Category Archives: Exhibitions

‘La chambre de Cathérine’ – De Ketelfactory Schiedam

‘SNAPSHOT OF A LARGER ORDER’ exhibition De Ketelfactory, Noletloodsen, Schiedam April 16 – July 17, 2016   La chambre de Cathérine     380 x 380 x 298 cm wood, carpet, laquer, video and a spoken story 7:19  loop installation, story, concept

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‘La chambre de Cathérine’ – De Ketelfactory Schiedam

‘SNAPSHOT OF A LARGER ORDER’ exhibition De Ketelfactory, Noletloodsen, Schiedam April 16 – July 17, 2016   La chambre de Cathérine     380 x 380 x 298 cm wood, carpet, laquer, video and a spoken story 7:19  loop installation, story, concept

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Part of Someone's Diorama | Museum De Pont | solo | 2012

‘Part of Someone’s Diorama’ – Museum De Pont, Tilburg

Part of Someone’s Diorama | Museum De Pont | 24-03 / 03-06-2012 . . . Karin van Pinxteren (‘s-Hertogenbosch, 1967) produces two- and three-dimensional work, spatial installations and performances. Language plays, along with the image, a significant role. Themes give

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Part of Someone's Diorama | Museum De Pont | solo | 2012

‘Part of Someone’s Diorama’ – Museum De Pont, Tilburg

Part of Someone’s Diorama | Museum De Pont | 24-03 / 03-06-2012 . . . Karin van Pinxteren (‘s-Hertogenbosch, 1967) produces two- and three-dimensional work, spatial installations and performances. Language plays, along with the image, a significant role. Themes give

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Classified | GHB |Van Abbemuseum | Karin van Pinxteren

‘Classified’ – Van Abbemuseum Eindhoven

A woman and a girl are in an empty arena. The woman is dressed in accordance to the female code which represents service (hostess) and professionalism (business suit). The girl is dressed according to a toned-down children’s version derived from

Classified | GHB |Van Abbemuseum | Karin van Pinxteren

‘Classified’ – Van Abbemuseum Eindhoven

A woman and a girl are in an empty arena. The woman is dressed in accordance to the female code which represents service (hostess) and professionalism (business suit). The girl is dressed according to a toned-down children’s version derived from

Ellipse

Ellipse A text does contain a lot of points. On closer inspection seems that a point can be something very different than the end of a sentence. Point, Pupil, Phantom Point; there is the Point, point. But there is also

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Ellipse

Ellipse A text does contain a lot of points. On closer inspection seems that a point can be something very different than the end of a sentence. Point, Pupil, Phantom Point; there is the Point, point. But there is also

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Parlohonygothic | Parlofoniegotiek | Karin van Pinxteren | Airbesiendershuis | 2013

‘Parlofoniegotiek’- AIRBesiendershuis, Nijmegen

House/Rules – Huis/Re/Gels A mini-Artist in Residence project ‘Entre-Nous’  25-03 / 07-04-2013 Location: Airbesiendershuis Nijmegen, an old gothic premises founded in 1525 and still in original condition. English translation by Beth O’Brien link to video summary of the project by Maries

Parlohonygothic | Parlofoniegotiek | Karin van Pinxteren | Airbesiendershuis | 2013

‘Parlofoniegotiek’- AIRBesiendershuis, Nijmegen

House/Rules – Huis/Re/Gels A mini-Artist in Residence project ‘Entre-Nous’  25-03 / 07-04-2013 Location: Airbesiendershuis Nijmegen, an old gothic premises founded in 1525 and still in original condition. English translation by Beth O’Brien link to video summary of the project by Maries

In conversation with Anne

‘The Correspondents’ – Kunst in Kolderveen, KiK

Starting with one and the same letter, I have corresponded with five different artists. The main question was whether one should reveal much about oneself as an artist or maybe not. Is it better to mystify one’s personality? Another question

