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Netherlands, Amsterdam, BorzoGallery, After nul - the late works

Zero in Germany, Azimuth in Italy, Nouveau Réalisme in France, and Nul in the Netherlands are related genres that have had a major influence on the history of art. Held in high regard for the last few decades, what these movements have in common is their rejection of painting and, often, colour. Seriality, the repetition of identical patterns, and a clear-eyed view of reality are key to their art. "Everything was beautiful, everything was interesting" Armando later wrote. The Nul movement was founded in the Netherlands in 1960, by four artists: Armando, Jan Henderikse, Henk Peeters and Jan Schoonhoven, who were joined in the early years by herman de vries. As a movement, as a group, Nul existed for barely six years and, after 1966, each of the artists went their separate ways. Some of them, however, remained friends. Schoonhoven never left the city of his birth, Delft. His close friendship with Henderikse continued throughout his life, although Henderikse left the Netherlands for good, to split his time between Antwerp, Curaçao, and New York. Henk Peeters made his home in the Veluwe and remained friends with numerous kindred spirits outside the Netherlands. Armando went to Berlin and herman de vries also made Germany his permanent home. Jan Schoonhoven, however, remained faithful to the ideas behind Nul right up until his death, in 1994. He continued creating his famous white reliefs although, over the years, his work evolved into different styles and forms. A prolific draughtsman throughout his life, his drawings reveal a clear progression from "strict" nul to a style that is, on occasion, quite informal. After Nul disbanded, for many years Henk Peeters stopped creating his own art, yet remained heavily involved in promoting and organizing exhibitions and events. Not until the 1990s did he pick up where he left off, reworking his original Nul ideas into a series of "remakes". Armando went on to reject the ideas of the Nul movement and became an impassioned painter and sculptor, adopting an exceptionally powerful expressionism in which his often tormented experiences of war featured prominently. Jan Henderikse left the Netherlands during the Nul years, splitting his time between Antwerp, Curaçao and New York and working with great energy on an oeuvre that is as extensive as it is exuberant. Nonetheless, he remained true to the principles of Nul inasmuch as, rather than painting, he made art from ready-made objects, embracing a style and artistic concept akin to French Nouveau Réalisme and American Pop Art. During the 1970s, herman de vries abandoned his white reliefs and sculptures and, from his new base on the edge of the Steigerwald in Northern Bavaria, combined his art with his original education in biology. Nature, as studied, ordered, collected, and conserved by him, became the recurring theme of his artistic output, although to this day his stated aim is to minimize his role as an artist as much as possible in this regard. In BorzoGallery on Keizersgracht, we have curated an exhibition of these five artists which illustrates the diversity of each artist's development AFTER NUL.

After nul - the late works
  • After nul - the late works
  • After nul - the late works
  • After nul - the late works
  • After nul - the late works
  • After nul - the late works
  • After nul - the late works
Austria, Klagenfurt, Stadtgalerie, Verlockingen des Alltags

Die Stadtgalerie präsentiert in einer Exklusivschau einen der wichtigsten Respräsentanten der niederländischen Gegenwartskunst!

Jan Henderikse (*1937 in Delft/NL) ist einer der wichtigsten Repräsentanten der niederländischen Gegenwartskunst. Zusammen mit den Künstlern Kees van Bohemen, Henk Peeters, Armando und Jan Schoonhoven gründete er 1959 die Gruppe Nul - eine parallele Künstlerbewegung zur deutschen Gruppe ZERO.

Seine aus alltäglichen Materialien entstandenen und von einer 'Ästhetik des Banalen' sprechenden Assemblagen, Montagen und seriellen Reihungen zeigen in der Tradition des Readymade Anklänge an Nouveau Réalisme und Pop Art. Die Werke aus vorgefundenem Material, den Ready-Mades, brachten ihm auch den Beinamen 'King of Trash' ein. Arbeiten von Henderikse wurden in zahlreichen internationalen Einzel- und Gruppenausstellungen präsentiert, u.a. in New York, Berlin und Amsterdam. Er lebt und arbeitet heute in Antwerpen und New York.

Verlockingen des Alltags
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  • Verlockingen des Alltags
  • Verlockingen des Alltags
  • Verlockingen des Alltags
  • Verlockingen des Alltags
  • Verlockingen des Alltags
  • Verlockingen des Alltags
  • Verlockingen des Alltags
  • Verlockingen des Alltags
  • Verlockingen des Alltags
  • Verlockingen des Alltags
  • Verlockingen des Alltags
  • Verlockingen des Alltags
  • Verlockingen des Alltags
Netherlands, Amsterdam, Embassy of Art, Sperwerlaan 23, You & You

Jan Henderikse and Julia Winter Opening: vrijdag 25 januari 2019 van 17.00 tot 19.00 uur Te zien op: zaterdag 26 januari, zaterdag 2 februari, zaterdag 9 februari en zaterdag 16 februari van 13.00 tot 17.00 uur en op afspraak. Embassy of Art, Sperwerlaan 23, Amsterdam

You & You
United Kingdom, London, Cortesi Gallery, Around Zero, 1958 - 2018

The 2018 has been the 60th year anniversary since Otto Piene and Heinz Mack founded ZERO in their studio in Düsseldorf. To celebrate this historical event Cortesi Gallery's selection of artworks will be focused on some of the most significant artists in the European Zero network. The exhibition will include the Zero founders Heinz Mack and Otto Piene, Italian masters such as Piero Dorazio and Enrico Castellani, Belgian artist Walter Leblanc and Croatian Ivan Picelj, among others.

Artists: Enrico Castellani, Piero Dorazio, Jan Henderikse, Walter Leblanc, Heinz Mack, Henk Peeters, Ivan Picelj, Otto Piene.

Cortesi Gallery London, 41&43 Maddox St., W1S 2PD London. Until the 31st of January 2019.

Around Zero, 1958 - 2018

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FRIEZE NEW YORK 2020

Due to Covid-19 the Frieze art fair has been canceled. BorzoGallery and The Mayor Gallery have been organizing an online viewing of Jan Henderikse's ‘Ready Made’ art objects. Online Viewing
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