Jimi Kleinbruinink

NP3 | bur0 Gr0ningen

March 7 – 31, 2018
Midisage Friday March 16
16-18 hrs

The residence of Jimi Kleinbruinink is an ongoing process, a continuous research. Since December 1, 2017, he is experimenting and researching his work at bur0 Gr0ningen. Without working from a preconceived plan, he forces himself to search for new forms, possibilities and visual languages. From March 7, Jimi invites the visitor into the development process of his installations.


NP3  & CBK | Grote Markt Groningen

New Art Manifestation MARKER
@ Grote Markt Groningen
May 31 – June 9, 2018

NP3 and CBK Groningen combine forces for a new art event MARKER. Six Groninger artists will present their work at the Grote Markt and offer a programme at and around this square. The Grote Markt and its immediate surroundings are the source of inspiration, as well as working and presentation space. MARKER challenges residents and visitors to take a fresh, critical look at the public space. Artists could sign up for MARKER via an open call. Out of all applications, NP3 and CBK selected six artists: Ruben Boxman, Henri van Hoeve, Sarah Janssen, Lee McDonald, Bert Scholten and Albert Westerhoff. All realise a unique work of art inspired by the Grote Markt, interacting with the environment and actively involving visitors.

NP3 and CBK both support talented artists in their professional careers. MARKER is an addition to the existing visual arts in the Northern Netherlands, in order to strengthen this sector and make it more visible.

MARKER is supported by the gemeente Groningen, Kunstraad Groningen, Mondriaan Fonds, Scholten Kamminga Fonds, Emmaplein Foundation, Stichting Beringer Hazewinkel and BNG Cultuurfonds.

project Neie Grieze – Henri van Hoeve


on-going research project on the re:use of artworks!
Detail of re:de:construct by Anno Dijkstra at bur0 Gr0ningen
It’s time to recycle art! Recycling waste and materials is already common practice in the world. But now it’s time for the next step in the art world! What to do with immense artworks that are temporarily part of a festival or exhibition? The material usually ends up at the dumping ground! Is it possible for artists to recycle the artworks, for themselves as an artistic approach and in re:use of materials? The new location of M0Bi with its generous outdoor space (3,500 m2) on the former sugar factory area in Groningen offers time and space for NP3 and artists to investigate until 2030. The first piece of art within re:de:construct is:
re:de:construct 1.0 Reconstruction 0 (2015)
by Anno Dijkstra 
July 12 – October 7, 2017
On a unique location, a vacant shelter at Park Soesterberg Air Base, Anno Dijkstra, on behalf of the province of Utrecht, realised the artwork Reconstruction 0: a scale model (of 1:521) of the well-known mushroom cloud visible after the explosion of an atomic bomb.
Reconstruction 0 by Anno Dijkstra at Park Soesterberg Air Base
Visit the first step of re:de:construct 1.0 in bur0 Gr0ningen.     
bur0 Gr0ningen
open: Wed–Sat 12–17 hrs and by appointment
Hofstraat 21
9712 JA Groningen
The Netherlands
the exhibition is closed during school holidays 

Rafaël Rozendaal

Image: Float Bounce.com, Rafaël Rozendaal, 2016, Dimensions Variable, Duration Infinite, Courtesy the artist

Rafaël Rozendaal
– Interactive Pieces

June 17 – October 17, 2017

Discover the interactive art by Rafaël Rozendaal 24/7/365 at eMMa.

Rafaël Rozendaal is a Dutch-Brasilian visual artist who uses the internet as his canvas.
His artistic practice consists of websites, installations, lenticulars, writings and lectures. Spread out over a vast network of domain names, he attracts a large online audience of over 30 million visits per year.
His work researches the screen as a pictorial space, reverse engineering reality into condensed bits, in a space somewhere between animated cartoons and paintings. His installations involve moving light and reflections, taking online works and transforming them into spatial experiences.


Rem Koolhaas Videobusstop
Emmaplein Groningen
The Netherlands

light table by paul jansen klomp

now on display!

light table – paul jansen klomp – 2017
April 26 – June 11, 2017
(closed on Ascension Day)

12 fluorescent tubes are placed in a regular pattern on a wooden support. a small computer lights and dims each tube in a continuous fade, with a unique frequency for every tube. coils close to the power lines pick up the current flow to the tubes. these signals are amplified and made audible through 12 loudspeakers, one for each pickup.

twaalf tl-buizen liggen regelmatig verdeeld op een houten onderstel. een kleine computer varieert de helderheid van de buizen, elke buis heeft daarbij zijn eigen frequentie. opnemers bij de aansluitkabels zetten de de stroom die naar de de buizen gaat om in spanning. het signaal wordt elektrisch versterkt en door 12 luidsprekers weergegeven, één voor iedere opnemer.

to be seen from the St. Walburgstraat, daily from 12.00 till 00.00 hrs.

and visit bur0 Gr0ningen, Hofstraat 21 Groningen to see and hear ‘light table’ from wed-fri from 12.00-17.00 hrs.

