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Artist in Residence 2019 at SCHUNCK

01-01-2019 t/m 01-07-2019

Category: Visual arts

Audience: Adults

Meet Ana Navas - work in progress - exhibition starting in July 2019.

Ana Navas, artist in residence 2019 about her work at SCHUNCK:

Working in different media like sculpture, video, painting and performance my work deals with processes as translation, assimilation and appropriation. I think very often of my praxis as going behind the traces of an object’s genealogical tree. What are its possible ancestors, influences or new contexts in which it might reappear? Sometimes this approach can be real, historical, and other times, those connections are rather fictional ones. During my work process, the metaphor of a non-stop domino effect, where things and contents
are constantly moving each other, is recurrent. I try to stay far away of the idea of a zero point of creation, thus I question terms strong related to art making as revolution, creativity or authorship. For me, art is a dialogue with strangers, but this dialogue does not only
resonate to the direct participants of the artistic experience, but creates also a wider echo. One of the main questions in my work is how art is perceived and transformed outside the art context and what are the meeting points between art and disciplines as design / ethnography / fashion / decoration and the relation between ʻhighʼ and ʻpopularʼ culture. I am interested in moments
where these encounters, transformation, absorption and imitation are especially present. What are the objects that shape entire generations and remain in the collective memory? And how does the meaning of universal forms change in different contexts? This is how in my work a wide variety of themes such as adolescence, forgery, amateur art, song covers or costumes question the relationship between art and everyday life, between design and sculpture and between original and copy. My practiceʼs central moment is the confrontation with the world of things. I use profane forms, materials, symbols, images and texts, reorder and reconsider them. The profane, that seemingly unimportant, is, in addition to a primary language, our fantasiesʼ and valuesʼ main storyteller.

SCHUNCK Atelier 2019

This is the second residency at SCHUNCK, made possible with support of Mondriaan Fonds.

2018: Artist in residence Marieke Coppens – projects Mine and Healing Heptagon Pop-up shop


Picture of the week - study objects and work in progress

Costumes for domestic objects (ironing board). Trying out gestures able to kick back design into sculptural language.

Picture of the week - archetype

noun: archetype; plural noun: archetypes
1. 1.
a very typical example of a certain person or thing.
“he was the archetype of the old-style football club chairman”
o an original which has been imitated; a prototype.
“an instrument which was the archetype of the early flute”
sinónimos: typification, type, prototype, representative, stereotype; Más
2. 2.
(in Jungian theory) a primitive mental image inherited from the earliest human ancestors, and supposed to be present in the collective unconscious.
3. 3.
a recurrent symbol or motif in literature, art, or mythology.
“mythological archetypes of good and evil”

Picture of the week - DNB show

The title of the exhibition is derived from multiple choice questionnaires from personality tests, which are also connected with research into the behavior of people: one of the options is the answer Rarely true. But what I especially liked about the title is the fact that it could also refer to a ‘strange’, different reality: as objects can do.

Picture of the week - decorate


verb: decorate; 3rd person present: decorates; past tense: decorated; past participle:decorated; gerund or present participle: decorating
1. 1.
make (something) look more attractive by adding extra items or images to it.
“the town was decorated with Christmas lights”
sinónimos: ornament, adorn, trim, embellish, garnish, furnish, accessorize, enhance, grace,enrich; Más
apply paint or wallpaper in (a room or building).
“the five bedrooms are individually decorated”
sinónimos: paint, wallpaper, paper, furbish, smarten up; Más
2. 2.
confer an award or medal on (a member of the armed forces).
“he was decorated for outstanding bravery”
sinónimos: give a medal to, pin a medal on, honour, confer an award on; Más

Picture of the week - disguise

1. 1.
give (someone or oneself) a different appearance in order to conceal one’s identity.
“we took elaborate measures to disguised ourselves as locals”
sinónimos: dress oneself up as, pass oneself of as, pretend to be, impersonate, pose as;
“Eleanor disguised herself as a man”
in disguise, camouflaged, incognito, under cover;
sailing under false colours
“a disguised police officer”

1. 1.
a means of altering one’s appearance to conceal one’s identity.
“I put on dark glasses as a disguise”
sinónimos: false appearance, camouflage, concealment;
outfit, costume;
“his bizarre disguise drew stares from fellow shoppers”




Picture of the week - cushion




1. 1.a bag of cloth stuffed with a mass of soft material, used as a comfortable support for sitting or leaning on.

“comfortable chairs and sofas piled with cushions”sinónimos: pillow, bolster, headrest; Más

2. 2.something providing support or protection against impact.

“underlay forms a cushion between carpet and floor”sinónimos: protection, buffer, shield, defence, bulwark

“a cushion against fluctuations in demand”


1. 1.soften the effect of an impact on.

“the bag cushions equipment from inevitable knocks”sinónimos: protect, shield, shelter, cocoon

“residents are cushioned from the outside world”

2. 2.mitigate the adverse effects of.

“to cushion the blow, wages and pensions were increased”sinónimos: soften, lessen, diminish, decrease, mitigate, temper, allay, alleviate, reduce the effect of, take the edge off, dull, blunt, deaden, absorb, muffle, stifle

“George told me the news, trying hard to cushion the blow”

Picture of the week

At home with one work of the series “Taras” (prototypical soft paintings for corners)

Picture of the week - Mask

1. 1.
a covering for all or part of the face, worn as a disguise, or to amuse or frighten others.
sinónimos: disguise, veil, false face, domino, stocking mask, fancy dress; Más
2. 2.
a covering made of fibre or gauze and fitting over the nose and mouth to protect against air pollutants, or made of sterile gauze and worn to prevent infection of the wearer or (in surgery) of the patient.
sinónimos: matte, photomask, shadow mask, masking, masking tape
“a mask that blocks out part of the image”

1. 1.
cover (the face) with a mask.
“he had been masked, bound, and abducted”
sinónimos: hide, conceal, disguise, cover up, obscure, screen, cloak, camouflage, veil,mantle, blanket, enshroud
“people carried herbs to mask the stench”

2. 2.
conceal (something) from view.
“the poplars masked a factory”
sinónimos: hide, conceal, disguise, cover up, obscure, screen, cloak, camouflage, veil,mantle, blanket, enshroud
“people carried herbs to mask the stench”


Picture of the week - frame

1. 1.
a rigid structure that surrounds something such as a picture, door, or windowpane.
sinónimos: setting, mount, mounting, surround, fixture, support, stand
“the photograph hung in a polished frame”

2. 2.
a person’s body with reference to its size or build.
“a shiver shook her slim frame”
sinónimos: body, figure, form, shape, physique, build, size, proportions; Más
1. 1.
place (a picture or photograph) in a frame.
“he had had the photo framed”
sinónimos: mount, set in a frame; Más
2. 2.
formulate (a concept, plan, or system).
“staff have proved invaluable in framing the proposals”
sinónimos: formulate, draw up, plan, draft, map out, sketch out, work out, shape, compose,put together, arrange, form, devise, create, establish, conceive, think up, hatch,originate, orchestrate, engineer, organize, coordinate;
informaldream up, cook up
“the legislators who frame the regulations”

Picture of the week - plinth

noun: plinth; plural noun: plinths
1. a heavy base supporting a statue or vase.
“busts of the King and Queen on marble plinths”
the lower square slab at the base of a column.
the base course of a building, or projecting base of a wall.

Picture of the week : At my studio. Preparations for "costume for a drying rack".

Foto van de week: At Beeldenstorm Eindhoven. Preparations for "13 is a lucky number"

Foto van de week: At home. Preparations for the series "Taras".

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