Sylvie Zijlmans/Hewald Jongenelis 1962

Lives in Amsterdam. Works in Amsterdam.
Represented by:

andriesse eyck galerie

Drawing, meticulously staged photographs, sculptures and video are part of the wide range of practices in the works of Sylvie Zijlmans (Geertruidenberg NL, 1964) and Hewald Jongenelis (Etten-Leur NL, 1962). Since the beginnings their work is based on questioning our society. Their recent dynamic drawings spur people up to take action and look differently to today political and social issues. The drawings result from the overwhelming theatrical installation ‘The Magnetic North & The Idea of Freedom’(2017) shown at Museum Boijmans van Beuningen in which local issues of a Dutch subburb are connected with bigger themes such as the experience of individual liberty and the current refugee crisis. They thus turned everyday life of an expanding city into a metaphor for our time. The earlier photographs are based on incidents that bring disruption to many people’s lives. Dramas of devastation and destruction relating to today’s political and economic crisis, reduced to a human scale. Leaking ceilings, flooded interiors, mould-encrusted walls, collapsing homes. Among all this chaos, Zijlmans & Jongenelis present us with images that envision new possibilities and shapes a new order.

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Sylvie Zijlmans Born 1964, Geertruidenberg Lives and works in Amsterdam Hewald Jongenelis Born 1962, Etten-leur Lives and works in Amsterdam Selected recent exhibitions Solo 2018 MANIFESTATIONS OF OPTIMISM, andriesse eyck galerie, Amsterdam 2017 The Magnetic North & The Idea of Freedom, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen 2015 Het Theater Van De Tijdelijke Evacuatie, Nieuw Dakota, Amsterdam 2012 What goes up, Galerie de Expeditie The Present, The Elimination of Possibilities, Stedelijk Museum Schiedam 2011 ArtParis, Grandpalais, Paris 2010 Dutch Government Building, The Hague 2009 Ten to One, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, with Hewald jongenelis 2008 Ceac artcentre Xiamen, china, Fulltime economics, with H. Jongenelis 2007 Kunsthaus Essen, Essen The Visitor, Galerie der Stadt Backnang, Backang 2006 The Uninvited, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam Group 2016 Tweetakt, Fort Ruigenbroek, Groenekan 2015 Pudding, Art- Deli, Amsterdam 2014 Paradocs Idfa screening, Amsterdam Art weekend Rolling Snowball/5, Djupivorgur, Iceland Chinese European Art Center 15 Years Anniversary ,Xiamen 2013 Yes Naturally, Screening of The Wishing Well, The Common in Gemeentemuseum The Hague Photography Extended, Museum het Valkhof Dirty Pastels Collection, in collaboration with H. Jongenelis, SPRMRKT, Amsterdam TOPFLOOR, DordtYart, Dordrecht Raw China Expo, Rotterdam 2012 Contemporary Istanbul Art Fair, Galerie de Expeditie, Istanbul,TR Pan Amsterdam, Galerie de Expeditie View Point, Museum for Photography Huis Marseille, Netherlands De Nederlandse identiteit? Half suiker, half zand, Museum de paviljoens, Almere La La La Human Steps, A selection from the collection of Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Istanbul Museum of Modern Art 2011 The 3rd Dali International Photography Exhibition, China 2010 Anningahof, sculptureshow with H. Jongenelis Gallery Tanya Rumpff, Haarlem 2009 Superstories, Z33 Hasselt Repeat please, SM s’Hertogenbosch 2008 Kijken naar Haarlem Oost, Petrusschool Haarlem Ander kant, Gruuthuuse Museum Brugge In stock-uitstock, galerie Tanya Rumpff, Haarlem Aanwinsten, Stedlijk Museum Schiedam Art Amsterdam, Amsterdam