30 year anniversary CBK Amsterdam Southeast

September 8, 2017

Atelier GF Workstation is very pleased to announce that we are participating with Hamaquera from the Hogon Series, at the 30 year anniversary exhibition from the CBK Centre for Visual Arts Amsterdam Southeast. Featuring the works by 140 artists that have worked with CBK over the past 30 years.

With works from: Papa Adama, Kostana Banovich, Diana Blok, Celine van den Boorn, Barbara Broekman, Avantia Damberg, Harley Davelaar, Brian Elstak, Marijke Everts, Neil Fortune, Franciscus & Franciscus, Quinsy Gario, Antonio Jose Guzman, Gita Hacham, Raquel van Haver, Jan Hoek, Remy Jungerman, Patricia Kaersenhout, Abu Kanu, Iris Kensmil, Ben Krewinkel, Charl Landvreugd, Judith Leysner, Lego Lima, Jikke van Loon, Helen Martina, Glenda Martinus, Joanneke Meester, Cindy Moorman, Chequita Nahar, Ilya Rabinovich, Baukje Spaltro, Angela Tellier, Su Tomesen.

LATIN AMERICAN CARTOGRAPHIES, impacting Latin American Arts

July 14, 2017

Curated by Antonio Jose Guzman
Art, Social Cohesion and Urban Landscapes
19 MAY ’17 — 15 AUGUST ’17

This exhibition is a visual laboratory, a journey into the realities of a vibrant continent through different points of view and mediums: from video to sounds or installations. Artists, cultural platforms and activists are today at the forefront of generating new perspectives around violence, learning, memory, resilience or mobility. What critical role can they play in their urban contexts? In El Salvador, they organised a football game between the former army and the guerrilla members. Peruvian activists display the city as a non-formal learning space. A Mexican collective critically explores how a Belgian architect contributed to Medellín’s urban development in the 1920s. Brazil based artists propose a new city questioning waste and water management, accessibility and mobility. From Colombia, activists and artists place the issue of the air at the heart of resilient cities. It is part of the EU project ‘LAIC – Culture and Arts Supporting Social Cohesion in Latin American Cities’, developed by Interarts and BOZAR and funded by DG DEVCO of the European Commission.

Works by The Fire Theory, Bijari, La Ciudad Verde, EscueLab.org, LAALvaca, Método Salgari, Oscar Leone Moyano, Dália Rosenthal, Federico Martínez Montoya, Fernando Escobar, Charlotte Charbonnel, Deúniti, Goto, Mister Basurama, Cine de Plano, Guillermo Araujo, Maximiliano Nulchis Graffitti, Gris Perú, EPA!, minipimer.tv, Cartografías del Azar, Regina José Galindo, Humberto Vélez, Raquel van Haver.

Curator: Antonio José Guzman
Scientific Committee: Paul Dujardin, Mercedes Giovinazzo, Toni Cots (LAIC Project Coordinator), Sophie Lauwers and Conrado Uribe (LAIC expert)

Organised by: BOZAR, Interarts
Support: European Commission
Collaboration: Recyclart Fabrik, Zinneke, Atelier GF Workstation

BOZAR/Centre for Fine Arts

FREE ENTRANCE

Opening hours
Tue – Sun, 10 am – 6 pm (14.07.2017, 10 am – 5 pm)
Thu, 10 am – 9 pm (Till 6 pm from 21.07 till 15.08)
Closed on Monday

Francis Boeske Projects – Nieuw Dakota

July 13, 2017

SummerShow 2017: 2 – 30 July

This year, in cooperation with Francis Boeske Projects, Nieuw Dakota organized already the third edition of the SummerShow Amsterdam North, a show for all artists with a studio or residence in Amsterdam North.

