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Everything Is One- Ellen de Bruijne PROJECTS 2016

 

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Everything Is One, Saskia Janssen and George Korsmit /Ellen de Bruijne PROJECTS  09/07/2016–03/09/2016

Saskia Janssen and George Korsmit are presenting three projects on which they have worked as individuals and as a team, as well as two new publications.

Everything is One. Janssen produced an LP on which she combined the chants of pilgrims from Tibet with the chants of demonstrators against police brutality from New York. The chanting of mantras in the public space is not everywhere tolerated throughout Tibet, and it therefore becomes a deed of political activism. They could hardly be more different, and it is highly improbable that the two groups will ever meet one another, but their chants share similar objectives such as justice and equality. Janssen unites the chants on transparent vinyl, like a blind date of kindred spirits: pilgrims become demonstrators and demonstrators become pilgrims. A photo of New York’s skyline serves as a backdrop for the LP, a skyline with a ‘shadow skyline’ of found objects: ‘everything and nothing’ in a single image, even though both are made of the same elements.

Welcome Stranger. During a residency in New York, Janssen and Korsmit worked in close collaboration with the residents of Peekskill, a small town to the north of New York City. Based on the Afro-American history of Peekskill and against the backdrop of the current political climate in the USA, the Black Lives Matter movement and the rise of Donald Trump, they created a work in the public space and five wall paintings in the apartments of Bohlmann Towers in collaboration with the tenants. A publication that documents the time they spent working in Peekskill is being released to coincide with the exhibition.

Flowers from the Cardboard Hotel- Rainbow Soulclub 2005-2015. The Rainbow Soulclub is an initiative of Saskia Janssen and George Korsmit. Since 2005 they have worked as volunteers at De Regenboog Groep – an Amsterdam-based organization that is committed to helping the homeless and drug addicts, as well as more broadly tackling poverty. At the Rainbow Soulclub they orchestrate encounters between artists, art students and De Regenboog’s clients. Their publication Flowers from the Cardboard Hotel – Rainbow Soulclub 2005–2015 presents a selection from their archives.

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Welcome Stranger, HVCCA, New York, 2015

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‘Welcome Stranger’, two site specific projects for Peekskill Project 6 in Peekskill, NY, by Saskia Janssen and George Korsmit, 2015, more photos soon. read more…

Everything Is One, Exhibition at ISCP, New York, July 2015

 

Saskia Janssen at ISCP in New York

‘Everything Is One’, exhibition at I.S.C.P., New York, 2015 read more…

Saskia Janssen bio text

Saskia Janssen (‘s-Hertogenbosch 1968, lives and works in Amsterdam, The Netherlands) Saskia Janssen mixes  performance, photography, drawings, documentary and sociology in her -mostly socially engaged- works, that are made for specific sites. Janssen lives and works in Amsterdam and currently teaches at de Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD PDF PORTFOLIO – 4 MB  ( 2003-2010)

Blessing Emptiness 2014

Saskia Janssen, artist, still from Super-8 movie Blessing Emptiness, 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                       

‘Blessing Emptiness’, Super-8 movie, b/w, 23 min. comissioned by Museum Perron Oost for the exhibition ‘KNSM-Vaarders, Krakers en Woonpioniers: Het Oostelijk Havengebied in Transitie’.

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Sending Out the Gods

booklet by artist  Saskia Janssen and artist George Korsmit, made during their stay with shamans in Seoul, 2014

Sending out the Gods, 2014

Publication on George Korsmit’s collaboration with female shamans in Seoul, South- Korea. Text and photos : Saskia Janssen, graphic design: Jaan Evart.

The publication was presented at  George Korsmits exhibition Sending out the Gods at Ellen de Bruijne PROJECTS, 28-6  through 2-08-2014.

booklet by artist  Saskia Janssen and artist George Korsmit, made during their stay with shamans in Seoul, 2014

booklet by artist  Saskia Janssen and artist George Korsmit, made during their stay with shamans in Seoul, 2014

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Diamonds in the Sky

Diamonds in the Sky, 2013
A three month artist’s residency period in Het Vijfde Seizoen, on the grounds of a psychiatric hospital in De Dolder, The Netherlands. April – May – June, 2013. Pilot project of the Mondriaan Fund.

Saskia Janssen one of 108 drawings made during Artist Residency Het Vijfde seizoen  Saskia Janssen, drawing from Diamonds in the Sky, Het Vijfde Seizoen, Den Dolder

Saskia Janssen artist residency Het Vijfde Seizoen, courtesy Ellen de Bruijne PROJECTS

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A Glass of Water (Some Objects on the Path of Enlightenment) Artist’s publication/Roma publications

A Glass of Water (Some Objects on the Path of Enlightenment) Artist’s publication/Roma publications. 

Saskia Janssen, artist, book installation at San Seriffe, Amsterdam

 Book presentation/ installation at San Seriffe, 19 september, 2013.

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Homeworks (Less is More)

 Homeworks (Less is More), construction site, installation and workshops in collaboration with Maria Pask, for children’s exhibition KAAP, 26-5/14-7 -2013

   Saskia Janssen and Maria Pask, installation and workshop for children's exhibition KAAP 

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