15 July till 16 August 2009


Residency Herman Knottnerus

In ongoing pursuit of young talent SYB goes to the extreme. A younger art duo than this one is hard to come by, a much better one, as it goes, as well, because these two represent the absolute top. In the summer weeks Herman Knottnerus en Pikachu will reside in SYB. A collaboration that started as two competitors for the title of best artist ever and resulted in a bond after a year of artistic warfare. Knottnerus en Pikachu turned out to be equals in strength.

From the project description from Knottnerus:

(…) en namreh & uhcakip de zeemeerminnen OEHH YEHHH MERMAIDSSS het hart van de zee zit vol met de kunst
PASSIE PLEZIER POEZIE AVONTUUR ALIENS ACHETR DE HORIZON  de ringende fietsbel in je hart is als de passie van pikachu En we gaan kunst maken en dat iiis leeeuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuk en kunstwerken maken dat is leuuuukkkkkkkkk
er zijn heel veel kunstenaars~~~~~~~~~~~~
in dit universumm~~~~~~~~~~~
maar er is er maar een~~~~~~~
de BESTE~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
en dat ben JIJ                chukapi             & herman!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Herman Knottnerus (Groningen, 1991) is eighteen now but will always remain seventeen at heart. He is studying at The Minerva Academy (Groningen). We congratulate the academy on the rare privilege to be able to count the best artist ever among their students. Of course we are very proud ourselves to be granted with his presence in Beetsterzwaag, and not least we express our gratitude to Pikachu, who to Herman is inferior in nothing, although he remains a small yellow and quite infantile in shape.

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Working period:
July 15 to August 7

Opening times working period:
Saturday and Sunday from 13:00 to 17:00 and by appointment

Sunday the 9th of August at 16:00

Opening times exhibition:
Saturday 8 and Sunday 9, Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 of August, from 13:00 to 17:00 and by appointment

This project was made possible by the Mondriaan Foundation.