Steven Aalders at On The Inside:
26 March – 4 June 2023
Steven Aalders has been invited to join a duo exhibition with Aaron van Erp at the project space On The Inside in Amsterdam Noord from March 26 to June 4, 2023. In the exhibition Aalders monumental minimalism is juxtaposed to Aaron van Erp's macabre universe.
Location: Project Space On The Inside, tt Melaniaweg 1, Amsterdam
Wednesday till Friday: 10 am - 5 pm
Saturday and Sunday: 1 pm - 5 pm
and by appointmnet
Steven Aalders at Stichting IK Middelburg:
17 March – 27 August 2023
IK Foundation invited Steven Aalders to contribute to the research into the comprehensive meaning of the trem 'key work'. When is a work a key work? What meaning does it have for the maker? Is it important to the viewer?
Steven Aalders shows three large-sized paintings and a couple of smaller works at Dam 6 in Middelburg from March 17 to August 27, 203
Stichting IK is open on Saturday and Sunday between 2 and 5 pm an by appointment.
Steven Aalders at Galerie Storms in München:
9 September – 22 October 2022
Galerie Walter Storms in Munich invited Steven Aalders to maken an exhibition with new works. The exhbition, entitled Elements, opens September 9 and runs until October 22, 2022
Steven Aalders, Seasons, Kröller-Müller Museum:
13 November – 5 June 2022
Steven Aalders has a solo exibition, entitled Seasons, at the Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo (NL) from November 13, 2021 to June 5, 2022. Along the exhibition a comprehensive similar titled catalogue has been published by the museum in collaboration with Hatje Cantz, Berlin, including a text by Rudi Fuchs and designed by Irma Boom.
You can listen to an interview with Aalders by Robert van Altena through soundcloud [in Dutch] here.
Steven Aalders at Van Gogh Museum:
24 January – 6 September 2020
A painterly installation by Steven Aalders, entitled View, is on display at the Van Gogh Museum from January 24 to June 1, 2020, and due to temporarily closure now extended until September 6, 2020. Inspired by Van Gogh's The Harvest (1888) Aalders made a layered oil painting in two vertical equally divided planes of colour, golden yellow and sky blue. For Aalders, these are the colours of van Gogh. For the installation at the museum Aalders hanged the painting in the centre of a brickstone red painted plane on the wall. For this, Aalders is inspired by a fragment in a leter by Van Gogh, in which he explains, he tested this Harvest painting at home by lying it down on the red stone floor, to see if the painting was as 'real' as the surrounding floor.
For an interview with Steven Aalders on this work at the Van Gogh Museum by Robert van Altena click here.
For more information please see the website of the Van Gogh Museum
Unveiling View by Steven Aalders:
24 November – 24 November 2019
In commission of Huize Frankendael, Steven Aalders designed an art work for a wall in one of the rooms of the eighteenth century building. It will be unveiled during Amsterdam Art Weekend on Sunday 24 November at 4 pm.
The art work, entitled View, consists of a wall filling square horizontally divided in two planes in two colors. It serves as a background for a standing monochrome oil painting. The mural and the painting follow the dimensions and proportions of the room and the window that overlooks the garden.
View will be permanent on display at Huize Frankendael, Middenweg 72, Amsterdam
Steven Aalders at Museum Voorlinden, Wassenaar:
19 January – 12 December 2019
The monumental series Quartet by Steven Aalders is included in the exhibition Less is More at Museum Voorlinden, Wassenaar, from January 19 until Deecmber 12, 2019.
Finnisage Steven Aalders Koorkerk Middelburg:
11 August – 11 August 2018
Saturday August 11 pianist John Snijders played Piano and Palais de Marie by Morton Feldman during the finissage of the art installation by Steven Aalders at the Koorkerk in Middelburg. At the invitation of Ad van 't Veer, Aalders had installed two diptychs for the Koorkerk, Zee Land and In Uit, that have been on view from June 23 until August 11, 2018.
Steven Aalders at Koorkerk, Middelburg:
23 June – 11 August 2018
Saturday June 23 an art installation by Steven Aalders opens at the Koorkerk in Middelburg. At the invitation of Ad van 't Veer, Aalders has designed two diptychs for the Koorkerk, Zee Land and In Uit. They will be on view until August 11, 2018.
Amsterdam Art Weekend:
23 November – 26 November 2016
Slewe Gallery participates at the sixth edition of Amsterdam Art Weekend from Thursday November 23 through Sunday November 26, 2017 with extended opening hours of the gallery.
During Amsterdam Art Weekend the exhibition In Search of Red, Yellow and Blue by Steven Aalders will be on view at the gallery.
