DTWYCA | Salon 2019 New work
Installation by Friso Witteveen, 2019, Amsterdam
50 x 25 x 60 cm., anodized aluminum, acrylic,
perfume bottle and box & Eau de Toilette (EdT)

Opening Friday 6 December 19 hrs. – Free Entrance
Expo 6 December 2019 – 5 January 2020
Tuesday – Friday 12-21 hrs., Saturday/Sunday 12-17 hrs.
Expo closed on 25, 26 December 2019 & 1 January 2020
Salon 2019 New work, Arti et Amicitiae,
Rokin 112, Amsterdam

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

DTWYCA | © 2019 Friso Witteveen

Somewhat Older News

Art ‘n Society 2019
16 July – 3 September 2019
Arti et Amicitiae, Rokin 112, Amsterdam – tentoonstellingen

Friso Witteveen Odes Artwork Amsterdam 2019

Odes MB | © 2019 Friso Witteveen

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

Art ‘n Society | 2019 Friso Witteveen
Amsterdam The Netherlands

Sky Fall Angel | 2019 Boven de Kronen ‘Above the Chandeliers’ Culemborg
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

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 | Schimmelpennink Int. Gallery Amsterdam 2019
16 March – 27 April 2019
Gallery Schimmelpennink, Plantage Middenlaan 19-21, Amsterdam

Friso Witteveen In Situ 2019 Amsterdam
In Situ | © 2019 Friso Witteveen
Amsterdam The Netherlands

A Study | Artists in Diemen III 2019
31 January – 3 February 2019
Venduhuis de Eland en de Zon
Weesperstraat 110, Diemen

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

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

In Situ | © 2018 Friso Witteveen
Amsterdam The Netherlands

Colourful City – Kleurrijk Amsterdam 2018
17 July – 24 August 2018
Arti et Amicitiae, Rokin 112, Amsterdam City – Kleurrijk Amsterdam

Visual artists Friso Witteveen and Harald Schole, initiators of the 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

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.

Friso Witteveen Fireplace 2018 Sketch amsterdam
De Schouw/Sketch ‘teaser’ by Friso Witteveen

25 June – 18 July 2018
Arti Sociëteit, 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

28 january – 13 may 2018
SCHUNCK* Bongerd 18, Heerlen

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.

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 | Salon 2017 New work 
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

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

DTWYCA | © 2017 Friso Witteveen
Amsterdam The Netherlands

MATRAS (Mattress) | 2017 Proposal Artwork LGBT
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 | Salon 2016 New work
Installation, 2016, Amsterdam
100 x 30 x 60 cm., wood, led-lightbox, 14 prints, newspaper

friso witteveen a study salon 2016

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

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