Click on the link above to see an impression of the street art festival. Photos: courtesy of Yoo Choong Yeul.
In request of Abdolreza Rabeti and Hamid Nourabadi, two Iranian GAPI-members, GAPI informs
the GAPI members:
CALL FOR ARTISTS
GOGYOSHI ART PROJECT INTERNATIONAL (GAPI) ARTISTS
Gogyoshi Art Project International is asked to inform GAPI artists.
Iranian GAPI members Abdolreza Rabeti and Hamid Nourabdi and Mohammadreza Pourmatloub "visual art manager", and Nader Saadatyfar "cultural office boss" call upon Gogyoshi Art Project international members to participate in a cultural and artistic exchange between world artists.
Up to twice a year a programm will be performed with the coordinator of the cultural departement.
It is a cultural and artistic exchange between world artists with exhibition, artworkshop(s), training and new ideas.
The periods will be due in autumn or spring 2018.
Artists who participate and want to come to Iran, must first send an artprogramm (no theme) for 4-5 days for 15-20 Iranian artists;
All received programms will be juried;
Programms can be presented by individual artists and a group of artists. The group-programms are preferred, because a team will be more coordinated for their programs, and from all aspects it is better like friendship and relationship between them and other issues, but a very good art programm by an individual artist will be taken in consideration too.
All artforms (painting, sculpting, photography, video, drawing, and so forth) are welcome.
The workshops will take up 2-3 hours;
The exhibition will coincide with artists attendance in Iran.
The selected artists will receive a letter of invitation;
Artist have to pay for their visa, flight ticket and participationfee ( € 200 – € 300).
In return participants receive support for 4 – 6 nights, accomodation, food, city transfer and fun programs (excl. Ticketcosts). The funprogramm contains visiting of historic memorial, historic cities, river beach, music concert and very good restaurants;
Artists will stay at a *** hotel (Dezful, Shoshtar and Ahvaz);
Artists have to bring their own tools and or if they need special tools;
Artists will be given brush(es), canvas(es) and colors;
The artists will receive a certificate.
The organising team is trying to find sponsors.
Artists can send their requests with a full explanation of the programm/ask questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org as of 10 december 2017 untill 30 january 2018;
Iran is an Islamic country: women wear scarfs and cover up their arms and legs in public, drinking alcohol (beer, wine, and so forth) is prohibited.
Photos of #GAPi artworks at Cultureel Centrum Achterolmen, Maaseik, Belgium.
The music by MARGRIET VERBEEK for the GAPi exhibitions.
(5 october 2016)
Great news from Macedonia!
First of all: OUR FUKUSHIMA will have another exhibition at Kavadarci in january 2017.
Second of all:
GAPI members can participate in 2 exhibitions in Skopje!
1: Dutch embassy.
Theme: Day of Spring and the day of ecology.
Date exhibition: 21 march 2017.
2: House of Culture Kocho Racin
Theme: the poem DAYS by Kocho Racin. See the Facebookgroup to find the poem.
Date exhibition: 15 december 2016.
(26 september 2016)
GAPI issued Certificates. Fred van Welie: THANK YOU VERY MUCH!
(15 september 2016)
See GAP PRESS for three articles about GAPI in Macedonian Newspaper about the exhibitionstart today in Flux Gallery and KOCO-RACN Gallery, Skopje, Macedonia. Thank you Maja Kirovska and Jagotka Tomovska.
(12 august 2016)
(31 july 2016)
Click on the flyer to visit the GAPi Macedonia page.
(28 july 2016)
Ed received certificates of participation in the second exhibition in South-Korea. All participants of whom he received thes certificates have been mailed.
He also received membershipcertificates of ICAF - International Culture and Arts Federation.
(4 july 2016)
Fred van Welie made a beautiful catalogue of all Dutch exhibitions we had. Check it out!
State your name and address, also in the description in the e-mail.
What is GAPi:
Gogyoshi Art Project int. is a non-profit artproject aiming to build bridges between East and West by artmaking based upon the fiveline poems(gogyoshi) by Taro Aizu. His poems from “My Fukushima”and “The precious earth” are the inspiration and they tell about the consequences of the tsunami en melt down in Fukushima, march 2011. Taro writes with almost photographic precision about what he sees, feels and thinks, by which hope, love, simplicity and wonder become tangible.
