum some interesting afterthoughts about the present as part of history and archaeology.

Damian Kapojos

Beelden in Leiden’s home base is Hooglandse Kerkgracht, a closed canal turned into an intimate, leafy avenue.

Damian Kapojos

Damian Kapojos

Damian Kapojos

Damian Kapojos

Damian Kapojos

At the north end of the canal the show starts with another, bigger work by Kapojos, like the one in the museum looking like a complete cosmos elegantly kept in balance.

Yair Callender

Yair Callender

Yair Callender

Yair Callender

Yair Callender

Yaïr Callender (1987) is still in his mood of floating, sleeping, dreaming and the world of mythology and mystique it creates.

Jonathan van Doornum

Jonathan van Doornum

One of the more severe works (but uncertain about the will of a stern god) is by Jonathan van Doornum (1987).

Rein Verhoef

Rein Verhoef

Rein Verhoef

There is a certain strictness in this work by Rein Verhoef (1989) too, but of quite a different kind; it looks quite self-evident and the care with which it is made, makes it almost sensual.

Camile Smeets

Camile Smeets

Camile Smeets

Camile Smeets

In her fountain-like work Smeets tries to find yet another basic narrative language.

Robbert Pauwels

Robbert Pauwels

Robbert Pauwels

Robbert Pauwels

Robbert Pauwels

Robbert Pauwels (1983) made a batman as a sentinel, his ears vaguely reminiscing the guarding Anubis’ ears.

Daniel van Straalen

Daniel van Straalen

Daniel van Straalen

Daniel van Straalen

Daniel van Straalen (1987) apparently used Indo-Pacific carving as the base for two poles painted completely white, standing to wait for ancestors that still have to be born.

Juliaan Andeweg

Juliaan Andeweg

Juliaan Andeweg

In Andeweg’s installation i missed the promised “bottle with imitation water,” but it is all the more intriguing.

Lillian Vlaun

Lillian Vlaun (1993) quasi-reconstructed a vase in materials that are not what they seem to be.

Nynke Koster

Nynke Koster

Nynke Koster

Nynke Koster

Koster has an ornamented circle or lid in front of the magnificent gothic facade of the north transept of the 15th century Hooglandse Kerk; the scarab on the circle being a reminder of time.

Lillian Vlaun

The Leiden University Medical Centre (LUMC) is the third venue for Concepts of Time.

Alexandra Hunts & Anna Fijnstein

The place, although sympathetic, is not photography friendly, so here is a choice of the more or less photographable works.

Alexandra Hunts & Anna Fijnstein

Alexandra Hunts (1990) and Anna Frijstein (1991) made a number of variations on the Willendorf Venus.

Sander van Noort

Sander van Noort (1986), originally a painter, now also makes sculptures based on classical sculpture.

Jonathan van Doornum

Jasper Hagenaar

Sander van Noort

Camile Smeets

Camile Smeets

Bas de Wit

There are also sculptures by Bas de Wit (1977) who seem to lead a life apart from reality.

Jasper Hagenaar

Bas de Wit

Daniëlle van Ark

Nynke Koster

Generally curator Sandrine van Noort (curator of the LUMC art collection) has made a very strong choice, avoiding easy sentimentalism and easy art that should appeal to different target audiences.

Nynke Koster

Nynke Koster

Nynke Koster

Nynke Koster

There is a strong sense of history being part of the contemporary world, and there is place for mysticism, mythology and ideas about craftsmanship in present day art practice.

Nynke Koster

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© Villa Next Door 2018

Content of all photographs courtesy to the artists and Beelden in Leiden.

Bertus Pieters

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2016 days of awesome photo books and Vincent van Baar “My name in 100 colophons”; LhGWR, The Hague

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LhGWR has invited six people to show their favourite photo books. Two of them had yet to be installed when i visited. At that moment Flip Bool, Paul Kooijker, Peter van Beveren and Christian Caujolle showed their treasures.

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They are all art professionals with a great love for photography and books. The combination can make you even happier.