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In conversation with Anne

‘The Correspondents’ – Kunst in Kolderveen, KiK

Starting with one and the same letter, I have corresponded with five different artists. The main question was whether one should reveal much about oneself as an artist or maybe not. Is it better to mystify one’s personality? Another question

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Papier is even kosmisch als het heelal #2 | Karin van Pinxteren7

Paper is as cosmic as the universe #2

During a bullfight, Kurt Tucholsky describes the eye of a horse taken on the horns and killed by a bull before the toreador begins. Prefighting with horses occur to exhaust the bull. Tucholsky is suprised by the arena full of

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Papier is even kosmisch als het heelal #2 | Karin van Pinxteren7

Paper is as cosmic as the universe #2

During a bullfight, Kurt Tucholsky describes the eye of a horse taken on the horns and killed by a bull before the toreador begins. Prefighting with horses occur to exhaust the bull. Tucholsky is suprised by the arena full of

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'Paper is as cosmic as the universe (chapter 1)' | Karin van Pinxteren | KKN25 / GR1011 | Photo by Rob Groot Zevert

Paper is as cosmic as the universe #1

Never ever we have been able to look so far upon us, fathom the depth of the universe. But what does that? The space around us is visually increasing, can we handle that? There are photographic images send in from

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'Paper is as cosmic as the universe (chapter 1)' | Karin van Pinxteren | KKN25 / GR1011 | Photo by Rob Groot Zevert

Paper is as cosmic as the universe #1

Never ever we have been able to look so far upon us, fathom the depth of the universe. But what does that? The space around us is visually increasing, can we handle that? There are photographic images send in from

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easy to love + easy to love, but... | Karin van Pinxteren | Supermarket Stockholm

‘Easy to love’ – Supermarket 2012 Independent Art Fair Stockholm [SE]

Argument en Karin van Pinxteren @ Supermarket 2012 Independent Art fair Stockholm [SE] 16-19 Februari, Kulturhuset Stockholm .. . Solo presentation on invitation and supported by Argument Vertoningsruimte Tilburg. .. . A project about art, if it becomes less work but more and

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easy to love + easy to love, but... | Karin van Pinxteren | Supermarket Stockholm

‘Easy to love’ – Supermarket 2012 Independent Art Fair Stockholm [SE]

Argument en Karin van Pinxteren @ Supermarket 2012 Independent Art fair Stockholm [SE] 16-19 Februari, Kulturhuset Stockholm .. . Solo presentation on invitation and supported by Argument Vertoningsruimte Tilburg. .. . A project about art, if it becomes less work but more and

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Karin van Pinxteren - Inhale with me

‘Inhale with me’ – Grey Area Gallery Brighton [UK]

I (must) confess, I am an artist. I discover and leave behind, thoughts and things. I cannot always control what is released, and sometimes look as a stranger at my own work. Ok, then this must be me. The artist-run

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Karin van Pinxteren - Inhale with me

‘Inhale with me’ – Grey Area Gallery Brighton [UK]

I (must) confess, I am an artist. I discover and leave behind, thoughts and things. I cannot always control what is released, and sometimes look as a stranger at my own work. Ok, then this must be me. The artist-run

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The Hostess, The Porter and The Caretaker | Karin van Pinxteren

The Hostess, The Porter and The Caretaker

The Hostess, The Porter and The Caretaker ‘A Hostess, a Porter and a Caretaker, all three belong to the logistics of a building. I feel committed as these three characters to the architecture of the space that is assigned to

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The Hostess, The Porter and The Caretaker | Karin van Pinxteren

The Hostess, The Porter and The Caretaker

The Hostess, The Porter and The Caretaker ‘A Hostess, a Porter and a Caretaker, all three belong to the logistics of a building. I feel committed as these three characters to the architecture of the space that is assigned to

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Karin van Pinxteren - Approach'

‘Approach” – Museum van Bommel van Dam, Venlo

Approach’ light installation with text ‘Share your warmth with me’ 290 cm x 154 cm 2003 exhibition O.V.T.  – Museum van Bommel van Dam Collection Museum van Bommel van Dam . Approach’, 2003 . . Approach Hostess performance with stamp ‘Share  your