At the Gallery Opening Night Friday November 24 there is a book lauch of The Fifth Line. Thoughts of a Painter at the gallery from 5 to 7 pm. The book consists of interviews that Robert van Altena conducted with Steven Aalders about art, and particularly abstract painting and how it relates to the world.
Sunday 26 November there will be a performance by John Snijders (piano) of Proeven van Stijlkunst at the recently renovated studio of Steven Aalders on the Derde Kostverlorenakde 4 in Amsterdam West.
This 100-year-old, early modern piece of music by Dutch composer Jacob van Domselaer, is a translation of Mondrian’s path to abstraction and has been performed by Nelly Van Doesburg during the celebrated Dada Evenings organized by Theo van Doesburg in the early nineteen twenties. This composition was previously performed by John Snijders at the Van Doesburghuis this summer.
There are extended opening hours of the gallery during Amsterdam Art Weekend:
Friday 24 November 1-9 pm
Saturday 25 November 12-8 pm
Sunday 26 November 12-6 pm
For more information please visit www.amsterdamart.com
Adam Colton and Steven Aalders at Art Chapel Amsterdam:
1 September – 8 October 2017
Adam Colton and Steven Aalders are participating in the exhibition The Idiom of Abstraction at Art Chapel Amsterdam. The ehibition, which has been curated by Maarten Bertheux, includes works by seven contemporray artists who expand on the vocabulary of abstraction, now more than a century on. The exhibition opens Friday September 1 at 7 pm and will run until October 8.
Prinses Irenestraat 19
1077 WT Amsterdam
Wednesday-Sunday: 12 am - 5 pm
For more information please visit www.artchapel.nl
Steven Aalders at Kunsthal Kade, Amersfoort:
5 May – 3 September 2017
Work by Steven Aalders has been included in the exhibition The Colours of De Stijl at the Kunsthal KAdE in Amersfoort, which opens May 5. Other artists included are De Stijl artists Piet Mondrian, Theo van Doesburg and Gerrit Rietveld, as well as Barnett Newman, Jasper Johns, Ad Reinhardt, Robert Ryman, Olafur Eliasson and Alan Charlton a.o. It will be on view until September 3.
For more infromation please visit the website www.kunsthalkade.nl
Kunsthal KAdE, Eemplein 77, Amersfoort
Open Tuesday-Sunday 11-17 hrs
Book launch De vijfde lijn at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam:
19 March – 19 March 2017
Sunday March 19 the publication De vijfde lijn by Steven Aalders and Robert van Altena has been launched. The book, until now in Dutch language only, consists of 13 conversations by Robert van Altena with the abstract painter Steven Aalders about art, especially abstract at and its relation to the world.
De vijfde lijn (The Fifth Line) is a pocket of 272 pages , designed by Irma Boom and published by Prometheus.
Amsterdam Art Weekend:
24 November – 27 November 2016
Slewe Gallery participates at the fifth edition of Amsterdam Art Weekend from Thursday November 24 through Sunday November 27, 2015 with extended opening hours of the gallery.
During Amsterdam Art Weekend the exhibition Works on paper by Callum Innes, Dan Walsh, Ian Davenport, Paul Drissen and Steven Aalders will be on view at the gallery.
Friday November 25 and Saturday November 26 the gallery will be open from 12 am until 8 pm, Sunday the gallery will open from 12 am to 6 pm.
For more information please visit www.amsterdamart.com
Steven Aalders at Eyes Only, München:
9 September – 26 October 2016
Steven Aalders has been invited by EYES ONLY, a non-profit exhibition space in München, to make an installation. It opens September 9 and runs until October 26, 2016. It take place in a ground-floor showcase, which is located in the so-called Kunstareal in the Center of Munich, Germany and can be seen through the window every Monday to Saturday 8 am - 8 pm.
Especially for EYES ONLY Aalders composed the space-related installation Display: two black lines painted on the back wall and two transparant colour film planes sticked on the window. The installation is a three dimensional display of separation of line and colour. The image merges and falls apart while walking along.
For more information please visit www.eyesonly.gallery
Steven Aalders, Domenico Bianchi and Alan Charlton at Stedelijk Museum:
26 May – 2 October 2016
Works by Domenico Bianchi, Alan Charlton and Steven Aalders are inlcuded in the by Rudi Fuchs curated show at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam this Summer, entitled Excitement. The exhibition has opened May 26 and will be on view until October 2.
The show gives an overview of the works (and artists) Fuchs has collected as former director of the Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum, Gemeentemuseum The Hague and Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. For more infomation please visit www.stedelijk.nl
Steven Aalders and Alan Charlton at Walter Storms Galerie:
8 April – 28 May 2016
Steven Aalders, Alan Charlton & Ulrich Erben at Walter Storms Galerie, München
From April 8 through May 28 new series of paintings by Steven Aalders and Alan Charlton are on view along with works by Ulrch Erben at Gallery Walter Storms in Munich. The opening is Thursday April 7 from 6 to 9 om.
