Maarten Davidse: Six perspectives on the usual (2016)

Six perspectives on the usual (fragment).
The monitor shows a 30 minute video with typed observations by six people on Dam Square in Amsterdam. The observers were asked to describe what happens when nothing happens. The result is a documentation of everything we unconsciously perceive, but do not register.

Six perspectives on the usual is part of  If you can see, look. If you can look, observe. The work is now on show in Gilbert De Bontridder: Look at me and see what I couldn’t see (yet) at Bonnefantenmuseum Maastricht (NL).

Leendert van der Meer: Retouches (2015-)

My neighbour had an ironic attitude towards my profession; he doubted the relevance of it. This frustrated me and gave me the urge to reveal the importance of it. Therefore I started applying the photographic medium to his profession: concierge. In doing so, I became a ‘photographic handyman’ who uses the camera as his tool.

Retouches is a series containing photographic interventions. By ‘installing’ printed images in the public domain I refurbish objects. In this process, photography not only serves as a tool; it also becomes a substitute for reality.

Marc Buchy: Fiducia (2015)

If the exhibition takes place in an organisation selling objects, drinks or whatever, bended coins have to be put in the cash register and used as normal money. Even if modifed, coins get back into their flow and classical use.

At Platforms Project in Athens: All three of us had a modified coin in a pocket and showed it to many people around.
Finally one spent it at the bar, one sold it as an art-object (doubled the value) and one just gave it away.

Platforms Project: The Shows

In and around Nico’s jacket: Heekyung Ryu, Ton Kraayeveld, Peter Baren, Frans van Lent, Kees Koomen,
Ton van Dalen, Juan Beladrich, Kitty van der Veer, Ellen Rodenberg, Mikio Saite, Maarten Schepers,
Nico Parlevliet, Royce Hobbs, Marc Buchy, Elia Torrecilia, Steve Giasson.

In and around Malou’s jacket: Yvette Teeuwen & Dominika Czajak, Juan Beladrich, Caz Egelie, Kees Koomen,
Elizabeth de Vaal, Kitty van der Veer, Nico Parlevliet, Mikio Saito, Maarten van der Veer, Ellen Rodenberg,
zijzelf, Marc Buchy, Marika Vandekraats,  Elia Torrecilia, Steve Giasson.

In and around Frans’ jacket: Kim Hospers, Ienke Kastelein, Kees Koomen, Maureen Bachaus, Jan Barel,
Maarten Schepers, Juan Beladrich, Kitty van der Veer, Mikio Saito, Heinrich Obst, Jane Domaliç, Frans van Lent,
Ellen Rodenberg, Marc Buchy, Elia Torrecilia, Lilla Magyari, Julia Dahee Hong,
Steve Giasson,

Every day we performed three special works by Elia Torrecilla, Josh Schwebel and Thomas Geiger, and one work extra by Steve Giasson!

And two sound pieces:
Nico Parlevliet: Door (2017)

Andrew McNiven: A Redistributed Garment, a Redistributed Wearer (2017)

The Realtime Radioshow

Unnoticed Art did a daily realtime-radioshow at Platforms Project in Athens.
Here it is:

Friday May 19,
Installation of the stands (preparations).

Saturday May 20,
Opening day, three times a walk through the building.

Sunday May 21,
Sunday morning, no visitors yet.

Monday May 22,
Somewhere between a professional conference in Greek
and the visitors of the gallery booths talking in English.

Tuesday May 23,
One of the staff members, Malou, carried the recorder while talking
and showing her jacket group show to individual visitors.

Wednesday May 24,
Metro ride, walk and preparations for a new day at Platforms project.

Thursday May 25,
The last 30 minutes of Unnoticed Art at the Platforms Project.

And here is our list!

Unnoticed art invited Elia Torrecilla (ESP), Josh Schwebel (CAN) and Thomas Geiger (GER)
to conceive a special performance concept for this occasion.
Apart from these three works Unnoticed Art also curated three group-shows, presented in the jackets of the staff members. In these group shows Unnoticed Art will present works of:

Maureen Bachaus, Jan Barel, Peter Baren, Juan Beladrich, Marc Buchy, Julia Dahee Hong, Ton van Dalen, Jane Domaliç, Caz Egelie, Steve Giasson, Rose Guitian, Royce Hobbs, Kim Hospers, Ton Kraayeveld, Ienke Kastelein, Kees Koomen, Frans van Lent, Lilla Magyari, Andrew McNiven, Heinrich Obst, Nico Parlevliet, Ellen Rodenberg, Heekyung Ryu, Mikio Saito, Maarten Schepers, Paul Shortt, Elia Torrecilla, Yvette Teeuwen & Dominika Czajak, Elizabeth de Vaal, Kitty van der Veer and Marika Vandekraats.

Unnoticed Art Prepares for Athens

Unnoticed Art
will present at Platforms Project, Athens, Greece.
May 20 – May 25 2017

Unnoticed art invited Elia Torrecilla (ESP), Josh Schwebel (CAN) and Thomas Geiger (GER)
to conceive a special performance concept for this occasion.
These (participatory-) performances will be carried out daily inside or outside the venue building.
A schedule will be available at the gallery booth.

Unnoticed Art will also make a realtime non-edited radioshow of one hour, daily published on this website.
First try-out will be available here May 19, 20:00 (EEST).

Our staff at Platforms Project will be Malou van Doormaal, Nico Parlevliet and Frans van Lent.
Each member of the staff will wear a jacket with a complete group-exhibit hidden on the inside. For private viewings only.
image© Paul Shortt ‘Modern Greetings’

Please donate to support us on Platforms Project.
Any amount will help us and is highly appreciated.

MishMash: #Undestroyable (2017)

This is not about fashion or design, but an art protest and a flash mob. 
The Russian Parliament (Duma) is going to pass a new federal law “On Renovation”, that people call “On Deportation”. The bill contradicts the 35th article of the Russian Constitution about the Right of Private Property and basically repeals the Constitution of 1993. 

According to the bill any house may be pronounced decrepit by the Moscow city authorities and transferred to the domain of the newly formed Renovation Department. From that moment people’s rights of Private Property on homes and apartments no longer apply. Owners and residents have to move out from their homes in 60 days after the notification and into locations provided by the Department. The bill does not leave owners and residents any options, such as choosing the new location, receiving financial compensation for the housing or investments made into homes.

This project encourages anyone to photograph their homes and print them on the shirts. An artistic expression for the present-day urban camouflage. No political slogans, as they can be punishable in today’s Russia, just – wear your houses. We are #undestroyable !

Stefan Klein: Sunflower Seeds (2016)

A bag with the shells of sunflower seeds that were secretly chewed by
Stefan Klein at the opening of Ai Wei Wei’s exhibition at the Tate Gallery
in 2010 smuggeled in the Berlin Biennale and secretly presented in
the palm of the museum guard during the opening hours.

Presented at the Berlin Biennale 2016
(Curated by Iva Kirova)