GAPi wants to give hope, strenght and support to those who sufferd from this disaster. GAPi shows solidarity and respect.
GAPi already had many exhibitions in the Netherlands, Germany, Portugal, Spain, Brasil, Macedonia and South-Korea. In the Belgian exhibition several Belgian artists will take part.
(26 january 2016)
Fred van Welie and Ed Hanssen received copies of Guanzhoung Newspaper.
Very sad news: GAPi participant Aaf Woldinga passed away 18 december 2015.
GAPi wishes to thank Aaf Woldinga for her participation in the project.
Our hearts go out to her family.
This is what her family announced on Facebook:
She had been suffering from the effects of a brain tumor since several months.
She was able to complete her life according to her own wishes and in peace.
With this message we would like to thank everyone who was important to Aaf in some way,
and express our condoleances to anyone who knew her.
Warm wishes from Richard (husband) and Julie (daughter).
(November 29th, 2015)
The new posters for the next Korea-shows:
SUWON ART CENTER january 5 - january 10 - 2016
SUWON ART CENTER, january 5 - january 10 - 2016
GUNSAN YEGIP ART MUSEUM, january 14 - january 29 - 2016
GUNSAN YEGIP ART MUSEUM january 14 - january 29 - 2016
(November 15th, 2015)
I am very honored for I have been granted the title
"Honorary chairman of the Art subcommitee of
"The commitee Arts & Culture Development of Korea."
(October 7th, 2015)
The second part of East meets West will be in Seoul, Suwon, South Korea Gunsan
in February 2016.
We are all looking forward to part 2.
There is more to come!!!!
East meets West - Art is closing a Gap
Gogyoshi Art Groups thanks:
The Haegeumgang Theme Museum and Art Lee Museum, Republic of Korea (South Korea):
Kyung Myung-Ja, Cheon Eop Yoo and Sang-Mi Lee of the Haegeumgang Theme Museum,...
Eun-lee Yoo, Lee Min-Jung and Da Eun Kim of the Art Lee Museum,
Yoo Choong Yeul, initiator of GAPi in South-Korea,
Mr. Kwae-Jeong Kim, the President of Korean Museum Association, the President of the Council of
Korean Museums and the Director of Heo Hun Museum,
Mr. Jae-Hwan Kim, the President of Korean Private Museum Association,
Mr. Jae-Yong Kim, the Director of Daejun Ancient Museum,
The personnel of the Haegeumgang Theme Museum and the Art Lee Museum,
Department of Culture, the Committee of Arts and Culture Development of Korea,
Sponsors of the exhibition, the performance artists: Hyeon-ung Yu, Gyeong-ha Park, Sori Choi
Translator Linzi, the driver of the invited and visiting artists and all we did not mentioned here.
And thanks to all International and Korean artists participating in the exhibition.
We, the organizers and participants of GAPi, ArtNations and PAS, Taro Aizu and numerous artists who take part in the exhibition “East meets West – Art is closing a gap – Gogyoshi Art Project international”, being held in your beautiful country – in the Haegeumgang Theme Museum and Art Lee Museum, and possibly at other exhibition places in South Korea during the exhibition in the coming year(s), would like to say thank you.
Thank you for the great cooperation between us and for your enthusiasm towards the project. Thank you for framing all artworks and putting them in the excellent high-quality wooden frames and thank you for this exhibitions in two prestigious locations. Thank you for the beautiful catalog.
Thank you for the grand opening of the exhibitions at the Haegeumgang Theme Museum and the Art Lee Museum and thank you for your welcoming and the amazing hospitality.
Thank you for kind invitation of Taro Aizu and several participants of the project coming from Iran, Germany, USA to Geoje, for offering excellent accommodation at hotel Candle House in Geoje, the sight-seeing of fabulous island Oedo, providing meal and hand-made traditional Korean gifts to the visitors.
Thank you for preparation of a hundred of certificates of donation for all participants.
Thank you for all the hard work and all the efforts you have made.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
With regards and with our best wishes.
