Vincent on board!

An important and very nice development at Mothership. After 10 years it’s time for a new phase. Vincent van Zon (1963) will take business leadership on the first of January. Together with Jeroen Everaert (1965), national and international projects in public space will be advised on and realized. Bundling their expertise in advice, consultancy, production and sales within the art scene, creates a unique combination in the Dutch world of art consultancy and architecture.

Vincent van Zon has been an independent entrepreneur in marketing, design, art and culture for almost thirty years. As an advisor, he worked for reputable concerns, such as Apple Computer, Microsoft and Marlies Dekkers

    On the left Vincent van Zon, on the right Jeroen Everaert. Photo: Monique Benthin

    Iconic Julhouette

    Jules Deelder doesn’t need an introduction, but alright: the legendary writer, poet, text virtuoso, funny guy, and performer celebrated his seventieth birthday this November. Rotterdam spotlighted him (with his sunglasses) on many occasions.

    Friends of Jules Deelder (Hans Kleinjan, Jack Kerklaan and Krijn van Laar) initiated one of these occasions. On November 26, a life-size statue of Deelder was revealed next to Café Ari in Rotterdam. Placing the statue was a guerrilla action, nobody but the creators knew of this project.

    Photographer and art director Lenny Oosterwijk is responsible for the design of the statue. One of his Deelder photos was used to create the silhouette. The design cut out of 4 cm thick steel is lifelike and very detailed. Mothership conceived the concept and took care of the production. Big thanks to Barzilay Rotterdam B.V. And Rotterdam Steel Works.

      Photo: Jeroen Everaert

      Deelder’s philosophical art revealed

      Another Jules Deelder initiative. Because of him it’s fun to get stuck in a traffic jam on the A13 highway. Now on display, along the highway and opposite the Rotterdam The Hague Airport, is his line of poetry ‘Het Heelal” (the universe).

      This is also an initiative of Deelder’s friends (Hans Kleinjan, Jack Kerklaan and Krijn van Laar), and a present for their good friend.

      Xtra Materieel offered their 20 meters wide frame to hold the text. Tekstuele verwenners Mwah designed the canvas and used their typical style for designing the text. Mothership acted as a producer in cooperation with Esbi.

        Photo: Esbi

        Хрустальная люстра

        That’s right, Mothership goes international! For a private Russian client, artist Hans van Bentem designed a crystal chandelier.

        The design is based on a family jewel and this heirloom is cherished by the family. This piece of art is appropriately called Jewel Chandelier.

        The crystal chandelier is hand and custom made with genuine crystal by our trusted Czech supplier.

        The result will be revealed soon!

          Impression (detail): Hans van Bentem

          Twisted fairy tales

          Under the 1,5% scheme, young artist Margriet van Breevoort was asked to design an artwork for the district service center in Kanaleneiland. Every district in Utrecht has its own district office or district service center. Local residents can visit these places for various products and services from the municipality.

          Van Breevoort designs sculptures of fairy tale figures, which seem less sweet than expected. Twisted fairy tales! This way she deepens our experience of fairy tales and fantasy.

          This permanent work will be completed around September 2015.

            Desgin: Margriet van Breevoort

            Happy Holidays!

            2014 was a very good year for Mothership, one of the highlights being the much discussed artwork ´Horn of Plenty´ in the Markthal.

            Mothership will end the year festively and takes a holiday from December 22th till January 5th. You can can still reach us via e-mail during this period, which will be read regularly:

            On behalf of the whole Mothership team: happy holidays and we’ll see you in 2015!

            We can’t wait!