Over a year ago, I was asked if I wanted to have an exhibition of my work in the entrance hall of the RIVM, the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment in Bilthoven. At that time, I had only a vague idea of the existence of that institute. But then first the emissions of nitrogen by agriculture and industry created a kind of national crisis in which the institute played a pivotal role. And after that the covid-19 pandemic came upon us. By now, there is probably nobody in the country who has never heard of RIVM.… Read More
Since this week there’s a new exhbition of photographs from my Rotterdam collection in my Lijnbaan gallery. This didn’t happen at the expense of the permanent collection, which is still there like it has been in the last two years on the front facade of 3Develop’s premises in one of the residential building in the Lijnbaan national heritage area. Blue Hours Unlike the permanent collection, which gives an comprehensive overview of my work, I have picked a more defined theme this time: Rotterdam on the Edges of the Night. Photos taken in the so-called blue hour before sunrise and after… Read More
During the weekend of 2 and 3 July I organized an exhibition, together with Jan Sluijter, in the cutest (and probably the smallest) art gallery of Schiedam: the bridge keepers cabin of the Orange Bridge across the New Harbour. The photo exhibition was dedicated to the architecture of Willem Marinus Dudok. We had a good occasion for that: two hundred meters from the venue is one of Dudok’s creations: the HAV Bank, currently in use as a residential building. The exhibition was, admittedly, mostly focussed on one building: the old Rotterdam Bijenkorf. We had a lot of material about that… Read More
In Dutch, the word for gallery is almost the same as the name for the walkway that connects the apartments in a highrise building. I had to do something with that coincidence. Added to that, I suddenly became aware of a curious contradiction: I am active on at least seven social media, but my home was not exactly recognizable as a stronghold of creativity. Time to make 3Develop more visible in the real world. I made a representative selection of my work and had it printed on canvas. I only had to conceive a smart, low-budget exhibition system and clean… Read More
Yesterday my exhibition in the cafe at the Nivon building in Rotterdam started. The theme of the exhibition is the architecture and history of Rotterdam; on display are the three images of the old Bijenkorf bij architect Dudok, the panorama of Schouwburgplein and a series of digital paintings showing various locations in the city. The works are exhibited at the Nivon untill the end of april. UPDATE: The Bijenkorf Triptych was also exhibited at the Dudok Expo at the Oranjebrug gallery in Schiedam.
On March 10, my first exhibition opens with, among others, this piece, showing the old Bijenkorf by architected W.M.Dudok on it’s original location, surrounded by present day buildings. The old Bijenkorf (or “Beehive”), a legendary building with a tragic history: opened in 1930, severily damaged during the bombing in 1940, and finally demolished in 1960. Soon virtually resurrected on the exhibition at the Nivo Dirk Smit 76, Rotterdam. UPDATE: this, and the other two sections of the Bijenkorf triptych, were also part of the Dudok exhibition at the Oranjebrug gallery in Schiedam on July 2nd and 3rd, 2016