We would like to extend a warm welcome to everyone who is interested in AIR opportunities in Japan. Are you ready and open for a new experience, or purely fascinated by Japanese culture ? Come and join us for an informal evening with information not only about AIR possibilities but also on life in Japan, its nature and of course how to survive earthquakes. Mami Odai, director of Sapporo Tenjinyama Art Studio, talks about Artist In Residence in Japan. She will share her knowledge of both subsidised residency programs such as ARCUS or S-AIR, as well as independent and un-subsidised programs such as Tenjinyama Art Studio or 3331 Arts Chiyoda.
Join us for
WALK & TALK
an event providing insight into the working processes of our current guest artists
Maia Gusberti and Wim van den Toorn.
Held in our hospitable, and unique location at Kaus Australis on
Sunday March 20, 2016 4pm
Fresh drinks and warm food will be served.
above: Maia Gusberti, Fragments of a City Without a Map, 2011/2012, Video HD, 8.30 min. with sound and subtitles.
Maia Gusberti Imaginary Spaces – Urban Cartographies – Memory – Translation
Maia Gusberti‘s work focus on the relation between image and imagination. She questions the image as a projection surface, as a trigger or repository of collective and individual imaginative space. Urban space serves repeatedly as a source of Gusberti’s investigations: to observe her subjective perceptions, to dig into the collective unconscious. She predominantly works with video, photography and black and white laser copy. She transforms and translates an image from one medium into another, leading to multiple conditions of the image within this process. On the basis of fragmentation, recomposition and restructuring of collected imagery Gusberti intertwines the personal with a more common narrative and history to evoke connotations that open a space for reinterpretation and possible remodelling. The photographic image becomes a contemplative space of reflection and critical thinking, beyond the boundaries of the still frame and its framing.
Wim van den Toorn
‘To know where you’re going, you have to know where you come from’
Wim van den Toorn (1969) is trained as a painter at the Academy of Fine Art (AKI) in Enschede. In 2008 he moved from Amsterdam to Western-Norway. He has his studio at the international Artist-in-Residence Kunstnarhuset Messen in the beautiful Hardanger region. For the most part his work consists of paintings, oil and acrylic. After earlier inspiration by the architecture and cool atmosphere of the Scandinavian landscape, his inspiration recently returned to the congestion of the urbanized world. Now he is back for 3 months in his ancestral Rotterdam. His project here pivots around his quest to find his artistic and individual roots and what it means to live cut off from them.
below: Wim van den Toorn, De Hef (gold), Silkscreen print, 2015
Het Mondriaan Fonds ondersteunt als onderdeel van de regeling tijdelijke binnenland- ateliers, twee werkperiodes aan van drie maanden voor een beeldend kunstenaar of bemiddelaar, van 1 juli t/m 30 september en van 1 oktober t/m 31 december 2016, in een grote studio in Kaus Australis. aanmelden kan tot 26 februari!
Ga voor meer info en aanmelden naar de site van het Mondriaan Fonds: http://www.mondriaanfonds.nl/aanvraag/kaus-australis-rotterdam/
Artist Residency in Basel, July-December 2016
Deadline for application: Saturday, February 27th, 2016
Since 2002 Kaus Australis Foundation organises in cooperation with the Centre for Visual Arts Rotterdam and the Atelier Mondial in Basel a residency program for visual artists. For over the last years, Rotterdam-based artists, Hidde van Schie, Sandro Setola, Ana Fernandez, Esme Valk, Lieke Snellen, Q.S. Serafijn, Babette Kleijn and this year Gil & Moti stayed in one of the guest-studios of Atelier Mondial in the city of Basel.
In November 2014, the former CMS/Iaab has transformed completely into Atelier Mondial, with 7 new build guest-studios surrounding Salon Mondial, the new project space, at a new location where art-institutes, academy, several galleries and artistic workshops are positioned together in a triangle called Dreispitz-areal, a former industrial zone nearby the city-center of Basel. Please check the new web-site to require all detail information about the program of Atelier Mondial; info and pictures of the studios are available in the menu under Ateliers, in English, German and French language: www.ateliermondial.
The exchange program with Atelier Mondial enables a Rotterdam artist to spend six months in Basel, he or she can focus on new projects, get acquainted with the local art scene, and establish new contacts or deepen existing ones. The residency is non-prescriptive and process-based, allowing the visiting artist to develop projects in response to his or her new environment. During the stay an exhibition is offered in the new project space, together with other participating international guest-artists of the program. Atelier Mondial exchanges artists with about 13 different countries world-wide. A broad network of steady contacts which has developed over the last 12 years between Rotterdam and Basel, in conjunction with the welcoming guidance of the hosting organisation enables the guests to easily become familiar with the lively local and national art-scene; often leading to interesting co-operations and presentations. Basel’s central position in Europe gives the opportunity to easily visit nearby places abroad, the borders of France and Germany with Switzerland cross the city itself. Once a year Basel hosts the biggest art-fair in the world, turning the beautiful historical city at the Rhine into an international cultural platform. Throughout the year an ongoing program of cultural activities is offered within the rich collection of Museums, galleries, artists-initiatives, local and international festivals.
