Yearbook Entry 2019!
Architecture, Art, Landscape

The Idylls project in Park Lingezegen is published in the Yearbook Landscape Architecture and Urban Design in the Netherlands 2019

Wild Care Tame Neglect

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.

Mountain Idyll in Park Lingezegen – Taking Strolls

Taking strolls at the Mountain Idyll in Park Lingezegen between Arnhem and Nijmegen NL.
Different dates from 25th of June to 14th of July.

Mountain Idyll in Park Lingezegen

In cooperation with landscape architects Berdie Olthof and Nanne Bouma of Feddes Olthof.

location / near Elsterbrug and the river Linge in Elst, Overbetuwe

Water Idyll in Lingezegen Park

In cooperation with landscape architects Jeroen Bosch en Tim de Weerd of Veenenbos & Bosch.

location / Waterrijk in Overbetuwe

Forest Idyll in Lingezegen Park

Forest idyll forms a trio with the Mountain idyll & Water idyll.
This idyll is still in the design stage, the other two are ready to be executed in the park called Lingezegen. This park of 1200 acres is located between two Dutch towns, Arnhem & Nijmegen. The forest idyll design is proposed now on a former castle garden in the village of Ressen, Lingewaard. The location might be changed, not the concept.

Designed in cooperation with landscape architect Astrid Harsveld from DLG.

Food Shelves

Food shelves for birds in the park of Altrecht,
Psychiatric Institution, Den Dolder, NL

A project from an artist in residence period in Het Vijfde Seizoen
in spring 2008

clients/ Suzanne Oxenaar & Boudewijn van Grunsven
a present for/ Clients & staff of Altrecht, Den Dolder
date/ realised 09 09 11
location/ Altrecht, Den Dolder, NL
team/ Herman Verkerk & Paul Kuipers
production/ Altrecht & Monica de Vries

see for more details s13

Opera Aperta / Loose Work

Press Photo’s

client/ Mondriaan Foundation
curator/ Guus Beumer
date/ 4 June – 27 November 2011
location/ Giardini, Venice Italy
team/ Barbara Visser, Ernst van den Hoeven, Herman Verkerk, Johannes Schwartz, Joke Robaard, Maureen Mooren, Paul Kuipers, Sanneke van Hassel, Yannis Kyriakides & Alexander van Slobbe
production/ Landstra & De Vries
graphic design/ Maureen Mooren
photography/ Johanes Schwartz

Stairs/Stare in Marres

A publication in Display: Total Display Sourcebook by John Stones for RotoVision publishers 2008

project artist/ Johannes Schwartz
participants/ Experimental Jetset & Herman Verkerk