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Drie handen, 4,5 meter hoog, gemaakt van op vorm gezaagde stukken multiplex verbonden met een sterk framewerk. De handen zijn steeds anders bekleedt: ‘echte’ natuur door schors; ‘namaak’ natuur in de vorm van kunstgras, zo overvloedig aanwezig in het Bos op de hockeyvelden en tenslotte de naakte, kale werkelijkheid. Ze staan in verhouding met elkaar en lijken zo een waarschuwing te vormen. Ik heb ze ‘stop rape today’ genoemd. Hoe je het interpreteert staat je vrij; het gaat over de natuur maar je kunt het ook maatschappelijk zien.

Amsterdamse Bos
1 september tot 1 december 2016
Bosbushalte: Chez Favié
stoprape.today
amsterdamsebos.nl Natuur in verbinding
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Godelieve Smulders
2e Nassaustraat 8
1052 BM  Amsterdam
The Netherlands

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C.V. Godelieve Smulders

Education Rietveldacademie Amsterdam, Rijksacademie Amsterdam
Selection 1990-2014

2016 Amsterdam Lightfestival: video sculpture; Haagse Kunstkring: monumental paintings; Pulchri Den Haag: monumental drawing; Amsterdamse Bos: monumental sculptures; Bijbels museum, drawing installation;
2015 Pulchri Den Haag NKVB, Wieger museum Deurne sculpturen, Nassau kerk Amsterdam NKVT tekeningen, Natuurmuseum Leeuwarden schilderijen en tekeningen
2014 Pulchri, NKVB, sculpturen Exhibitions drawings: NKVT het oude Raadhuis Aalsmeer, People as characters, Zaal 100 Amsterdam; monumental sculpture Ferry-man in bronze, Kerkhof Overweersepoderdijk Purmerend, Amsterdam Light Festival sidekick, kinderproject
2013 CBK, Dutch Circle of Artists, My Home Zaandam Rosmolen quarter My Home community art project, Adaf artfair
2012 commission SGI bronze plaquette president Ikeda, commission sculpted portrait for bronze, exhibition Friesland Museum Leeuwarden, exhibition CBK Amsterdam, prepare e-l@ugh project
2011 Museum Rijswijk, group expo drawings. Dos, expo laughter photo’s
2010 Singel 383, Amsterdam, solo exhibition Fc De Ruimte, IJmuiden, drawings Cityhall, Bloemendaal, drawings Pictura Groningen, drawings Sotheby, veiling schilderij t.b.v. Kankerfonds Foodwatch, tv programma Kassa, Gouden Windei Vancouver Olympic Games (CA), Kampala (UG), Shang Hai (China) preparation Laughter Language
2009 Walls, Amsterdam, group exhibition sculptures, installations, drawings Amsterdam, commission fountain
2008 Creative Time NY (USA), project One Language Amsterdam canal gardens, sculptures
2007 Bloemendaal, monumental grave statue
2006 Gallery de Greef, Wassenaar, exhibitions
2005 Ing/Ernest & Young, Amsterdan, video project 'De Prinses', Diemen, sculpture Seebrucke, Juist (DE), proposal monumental sculpture
2004 Olympic Games / Paralympics Athene (GR) project Euforia Amsterdam, West Zaanplantsoen, Vaarwel monumental sculpture Figuratie 04, Amsterdam Gashouder, A’dam
2003 World Laughter Tour, Orlando, Florida (USA) presentation Festival Cement, Huis van Bourgondië, Maastricht, video installation IMO, Londen (UK), monumental sculpture
2002 Designmuseum, Hotel Ideal Antwerpen (BE), video installation City hall Wassenaar, monumental sculpture Gallleria Pallazi, Venetië (IT), exhibition video’s en paintings
2001 KunstRai Amsterdam, Running laughter, video installation
2000 Rio de Janeiro – BR opnames lachen Presentatie video Running Laughter, tijdens symposium Faces of Laughter Bureau Amsterdam presentatie video Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
1999-2000 Bonnefanten Museum,Maastricht, World Laughter Monument (zie perslijst) Presentatie Paradiso, Amsterdam
1998-now Paintings in oil, drawings, workshop / teaching
1998-99 Tabernakel’ St Petrus ‘banden, Zeist.
1997-2000 Hoogheemraadschap, Houten, Monumental statue ‘Hensbeker’
1996-1997 Museum Moderne Kunst, Arnhem expo monumental seat ‘Romeo en Julliette’, Zadkine college Spijkenisse commision seat
1995 Alkmaar Moving monumental statue ‘Vastgoed’ - in situ-project, Boterhal, Hoorn Monumental statue‘Pestkop’- Kunstrai, Amsterdam Monumental statue ‘Hoofd’
1994  Vlaamse Reus , Amsterdam Vlaamse Reus , Amsterdam Leerdam Monumental statue‘Boot Installatie Houthavens, Wassenaar ,Solotexhibition - de Greef en de Greef,
1993 Centraal Museum Utrecht Monumental statue ‘Tempio Temporale’- Arthotheek Zuidoost, Amsterdam Monumental statue ‘Porta Terra’-
1992 Albertville - FR Theaterdecor opening Olympische Winterspelen, Westerpark, Amsterdam Monumental statue‘Landhuis 2’ –
1991  Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam Monumentaal portret’ - Jaarbeurshal Utrecht Monumental architectural Paviljoen‘ – M Sonsbeek, Arnhem monumental architectural Landhuis’ –
1990 Monumental statue ‘Eclyptica’ – Stadhuisbrug, Utrecht, Soest Anna pauwlona Monumental statues‘Universum 1 +2- Anna Pawlona , Soest