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Karin van Pinxteren - Approach'

‘Approach” – Museum van Bommel van Dam, Venlo

Approach’ light installation with text ‘Share your warmth with me’ 290 cm x 154 cm 2003 exhibition O.V.T.  – Museum van Bommel van Dam Collection Museum van Bommel van Dam . Approach’, 2003 . . Approach Hostess performance with stamp ‘Share  your

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Silo Exotica - Karin van Pinxteren - 2012

Silo Exotica

The Dockworker and the Exotic Thought (a tale to accompany the installation) Down at the wharf he told me a tale, that staunch dockworker. One day he had put on his special clothes and posted a letter, having written about his

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Silo Exotica - Karin van Pinxteren - 2012

Silo Exotica

The Dockworker and the Exotic Thought (a tale to accompany the installation) Down at the wharf he told me a tale, that staunch dockworker. One day he had put on his special clothes and posted a letter, having written about his

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Karin van Pinxteren - Visitor, enlighte me - © photography by Liedeke Kruk

Visitor, enlighten me

The Nightporter always works alone accompanied by the artworks she has to take care of. She wasn’t familiar with art, just following her fathers footsteps as a night porter, because he used to take her on his night roundes what

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Karin van Pinxteren - Visitor, enlighte me - © photography by Liedeke Kruk

Visitor, enlighten me

The Nightporter always works alone accompanied by the artworks she has to take care of. She wasn’t familiar with art, just following her fathers footsteps as a night porter, because he used to take her on his night roundes what

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Never (in the ink of all writing) dit the shadow vanish | The Unleashing | Park Wolfslaar | Stichting IDFX | 2012

Never (in the ink of all writing) does the shadow vanish

Standing beneath an oak in the park is an old concrete bench. I let my gaze wander over to it and am surprised to find it fragile. Right in the hollowing of the bench, Solomon’s seal—a plant symbolic of discretion

Never (in the ink of all writing) dit the shadow vanish | The Unleashing | Park Wolfslaar | Stichting IDFX | 2012

Never (in the ink of all writing) does the shadow vanish

Standing beneath an oak in the park is an old concrete bench. I let my gaze wander over to it and am surprised to find it fragile. Right in the hollowing of the bench, Solomon’s seal—a plant symbolic of discretion

Collector | Karin van Pinxteren | performance 2009 | photo by Witold de Man

Collector

In ‘Collector’, seventh of a series of hostess performances from the year 2000, the artist positions herself under cover at the entrance of a large art exhibition, posing as a hostess. Every visitor receives a stamp on his or her

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Collector | Karin van Pinxteren | performance 2009 | photo by Witold de Man

Collector

In ‘Collector’, seventh of a series of hostess performances from the year 2000, the artist positions herself under cover at the entrance of a large art exhibition, posing as a hostess. Every visitor receives a stamp on his or her

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Karin van Pinxteren | Court Dance I with visitor

‘In the Side Wings of the Universe’ – De Ketelfactory Schiedam

Encounter and Distillation Two key components that make up the philosophy of the KetelFactory are the notions of Encounter and Distillation. The encounters take place among artists; but the visitors also have encounters with artists and their work, their sources

Karin van Pinxteren | Court Dance I with visitor

‘In the Side Wings of the Universe’ – De Ketelfactory Schiedam

Encounter and Distillation Two key components that make up the philosophy of the KetelFactory are the notions of Encounter and Distillation. The encounters take place among artists; but the visitors also have encounters with artists and their work, their sources

EI#4 Nach dem Blick | Karin van Pinxteren | 2007 | photo by Peter Cox

‘Existential Interior #4 Nach dem Blick’ – Museum van Bommel van Dam Venlo

Wer bin ich? Wie gehe ich mit meinen Mitmenschen um? Wie lerne ich den Anderen kennen? Perspektiven auf die Beziehung zwischen dem Ich und dem Anderen ein. Den ausgestellten Werken liegen Fragen über die eigene Existenz zugrunde, über das Leben

