Official Opening: Jacco Olivier @ Euromast

This week we present Jacco Olivier’s video animation Perpetuum on the Euromast observation tower in Rotterdam. The official opening ceremony of the projection took place on Thursday. Hester Alberdingk Thijm of the AkzoNobel Art Foundation, and Saïd Kasmi, alderman for Education, Culture and Tourism at the Municipality of Rotterdam, officially opened the projection. Please find more images of the ceremony below.

The video by Jacco Olivier can be seen till Sunday – every evening from 7.00 PM to midnight. Or visit our booth (nr. 38) at Art Rotterdam, where we show a three meter high tv-screen version of PerpetuumPerpetuum is a film of a euphoric figure acrobatically jumping in perpetuity. It is a portrait of a liberated figure, who courageously leaps into the unknown. Read more about the projection here.

Practical Information Euromast Projection
Date: February 7 – 12, 2023
Time Projection: every evening from 7.00 PM to midnight. ⁠
Location: Parkhaven 20, 3016 GM Rotterdam

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