What now, Koetsier…?

Wat nu, Koetsier? is an exhibition, symposium, and publication launch with contributions by many KABK alumni, (guest) tutors and PhDArts researchers.

When the artist Hans Koetsier passed away in 1991, the newspaper headline read "Wat nu, Koetsier…?" (What now, Koetsier…?), lamenting his loss and the ending of his typographic invasions in the advertisement space of the paper. 

“What now?” is the question posed to 45 prominent graphic designers and artists, offering them their own advertisement space in the newspaper of today. The results are witty, touching, critical, and lyrical, provoking thoughts on visual language, advertising, and togetherness in our present day. After being published in Het Parool and on watnukoetsier.nl, the series are revealed in life size in the exhibition Wat nu, Koetsier? accompanied by a symposium and publication launch.

The exhibition will be in constant transformation, adapting to the presentations of Erik Kessels, Janneke Wesseling, Maria Barnas, Delphine Bedel, and Jouke Kleerebezem, who all made a personal selection from the series, and wrote about the project for the special broadsheet publication.

Saturday 4 November

12:00 opening
14:00 introduction to Wat nu, Koetsier?
15:00 Erik Kessels
16:00 Janneke Wesseling
18:00 closing

Sunday 5 November

12:00 opening
14:00 Maria Barnas
15:00 Delphine Bedel
16:00 Jouke Kleerebezem
18:00 closing

With contributions by artists and designers, among others, many KABK alumni, (guest) tutors and PhDArts researchers: Bart de Baets, Our Polite Society, The Rodina, Gilles de Brock, Kok Pistolet, Studio Joost Grootens, Navid Nuur, Roosje Klap & Merel Boers, Lennarts & de Bruijn, Job Wouters, Lesley Moore...

Wat nu, Koetsier? is initiated by: Celina Yavelow, Freja Kir, and René Put / Chives Archives and PutGootink.

The exhibition is generously supported by: Creative Industries Fund NL, Het Parool, Igepa group, RI Reklame, and Spring House.



Sat 4 November 2017 13.00 - Sun 5 November 2017 19.00


De Ruijterkade 127, Amsterdam

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