Contributed to the catalogue of Sfear fan Ynset, the 1st Triennial of Beetsterzwaag (10 – 13 September 2015) at Kunsthuis SYB
At the end of the summer, Kunsthuis SYB presents the first edition of a festival for visual art that will take place every three years: the Triennial of Beetsterzwaag. For four days at ten historical locations, you can see art, live performances, participate in activities, listen to lectures and music, meet artists, walk, and sample delicious food and drinks whilst enjoying the autumn sun and the rich colouring of the woody surroundings that form the municipality of Opsterland.
For the triennial, SYB returns artworks back to the village in which they were once created. It concerns artworks that were born in Beetsterzwaag over the last fifteen years, but have blossomed into being elsewhere. SYB has asked the artists to return to Friesland and to relate with their work once more to the village and surrounding countryside, as part of an art route that offers something different every day.
What the selected artists have in common is a fascination for elements from the landscape that are strongly connected with our culture; with the pattern of human activity and the symbolic structures and rituals that give meaning to our society. Sfear van Ynset thus not only promises an open and refreshing look at the landscape of Beetsterzwaag and the municipality of Opsterland, but researches within this ‘sphere’ the relationships between civilisation and nature, between local and universal. Sfear fan Ynset is therefore packed with artistic activity and energy.
During the first edition of the Triennial of Beetsterzwaag, work will be shown by the following artists: Melanie Bonajo, Walter van Broekhuizen & Arjen de Leeuw, Alexandra Duvekot & Sara Bjarland, Noa Giniger & Shana Moulton, Jasper Griepink, Francesca Grilli, Rumiko Hagiwara & Mounira Al Solh, Tina Helen & Søren Thilo Funder, Tom Kok, Sjoerd van Leeuwen & Harald den Breejen, Erica van Loon, Pernille Lonstrup, Domenico Mangano, Emmeline de Mooij, Rory Pilgrim, Pieter Paul Pothoven, Rosalie Ravensteijn, Savage, Bas Schevers & Hedwig Houben, Lieke Snellen, Ronald van Tienhoven & Laurence Aëgerter, Edward Clydesdale Thomson & Sjoerd Westbroek & Frans-Willem Korsten, Ruth Verraes, Nina Yuen, and Rieke Vos in collaboration with Eric Giraudet de Boudemange, Ilke Gers, Frank Koolen & Kasper Jacobs.
For more info: www.kunsthuissyb.nl