WHERE DO YOU FEEL AT HOME?
Currently 1.8 million inhabitants of non-Dutch origin live in the Netherlands. Together they represent two hundred nationalities, of which 142 nationalities live in Amstelveen alone. ‘HOME Art Project’ is an art project in which visual artist Stephanie Rhode connects different inhabitants, nationalities and backgrounds through a universal theme such as HOME. The current developments put an extra emphasis on the importance of being and feeling at home.
For this art project, Rhode photographs people holding a white house of wool and asks participants where they feel at home and why. This results in the so-called ‘soul photos’, in which the participant is depicted from the back, aiding in the visualisation of participants thoughts and feelings on the subject of home.
From March to May 2023 the first pre-exhibition took place at the COBRA Museum of Modern Art in Amstelveen. And from June till August 2023 more photos were exhibited at Schouwburg Amstelveen
In addition to a digital catalog in which all photos and anonymous statements from the participants are bundled, the art project will now be completed with an overview exhibition, September 21st to October 22nd, 2023, in the open air in Amstelveen. It is planned that the exhibition will then travel further, perhaps even to all 142 countries, to show the connection between Amstelveen and the Netherlands and the rest of the world.
The HOME Art Project finishes with an outdoor retrospective exhibition. A printed and digital catalog will be published in the month of November. During this exhibition of the HOME Art Project, the photos taken for the project will be presented in the form of flags, which will be visible and accessible to everyone in an open-air setting. These flags will be on display along the edge of Broersepark and some on the square of Atelier 2005 in Amstelveen.
From 21th of September -22th of October 2023
Thanks to Stichting STOKROOS and Gemeente Amstelveen
HOME Art Project is an ongoing art project for all residents of Amstelveen and their 139 different nationalities. Stephanie Rhode photographed people from Amstelveen with a white house made of wool. These photos are on display in this pre-exhibition. In doing so, she asked the questions, “What does HOME mean to you? Is it your friends and family, personal belongings or is it perhaps a place in nature or a certain environment that makes you feel at home? In short, what do you associate with HOME?”
I ask the people I photograph if they can think deeply about the topic HOME while taking the picture, because I want to take a photo in which the thoughts and feelings of the person become visible. Do people adopt a certain posture when they think about their home? Can one see in their pose in which mood or state of mind someone is? These are questions I am looking to answer, I want to make these emotions visible. The viewer sees the photographed person from behind, so he looks into the picture with the person, but he also sees the person’s posture. Exhibition at COBRA Museum Amstelveen.
Thanks to Stichting STOKROOS and Gemeente Amstelveen
Currently 1.8 million inhabitants of non-Dutch origin live in the Netherlands. Together they represent two hundred nationalities, of which 139 nationalities live in Amstelveen alone. ‘HOME Art Project’ is an art project in which visual artist I trie to make a connection between inhabitants from different nationalities and backgrounds through a universal theme such as HOME.
The small plants and flowers that bloom along the banks of the Amstel and the Waver (small river near the Amstel) caught my attention. With astonishment I saw how they changed on a daily basis from cautious stalks into a large strong plant, before returning the earth and eventually be overgrown by other plants. A simple and everyday phenomenon, but when you stand still you suddenly see it through different eyes. film
8th edition of the Amstelveen Triennial: 19 June – 30 August 2020 | Cobra-Museum Amstelveen
Tekenen op vakantie of wel Urban Sketching
Tekenen op vakantie, tijdens een stedentrip of gewoon in de natuur wordt ook wel Urban Sketching genoemd. De Urban Sketching beweging is in 2007 in de stad Seattle ontstaan en inmiddels zijn er wereldwijd duizenden kunstenaars en hobbyisten die zich er mee bezig houden. Meestal wordt in tekenboeken schetsmatig getekend, geaquarelleerd en met collages gewerkt. Het is een soort getekend verslag van wat men dagelijks ziet en meemaakt.
Tijdens deze workshop leer je hoe je een vakantieschetsboek maakt en welke technieken je kunt toepassen voor een snelle of juist uitgebreidere schets. De lessen worden zowel in mijn atelier als ook buiten gegeven. Onderwerp zijn: Welk motief kies ik en hoe zet ik dit om op papier? Welk materiaal is handig om mee te nemen op vakantie en welke papiersoorten kan ik het beste gebruiken? Buiten wordt gewerkt met korte opdrachten, aansluitend wordt het werk besproken. Voor wie daar belangstelling voor heeft is er ook uitleg over het tekenen op de smartphone. Aan het eind van de cursus weet je hoe je tijdens je vakantie een reisverslag op papier kunt maken. Ervaring is niet nodig, de lessen zijn geschikt voor beginners en gevorderden. meld je aan
Nieuwe data workshop: 25 & 26 juli | 29 & 30 augustus 2020
Ambassador Nathalie Lintvelt of the Dutch Embassy in Lima visited the mural that artist Stephanie Rhode created in early August in collaboration with a large group of very enthusiastic children from Villa El Salvador. Villa El Salvador is a suburb, and former slum, of Lima. As well as the partner city of Amstelveen. More information can be found in this Pressrelease (Englisch), El Comercio, Article (dutch) and Book Mural