Dukkha Series & Neil Fortune Installation

monochromatic at Nieuw Dakota

July 3, 2017

Ajrakh DNA pattern sequences & Nail Strings

In collaboration with Textiel Factorij, Iva Jankovic (Mids), Sukor and Sufiyan Khatri, Mondriaan Fonds

The Monochromatic series will be shown coming fall in Nieuw Dakota together with the Dukkha Series. The installation at Nieuw Dakota shows us a fascinating universe in which cultural influences from all over the globe come together: the enigmatic anatomy drawings by Jean-Michel Basquiat meet geometrical textile prints from northern India, which merge with the ritual ‘cosmos drawings’ by Günther Uecker as well as the nail patterns in Congolese Nkisi figures.

During the 24 hours Amsterdam Noord, the Artist invite us to a 15 minute Amsterdam Noord mini safari performance with tropical sounds, poems, a live barrel organ and visuals related to the installation.


Monochromatic

July 2, 2017

Ajrakh DNA pattern sequences & Nail Strings

In collaboration with Textiel Factorij, Iva Jankovic (Mids), Sukor and Sufiyan Khatri, Mondriaan Fonds

A decade ago Guzman joined the Genographic Project, an initiative of National Geographic that studies the DNA of thousands of people, helping them to find their ancestry. Guzman found his roots are African, Sephardi Jew and Native American. For a presentation at the Habana Biennial, the artist constructed with Amsterdam’s barrel organist Leon Perlee an organ book with his DNA. The barrel organ book was scanned, and the artist made banners and sculptures with extracts of his DNA sequence, which is exactly the same sequence that Guzman used for block prints in India.

The artist did extensive research on the Spakenburg Indian chintz kraplap, a women’s traditional cloth that formed an integral part of the traditional wear for women in the villages of Spakenburg and Bunschoten. The selected kraplappen, part of the collection of the Zuiderzee Museum, are made of indigo painted patterns and red madras textile. The project it’s been developed with Iva Jankovic (Mids) and with Sufiyan Khatri in India.

MONODAKOTA

June 21, 2017

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The Monochromatic series will be shown coming fall in Nieuw Dakota together with the Dukkha Series. During the 24 hours Amsterdam Noord, Guzman invite us to a 15 minute Amsterdam Noord performance with poems, a live barrel organ and visuals related to the installation.

Cartografias latinoamericanas

June 1, 2017

Curated by Antonio Jose Guzman 
19 MAY ’17 — 15 AUGUST ’17

This exhibition is a visual laboratory, a journey into the realities of a vibrant continent through different points of view and mediums: from video to sounds or installations. Artists, cultural platforms and activists are today at the forefront of generating new perspectives around violence, learning, memory, resilience or mobility.

Works by The Fire Theory, Bijari, La Ciudad Verde, EscueLab.org, LAALvaca, Método Salgari, Oscar Leone Moyano, Dália Rosenthal, Federico Martínez Montoya, Fernando Escobar, Charlotte Charbonnel, Deúniti, Goto, Mister Basurama, Cine de Plano, Guillermo Araujo, Maximiliano Nulchis Graffitti, Gris Perú, EPA!, minipimer.tv, Cartografías del Azar, Regina José Galindo, Humberto Vélez, Raquel van Haver.

Curator: Antonio José Guzman

Scientific Committee: Paul Dujardin, Mercedes Giovinazzo, Toni Cots (LAIC Project Coordinator), Sophie Lauwers and Conrado Uribe (LAIC expert)

   

Latin American Cartographies- BOZAR

April 30, 2017

Atelier GF Workstation Upcoming Exhibitions

Latin American CartographiesMetodo Salgari, The Fire Theory, Bijari, Regina José Galindo, Humberto Velez,  Rachel van Haver, La Ciudad Verde, LAAlvaca, Escuelab, Oscar Leone. 