Agenda 2015 2016

September

21 juni t/m 20 september
De Peel op papier
Locatie en Openingstijden
NKVT De Peel op papier

November

31 oktober t/m 29 november
Kunstmaand Ameland
Locatie en Openingstijden
28 november t/m 17 januari
Amsterdam Light Festival

December

11 t/m 13 December
De Kring met Klein Werk
Galerie Beeldend Gesproken

Maart

2 t/m 27 maart
Haagse Kunstkring
Haagse Kunstkring 2016 2 t/m 28 maart Denneweg 64
Den Haag
Expositie Godelieve Smulders 2013-2015 HKK Den Haag
Expositie Haagse Kunstkring 2 t/m 28 maart
Opening: zaterdag 5 maart 17.00 uur
Uitloop: maandag 28 maart, 2e paasdag, 16.00 uur
Denneweg 64
2514 CJ Den Haag    www.haagsekunstkring.nl
Illuminade Amsterdam Light Festival 10 december 2015 t/m 3 januari 2016
De Hoftuinen
Amsterdam Light Festival
Hoftuin Hermitage aan de Amstel
Amsterdam
Amsterdam Light Festival
Amsterdam Light Festival
Hoftuin Hermitage aan de Amstel
Amsterdam
Amsterdam Light Festival
De Ark Hoofddorp 28 oktober t/m 29 november 2015
De Ark Muiderbos 36 Hoofddorp
De Ark Hoofddorp
In november houdt De Ark een bijzondere expositie: zes grote schilderijen van Godelieve Smulders uit Amsterdam vertellen van de weg die ze ging na de dood van haar partner, twee jaar geleden. Maar de serie eindigt met een terugvinden en vasthouden van zijn leven.
Lees verder...


foto: Frans de Vries

de Ark
Muiderbos 36
2134 SR  Hoofddorp
Ameland 2015 "ZEE VAN LICHT" 31 oktober t/m 29 november 2015
Hotel Amelander Kaap Hollum
Kunstmaand Ameland 2015 "ZEE VAN LICHT"
Kunstmaand Ameland 2015 "ZEE VAN LICHT" wordt gehouden van 31 oktober tot 29 November.

106 Kunstenaars exposeren op meer dan 40 locaties.

Tekeningen van Godelieve Smulders zijn te bezichtigen in Hotel Amelander Kaap te Hollum.
Hotel Amelander Kaap
Oosterhiemweg 1
9161 CZ Hollum
(Ook op maandag open)
e-l@ugh comming soon... 10 december 2015 t/m 3 januari 2016
De Hoftuinen
...Coming Soon...
De Peel op papier 21 juni t/m 20 september 2015
Museum De Wieger
De Peel op papier in museum de Wieger
Museum de Wieger is geopend van dinsdag tot en met zondag van 12.00 tot 17.00 uur. Oude Liesselseweg 29, 5751 WN Deurne, 0493 - 322930, www.dewieger.nl
Pulchri Nederlandse Kring van Tekenaars oktober za. 4 t/m zo. 26 2014
opening za. 4 16.00 uur
Nederlandse Kring van Tekenaars in Pulchri Studio
2014
oktober za. 4 t/m zo. 26
opening za. 4 16.00 uur
Pulchri
Lange Voorhout 15
2514 EA Den Haag

