“as we drift in the simmering pot things boil under the lid” group exhibition Man Pan Lau, Emilia Martin, Maika Garnica, Kamila Wolszczak, Baoyang Zhao

We would like to invite you to a special opening in Nieuw Charlois. Our space has been transferred to Kunstpodium-T Tilburg for once. Every year they organize the Apprentice and Master Program, in which groups of young artists from various academies in a radius of 100 km around Tilburg (including Belgium) work together with experienced artists for six months. This program leads to eight exhibitions at various locations in the Netherlands and Belgium.

The exhibition “As we drift in the simmering pot things boil under the lid” by the five artists opens in Nieuw Charlois: Man Pan Lau, Emilia Martin, Maika Garnica, Kamila Wolszczak and Baoyang Zhao. The project revolves around the story of the soup stone.

I am walking home:
we move, we make, flavours in our mouth.
Lines of my hands build new paths. I am walking home under a very specific moonlight.
It’s like the hospital light (silence) (all the happenings in the long white hall).
I am walking home, breathing, falling, breathing.
Each bowl is a carrier, the night is still quiet
(the sound of a gentle whistling) each stone – their own
all our hands meet, all our hands make (flavours in our mouth)
Whenever my heart was hollowed out,
I filled it (with stones)
I am walking home (the night is still quiet)
After a while my body became a very specific moonlight which is overshining everythingIt tastes yellow.

Warm regards Man Pau, Emilia, Maika, Kamila, Baoyang, Ivo and Nicole

“Tsunami of images” solo exhibition Nour-Eddine Jarram

We are proud to announce the exhibition “Tsunami of images” by the artist Nour-Eddine Jarram from March 16 to April 21, 2024.

The contact with Nour-Eddine started over a year ago when we started talking with a group of artists about a theme related to our work: people on the run. Now that the wars in Ukraine and Gaza, among others, and the problems around housing for people in Europe confront us every day through the media with all the misery, Nour-Eddine's work is more relevant than ever.

…” In his watercolors, Nour-Eddine Jarram is intensively concerned with the subject of 'people on the run'. He tries to find a different form for each group of people. He always decides differently about the use of color, the dark and the light and the monumentality of the composition. Monumentality does not necessarily say anything about the size of the work. A large monument can scream at you, while a small but monumental composition can irresistibly draw your attention to take a closer look. On the one hand, Nour-Eddine abstracts the figures in his work into an idea, on the other hand, he does not want to destroy the individuality of the figures....” (from an article by Albertus Pieters. )

“Tsunami of images” is a solo exhibition with recent works by Nour-Eddine, accompanied by one thematically related work by a number of guest artists from the group with which this project started. These are works of Robin Kolleman, Maria Ikonomopoulou, Celine van den Boorn, Kamiel Verschuren, Olphaert den Otter and Driessens & van den Baar. During the exhibition period, the works will be displayed alternately in the stock space.

The opening will take place on Saturday, March 16, from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM and will be performed by Abdelkader Benali.As a writer and presenter, he explores themes such as double cultural identity and migration. People's search for a place for a new life, whether or not after their flight from war zones, is part of this. Some of his best-known books are Wedding by the Sea, The Long-awaited or Messages from a besieged city (daily weblog from Beirut) .

Kind regards, Nour-Eddine, Ivo and Nicole

“Spijker Passie” duo exhibition Sam Cruden/Arie van den Berg

From Saturday February 24, 2024, the Nieuw Charlois platform will be completely taken over by more than 100 jeans. We have paired a regular visitor from the area, Arie van den Berg, with Sam Cruden, who has had her own clothing brand for years. They didn't know each other weeks ago, but because of their shared passion they worked as an energetic duo.

Sam Cruden is an inventor, denim specialist, dismantler, repairer and, above all, maker. Sam has a strong passion for denim which has led her to well-known brands such as Diesel. In 2009 she started her own label, C.Cruden, where she created genderless clothing using carefully selected Japanese denim. Sam extends the lifespan of her designs by repairing and adjusting them and discovers that what is essential is already there.

Arie van den Berg collects old jeans, via eBay, Marktplaats or second-hand stores. He repairs, rearranges, cuts, combines or embroiders, until a pair of jeans can go into a new life completely restored. Nothing is lost and all the stories of the garment are made visible again.

The opening is from 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM with a word from our special guest Ellie Uyttenbroek. Ellie is a stylist and is mainly known for her collaboration with photographer Ari Versluis, with whom they conducted social/cultural research into “exactitudes” for years in their city of Rotterdam (and later internationally): the categorization of people who, in their clothing style and behavior, differ from each other. appear to be an even pole.

Kind regards, Sam, Arie, Ivo and Nicole

"Phantombodies" solo exhibition Welmoed Bosch

The first exhibition of the new year 2024 will open on Saturday, January 20. We have a lot of beautiful things in store again. Starting with work by Welmoed Bosch, who graduated in fashion, but extends this discipline to the autonomous.

About her work: A piece of clothing in an exhibition, separated from its physical counterpart, can have an alienating effect. Vibrating on a hanger or on a doll, it becomes, in the words of fashion theorist Elizabeth Wilson, a “desolate shell.” Welmoed Bosch's series of textile objects explores the phantoms of bodies in exhibited garments.

You'll have to see for yourself how this works out. The opening is between 5:00 PM and 8:00 PM with something warm for the inner man.

Warm regards, Welmoed, Ivo and Nicole

“Merged by Gravity” solo exhibition Floor Merjenburgh

The exhibition of Floor Merjenburgh, who recently graduated from the HKU, will open on Saturday, October 28, 2023. This is what she says about her own work: “When clay is formed by a mold, it takes on a definitive shape. But, just when it comes out of the mold, the material is still flexible and elastic. These two properties guide the creation process of Merged by Gravity. A game arises between me and the material, in which I let two separate objects deform each other through gravity. I direct the objects, but the formation takes place due to the properties of the material and chance.

The connection between the two objects, which found and formed each other, is unique. Traces of the initial shape of the clay objects remain visible and together they create a completely new shape. From then on they belong together.”

The exhibition will be opened at 4:45 PM by Margriet Vollenberg, founder of Organization in Design and Joinanew, both coaching platforms for (beginning and established) designers to take their work and entrepreneurship to a higher level.

We look forward to seeing you, the soup will be ready around 6 p.m.

Warm regards, Floor, Ivo and Nicole

“Mycelium Media” solo exhibition Mingus Janssen

Mycelium Media Mingus Janssen

Mycelium Media's temporary head office has been located in Nieuw Charlois for some time now. Mycelium Media is a publishing house that infiltrates existing (print) forms of news, such as newspapers, books and magazines, to add perspectives other than human. Mycelium Media employees and correspondents are dressed in special costumes that represent endangered ecosystems and are made entirely from the silhouettes of endangered plant species, cut from newspapers, books and magazines.
During the summer, Mycelium Media conducted research into the ecosystem of the port of Rotterdam. The port has a higher degree of biodiversity than many nature reserves. It is home to many endangered animal and plant species, and is also famous and infamous for the exotic species that have found their way to the Netherlands and Europe via the port.
The doors of Mycelium Media will open on September 10 and the results of the research will be on display. Until October 22, Mycelium Media is open to the public from Thursday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Opening Sunday September 10, 2023, 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
During the opening at 5 p.m.: artist talk with
professor Roeland Merks and journalist Bart Dirks.

Warm regards Mingus, Ivo en Nicole

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