YARDin: RECtangular @ M0Bi

January 27 until February 14

YARDin: RECtangular

YARDin, the first reinvention of Allan Kaprow’s YARD in the Netherlands by NP3 is still an ongoing progress. Since the start in September visitors of all ages build and rebuild, arranged and made their own installations in M0Bi with over 1.000 used car tires. Come and see the newest reinvention
YARDin: RECtangular at M0Bi!

The Allan Kaprow Estate, Gallery Hauser & Wirth and Kuil Banden

Detail of YARDin: RECtangular, the reinvention of Allan Kaprow’s YARD @ M0Bi

LAST DAYS of GRIP @ bur0 Gr0ningen

To be seen until January 29, 2016

GRIP – land art project 
Jan van der Ploeg

Jan van der Ploeg exhibits the land art project GRIP in the context of his residency in Atelier aan de Middendijk. Inspired by the impressive land art projects of the American artist Dennis Oppenheim in 1969 in a field in Finsterwolde van der Ploeg decided to make his GRIP at the Hoogeland. For the exhibition he also made a new large wall painting. By making the work of Dennis Oppenheim part of the exhibition, he positions GRIP in a historical context.

GRIP – land art project by Jan van der Ploeg, photo: Jan Tengbergen


The ex-Chairman @ bur0 Gr0ningen

In 24/7/365 exhibition display of bur0 Gr0ningen seen from the St.Walburgstraat

January 10 until February 14, 2016

Collectorslightem LAB presents: The ex-Chairman by Studio Snutjung 

Collectorslightem LAB is one of the three concepts in the research, process and development lab M0Bi Valley of NP3. Where artists, scientists, researchers, IT professionals, entrepreneurs, students, resourceful citizens and… work closely together to create new solutions in changing times. In Collectorslightem LAB waste products, special collections and sustainable light are used as recource.

The ex-Chairman of Studio Snutjung @ 24/7/365 exhibition display of bur0 Gr0ningen

Aart Rudolphy @ bur0 Gr0ningen

Artist Aart Rudolphy worked the last two years on a series of video projections filming each month the full moon from the roof of his studio in Haren. During OrbitFest he presents a selection from the 43 works, created during this period. To be seen from the St. Walburgstraat in the exhibition display of bur0 Gr0ningen:

Dec 18-20 – fri 19-24 hrs + sat-sun 17-24 hrs

Aart Rudolphy, maan 7, 2013 HD video projection, color, loop
Aart Rudolphy, maan 7, 2013
HD video projection, color, loop

FMI MADtech @ M0Bi


During the OrbitFest M0Bi is open:

Dec 18-20, from 17.00 – 22.00 hrs

Be welcome to visit the presentations of interactive light installations
of the Frank Mohr Institute MADtech (Media, Art, Design and Technology):

Hannes Andersson
Romy Kuldip Singh
Jorrit van der Waal
Marieke Opgelder
Madeeha Lamoreaux
Marit Westerhuis
Dragan Glamocic
Lee Mc Donald
Jan Klug
Ilse de Jong


M0Bi, Kolendrift 13, Groningen
free entrance!


After the Open Colleges of the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen by Pascal Gielen in September and October, five public model drawing lessons of Academie Minerva by Allie van Altena are taking place in November and December.

The unique environment YARDin with more than a 1.200 used car tires are the basis for the models. From dancers, portraits, containers, still lifes up to building car tire installations!!

Next to the students of Academie Minerva anybody is welcome to join.
Participation: free inclusive coffee and thee.

Take your own drawing material and dress warm!

This project is a collaboration between Academie Minerva, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen and NP3.


5 Wednesdays from 13.00 – 15.00 hrs
at M0Bi, Kolendrift 13, Groningen

November 18 | November 25 | December 2 | December 9 | December 16, 2015

Jan Tengbergen NP3_YARDin
Photo: Jan Tengbergen


Photo: Jan Tengbergen, 2015
Photo: Jan Tengbergen, 2015



November 25 + December 9, 2015, 13.00 – 15.00 hrs

NP3 will regurlary organize Open Offices within the environment YARDin as common ground. A place were YOU are invited to share your thougths, ask questions, to perform or to discuss a proposal within the action model. We are going to dialoque with anyone who wants to talk about art or power, waste and re-use, about helping refugees or the gas extraction in North of the Netherlands or about……

You are welcome to join and talk with us at the next two Open Offices!
We offer you coffee, thee and chocolate and you the ideas?
Participation: Free!

Allan Kaprow

September 23 –  December 19, 2015

NP3 presents the first reinvention of Allan Kaprow’s iconic environment YARD in the Netherlands!
The work and ideas of Allan Kaprow as artistic phenomenon still have great actuality value which should remain visible and experienceable for everyone. Kaprow’s work endures all time, is accessible, process-oriented, inquisitive and full of humor. According to NP3 the work of Kaprow is a very early form of the open source mentality, he was a pioneer in sharing the source code of his ideas as an artist and researcher.

Allan Kaprow (August 23, 1927 – April 5, 2006) was an American artist. He started his artistic career studying composition by John Cage, wrote experimental electronic music and studied painting before he experimented with daily material, environments and the involvement of the viewer. Kaprow is regarded as a pioneer in establishing and developing the concepts of performance art, art as environments and happenings and art practice as ‘activity’. His work is considered as part of the revolutionary element of the New York avant-garde of the 1960s. Kaprow was devoted to pass the barriers between art and the daily human activities, the ordinary life: “The everyday world is the most astonishing inspiration conceivable. A walk down 14th Street is more amazing than any masterpiece of art.” – Allan Kaprow.

His whole life Kaprow searches for ways to ‘unart’ the art practice. His concepts focused more and more on the aesthetics of the experience of the viewer / participant. The visitor as a part of the art piece, with his own opinion, making his own decisions. Kaprow wanted to develop art, that pops up spontaneous and unsuspected in life as a part of it, not besides it. Even while he presented his art activities in different art institutes around the world, Kaprow ‘fought’ openly with the paradox of art in relation to established art institutes like musea, galleries, art spaces. He often criticized them as ‘art mausoleums’. His art shows were willful oppositional, contrary with a wink a to the ‘art’ environment, to interrupt the traditions of presenting art to make us understanding the meaning of ‘art like’ art and ‘life like’ art. His own model to point out the relationship and possibilities between artist, artwork, audience and the daily life.

“Not only does art become life, but life refuses to be itself.”
Allan Kaprow

Allan Kaprow realizid the first YARD in 1961, in the open-air sculpture garden of the Martha Jackson Gallery in New York as part of the group exhibition Environments, Situations, Spaces. Kaprow filled the space with hundreds of car tires encouraging visitors to walk on it, climb, rearrange and interact with the environment. YARD is an ongoing process, during his life he realized the ‘re-doing’ of YARD a several times. Before Kaprow died he manifested to keep YARD alive in the possibility of the ‘re-invention’ of YARD and gave the responsibility of the progress of YARD to the Allan Kaprow Estate.
“I say reinventions, rather than reconstructions, because the works … differ markedly from their originals. Intentionally so. As I wrote in notes to one of them, they were planned to change each time they were remade.” – Allan Kaprow, 1991


The Allan Kaprow Estate and Gallery Hauser & Wirth for their support and trust in NP3 to realize the first reinvention of YARD in The Netherlands after the dead of Allan Kaprow.

Courtesy Allan Kaprow Estate and Hauser & Wirth

Tires sponsored by Kuil Banden

Special thanks to Gemeente Groningen, Provincie Groningen and Nijestee