RCE + EST, Leiden

RCE + EST: when concrete, minimal and media art come together
EST art foundation
Papegaaisbolwerk 20
2312 LW  Leiden

August 26 – October 15, 2023
Hours: Fri-Sun, 1–5 pm and by appointment
Opening: August 26, 3–5 pm, by Sylvia van Schaik (RCE)

RCE + EST is the result of a collaboration between the Cultural Heritage Agency (RCE) and EST art foundation. Two collections are merged within this exhibition and engage in dialogue with each other. Three art movements are being observed through the same lens: art for art’s sake. All artworks only refer to themselves. No complex themes or narratives, what you see is what you get.

The artworks from the RCE and EST collections are spread through the exhibition space and illustrate how fluid the three central art movements are. Even though the artworks are the result of different processes, they share a similar non-referential message.

The exhibition includes works from the following artists from the RCE collection: Arie Berkulin, Bob Bonies, Toni Burgering†, Maria Hees, Jan van Munster, Tomas Rajlich, Bert Schutter, Peter Struycken, herman de vries, Mirja de Vries and Fred Wessels†.

EST is represented by: Iemke van Dijk, Jasper van der Graaf, José Heerkens, Henriëtte van ’t Hoog, Jan Maarten Voskuil and Guido Winkler.

1 5 2 3 8, Rhythm Section, Augsburg (I)

1 5 2 3 8
Rhythm Section

Kunstverein Augsburg
Vorderer Lech 20


June 4 – July 30, 2023
Hours: Tue–Sunday, 11 am – 5 pm
Guided tours: Tuesday, June 6, 4:30 pm,
and Tuesday, July 11, 4:30 pm

Opening: Saturday, June 3, 2023, 6 pm
Curator Sophie-Charlotte Bombeck will talk with participating artists about their work as a collective, rhythmic structures and art as a universal language.


Participating artists: Anneke Bosma (NL), Karina Bugayova (DE), Albert Coers (DE), Iemke van Dijk (NL), Daniel Geiger (DE), Lon Godin (NL), Henriëtte van ’t Hoog (NL), Gonghong Huang (CN/DE), Michaelis Karaiskos (GR/GB), Liu Ke (CN), Oleksiy Koval (DE), Guido Nieuwendijk (NL), Artemis Potamianou (GR), Thomas Rieger (DE), Marije Vermeulen (NL), Veronika Wenger (DE), Michael Wright (GB/IE), Tang Xiao (CN).


Rhythm Section consists of artists from various disciplines who explicitly and consciously deal with the theme of rhythm in their work. The core that unites the group is the commitment to a hyper-reflexivity in dealing with rhythm, not as a constraint but as an original constant. The exchange and dynamics that arise from the different approaches and media provide new approaches to art and its practice.


The exhibition 1 5 2 3 8 provides for the first time a retrospective overview of the various activities of the group, which has been working together since 2010. In addition to the exhibition, there will be a side programme of workshops, performances and artist talks. In cooperation with Villa Waldberta (Feldafing), members of the group from China are invited to an artist residency.

Hydrography VIII, IJmuiden

Blue, Silver, Gold II, 2020, 60×45 cm

Hydrography VIII
abstract experimenteel waterverf

Duinstraat 4
1975 CD  IJmuiden

May 20 – June 11, 2013
Hours: Sat–Sun, 11 am – 5 pm

Saturday, May 20, 2023, 12 am, by Iemke van Dijk

Finissage and book presentation:
Sunday, June 11, 3 pm, by Alex de Vries

Organized by Artvark:
Willemijn Faber and Cilia Tel

Participating artists: Richard van der Aa (FR/NZ), Annemie Bogaerts (BE), René van den Bos (GR/NL), Karina Bugayova (DE/UA), Ine Dammers NL), Iemke van Dijk (NL), Daniël Geiger (DE), Lon Godin (NL), Ilona Hakvoort (NL), Henriëtte van ’t Hoog (NL), Sipke Huismans (NL), Oleksiy Koval (DE/UA), Irene van de Mheen (NL), Riki Mijling (NL), Kleopatra Moursela (GR), Eric de Nie (NL), Erik Oldenhof (NL), Marena Seeling (NL), Clary Stolte (NL), Aimée Terburg (NL), Veronika Wenger (DE), Mark de Weijer (NL), Werner Windisch (DE), Friede Witzenhausen (NL), Michael Wright (GB/IE).

