Official Announcement: Jacco Olivier @ Euromast Rotterdam

“A gift to the city of Rotterdam”
offered by Galerie Ron Mandos and AkzoNobel Art Foundation

Dream away at Jacco Olivier’s animation Perpetuum on the Euromast. In celebration of the Rotterdam Art Week 2023, a figure will endlessly leap into the air to celebrate freedom and artistic curiosity. Together with the AkzoNobel Art Foundation, we are pleased to offer this project to the city of Rotterdam, so that every citizen of Rotterdam can experience the power of art.⁠

We would like to invite you to watch Jacco Olivier’s video projection on the Euromast observation tower in Rotterdam. The video can be seen from Tuesday February 7th to Sunday February 12th after sunset. Read more about Jacco Olivier’s Perpetuum here.

This project is made possible by Galerie Ron Mandos, AkzoNobel Art Foundation, Euromast, Municipality of Rotterdam, Beam Systems, Jacco Olivier, and foundation Hi-Lo. In 2022, Olivier’s work was made for projection on the Zuidertoren, a former lighthouse on the Dutch Wadden-island Schiermonnikoog. It was commissioned by Foundation Hi-Lo, which initiates large-scale projects around the Wadden Sea.⁠

Practical information:
Date: February 7 – 12, 2023
Time Projection: every evening after sunset
Location: Parkhaven 20, 3016 GM Rotterdam

Discover here | Jacco Olivier's Perpetuum

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ABOUT Jacco Olivier

Jacco Olivier fuses painting and filmmaking by repeatedly reworking paintings in generous casual brush strokes and systematically photographing each development. The various stages are combined into projected animations. The resulting films are enigmatic and experiential – moving in and out of abstraction they reveal the traces and decisions made by the artist in the process of painting. While there is a clear and quite complex process involved in their creation, Olivier does not set a thematic agenda for the works, or for their relationship to one another. The films are instead imagined as windows onto converging, and often elegantly simple, moments of daily life – a bus journey, a swim in the ocean, or a walk through the woods. At this convergence of painting and cinema, however, lies an uneasy tension, a feeling that something is about to happen or has just happened that is unexpected and beyond our control.

Jacco Olivier is a graduate of the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam. He has exhibited worldwide, notably at ZKM, Karlsruhe; Sammlung Goetz, Munich; Victoria Miro Gallery, London; Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, NY; Dordrechts Museum, Dordrecht; MCA Denver, CO; The 56th Venice Biennial, Venice; Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem; New York City Center/New Museum, New York, NY, and GEM, The Hague. His art is held in many public collections, including Museum Voorlinden, Wassenaar; the Honart Museum, Tehran; the Zabludowicz Collection, London, and the Rubell Family Collection, Miami, FL. In 2019, he was awarded the Jeanne Oosting Prize for figurative painting in The Netherlands.

Jacco Olivier was born in 1972 in Goes, The Netherlands
He lives and works in Amsterdam, The Netherlands