Vincka Struben - the 2nd floor

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

Exhibition 09 July - 24 July, 2022
ENTRANCE : Ringdijk 5, Amsterdam

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 frameis 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, disco-Medusa, a ghostor 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.


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



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).

The book is published on the occasion of the exchange project and exhibition with the same title. The publication is a collection of documents that build up towards the finishing of the project. The book contains the e-mail communication between the artists as well as a photo documentation of the build up of the exhibitions translated to a flip-book.

This project is made possible 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.