Ed Hanssen and Fred van Welie/GAPi, Lusine Breitscheidel/ArtNations, Paulo Duarte Filipe/PAS
and Taro Aizu, author of “My Hometown Fukushima”
(SEPTEMBER 5th, 2015)
Have a look GAP PRESS: GAPi in South-Korean press.
(AUGUST 25th, 2015)
Apart from the South-Korea exhibition: Minha Fukushima, Olhoa, Portugal.
(AUGUST 17th, 2015)
The exhibition at the Haegeumgang Theme Museum AND the Lee Art Museum is OPEN!!!
Fred van Welie is producing the catalogue. It will be amazing!!!!!
All participants will get a "certificate of donation" by the museum.
Five particiapants are invited by the museum to stay for some days.
(April 18, 2015)
A thank you mail by Elisabete Fortes of Municipio de Vila Real de Santo Antonio, Portugal:
Em nome da Eurocidade do Guadiana, queremos agradecer às entidades organizadores da exposição “Minha Fukushima”, Peace and Art Society, Artnations e Gogyoshi Art Project International, a oportunidade que nos foi dada de acolhermos a exposição e, desse modo, contribuirmos para o apoio às crianças com cancro vítimas do acidente nuclear de Fukushima em 2011. O nosso obrigada também vai, em especial, para a Susana Sousa, que foi incansável na coordenação, montagem das exposições, dinamização e desmontagem das mesmas, para o Paulo Duarte Filipe e para o Júlio Antão. Muito obrigado.
Com os melhores cumprimentos,
On behalf of the Eurocidade do Guadiana, we would like to thank the organizers entities of the exhibition "My Fukushima", Peace and Art Society, Artnations and Gogyoshi Art Project International, the opportunity we have been given we welcome the exhibition and thereby contribute to the support to children with cancer victims of the Fukushima nuclear accident in 2011. Our thanks go in particular to Susana Sousa, who was tireless in assembling the exhibition, promotion and removal thereof, for Paulo Duarte Filipe and Julio Antão. Thank you very much.
Município de Vila Real de Santo António
Praça Marquês de Pombal
8900-231 Vila Real de Santo António
(March 30, 2015)
De deelnemers voor de Zuid-Korea deelnemers / The participants of the exhibition in South Korea:
Aaf Woldinga - The Netherlands
Abdolreza Rabeti - Iran
Adrian Russell-Davies - Australia
Alberto Coudel Portugal
Ana Dacosta - Portugal
Angela Everduim Stoop - The Netherlands
Anka Nauta - The Netherlands
Anna Arndt - Germany
Annamaria Coda - Italy
Anneli Df - Finland
Antonietta Montemurro - Italy
Bart Ensing - The Netherlands
Carmen Heemels - The Netherlands
Cary Griffiths - USA
Clara v't Hout - The Netherlands
Conceição Agostinho - Portugal
Connie de Graaf - The Netherlands
Corinna Naumann - Germany
Dieter Hess - Germany
Dommy Gielen - Belgium
Ed Hanssen - The Netherlands
Elbreg Scheele - The Netherlands
Eli Ribeiro - Portugal
Elidia Luis - Portugal
Ellen van der Schaaf - The Netherlands
Emilia Piedade - Portugal
Emmy Verschoor - The Netherlands
Esther Ziher-Ginczinger - The Netherlands
Fernando A. F. Macedo - Portugal
Fred van Welie - The Netherlands
Gabriela Pickett - México
Gerda Stevens - The Netherlands
Gerrit Koster - The Netherlands
Gonny Geurts - The Netherlands
Hambarzum Sahakyan - Armenia
Hamid Nourabadi - Iran
Helga van der Poel - The Netherlands
Ina Mieras - The Netherlands
Ingo Leth Art - The Netherlands
Iris V't Bosch - The Netherlands
Irma Frijlink-Grasveld - The Netherlands
Jake Eldridge - USA
James Kellogg - USA
Jan Doek (+)- The Netherlands
Jan-Carel Koster - The Netherlands
Jonathan Benitez - Philippines
Judie Alberts - The Netherlands
Julio Antão - Portugal
Katrine van Klaveren - The Netherlands
Kitty Van Dijk - The Netherlands
Left Hand Georges, Veitjens - Belgium
Laura Elliott Artist - UK
Laurence Jung-Hee Steenbergen - The Netherlands
