EVENTS-CURATING







KUNSTWEEKEND CHARLOIS  
30 May-1 June 2014 


KUNSTWEEKEND CHARLOIS is a biannual event showcasing art, performance and music in Rotterdam south of the river.  3 days of events, exhibitions and concerts in more than 15 locations throughout the neighborhood of Charlois.  http://kunstweekendcharlois.nl/  


AETHER: MAZE OF SOUNDS is the Saturday night sound event in the context of Kunstweekend Charlois.  Programing by Marco Douma and Joshua Thies.  
http://kunstweekendcharlois.nl/?page_id=262  


AETHER is a periodical sound event based in Rotterdam.  
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IN FREE FALL
29 March-11 April 2014

In Free Fall, an exhibition inspired by Hito Steyerl's essay by the same title.  We present a collection of works that incorporate 'watching from a distance' and 'a view from above' as a basis for production.  Curated by Emma van der Put and Joshua Thies.  

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ART ROTTERDAM - WOLFART PROJECTSPACE
Video works by Esther Kokmeijer, Emma van der Put and Rachel Carey
6-9 February 2014

All works by 3 women practicing in Rotterdam incorporate sound as an essential element in the final interpretation of the visual image.  Esther Kokmeijer will show her video work "A12," produced during her stay in Arnhem working on the 'Forbidden Landscape' project from G.A.N.G.  More info and links here.

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ART RALLY at BAR  
27 Nov 2013  

 
ART RALLY also known as DRAWING RALLY is a periodic, nomadic, live art making event held in various locations throughout the city of Rotterdam.  Artists bring their studio practice to public spaces for one day with an auction to support further programing at the end of each event.  Organization by Joshua Thies.  More information and links to artists works here.  

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VERONICA OLIVOTTO - Solo Photography Exhibition  
28 April-28 May 2013  


In the context of SOUTH EXPLORER, LAAT hosts this solo exhibition.  Selected photographic works with a focus on a unique perspective of unfamiliar territories are on view.  Architecture, commerce and constructed nature appear as recurring themes.  Curated by Joshua Thies. 

















'IN_FLUX Exhibition and Artist-Run Space Conference'  
26-29 May 2011

Occupy Space is proud to present in_flux, a large scale alternative art fair exhibition which brings together ten artist-led project spaces from Ireland, UK and Europe. This temporary hub invites the public and art practitioners to engaging in a weekend of performances, screenings, exhibitions, art viewing and dialogue.

This project considers the model of artist-led spaces, which provide alternative frameworks for art practices and represent communities where ‘doing-it-yourself’ and experimentation are key activities. Artist-led spaces are vital, energetic elements of the visual art fabric of many cities. This exhibition, consisting of pop-up galleries from each artist-led space, makes reference to an non-traditional art-fair format in which non-profit artist-led spaces present exhibitions rather than commercial galleries striving to sell work.  Link to event

Artist-led spaces participating in in_flux include:
126, Galway
Block T, Dublin
Transmission, Glasgow
Basement Project Space, Cork
Transition, London
Monster Truck, Dublin
WOLFART, Rotterdam
Catalyst, Belfast 
SOMA, Waterford
1646, The Hague







'Queen of Sciences'  
1 April-1 May 2011


Organized by: Ghislain Amar (FR) and Joshua Thies (US)
Artists:  Jaques Julien (FR), Hidde van Schie (NL), Marion Jaulin (FR), Giles Bailey (UK), Karin Hueber (DE), Sue Tompkins (UK)


An exhibition of fine art and music performance which will include an international group of artists and performers.  We are working together with organizers from WOLFART Projectspace, Piet Zwart Institute and Dek22.  One of our goals as curators is to bring artists based in Rotterdam in contact with artists from other cities in The Netherlands, countries in Europe and beyond.  It is imperative that Rotterdam based artists are represented and have the opportunity to develop new ideas and projects side by side with foreign artists to further develop international networks and relations.
Aristotle defines metaphysics as "the knowledge of immaterial being," or of "being in the highest degree of abstraction." He refers to metaphysics as "first philosophy", as well as "the theologic science."
The organizers have taken the exhibition title 'Queen of Sciences' from Aristotle's writings on theology which he also described as the queen of sciences.  Some of the terms we have discussed are the following: metaphysics, allegory, play, sports, desire, presentations of the world, poetic perception, grasping and producing life, and holistic.  For this exhibition we have searched for artists who are interested in the unknown, the uncanny or the indescribable as a reference for their work and a challenge to create such an experience.  We, the organizers, see qualities in the above artists and their works to potentially tell stories or to describe very specific moments through abstraction of form, in performance, or through sound.  The exhibition will include sculptural installations, unique objects, video, theatrical and musical performance.












WOLFEST @ WOLFART Feb 2011


WOLFART Projectspaces hosts 3 bands back to back in this edition of WOLFEST
Be on time ‘cause we also want to make our way to the Aether Tones & Talks event for their one year anniversary party after the concert. Here’s the agenda and check the links below for some samples of these great live acts and the Aether archive.

P.S. Dion and the Magic Chords have been recording some new tracks for an album due this spring.  