Curated by Antonio Jose Guzman  

18 May – 8 August 2017 /// BOZAR Centre for Fine Arts, Brussels

Monochromatic /// Antonio Jose Guzman – Iva Jankovic

6 July – 3 September 2017 /// Zuiderzee Museum

Produced by Textiel Factorij

Photo: © Metodo Salgari /// Mudanza, Mexico 2013

https://metodosalgari.com

Model sketch for Transhumanized

April 25, 2017

Transhumanized & Neurohackings Series | Antonio Jose Guzman – Atelier GF Workstation

The Project will be developed with students from the BEAR Artez Fine Arts Department. The neurolab will be located in Utrecht for the next eight months and there will be collaborations with with IVA Jankovic from MIDS Artwear & Janna E. Adriaanse – Art Historian.

An international and intellectual movement that aims to research on contemporary political technologies by developing and making installations, videos, photos, sculptures, lectures, poetry readings and performances. 

Political technology is a term largely unfamiliar in the West, is the euphemism commonly used in the former Soviet states for what is by now a highly developed industry of political manipulation. There is a general understanding that elections are fixed in most countries but we still do not look closely enough at just how they are fixed.

ADN Soundsistema

February 25, 2017

ADN Soundsistema / The Museum of Contemporary Art Panama 2017

la estrella X bienal Panama

January 22, 2017

panama expandida – x bienal centroamericana

January 16, 2017

urban lab medellin – laic

December 15, 2016

LAIC: Cities in both Latin America and in Europe have become major global actors and strategic territories where tremendous social, political, economic, environmental and cultural changes are currently taking place. Both the EU and Latin America witness a myriad of public and private examples to regenerate public spaces and local communities. In that framework, culture and creativity can offer new perspectives and alternatives to challenges raised by social exclusion and urban development.

Exhibition: Latin American Cartographies BOZAR, Brussels,  May – July 2017

Curator: Antonio Jose Guzman | Organizers – Founders: Bozar, Interarts, European Union

Participants include Carlos Cadena Gaitán, from the arts collective ‘La Ciudad Verde’ in Medellín, Mariela Velasco, from the LAALvaca collective in Puebla, Juan Camilo Lema from the Escuelab project in Lima, Mauricio Brandão, from the Centro Bijari in Sao Paulo and Curitiba, as well as Melissa Guevara from The Fire Theory in San Salvador, joined by other artists and cultural actors from Latin America and Europe.

Urbanlab Medellin

The Colombian city of Medellín is currently hosting a series of encounters between artists and cultural activists to explore the role of the arts vis-a-vis social cohesion in Latin America.

Focusing on crucial contemporary challenges such as mobility, education, memory, violence or sustainability in urban contexts, the laboratory will offer a unique opportunity to experience and explore interdisciplinary and hybrid proposals, methodologies, cartographies, artworks and performances. To achieve this, five international groups – ‘nodos’ –  will be working across Medellín in the coming days to confront the challenges that one encounters in the cities of Puebla (Mexico), Lima (Peru), Curitiba (Brasil), San Salvador (El Salvador) and  Medellín.

Taking place between November 15th and 19th, UrbanLab is part of the EU-funded Project ‘LAIC – Latin American arts for Inclusive Cities’, developed by Interarts (Spain) and the Centre for Fine Arts (BOZAR). The LAIC project aims at promoting the role of arts and culture as a catalyst for inclusive and sustainable development as well as a vehicle to facilitate exchanges and joint actions between the EU and Latin America.

LAIC will culminate with an exhibition at BOZAR, in Brussels, in May-July 2017. A previous LAIC seminar at BOZAR in June 2016 already paved the way for UrbanLab.

El Cielo de Mi Memoria

November 2, 2016

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El Cielo de Mi Memoria
Secuencia de ADN – Laser en Papel

X Bienal Centroamericana
Limon – Costa Rica

Mondriaan Fonds
Articruz – Panamá.
Fundación Alemán Healy
Atelier GF Workstation


http://www.bienalcentroamericana.com/2016/08/04/guzman-antonio-jose/

Foto: Alex Arias

180 Amsterdammers

November 1, 2016

#180 Amsterdammers

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Artez Base for experiment, Art and Research

October 20, 2016

Great news: Artez Base for experiment, Art and Research came in first place in the ranking, as the best course choice Fine Art in the Netherlands!