Lea Dolinsky - Israel
Leo Buz - Russian Federation
Lusine Breitscheidel - Germany
Maaike Rekers - The Netherlands
manuel leitao ferreira - Portugal
Margriet Verbeek - The Netherlands
Maria Adelaide - Portugal
Maria da Silva - Portugal
Maria Mur - Russian Federation
Maria Trindade - Portugal
Marianne Delmee - The Netherlands
Marietta Patricia Leis - USA
Marilyn Comparetto-Artist - UK
Marina Wortel - The Netherlands
Marlieke Overmeer - The Netherlands
Menau Policromia - Portugal
Mimi van Bindsbergen - The Netherlands
Nikita Knikta - Russian Federation
Nuno Murta - Portugal
Ortiz Manoli (Manoli Ortiz de la Torre) - Portugal
Paula Pereira - Portugal
Paulo Duarte Filipe - Portugal
Petra Fenijn - The Netherlands
Ré Noo - The Netherlands
Reen Sanderse - The Netherlands
Reinhard Fritz - Germany
Renee Middelkoop - The Netherlands
Robert van Rijn - The Netherlands
Rosa Claire van Vreden - The Netherlands
Rosilda Mendes Bezerra - Brasil
Rui Rosa - Portugal
Sonia Socorro Cabañas Cortés Portugal
Sonja Reedijk - The Netherlands
Thushari Gamage "Srilanka Oil Painting" - Sri Lanka
Tito Barajas - Mexico
Valery Valius - Russian Federation
Veronika Ban - Germany
Vladimir Kurdukov - Russian Federation
Vladimir Mikhaylutsa - Russian Federation
Vlasta Mijac - Croatia
Yoo Choong Yeul - South Korea
+ 9 South-Korea artists
Aan de deelnemers aan de expositie in het Haegeumgang Theme Museum.
Ons was het niet bekend, maar misschien is het bij jullie wel bekend, misschien ook niet, maar Korea en Japan hebben al vele jaren een politiek dispuut inzake een aantal eilanden: Dokdo/Takeshima.
Ons dwingende verzoek aan een ieder is om bij welke uiting dan ook(radio, tv, krant, web, enzovoort) een NEUTRAAL standpunt in te nemen en zich niet te mengen in de politieke situatie betreffende dit dispuut, mocht dit thema aan de orde komen. Begin er zelf niet over!
Een politiek standpunt innemen kan er voor zorgen dat jij, het project of jouw land in een politiek gevoelige situatie terecht kan komen.
Het is onze mening dat je dit ten alle tijden moet zien te voorkomen.
Wij, GAPi - Artnations en PAS, zijn internationale kunstenaarsgroepen, geen politieke groepen!
Wij willen onze goede banden met Japan én Zuid-Korea behouden en heel graag verstevigen.
Een standpuntinname in dit dispuut draagt daar niet toe bij!
We lichten het museum uiteraard ook in over ons neutrale standpunt en verzoeken het museum om zowel de (gedoneerde) kunstwerken, de kunstenaars en de landen die door de kunstenars worden vertegenwoordigd niet te gebruiken voor politieke doeleinden. Niet nu en niet in de toekomst. Een brief hierover zijn we momenteel aan het opstellen en zullen we binnenkort verzenden.
Heel veel succes met de voorbereidingen en houd dit bestand in de gaten voor verdere updates en informatie betreffende deze expositie.
In short for English speaking participants: In case you are being asked about Dokdo/Takeshima( a long time political issue between Japan and Korea) please stay NEUTRAL. We are not a political group and we do not want any of the participants, the countries represented by the artists, the project or anyone/anything to be comprimised. So: stay neutral!!!!
(March 29, 2015)
Update Fred van Welie March 29 - Update South-Korea exhibition in the Haegeumgang Theme Museum :
The exhibition will be held in August 17 to September 18 in the Haegeumgang Theme Museum.
Deadline sending artworks is June 1. All work has to be send directly to the museum before July 17 (their deadline).
Artwork: The size of the artwork is 60 x 70 cm (landscape or portrait). Please send your work without frame. The museum will frame them when the artworks are arrived at the museum.
