Projects

Until we meet again

Vlaardingen, Jan 1995

event \'Tuesday Poem Day\' by Engelen & Engelen,
event \'Tuesday Poem Day\' by Engelen & Engelen,
Duration: 1995 - 2007
Location: Westwijk, Vlaardingen
Participants: 14 (De Strip not counted)
Visitors: People living and working in the Westwijk
Number of Events: 18 (De Strip not counted)

In 1995 Jeanne van Heeswijk was commissioned to develop a project that centred on the redevelopment of the borough of Westwijk in the city of Vlaardingen. Instead of creating a plan for placing public sculptures, as she was asked to do, she proposed accompanying the whole process of transformation over its ten-year period, and engaging with the process of change in Westwijk. She chose to invite several artists to organise 'meetings' in active co-operation with the borough's residents. The main question was how the local residents would be involved in what appeared to be the total transformation of the social fabric of their area. Were the planned changes, such as increasing housing in the now green areas, or doing away with community facilities and small shopping strips in Westwijk in favour of one central mall with facilities attached, really beneficial to the social climate? Would they positively affect existing social networks, as the plans proclaimed?

Under the title Until we meet again. Op weg naar Westwijk 2005. (1995), van Heeswijk began a series of projects, each of which was intended to involve residents in discussing and shaping the changes that were going to take place during the redevelopment period. To enable this, she effectively became a 're-granting' authority, re-distributing her artistic commission to the other artists, architects and members of the community, who were given (sub-) commissions to investigate, support, question and stimulate the process of change in Westwijk. Their projects were formulated to create opportunities for real encounters by means of temporary sculptures, social projects, installations and happenings. These projects were to be made in active cooperation with the local residents so that they could contribute to the initiation of new connections and directions necessary for forming new social structures and networks in Westwijk. They had the overarching concept of creating spaces where people could really meet each other, while at the same time creating a breathing space for culture. Projects in Until we meet again. Op weg naar Westwijk 2005. include Dalia Race Show by Jan Hein Melis, Dinsdaggedichtdag ('Tuesday Poem Day') by Engelen&Engelen, Ontmoetingsroutes ('Meeting Routes') by Kamiel van Schuuren, Desirepaths by Crimson, the 1998 campaign Stemmen in het donker ('Voices in the Dark') by Lauran Schijvens, De Strip by Jeanne van Heeswijk, and still to come The Kiosk by Bik van der Pol, as well as the Beeldentuin ('Sculpture Garden') initiated by Edwin Janssen and developed by Mauer United Architects and Roger Teeuwen, Lauran Schijvens and François Xavier Guillon.


Public faculty No. 12

IGA Kienberg Park, Berlin, Germany
2017


Public Faculty No. 11

Sunset park, Brooklyn, NY, USA
2016


Public Faculty No. 10

Stolipinovo, Bulgary
2015


Public Faculty No. 9

Queens, New York
2015


Public Faculty No. 8

Hollywood Boulevard
2014


PARKWERK

Lohberg/Dinslaken
2014


Geregisseerd geluk

Stedelijk Museum 's-Hertogenbosch
2014


Philadelphia Assembled

Philadelphia Museum of Art
2014


Habitorials

Trumpington/Cambridge
2014


Trampelpfade

Werthacker
2014


Afrikaanderwijk Cooperative

Pretoriaan 141, Rotterdam
2013


Freehouse Zuid - Wijkwaardenhuis

Pretorialaan 141, Afrikaanderwijk, Rotterdam
2013


Public Faculty No. 5

Copenhagen
2012


Public Faculty No. 4

Hayward Gallery London
2012


Glücksspiel

Werthacker
2012

drawing
drawing

The Great Unpacking of Associative Life

Marche des Douves, rue des Douves, Bordeaux
2011

Installation
Installation

Talking Trash

Church Street, Goulburn NSW 2580, Australia
2010

project site
project site

2Up2Down / Homebaked

197-199 Oakfield Road, Liverpool
2010


Public Faculty No. 2

Oleanderplein
2010

still from video shoot
still from video shoot

It runs in the Neighbourhood

Stavanger University Hospital, Stavanger
2008


Freehouse Zuid - Radicalizing the Local

Afrikaanderwijk, Rotterdam South
2008


Fields of (inter)action

NAi, Rotterdam
2007

installation in Ram Gallery
installation in Ram Gallery

Amnesia of a Landscape

Pijnacker-Nootdorp, Lansingerland
2006


Face Your World, Museumpark

Museumpark rotterdam
2006


The Blue House

Housing Block 35 Amsterdam, IJburg
2005


In the Field of Players

witte de withstraat Rotterdam
2004


Works, Typologies and Capacities

Neue Geschelshaft Bildende Kunst, Berlin
2004


Some 7

Ludwig Museum, Budapest
2004

Design
Design

De Strip

Westwijk, Vlaardingen
2002


Face Your World

inner city, Columbus, Ohio
2002


A Paper House

Rotterdam (2001), Taipei (2004-2005), Vienna (2005)
2001


Acte de Présence - Sans Valeur

Moderna Galerija, Ljubljana
2000


Draw a line

Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery,Tokyo
2000

installation
installation

Raising a Ruckus

Kunstlerhaus Am Deich, Bremen
2000

performance
performance

An Sich

Botersloot 40, Rotterdam
2000


Freehouse - West

Rotterdam West
1999

Facade Henry Moore
Facade Henry Moore

A Christmas Pudding for Henry

Metropolitan University Gallery, Leeds
1999


The Secret City

Middelburg
1997


Beyond ethics & aesthetics

De Unie, Rotterdam
1997


State of Mind

Villa Alckmaer Rotterdam
1996

installation
installation

Break. Dance.

Cleveland Gallery London
1996


Outside Livingroom

Mookhoekplein Overschie
1994


I + the Other. Art and the Human Condition

Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam
1994


Room with a view

Duende Rotterdam
1993


Room with a view (Private)

Amsterdam, Rotterdam
1993


Room with a view (Longing)

Rheinische Landklinik Kleef
1993


Room with a view (The Neighbour)

Maritime museum Prins Hendrik Rotterdam
1993


The Office

Heurne - Hemden
1993