Almost 30 years ago at the Love Parade in Berlin, Jim Avignon and Dadara took the street art world by storm with their painted flyers and joint performances. Since then they both made individual international careers, but never lost touch, even though their last collaboration was in 2013. Inviting Jim to Amsterdam seemed the perfect opportunity to give this a follow-up.
The exhibition will show recent works by Jim Avignon and new works made in collaboration with Dadara, as well as an overview of their common history.
After a year of restrictions, the need to meet people, make contacts and enjoy arts in company is greater than ever. O.D. Gallery participates in this need with the group exhibition COME TOGETHER!. In this show we bring together the work of a big range of street artists from the Netherlands and abroad, artists known to the gallery as well as some new faces and hopefully their audience. Of the latter we are proud to announce the collaboration with Mister Thoms and Pascal “Tanna” Tan.
The O.D. Gallery is proud to announce Nightgarden, the first Dutch solo exhibition in 10 years by Collin van der Sluijs.
After his very successful exhibition in Chicago earlier this year we are pleased to offer Amsterdam the opportunity to get to know Collin’s work more closely in the gallery space, which is less common for him. The result is an intimate and personal exhibition in which Collin van der Sluijs, in his characteristic virtuoso handwriting, comments in a dreamy way on the everyday stories and struggles of this period of isolation and thus also holds up a mirror to the viewer. In the first instance this shows a very alluring image. But also an image that, on closer inspection, questions many of the pleasures of our society.
The O.D. Gallery cordially invites you to the exhibition Ressources Naturelles by Pipsqueak was here!!! and Ador. After their successful first collaboration in 2018, we’re excited to welcome them back in the gallery. The artists feel a strong connection towards animal life and nature in general. In this exhibition they reflect on the evaporation of natural resources and the use of raw material. They feel that “like a cannibal, man is eating its own mother earth”. This doesn’t have to be a purely negative message but can be viewed as a call for engagement as well.
Bortusk Leer’s was interviewed by Walter van Teeffelen about his exhibition Art’s not serious, being dead is.
Walter writes for cultural platform If then is now.
During the ‘intelligent lockdown’ Bortusk Leer made special monsters with comforting and humorous messages such as ‘Stay Fucking positive’, ‘Smiling is contagious’ and ‘Smile, you wanker’. This work is now on display in the gallery for the first time.
The O.D. Gallery is happy to announce it’s reopening and cordially invites you to the exhibition Art’s not serious, being dead is.
With this exhibition we cheer up the people in Amsterdam. It is the second solo exhibition in the gallery of artist Bortusk Leer, known for his Happy Monsters holding signs with provocative slogans. During the ‘intelligent lockdown’ he made special monsters with comforting and humorous messages.