Joris de Vries
Jan van der Horst
Frits de Coninck
In the midst of the exhibition Night and Day, which shows work from the legacy of visual artist Jaap de Vries, five people who have known the artist discuss into the meaning of his work and artistry: Joris de Vries, son of the artist, Raymond Barion, visual artist and former teacher of Jaap de Vries, Jan van der Horst, lawyer and collector, Frits de Coninck, art critic and friend of Jaap de Vries. Rebecca Nelemans, publicist, leads the conversation.
In a table conversation with 5 people who knew Jaap de Vries, his artistry will be discussed. Themes that will be talked about include the violence as an intrinsic human power and threat, painting as an act of violence, the beauty of death as an integral part of life, Francis Bacon as a source of inspiration and the studio as a way of artistic thinking.
In addition, the question about how current the work of the Vries is, what context it belongs to and how to deal with a work of him in your living room or collection.
For € 5,00 (including 1 drink) you can attend this meeting, PARK is open from 7pm that night.