For more information please visit www.storms-galerie.de
Launch artwork by Steven Aalders at Beatrixpark, Amsterdam:
27 January – 27 January 2016
On January 27 a specially commissioned art work by Steven Aalders has been launched along with the opening of the Essential Art Space at the newly built Akzo Nobel building at the Beethovenstraat. Aalders has designed a painterly decoration for the roof top of the public entrance of the parking lot in front of the Akzo Nobel building in the Beatrixpark
Steven Aalders at Hermitage Amsterdam:
26 November – 6 March 2016
Work by Steven Aalders is included in the exhibition Spectral Spectrum by Melvin Moti as winner of the ABN AMRO Art Award at the Museum Hermitage in Amsterdam. The exhibition includes works by Jan Schoonhoven, JCJ van der Heyden and Melvin Moti a.o. It opens November 26 and will be onview until March 6, 2016.
For more information please visit www.hermitage.nl
Steven Aalders at Castrum Peregrini:
21 June – 21 June 2015
Steven Aalders has been invited by John Snijders, artistic leader of the Ives Ensemble, to compose a musical afternoon along with an exhibition of his works at Castrum Peregrini, Herengracht 401 in Amsterdam on Sunday June 21.
Under the title do re mi fa so la ti do he has chosen some specifc compositions by Stockhausen, Feldman, Cage, Stravinsky, Liszt, Sweelinck and Bach. They were performed by the members of the Ives Ensemble. Moderator Robert van Altena discussed these musical pieces in relation to the exposed visual art works with the artist, John Snijders and the public. Specially for this occassion Aalders made an edition, entitled do re mi fa so la ti do, consisting of 8 coloured brass bars in a wooden box, with which you can compose your own Cardinal Points on the wall.
For more information please contact the Ives Ensemble: firstname.lastname@example.org
or visit: www.ives-ensemble.nl
Art Work Steven Aalders Amsterdam-Zuid:
26 March – 26 March 2015
At the currently building site of the new head quarters of the AKZO Nobel and Stibbe at the Beethovenstraat in Amsterdam-Zuid, a very eye catching roof of the public entrance of the car parking has been placed last week. The design is by Steven Aalders in collaboration with GROUP A architects, who is also responsible for the design of the new AKZO building. It is the first commissioned art work realized in the public space at the Amsterdam Beethoven-Zuidas area. Aalders said about his creation It gives a sens of place and direction in a very dynamic environment.
For more information see http://www.groupalive.com/
Amsterdam Drawing 2014:
18 September – 21 September 2014
Slewe Gallery is pleased to participate at the third edition of Amsterdam Drawing, a new art fair in Amsterdam Noord, especially dedicated to original works on paper, from September 18 through 21, 2014.
Slewe will exhibit new works on paper by Joris Geurts, Adam Colton, Jan Roeland, Dan Walsh and Steven Aalders.
Please visit www.amsterdamdrawing.nl
Address: NDSM werf, Neveritaweg 6, 1033 WC Amsterdam-Noord.
Visiting hours: Thursday 18 - Saturday 20 September 11.00 - 19.00 hrs, Sunday 21 Sept. 11.00 -17.00 hrs
Steven Aalders, Four Acts and Quartet:
2 March – 2 March 2014
Sunday March 2 berween 3 and 6 pm Steven Aalders presents two sets of prints Quartet and Four Acts at Castrum Peregrini in Amsterdam. Both sets have been printed at Peacock Visual Arts in Aberdeen (UK) last year.
Quartet, 2013 is a set of 4 aquatint etchings from 2 copper plates steel faced on Zerkall Printmaking 450 gsm paper, measuring 45 x 45 cm/image 30 x 30 cm (each). Each in an edition of 20 plus 2 artist’s proofs, signed and numbered in pencil Printed by Michael Waight at Peacock Visual Arts, Aberdeen (UK). 12 Sets are available in a box designed by Irma Boom and produced by Piet Marbus. From 8 sets the prints are separately available.
Four Acts, 2013 is a set of 4 screenprints in 4 colours each on BFK Rives White 250 gsm paper, measuring 45 x 45 cm/image 15 x 15 cm (each). Each in an edition of 20 plus 2 artist’s proof, signed and numbered in pencil Printed by Lloyd McNeil at Peacock Visual Arts, Aberdeen (UK). 12 Sets are available in a box designed by Irma Boom and produced by Piet Marbus. From 8 sets the prints are separately available.
