Framer Framed in the Tolhuistuin,
Opening: 2015/10/22 18:00
Bas de Wit, Hadassah Emmerich
Presented to you by Framer Framed and SCHUNCK*
The exhibition Koempels will open on Thursday October 22nd, 18:00 at Framer Framed. The opening is in presence of artists and curator and writer/journalist/presentor Marcia Luyten will give a short introduction.
Koempels is a word from a dialect spoken in Limburg, a province in the south of the Netherlands, and means ‘mineworker’ but also ‘buddy’. The exhibition presents a new generation of a group of painters called ‘Amsterdamse Limburgers’ from the 1950s. In the exhibition, contemporary painting is combined with social and art historical research. Different cultures from the South and the North of the Netherlands are brought together in imagery, outlining how the relationship between periphery and centre has changed since the closing of the mines in Limburg (exactly 50 years ago).
Koempels is curated by Lene ter Haar in cooperation with Rik Meijers, and presents the work of seven different artists;
Joan van Barneveld
Sidi El Karchi
Bas de Wit