NEWS

Me and Mr. Smithson’s
Mixed media, 2021, Amsterdam – Emmen
120 x 100 cm., photographic collage, embroidery, Bell helicopter 1:43

The Four Seasons 
Opening Monday 1 November 17.30 hrs, free entrance
Monday 1 November 2021 – Wednesday 9 March 2022
Open Monday – Friday 12.00 – 18.00 hrs
Sociëteit Arti, Rokin 112, Amsterdam
tentoonstelling/de-vier-seizoenen/

Me and Mr. Smithson’s | © 2021 Friso Witteveen
Amsterdam The Netherlands

Somewhat Older News

Odes ChJC
Mixed media, 2018, Amsterdam
32 x 42 cm., Illustration on Artpaper, framed

Hurray, Summer keeps coming
Exhibition 26 July – 8 September 2021
Sociëteit Arti, Rokin 112, Amsterdam
tentoonstelling/hurray-summer-keeps-coming/

Visual artists Friso Witteveen and Harald Schole, initiators of this 4th
Summer exhibition, ask artist members of Arti to reflect on the theme.
With special thanks to de Gemeente Amsterdam

Odes ChJc | © 2021 Friso Witteveen
Amsterdam The Netherlands

DIET C
Installation by Friso Witteveen, 2020, Amsterdam
120 x 140 x 30 cm., neon sign DIET, text illuminated in a timed sequence,
4 Coca Cola bottles 250ml.

Friso Witteveen DIET-C Artwork Amsterdam 2020

Salon 2020 New work Exhibition 10 december 2020 – 28 March 2021
Arti et Amicitiae, Rokin 112, Amsterdam
tentoonstelling/salon-2020

Statistics show that there are more COVID-19 deaths among the elderly and
people in poor health and overweight. It is precisely because of the Corona
pandemic that governments are once again pointing out the importance of
good health. Besides too much drugs or booze, too much sugar is no good.
And yet the soft drink lobby has kept them from levying a so-called sugar tax
for years and years. Have some Coke – and smile.

DIET C | © 2020 Friso Witteveen
Amsterdam The Netherlands

ARTI 2.020
Exhibition 1 September – 28 Oktober 2020
Sociëteit Arti, Rokin 112, Amsterdam
tentoonstelling/arti-2-020-zomersalon


ARTI 2.020 is the third summer members’ exhibition in the club of the
Amsterdam artistsclub Arti et Amicitiae, with recent work by artist members.
The exhibition title 2.020, two point zero, refers to the next level; the freedom
to show new visions, with perspective to new and better times. The numbers
zero twenty naturally refer to Amsterdam, an idiosyncratic city that offers a
stage for many cultures.

Visual artists Friso Witteveen and Harald Schole, initiators of the exhibition
ARTI 2.020 ask artist members of Arti to reflect on the theme.
With special thanks to de Gemeente Amsterdam

Poster by Friso Witteveen and Harald Schole ©2020

ARTI 2.020 | © 2020 Friso Witteveen
Amsterdam The Netherlands

DTWYCA 2
Installation by Friso Witteveen, 2019, Amsterdam
50 x 25 x 60 cm., anodized aluminum, acrylic,
perfume bottles and box & Eau de Toilette (EdT)

Friso Witteveen DTWYCA (DON'T TOUCH WHAT YOU CAN'T AFFORD) december 2019 amsterdam

Salon 2019 New work 6 December 2019 – 5 January 2020
Arti et Amicitiae, Rokin 112, Amsterdam
tentoonstelling/Salon-2019/

DTWYCA | © 2019 Friso Witteveen
Amsterdam The Netherlands

Odes MB
Mixed media, 2019, Amsterdam
32 x 42 cm., Illustration on Artpaper, framed

Friso Witteveen Odes Artwork Amsterdam 2019

Art ‘n Society 2019 Exhibition 16 July – 3 September 2019
Sociëteit Arti, Rokin 112, Amsterdam
tentoonstelling/art-n-society

Visual artists Friso Witteveen and Harald Schole, initiators of the second
Summer exhibition Art ‘n Society ask artist members to reflect on the theme.
Het Parool – Arti et Amicitiae gaat op de zelfreflectieve tour

Odes MB | © 2019 Friso Witteveen
Amsterdam The Netherlands

Sky Fall Angel 
Site-specific installation by Friso Witteveen, 2019, Culemborg
600 x 150 x 150 cm., Sculpture of Saint Barbara & ‘Ornithopter’
wooden frame (thnx to ArtDep. Wilbert van Dorp), Gobelin tulle, paint

Friso Witteveen Sky Fall Angel 2019 Grote of BarbaraKerk Culemborg

Boven de Kronen ‘Above the Chandeliers’ 2019 9 June – 7 July 2019
Grote of Barbarakerk, Grote Kerkstraat 2, Culemborg

Nine artists create hanging / floating artworks in response to the
age-old building and monumental space… ‘Above the Chandeliers’.

