WARD JANSSEN

CURATOR

Exhibitions, projects, writing and talks about visual culture, digital culture, contemporary art and design.

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OTHER FUTURES

FOUNDATION + FESTIVAL

Artistic director in duo position with Manique Hendricks of Other Futures; Amsterdam based multi disciplinary festival about rethinking future perspectives through science fiction and activism as intellectual spaces for emotional capacity, solidarity and intention for transformation through futurism. Explored through art, design, philosphy, literature, music, experimental creation, debate. Third edition of the bi-annual Other Futures festival will take place April 2024.

IMAGE:
Yaloo

GENERAL:
location Amsterdam, The Netherlands
supported by Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie
2024




PREPPER PARADISE

EXHIBITION

Curation of upcoming exhibition about the aesthetics of preparing for dystopia. The exhibition will explore the ethics and luxury or DIY aesthetics of prepper culture as a debate for design fiction solutionism and proposes visual utopias for dystopian times.

FEATURED ARTISTS:
Stine Deja, Liam Young, Brent Watanabe, Rustan Söderling, Dennis de Bel, Meeus van Dis, Theo Triantafyllidis & Kostis Stafylakis, Paul Kuipers, Floor van het Nederend, Ted Noten, Let Death Dance Again

DESIGN:
Stefan Schäfer - Let Death Dance Again

GENERAL:
location Bureau Europa, Maastricht
production Ilona van den Brekel
film Sam Nemeth
images by Stine Deja, Theo Triantafyllides & Kostis Stafylakis, Rustan Söderling, Liam Young, Ted Noten
2022 > MARCH 26 - AUGUST 15




FLORIADE EXPO 2022: SUPER-ULTRA-NATURAL

WORLD EXPO OFFICIAL ART PROGRAMME

Curation of the official visual art programme of Floriade Expo 2022, a Bureau International des Exhibitions official Wolrd Expo welcoming 2 million visitors in 2022 in Almere, The Netherlands. The visual art programme focuses on commissioned large scale art installations proposing new experiences and viewpoints on nature’s wilder, naturally magical side as technology intersects. 

COMMISSIONED ARTISTS:
Florentijn Hofman, Farida Sedoc, Bouke Groen, David Gauthier, Studio Pointer*, Felipe van Laar, Audrey Large, Abner Preis, KCCM, Casper Braat, Lisa Konno

GENERAL:
location Floriade Expo 2022 Almere
production Lisanne van Wijk
partners Oerol, StrandLAB Almere, Urban Greeners, Tolhuistuin Amsterdam
supported by municipality Almere, Province Flevoland, Prins Benrhard Cultuurfonds, Cultuurfonds Almere, AFK
2022 > APRIL 14 - OKTOBER 9




M. PAVILION: NATURALLY, WILD FUTURES

INAUGURAL MUSEUM EXHIBITION

Curation of the first exhibition of the M. pavilion at Floriade Expo 2022, official world expo in Almere, The Netherlands. M. as a new art museum of Almere/Flevoland will open in 2026, but will present its programme in a temporary location in the coming five years. The exhibition proposes future concepts of nature in a technology induced state of flux, and the presentation of nature as a subject in exhibition formats ranging from the archaic to the immersive. The exhibition presents all newly commissioned artworks by artists defying disciplinary boundaries in art, design, scenography, theatre and technological experimentation.

COMMISSIONED ARTISTS:
Heleen Blanken, Maison the Faux, Theo Triantafyllidis, Yaloo, Max de Waard

GENERAL:
location Floriade Expo 2022 Almere
production Paméla Menzo
image: Studio Ossidiana pavilion design
2022 > APRIL 14 - OKTOBER 9



UPCOMING:

HAPPY CHAOS, FINAL FANTASIES

EXHIBITION

Upcoming curatorial project in collaboration with fashion house Maison the Faux for upcoming exhibition programme about fashion in chaos mode regarded through activism and corporate greenwashing, fantasy models in flux, ugliness aesthetics as chic neo-grunge, experiments in visual effects marketing strategies and Instagram maximalism. 

Project in development.

FEATURED ARTISTS:
TBA

GENERAL:
location TBA
images by Max de Waard for Balenciaga, Gucci, Fecal Matter
2022