The address: Haegeumgang Theme Museum Galgot-ri, Nambu-myeon, Geoje-si, Gyeongsangnam-do, Korea 656-841.So easy to send them in a tube. (sharing artworks becomes cheaper, so it is your choice).please do not mention a value on your forms, it will cost a lot of custom taxes. We or the museum won’t pay it. (if neccesary just mention something like: art for nonprofit exhibition (international cultural exchange) custom code 9701).
Files:What we need for publicity and maybe for the catalog:-your name (first name, family name) and country-A short statement of you and your work (no long CV or long list of exhibitions, that is why we placed your internet address, they can find it there)- a good high resolution portrait photo (we will use a square one) of you and one high resolution photo of your work- email and Internet address- A title of your work, the size and material / technique- Your chosen poemand…all in English
send the files as soon as possible to your art organization: PAS, Artnations and GAPi
Sales is not possible because commercial purposes/custom taxes
For people who want to visit the exhibition, the museum will tell more later; so they told us: Lodging place Don't worry about.
(March 15, 2015)
Paulo Duarte Filipe placed another video on his Facebookpage. This time it is about Minha Fukushima at Eurocidade do Guadiana, Castro Marim, Portugal.
GAPi is having a wonderful evening: the first names of the participants who want to be interviewed for Gogyoshi Art Project TV are coming in.
Also new possibilities for exhibiting are coming in as well!!!! If they were all to come true......
with the suggetions by Fred van Welie and Adrian Russell-Davies.
(March 14, 2015)
Minha Fukushima: Peace and Art Society´s Júlio Antão interview to Radio Eurociudad- Ayamonte--- Mi / Minha Fukushima na Eurocidade do Guadiana
Video: Fred van Welie - WAV Productions
Minha Fukushima in the PAS-Newsletter
Paulo Duarte Filipe(PAS) placed a video about the Minha Fukushima exhibition in Ayamonte, Spain, on the projects Facebookpage.
Minha Fukushima hit spanish newspaper. Read in GAP-Press.
Text translated into English by Google Translate.....
(Text and photos: José Luis Rua) is ready to visit the exhibitions together have been opened in the cities that make up the Eurocity in Lower Guadiana, and are a tribute to under the onslaught of radiation Japanese city tsunami that devastated. The first door opened in Villa Real de San Antonio, where works by artists from around the world coexist in a single sample. To extol the act was attended by labor Live graffiti, David Mota, who was completing a magnificent mural inside the Cultural Centre Antonio Aleixo. At the same time Dança Splah offered a beautiful choreography and Ana Dacosta showed a singing performance by José Joao and digested.
Then there was the Big House in Ayamonte who opened as a stage in a continuation of the same exposure, in addition to repeating the same acts already saw in the other bank of the Guadiana. And it ended in historic Castro Marin, at the newly opened cultural space of La Sal, which likewise scenery of musicians, set designers, songs and extraordinary saxophone Bruno Correia was repeated, besides the typical sound of the accordion Joao Pereira .
Opening remarks by the authorities in each of the enclosures. Audience, much more in Portugal than in Spanish. Great atmosphere and again, the presence of the Poets of the Guadiana that added to these acts within the poetic dramatization of "Minha Fukushima" with the Japanese poet Taro Aizu. Were read their haikus, written expressly for this international event by the poets of the Guadiana in each of the venues, and then the versions thereon made several. The press of Baixo Guadiana, in its latest issue presented at the conference, offered a special poems created especially for the occasion section.
The words of Antonio Cabrita, Pedro Tavares, José Cruz and Ana Francisco, next to the Spanish Diego Mesa, Rua Nácher or hijack Eladio Orta allowed by the attendees, and caused an atmosphere of respect and solidarity with those affected by tragedy, which unfortunately will last over time.
The Eurocity again reflected back into the calm waters of the Guadiana that turns the ordinary into the event. The exhibition will run until April 5.
Soon, if all goes well, I will start with something completely new to me.........
The Gogyoshi Art Project TV.
Plan is to interview and film the Dutch participants on location or at my studio and broadcast the interviews ("The artist at word...") on my Gogyoshi Art Project Int Youtube channel. The possibility of live viewing is present too. Excited!!!!! Hang on in there!
