Farewell Exhibition at De Drie Heuvelen revolving around the work of Margot Zanstra
With Alexis Blake & Yeb Wiersma, Elodie Hiryczuk & Sjoerd van Oevelen and Johannes Schwartz
OPENING: Friday the 4th of December from 5 pm to 8 pm by Boudewijn Oranje, Chairman of the board committee city district Amsterdam
4th of December until 20th of December, 2015
Opening hours: Wednesday till Sunday from 12 am till 6 pm
Daily exclusive guided tours at 3 pm by one of the relatives of Margot Zanstra!
PERFORMATIVE LECTURE: Sunday the 6th of December at 4 pm by Sjoerd van Oevelen
PERFORMANCE/ AUCTION: Sunday the 13th at 2 pm “Choreography in Steel IV: Exclamations” by Alexis Blake & Yeb Wiersma
FINISSAGE: Sunday the 20th of December
Location: De Drie Heuvelen, Herengracht 48, Amsterdam www.dedrieheuvelen.nl
Curated by Julia Geerlings
“Ghost dwellings” will consist of performances, interventions, music and photography, which react, infiltrate and reflect on the work of the productive, but relatively unknown structuralist sculptor Margot Zanstra (1919-2010).
From 1976 until their demise architect Piet Zanstra (1905-2003) and his wife Margot Zanstra-van Wilgenburg inhabited the beautiful canal house De Drie Heuvelen on the Herengracht 48. After a career as a ballet dancer and choreographer at the National Ballet Margot Zanstra became in 1966 a visual artist. She gained experience with the help of sculptor Pieter Starreveld and in her geometrically-inspired sculptures one recognizes a strong rhythm and balance derived from her background as a dancer and choreographer.
Her studio was left almost intact after her death and is still full of geometric models, sculptures, reliefs and structures of various materials and sizes. Before De Drie Heuvelen will change hands, the family members want to honor the work of Margot Zanstra with a farewell exhibition and a sale. Artist friends of the current owners, Alexis Blake & Yeb Wiersma, Elodie Hiryczuk & Sjoerd van Oevelen and Johannes Schwartz, have delved into Margot’s body of work over the years and will show new work and performances inspired by her work.