upcoming exhibition

group exhibition - Aquantize

2 - 17 December

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We would like to cordially invite you to the group exhibition of Marcel van den Berg, Mariska Koolen, Esther Brakenhoff and Maarten Schuurman

Opening Saturday 2 December - 15.00 to 19.00
Exhibition 2 until 17 December
Open Saturday and Sunday 13.00 to 17.00

past exhibitions

Apples and Oranges Artist's Book Fair 2023

1 October 2023, Jester, Genk (BE)

ps.kot is participating in Apples and Oranges Artist's Book Fair 2023, presenting two books that document and conclude the exchange project and exhibition Export > Import (2021). Sharing the same images and files Alternative Space the White in Tokyo (JP) and ps.kot in Amsterdam (NL) both printed an artist book .


On the occasion of Apples and Oranges Artist's Book Fair 2023 ps.kot will exhibit the work that was sent to Tokyo (JP) and screen-printed posters created for the exchange project will be distributed and pasted throughout the city of Genk.

The Artist's Books and project was kindly supported by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Japan.


Special thanks to Apples and Oranges Artist's Book Fair and Jester, Genk (BE)


Minjoo Choi - With tears it opens, with smiles it closes

1 July -2 July, 2023

ps.kot invites Minjoo Choi for a performance weekend that connects action, material, sound and space. With clay and objects Minjoo Choi plays with construction/deconstruction, art/un-art, in-process/completion. She aims to merge herself into the scene as an in-process object by performance.

"By simple physical motions, I open and close the endless boxes of my emotions. The engagement with materials allows me to transform my memories within the space of the wall and the woven canvas."


Open Saturday 1 July and Sunday 2 July

Between 14.00 to 19.00

Nishiko & Joubin Zargarbashi / Vanishing Points

18 February - 05 March, 2023

ps. K_o_t_ kicks off 2023 with a duo exhibition by Nishiko and Joubin Zargarbashi. The work of both artists starts from the natural force of the ocean. Nishiko presents an installation as part of her 'Repairing Earthquake Project' (2011-). This project handles the catastrophic earthquake and subsequent tsunami that hit Eastern Japan in 2011. The installation in ps. K_o_t_ follows the journey of a plastic green tea bottle, which was found on the Canadian coast after a trip across the Pacific Ocean and the subsequent attempt to 'repair' the bottle. In the series of works 'On the edge of the miraculous', Joubin Zargarbashi investigates forms of physical and mental transition to the unknown. This miraculous  unknown is not in the point of departure or arrival, but is somewhere in between. The starting point for his research is Bas Jan Ader's last work, his epic journey across the Atlantic Ocean.

Oscar Peters - Creepo Peepers / Cease and Desist 

10 - 18 December, 2022

Oscar Peters, The Dream (we argue we fight) detail, 2022

Oscar Peters' Creepo Peepers / Cease and Desist explores the duality of life. To every yin their yang, to every right a wrong, but the simplistic good guy/bad guy mindset was ditched a long time ago. What's left is the ambiguous grey space in between. A yin yin, a win win, or rather a lose lose. Like the Compulsive Gamblers sing 'Two wrongs don't make a right, but two rights don't make a shit, I think I'm in it.' Where does one find redemption?

To every cease its desist.

Oscar Peters, Club (Yellow), 2022

Oscar Peters, Altered Beast, 2022

Oma Fanny Okwuchi & Jonas Ohlsson - Ping Pong Session part III

05 - 13 november. 2022

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The Ping Pong session (explained)


Oma Fanny Okwuchi is a new found friend, my upstairs neighbour and an elderly stylish lady, originally from Nigeria, who recently fell in love with drawing and art. She had heard that I was teaching art and asked me if I could help her. After some more classical drawing lessons about things such as: 'the weight of the line', 'central perspective', 'anatomy' and 'working with different speeds' we quickly skipped the teacher/student model and just started to draw together as two equal passionados who both loves to draw and who has different set of skills and powers and who complements each other. I am jealous of her freedom, imagination and storytelling powers, and I on the other hand have been busy with art and drawing my whole life, together we are a strong team. Technically it goes like this: We listen to music, both of us starts to draw, each with our own paper, after 2 songs or so, we switch papers and continues on the other ones drawing, this routine can repeat itself numerous times (hence the name, the Ping Pong session). When we are both happy with a drawing, it is considered finished and we sign them. We draw together at least once a week, but also sometimes takes drawings home and continues there solo, until we meet again.


Warm greetings Jonas

Esther Brakenhoff & Maarten Schuurman - ME / WE

01 - 16 October, 2022

Since 2015 Maarten Schuurman and Esther Brakenhoff occasionally work together besides their own artistic practise. When collaborating both artists act as individual players working together as a team questioning authorship. These cooperations are not a simple add up of individual input but rather an exercise in communication with each other, co-working artists and the audience. 

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Vincka Struben / the 2nd floor

09 - 24 July, 2022

Vincka Struben, the 2nd floor (detail), 2022

ps. K_o_t_ invites Vincka Struben to investigate the properties of the exhibition space. She presents a room-filling installation that turns all directions around. As a consequence the installation can only be entered by a transitional detour via the neighbouring Ringdijk 5. 

