TheParallelShow GrandeFinale

photo: Frans van Lent

Dates: 30 June – 1 July, 10.00 – 17.00:


NP3, Hofstraat 21, Groningen,
Greylight Projects, Rue Brialmont 11, Saint-Josse-Ten-Node, Brussels.
Pictura, Voorstraat 190, Dordrecht, Open public dinner: 1 July, 20.00

Participating artists:
Alexia Karavela (GR),
Steef van Lent (DE),
Mr & Mrs Gray (NL),
ieke Trinks (NL),
Emma Waltraud Howes (CA / DE),
Andrew McNiven (UK),
Marnik Neven (BE),
Jolanda Jansen (NL),
Elia Torrecilla (SP),
Malou van Doormaal (NL)
Frans van Lent (NL)
Sjoerd Westbroek (NL) -texts
Michiel Huijben (NL) -texts
Marielle Verdijk (NL) -open dinner

TheParallelShow GrandeFinale is a project for improvised performance. It will take place on Saturday 30 June and Sunday 1 July, simultaneously at two different locations:  bur0 Gr0ningen, the white cube of NP3 in Groningen (NL) and the chapel of Greylight Projects in Brussels (BE).
On Saturday at 10.00 two groups of performers will start working at both locations. The performers will start with nothing but each other and the empty space they are in. While they are working, a video will be recorded and streamed in real-time to the other location where it is projected on a wall. These projected video images ensure that there will be a mixing of physically and virtually present performers (and visitors). The doors will be opened from 10.00 till 17.00.

After 17.00, the two groups of performers will travel, by van, to the other location.
They will probably pass each other about halfway.  On Sunday they will again work from 10.00 till 17.00, in that second location.

After this last day of work, Sunday at 17.00, all performers will leave for Pictura in Dordrecht (half way between Groningen and Brussels), where they are invited to a public dinner in the Grote Zaal at 20.00. As in the other parts of the project, visitors are very welcome to join.
During the dinner a performative conversation might take place.

TheParallelShow GrandeFinale is a project of Unnoticed Art. All parts of the project are open to the public and freely accessible. The project is kindly supported by the Municipality of Dordrecht and by the participating organisations.


TONIGHT Saturday, June 9 at 19.30 hrs
Grote Markt Groningen

NP3 and CBK Groningen cordially invite you to join together with a bite and drink MARKER.

The six artists Ruben Boxman, Henri van Hoeve, Sarah Janssen, Lee Mc Donald, Bert Scholten and Albert Westerhoff offer the last opportunity to experience, taste, discuss, see, play or climb their work.


Art manifestation MARKER

Opening: Thursday May 31 from 19.30 hrs. by Paul de Rook, Alderperson of Culture
Manifestation: June 1 – 9
Daily open: 10.00 – 22.00 hrs.
Free Entrance
Daily at 19.30 hrs. at guided tour or a meet up with one of the six artists.

From the 31st May to 9th June, NP3 and CBK Groningen will transform the Grote Markt into a new stage for contemporary art in Groningen: MARKER. With the Grote Markt as a source of inspiration, six artists investigate what the significance of the central square was, is and what it can be. They have developed unique art works that respond to the use and perception of this square, its cultural history, distinctive architecture and the influence of technology. Through the different art works, you can literally and figuratively eat up the cultural heritage, see well known Groningers come back to life, reflect on the inner city, climb to great heights, be part of the research of privacy in public spaces or surprise everyone with a sound performance, live at the Grote Markt.

The Grote Markt is the most important square in Groningen, with a concentration of restaurants, bars and shops as well as historic architectural icons such as the Martini Tower and City Hall. This central square is a free, accessible place where exchange and interaction take plays during all hours of the day and week. The location is also used as a market square for entrepreneurs as well as a stage for festivities and official activities. Now, the east side of the market is under large-scale renovations which are clearly visible.

For MARKER, NP3 and CBK combined their expertise and networks to encourage and support regional artists in the development of their artistic practices by giving them an assignment for creating a work in the public space. NP3 and CBK aim to create a new public stage with MARKER that will strengthen the art sector in Northern Netherlands.

NP3 and CBK opted for an open call as they could reach a wide range of artists, architects and designers to sign up for MARKER. From more than 40 applications, ten artists / art collectives were invited to make a design proposal based with documentation and their motivational statements. In the end, six artists were selected, keeping in mind their artistic quality, practicality and the work’s interaction with the public.

These six artists will start constructing and placing their work on Monday May 28 at the Grote Markt:

Ruben Boxman | Henri van Hoeve | Sarah Janssen | Lee Mc Donald | Bert Scholten | Albert Westerhoff

MARKER offers the artists a temporary stage and the next necessary step for their artistic development while making them visible to the audience. CBK and NP3 challenged the artists in a talent development trajectory which allowed the artists to take further steps in their professional artistic career. And to develop themselves in new and (un)known areas where challenges and developments await. NP3 and CBK coach the artists on the creative and business aspects of their artistic practice, such as working on commission, finance and communication. Within the process, the artists have all artistc freedom to explore and experiment.

Exhibition MARKER @NP3 and CBK Groningen – May 19th to June 16th, 2018

In addition to the art manifestation MARKER, the six artists will also present work and background information related to their artworks on the Grote Markt, at the exhibition spaces of NP3 and CBK. In the exhibitions you will see photos, models, working space, video’s, multiples, sculptures and sketches. The exhibition concept was developed by Vector-i.

Hofstraat 21
opening hours: Wed – Sat 12 – 17 hrs
Artists: Ruben Boxman, Lee MC Donald and Bert Scholten

CBK Groningen
Trompsingel 27
opening hours: Wed – Fri 9 – 17 hrs and Sat 13 – 17 hrs.
Artists: Henri van Hoeve, Sarah Janssen and Albert Westerhoff

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