Yet another great opening of GAPi - Minha Fukushima in Portugal and Spain. Thank you Paulo Duarte Filipe! PHOTOS
Almost 100 participants of GAPi, PAS and Artnations said YES - SKOREA I WILL.
Now it is up to the Haegeumgang Theme Museum who can take part. I believe all must take part....... Soon more information will follow.
Here is a book about Fukushima by Wilhelm Horstmann. You can buy it at DBV Buchshop
Today I contacte "Mainichi", to get in contact with the artists/organisers of the exhibition.
(February 22nd, 2015)
Our call for entries is still open for a few hours.
Almost 70 participants from all over the world want to participate in our South-Korean exhibition!!!!
Fred van Welie and Ed Hanssen are overwhelmed! As soon as South-Korea is back in business due to the new year holidays, they will be overwhelmed too.
(February 14th, 2015)
The website was down for a while and I lost a lot of information. I hope most of the news is back on line. If you miss out on certain things, just let me know and I will try to find and upload it again.
NOW BACK TO THE NEWS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Man, do we have news for you!!!!!!
No: BIG news.
No: BIG NEWS:
We are heading for South-Korea!!
Dear participants of Gogyoshi Art Project international. Peace and Art Society and Artnations,
The exhibitions of Gogyoshi based artwork like Minha Fukushima is long from finished. A spanish exhibtion is still under contruction. But none the less Paulo Duarte Flilpe(PAS), Lusine Breitscheidel(Artnations), Fred van Welie and Ed Hanssen(both: GAPi), want to inform you about yet another forthcoming exhibition. Next stop is the Haegeumgang Theme Museum, 262-5, Galgot-ri, Namboo-myeon, Gyeongiu, Gyeongsangbuk-do, South-Korea. Tel: (0082)055-6320670.
The Haegeumgang Theme Museum has the biggest exhibitionspace in all of Geoje! The spaces are +/- 9,5m x 4,9m, 9,9m x 12,5m and a round space with a diameter of 5,3 m! The biggest of these spaces will be used for our exhibition. The museum attracts over 1000 visitors(mostly tourists) a day!
start of exhibition is august 2015 and lasts 2 weeks.
Right after this exhibition the exhibition will travel for +/- 1 year to 7 places in South-Korea. By doing so more people will get the chance to see the artworks. The idea comes from Lee Sang-mi, curator of the museum. By doing so the museum gives importance to the project and the works of art. The museum also wishes this to be the start of a cultural exchange, Hopefully we can lend a helping hand in achieving this. It would be something to be very proud of.
Next to the participants of GAPi, PAS and AN, 10 Korean artists will be part of the exhibition.
We want participants to create NEW ORIGINAL works of art due to transportation issues ánd because of more news of which especially the GAPi participants will read more about within a short time......
The NEW works of art can be made in ALL TECHNIQUES, but they are limited to the size 60cm x 70cm UNFRAMED.
The NEW works of art are again based upon the gogyoshi Taro Aizu wrote about Fukushima.
ALL new works of art are to be sent STRAIGHT to the Haegeumgang Theme Museum BEFOR JULY 2015.
No national or local collecting of the artworks.
SIGN the artwork, DOCUMENT it(high res photo, information about the artwork, material, and so on), a statement and a (short) CV in ENGLISH along with your e-mailaddress, website AND bankaccountnumber(IBAN/BIC).
Also send the photo and info(except the bankaccountnumber) to FRED VAN WELIE for a (possible) catalogue.
The MUSEUM asks for DONATING the artwork to them. It is NOT UP TO US to decide if you want to do so. We let the participants decide for themselves if they choose to do so. Bare in mind that this MIGHT be your ONLY chance to be part of this museum's collection by doing so.
Selling the artwork is possible. The museum will take care of all, payments áfter the last exhibition.
Would you like to go to South-Korea to visit the exhibition? Flighttickets are on your own expense, but cost of aid during 4 nights/5 days in Geoje are paid by the museum. LIMITED to a maximum of 5 people. Let us know if you want to go.
1000 Thanks to Yoo Choong Yeul for acting upon Fred van Welie his question if GAPi could come to South-Korea. Yoo Choong Yeul took care fot the project to come to South-Korea.