Eagle Dragon Rhythm Section, Amsterdam

Airstrips II, 2019, 440 x 27 x 7 cm. Photo Lon Godin.

Airstrips II, 2019, 440x27x7 cm. Photo: Lon Godin.

Eagle Dragon Rhythm

A group exhibition by Rhythm Section

This exhibition encourages the cross-disciplinary exchange and engagement on the subject ‘rhythm’ in contemporary art between China and Europe.

Prinsengracht 510
1017 KH  Amsterdam

November 16 – December 21, 2019
Hours: Wed–Sat, 1–6 pm, and by appointment
Opening: Saturday, November 16, 4–6 pm

Participating artists: Richard van der Aa (FR), Liang Chen (CN), Yunfeng Cui (CN), Iemke van Dijk (NL), Henriëtte van ’t Hoog (NL), Oleksiy Koval (DE), Peng Li (CN), Ke Liu (CN), Shuqing Ma (CN), Xiao Tang (CN), Veronika Wenger (DE), Michael Wright (GB)

Hydrography VII, Vorden

Turquoise, orange, purple, silver, gold, 2018, 70 x 50 cm

Turquoise, orange, purple, silver, gold, 2018, 70×50 cm

Hydrography VII
Galerie Agnes Raben
Nieuwstad 20
7251 AH  Vorden
The Netherlands

April 7 – May 12, 2019
Opening: Sunday, April 7, 3 pm,
by Henriëtte van ’t Hoog
If you intend to come, please, send an email to the gallery.
Hours: Fri–Mon 11 am – 5 pm, and by appointment

Participating artists: Ine Dammers, Iemke van Dijk, Lon Godin, Henriëtte van ’t Hoog, Irene van de Mheen, Marena Seeling, Werner Windisch

Sinds 2013 maakt een groep kunstenaars in wisselende samenstellingen exposities met de naam Hydrography. Zij laten daarin abstract werk zien dat uitgevoerd is in waterverf. Vaak is het werk van aquarellisten figuratief en tamelijk conventioneel. De kunstenaars van Hydrography maken echter abstract werk. Zij voelen zich uitgedaagd door het ’traditionele’ imago van waterverf en de mogelijkheden die dit materiaal ook biedt voor een abstract-experimentele hantering. Daarbij zoeken zij naar nieuwe wegen om het publiek te verrassen met een ongewone visie op de mooiste verf die er volgens hen is. Aquarelverf is pure kleur waaraan de gebruiker water toevoegt. Maar omdat elk pigment een eigen soortelijk gewicht heeft, gedraagt elke kleur zich net even anders. Uiteindelijk is de verf dan ook de baas.

De Stijl and the Future, Foshan

De Stijl and the Future. Between China and Europe
Boxes Art Museum
Shun Fengshan Park
Shunde District

March 22 – May 5, 2019
Opening: Friday, March 22, 10:30 am
Hours: Tue–Fri 10 am – 6 pm, Sat–Sun 10 am – 8 pm

Participating artists: Liang Chen (CN), Iemke van Dijk (NL), Henriëtte van ’t Hoog (NL), Gonghong Huang (CN), Oleksiy Koval (DE/UA), Peng Li (CN), Ke Liu (CN), Shuqing Ma (CN), Xiao Tang (CN), Xiaoming Wang (CN), Veronika Wenger (DE), Michael Wright (UK)

Curator: Sophie-Charlotte Bombeck (DE)
Producer: Zhou Li (CH)
Supported by HiPP and Lufthansa Cargo

De Stijl and the Future, Wuhan (I)

De Stijl and the Future. Between China and Europe
United Art Museum Wuhan
16 West Yezhihu Road
Hongshan District
Wuhan, Hubei

January 11 – April 11, 2019
Opening: Friday, January 11, 4:30 pm
Hours:Tue–Sun 9:30 am – 5:30 pm

