Wild Care Tame Neglect
Art, Display, Exhibition

Exhibition by visual artist Edward Thomson Clydesdale at Huize Frankendael Amsterdam

What possible agency and space do (tamed) nature and culture occupy within this former country estate surrounded by the busy city, a site that now actively serves as a restaurant and reception location. Is it possible for art in such a location to escape an ever-present aesthetic harmony? What role and whose desires does an artist fulfil in a scenario where they act as host, gardener, programmer and hermit?

The exhibition gathers works by Thomson as well as of literary theorist Frans-Willem Korsten and artists Jason Coburn, Nikola Lamburov and Ine Lamers. Designers Sandra Kassenaar and Bart de Baets developed a poster campaign during a public workshop programme with de 5e Montessorischool Watergraafsmeer, colleagues and visitors. The exhibition design by EventArchitectuur cleverly reframes the garden of Huize Frankendael itself as an architectural structure for the showing of art.

Press & Shop Window EA Book

Nice review in PIN-UP magazine issue 23 by Kevin Greenberg & lovely shop window display at Athenaeum Bookstore in Amsterdam by Marjo Kranenborg, organised by Bonnie Dumanaw.

Material Pages (from the EA book)

Graphic Design / Experimental Jetset
Photography / Johannes Schwartz

SONIC READING “Events: Situating the Temporary”

Short Impression click here

Sonic Reading of the book “Events: Situating the Temporary” by

Mager & Maher, feat. Herman Verkerk/EventArchitectuur & the Props at the

Stedelijk Museum Book Club 2017 – September 29

The Book Is Out Now!

“Events: Situating the Temporary”

by Herman Verkerk/EventArchitectuur

Architecture and design interventions, cutting-edge interior and exhibition design

“Events: Situating the Temporary” is dedicated to the temporary in architecture, to its qualities, possibilities and effects, and to the place it occupies in contemporary history.
The book draws a connection between the development of the Amsterdam-based design office EventArchitectuur’s body of work over twenty-five years of practice, and the transforming understanding of a time based architecture. Through conversation between Herman Verkerk and his team with former collaborators and other makers, curators, and theorists, including Bernard Tschumi, Beatriz Colomina, Dirk van den Heuvel, Rianne Makkink, Andreas Angelidakis, Ellen Blumenstein and many others, “Events: Situating the Temporary” defines the contours of temporary architecture as a hybrid field of cultural production reflecting the spirit of the times and associated with different disciplines, including art, design, literature and performance.
The publication, designed by graphic design studio Experimental Jetset, with visual essays by Johannes Schwartz and Alexander van Slobbe, proposes the temporary as the place where contemporary architecture is linked to creative and form-finding new realities (proposals, utopias, dystopias, and fantasies), and to the quest for alternative futures.

The book is for sale at bookshops around the world specialized in art, design and architecture.

Or online at: https://www.degruyter.com/view/product/470031

Festive Opening of Water & Mountain Idyll

photography by Jeroen Bosch

Idylls is an ongoing landscape project by EventArchitectuur. Landscape and landscape design are defined as a meaningful expression of our relation with nature. Each idyll expresses this by making spaces for contemplation in it’s own way in the transforming agricultural area of Lingezegen Park.

The Mountain Idyll is realized in collaboration with landscape architects Berdie Olthof and Nanne Bouma. The Water Idyll is realized in collaboration with landscape architects Jeroen Bosch and Tim de Weerd.

Water Idyll impressions

photography by Jeroen Bosch

Water Idyll tyre traces

see also:

Water Idyll in Park Lingezegen

Water Idyll update

EVENTS: situating the temporary

EVENTS: situating the temporary

by/ Herman Verkerk – EventArchitectuur
design/ Experimental Jetset

will be published this autumn (2016) by Birkhäuser Verlag.

contributions by:

Andreas Angelidakis, Claudia Banz, Ellen Blumenstein, Beatriz Colomina, Raphael Coutin, Robyn Dalziel, Bonnie Dumanow, Tal Erez, Bart Guldemond, Dutton R.Hauhart, Klaske Havik, Dirk van den Heuvel, Anne Hoogewoning, Koen Kleijn, Paul Kuipers, Gabriel A.Maher, Rianne Makkink, Ernie Mellegers, Joana Meroz, Edzard Mik, Landstra & de Vries, Lucas Muñoz, Véronique Patteeuw, Johannes Schwartz, Jorinde Seijdel, Tamar Shafrir, Alexander van Slobbe, Reneé Steenbergen, Eva Stricker, Dirk Sijmons, Philipp Teufel, Bernard Tschumi, a.o.

DIY Design Broehan Museum Berlin

Boxorama is part of the large collection of do it yourself design furniture presented at the Broehan Museum in Berlin. The show is running from 30th of September 2016 through 29th of January 2017.