Counterbodies: a female perspective on the body

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Uncomfortable subjects, naked truths and unconventional perspectives: that’s what Counterbodies is all about. The unique pop-up exhibition presents the work of twelve (international) female artists – including Margiet van Breevort, Guda Koster, Kim van Erven, Daleen Bloemers and Natalia Grezina. The body is a theme that continues to fascinate, and which has inspired each of the artists in her work. Counterbodies pushes boundaries and breaks taboos. Curators Marth van Loeben (affiliated with Chrysalid Gallery) and Vladimir Radujkov (affiliated with NEON Foundation) provide both a fresh perspective and a high-quality standard by offering established as well as young artists a stage. A highlight of the side program definitely worth a detour! Read more…

When? During Art Rotterdam 2021 from 30th of June – 4th of July

Where? De Achtertuin, Oostzeedijk 108, 3063 BG Rotterdam

For more information please visit the website

Shanghai inspiration tour 2019

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A glimpse of a week full of inspiration in China’s largest city; Shanghai. 🇨🇳

From the vibrant M50 Designer Districts where you can also find a lot of work by Dutch artists, to e-commerce platform and agency ArtGoGo and from tiny-house manufacturers to of course very special local F&B concepts.

But certainly a lot of pre-work for the upcoming exhibition of AAA Fresh in Shanghai in April 2020. So, to be continued in four months…

Grote Nederlandse Kunstkalender

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There it is, 3kg with both renowned artists and upcoming talent. A different work every day for 2020, packed with visual art, photography, fashion, illustrations, architecture and design.

With great pleasure and honor we have given our editorial input to various artists within the spectrum of contemporary art from our network.

Spoiler alert! These following heroes have their own day:
10-01-2020 Ottograph
18-02-2020 I AM EELCO
24-02-2020 AAA FRESH
03-04-2020 Grace Spiegel
13-05-2020 Frans Karthaus
29-06-2020 Tymon De Laat
04-07-2020 Stefan Da Costa Gomez
29-07-2020 Jayven
14-08-2020 Marcel van Luit
23-08-2020 Leon Keer
15-10-2020 Djoreen van der Meer

More info and webshop here!

Collab BMW Nederland x AAA Gallery x ArtPublicity ⚡

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Last weekend we joined forces during Pure&Crafted Festival to work out a unique kick-ass version of the brand-new BMW 1 Series. Mission Accomplished. 

During this music, motorcycles & new heritage festival, the gentlemen of AAA Gallery livepainted the new BMW 1 Series with a sophisticad new skin. A unique, limited and artistic element for one ambk of ambition, the BMW 1 Series.

Opening ‘Dilemma Doolhof’

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Thursday 13 June was the opening of the Dilemma Doolhof which roughly translates to ‘Dilemma Maze’. The Maze is art producer Mothership’s most recent interactive art installation. The extraordinary installation is located between the Canadian and British war cemeteries in Bergen op Zoom. The installation confronts visitors with major decisions in conflicts from past and present. The impact of the Second World War is made tangible and palpable during a walk in the maze. Through this experience the impact of World War II is conveyed to younger generations. The Dilemma Maze was conceptualized by Mothership and developed by Brabant Remembers in collaboration with the municipality Bergen of Zoom and Heijmans. Those present at the opening included Frank Petter – mayor of Bergen op Zoom, chairman of Stichting Crossroads Brabant ’40-’45 Ton Rombouts, provincial governor of Noord-Brabant Wim van de Donk and Canadian ambassador Sabine Nölke. The Maze will remain in Bergen op Zoom for a year.

Herring Party hosted by Bilderberg Parkhotel & MissPublicity

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On Wednesday 12 June the first barrel of new herring was awarded to a resident of Rotterdam who means a lot to the city. This is the third time the annual ceremony has been held. This year the highly sought after barrel was awarded to Patrick van der Jagt better known as Caveman. Street artist Eelco van den Berg (I AM EELCO) colourfully decorated the barrel during the herring party itself, organised by the Bilderberg Parkhotel Rotterdam and PR agency MissPublicity.