Please see the Basel inschrijving 2016 about how to apply, the conditions and offered facilities of this residency
Citaat Hidde van Schie, resident in 2009:
“Mijn ervaring met Basel is dat er een hechte dynamische kunstscene is van zeer internationaal georiënteerde kunstenaars die ook de kracht en noodzaak van een kwalitatieve lokale kunstactiviteit begrijpen en ondersteunen. Hoewel kunstenaars tegenwoordig veel reizen en hun werk internationaal tonen hebben zij toch een vaste thuisbasis nodig, waar zij hun werk kunnen produceren. Het interessante aan Basel is dat, hoewel het geen metropool is als Berlijn of New York, dit niets zegt over de kwaliteit van het aanbod, hoogstens iets over de kwantiteit en dat beide in Basel verassend hoog zijn.”
Quote Ana Fernandez, resident in 2010:
“Basel brought me real quality time, both culturally and socially speaking, and new contacts for further collaborations”
December 16, 2015
6 pm Open Studios
7 – 8.15 pm Symposium
Location: Kaus Australis, Melanchtonweg 137, 3045 PN Rotterdam
Three artists in residence in conversation with two special guests from Rotterdam will discuss the history of the city, its harbour and civic memory. Topics include the changing public image of the port, the responsibility of the artist to the public and the relationship between cultural values and official historical representation.
Marly Weemen (NL) is a city guide. But she prefers the term ‘time travel guide’. She combines her expertise as designer with her knowledge of Rotterdams modern history. In her tours she shows you details you otherwise wouldn’t notice, opens up unexpected locations, tells forgotten stories and shares her personal experience as a resident. Marly organises her own tours with Timeless Rotterdam. She also works as an architectural guide at UrbanGuides and as an exhibition guide at the Kunsthal.
Eva Visser (NL) holds an MA in social history and graduated on the topic of harbour labour relations. She works as researcher and teacher at Creating 010, a research centre that studies new developments in the ‘creative industries’ and is tied to the Willem de Kooning Academy and the School for Communication, Media and Information Technology. She’s a contributor for Puntkomma – the free newspaper on art and culture in Rotterdam – since its came into being in 2013.
Mimi von Moos (CH) living and working in Basel. She works with multiple disciplines including sculpture, video, photography, drawing, writing and performance. Her practice circles around the subject matter of memory and the ways in which the world is understood, individually as well as collectively. Von Moos is concerned with the tangibility of the everyday world, of which she intervenes with site specific installations and/or performances. Since completing her Fine Arts Master degree in 2012 in Basel, she has exhibited frequently in Germany, Switzerland and the USA. For the True Memory Symposium she will present works that have been formed by the engagement around the Rotterdam Euro Port.
Lauren Frances Adams (US) mines the histories of power, labor, and material culture to make surprising connections that resonate with current sociopolitical issues. Solo exhibitions include Back Lane West, Cornwall, UK; Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis; EXPO Chicago; and Conner Contemporary, Washington, D.C. Group exhibitions include: The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore; Contemporary Applied Arts, London; CUE Foundation, NY; Mattress Factory and the Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh. Residencies include Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, and a Joan Mitchell Foundation MFA Grant. Adams is the co-founder of Ortega y Gasset Projects in New York. For the symposium, Lauren will share artworks related to labor and empire in cultural memory and civic monument.
Natalie McIlroy (SCOT) is a visual artist currently based in The Hague. Primarily working out with the studio environment, she is inspired by people, communities, social history and ‘non art’ spaces. Working as an artist in residence in Spain, USA, Scotland and the Netherlands, McIlroy combines intuitive responses with historical ‘truths’. For the True Memory Symposium, she will discuss recent work created in response to the Wilgenstaete building; a high rise, social housing complex that is situated directly across the railway line from Kaus Australis. Built during the post war housing shortage that was deemed ‘public enemy number 1’, Wilgenstaete’s memories will be revealed throughout the evening.
Deadline for Applications AIR 2016
Kaus Australis invites artists and curators from all fields, regardless of age or nationality, to apply for a residency period in the second half of 2016 (1st of July – 31st of December).