EI#4 Nach dem Blick | Karin van Pinxteren | 2007 | photo by Peter Cox

‘Existential Interior #4 Nach dem Blick’ – Museum van Bommel van Dam Venlo

Wer bin ich? Wie gehe ich mit meinen Mitmenschen um? Wie lerne ich den Anderen kennen? Perspektiven auf die Beziehung zwischen dem Ich und dem Anderen ein. Den ausgestellten Werken liegen Fragen über die eigene Existenz zugrunde, über das Leben

Existential Interior #1Comfort Food | Karin van Pinxteren | 2004 | photo Peter Cox Eindhoven photo Peter Cox Eindhoven

Existential Interior #1 Comfort Food

Comfort Food is a stylized installation where anonymity turns into intimacy and frames the visitor by a logistic support which finally leads to a question; ‘Stay with me’. The action is caused by the design of the space and creates

Existential Interior #1Comfort Food | Karin van Pinxteren | 2004 | photo Peter Cox Eindhoven photo Peter Cox Eindhoven

Existential Interior #1 Comfort Food

Comfort Food is a stylized installation where anonymity turns into intimacy and frames the visitor by a logistic support which finally leads to a question; ‘Stay with me’. The action is caused by the design of the space and creates

Kurt's Zimmer | Karin van Pinxteren | photo by Peter Cox Eindhoven

Kurt’s Zimmer

The installation ‘Kurt’s Zimmer’ refers to the house of mirrors and an idle merry-go-round. Kurt’s Zimmer is a space of its own where several themes meet. The vanishing childhood happiness which is displaced by ‘knowledge’, the play that cannot be performed because there is

Kurt's Zimmer | Karin van Pinxteren | photo by Peter Cox Eindhoven

Kurt’s Zimmer

The installation ‘Kurt’s Zimmer’ refers to the house of mirrors and an idle merry-go-round. Kurt’s Zimmer is a space of its own where several themes meet. The vanishing childhood happiness which is displaced by ‘knowledge’, the play that cannot be performed because there is

Classified | performance | Kunstvlaai #6 | Amsterdam

Classified # Kunstvlaai 6

        A woman and a girl are in an empty arena. The woman is dressed in accordance to the female code which represents service (hostess) and professionalism (business suit). The girl is dressed according to a toned-down

Classified | performance | Kunstvlaai #6 | Amsterdam

Classified # Kunstvlaai 6

        A woman and a girl are in an empty arena. The woman is dressed in accordance to the female code which represents service (hostess) and professionalism (business suit). The girl is dressed according to a toned-down

Existential Interior #3 'Waltz with me' | Karin van Pinxteren | 2007 | photo Leo van Kampen | with Koos Dalstar

Existential Interior #3 ‘Waltz with me

For Bureau for contemporary art De Willem 3 and Vlissingen Karin van Pinxteren has developed ‘Existential interior #3 Waltz with me’. The exhibition space get enclosed and get carried in the first layer by two large colored surfaces; light grey

Existential Interior #3 'Waltz with me' | Karin van Pinxteren | 2007 | photo Leo van Kampen | with Koos Dalstar

Existential Interior #3 ‘Waltz with me

For Bureau for contemporary art De Willem 3 and Vlissingen Karin van Pinxteren has developed ‘Existential interior #3 Waltz with me’. The exhibition space get enclosed and get carried in the first layer by two large colored surfaces; light grey

Court Dance | Karin van Pinxteren | oil on panel and wallpaint| 2008 | photo by Peter Cox

The Court Dance & LOGO

On the artworld stage it is important where you expose and who is your chaperon(e). Ones eyes are focused at each other. It’s a court dance. In ‘The Court Dance’ 7 dark oilpaint ellipses carefully appear off a black surface through

Court Dance | Karin van Pinxteren | oil on panel and wallpaint| 2008 | photo by Peter Cox

The Court Dance & LOGO

On the artworld stage it is important where you expose and who is your chaperon(e). Ones eyes are focused at each other. It’s a court dance. In ‘The Court Dance’ 7 dark oilpaint ellipses carefully appear off a black surface through

