Last year, during the Kunsttour in Maastricht, I have been invited to join the Aachener Kunstroute which will be held this weekend (28-29 September, each day from 11 until 19 hr). My work is situated at Burg Frankenberg in Aachen. As they are currently renovating the building there’s only room for only one of my works, a nice one me thinks, and I will be present during both days so if you want to meet up..feel free to hop in!
Website Aachener Kunstroute
Maybe see you then 🙂
You are hereby cordially invited to the opening of a group exhibition in Roermond of which I’ll be a part. The works displayed have never been shown before ‘in the real world’ and are all from 2013. And that’s it! I’m not gonna say anything further 😉 Oh, worth mentioning is that I will be giving a wet plate collodion demonstration on Sunday the 22nd of September, 14u, same place!
September 1st, from 13u -16u30
Exhibition runs from:
September 1st until October 2nd
Tuesdays & Sundays from 13-16:30u
Wet Plate Collodion Demo:
September 22nd, from around 14u
Place to be:
I’m currently painting the frames and prepping the images for mounting. There will be some lith prints and some original-one-of-a-kind wet plate collodion glass plates on display. Should all be finished this week.
I would also like to apologise for being so absent the past few weeks. I’m working on a lot of things, the disposable project for example. Currently working on the design of the book with the help of a graphical designer, Miguel Essers from IO_COMMUNICATIE. The past few weeks have also been busy at work, holidays and the like. Making collodion images turned out to be really difficult with having so little time on my hands. And I’ve also found a new sort of passion which has very little to do with art: racing on my newly acquired Jan Janssen bike! I’ve been an avid spinner for the past one and a half year which got me so hooked on cycling I just had to get on the road. So with the help of my birthday I was able to get a really pretty racing bike which took up a bit of my attention lately as well. Photography, no worries, but I can have this really obsessive attention span where I only want to focus on one thing and one thing only (a friend of mine called me a mono-maniac the other day 😉 ) so it will all have to settle again I guess.
Yeah, come on…you also can’t deny its prettiness right ?! Haha! Well, that was it for today! I’ll be off working on the exhibition and riding my bike today and I hope to see you all at the opening of my exhibition or at the collodion demo September 22nd! -X-
During the past 125 years a lot has changed in Villapark, one of the “suburbs” of Maastricht. To celebrate this anniversary there will be held an exhibition at the Maastrichter Heidenstraat 6 in Maastricht from the 21st until the 23rd of September.
Sjuup Rekko will take us through the history of the Villapark with tales and images of the old days.
FranzenFranssen will present us different views on how the Kennedy Bridge can look with some creativity and a bit of fantasy.
There will also be an exhibition of artists living in and around the Villapark / St. Pieter. Work will be shown of Peter Bertus, Tiel Janssen, Betty Paanakker, Appie Drielsma, Jacques Creusen, Etienne van Sloun, Bert Volkers and myself.
You can find more information on the following website:
This Saturday, 05 May 19:30, the exhibition ART EXTRAORDINAIRE will be opening at the Hoaf van Heden, Havenstraat 22, Stein.
This particular exhibition is an interesting coalition of multiple artists from different disciplines:
Helmut Jöcken – Paintings | Sculptures
Daniella Claessens – Paintings
Eefje Schenk – 3D | Graphic Design
Ed Schaap – Paintings | Airbrush
Vincent Pepels – Leather Art
Marcel Cohnen – Airbrush
Indra Moonen – Photography
The music during the opening will be brought to you LIVE by Syndicate, run by Bruno Bours and Lucas Kramer.
Everyone is welcome during the opening, and of course the rest of the days, so get your butt over to Stein and have some fun!
I’d like to invite you all to the opening of my upcoming exhibition “Evanescence” showing my wet plate work, some lith prints and some more.
Opening: September 30th starting at 20:00 hr
Opening Hours: Mon – Fri 09:00 – 12:30, Wed 14:00 – 19:00 Sat 2 Oct 14:00
Location: Gemeentehuis Beek, Raadhuisstraat 9, Beek (Limburg – NL)
Opening Speech: Carlo Valkenborgh
Music: Imro Moonen
Hope to see you there!
So , here they are at last! In short; it was a fantastic weekend. In long; please read on 😉
Friday we set everything up. I was able to use pretty much all the space I wanted which was great. No room for hanging the work which was great too; saved a lot of work and hassle. We laid everything out on tables and saved one table in the middle to display the camera, a book with guiding information, prices and a guest book. At first we covered the tables with a green cloth which later that day got removed by Franz Rothenburg, one of the organizers, as you can see on first photos. Luckily he decided to remove them and spread the layout a little although I was a bit afraid when he mentioned having done so the night before opening.
The boat was situated at the wharf of the Landbouwbelang which, unfortunately, wasn’t clear enough for everybody as some ended up missing the boat. Great location though, not many people know this place but it’s a beautiful spot in Maastricht. Calm but raw, showing the industrial part of Maastricht in its “gone-by” glory.