VIDEOTIME presents:  
Simultaneous screenings of Funny Games (1997) and Funny Games US (2007)


I have been a great admirer of film director, Michael Haneke since about 2002.  I found it curious that he would bother remaking his German language film Funny Games (1997) ten years later to appeal to an American audience.  Funny Games US (2007) follows the precise plotlines, camera angles, timing, costuming and set design of the original with only slight variations.  Haneke was inspired by senseless killings taking place in America during the early and mid-ninties by young people.  He wanted this film to resonate with Americans.  Funny Games (1997) had little distribution in the States as it is difficult to market foreign language films with such content ie. realistic domestic violence.  I proposed to screen both versions of this film simultaneously, side by side, as an investigation not only into the films but into the psyche of a European audience and an American one.
photo above: Funny Games (1997)  below: Funny Games US (2007)


















WOLFEST-arrival of night-2010


Bands and Beer Tasting
WOLFEST returns to W_LF_rt after 5 months of hybernation in sync with the arrival of the autumn nights.  For the previous session we took advantage of the beachy summer weather by starting early with BBQ and DJ’s.  For this edition the Wolfart bar will have a selection of seasonal beers and imports on hand for tasting throughout the evening.  Of course, your old favorites will also be available as well as wine, colas and juice.


5 November 2010
19:00-0:00
Free entrance for all
Opening program: Guest DJ and beer tasting
Seamus & Viljam (Amsterdam)
After program: More guest DJ’s and beer tasting







IT'S LIKE A SAUNA IN HERE

The heat wave returns to Rotterdam!  Pleasure designer, Yoann, presents his portable sauna in the garden of WOLFART Projectspace.  There will also be a small wading pool to ice your burning toes in case it is too damn steamy in there.  He will also show some parts of his film about Japanese baths and obsession with controlling water as a design element, in the main exhibition space.  Get there early for the BBQ.  DJ’s will also be on hand.  The bar opens as 6pm.  Please wear appropriate attire, that means bring your bikini, one-piece, speedo, trunks or board shorts.  We don’t need to see your junk.  6pm- Midnight:  BBQ, SAUNA, DJ’s.  31-July-2010










WOLFEST 2010

Afrobeat / Trance / Visueel / Tropisch / Sludge-isch / Snake-isch / Amateurisch / and definitely Pit-less…....



18:00 BBQ plus DNK DJ Unit: Masterfader and the Snail
 

19:30 Sludge Magnet (ams) 
http://soundcloud.com/sludge-magnet
 
20:45 Zonder Pit (r’dam)  
http://soundcloud.com/search?q%5Bfulltext%5D=zonderpit
 
21:30 Baby Copperhead (ny)  http://www.myspace.com/babycopperhead
  
22:15 Eklin (r’dam) 
http://www.myspace.com/eklin
+ 23:00 FYOELK (ams)
http://www.myspace.com/fyoelk
  
 23:30 DNK DJ Unit: Masterfader and the Snail



There will be both vegetarian and non-veggie food for the BBQ but if you have a specific need then feel free to bring what you like 

saturday 5 june
 W_Lf_rt Projectspace








RECEPTION ROOM

An exhibition around the notion of receiving guests and the aesthetics of such spaces in which guests are received whether it be in a home, hotel or office.

Artists Include: Ghislain Amar, Ties ten Bosch, Derek Brunen, Lisa Gliederpuppe, Karin Hueber, Catherine Ross, Martijn In’t Veld, Lorelinde Verhees

Organized by: Roderick Hietbrink and Joshua Thies

Official Opening: Friday 28 May 20:00 Wolfart Projectspace will be open during Het Kunstweekend Charlois 28-31 May









TOSTI TREFFER INVADES
WOLFART PROJECTSPACE

They brought tosties and beer and we provided the tunes

Tosti Treffer is a networking party for creative culture.
Entrance and tosties are free until supplies run out.

Dion and the Magic Chords, DJ Kevin Bras along with other guests to be announced.
Wednesday 5 May 18:00-21:00 Tosti Treffer, 20:30-23:00 Bands and DJ’s














LOCAL ANESTHETIC


Painting, Photography, Performance


Artists: Nina Boas, Laura d’Ors, Ana Fernandez, John Giskes, Yu Kuramoto, Ronan Lane, Joshua Thies


4-8 February 2010 13:00-17:00 Opening 6 February 18:00-21:00 during Art Rotterdam’s South Tour.  This exhibition includes work from artists who are involved with WOLFART Projectspace by volunteering, living/working on Wolphaertstraat and creating new artworks specific to the neighborhood.














IT HITS MY HAIR

An exhibition to see and hear images and sound, art and music.


Artists: Priscilla Fernandes as Ana Garcini, Gerwin Luijendijk, Joshua Thies, Diana Duta, Rick Bahto


Five artists who work in their music and sound art. The exhibition includes works from different media such as drawings, video / film, installation and natural sound. Within the exhibition the function of music in art is explored. Music as a strengthening experience, musical logic as a working method and the use of mechanization in music.


With live performances by EKLIN and Der Einzelgangers.
Check http://www.myspace.com/eklin
http://www.myspace.com/dereinzelgangers