“Finally the architectural ideal is a room in black marble, in which light enters only through orifices so well bent, that nothing on the outside can be seen through them, yet they illuminate or color the decor of a pure inside.”
(Gilles Deleuze, The Fold : Leibniz and the Baroque, 1988)


The installation uses baroque architecture as a guideline, with light as an essential building element. The many curls, folds and shadows mark the transition from physical reality and materiality to an imagined space or even a vision. A frame is both a boundary and a connecting element between two worlds that normally do not touch each other. Are we looking at an Art Deco theatre decor, a lace embroidery, a micro-organism, a whale’s eye, Discomedusa, a ghost or the heavenly vault?

Vincka Struben, the 2nd floor (detail), 2022

Vincka Struben, the 2nd floor, 2022

Thijs Rhijnsburger - o.T.

Thijs Rhijnsburger, untitled (ohne Titel), 2021, 100 x 80 cm

Oil paint, spray paint, textile collage on canvas

Thijs Rhijnsburger, untitled (ohne Titel), 2022, 120 x 100 cm

Oil paint, spray paint, textile collage on canvas


Exhibition 19 June - 1 July, 2022

Ringdijk 4, Amsterdam


As the driving force behind De Apotheek and formerly De Servicegarage, Thijs Rhijnsburger has created a stage for many art and artists. With O.T. ps. K_o_t_ returns the favor and offers the stage for the work by Thijs Rhijnsburger himself.


Thijs Rhijnsburger composes his paintings with elements from cityscape visual culture, which he depicts in landscape abstractions. His physical and intuitive painting process arises from (visual) observations that display structures such as movement, composition and space. This exhibition shows new paintings and works of the last two years.

Myspace Yourwaves

Saturday June 11, 2022 / 12:00 - 17:00

Ringdijk 4, Amsterdam


Saturday June 11th ps. K_o_t_ is celebrating the opening of the new location with a happening. On this occasion Farida Sedoc is invited to react on the value and position of the artist run project space, Blodfet & DJ Lonely will be transmitting sounds and power while ps. K_o_t_ is (re-)(screen-) printing the Artist's reserved rights transfer and sale agreement by Seth Siegelaub and Robert Projansky.


This happening will kickoff the (dis)course of ps. K_o_t_ and present the upcoming exhibition program at the new location.

Farida Sedoc, 2022

Seth Siegelaub and Robert Projansky, 1971 (re(screen)print 2022)

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Maarten Schuurman, All the things you could be by now (Square Dance Revolution), 2021

Out of office and into the studio - Maarten Schuurman

October 22 - October 30, 2021


On the occasion of the exhibition Bruce Nauman held at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam ps. K_o_t_ presents All the things you could be by now (Square Dance Revolution). In line with the series of performances and experiments done by Bruce Nauman in his studio ps. K_o_t_ moves out of office and into the studio of Maarten Schuurman in the center of Amsterdam.

All the things you could be by now (Square Dance Revolution) explores the ritual of reenacting. In order to perform Bruce Nauman's 1967 Square Dance (Dance or Exercise on the Perimeter of a Square) Schuurman translated Nauman's movements to machine code and built an arcade machine to conduct his movements. Not only the initial set of rules but also the execution by Nauman was adapted resulting in an almost indecipherable logic. While in use the machine orchestrates and monitors the operator, step-by-step, move-by-move. Correct moves are rewarded with a continuing of the performance while wrong moves result in a Game Over.


VIDEOS:

Bruce Nauman - Square Dance (Dance or Exercise on the Perimeter of a Square)


Maarten Schuurman - All the things you could be by now (Square Dance Revolution)

Maarten Schuurman, one square meter, 2021

NEWS

AMS KOT NOMINATED
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Ps. Kot is honored that AMS - TOK / EXPORT > IMPORT is selected by the student jury for the Best Dutch Book Designs 2021. The student selection will also be part of the annual exhibition at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam this autumn (2022).


AMS - TOK is printed on the occasion of the exchange project and exhibition Export > Import (2021). The publication is a collection of documents and images that build up towards the finishing of the project. AMS - TOK contains the e-mail communication between the project spaces as well as a photo documentation of the build up of the exhibitions translated to a flip-book.


This project is supported by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Japan.


Export > Import

The White - Osamu Sakuma (RONDADE) / Ikuhisa Sawada / Hiroyuki Arikawa (Workshop tm)

August 13 - September 5, 2021


Export > Import is a collaborative project of the artists Ikuhisa Sawada, Osamu Sakuma and Hiroyuki Arikawa of Alternative Space The White in Tokyo (JP) with the Dutch artists Maarten Schuurman and Esther Brakenhoff. Together they explore the possibilities for developing and presenting long-distance work in pandemic times. Works have been made in both Amsterdam and Tokyo that thematizes distance, communication and mobility. These works were then sent in a specially made container to the other location by means of freight post without courier/artist. The works are accompanied by an installation manual that can be interpreted flexibly by the receiving artists. The works thus move autonomously beyond the intentions and preferences of the initial maker.


This project is made possible by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Japan.


Hiroyuki Arikawa & Ikuhisa Sawada at ps. K_o_t_, Amsterdam (NL), 2021

Ikuhisa Sawada & Osamu Sakuma at ps. K_o_t_, Amsterdam (NL), 2021

Osamu Sakuma at ps. K_o_t_, Amsterdam (NL), 2021

Esther Brakenhoff & Maarten Schuurman, the White, Tokyo (JP), 2021

Esther Brakenhoff & Maarten Schuurman at the White, Tokyo (JP), 2021