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Psychogeographic Mapping research

October 19, 2016

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A project at BEAR Arnhem guided by teacher / visual artist: Antonio Jose Guzman, focussing on psychogeographical mapping.

Base for Experiment Art and Research
Psychogeographical Mapping.

Project by Antonio Jose Guzman
Theoretical guidance by Laura Van Grinsven

Participating students:

Nina Kersaan
Eleonora Johanna Remmen
Jaap van Klinken
Zaid Al-Lozi
Matthijs Homs
Melanie Maria
Harriet Caldwell
Laura Daniels
Gioele Pomante
Nora Welgraven
Bram Groeneveld
Hester Louter
Samuel du Chatinier
Constanze C. Schreiber
Lotte Kwee
Chris Beunk

X BIENAL CENTROAMERICANA

September 20, 2016

EN LA X BIENAL CENTROAMERICANA:

Antonio José GUZMAN
El cielo de mi memoria, 2015 / 2016
Instalación
Con la colaboración de Mondriaan Fund (Ámsterdam), Articruz (Panamá), Fundación Alemán Healy (Panamá), Atelier GF Workstation (Ámsterdam), The State of L3 (Ámsterdam)

SOBRE LA OBRA
EL CIELO DE MI MEMORIA, 2015 / 2016

El “cielo” y el “tiempo” son temas primordiales en mis investigaciones. La pérdida de memoria representa un fenómeno preocupante en nuestra civilización; en momentos que olvidamos los desastres y genocidios del pasado, nuestras comunidades se encuentran aún más polarizadas y derechistas que antes. El pasado, tan directo, no parece hacernos aprender de nuestros errores. Mi trabajo se define como una obra dedicada a las estéticas migratorias, a la genómica y al fenómeno de apropiación cultural. Mi obra presentada en la última Bienal de la Habana, ELOO-El órgano oriental, nos muestra la nomenclatura de sonidos del ADN A de mi familia materna; A es un ADN indígena que se encuentra en Asia, Mongolia, Siberia, Alaska, y en todas las Américas.

El cielo de mi memoria –nombre inspirado en una Poesía de Proust– utiliza las partituras obtenidas gracias al sonido del ADN generado por el órgano oriental. Estas partituras serán usadas para ser tocadas con una marimba. Lo interesante de la marimba es que es un instrumento que nuestros ancestros indígenas apropiaron culturalmente gracias al intercambio migratorio con africanos que vinieron a las Américas con la esclavitud. La marimba, para mi, define lo que el escritor inglés Paul Gilroy llama “El Atlántico negro”. A-J.G.

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X Bienal Centroamericana

August 22, 2016

El Cielo de Mi Memoria

X Bienal Centroamericana
Antiguo Edificio United Fruit Company
Apertura 30 de Agosto 2016
Limon – Costa Rica

Mondriaan Fonds – Grant International Presentations
Articruz – Panamá. – Atelier GF Workstation
The State of L3 Contemporary Arts & Film Collective

Poster by: Marisol Lopez

X BIENAL CENTROAMERICANA – TODAS LAS VIDAS

Nuestra gran cita de inauguración de la Décima Bienal Centroamericana será el 30 de agosto en Limón. Les compartimos abajo el programa de apertura:

Fecha: 30 de agosto, Limón
Lugar: Edificio de la antigua United Fruit Company y Pasaje Cristal en Limón

PROGRAMA

12:30 pm, Inauguración de la X Bienal Centroamericana
1:00 pm, Lectura Banana Thesis (por Victoria Cabezas)
1:30 pm, Banana Experience 3D (Ceremonia a cargo de participantes del taller en Limón)
2:30 pm, El cielo de mi memoria (Marimba, propuesta de Antonio José Guzmán)
4:00 pm: Horizonte Rocola en Pasaje Cristal

