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  1. At the opening of the exhibition Fuck Off 2 in the Groninger Museum we skyped with Ai Weiwei.

    More information about the exhibition you can find here:
    groningermuseum.nl/en/exhibition/fuck-2-curated-ai-weiwei-feng-boyi-mark-wilson

    Bij de opening van de tentoonstelling Fuck Off 2 in het Groninger Museum hadden wij contact met Ai Weiwei via Skype. Hier zie je het gesprek dat wij voerde met Ai Weiwei.

    Meer informatie over de tentoonstelling vind je hier:
    groningermuseum.nl/tentoonstelling/fuck-2-curated-ai-weiwei-feng-boyi-mark-wilson

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  2. Noord Europese schilderkunst uit de 19de en 20ste eeuw.
    De tentoonstelling is een ode aan de volken en culturen van de Noordse landen en biedt een overzicht van 19e en 20e eeuwse Noord-Europese schilderkunst. De prachtige landschappen, portretten en taferelen uit het dagelijkse plattelandsleven tonen zowel overeenkomsten als verschillen tussen de Noordse landen. In de tentoonstelling staat de periode centraal waarin stromingen als het realisme, naturalisme en de meer uiteenlopende stijlen zoals het symbolisme en het opkomende modernisme naast elkaar voorkwamen. De tentoonstelling is te zien tot en met 5 mei 2013.

    Exhibition of Northern European painting of the 19th and 20th centuries.
    From 9 December 2012 to 5 May 2013, the Groninger Museum will present the exhibition entitled Nordic Art 1880 - 1920. This exhibition is a tribute to the peoples and cultures of the Nordic countries, and provides an overview of 19th and 20th-century North European painting. The splendid landscapes, portraits and scenes from everyday rural life display both the similarities and the differences between the Nordic countries. The exhibition focuses on the time when movements such as Realism, Naturalism and more divergent styles such as Symbolism and upcoming Modernism existed side by side.

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  3. The results of a collaborative performance by myself, Guy Wood and students from the NAIP programme at the Prince Clause Conservatoire in the Netherlands commissioned by the Groninger Museum for the opening of their exhibition, Nordic Art 1880-1920, on the eighth of December, 2012.

    Each section is made in response to the five Nordic countries and their respective artists featured in the exhibition:
    00:00:00 Finland
    00:07:45 Denmark
    00:12:20 Sweden
    00:17:35 Norway
    00:23:20 Iceland

    Performed by
    Igor Demydczuk, Tanja Krivokapic, Lazaruss Ostos, Krista Pyykönen, Chara Riala, Damir Vlaskalic and Guy Wood.

    Music leadership by Guy Wood.

    Additional material by
    Luca Brembilla and Árni Bergur Zoëga featuring Dísa Hreiðarsdóttir and Sveinn Enok Jóhannsson.

    Paintings used courtesy of the Groninger museum (groningermuseum.nl)
    All other images and footage shot by myself.

    Thanks to Marc van Roon, Annet Niestijl, Jan-Gerd Krüger and Timon Abels.

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  4. The "Pietists (1898) by Venny Soldan-Brofeldt, one of the paintings of the "Nordic Art" exhibition at the Groninger Museum in Groningen (the Netherlands) serves, along with other paintings, as a source of inspiration for the dance theatre performance "The Golden Path", the first of 4 multimedial performances at the Groninger Museum during the Groninger Museum "Live" Festival (groningermuseum.nl/groninger-museum-live-festival) in the "Nordic Reveries" series (nordicreveries.tumblr.com/) created by Agalya Koika (artistic director/choreographer) in collaboration with Bouke Mekel (visual artist) and NOORDROON (sound).

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  5. Painting Canada. Tom Thomson and The Group of Seven
    30 June 2012 tot 30 September 2012

    The exhibition Painting Canada - Tom Thomson and The Group of Seven provides an overview of the extraordinary work of the Group of Seven, an artists’ group that arose in Canada at the beginning of the twentieth century and disbanded in 1933. Their landscape paintings are considered among Canada’s most important cultural treasures, yet one that has never before been seen in the Netherlands.

    Compilation
    This exhibition has been organized by the Dulwich Picture Gallery (London), the National Gallery of Canada, in conjunction with the National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design (Oslo) and the Groninger Museum. With the generous support of the McMichael Canadian Art Collection, the Art Gallery of Ontario and other lenders.

    The exhibition has been made possible by support from:
    Head Sponsor: Shell Netherlands B.V.
    Sponsors: RBC Wealth Management, Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds, De Bijenkorf, Stichting Beringer Hazewinkel, Friends of the Groninger Museum, Government of Canada - Embassy of Canada
    Subsidy Providers: Municipality Groningen, Province Groningen
    Donor: BankGiro Loterij

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The Groninger Museum is build in the water of the Verbindings Canal in Groningen, a town in the northern Netherlands. The new Groninger Museum is not merely a casing for art, it is a work of art in itself. The ultimate design by the Italian Alessandro Mendini and the three guest architects Philippe Starck, Michele de Lucchi, and Coop Himmelb[l]au was completed in 1994. The museum shows modern and contemporary art, fashion


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The Groninger Museum is build in the water of the Verbindings Canal in Groningen, a town in the northern Netherlands. The new Groninger Museum is not merely a casing for art, it is a work of art in itself. The ultimate design by the Italian Alessandro Mendini and the three guest architects Philippe Starck, Michele de Lucchi, and Coop Himmelb[l]au was completed in 1994. The museum shows modern and contemporary art, fashion and design, as well as historic arts.

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