KARIN, visual artist
Visual artist • couple • Amsterdam
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ABOUT MY SPACE
Together with my husband Erik Wuthrich, who is a sculptor, I live very near the Museum Square in Amsterdam which is a superb location. I have my artist studio at home.
On the same floor as my artist studio (I'm a painter) we run a guest room : http://artbedbreakfast.blogspot.nl/
It is a large living / bed room with a large double sleeper, with a private toilet and access to the bathroom and the fully equipped kitchen of the artist studio. (We live on the floor above the guest room.)
The idea behind it was to generate some extra income and attract (international) guests who might also buy our art works. In practice our guests are mainly common tourists who come to visit the Van Gogh museum etc.
It would be great to take it to the next level and increase the possibility of a real match, so my/our work will benefit from foreign networks. (in terms of sales, network, exhibition possibilities abroad, etc.)
Besides the location I can offer my insights being an Amsterdam based artist for 30 years. I also work as an editor at an arts magazine and I'm a curator. For instance, next year I will have a major solo show at CODA Museum in the Netherlands and as their guest curator I will compose a group show at the museum as well. Our artists websites are: www.karinbos.info and www.erikwuthrich.nl We are especially interested to host art collectors, art critics, curators, gallerists and fellow visual artists.
✓ Clothes washer
✓ Complete kitchen
✓ No smoking allowed
✓ No pets allowed
ABOUT MY WORK
My artistic and academic practice has evolved in the last 10 years framed by the development of public art practice in UK.
Throughout these 10 years, the fluctuating emphasis on ‘site-specificity’ has given way to many critical revisions of such a concept, brought about by economic, technological and social transformations.
The concept of place has also hovered in and out of vision and many terminologies have risen or fallen out of favour. To name but a few, New Genre Public Art, Socially Engaged artistic practice, Relational Art, Dialogical Art have all meant an increasing level of attention towards public art, whilst at the same time the increase in public art commissioning activities has sealed and institutionalised a nowadays evident alliance between urban development and cultural agencies.
Within such a contested as much as established territory however, I believe still exist concrete possibilities of exploring, revealing and debating social relations, paradoxes and dichotomies present in public life and its settings whilst directly confronting dangers of instrumentality and possible co-options of artistic practice by various other players or partners in urban development.
Each project is intended as an investigative action propelled by the need to present small but scaleable corrective elements within our contemporary social ecology, so heavily characterised by deceptions, entrapments and outdated rhetorics but also extreme potential for engagement, challenge and revision.