070 - 346 1735
www.pulchri.nl
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Jeux d'esprits Sculptures Pulchri 12 juli 3 augustus 2014
Pulchri Jeux d'esprits Scupltures
Veerman Begraafplaats Overweerse Polderdijk 24 Purmerend
De Veerman Overweersepolderdijk
Dagelijks te bezichtigen van 10:00 tot 17:00 uur.
De Veerman Kerkhof Overweersepolderdijk 26,1040 AC, Purmerend.
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Mensen als karakters Zaal 100 De Wittenstraat 100 Amsterdam 16 december 2013 t/m 14 maart 2014
Expositie Mensen als karakters in Zaal 100
Tot 14 maart 2014 (verlengd) exposeert Godelieve smulders schilderijen en tekeningen in Zaal 100 De Wittenstraat 100 Amsterdam. Lees recensie Aja Waalwijk in de Staatskrant van januari 2014.
<Expositie Mensen als karakters in Zaal 100
My Home Zaandam 25 juni 19 september 2013 Rosmolenbuurt Oostzijde 124 1502 BL Zaandam
Sing, fight, cry, pray, laugh, work and admire
This first strophe of the Ramses Shaffy song is the theme for the community art project My Home at Zaandam. Godelieve Smulders has been invited by My Home to lead the laugh-part of the project.
Is this stil a Drawing? Till 25 Januari 2013 CBK Amsterdam Dutch Circle of Artists
Natuurlijk getekend 2012 1t/m30 september Natuurmuseum Fryslan
Natuurlijk getekend

Het Natuurmuseum Fryslan.....

voor meer info: Tweede Nassau Ateliers

E-l@ugholympics 2012 Laughterlab creates a new crowd-sourced laughter game for an art project

Laughterlab creates a new crowd-sourced art project during the Olympic games: E-l@ugholympics.

E-l@ugholympics is a global community ART project allowing everybody to participate through the sport of laughter.

Laughter is a stunning, beautiful and universal phenomenon. It is our common language connecting us all, rising above political and religious polarities.

Send in your laughter through a phone app and you will appear on our Facebook page and on www.laughterlab.com. There will be a ranking system where you can award a laugh with a golden, silver or bronze medal. A world laughter portrait gallery 2012 will be created of the hundred best laughs to be downloaded by anyone.

The event will run parallel with the London Olympic Games, Paralympics and Special Olympics.

Laughterlab Oeganda Bajimba Festival Oeganda
Festival Oeganda
Laughterlab China verslag reis China
Laughterlab China
Museum Ryswijk Exhibition Kring Tekenaars 12 februari tot en met 27 maart 2011
Expositie Kring van Tekenaars Ryswijk
Van 12 februari tot en met 27 maart 2011 is werk van Godelieve Smulders te zien in het Museum Ryswijk waar zij exposeert met de kring van Tekenaars.
Zuid Amerika Rio de Janeiro 2008
Recording South American Laughter Rio de Janeiro


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Project Ernst & Young

Date: June 2005
Location; Amsterdam
Occasion; Start of Construction of the new E & Y Headquarters.

Project: Consisted of three elements, banners, an audiovisual performance, and a video projection.

Colorful banners of laughing E & Y employees lined each side of the entrance road to the construction site. An audiovisual performance kicked off the festive opening ceremony for the start of construction. A video work consisting of 16 beamers projected on the ceiling of the large party tent images of E & Y employees and the construction workers.

Paralympics

Date: September 2004
Location: Athens
Opportunity: Paralympics

Project: Recording the state of euphoria of the Athletes, friends and family. A video compilation was shown in Den Haque at the official ceremony honoring the Athletes.

Where: The Olympic games in London 2012! The project will follow the flame, generating laughter worldwide in mobile “e-l@ugh stations” in public places like city centers railway/bus stations, parks, malls and museums.

Rio de Janeiro

Date: February, 2003
Location: Rio de Janeiro
Occasion: Carnival

Project: The Laughter-lab went to Rio de Janeiro to research Brazilian laughter. We created a special cart with a camera mounted on top and went walking through the streets inviting people to laugh for us. Their response to our invitation, “este normale”,



World Laughter Monument

The opus millenium is an audio artwork. 31 december 1999, timezone by timezone, towards the moment of birth of the new millenium at 24.00 hours, laughter was locally recorded and sent by the internet to Paradiso Amsterdam to be created into a great composition.

1 januari 2000, 10 o'clock GMT, this laughtercomposition was simultaniously broadcasted by 70 radiostations worldwide into space where all the laughs like building stones created the World Laughter monument.