1000 Thanks to Lee Sang-mi, curator of the Haegeumgang Theme Museum for having us.
1000 Thanks to Taro Aizu for the inspiration.
We look forward to a beautiful long and prosperous cooperation between the Haegeumgang Theme Museum, South-Korea and all participants of Artnations, PAS and GAPi.
(February 14th, 2015) *2
Paulo Duarte Filipe made it all happen in Portugal. Once again!!!!
Minha Fukushima travels on!!!
First we had Faro.
Than we had Cachopo.
Now we have Vila Real St. António
All posters by Fred van Welie.
(November 18th, 2014)
Heres' a nice video for you, made by ETIC Algarve, Portugal. It is all about the opening of MINHA FUKUSHIMA. Listen to Taro Aizu!!!
(November 12th, 2014)
Today I was interviewed by Ron Buitenhuis, journalist for Dagblad De Limburger. Withing 3 weeks the interview will be published.
(November 11th, 2014)
A great day for GAP: Taro Aizu won a prize.....
the award of Japanese International Excellent Poet in Kyoto, Japan.
Gogyoshi Art Project goes international, once again!!!!
The Market Place of Faro, Portugal is the next stop. Many many thanks to Paulo Filipe Duarte!!! The exhibition is caled "Minha Fukushima". 67 Artists will take part, of which 25 participants of #GAPnl. This upcoming weekend Fred van Welie and Ed Hanssen will decide whom will take part of the dutch contestants. Exciting weekend ahead!!
Soon more news about very important things concerning "Minha Fukushima".
(June 28th, 2014)
The Dutch artworks that took part at the Munich exhibition will be returned at saturday 28 June at the working space of Jan-Carel Koster, Nijkerkerveen. BYO. Looking forward to seeing all participants once again.
Just like the Munich exhibition, the Faro exhibition will be documented in a catalogue.
More info will follow.
(May, 5th 2014)
One of the features of a "project" is that it exists for a certain period of time. So the Gogyoshi Art Project has a certain period of time to exist as well.
It started in 2012. The project intended to be a builder of bridges between east and west. It intended to help to understand Japan in its darkest days because of the Fukushima disaster. It intended to bring attention to Taro Aizus' poems: the gogyoshi. It ends at its peak: GAP in Munich, Germany, April 2014.
At the opening of the exhibition at Munich Ed Hanssen and Fred van Welie met Taro Aizu and shook hands. This moment was symbolic: east meets west.
All participants learned from and were inspired by Taro Aizu his gogyoshi.
The project brought understanding about the disaster by having 6 exhibitions: Lelystad, Amsterdam, Wageningen, Kerkrade, Grou and Munich.
It reached its peak.
It reached its goal.
It reached its end.
We have given a lot of time and energy to GAP and so have all participants. We also have several other projects running that need their attention as does our own artistic work.
I, Ed, want to express my sincere gratitude to Fred van Welie, for without him this project would not be what it became to be.
Thank you for all the time and effort you put into this project!
Thank you Taro Aizu for your beautiful and inspiring gogyoshi.
Many thanks to the (co-)organisers of all the exhibitions:
Fred van Welie, Ine van Gaalen, Marlieke Overmeer, Gerda Stevens, Clara van den Hout, Connie de Graaf and others;
Iris van 't Bosch, Kitty van Dijk, Clara van den Hout and Gonnie Geurts;
Rosa Claire van Vreeden, Petra Pelser-Fenijn, Emmy Verschoor, Judie Alberts, Inge Slothouber and Reen Sanderse and Patrick, Mark and Eva of “De Slang” and others;
Emmy Verschoor, Maaike Buisman, Judy Alberts, Clara van den Hout, Gerda Stevens, Johan de Jong, Gonny Gerurts and Anka Nauta;
Carmen Heemels, Marianne Delmee, Màlene Zegers, Helga van der Poel, Sonja Reedijk, Gerrit Koster, Jan Weijers and Ed Hanssen;
(if we have overlooked someone: please let us know and know we dó thank you.)
Many thanks to the GAP-participants who guided Taro Aizu in the Netherlands:
Maaike Rekers, Gonny Geurts, Judie Alberts, Anka Nauta and Petra Pelser-Fenijn.