Existential Interior #2 Visitor, invite me | 2006 | photo by Dirk Kreijkamp

Existential Interior #2 Visitor, invite me

Existential Interior #2 Visitor, invite me . . wallpaint, oil on panel (painting Visitor 2) 925 cm x 305 cm x 288 cm 2006 Hello World! CBK ‘s-Hertogenbosch Artists: William Speakman, Marleen Sleeuwits, Paul van Osch, Riekus, Osterholt en Uitentuis,

Existential Interior #2 Visitor, invite me | 2006 | photo by Dirk Kreijkamp

Existential Interior #2 Visitor, invite me

Existential Interior #2 Visitor, invite me . . wallpaint, oil on panel (painting Visitor 2) 925 cm x 305 cm x 288 cm 2006 Hello World! CBK ‘s-Hertogenbosch Artists: William Speakman, Marleen Sleeuwits, Paul van Osch, Riekus, Osterholt en Uitentuis,

Precious | performance / installation | together with Loek Grootjans | Stedelijk Museum Aalst [B] | photo by Loek Grootjans

‘Precious’ – Stedelijk Museum Aalst [B]

Behind a harden glass facade the Hostess walks up and down in front of the text lines. She finds herself in a conditioned space for displaying important art. In optimal humidity- and temperature values she moves in the best room

Precious | performance / installation | together with Loek Grootjans | Stedelijk Museum Aalst [B] | photo by Loek Grootjans

‘Precious’ – Stedelijk Museum Aalst [B]

Behind a harden glass facade the Hostess walks up and down in front of the text lines. She finds herself in a conditioned space for displaying important art. In optimal humidity- and temperature values she moves in the best room

Welcome | Karin van Pinxteren | Museum De Beyerd, Breda | 2001

‘Welcome’ – Museum De Beyerd, Breda

Welcome . . performance 20-02-2001 Karin van Pinxteren with her team; Nicole Maurer, Ine van Gemert, Kim Bowman, Anke van Esch, David Coppoolse, Steven de Joode On invitation by Loek Grootjans, during the opening of his exhibition ‘A Lot (more)’.

Welcome | Karin van Pinxteren | Museum De Beyerd, Breda | 2001

‘Welcome’ – Museum De Beyerd, Breda

Welcome . . performance 20-02-2001 Karin van Pinxteren with her team; Nicole Maurer, Ine van Gemert, Kim Bowman, Anke van Esch, David Coppoolse, Steven de Joode On invitation by Loek Grootjans, during the opening of his exhibition ‘A Lot (more)’.

These Gardens | Karin van Pinxteren | dia lightobject | 2008

These Gardens

These Gardens . . . A woman is walking on the area of the well known fabric factury De Ploeg designed by Gerrit Rieveld surrounded by the gardens designed by Mien Ruys, the first female landscape designer in The Netherlands. She

These Gardens | Karin van Pinxteren | dia lightobject | 2008

These Gardens

These Gardens . . . A woman is walking on the area of the well known fabric factury De Ploeg designed by Gerrit Rieveld surrounded by the gardens designed by Mien Ruys, the first female landscape designer in The Netherlands. She

The Monument | Karin van Pinxteren | mixed media | 2009 | photography Jean-Michel Crapanzano

‘The Monument’ – Van Abbemuseum Eindhoven

. Invisible Empire: Undefined Spaces The term “No man’s land” is generally accepted as an unlimited combat area in between two enemy trenches. It is a space that neither side openly wishes to occupy or take control of due to

The Monument | Karin van Pinxteren | mixed media | 2009 | photography Jean-Michel Crapanzano

‘The Monument’ – Van Abbemuseum Eindhoven

. Invisible Empire: Undefined Spaces The term “No man’s land” is generally accepted as an unlimited combat area in between two enemy trenches. It is a space that neither side openly wishes to occupy or take control of due to