Más información:
http://www.bienalcentroamericana.com/eventos/

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BOZAR (Centre for Fine Arts Brussels / Palais des Beaux-Arts)

August 22, 2016

Yay! So thrilled to announce that I’ll be working as a curator for a project that BOZAR (Centre for Fine Arts Brussels / Palais des Beaux-Arts) is developing around arts practices in Latin America until 2017. Entitled ‘Culture and arts supporting social cohesion in Latin American cities – LAIC’, the project ambitions to see how the arts can produce a positive impact on urban development in Latin American cities and in particular for social cohesion.

As a visual artist I think that the term cultural producer, is more honest to articulate the role I will be having as a curator. Just like with The State of L3 Contemporary Arts & Film Collective, my aim with this project is to experiment with innovative collectives and with multidisciplinary artists connecting regions and institutions located in the Americas.

Supported by the EU, the project include a seminar in Medellin (November), and an exhibition in Brussels in June-July 2017. This exhibition should showcase a series of ‘best practices’, arts projects, processes that will have been identified in 2016 through the various debates, as well as through a call for projects essentially focusing on 5 Latin American cities. (Lima, San Salvador, Medellin, Curitiba and Puebla)

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¡Hurra! Encantado de anunciar que voy a estar trabajando como curador para un proyecto que BOZAR (Centro de Bellas Artes de Bruselas / Palacio de Bellas Artes) está desarrollando en torno a prácticas en América Latina hasta el año 2017. Con el título “La cultura y las artes a favor de la cohesión social en ciudades de América Latina – LAIC ‘, las ambiciones del proyecto son de ver cómo las artes pueden producir un impacto positivo en el desarrollo urbano en ciudades de América Latina y, en particular, para la cohesión social.

Como artista visual creo que el término productor cultural, es más honesto para articular el papel que voy a tener como comisario. Al igual que con el Colectivo Estado de L3 mi objetivo con este proyecto es el de experimentar con colectivos de innovación y con artistas multidisciplinarios que conectan regiones y entidades situadas en las Américas.

Con el apoyo de la UE, el proyecto incluye un seminario en Medellín (noviembre), y una exposición en Bruselas en junio y julio de 2017.

La exposición debe mostrar una serie de proyectos y procesos que se han identificado en 2016 a través de diferentes debates, así como a través de una convocatoria de proyectos esencialmente centradas en 5 ciudades de Latinoamérica. (Lima, San Salvador, Medellín, Puebla y Curitiba)

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El Cielo de Mi Limon

August 21, 2016

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Dear all, Thank you so much!!!

July 12, 2016

Atelier GF Workstation want to thank everybody who was involved in the official launching, lectures, tours and openings of Project Dukkha. What a long strange trip it’s been! Eternal gratitude for your support throughout the years. 

Big shout out to our supporters: Mondriaan Fund, Amsterdam Fund for the Arts, Cultuur + Ondernemen and Stichting Cultuur in de Kas.

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All eyes on BAVIC – Bienal de Artes Visuales del Istmo Centroamericano

July 8, 2016

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ArtEZ University of the Arts

June 15, 2016

I’m so honored to announce that I’ll be joining the team of ArtEZ University of the Arts – BEAR Bachelor Experiment Art & Research this upcoming academic year to teach Audiovisual Arts!

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mondriaan fonds

May 30, 2016

Awesome News, I’m pleased to announce that I have received the grant: Work Contribution Proven Talent (Werkbijdrage Bewezen Talent), from The Mondriaan Fund. This is a great honour and an amazing opportunity for the production, research and development of Project Dukkha in the coming years. The project was developed during a residency at Art Omi – Omi International Arts Center, New York, 2014.

Dukkha presents a new assemblage of geometric thread and photo sculptures in which influences of Constructivism come together with the culture of the Congolese Diaspora in Panama.

