In addition to running a bookbindery, we host a small project space dedicated to book-related projects.



Upcoming shows:

Milah van Zuilen, Betula spp. (december 2022)
Angelina Nonaj, Benni Ciappini and Scott van Kampen-Wieling (february 2023)



Opening on 2 December 2022 at 5

2 December - 18 December 2022
Open in the weekends from 1 to 5
and on appointment during the week


Because of an unforeseen event, we will have to remain closed on December 4.


Betula spp. investigates a different approach to ecological fieldwork, with a focus on the genus Betula (birch). During Milah van Zuilen’s residency at Tuo Tuo, in Joutsa (Finland), the bark from fallen or felled birch trees was collected. The bark was dried, peeled into layers, cut into little squares and arranged into grids.

As part of this show, a series of 20 framed originals are available for sale in collector’s boxes, together with a folder containing a dried birch leaf and a leaflet providing insights into the artist’s method and research.

Milah gathers plant material according to self-imposed rules, and seeks similarities between scientific and artistic ways of looking at landscapes. The material gets transformed into squares and grids, referring to the shapes that characterise a very human perspective and presence. The square shapes and straight lines, paradoxically, emphasise the organic forms and patterns in the plant material. Also being a forest ecologist in training, the artist strives to bring the fields of art and ecology closer to each other, and to find another way of looking at the landscape - more earth-centered, rather than anthropocentric.

Milah van Zuilen graduated in Fine Arts & Photography from the Willem de Kooning Academy. Her graduation project 'Terrafuturism' won the 2021 Ron Mandos Young Blood Award and was acquired by Museum Voorlinden. She is also a co-founder of Jaro Milire, a space for ecology-related artist residencies in the Czech Republic. She is represented by Galerie Caroline O’Breen.

milahvanzuilen.com
instagram.com/__milah/

Milah van Zuilen will plant a birch tree for each work sold and will donate 25% of the remaining profit to The Pollinators. There is the possibility to pay in instalments.









Past shows:

Noise Spectrum

Zoë d’Hont


Opening on 21 October 2022 at 5

21 October - 6 November 2022
Open in the weekends from 1 to 5
and on appointment during the week



Zoë d’Hont shows a series of glass works that originates from her long-lasting interest in sound. The series is inspired by the noise spectrum; a range of eight different sound signals, named as colours, that correspond to a particular frequency, which the listener couples with specific material associations and states of mind. This sense of colour for noise signals is similar to the concept of timbre in music.

Zoë uses noise-cancelling foam to mold pieces of glass in a rippled pattern, resembling sound waves. The reflective surface of the glass gives the pieces an even more liquid, transformative appearance. She presents her collection of glass works in foam-lined boxes, as jewels meant to amplify the beauty of noise.

Zoë d'Hont invited writer Lenny van Gent to create a fictive story for each colour of noise, to lead the viewer into the different sound worlds. Each part guides us to a different frequency of existence. Eight colours, eight stories, eight spacetimes, in which reality slowly bends and nostalgia transforms into alienation. These stories are presented in a book accompanied by drawings from the artist.

During the exhibition the stories will be presented in a book accompanied by drawings from the artist.

zoedhont.com
instagram.com/zoedhont

With the kind support of Stichting Niemeijer Fonds and Jump! Talenthub.










The lure of the distant
Lotus Rosalina Hebbing



Opening on 6 May 2022 at 5

Open on 7 & 8 and 14 & 15 May from 1 to 5 
and on appointment on 9 - 13 May


Lotus Rosalina Hebbing (b.1999, The Netherlands)
Currently a student of the Royal Academy of Art


Was your milk poisoned when I drank it
That this watering mouth is demanding a bite of the foreign

I’ll open my legs to the waves
While my wounds ache in clay 

















Model Studies
Florence Marceau-Lafleur



6 & 7 November 2021

This presentation and open studio provides a peek into Florence Marceau-Lafleur’s working process, prior to her first solo-exhibition at De Vishal in Haarlem.

For this project, she takes her side job as an academic model as an extended metaphor, through which she explores broader topics, such as motionlessness, contemplation, and the permeability of the body to its surroundings.

Florence revisits naturalistic figuration through different media, such as stereoscopes, altered anatomical books and performative sculptures. A special emphasis is put on the thought processes induced by immobility. In this way, she aims at creating an alternative imagery of the life drawing class, beyond the object-subject dichotomy.

florencemarceaulafleur.com
instagram.com/florencemarceaulafleur
 
With the kind support of the Mondriaan Fund 











The Third Space
Linhuei Chen




16 October - 4 November 2021



Linhuei Chen is a Taiwanese Dutch artist based in Rotterdam. Her experiences of cross-generational diaspora trigger her to question its impact on the family/home context and cultural hybridity through her memories. In her artistic practice, she uses different media such as painting, drawing, text, audiovisual, and together they often form an installation.

Since 2020, she started to experiment on the visualisation of mental images of people with transcultural backgrounds, integrating her expertise in art therapy with her art projects. Through this, she wishes to understand the forming process of cultural hybridity and provide more caring to society.

www.linhueichen.eu
instagram.com/linhuei_chen/




The Third Space is a concept developed by Homi Bhabha to describe the hybrid cultural identity which emerges from the interweaving of elements from different cultures. This concept inspired Linhuei Chen in the process of her artistic research, which was the starting point of the artist book she presents in this show.

Chen realised that all the segments of her work are a journey into the Third Space, where her native culture and memories meet with her experience of Western culture. While she explores this Western culture with a magnifying glass in one hand, she examines her past with a monocular in the other.

Linhuei Chen’s artist book is made with the intention to be a gift for her children. Besides relying on diaspora theory, it is written with a more intimate scope, presenting a collection of stories about her family’s migration history. Each chapter is named after a symbolic object, such as a spinning top, which she also crafted as an artwork. In this show, the spectator/reader can experience the link between these works, personal stories and artistic research.