Artist trio AAA and fashion brand Collect The Label launch limited edition t-shirts.

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Hans Kleinjan, Maikel Kleinjan en Roderik Faasen, a.k.a. AAA, work together for more than ten years. They are three creative minds with an equal passion for art and the same ideas. To Het zijn drie creatieve geesten met dezelfde ideeën en een passie voor kunst. To make their art known to a large audience in an easy, accessible way, they are launching four limited edition t-shirts in collaboration with fashion brand Collect The Label.

Read the full press release here (in Dutch).

ArtPublicity expands her portfolio

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MissPublicity’s cultural branch increases visibility for creative minds

Yesterday ArtPublicity announced its extensive portfolio during the Parade Rotterdam. The artistic sister of marketing and PR agency MissPublicity generates a stage for art institutions and now also helps artists from different disciplines to increase their visibility and network. The customer base of ArtPublicity has recently been expanded with bridal photographer FotoBelle, DJ and music producer Warren Fellow, DJ Karim Soliman and the artist trio AAAFRESH123. It was also announced that ArtPublicity will provide the PR around the art collection of one of the most famous post-war artists, Mathieu Ficheroux.

New names
As a sister of marketing and PR agency MissPublicity, ArtPublicity brings art and culture closer to the public, and serves as a springboard for DJs, photographers, musicians, artists and artists. But chefs, galleries, museums and art institutions also belong to the ever-growing stock. The portfolio of ArtPublicity – with previous collaborations with the Wereldmuseum, Mark Peet Visser Gallery, Art Breda and the Veluwe Photo Days – has now been extended with an “ARTist branch” consisting of a number of promising and special names.

Isabelle Hattink is an international wedding photographer with a journalistic style. From various perspectives, Isabelle undetected captures all spontaneous, powerful and exuberant emotions. The talented photographer won the title ‘Fearless Photographer of the year 2017’, making it the first Dutch wedding photographer to call himself the best in the world.

Warren Fellow
During the years the Dutch DJ and producer Warren Fellow has built up a good track record. Through performances around the world, a long list of releases on various labels and collaborations with prominent artists, he is an established name in electronic music both nationally and internationally.

Karim Soliman
The originally Egyptian Karim Soliman moved to Rotterdam at a young age where he came into contact with electronic music. In 2011 he won the dj-contest of Michel de Hey and he started with organizing underground dance parties in Rotterdam and surroundings. Nowadays he is staging at major events from Toffler, Milkshake and Strafwerk. This entrepreneur is one of the largest event organizers in Rotterdam, responsible for concepts such as Rotterdam Rave Festival, Modular Festival and the Give Soul Collective.

AAA Gallery
The three artists Hans Kleinjan, Maikel Kleinjan and Roderik Faasen jointly developed their own distinctive style and started their own gallery under the name AAAFRESH123 (AAA Gallery). This Rotterdam gallery is unique in its kind and does not only show art, but also gives visitors a glimpse into the working method of AAA Gallery by literally creating a hole in the wall to the studio. The three are also involved in various artistic activities outside the gallery and provide live painting during events such as North Sea Jazz, the MTV EMA Awards and two-star restaurant Parkheuvel.

Mathieu Ficheroux
Mathieu Ficheroux is one of the most important Dutch visual artists from the second half of the twentieth century. Highlights in his works are the abstract expressionist paintings from the first half of the sixties, the ‘damaged’ paintings from the seventies and line paintings from the eighties. Ficheroux was a great painter and a brilliant draftsman. Over the years, he has regularly attracted attention in his hometown of Rotterdam with sculptures and (monumental) installations. In 1969 he was awarded the Chabot Prize. Fixeroux’s work still adorns Rotterdam’s streets. One example is the impressive portrait of Multatuli which can be found on the corner of the Van Oldenbarneveltstraat / Mauritsweg and ‘Het Vergeten Bombardement’ at the Gyzingplantsoen. The artist passed away in 2003. His work has been of great influence to Rotterdam and for this reason, has been brought to the attention again and partly returned to the city.

