WITH ALL DUE RESPECT
BEAR Finals 2018
Bachelor Fine Art, Arnhem

Lente Brugge
— Sisyphus endlessly pushed a big rock up a steep mountain, rolling back to the bottom every time he almost reached the top. Could he have enjoyed his walk?

Delano Berendsen
— Aesthetics are bound to a certain period of time. They create conventions that are linked to that time. By neglecting the ideology of these aesthetics, style remains. Styles can be combined to create new conventions.

Data Bosma
— A distant obsession, a glorious hurt, a faraway lover is never lost. Traveling through zeros and ones makes it possible to be with them over and over again.

Rosan van Doeselaar
— We can’t all be activists and whistleblowers, but we are all consumers. You can choose to embrace this and use its power to improve the space around you.

Romar de Bonte
— I need an Eglo banker lamp to create a nice emerald glow on my desk. It will help me create a stoic mood which will aid me in my intellectual endeavours. On my desk is a black and white portrait of me in an armchair. Being smart and looking smart go hand in hand. Yet, I’m not an academic. I’m just trying to deal with the fact that everything is endlessly complicated.

Ruben Planting
— If you stop paying attention for a moment, a new car changes into a broken one. By using language and images I try to capture this change with a poetic and sometimes absurdist view. I am showing what’s going on at the moment without trying to convey a bigger message. But in the meantime the north pole is melting.

Danjelle Creemers
— The past gets out of sight because of layers and layers of sequenced experiences. In fact the past never really disappears. I still paint my grandfather’s still life’s, even though you cannot see them.

Willemijn Louws
— When walking through the forest, trees seem so slow as if they stand still. But what if trees perceive us as we perceive ants, running quick, almost invisible? Time being nothing more than cycles led by their imaginary duration?

Chantal van Lieshout
— Interdimensional Nostalgia: a strong desire – not to go back to a certain place or time – but to a sense of connection. A longing to enter the worlds of everything, to travel through reality’s dimensions. Do my stick insects know that I’m a living organism or am I like a god to them.

Matthijs Homs
— ‘The present state of the world and the whole of life is diseased. If I were a doctor and were asked for my advice, I should reply: Create silence! Bring men to silence. The word of God cannot be heard in the noisy world of today. And even if it were blazoned forth with all the panoply of noise so that it could be heard in the midst of all the other noise, then it would no longer be the Word of God. Therefore create Silence.’ — Søren Kierkegaard

Florian Lau
— And when it became spring, just basking in the sunshine was not good enough for Pippi, so she steps straight down into a ditch and starts jumping with joy in the water: It’s only in this country that we’ve got this idea that children shouldn’t walk in ditches, she explains, but in America, the ditches are so full of children that there isn’t any room for the water. Thinking like Pippi Longstocking is a good way for cracking open reality and discovering all the other possibilities.

Rikke Ter Horst
— Dehumidifier, echo, laundry detergent, amplifiers, breaths, tanning beds, condensation, guitar pedals, bed sheets, cables, grass.

Karlijn Janssen
— Sewing ice that broke by walking through. Was the ice the cause or was I? Where to be placed, how to move? Playing along with my fellow reds in the sky.

Hella Den Boon
— Someone once told me I shouldn’t show my stockings during a performance. Someone once told me I couldn’t be a feminist or art student if the housewife life sounded appealing to me. Someone once told me I shouldn’t make furniture if I didn’t really want to and that I should stick to the crafts that I’m already good at, like crocheting. Well, I don’t like being told what I can and can’t do, so here I show that I’m every woman; the seducer, the care-taker, and the builder.

Sanne de Haan
— I’m a genuine dreamer, that’s why I sleep so much.

Martinus Papilaja
— Is it possible to translate the distance between urge and need in handwriting?

Birgit Bemers
— My name is 2 pink 9 orange 9 orange 7 blue 9 orange 2 pink 2 pink 5 pink 4 green 5 pink 9 orange 1 yellow.

Zaid Al-Lozi
— Beauty is most important. Beauty in Jordan is not beauty in Holland. But simultaneously, beauty in Jordan is also beauty in Holland. It is about looking for this deep shared sense of beauty that one can never truly find.

BASE FOR EXPERIMENT, ART AND RESEARCH (FINE ART ARNHEM)
BEAR FINALS 2018
WITH ALL DUE RESPECT

With all due respect, maybe you could have a closer look. Yes, indeed, you overlooked. No worries. No, no, we are not very loud, but we are here and we have something to say.

You expected something different? Yes, we can imagine. Ah beauty, indeed, you came here looking for beauty? With all due respect, art is not the icing on the boring cupcake of reality.

Difficult, yes, it is not always easy to encounter art. With all due respect, if art was easy, it would mean that it was familiar, something you knew or saw before. Art is something out of the ordinary that takes effort, always.

The self-contained artist, the weird individual, you like to hear stories about him? With all due respect, in art respect for something outside oneself is always there, for a subject matter, for material for thoughts, however respect is impossible without willfulness.

What the overall theme of this exhibition is? The core of my curatorial statement? With all due respect, what could I possibly add…

Laura van Grinsven,
Curator and Lecturer at BEAR,
ArtEZ Hogeschool voor de kunsten

BEAR FINALS
04 july — 08 july
Oude Kraan 26, Arnhem

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PARTICIPANTS
Lente Brugge
Delano Berendsen
Data Bosma
Rosan van Doeselaar
Romar de Bonte
Ruben Planting
Danjelle Creemers
Willemijn Louws
Chantal van Lieshout
Matthijs Homs
Florian Lau
Rikke ter Horst
Karlijn Janssen
Hella den Boon
Sanne de Haan
Martinus Papilaja
Birgit Bemers
Zaid Al-Lozi

04.07.2018 — 19.06.2018