Deadline for applications: 31st January 2016
Results will be announced by the end of February 2016
Kaus Australis Foundation is an artists initiative which was set up in 1985. The Building where Kaus Australis is located provides 6 permanent studios and 4 residency studios. Kaus Australis offers artists, critics, writers and curators the opportunity of living and working in an quiet environment in the continuously developing and ever changing city of Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Throughout a period of 3 or 6 months, participants have the opportunity to develop their own projects and presentations.
Kaus Australis is happy to present the exhibition PASSENG
Rebecca Farr, Carloin Kastner, Ruth Murray, Flo Perkins and Jens Stickel.
Opening reception from 17hrs.
The exhibition is open on Sunday September 27, 2015 from 12hrs to 18hrs
KAUS BAND EVENT
Magical Preset, X-Enia, Medium and PiRoMedia.
Starts at 19:00.
Please make a reservation by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Los Angeles-based artist working in oil painting and mixed media on canvas, paper and wood. Her work has been focused for some time around questions of migration, with her most recent series exploring the historical legacies of Westward Expansion and Manifest Destiny in America, and the activation of those legacies in our contemporary historical moment.
Berlin based artist focusing on lost identities in urban and social structures. Through appropriations and transformations she analyses the vanishing process and rebuilds a new space of image and word by layering fragments out of her environment.
‘The pretzel can symbolise the crossing of limbs in prayer. My work at Kaus has been using this motif to create a pretzel totem, while still delighting in its triviality. Here I’ve also given the pretzel-icon an earthy contrast with paintings of squelchy, muddied limbs in play and the suggestion of ancient votive offerings.’
‘Kaus Australis is the gift from the universe that was required to set my sails in a new direction. The experiment is on!’
A painter and photographer, Jens avoids the sublimity of greatness. Rather the ‘mistake’ and ‘failing’ are the impetus for his images.
KAUS BAND EVENT
Rotterdam-duo consisting of guitar (Ron Sinoo) and bass (Pien Selleger) performing in combination with samples and beats. The music is best described as indie-pop. Their motto: “Find new skills, clear away the distance, innovate plug-ins, ignore the madness and try new things”
Saturday 26th September we are organizing for the first time the KAUS BAND EVENT.
4 Bands are invited to play at the artist initiatief Kaus Australis. By organizing this evening we would like to bring unknown bands in contact with an audience and each other. An informal event with beers and french fries.
Are you playing in a band and would you like to perform during the KAUS BAND EVENT ?
Send us your recording and clearly stated contact details before saturday 15th August.
The recording doesn’t need to be studio quality, a live recording or a rehearsal recording will do fine. We will make a nice selection.
For more information, call or e-mail us.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Lieke Snellen: 06 48 69 21 60
Michiel Mos: 06 41 85 71 49
Kaus Australis presents their current Artist in Residence in Hofpoort (old Shell building) during the Route du Nord 5 – 7 Juni 2015
Opening: Friday 5 June 19:00 – 22:00
Saturday 6 June and Sunday 7 June 12.00 – 17.00 hour
Location: Shell Building, Hofplein 20, 2th floor
For more information: http://www.routedunord.nl
Route Du Nord is a yearly cultural festival in Rotterdam which presents a variety of art, music, fashion a.o. Kaus Australis is very proud to present in the high level exhibition area our current artists: Paulina Mellado, Massimo Stenta, Jens Stickel and Rowena Crowe.
Paulina Mellado (1986) is a Chilean artist currently based in Rotterdam; in her practice she questions the issues of the representation of nature –landscape, and the limits between reality and fiction that are conveyed in this subject. How we build images related to landscape, and how we position ourselves in those images are an important part of her research. In this context concepts such as: belonging and otherness, naturalism and abstraction, mimesis and camouflage, the pictorial and daily life, are recurrent themes in her practice.
Massimo Stenta (Trieste 1991) is a young artist recently graduated in Fine Arts, specializing in Painting. He is interested in the study of the material aspect of painting and its relationship to the space. He generally works on series to inspect and clarify the reason of his interest, for instance in Veli (Veils) he focused on the properties of the fabric – a semi-transparent cotton gauze. He tries to exploit this transparency and to work with light itself, seeping in through the paint.
Jens Stickel (1981), lives in Karlsruhe and Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany. – Impatience. Speed. Stumble. Painting as a game and the question is: Who will win? If the painter wins the painting is bad.
Often found in the glare of a computer screen editing or animating, Australian Rowena Crowe (1973) will revisit the first medium that took her to film making; describing motion in pencil and paint. Using adapted analogue machines such as a rolodex, Rowena’s intimate devices look at what happens when we run away with our emotions. The work she made specially for the Route Du Nord show is called ‘Dot and the Tyrannosaurus’.