My smile is my comfort to you | Karin van Pinxteren | HOTEL Nijmegen | 2000

My smile is my comfort to you

My smile is my comfort to you . . performance with card 24-11 / 22-12-2000, all Sundays on invitation by Loek Grootjans installation ‘Department Relaxation’ by Loek Grootjans HOTEL, CBK, Art centre, Nijmegen . Zich langzaam bewegend in de installatie

My smile is my comfort to you | Karin van Pinxteren | HOTEL Nijmegen | 2000

My smile is my comfort to you

My smile is my comfort to you . . performance with card 24-11 / 22-12-2000, all Sundays on invitation by Loek Grootjans installation ‘Department Relaxation’ by Loek Grootjans HOTEL, CBK, Art centre, Nijmegen . Zich langzaam bewegend in de installatie

Creature | Karin van Pinxteren | Vertoningsruimte Argument, Tilburg | 2004

Creature

Creature . . installation 244 x 52 x 162 cm wood, light, perspex, text ‘Give me your order’ 10-05 / 06-06-2004 ‘Wanddaden’ Vertoningsruimte Argument, Tilburg . Een manshoge witte lichtbak posteert zich tegen de achterwand van de tentoonstellingsruimte. De aanwezige

Creature | Karin van Pinxteren | Vertoningsruimte Argument, Tilburg | 2004

Creature

Creature . . installation 244 x 52 x 162 cm wood, light, perspex, text ‘Give me your order’ 10-05 / 06-06-2004 ‘Wanddaden’ Vertoningsruimte Argument, Tilburg . Een manshoge witte lichtbak posteert zich tegen de achterwand van de tentoonstellingsruimte. De aanwezige

Karin van Pinxteren | Guide me | Buro BK Vlissingen | 2002

Guide me

Decompressie | Decompression De Watertoren, Oost Souburg, Buro BK, Vlissingen [NL] 2002 Monique Camps, Frank Havermans, Frank Malcorps, Paul van Osch, Karin van Pinxteren . Photography by René de Wit . Fourteen jars on bodytemperature with the text ‘Guide me’,

Karin van Pinxteren | Guide me | Buro BK Vlissingen | 2002

Guide me

Decompressie | Decompression De Watertoren, Oost Souburg, Buro BK, Vlissingen [NL] 2002 Monique Camps, Frank Havermans, Frank Malcorps, Paul van Osch, Karin van Pinxteren . Photography by René de Wit . Fourteen jars on bodytemperature with the text ‘Guide me’,

Vêtements Protocollaires | Hostess performance |Karin van Pinxteren | Argument, Tilburg | 2000

Vêtements Protocollaires

. 1e Hostess-performance Vertoningsruimte Argument, Tilburg Juli 2000 project ZomerContacten groepszomerproject, doorlopend in de maand Juli.   .. . Integrale tekst uit mijn bijgehouden dagboek, hier en daar iets aangepast voor de leesbaarheid. . 13-07-2000 – dag 1 Badge. Onwennig.

Vêtements Protocollaires | Hostess performance |Karin van Pinxteren | Argument, Tilburg | 2000

Vêtements Protocollaires

. 1e Hostess-performance Vertoningsruimte Argument, Tilburg Juli 2000 project ZomerContacten groepszomerproject, doorlopend in de maand Juli.   .. . Integrale tekst uit mijn bijgehouden dagboek, hier en daar iets aangepast voor de leesbaarheid. . 13-07-2000 – dag 1 Badge. Onwennig.

Karin van Pinxteren - In Mutual Darkness 1

‘In Mutual Darkness’ – Present Company, New York

In mutual darkness digital piece – real time typing |  1:01 min. A concentrate of two people who have never met, only have spoken by email to each other during 1,5 year. Both trying to understand the other one and talking

Karin van Pinxteren - In Mutual Darkness 1

‘In Mutual Darkness’ – Present Company, New York

In mutual darkness digital piece – real time typing |  1:01 min. A concentrate of two people who have never met, only have spoken by email to each other during 1,5 year. Both trying to understand the other one and talking