ROMEO EN JULIA

Two benches made out of stainless steel and oak wood
Museum voor Moderne Kunst
Lenght: 7m Height: 2.10m

PORTA TERRA

The theme "Ideas of Nature", organised by Arthoteek Amsterdam-Zuidoost, this arch was created for. In the middle of concrete, glass and asphalt rises the construction of the adobe and growing willows.
Bijlmerdreef 119
Amsterdam South/East
Height: 6m
Width: 3.5m
Length: 9m

REAL ESTATE

The house moves in different directions with the help of a computerized hydraulic system.
Alkmaar
Lenght: 6m
Width: 3m
Height: 2m

COUNTRY HOUSE

House of growing willows, which is constantly in state of transformation. Every season another house! Located in Westerpark,
Amsterdam
Height: 6m
Width: 6m
Length: 6m

TEMPIO TEMPORALE

an architectural fantasy
Location: Binnentuin Centraal Museum, Utrecht
Height: 6m
Width: 5m
Length: 7m

ECLYPTICA

Utrecht, 1993
Sculpture size: Height: 9m, Width: 6m, Length: 6m

HENSBEKER

This sculpture was transported by boat to it's final destination.
Located in Houten
height: 6.00m, width: 4.00m
material: willowtrees casted in bronze

TENTOONSTELLING

Paviljoen Utrecht
Lenght: 30m
Height: 7m
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Millenium 2000

The World Laughter Monument 2000 was a world wide audio project which took place during the change of the millennium 1999-2000 starting at the Fiji islands.

The world has been divided in 24 timezones. At 24.00 hours at each time zone when the millenium started, laughter was collected by journalists and send to Amsterdam through the internet.

After the last time zone had send their laughter, an audio composition was made of all the laughter and broadcasted simultaneously by 500 radio stations worldwide at 10:00 hours GMT. That very moment the World Laughter Monument was build virtually in space to welcome the millennium.

The project was a great success and received lots of international publicity (TV, radio and written press).

www.laughterlab.com

The World Laughter Monument 2000 in the Dutch Press

Protest sculpture IMO London Great Britain


On the beach in India 7 ship chimneys and ship bells were bought and transported to Amsterdam to be welded toghether into a six meter long sculpture. Loaded on a truck it was shipped to England.

Right before the opening of the international conference of the IMO the sculpture was placed in the entrance hall. The 2 ton heavy sculpture could not be moved. While ringing the bells flyers were handed out to the conference delegates and the sculpture was not to be removed until the topic was delt with.

30 Angry fish



30 monumental movable fishes came out of the sea onto the land. They went by public transport to public spaces through all of the Netherlands to spread the list of “not to eat” fish species. Heading for supermarkets were the life threatened fishspecies were still sold.

Opening ceremony for Olympic Winter games Albertville, France


On a snowy field of 30 x30 yards a theatre show was made with a décor of sculpted willow branches.The show was based on working with continually changing forms. Sculptures from willow branches in several sizes were combined, turned over and split in order to create a continuous changing scenery.

Cement Festival Maastricht


People could record their own laughter and afterwards walk out of the building to watch their image projected 20 x 30 meters onto a high, large wall for all to see.

Hotel Ideal


In the old jewish area an artproject took place in existing shops. The activity of the shops should not be bothered while the artproject was running. In the second hand tv shop all the tv’s were turned on showing laughing Belgian faces. And in the corner of the shop there was an installation where visitors could record their own laughter to be included in the art video on the tv’s.

Olympic Games London 2012

location: London
Initiator: Godelieve Smulders
Date: 2012
Material: new media
Project: e-l@ugh

Historically, art has been included in the games. We want to contribute to these great games by creating a giant community art event. The Olympics, where so many people playfully share our basic nature through the common language of laughter. Every person, of whatever age or culture, can participate in person in the Olympics through the sport of laughing. In the run up to and during the Olympics, people from all continents will be invited to send their laughs through the internet and our own network of e-l@ugh stations, public spaces to the Laughter Arena in London. All laughs will be shown there, generating even more laughs from Olympic visitors and athletes on the spot. A thousand golden laughs will be selected and made into an audiovisual composition by several artists, shown on music TV stations.

e-leaflet Olympic games 2012 London
www.laughterlab.com

Boekje

The golden wind egg award


A windei is an egg without a shell which is not viable. The action was to hand out the wind egg award to the creator of the worst foodproduct of the year. A commission of experts was ask to judge a number of products whose promising description of the product did not match the content at all. A yearly returning event.

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