Many thanks to the locations we had the possibilty to exhibit the project: #Loods32(Iris van 't Bosch), WUR(Fred van Welie), De Slang(Patrick, Mark and Eva), POST-(Tim Ijpelaar, Laura Selvi, Emilly Marr, Frans Geraedts and Christine Muntz), Expomeer(Betty Kloosterman, André Zandberg and Johannes Dalman) and Die Färberei(Lusine Breitscheidel).
Last but certainly not least: THANK YOU to all participants.
You can still apply to participate in Gogyoshi Art Project on Facebook.
As of now it is a virtual gallery of Fukushima and gogyoshi related art.
All things that are still running will still be taken care of (return of the Munich artwork and there still is a possibility for an exhibition in Allicante, Spain (Jan-Carel Koster).
All that happens after that, Fred and I will no longer be involved in from an organisational point of view.
We want to thank all of you for making us very proud by turning this project to be so beloved.
We will see you again somehow, somewhere, some day.
Fred van Welie, Ed Hanssen
(May 4th, 2014)
Back from the exhibition in Die Färberei, Munich. Curator Lusine Breitscheidel did a great job. My compliments.
Taro Aizu, father of gogyoshi, was present and he brought a present: his latest book "My Fukushima".
Several speakers opened the exhibition.
A beautiful catalogue was handed out to the present participants(those who were not present but were part of this specific exhibition will get one too). Many thanks to Fred van Welie(once again).
Besides the GAP exhibition I visited the Pinakotheke der Modernen to see some of the modern masters of art: Lüppertz, Penck, Baselitz, Beuys, Picasso, Flavin, Beckmann, Dix, Marini and a whole lot of aother artists of importance. A beautiful exhibition.
The day after the exhibition I visited Concentrationcamp Dachau. nearby Munich. It was an experience I will never ever ever forget!
Munich: Thank you!!!
Here are the pictures taken by Fred van Welie, myself and others. Included are some of the pictures of Taro Aizu's visit to the Netherlands. He was guided by a couple of Dutch GAP-participants: Maaike Rekers, Gonny Geurts, Petra Pelser-Fenijn, Judie Alberts and Anka Nauta. Thank you ladies!!! (If I left out someone: let me know!!)
It may be silent on this newspage, but rest asure....... a lot of news is heading your way!!!!
(11 june, 2013)
Finally an update. And what an update it is!!!!
Gogyoshi Art Project goes abroad!!!
Lusine Breitscheidel from ARTNATIONS is planning a HUGE GAP-exhibition in Munich, Germany in 2014/2015.
Thanks to Fred van Welie for the contacts with ARTNATIONS!!!
(19 april, 2013)
Next week Fred van Welie and I (and maybe more participants) will talk about the future of the project, because we agreed to take it a bit slower after the great Kerkrade-exhibition. I hope we will come up with fresh ideas for the project.
(10 march, 2013)
NU.NL reports about an anti-nuke protest in Japan. March 11, it s two years since the seaquake, tsunami and meltdown of Dawaichi Daiichi Nuclearplant.
The first exhibition of the GOGYOSHI ART PROJECT has taken place. #Loods32 was an excellent place to display the 77 artworks by 36 dutch artists who were inspired by 10 poems of 1 man: Taro Aizu.
The official opening was done by Jop Fakkeldey, alderman of Culture of the city of Lelystad, the Netherlands.
Here's a video André Broens made of the event. I think it's great!
We had a lot of visitors, some say even up to 200. I didn't count them but I was surely overwhelmed to see so many visitors attendeing this first of hopefully at least 12 exhibition throughout the Netherlands.
I have informed 4 Japanese newspapers about this exhibition and I hope they will place an article about the project. Thanks to Chiuyky Itoga for bringing the Japanese newspapers to my attention.
A HUGE THANK YOU to Fred van Welie, Iris van 't Bosch, André Broens and all of the Flevolandteam to turn this exhibition into something great and beautiful. Also a big thank you to Jasminka for making the most delicous sushi and cakes and other delicous things. Iris even gets another big hug for making two beautiful books of all the A4 which participants donated to the project. Both books were sold by "silent auction".