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.
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: Taisuke Koyama)
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.
August 5, 2016
Crafts Council Nederland nodigt vier maker-designers uit om naar Kyushu, Japan te reizen om tijdens een crafts exhange het indigo erfgoed van Nederland en Japan te onderzoeken. Liselore Frowijn, Maaike Gottschal, Aliki van der Kruijs en Adrianus Kundert zullen de gebruiken en tradities bestuderen en zullen dit ambacht, dat met vele mysteries omgeven is, doen herleven. De ontwerpers leren er rechtstreeks van ervaren meesters en doen onderzoek naar de waarde van indigo voor creatieve en duurzame oplossingen en voor hedendaagse toepassingen in mode, design en kunst. De resultaten worden tijdens de Dutch Design Week gepresenteerd.
June 30, 2016
Some hail exposed textiles from the serie Cumulonimbis – Hail will be on the groupshow Weather or Not in the MU, Eindhoven from
June 9, 2016
After spending a lot of hours in an overall last months, I could dress up for the opening of the gate Tilia Patina that was officially opened on the 8th june by the alderman of living and art in Amsterdam Zuid. You can visit the gate at the Meerlandstraat in Amsterdam near the RAI. Working on a book now about the process and production.
February 27, 2016
Nike launched a graphic t-shirt with my print for the KD collection of basketball player Kevin Durand. It is available in three colours.
Inspired by Kevin Durant’s love for meteorology are these Nike KD Made From Rain T-Shirts to match some of the latest Nike KD 8 colorways. With allover graphics that reflect a wet effect on the front, back and sleeves, these Nike KD tees pay tribute to “The Weatherman” with his logo on the sleeve and a Swoosh tag at the hem.
Multimedia installation after artistic investigation how to map an ever changing landscape. Commission by Zuiderzee Museum. →
A study on indigo and Kurume-kasuri during a research trip to Japan to work with local textile professionals. Part of the project project Indigo:Sharing Blue on invitation of the Dutch Crafts Council. →
Gate for residential building Square, Amsterdam in collaboration with architect Adriaan Aarnoudse.
Collection of textiles produced during a print event at the VU Hortus Botanicus Amsterdam.
A visual record of colour and seasonal change made tangible by exposing textiles day and night to the weather conditions.
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