The weather proved to be an excellent companion this weekend. The sky remained blue and the sun hot and burning most of the time. Also good companions were on the boat as in the other artists. Katrien Haemers showed her paintings which were quite fascinating! The work of Astrid Verkoijen also appealed to me. Her colorful work used in her furniture looked really great. Jimmy Dee played guitar on board and sang as well. He also performed on a didgeridoo which was cool!
He also gathered quite the bit of attention.
Another musical artist who performed on Sunday with Coen van Dam was Nico Zwackhalen with his bluesy voice. I met Coen before while there were still those famous jazz-monday-evenings at the Tramhalte in Maastricht. He rocked the piano there and I loved his playing from the start. Great to have met him on the boat listening to his music again. Downstairs at the boat “Viola di Gamba” gave a performance too.
Coretta Dekker treated us with a comical performance which was really funny. Unfortunately she found it to be not good enough so she canceled her performance for Sunday. Too bad; would have loved to see it again 🙂
Let’s not forget the wonderful poet of the house “Krokus” with his sharp words. A true addition to the boat with a remarkable feel for expression.
Youri Penders showed us the wonderful process of the printing press late 1800’s. Really cool as my camera is from somewhere around that very same time! He explained the process with quite the bit of passion and engagement which made it all the more fun.
Of course, let us not forget about the people who made this all worthwhile: the guests!
Also, let us thank the weather for being so incredibly kind!!
As you can see a totally different KunstTour than last year and that made it all the more fun! Hope to see you (again) next year.
🙂 Indra 🙂
BASTABOOT VAART UIT TIJDENS KUNSTTOUR 2011
Het culturele anker BASTA Maastricht beziet alles van de zonnige kant.
Het blikveld wordt tijdens de Kunsttour 2011 wederom verlegd naar de
Maas. We zien graag het culturele licht schijnen in alleman water.
Vandaar dat we op Zaterdag 28 en Zondag 29 Mei om 12.00 en 15.00 uur
gaan cruisen en de opvarenden een verrassend programma bieden tussen
de veilige havens ‘Het Landbouwbelang en AINSI’.
Omdat we ons nooit laten insnoeren en voorschrijven waar we aan moeten
voldoen, kiezen we voor een eigenzinnig programma dat nog lang van zich
zal doen laten spreken, ook als de kruitdampen reeds lang zijn opgetrokken.
En zoals de traditie voorschrijft is onze huisdichter Krokus de rode draad in
het programma. Ook de Duitse klankarchitect ‘Der Nitszche‘ zal de Maas
vervoeren met zijn magisch gitaarspel.
Verder zijn er exposities van kunstenaars, muziek en theater die het programma
Astrid Verkoijen, met Vormgeving
Coen van Dam, met piano
Coretta Dekker, met theater
GambaConsort Maastricht: Anneke Pasman – diskantgamba, Hildegard Moonen – altgamba, Bert Pasman – basgamba
Indra Moonen, fototentoonstelling (foto’s zijn gemaakt met een techniek van ±160 jaar geleden)
Jimmy Dee, met zang, gitaar en veel meer
Katrien Haemers, met haar schilderijen
Nico Zwackhalen, met zang
Ronald van Laar, met beelden
Youri Penders, met boekdruk kunst
Kortom, laat u verrassen en overrompelen. En ook niet onbelangrijk te vermelden:
De toegang is gratis. Er kunnen weliswaar 100 mensen mee op de boot maar
vanwege de enorme belangstelling is het aan te raden tijdig te reserveren.
Opstapplaats: Biesenwal/Wilhelminakade 28 en 29 Mei om 12.00 en 15.00 uur.
p.s. De boot heet “the Dream”
+31 6 290 55 232
Ladies and gentlemen…it’s almost time for the KunstTour again! This year it will be held from the 27th til the 29th of May all throughout Maastricht. For more information visit their website, join their Facebook or follow them on Twitter 😉
The site says I’ll be located at the Frankenstraat 148 but that has changed. Me and my work will be on board of the Bastaboot where at the same time the interview with me for Basta will be presented. So…join us there. I think it’s gonna be fun! The boat is situated behind Landbouwbelang. Visit their website for more on that.
Last Friday we had the opening of our exhibition project “De Zeven” at XIOS in Hasselt. I actually expected more people to have joined and worked on this theme so I was a bit disappointed to see only 10 people having participated. BUT, it was really great to see other people’s works regarding this theme and meeting some of my “old” class mates. The series jumped out the most for me were made by Dries Berghmans and especially Karen Wijckmans. Special thanks to Carlo for hosting all of this! Kudos for the theme!
That was the wrap-up of this exhibition. I would have loved to see more from different people…maybe next time!
Who: Indra Moonen
Specific: Lith prints on Fiber paper
Opening: March 13th
Time: 15:00 – 17:00 PM
Until: April 2nd
There will also be works from Mimi Limpens, Bert Janssen en Chantal Veugen.