‘light table’ by paul jansen klomp



In the context of the exhibition Dictionary Dressings, the artist and researcher Femke de Vries will organize two workshops:

Saturday March 18
Saturday April 1
11.00 – 16.00 hrs

Dictionary Dressings is an ongoing research project by Femke de Vries, that uses the nature of the dictionary definition as a “zero condition” for a piece of clothing to decode clothes and explore an alternative fashion vocabulary.

The reduced definitions in a dictionary don’t mention anything about fashion, style or trends, for example: “Handschoen: bekleding van de hand” (literally translated into English as Glove: covering of the hand). This provides the space to question our standard notions of fashion and gives opportunities to develop new ideas on material, shape, ways of wearing clothing and their relationship to the body. The results of each workshop are brought together in a catalog. As a participant in the workshop you will make a contribution to the research project!

The exhibition Dictionary Dressings by Femke de Vries can be seen until April 21, 2017
at NP3 | bur0 Gr0ningen, Hofstraat 21, 9712 JA Groningen
Open: Wednesday – Saturday 12.00 – 17.00 hrs and by appointment


Aim / results:
Together we will create a catalogue / dictionary with alternative approaches to pieces of clothing.

Choose the definition of a piece of clothing. Research, reinterpret and create your own translation.

Analyze and research by means of discussion / writing / visualization / creating / photography
If possible, bring your own laptop or a (phone)camera.

– Minimum 7 participants*
– Minimum age: 17 years
– Cost: 40 euros (includes light lunch, coffee and tea).
– Application deadline: at least 4 days before workshop
– Sign up at: contactfemkedevries@gmail.com
– Admission on order of registration

* workshops will only take place with a minimum of 7 participants

Dictionary Dressings by Femke de Vries

Photo: Sanne van den Elzen

Dictionary Dressings 
Re-reading clothing definitions towards alternative fashion perspectives

February 17 – April 21, 2017

Friday February 17 from 17.00 hrs @ bur0 Gr0ningen, Hofstraat 21, Groningen (NL)

17.00 hrs: Results Dictionary Dressings workshop 04, a collaboration with Minerva Art Academy students

17.45 hrs: Talk by artist, researcher and photographer Joke Robaard
To further propagate the opportunities of Dictionary Dressings, researcher Joke Robaard, who has a keen focus on production networks in her own practice, will discuss the ambivalence between the generalised, basic vestimentary words defined in the dictionary and the more saturated words seen in fashion rhetoric or personal narratives.

Femke de Vries is an artist / researcher in fashion where she explores the interaction between clothing as (material) objects of use and fashion as a process of value production.
– www.femkedevries.com –

Femke studied Fashion Design at Amsterdam Fashion Institute and graduated cum laude in Fashion Strategy at the ArtEZ Fashion Masters in Arnhem. Dictionary Dressings is her ongoing research project that uses the nature of the dictionary definition as a “zero condition” of a piece of clothing to decode clothes and explore an alternative fashion vocabulary. The exhibition features a selection from the Dictionary Dressings archive and works by Femke de Vries, BLESS, Conny Groenewegen, Elisa van Joolen, Ruby Hoette and Sanne van den Elzen. The underlying research, comprising an image archive and theoretical reflection by Barbara Brownie and Joke Robaard, is brought together in the book Dictionary Dressings. Available at bur0 Gr0ningen!

The 24/7/365 DISPLAY of bur0 Gr0ningen is turned into a Dictionary Dressings Workspace where the project is activated by workshop participants. During the exhibition Femke organizes workshops. The dates will be announced on our website.

Dictionary definitions are constructed to be factual and rational and as a consequence the entries for items of clothing show no reference to the ephemeral or immaterial character of fashion. They describe the characteristics of the items, their use and their relation to the body but never mention fashion or style. Take the Dutch definition of a glove for example: “Handschoen: bekleding van de hand” (literally translated to English as Glove: covering of the hand).

This new perspective opens up an inclusive playfield in fashion where hybrid, fluid ways of reading, seeing, defining and making are facilitated. Overlapping and interlinking theory with practice, it pushes beyond trends and accepted social and design codes offering an approach that contributes to the broader cultural discourse of fashion.

Opening hours Dictionary Dressings:
Wednesday – Saturday 12.00 – 17.00 hrs
and by appointment +31(0)503138260
Dictionary Dressings Workspace @ the 24/7/365 DISPLAY
Closed during school holidays

With special thanks to Kunstraad Groningen, Creative Industries Funds NL, Gemeente Groningen, Mamamini and Zijlstra Naaimachines.