Bart Sorgedrager, De kabelfabriek van Amsterdam-Noord 1910 – 2016 (The cable factory of Amsterdam-North 1910 – 2016) (Piet Gerards design)  Collection Flip Bool

Bart Sorgedrager, De kabelfabriek van Amsterdam-Noord 1910 – 2016 (The cable factory of Amsterdam-North 1910 – 2016) (Piet Gerards design) Collection Flip Bool

Bart Sorgedrager, De kabelfabriek van Amsterdam-Noord 1910 – 2016 (The cable factory of Amsterdam-North 1910 – 2016) (Piet Gerards design)  Collection Flip Bool

Bart Sorgedrager, De kabelfabriek van Amsterdam-Noord 1910 – 2016 (The cable factory of Amsterdam-North 1910 – 2016) (Piet Gerards design) Collection Flip Bool

Bart Sorgedrager, De kabelfabriek van Amsterdam-Noord 1910 – 2016 (The cable factory of Amsterdam-North 1910 – 2016) (Piet Gerards design)  Collection Flip Bool

Bart Sorgedrager, De kabelfabriek van Amsterdam-Noord 1910 – 2016 (The cable factory of Amsterdam-North 1910 – 2016) (Piet Gerards design) Collection Flip Bool

 

Martine Stig, Noir, (design: Hans Gremmen) Collection Flip Bool

Martine Stig, Noir, (design: Hans Gremmen) Collection Flip Bool

Martine Stig, Noir, (design: Hans Gremmen) Collection Flip Bool

Martine Stig, Noir, (design: Hans Gremmen) Collection Flip Bool

Martine Stig, Noir, (design: Hans Gremmen) Collection Flip Bool

Martine Stig, Noir, (design: Hans Gremmen) Collection Flip Bool

Martine Stig, Noir, (design: Hans Gremmen) Collection Flip Bool

Martine Stig, Noir, (design: Hans Gremmen) Collection Flip Bool

Martine Stig

Martine Stig

 

Anne Geene & Arjan de Nooy, Ornithology, Collection Flip Bool

Anne Geene & Arjan de Nooy, Ornithology, Collection Flip Bool

Anne Geene & Arjan de Nooy, Ornithology, Collection Flip Bool

Anne Geene & Arjan de Nooy, Ornithology, Collection Flip Bool

Anne Geene & Arjan de Nooy, Ornithology, Collection Flip Bool

Anne Geene & Arjan de Nooy, Ornithology, Collection Flip Bool

 

Takuma Nakahira, 1000, collection Paul Kooijker

Takuma Nakahira, 1000, collection Paul Kooijker

Takuma Nakahira, 1000, collection Paul Kooijker

Takuma Nakahira, 1000, collection Paul Kooijker

Takuma Nakahira, 1000, collection Paul Kooijker

Takuma Nakahira, 1000, collection Paul Kooijker

Takuma Nakahira, 1000, collection Paul Kooijker

Takuma Nakahira, 1000, collection Paul Kooijker

Takuma Nakahira, 1000, collection Paul Kooijker

Takuma Nakahira, 1000, collection Paul Kooijker

 

Boris Mikhailov, Diary, collection Paul Kooijker

Boris Mikhailov, Diary, collection Paul Kooijker

Boris Mikhailov, Diary, collection Paul Kooijker

Boris Mikhailov, Diary, collection Paul Kooijker

Boris Mikhailov, Diary, collection Paul Kooijker

Boris Mikhailov, Diary, collection Paul Kooijker

Boris Mikhailov, Diary, collection Paul Kooijker

Boris Mikhailov, Diary, collection Paul Kooijker

Guus Luijters, In Memoriam, the deported and murdered Jewish, Roma and Sinti children 1942 – 1945, (Sander Pikse design) collection Peter van Beveren

Guus Luijters, In Memoriam, the deported and murdered Jewish, Roma and Sinti children 1942 – 1945, (Sander Pikse design) collection Peter van Beveren

Guus Luijters, In Memoriam, the deported and murdered Jewish, Roma and Sinti children 1942 – 1945, (Sander Pikse design) collection Peter van Beveren

Guus Luijters, In Memoriam, the deported and murdered Jewish, Roma and Sinti children 1942 – 1945, (Sander Pikse design) collection Peter van Beveren

Guus Luijters, In Memoriam, the deported and murdered Jewish, Roma and Sinti children 1942 – 1945, (Sander Pikse design) collection Peter van Beveren

Guus Luijters, In Memoriam, the deported and murdered Jewish, Roma and Sinti children 1942 – 1945, (Sander Pikse design) collection Peter van Beveren

Guus Luijters, In Memoriam, the deported and murdered Jewish, Roma and Sinti children 1942 – 1945, (Sander Pikse design) collection Peter van Beveren

Guus Luijters, In Memoriam, the deported and murdered Jewish, Roma and Sinti children 1942 – 1945, (Sander Pikse design) collection Peter van Beveren

Taryn Simon, A living man declared dead and other chapters I – XVIII, designed by Joseph Logan and Taryn Simon, collection Peter van Beveren

Taryn Simon, A living man declared dead and other chapters I – XVIII, designed by Joseph Logan and Taryn Simon, collection Peter van Beveren

Taryn Simon, A living man declared dead and other chapters I – XVIII, designed by Joseph Logan and Taryn Simon, collection Peter van Beveren