About ArtPublicity
Out of love for art and culture, owner Clarissa Slingerland founded ArtPublicity with the aim of linking the cultural sector to press, potential customers and enthusiasts in a timely manner. ArtPublicity tells the story of its creative minds to the press and through social media and other channels through a customized route, promotes greater brand awareness, promotes broad media attention and creates visibility. ArtPublicity has its headquarters in Rotterdam, but also operates from Amsterdam and Antwerp.

More information and the press release can be found here (Dutch)

Music producer and DJ Jochem Paap receives the much desired artful first herring keg

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In the courtyard of the Bilderberg Parkhotel Erik de Wit, director Bilderberg Parkhotel Rotterdam and Clarissa Slingerland, director MissPublicity and Businesswoman Rotterdam 2017, presented the painted herring bar to the world-famous artist. They continue the tradition to give the annual herring party more color and to draw attention to Rotterdammers who mean a lot to the city. In addition to a large number of business relations, Rotterdam icons such as party guru Ted Langenbach, writer Jules Deelder and designer Margreet Olsthoorn were present at the festive party.

Artful keg
During the busy herring party the very first New Herring was tasted. Erik van Loo (Restaurant Parkheuvel **) and Richard de Vries (Chef The Park) also surprised the guests with various preparations of herring. The successful and cozy herring party was made possible for the second time in a row by Schmidt Zeevis.

The herring keg was this year live painted by artist collective AAAFRESH123, consisting of Hans Kleinjan, Roderik Faasen (RoFa), and Maikel Kleinjan. The work of these three artists is often realized together and can be seen in various galleries and at various exhibitions in Europe. At the Zaagmolenkade in hip Rotterdam Noord, AAAFRESH123 has its own gallery. “With the location of the Bilderberg Parkhotel, in the middle of the museum quarter of Rotterdam, art is an important pillar for us. That is precisely why we like it so much that we have this well-known Rotterdam artists’ collective in house today, and they have transformed the keg into a beautiful work of art “. Thus Erik de Wit, director Bilderberg Parkhotel Rotterdam.

Speedy J
Jochem Paap received the artwork, among other things, for his great influence on the Dutch and international music industry. Clarissa Slingerland: ‘Jochem Paap has meant a great deal to the city and, thanks to his music, reaching far beyond the national borders, he is able to draw Rotterdam to the attention of the Netherlands and abroad. Jochem keeps our city vibrant and keeps innovating as a producer and artist. With his recently opened creative space in the Baankwartier, he brings large, international names to Rotterdam and gives talent the opportunity to develop musically. ‘

Under the name Speedy J, Jochem Paap gained international fame in the nineties with the hits ‘Pullover’ and ‘Something For Your Mind’. For over twenty years he has been touring around the world as a DJ to perform at major festivals. ‘Pullover’ was named the most important Dutch dance issue in 2014 by journalist Mark van Bergen. Two years later he was the first DJ to win the Emmy Ameling Prize, awarded to creative talent that makes an important contribution to the Rijnmond area in the field of music. Besides being an enthusiastic DJ Jochem Paap is producer and sound designer and he makes music for films and commercials among others. His own platform, event organization and record label Electric Deluxe also exists this year for 10 years.

Jochem Paap has meant a great deal to the city and, thanks to his music, reaching far beyond the national borders, he is able to draw Rotterdam to the attention of the Netherlands and abroad. Jochem keeps our city vibrant and keeps innovating as a producer and artist. With his recently opened creative space in the Baankwartier, he brings large, international names to Rotterdam and gives talent the opportunity to develop musically.”  Clarissa Slingerland, owner MissPublicity

Complete (Dutch) Press Release can be found on the MissPublicity Pressroom