Impressed by the overwhelming openness of the architecture and the
abundance of light in the ancient church, it cannot be otherwise than
be drawn and taken away – to float away.
The Holy Barbara, she still seems to be around. High, high above the
Crowns. Airy, slightly floating, as in ‘an ongoing dream’. Or not –
and are her wings like Icarus?  Above the Crowns – Sky Fall Angel.

It is 500 years since Leonardo da Vinci died (15.04.1452-02.05. 1519).
In 1490 he did his first study and research with the ‘Ornithopter’ into human
bird flight. Because the human body was too heavy to fly independently,
Da Vinci developed levers on hands and feet that
could move the wings. 

Sky Fall Angel | © 2019 Friso Witteveen
Amsterdam The Netherlands

Older News

In Situ
Installation, 2018, Amsterdam
31 x 31 x 100 cm., paraffine, turntable motor 220v., cast iron candlestick,
velvet pedestal, wooden spire, brass horn, scale model Pope

Friso Witteveen In Situ 2019 Amsterdam
Schimmelpennink Int. Gallery Amsterdam 2019 16 March – 27 April 2019
Gallery Schimmelpennink, Plantage Middenlaan 19-21, Amsterdam
galleryschimmelpennink.nl

In Situ | © 2019 Friso Witteveen
Amsterdam The Netherlands

A Study
Installation, 2016, Amsterdam
100 x 30 x 60 cm., wood, led-lightbox, 14 prints, newspaper

Artists in Diemen III 2019 31 January – 3 February 2019
Venduhuis de Eland en de Zon, Weesperstraat 110, Diemen
kunstinzicht.nl/artistsindiemen3

A Study | © 2016 Friso Witteveen
Amsterdam The Netherlands

In Situ 
Installation, 2018, Amsterdam
31 x 31 x 100 cm., paraffine, turntable motor 220v.,
cast iron candlestick, velvet pedestal.

Salon 2018 New work 22 December 2018 – 23 January 2019
Arti et Amicitiae, Rokin 112, Amsterdam
tentoonstelling/Salon-2018/

In Situ | © 2018 Friso Witteveen
Amsterdam The Netherlands

Colourful City – Kleurrijk Amsterdam 2018
Exhibition 17 July – 24 August 2018
Sociëteit Arti, Rokin 112, Amsterdam
tentoonstelling/Colourful City – Kleurrijk Amsterdam

Visual artists Friso Witteveen and Harald Schole, initiators of this exhibition
Colourful City – Kleurrijk Amsterdam asked artist members of Arti et
Amicitiae to reflect on the theme.

Colourful City Kleurrijk Amsterdam | 2018 Friso Witteveen
Amsterdam The Netherlands

ARTEM NON ODIT NISI IGNARUS
Site-specific installation by Friso Witteveen, 2018, Amsterdam
206 x 100 x 50 cm., fallow deer head mount,
Momo Velia Deviluke® ‘Bunny’, flags, wooden frame, jute, paint.

Friso Witteveen Fireplace 2018 Artwork amsterdam

Temporary artwork, Mantelpiece Sociëteit, Rokin 112, Amsterdam

De Schouw 2018 25 June – 18 July 2018
Sociëteit Arti, Rokin 112, Amsterdam

In 1893/94, the layout of the Arti et Amicitiae building was changed under
the direction of H.P. Berlage and A.C. Bleys. The club (Sociëteit) on the
ground floor dates from that time, the mantelpiece executed in seventeenth
century style is a design by Bleys. The wooden ceiling, divided into
compartments, was originally painted with ornaments.

Above the monumental fireplace there has been for decades a fine
painting by Hendrik W. Jansen – Gezicht op Wittenburg (around 1900,
oil on canvas, app. 200 x 100 cm.) – now temporarily replaced.

