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KUNSTPARK SOESTDIJK 2016

Van vrijdag 19 februari t/m zondag 8 mei is in de tuin van Paleis Soestdijk een unieke tentoonstelling Kunstpark Soestdijk 2016 van monumentale sculpturen van topkunstenaars als Armando, Levi van Veluw, Marte Röling en Christian Hack te zien.

Geïnspireerd op de jaarlijkse beeldententoonstelling ‘Beyond Limits’, in de tuin van Chatsworth Castle in Cornwall, maakte gastconservator Werner van den Belt voor deze tentoonstelling een selectie van de meest spraakmakende kunstwerken die natuurlijke elementen combineren met een eigentijdse zeggingskracht en waarbij het materiaalgebruik een belangrijke rol speelt. Gerenommeerde Nederlandse galeries (o.a. Galerie Ron Mandos, Livingstone Gallery en Galerie Rademakers) laten werken van hun beste kunstenaars schitteren in het park van Paleis Soestdijk, waaronder nog niet eerder getoond werk van Armando, dat hij speciaal vervaardigde ter herinnering aan Kamp Amersfoort. De diversiteit in generaties die de kunstenaars samen beslaan, is hetgeen deze expositie zo bijzonder maakt. De kunstwerken in deze tentoonstelling zijn te koop.

Deelnemende kunstenaars:

Levi van Veluw
Armando
Klaas Gubbels
Christian Hack
Adriaan Rees
Marjolijn Mandersloot
Marte Röling
Sjoerd Buisman
James Brown
Guido Geelen
Eelco Brand
Renato Nicolodi
Nick Ervinck
Silvia B.
Zhivago Duncan
Albert Verkade
Warffemius
Yumiko Yoneda

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ABOUT Levi van Veluw

Levi van Veluw was born in 1985, in Hoevelaken, The Netherlands
He lives and works near Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Since graduating in 2007, Levi van Veluw has produced multi-disciplinary works that includes photographs, videos, sculptures, installations and drawings. This varied body of work has been showcased in many different locations across Europe and the United States, earning him a number of nominations and awards.

The artist first became known in 2008 with his solo exhibition Landscapes at Galerie Ron Mandos in Amsterdam. This coincided with him being awarded the International Photo Award in New York for the photo series “Ballpoints”, and the selection of one of his video works for the Whitstable Biennale UK.

In 2010, the work of the artist was showcased in a series of major museum exhibitions, including the exhibition “Dead or Alive” at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York, the Museum of Modern Art in Arnhem and Ars Electronica in Linz.

2013 saw the publication of the book “Origin of the Beginning”. This singular book is a work of art in itself, published in an edition of 1000 hand-signed copies. The book, which is widespread among collectors and enthusiasts, provides an overview of the artist’s work from 2006 to 2013, a rich oeuvre that includes photographs, drawings, installations, sculptures and videos.

The work of Levi Veluw has been exhibited internationally in leading museums and institutions, and is included in both public and private collections, such as the Borusan Collection, Istanbul; Museum Voorlinden, Wassenaar; Museum MORE, Gorssel; the KPMG Art Collection, Amstelveen; the Ekard Collection, Wassenaar; the Lakeside Collection, Rotterdam, and Cobra to Contemporary/The Brown Family Collection. In addition to his work in his individual practice, Levi van Veluw has also worked on commissions for private clients. In this way, he has collaborated, in 2012, with curator Marc Coetzee on the film “Family” in the frame of the “Films4peace” project. In 2014, van Veluw created for Hermès a life-sized site-specific installation for one of their main windows in Shanghai. Van Veluw’s works have also been widely shown at international art fairs such as, among others, The Armory Show New York, Art Brussels, Volta Basel, Unseen Amsterdam and the Barcelona Loop Fair Barcelona.

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ABOUT Silvia B.

Silvia B. (NL, 1963) is known for her sculptures of hybride figures which she presents in a wide range of settings. Stringendo — a musical term that indicates the retained increase of intensity — shows her latest extremely realistic sculptures of vulnerable adolescent dancers who are struggling with their bindings, strings and wooden parts to grow. The rats that flank the dancers sides, should seem completely inferior, but in the compositions of Silvia B. they have an angelic and pure appearance. The staging of the two complementary characters sums up the drawback of human civilization.

Galerie Ron Mandos presents Stringendo, a new series of sculptures by Silvia B. Silvia B. (NL, 1963) is known for her sculptures of hybrid figures; caught between age, gender and culture, between human, animal and doll. In addition to her iconic sculptures she makes drawings, photographs and also curated several projects. Her work is characterized by a constant battle between attraction and repulsion. A duality that comes from her vision of the world, how people behave according to so called codes of civilization and yet are still driven by their instinctive fears and desires.

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ABOUT Renato Nicolodi

Renato Nicolodi was born in 1980, in Anderlecht, Belgium
He lives and works close to Brussels, Belgium.

The architectural work of Nicolodi is clearly monumental. The artist is inspired by classical architecture, which he uniquely processes. It is only when the viewer steps onto the work and inspects it from close range, that he can obtain a clearer understanding of the work, as if he is invited to take part in a visual and physical search within the architectonic forms he has created. Different vantage points and views reveal subtle games of light gradations with the constantly recurring subjective black space, that remains inaccessible for the viewer, coaxing one into reflection. Pure formalistic language is given an almost sacred priority.

Renato Nicolodi studied Audiovisual and Fine Arts at Sint-Lukas in Brussels, and is a laureate at the Higher Institute for Fine Arts (HISK) in Gent. His work can be found in the SFMOMA, San Francisco; Beelden aan Zee, Scheveningen; the collection of the province of Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium; the province of Vlaams-Brabant, Belgium; the city of Genk, Genk; The city of Lokeren, Lokeren; Ekard Collection, Wassenaar; Achmea collection, Zeist; Houthoff Buruma, Amsterdam; Cobra to Contemporary/The Brown Family Collection, and many other international private collections.

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