Trace of muse

And this is the edition I made for l’Anniversaire de l’Art: Trace of Muse. You might remember the first appearance when I was having a beer during my residency in France in 2008. Or the search for her under water as a Malieveld-action off-site in France. During my research in the USA she also appeared in San Francisco at Montgomery. I even have a text on shard about her! These are stones taken from the Sorgue River on January 5, 2023. It is an edition of five footprints of the muse I keep encountering. The colour comes from pigment I got from Roussillon near the source of the Sorgue river:

Kees Koomen: Trace of Muse (edition of five) – 2023

HOK Gallery

HOK CELEBRATES ART’S 1.000.060th BIRTHDAY

And I will participate in this with an edition of five prints of which I will show three:

Just a few more nights’ sleep and it’s Art’s birthday. And HOK will be celebrating with a group exhibition! So put on a paper hat and join the fun. Just the Fluxus way.

To celebrate the 1,000,060th anniversary of art, HOK will transform into a FLUXUS gift shop for 60 minutes on Tuesday, January 17, at 8pm. Here the birthday art can be viewed, purchased, and taken home with you. With prices ranging from 6 to 60 euros.
The 60-minute sound of the FLUXUS gift shop will be broadcast as noise on the “Art’s Birthday” network and will be heard from Tokyo to Vancouver.

Didn’t Yoko Ono present her little bulbs ball of air to the MOMA gift shop, for the visitors to take home something unforgettable?
And what are we taking home from HOK this birthday? A genuine, unadulterated multiple by one of HOK’s ever increasing bunch of free-spirited artists and friends. That is: a signed and numbered piece of art, made in a small edition, at a friendly price. A print, a piece of ceramic, a button, a doll, a piece of fabric? Whatever the artists set their minds to. As long as it’s playful and not too serious.

You are totally invited for those 60 minutes, to share a slice of cake, fold a paper hat and stuff your bags. Bob Lens’ alarm clock concert has been silenced and with Willem de Ridder, Fluxus Northern Europe chapter has lost its chairman and mail order entrepreneur, but we are all still here to brew a party.

The multiples will remain on view and can be obtained in HOK even after the anniversary, the entire weekend of Friday 20, Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 January, in the afternoon from 1 to 5.

HOK Gallery

Mingle 2

Somewhere before new years eve I was asked by Dutch artist Frans van Lent to participate in his Project Mingle 2. He was to call me 15.00 h, January 1st. He asked me to answer the phone and say nothing. After one minute he would end the connection. He asked me to put the phone on loudspeaker. All this I did. He asked a number of international artists to do the same.

Yesterday the project was published as a sound-piece, You can find it here!

Other participants are:

Frits Dijcks,  Den Haag (NL)
Ienke Kastelein, Utrecht (NL)
Manuela Macco, Biella (IT)
Annie Abrahams, Vollenhove (NL)
Carron Little, Glasgow (UK)
Myrna van Lent, Barendrecht (NL)
Selma Boskailo, Berlin (DE)
Thomas Meijerman, Rotterdam (NL)
Pablo Lopez Jordan, Murcia (ES)
Kees Koomen, Den Haag (NL)
Josh Schwebel, Berlin (DE)
Deirdre Macleod, Cramond Island (UK)
Martine Viale, Perpignan (FR)
Jello Reumer, Maumont (FR)
Paul Henning, Wierre-Effroy (FR)
Geerten Ten Bosch, Dordrecht (NL)
Max Wyse, Perpignan (FR)
Nico Parlevliet, Dordrecht (NL)
Elia Torrecilla, Vigo (ES)
Susana Mendes Silva, Lisbon (PT)
Leonard Passchier, Paris (FR)
Jos Deuss, Dordrecht (NL)
John G. Boehme, Victoria BC (CA)  Hautefort, France.
1 January 2023 14:00 – 16:00 CET.

Mingle1 took place on 20 July 2019.