ARTEM NON ODIT NISI IGNARUS | © 2018 Friso Witteveen
Amsterdam The Netherlands

Final Vinyl Ext.
PUNK+DANCE+ART ANGRY MOVEMENTS 2018 
28 january – 13 may 2018
SCHUNCK* Bongerd 18, Heerlen
schunck.nl/agenda/punk-dans-kunst/

Reviews:
29.01.2018 Alex de Vries Mister Motley
23.02.2018 Annette Embrechts De Volkskrant
07.03.2018 Nina Siegal New York Times
17.04.2018 Domeniek Ruyters MetropolisM

Over thirty years after the provocative cult classic Hail the New Puritan
by video artist Charles Atlas and top dancer-cum-choreographer
Michael Clark, this dynamic triangle has once again been put in the spotlight.

This docufantasy is a fictitious portrait of a day in the life of Scottish dancer
Michael Clark in the decadent post-punk London of the 1980s.
In the exhibition we see the subversive creativity and the physical, ironic
language used in Hail reflected in the work of contemporaries of Clark and
Atlas’s day, as welt as among modern-day artists active in visual art and
dance, music and pop culture, with their rebellious expressions.

Guest curator and choreographer Karin Post has put together, exclusively for
SCHUNCK* and schrit_tmacher festival, a modern-day collage of movement,
image and sound, which traces the influence of punk sub-culture and its
‘angry movements’ in dance and visual art.

Artists:
Charles Atlas, Karole Armitage, Roger Ballen, Fernando Belfiore, Marc Bijl,
Rob Birza & Berend Strik, Andrea Božić, Gilbert & George, Florentina Holzinger,
Hugo Kaagman, Gerald van der Kaap, Bastienne Kramer, Louise Lecavalier,
Joep van Lieshout, Rik Meijers, Clunie Reid, Lydia Schouten, Ton Simons, Sorbus,
Lucy Suggate, Marjan Teeuwen, Moniek Toebosch, Igor Vrebac, Friso Witteveen.

Final Vinyl Ext. | © 2018 Friso Witteveen
Amsterdam The Netherlands

DTWYCA
Temporary installation, 2017, Amsterdam
190 x 90 x 50 cm., bronze & dark chocolate on pedestal, wood

friso witteveen dtwyca (don't touch what you can't afford) december 2017 amsterdam

Salon 2017 New work 1 december 2017 – 7 januari 2018
Arti et Amicitiae, Rokin 112, Amsterdam
tentoonstelling/salon-2017/

DTWYCA | © 2017 Friso Witteveen
Amsterdam The Netherlands

MATRAS (Mattress)
Proposal Artwork LGBT 2017

Hoedemakerplein Enschede Netherlands
Second choice in a public-participation traject

Amphitheatre, ±7 x 7 x 0,75 m., fair-faced concrete &
rainbow color/light element, ±6 x 0,8 m.,
steel, colored tempered glass/acrylic glass, ground-light

How to ‘Celebrate the idea of ​​(sexual) freedom’ in public space – in Enschede?

Friso Witteveen Matras Enschede 2017

Friso Witteveen Matras Enschede 2017

The Hoedemakerplein Enschede seems to be a somewhat characterless,
funnel-like connection to the center. By creating an attractive urban element,
the continuous bicycle/pedestrian promenade can be positively transformed.
A colorful LGBT work of art, as a landmark clearly and visibly present, and
with room for meeting: inviting for public gathering, for exposing, viewing,
discussing and/or possibly ‘fighting our freedoms’.

The Amphitheatre is the inspiration for a contemporary gathering place
focused on the square. Distinctive due to clear use of materials, partly
above ground level, partly submerged. Inviting for sitting, climbing,
discussing and playing – from a new Enschede’s stage.
The rainbow color/light element is based on Jan Kuyt’s original
light-ornament on the former V&D building. Delivered before WWII
in 1939, when no freedom was negotiable, but disappeared in the 1980s.
The color/light element, high and slender, ‘highlight’ the underlying
Amphitheatre – daytime colored by daylight, in the evening illuminated
from the inside (ground spot).

Matras  | © 2017 Friso Witteveen
Amsterdam The Netherlands

A Study
Installation, 2016, Amsterdam
100 x 30 x 60 cm., wood, led-lightbox, 14 prints, newspaper

friso witteveen a study salon 2016

Salon 2016 New work 24 december 2016 – 15 januari 2017,
Arti et Amicitiae, Rokin 112, Amsterdam
tentoonstelling/salon-2016/

Newspaper used in the installation – Volkskrant December 2007
with photography by Francesco Zizola, Malange, Angola 2003 &
Stephan Vanfleteren, portrait Maman Nicole Rosalie

A Study | © 2016 Friso Witteveen
Amsterdam The Netherlands