28 February 2017

Elements of an apocalypse or evolution

bu Anne Marijn Voorhorst

On Sunday the 19th of February, Müge Yilmaz (1985, Istanbul) leads us, a group mostly consisting of Frisians and Randstad residents, to the woods of Beetsterzwaag. It’s dark and muddy. The month-and-a-half of Yilmaz’s residency has come to an end. She has mainly used this period to delve into the performance we are soon to […]

19 February 2017


Final presentation Müge Yilmaz

During the first weeks of her residency in Beetsterzwaag, Müge Yilmaz worked on a series of propositions. In the second part, she gathered a team of performers in ghillie-suits and arranged them in the woods of Beetsterzwaag as a tableau vivant. Using different configurations, the group played with positions, interactions and readings of Yilmaz’s propositions as though it were a manifesto. The reactions, feelings and opinions of the performers were largely decisive for the development of the creative process, and ultimately the result which will be presented in Kunsthuis SYB on the 19th of February.

8 till 12 February 2017

Gabber Nation 2.0: The Rotterdam Edition

Art Rotterdam Intersections

Feyenoord (1993) Drawing by Bobby Jacques

Gabber Nation 2.0: The Rotterdam Edition Kunsthuis SYB at Art Rotterdam Intersections 2017, 8th – 12th February in the Van Nellefabriek. Artists: Henrike Naumann, Boris Postma, Merle Vorwald, Bastian Hagedorn, Johannes Büttner, Tea Palmelund, Ekaterina Burlyga. Curator: Agnes Winter. Last summer, Kunsthuis SYB shook the foundations of quiet, peaceful Beetsterzwaag with a stomping presentation of […]

8 January till 20 February 2017

The Concrete : The Mountain

Residency Müge Yilmaz

“The Concrete : The Mountain” A ghillie suit is a type of camouflage suit that is covered with a lush, shredded coat. It is designed to enable the wearer to fully blend into his environment during a hunt or in a war situation. The best ghillies are handmade using natural materials: leaves, twigs and moss […]

17 December 2016

The Inevitable Others

Final presentation Feiko Beckers

Welcome to the final presentation of The Inevitable Others by Feiko Beckers on Saturday, December 17th, up from 16:00 o’clock!

11 November till 1 December 2016



Centre for Philosophy and Visual Art & Kunsthuis SYB joint residency open call.

7 November till 22 December 2016


Residency Feiko Beckers

De mislukkingen, het ongeluk en de gênante situaties die ontstaan in de interactie met de ander, staan centraal in het werk van Feiko Beckers. In zijn video’s en performances probeert hij grip te krijgen op situaties uit zijn eigen persoonlijke leven.

8 till 30 October 2016

7th SYBREN HELLINGA Kunstprijs

Exhibition nominees

The five contestants for the Sybren Hellinga Art Prize 2016 have been selected! The jury, consisting of Bianca Stigter, Jaring Dürst Britt en Riet Wijnen, nominated the following artists: Halla Einarsdottir (1991, IS), Milena Naef (1990, DE), Eric Peter (1989, NL), Machteld Rullens (1988, NL) and Sanne Vaassen (1991, NL).

24 September 2016


screening The One Minutes

Barbara Marcel, untitled, 2015 (© the artist, courtesy by The One Minutes.)

On Saturday 24 September at 17:00h, as an extension of Helen Dowling’s final presentation of her residential period at Kunsthuis SYB there will be a screening of three The One Minutes Series: -we do the voodoo, initiated by Helen Dowling –Communication with the non-human, curated by Melanie Bonajo –Making Hybrids, curated by Janis Rafa Helen […]

1 August till 25 September 2016


Residency Helen Dowling

A school of tropical fish. Shooting nervously past each other, guided by the sound of a crackling fire. Then three cheerful twenty-somethings snorkeling in a bright pink ocean. In between a shot of the water’s surface taken from the cool depths, behind it the blazing sun, to a soundtrack of sharp shrieking cicadas. Helen Dowling’s The Burning […]

1 till 3 July 2016

The Treasure of Opsterland

Interview by Agnes Winter

On Saturday 2 July 2016, a unique local product – Wild Treasure (Beastige Skat) – was unveiled at Kunsthuis SYB in Beetsterzwaag (Friesland, The Netherlands). Wild Treasure is a little silver case shaped like a Frisian forest bean, inscribed with a message and enswathed in a soft moleskin pouch. It was conceived and created in […]

15 June till 27 July 2016


Residency Henrike Naumann

GABBER NATION Opening Exhibition 23 july 2016 3pm – open end Exhibition 24 july – 27 july 2016 Henrike Naumann The collective project GABBER NATION focuses on gabber culture in Friesland and on the specifics of sub-culture in the rural area. While the Heipalen sound inspired the industrial gabber bass drum of Rotterdam, the village […]

1 May till 12 June 2016


Residency Jason Hendrik Hansma

Before you, on the ground, lies a thing. Before me, on the ground, lies the same thing. We see, feel and think differently when we look at this thing, but we are in agreement that it’s there: in and for itself. In the interaction with that thing that lies before our feet, we discover something […]

13 March till 15 May 2016


Exhibition John Kørner

Tot en met 15 maart toont Museum Bevédère een selectie van de schilderijen die de toonaangevende Deense kunstenaar John Kørner maakte tijdens zijn artist in residenceverblijf in Kunsthuis SYB. Kørner (1967) woont en werkt te Kopenhagen en exposeert internationaal.

13 February till 20 March 2016


Residency Rachel Sellem, Maaike Knibbe

We touch objects on a daily basis: cups, cutlery, plates, a mouse to control our computer, bottles of shampoo and soap, tools, chairs, couches, tables. We touch these objects because their functions invite us to. We drink coffee from the same cups everyday, sit at the same table, and everyday we open and close the […]

10 till 14 February 2016


Exhibition Art Rotterdam Intersections 2016

There is no haggling over the price of an artwork at the art fair. What you do see is hands that shake each other enthusiastically, hands that pat people on the back and hands that casually rest on a shoulder during a kiss. And every now and then you might spot a firm handshake that […]

19 December 2015 till 30 January 2016


Residency Riet Wijnen

“I recently received the news that Mr John Ravenswood, who lived on the island of Quelpart, had passed away,” writes J.J. Slauerhoff in the preface of Ravenswood’s collection of poems East Asia. The author, Slauerhoff continues, deserted a whaling ship and ended up on an island in the Strait of Korea. Afraid people would discover […]