Courtesy: Slewe Gallery, Amsterdam/Peacock Visual Arts, Aberdeen/the artist
Amsterdam Drawing 2013:
19 September – 22 September 2013
Slewe Gallery is pleased to particpate at the second edition of Amsterdam Drawing, a new art fair in Amsterdam Noord, especially dedicated to original works on paper, from September 19 through 22, 2013.
Slewe will exhibit new drawings by Adam Colton, Dan Walsh, Domenico Bianchi, Jan Roeland, Krijn de Koning, Paul Drissen and Steven Aalders.
Please visit www.amsterdamdrawing.nl
Address: NDSM werf, Neveritaweg 6, 1033 WC Amsterdam-Noord.
Visiting hours: Thursday 19 -Saturday 21 September 11.00 - 19.00 hrs, Sunday 22 Sept. 11.00 -17.00 hrs
Steven Aalders at Sleeper, Edinburgh:
2 August – 3 September 2013
Steven Aalders has a single artist exhibition, entitled 4 Quartets, at Sleeper Gallery in Edinburgh during the Edinburgh Art Festival from August 2 through September 3, 2013. Especially for this occasion he made a wall painting in which he included 4 series of 4 small 'square' paintings.
Sleeper Gallery is situated at Reiach and Hall Architects, 6 Darnaway Street, Edinburgh and is open from Monday to Friday from 2 to 5 pm. For more information please visit www.sleeper1.com .
Steven Aalders in Collection Grauwinkel at Vasarely Museum:
11 May – 15 September 2103
Work by gallery artist Steven Aalders has been included in the exhibition Collection Grauwinkel - 30 Years of Concrete Art 1982-2012 at the Vasarely Museum in Budapest. The exhibition has been curated by István Haász and Siegfried Grauwinkel. It runs from May 11 through September 15. The Vasarely Museum in Budapest is open Tuesday Friday 10.00 - 17.30. www.vasarely.hu
Telling Stories, Aktuele Kunst Hengelo:
10 June – 22 July 2012
Gallery artists Steven Aalders, Adam Colton, Peter Davis, Paul Drissen Michael Jacklin, Martina Klein and Krijn de Konig participate at the exhibition Telling Stories ... at Aktuele Kunst Hengelo from June 10 until July 22, 2012. A selection of works from the private collection of Marcel Schroeten and Reyn van der Lugt will be on show, curated by Let Geerling.
Steven Aalders, De Ketelfactory, Schiedam:
12 February – 4 April 2011
For Philip Guston, an exhibition by Steven Aalders and Ton van Os at De Ketelfactory, Schiedam, from February 12 through April 4, 2011
Morton Feldman, For Philip Guston will be performed by Rik Andriessen, Arnold Marinissen and John Snijders of the Ives Ensemble at De Ketelfactory March 13, 2012
Steven Aalders, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag:
30 January – 25 April 2010
Steven Aalders, Cardinal Points at Gemeentemuseum The Hague, January 30 through April 25, 2010
Steven Aalders, Mondriaanhuis, Amersfoort:
20 September – 29 November 2009
Steven Aalders, Place (Black, Brown, Beige, Grey & Ash), Mondriaanhuis, Amersfoort, September 20 until November 29, 2009
Steven Aalders has written: On a cold clear Sunday morning in January 1983 I attended the Mass in the new church of the abbey St. Benedictusberg at Mamelis near Maastricht. The design is from monk/architect Dom Hans van der Laan and is of an impressive austere beauty. Afterwards Dom van der Laan told about his theory of the plastic number. His philosophy about the ‘straightening’ of nature made a deep impression. In a timeless manner and with minimal means an architecture was created, where space itself was the subject.
About twenty years ago I heart the music of Morton Feldman for the first time. Since then I have listened for many hours to his calm sounds, while working in the studio. Feldmans’ compositions are of a great restraint emotion, without big movements, with small shifts. Like he says himself, you can listen to it like you look to patterns on a oriental rug. Likewise in this repetition and variation have been used too. Feldman was inspired by the painting of his time. His long lasting works of sometimes four or five hours are a sounding of the large formats of the American Abstract Expressionist painters, but also of Minimal Art.
The exhibition in the Mondrian House is an installation, in which each of the five separate spaces have been furnished as a room with a piece of furniture of Dom van der Laan and one of my paintings from a recent series of five works with a permutation of five colours. That series is entitled Place (Black, Brown, Beige, Grey and Ash). The five colours refer to the austere use of colour of the Benedictine monk Dom van der Laan and in number with the five string instruments of Feldmans’ Violin and String Quartet from 1985. This two hour lasting piece sounds from a tape in space. It is performed by the Ives Ensemble.
Place has been acquired by the Museum Kurhaus Kleve in 2010 with support of Dutch Art Works.