Participating artists: Liang Chen (CN), Iemke van Dijk (NL), Henriëtte van ’t Hoog (NL), Gonghong Huang (CN), Oleksiy Koval (DE/UA), Peng Li (CN), Ke Liu (CN), Shuqing Ma (CN), Xiao Tang (CN), Xiaoming Wang (CN), Veronika Wenger (DE), Michael Wright (UK)

Curators: Karin Wimmer (DE), Sophie-Charlotte Bombeck (DE)
Executive curator: Sun Jiangshu (CN), producer: Huang Liping (CH)
Supported by HiPP and Lufthansa Cargo

Icons \ Shift, Kiev

Xtra (Yellow), 2012, 55x26x18 cm

Xtra (Yellow), 2012, 55x26x18 cm

Icons \ Shift
An exhibition of KNO | lab.space
Mikhail Bulgakov Museum
Andreevskiy Descent, 13

Iemke van Dijk
Henriëtte van ’t Hoog
Jan Maarten Voskuil
Guido Winkler

Curated by
Iemke van Dijk and Guido Winkler

Hours: November 23 – December 20, 2018, 10 am – 6 pm, closed on Wednesday
Opening: Thursday, November 22, 7–9 pm

The exhibition Icons \ Shift brings together works from four Dutch artists who are closely related to each other and the Leiden based art initiative IS-projects. All four artists make paintings, yet are interested in leading painting away from the two-dimensional. The viewer’s standpoint matters. There is a shift from painting to object, although they are still painters.

Iemke van Dijk (1969) is co-founder of IS-projects. With printmaking as her background, her interest turned to making reliefs. Since 2010 she makes wall drawings and floor pieces that are basically trompe-l’oeil reliefs. Iemke van Dijk is interested in serendipity, yet deliberately sets rules for it to work. The work on show is part of a new series entitled Circles and Squares. The observer who understands that ovals represent circles will experience space and movement.

The geometric abstract work of Henriëtte van ’t Hoog (1943) often makes you lose your balance. She plays with the perspective of cube-like forms, with their three-dimensionality, their colour, and light. When you walk along these objects, their forms change, their perspective collapses. The reflecting paint on the back of the object radiates its colour on the wall. The reflection emphasizes its spatiality and gives the thing a poetic connotation. Consequently, the work of Henriëtte van ’t Hoog is at the same time concrete and not concrete.

Building on the philosophies of Theo van Doesburg, who promoted pure non-objective abstraction, Jan Maarten Voskuil (1964) creates multi-dimensional works that bridge the boundaries between painting, sculpture and architecture. He expands the possibilities of painting by stretching linen on spatial constructed wooden frames. Rigorous mathematical principles govern his experiments, as does an ongoing conversation with the conventions of Minimalism and Hard-Edge Painting.

In a concise and precise style, Guido Winkler (1969) makes paintings, photographs, multiples and spatial installations that evoke associations with architecture. They invite the viewer to experience space and time, and make him aware of the phenomenon of perception. Winkler’s wooden paintings are flat and have tapered sides. Like the work of the other selected artists, his work balances between painting and object. Guido Winkler is co-founder of IS-projects.

Hydrography VI, Freiburg

Red, Gold, 2016, 70x49 cm

Red, Gold, 2016, 70×49 cm

Hydrography VI
e9a – projectspace for abstract and minimal art
Eschholzstraße 9a
79106 Freiburg

September 16 – October 21, 2018
Hours: Wed and Fri 3–7 pm, Sat 10 am – 2 pm
and by appointment
Opening: Saturday, September 15, 7–10 pm

Curated by José Heerkens and Werner Windisch.
An initiative of Henriëtte van ’t Hoog en Iemke van Dijk.

Participating artists: René van den Bos, Ine Dammers, Iemke van Dijk, Christoph Gesing, Lon Godin (video), José Heerkens, Henriëtte van ’t Hoog, Dorothee Joachim, Susanne Jung, Irene van der Mheen, Eric de Nie, Lars Strandh, Günter Walter, Werner Windisch.