Dukkha | Installation view | Framer Framed | Amsterdam 2015

Dukkha | Installation view | Framer Framed | Amsterdam 2015

Opening Day Dukkha Double Dip

May 30, 2016

“Opening Day (Dukkha Double Dip). All you have to do is say the words and you feel the shutters thrown wide, the room air out, the light pour in. In baseball, no other day is so pure with possibility. No scores yet, no losses, no blame or disappointment. No hangover, at least until the game’s over.”
Mary Schmich

Next stop is Mon Capitaine, Middelburg, Sunday 5th June.

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In the photo: Fons Geerlings (Galerie 23) & Janna Adriaanse (Assistant Curator Van Abbemuseum )
© Photo Ton van Beers

Greetings massive, for a great opening!

May 29, 2016

No scores yet, no losses, no blame or disappointment. No hangover, at least until the game’s over.”
Mary Schmich

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Atelier GF Workstation announce DUKKHA

May 19, 2016

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Is summer time and Atelier GF Workstation is delighted to announce that the DUKKHA series will be shown at:

Dukkha (Double Dip), Galerie 23, Amsterdam, The Netherlands / Opening 29 May (16hrs)

Dukkha (Double Dip), Mon Capitaine, Middelburg, The Netherlands / Opening 5 June (16hrs)

Dukkha Double Dip is an ongoing series of events that brings together a series of multidisciplinary presentations in the Netherlands, Panama / MAC Museo de Arte Contemporáneo and Costa Rica / Bienal Centroamericana. Dukkha engages the public in a dialogue with the field of Genetics, textiles, Africania, animism, migratory aesthetics, soundscapes, Pan Africanism and Postcolonial theory.

For Dukkha I’ve been working my way through old photos. Scratching, painting and using nails on them with acrylics, wax and threads.

Atelier Gf Workstation is a globetrotting studio that exists in different circumstances and spaces like The Veluwe, Amsterdam Oost, AIR Open Ateliers Zuidoost, Cope, Panama City and Dakar. The Atelier developed Dukkha during residencies at Art Omi International Arts Center, New York,Windward School, Los Angeles and Lectures at The New School, New York.

Proudly sponsored by the The Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst (AFK) & The Mondriaan Fonds

http://www.aguzman.com

Photography by visual artist: Hester Louter

“In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends”. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Air Open atelier south east residency

May 18, 2016

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We are pleased to host Antonio Jose Guzman. Guzman will be working on his upcoming solo exhibition Dukkha (Double Dip) at Galerie 23, Amsterdam (Opening May 29, 2016) and Mon Capitaine, Middelburg (Opening June 5, 2016).

Dukkha (Double Dip) is a sequel to Guzman’s Dukkha series that he started during a residency at Art OMI in New York (2014) and the musical composition of his DNA ELOO, which he presented during the Havana Biennale (2015) and Art Rotterdam (2016).

The exhibition Dukkha (Double Dip) presents a new assemblage of geometric thread – and photo sculptures in which influences of Constructivism come together with the culture of the Congolese Diaspora in Panama.

Dukkha is a concept from Buddhist philosophy that teaches us that nothing in life is permanent – nothing is now the same as it was a moment ago. Guzman’s visionary images show the world, cultures and humanity in transition.

The exhibition Dukkha (Double Dip) shows a fascinating universe in which cultural influences from all over the globe come together: the enigmatic anatomy drawings by Jean-Michel Basquiat meet the geometrical spatial drawings by Gego, which merge with the ritual ‘cosmos drawings’ by Günther Uecker as well as the nail patterns in Congolese Nkisi figures. With this métissage, a mixture of cultural influences, Guzman embodies a new sensibility and a universal consciousness in which art as pan-humanistic expression, in all its vitality, forms the core.

Translated excerpt from a text written by Janna E. Adriaanse

Dukkha (Double Dip) is supported by the Amsterdam Fund for the Arts (AFK) and the Mondriaan Fund.

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