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You Are Cordially Invited
Chantal Hendriksen / Marijke Cobbenhagen
Willem Beukelsstraat 42, 1097 CT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Hear, hear! The second issue of You Are Cordially Invited is out!
You Are Cordially Invited's second issue is AUDACIOUS, showing a selection of artists who are cheeky, bold, daring and rough-and-ready. Artists who push their boundaries to achieve the results they deem necessary to portray their views of the world. What connects their practices is a sense of theatricality, a love of staging, thereby either putting themselves or the viewer centre stage.
You Are Cordially Invited #2
The Audacious Issue
The Group Show
The Group Show curated by Jaring Dürst Britt & Alexander Mayhew shows a selection of exhibitions that seamlessly blend into each other, like a revolving stage: with Alex da Corte, Than Hussein Clark, Brice Dellsperger, Julien Ceccaldi, Sol Calero, Patrizio Di Massimo, Eddie Peake, Rachel Maclean, Ryan McNamara, Jacolby Satterwhite, Ella Kruglyanskaya, Celia Hempton, Sarah & Charles, Mary Reid Kelley and Donna Huanca.
A photoshoot of artist Melanie Bonajo's happening Qu'est-ce que c'est? at pop temple Paradiso in Amsterdam, where various artists' bands performed in outrageous outfits. Melanie Bonajo is interviewed by Irene de Craen about her artistic practice, which focuses on gender, our relationship with nature and spirituality. With Mariechen Danz & UNMAP, ZaZaZoZo, Burning fire, Josefine Arnell & Michele Rizzo, La Chatte, echo+seashell and Baba Electronica. Voice over by Bart de Baets.
The Solo Show
For this issue young artist Paul Beumer photographed pieces of various painted surfaces, which give an insight into his research focusing on surfaces and their reaction to light. He is interviewed by Julia Geerlings about his work, which engages in an open-ended dialogue with the history of abstract painting, while simultaneously investigating notions of romanticism, spirituality and even kitsch.
You Are Cordially Invited is an initiative of Marijke Cobbenhagen and Chantal Hendriksen who, as graphic designers, are looking for new concepts on the representation of contemporary art. Resulting in a two-dimensional exhibition space for contemporary art, manifesting itself in the form of a glossy magazine. With a visual approach, that touches upon aesthetics that are already common in fashion, the magazine aims to reach a wider audience for contemporary art.
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You Are Cordially Invited #1 — The Art Fair Issue
The launch issue (2013) presented a two-dimensional art fair with an international line-up of galleries, showing recent –and often still available– works of art.
Further coverage can be found on several art and fashion blogs, such as Kees Koomen / Kunstkrant / Elle / Marie Claire / Glamour / Trends360 / Fashionlicious / One Sec Please / Couturekrant / Irenebrination