March 2, 2018
A webshop, archive and information about this ongoing project combined. With an (almost) live rain radar it responds to the weather conditions above the studio in The Hague.
March 2, 2018
In the Japanese language there are at least 50 nouns to describe rain. Porcelain used to be a medium of travelling communication transmitting stories, momentums.
During a residency in Arita, Japan’s most famous high end porcelain production landscape I collaborated with the potter Fukusengama to come to a process to ‘draw’ on porcelain with the rain. Made by Rain ware will be distributed by Thomas Eyck’s label t.e from end of April.
December 11, 2017
A selection of works I made during my residency in Arita are on display in the KANA KAWANISHI GALLERY in Tokyo. This duo exhibition together with Akira Fujimoto lights a new perspective on approaching Arita porcelain that has a history of 400 years.
December 9th (Saturday), 2017 — February 3rd (Saturday) 2018
September 10, 2017
September 1, 2017
This autumn I will be three months in Arita, Japan to do a porcelain residency and to work with local potters.
July 19, 2017
OpZicht presentation at Stroom, The Hague
In collaboration with Anne Dessing
19 juli t/m 10 september 2017
Locatie: Hogewal 1-9, Den Haag
Open: ma t/m vr, 11-17 uur; za en zo, 12-17 uur
May 21, 2017
Made by Rain is from 20 – 24th May on display in NY!
As part of Wanted Design in the exhibition ‘Ventura NY – The Dutch Edition’, an initiative of Organisation in Design.
Made possible with the support of Stroom Den Haag.
foto: Lucas Jansen at Times Square NY
April 7, 2017
In the Outdoor Museum of the Zuiderzee Museum you will find premises that used to be located at various places round the former Zuiderzee. Across this historic setting they have set out the design route: at different locations you can see how the cultural history of the Zuiderzee has inspired designers and artists to create new insights. Using modern interpretations of traditional techniques, materials and themes, the Zuiderzee Museum underlines the value of our heritage for the present.
Examples include Richard Hutten’s contemporary Zuiderzee Chair in the chapel and the wooden shoes by Victor & Rolf in the farmhouse on the city canal. In addition there are a number of new presentations this year, for example the Weathering Blue project of Aliki van der Kruijs in the fishermen’s quarter. On show till the 29th of October 2017.
Foto: Thijs Jansen
January 20, 2017
For the exhibition Designing the Surface in Het Nieuwe Instituut, initiator Chris Kabel researched together with Koehorst in ‘t Veld the finish, the final layer that is on top of practically everything around us. They delved into what surfaces want and afford in a wide-ranging survey that extends from the deepest black to the most shimmering shine.
I am commissioned to make a work around the display of Anish Kapoors’ vantablack by the use of my material Daylit. You are welcome to join the opening at the 26th of January from 5 PM. More info about the exhibition here
(foto: Johannes Schwartz)
December 28, 2016
Great Big Story and The Weather Channel teamed up to document stories of humans working on special ways with the elements of the earth. They made a small documentary about my work Made by Rain that was broadcasted on The Weather Channel (USA). Here you can see the result.
Full episode That’s amazing episode 4 | Guardians of our planet
December 2, 2016
Coming up, exhibition in Zuiderzeemuseum in the context of the 10 years anniversary of the label Thomas Eyck. Exhibition 10 years of Thomas Eyck curated by Jules van den Langenberg is open from 23 December 2016 – 14 May 2017. To mark this tin jubilee momentum ten product series were selected from the Thomas Eyck’s collection, which are exemplary for the collaborations the publisher & distributor has developed with designers and producers since 2007. Accordingly, ten young designers, artists and architects were invited to create a project in which the iconic t.e. objects are studied and recontextualised. The exhibition reviews the past decade and forecasts a potential future for the t.e. collection. Installation 8/10 by Aliki van der Kruijs is a reflection on the ‘Colour, based on nature’ series developed by book designer Irma Boom and producer Eijffinger for the t.e. collection in 2012.
Coming soon — porcelain works developed during a three months residency in Arita, Japan
Made possible by the support of the Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industries.
The process of producing space; A performance by a set of materials that developed during the run of the exhibition at Stroom, Den Haag →
A study on indigo and Kurume-kasuri during a research trip to Japan to work with local textile professionals. →
Series of silkscreened textiles derived from Goethe’s question ‘What is it that makes a particular being of nature into plant’
Textile objects with architectural qualities to distribute light more evenly through space.
Visual descriptions of tropical plants, made by the plants themselves; Botanography.
A visual record of colour and seasonal change made tangible by exposing textiles day and night to the weather conditions.
Collaboration with Roos Gomperts for space dividing panels commissioned by Enrichers @ The Base, Schiphol
© Aliki van der Kruijs 2018