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Exhibition

OMP98 / project
into longing, vast rock
A staying at age: taking the off-stage to the fore.

A studio-exhibition/author exhibition curated by Onomatopee
February 8th – March 30th
open Saturday and Sunday’s 13:00-15:00

EVERY WEDNESDAY, 18:00-22:00
Joan will be working at Onomatopee, where you can join him in his temporary studio at irregular hours but for sure on Wednesday evenings.

Friday March 28th, 20:00
Finissage with SPECIAL GIG BY NAIVE SET 

PART OF THE YOUNG ART NIGHT of the VAN ABBEMUSEUM 

Sehnsucht, part and parcel of alternative pop culture, experienced by many teenagers during the time their bodies are wriggling under their skins, but usually left behind when coming of age, is Joan van Barneveld’s expressive theme.

Through collaboration, Onomatopee and Joan will develop new work and reflect on its territory. This becomes visible in a solo exhibition in the format of a studio space setting at Onomatopee, which will tour via Los Angeles gallery Paul Loya.  At Onomatopee, events like talks and music sessions will rock the foundations and stimulate outcomes. A publication will be launched at the end of the working period, condensing it and taking it beyond the confines of the residency.

Joan van Barneveld plays the deep desires and visual processes of pop culture. His earlier work energises the visual poetics of grunge culture, the 90s revitalisation of punk’s counterculture, into the present. In paintings made up ​​in black, he projects iconic images of this culture, both on stage and elsewhere. In these, people remain absent, but the feedback of the intensity of this cultural movement is ’condens

Curator / editor: Freek Lomme
Graphic design by Brusatto
Text by Freek Lomme, Rene Gabriels and Jan Tumlir 
Made possible thanks to the generous support of the municipality of Eindhoven and the Mondriaan Fund 


Publication

into longing, vast rock - Joan van Barneveld
OMP98

Joan van BarneveldPrice: € 25,00    

Photography: Harvey Herman

Photography: Harvey Herman

ISBN: 978-94-91677-20-5

Softcover, 112 pages
230 x 295 mm / 9 x 11 ½ inches

Curator / editor: Freek Lomme
Graphic design by Brusatto
Texts by Jan Tumlir, Rene Gabriels and Freek Lomme

Visual artist Joan van Barneveld processes deep romantic longings within popular culture. In the absence of people a feedback of the intensity of the cultural scene is articulated through a ‘condensed’ black veil staging a longed for, introverted grandeur.  

His earlier work energised the poetics of grunge culture. In recent series a deeper longing for an essential horizon is narrated with a wider visual perspective: ‘blackened’ pictures of popular spheres, devoid of people, that allow for a more reality-based motive and open up for wider narration as diptychs and triptychs. A staying at age in rock.

The oeuvre is represented together with insightful texts by LA critic Jan Tumlir, Dutch philosopher Rene Gabriels and Onomatopee director Freek Lomme who address aspects of landscape, rock’s intensity and romanticism in pop, leaving a sourcebook, a bible, for the identification of longing.


Made possible thanks to the generous support of the municipality of Eindhoven and the Mondriaan Fund  




Movements and centres
OMP98.1

Freek Lomme and Joan van BarneveldPrice: € 13,00    

Movements and centres
hard cores in hard-hearted chords
Poems by Freek Lomme with images by Joan van Barneveld
Graphic design by Eric de Haas / HEYHEYdeHAAS  

ISBN 978-94-91677-32-8

Pocket
Bronze + some black
90 x 150 mm / 3,5 x 6 inch
176 pages
26 images by Joan van Barneveld


When we want to articulate in-depth positions and get a ducking while we’re at it, the dynamic integrity of solitary isolation comes in conflict with the levelling status at the surface.

Curator, art critic and poet Freek Lomme and artist Joan van Barneveld feel the urge to leap. At the same time they are afraid of the deep. They want to leave but they also hope to return home safely.

Sketching as linguistic and visual creatures, they fathom the depth at the horizon of experience. With his poems – ‘short pieces of text’ – Lomme seeks to balance the humanistic challenge inherent of the modern armamentarium of language with an urge for intense ‘doings and dealings’. Van Barneveld’s artworks present places where we could get a dip: representations of our desire for profundity; imaginable locations where we can project handles for profound retreats.

This book is a report of their leap in the deep end. A shared tribute to the need to find a place amidst transition and to get lost while seeking the way. Lomme’s poems evolved between 2008 and 2014, often on the road, in a period when his radius of action shifted from that of a local dreamer to that of a global cultural worker. Likewise, the sketches by Van Barneveld can be understood as a localised report of a coming-of-age. They are silkscreens of photos made in Los Angeles and raw images serving as sources for new works: they localise and release profundity, specifically in the finalised works. During an exhibition of Joan van Barneveld at art space Onomatopee, run by Freek Lomme, they recognised each other in their respective movements and centres, and decided to combine this raw source material with the unpublished poems.

What this illustrated collection of poems brings to the surface is the palpable energy of their leap, their search for a profound, honest position in an expanding world. What connects them is their dedication to that depth, where they both take inspiration from Punk’s rough edges and the free arts’ applicable potential to articulate indeterminate spaces: ‘hard cores in hard-hearted chords’.

‘Rock on’








© Onomatopee 2011
Photography by Nolwenn Salaun
Photography by Nolwenn Salaun


project photography by Nolwenn Salaun
project photography by Nolwenn Salaun


Photography by Nolwenn Salaun
Photography by Nolwenn Salaun


Photography by Nolwenn Salaun
Photography by Nolwenn Salaun


Photography by Peter Cox
Photography by Peter Cox


Photography by Peter Cox
Photography by Peter Cox


Photography by Peter Cox
Photography by Peter Cox


Photography by Peter Cox
Photography by Peter Cox


Photography by Peter Cox
Photography by Peter Cox


Courtesy of Lmakprojects NY
Courtesy of Lmakprojects NY