MK award 2017-TENT Rotterdam

MK award nominees show 17 November- 17 December in TENT, Rotterdam. Together with fellow nominees Peter Fengler and Ad de Jong. Opening Friday 17 November at 6 p.m. All welcome!

Rearrangement of Priorities, exhibition at Plan B

Rearrangement of Priorities Saskia Janssen, George Korsmit & Rainbow Soulclub at Plan B, Hamerstraat 22, Amsterdam. Opening Friday 3 November 4-21h.


The Rainbow Soulclub is a collective of individuals that operates from the Blaka Watra walk-in centre of the Amsterdam-based Regenboog Groep, or Rainbow Group.* The Rainbow Soulclub was founded in 2005 by the artists Saskia Janssen and George Korsmit, who with the Rainbow Soulclub orchestrate weekly encounters and collaborations between artists, art students and Blaka Watra’s clients. Over the last 12 years these encounters have spawned a whole diversity of activities: painting, writing, publishing, drawing, pottery, recording music, making costumes, launching campaigns, staging exhibitions, and even travelling to Ghana and Suriname.
Under the title Rearrangement of Priorities, the Rainbow Soulclub is serving up its latest cocktail of politics, painting, poetry and coconuts for you. 


In Search of the Miraculous

In Search of the Miraculous. Artwalk with guest appearance by the Rainbow Soulclub for Unseen photo fair, Sunday 24 September. FREE ADVICE SERVICE & FREE art works for all artwalk participants. At 15.00 rsvp at curated by April Gertner.

Saskia Janssen, George Korsmit, Rainbow Soulclub, Unseen photo fair 2017

Spiders on Drugs & Analysing the Invisible

Spiders on Drugs & Analysing the Invisible/ Drawings for the Dutch medicines Evaluation Board

4 july-24 October 2017, exhibition and new works in collaboaration with Feng Shui specialist N. Elshoff, curated by Heske ten Cate. Artist talk at 19 September.

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CurePark, opening 3 June, Amsterdamse Bos

CurePark 4 June/ 16 July, outdoor & site specific exhibition at the Amsterdamse Bos.
Workshops RainbowSoulclub on 5 June, 8, 15 July.

RainbowSoulclub, Saskia Janssen en George Korsmit for CurePark, 2017

21 May, Playtime, SSBA, Amsterdam

21 May, 14.00 performance & elastic exhibition with the RainbowSoulclub at the SSBA, Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam.

Ebby Addo, Saskia Janssen, George Korsmit and RainbowSoulclub, performance at the Stadsschouwburg


Broken White, Vanabbemuseum

Group exhibition Broken White at the Vanabbemuseum with excerpts from our stay at the holy In Wang Mountain in Seoul; drawings of George Korsmit in collaboration with South Korean female shamans, documentation and a publication by Saskia Janssen. 8-10/6-11-2016.

george Korsmit and Saskia Janssen, Vanabbemuseum  OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Everything Is One, Ellen de Bruijne Projects 9-7-2016

Everything Is One / Ellen de Bruijne PROJECTS  9/7 – 2/9 2016
Saskia Janssen/George Korsmit

Saskia Janssen and George Korsmit, Everything Is One, Ellen de Bruijne PROJECTS-2016 

At Ellen de Bruijne PROJECTS 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 African-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.

Exhibition | Everything Is One
09/07 – 20/08/2016
Opening: 09/07 17-19h

Groupshow Onrust, MMK Arnhem, news

Onrust 02 / Unrest 02, groupshow at the Museum of Modern Art, Arnhem; 3 March – 1 May, with a.o. Gluklya, Hertog Nadler, Lidwien van de Ven, Laura Samson-Rous.

Saskia janssen, exhibition Onrust in Museum of Modern Art, Arnhem

E-invite – Reports from the Year of the Monkey


Reports from the Year of the Monkey / PuntWG, 0pening 30 April, 5-7 pm. 

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