In the exhibition Nothing But Good Live 47 artists from the Netherlands and abroad show that they stand in a tradition. Participating artists from all over the world link themselves with one inspiring predecessor, thereby exposing bloodlines throughout the history of art. Participants understand that they are part of the arts as an organism in constant motion.
The exhibition is based on the blog Nothing But Good. It exists since early 2013 and is initiated by Michael de Kok, René Korten and Reinoud van Vught. Invited artists provide a contribution in which they connect with an artist who is no longer alive, but who has had an essential influence on their practice as an artist. Nothing but good should be said of the dead, hence the title of the blog.
In this exhibition one work is shown of each artist who made a contribution to the blog up to March 2014. Some of these artists never exhibited in the Netherlands before. The work of the chosen predecessors is shown as a small reproduction in a timeline on the long table in the exhibition space.
The opening on Saturday, March 22 at 5 pm is performed by Het Retorisch Kwartet, consisting of Bernadette van Leeuwen (mezzo-soprano), Olphaert den Otter (counter-tenor and participating artist), Henk van Niekerk (tenor) en Peter Hilton (baritone).
Participating artists: Aart Houtman, Alain Biltereyst, Anthony Cudahy, Arno Kramer, Attila Szűcs, Aquil Copier, Bart Slangen, Bettie van Haaster, Carlos Caballero, Cecilia Vissers, Claudia Kölgen, Elka Oudenampsen, Erin Lawlor, Gideon Rubin, Hans de Bruijn, Henk Duijn, Hernan Ardila Delgado, Jan van de Pavert, Janaina Tschäpe, Johan De Wilde, John Van Oers, Katinka Lampe, Katrien De Blauwer, Koen van den Broek, Lisa Couwenbergh, Linda Arts, Marc Mulders, Martijn Schuppers, Matthew Fisher, Michael de Kok, Mil Ceulemans, Olphaert den Otter, Paul den Hollander, Pere Llobera, René Korten, Reinoud van Vught, Robert Zandvliet, Sarah Verbeek, Seet van Hout, Simon Schrikker, Stefan Peters, T.J. Donovan,Thomas Bogaert, Toon Teeken, Toon Verhoef, Willem Sanders and Yifat Gat.
Het Retorisch Kwartet performing during the opening
In the media:
(****) 'Layered exhibition. Impressive exhibit space. It is interesting to see where a contemporary work differs from the example.'
'In Tilburg 47 artists show that they are influenced by deceased predecessors. Tip of the month.'
Aart Houtman, Atelierschilderij (Mijn atelier op de academie en in 2014 ('44)), 2014, acrylic and oil on linen, 285,5 x 200 cm
Alain Biltereyst, Untitled, 2012, acrylic on plywood, 16,5 x 23 cm
Anthony Cudahy, Persistant Fall, 2014, oil and gouache on canvas, 25,4 x 20,3 cm (2x)
Aquil Copier, Zonder Titel, 2013, oil and spraypaint on canvas, 80 x 60 cm
Arno Kramer, Zonder Titel, 2011, watercolor and charcoal on paper, 43 x 51,6 cm
Attila Szűcs, Girl looking down her hands, 2011, oil on canvas, 40 x 50 cm
Bart Slangen, Diamond Beach, 2013, oil on canvas, 80 x 80 cm
Bettie van Haaster, Nachtboot, 2011, oil on linen, 35 x 25 cm
Carlos Caballero, August Afternoon, from the series Autobiographical Memory, 2013 , oil on canvas , 132 x 157,5 cm
Cecilia Vissers, SO FAR , 2012, multiple, edition of 25, anodized aluminum, each part 20 x 8,5 x 1 cm
Claudia Kölgen, Looking at me, 2014, C-print, 19,5 x 30 cm
Elka Oudenampsen, Personage dat onzichtbaar in een Tijdschrift leeft, 2013, oil on canvas, 120 x 95 cm
Erin Lawlor, In flagrante, 2013, oil on linen, 81 x 60 cm
Gideon Rubin, Untitled (nude), 2014, oil on linen, 30 x 25 cm
Hans de Bruijn, Black on off-white and black and brownish grey, 2008, oil on canvas, 200 x 150 cm
Henk Duijn, Zonder Titel, 2012, acrylic on wood, 30 x 40 cm
Hernan Ardila Delgado, Untitled, 2013, oil on canvas, 39,5 x 35 x 6 cm
Jan van de Pavert, De shisha, 2014, acrylic on canvas, 152 x 175 cm
Janaina Tschäpe, Untitled Painting 7, 2013, mixed media on watercolor paper, 101,6 x 152,4 cm
Johan De Wilde, History052, 2014, drawing, 21 x 29,7 cm
John Van Oers, A Separation, 2014, mixed media, changeable size
Katinka Lampe, 506001, 2010, oil on linen, 60 x 50 cm
Katrien De Blauwer, Sehnsucht (6), 2012, found materials, 11 x 16 cm
Koen van den Broek, Solution, 2006, oil on canvas, 135 cm x 90 cm
Linda Arts, Untitled #213, 2009, oil on woodpanel, 60 x 90 cm
Lisa Couwenbergh, The Cabinet, 2012, acrylic on canvas, 260 x 235 cm
Marc Mulders, Untitled, 2012, oil on linen, 270 x 160 cm
Martijn Schuppers, #1309, 2013, acrylic, alkyd and oil on polyester canvas, 130 x 90 cm
Matthew Fisher, Empty Quarter, 2014, ink and collage on antique paper, 24,7 x 16,5 cm
Michael de Kok, Untitled, 2013, oil on linen, 50 x 60 cm
Mil Ceulemans, Cycle of Growth, Cycle of Decay, 2012-2013, oil on linen, 200 x 140 cm, MRCS670
Olphaert den Otter, Paolo e Francesca, 2012, egg tempera on canvas / panel, 50 x 81 cm
Paul den Hollander, Luminous Garden #85, 2011, C-print, 120 x 95 cm
Pere Llobera, Presagio (Premonition), 2013, oil on canvas, 31 x 43 cm
Reinoud van Vught, Untitled, 2014, ink, acrylic and bistre on paper, 24 x 30 cm
René Korten, Terra Firma 3, 2011, acrylic on mdf, 90 x 60 cm
Robert Zandvliet, Strange Stone, 2011, egg tempera & spray on linen, 231 x 144 cm
Sarah Verbeek, Untitled, 2012, oil on canvas, 50 x 65 cm
Seet van Hout, Black Iris, 2013, acrylic and embroidery on canvas, 200 x 150 cm
Simon Schrikker, Untitled, 2012, oil on linen, 100 x 80 cm
Stefan Peters, Malá Morávka, Czech Republic, 2013, acrylic on canvas, 120 cm diameter
T.J. Donovan, Terrified Painting, video, 11:04 min
Toon Teeken, About aloft, 2013, oil on linen, 100 x 180 cm
Toon Verhoef, No Title, 2014, 80 x 150 cm
Willem Sanders, Bormida Landscape 03, 2013, oil on linen, 200 x 140 cm
Yifat Gat, Painting, 2013 , oil on canvas, 30 x 30 cm