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About us

‘TRANSITION ZONE’ is organised by Stichting In Principio (SIP) in collaboration with Stichting Ontwikkelingsmaatschappij ENCI-gebied (SOME) and Centre Céramique, as well as the Lector ship Autonomy and Public Sphere in the Arts (AOK).
‘PIONEERS’ is organised by Stichting In Principio (SIP) in collaboration with the Province of Limburg and the Van Eyck Academy, Maastricht.
Project manager:
-          Dr. Krien Clevis (curator/artist/researcher PhD)

Project assistent:
-          Eline Kersten (curator/artist MA)

-          Maarten Davidse (Artist/designer MA)

Collaborating partners:
-           Stichting Ontwikkelingsmaatschappij ENCI-gebied (SOME): Peter Mergelsberg (director) and Nicole Rokx (and related parties)
-           Natural History Museum Maastricht / Centre Céramique: Stef Niekamp (managing board)
-           Provinciehuis Limburg: Ad Himmelreich, conservator beeldende kunst(collectie) en erfgoed Provincie Limburg
-           Van Eyck Academie, Maastricht: Lex ter Braak, Laurens Schumacher, resp. director and business directeur
-           Regionaal Historisch Centrum Limburg/RHCL

Lector ship Autonomy and Public Sphere in the Arts (AOK)
-          Dr. Ruth Benschop (Lector), Lector Autonomy and Public Sphere in the Arts, Lectoraat Autonomie en Openbaarheid in de Kunsten

Stichting In Principio (SIP)
-          Prof.dr. Catrien Santing (Chair of Medieval History, University of Groningen / Academic Director Dutch Research School for Medieval Studies, chairman SIP)
-          Lidewij de Koekkoek (director Rembrandthuis Amsterdam, general board member SIP)
-          Gerard Kahmann (treasurer SIP)
-          Dr. Krien Clevis (secretary SIP)

Advisory board ‘TRANSITION ZONE’
-           Dr. Jeroen Boomgaard (Lecturer Art and Public Space at Rietveld Academy / UVA, Amsterdam)
-           Ad Himmelreich (conservator fine art (collection) and heritage, Province of Limburg)
-           Hans Jongerius (financial director Sonsbeek 2008/ Management Cultural Projects (JMCP), Arnhem)
-           Prof. Dr. Gert-Jan Burgers, professor in Mediterranean Archaeology at the Faculty of Humanities of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VUA)/ director of CLUE+, the VUA interfaculty research institute for Culture, Cognition, History and Heritage, Amsterdam
-           Dr. Benoît Mater, Curator Archaeology & History, Limburgs Museum, Venlo

Participating artists 'TRANSITION ZONE'
Names Fine Arts Graduation
Karel Dicker (2015-2016) www.kareldicker.com 
Miriam Sentler (2015-2016) www.miriamsentler.com
Eline Kersten (2014-2015) www.elinekersten.nl
Emile Hermans (2014-2015) www.emilehermans.com
Christian Berens (2013-2014) www.docking-station.org
Maarten Davidse (2013-2014 Sandberg Instituut, 2014-2016) www.maartendavidse.nl
Simon Weins (2013-2014) www.simonweins.com
Charlotte Koenen (2013-2014, Van Eyck Academie, 2015-2016) www.charlottekoenen.com
Sanne Vaassen (2012-2013, Van Eyck Academie, 2014-2015) www.sannevaassen.com
Joep Vossebeld (2010-2011, Van Eyck Academie, 2015-2016) www.joepvossebeld.com
Charlotte Lagro (2010-2011) www.charlottelagro.com
Participating artists 'PIONEERS'
Namen Kunstopleiding Website
Rod Summers (1943) Van Eyck Academie (1974-1977) www.vecworldservice.net
Jasper Coppes (1983) Gerrit Rietveld (2004-2008)
Van Eyck Academie (2010-2012)
Glasgow MFA (2013-2014)

Chaim van Luit (1985) ABKMaastricht (2007-2011)
Van Eyck Academie (2013-2014)
Bart Lodewijks (1972) St. Joost Breda (1990-1995)
Piet Zwart R’dam (1995-1996)
Sandberg MFA (1996-1998)

Krien Clevis (1960) ABKMaastricht (1979-1984)
Van Eyck Academie (1984-1986)
PhD Arts/Univ. Leiden (2009-13)

Astrid Mingels (1987) ABKMaastricht (2009-2013)
LUCA, Brussel MFA (2013-2014)
Kristina Benkocki (1984) Gerrit Rietveld/University of Arts, Belgrado (2005-2009)
MA Aristic Research KABK, Den Haag (2009-2011)
Van Eyck Academie (2015-2017)
About the curator
Artist/curator/researcher Krien Clevis has developed the concept ‘TRANSITION ZONE’ as part of her Postdoc at the Lector ship Autonomy and Public Sphere in the Arts (AOK) of the Arts Faculty in Maastricht. This concept is an extension of her promotion research. In her thesis ‘LOCVS’ (2013) she investigated the notion and quality of ‘place’, and confronted and contaminated this artistic research with archaeological debates about place. She examined the physical and qualitative characteristics of place, specifically at places with historical meaning. These are changing places, marked by new layers, aspects of time and space that are constantly being overwritten as a process of continuous change. Her research combines historical/archaeological, artistic and personal exploration of locations, with the aim of adding new or alternative meaning to layered places. She is doing this using a relatively new method in the arts, though currently introduced in the fourth field of academia: Artistic Research. The preliminary investigation for this project was done (May 2015 – May 2016) within the context of the Lector ship AOK and fits within her targets.