ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
Nieuw Amsterdams Peil (N.A.P.)
Galerie Ron Mandos, Amsterdam
Veracht den burgerman, doch ledig zijne kruiken. Despise the solid burgher, but drink deep from his flagon.
During the months of June and July, nine galleries of the Amsterdam Jordaan district will join forces for the second time to organize Nieuw Amsterdams Peil (N.A.P.).
This year, the exhibition will be curated by Joost Declercq, director of the Belgian Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens and Charlotte Crevits, curator of Dhondt-Dhaenens. For this second edition, Declercq is selecting one artist per gallery, to be paired with one or two Belgian artist(s) not represented by a gallery in the Netherlands. Through coupling these artists, Declercq is putting them in the spotlights as well as providing the galleries with a link to foreign partners through international collaborations.
Artists exhibiting at Galerie Ron Mandos: Bouke de Vries (NL, 1960) Koen van den Broek (BE, 1973) Edith Dekyndt (BE, 1960)
Curated by: Joost Declercq and Charlotte Crevits
Participating galleries: andriesse ~ eyck gallery, Annet Gelink Gallery, Ellen de Bruijne Projects, GRIMM, Galerie Ron Mandos, Stigter Van Doesburg, tegenboschvanreden, Galerie Fons Welters, Martin van Zomeren
About the artist: Edith Dekyndt (guest artist)
Like the oeuvre of Bouke de Vries, the work of Edith Dekyndt (1960, Ypres BE), is an unprecedented and lyrical contemplation of the idea of the ‘ ne arts’. Her work is grounded in a thirst experimentation and research that she translates into a serene, minimalist visual idiom. By making use of the speci c, Dekyndt often manifests universal ideas and phenomena in her oeuvre. In her early work, this was achieved by taking geometric objects, space and light as starting points. With her distinctive visual language, she also turns to ephemeral processes, elements and materials present in our environment and in nature.