Taryn Simon, A living man declared dead and other chapters I – XVIII, designed by Joseph Logan and Taryn Simon, collection Peter van Beveren

Robert Frank, The Americans, collection Peter van Beveren

Robert Frank, The Americans, collection Peter van Beveren

 

Cristina De Middel, Party, Quitonasto Form Chanmair Mao Tungest, designed by José Luis Lugo and Nova Era, collection Christian Caujolle

Cristina De Middel, Party, Quitonasto Form Chanmair Mao Tungest, designed by José Luis Lugo and Nova Era, collection Christian Caujolle

Cristina De Middel, Party, Quitonasto Form Chanmair Mao Tungest, designed by José Luis Lugo and Nova Era, collection Christian Caujolle

Cristina De Middel, Party, Quitonasto Form Chanmair Mao Tungest, designed by José Luis Lugo and Nova Era, collection Christian Caujolle

Cristina De Middel, Party, Quitonasto Form Chanmair Mao Tungest, designed by José Luis Lugo and Nova Era, collection Christian Caujolle

Cristina De Middel, Party, Quitonasto Form Chanmair Mao Tungest, designed by José Luis Lugo and Nova Era, collection Christian Caujolle

Cristina De Middel, Party, Quitonasto Form Chanmair Mao Tungest, designed by José Luis Lugo and Nova Era, collection Christian Caujolle

Cristina De Middel, Party, Quitonasto Form Chanmair Mao Tungest, designed by José Luis Lugo and Nova Era, collection Christian Caujolle

Cristina De Middel, Party, Quitonasto Form Chanmair Mao Tungest, designed by José Luis Lugo and Nova Era, collection Christian Caujolle

Cristina De Middel, Party, Quitonasto Form Chanmair Mao Tungest, designed by José Luis Lugo and Nova Era, collection Christian Caujolle

Vytautas V. Stanionis, Nuotraukos dokumentams (Photographs for documents), designed by Tom Mrazauskas, collection Christian Cajolle

Vytautas V. Stanionis, Nuotraukos dokumentams (Photographs for documents), designed by Tom Mrazauskas, collection Christian Cajolle

Vytautas V. Stanionis, Nuotraukos dokumentams (Photographs for documents), designed by Tom Mrazauskas, collection Christian Cajolle

Vytautas V. Stanionis, Nuotraukos dokumentams (Photographs for documents), designed by Tom Mrazauskas, collection Christian Cajolle

Vytautas V. Stanionis, Nuotraukos dokumentams (Photographs for documents), designed by Tom Mrazauskas, collection Christian Cajolle

Vytautas V. Stanionis, Nuotraukos dokumentams (Photographs for documents), designed by Tom Mrazauskas, collection Christian Cajolle

Vytautas V. Stanionis, Nuotraukos dokumentams (Photographs for documents), designed by Tom Mrazauskas, collection Christian Cajolle

Vytautas V. Stanionis, Nuotraukos dokumentams (Photographs for documents), designed by Tom Mrazauskas, collection Christian Cajolle

Vytautas V. Stanionis, Nuotraukos dokumentams (Photographs for documents), designed by Tom Mrazauskas, collection Christian Cajolle

Vytautas V. Stanionis, Nuotraukos dokumentams (Photographs for documents), designed by Tom Mrazauskas, collection Christian Cajolle

Vytautas V. Stanionis, Nuotraukos dokumentams (Photographs for documents), designed by Tom Mrazauskas, collection Christian Cajolle

Vytautas V. Stanionis, Nuotraukos dokumentams (Photographs for documents), designed by Tom Mrazauskas, collection Christian Cajolle

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Presentations by Suzanne Swarts and Reyn van der Lugt will be installed soon, or are already installed while you are reading this.

Book by Iztok Klančar

Book by Iztok Klančar

In the basement the exhibition Vincent van Baar: My name in 100 colophons, in a well chosen combination with the main exhibition, shows works by students of Vincent van Baar’s at the photography department of the Royal Academy in The Hague.

Book by Gilleam Trapenberg

Book by Gilleam Trapenberg

Book series by Alexandra Hunts

Book series by Alexandra Hunts

All publications were made by them for midterm and final exams.

Books by Hans Bracke, Cleo Wächter and Steven van Koeverden

Books by Hans Bracke, Cleo Wächter and Steven van Koeverden

For everyone who loves photography, book design and in some cases quite literally feeling in your hands the combination of form and content, these two shows are a must.

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© Villa Next Door 2017

Content of all pictures courtesy to the photographers and designers and to Lief hertje en de Grote Witte Reus.

 

Bertus Pieters