drawings, photographs, collages, a 3 channel videowork, naturalia and ethnographica
all about snakes
6th of March - 9th of May 2021
Due to corona restrictions advance booking is required.
A free time slot can be booked at
On Sunday May 2 the artist will be present from 13:00 - 17:00
Most of the works in the exhibition are for sale.
A 13 minute video portrait of Juul Kraijer by Kim Everdine Zeegers is screened at De Ketelfactory but can also be watched online:
Dutch spoken with English subtitles
The exhibition is accompanied by a bilingual (NL/EN) publication
about Juul Kraijer's fascination for the snake motive. Wouter Welling, curator of contemporary art of the Museum of World Cultures, wrote an essay from a Jungian perspective about the snake in her work. Reproductions of Kraijers works are interspersed with serpentine lines of poetry and ancient snake imagery. The publication features set photos and interviews about the snake sessions with reptile handler Ferry Torrez and two of her models.
17 x 17 cm
design: Berry van Gerwen
€ 10,- excl. postage
The publication can be ordered at: https://www.deketelfactory.nl/en/shop/s/
Extensive SOLO EXHIBITION
seven rooms with drawings, photographs, sculptures and videoworks of the past 24 years.
Curated by Ina Fuchs.
Catalogue published by Hirmer Verlag (112 pages, long interview (de/en) with Juul Kraijer by Ina Fuchs).
1st of March - extended till 2nd of August 2020
from 19th of May onwards the museum will be open to the public again!
Bad Homburg vor der Höhe (near Frankfurt)
14 wundersame Verschränkungen von Mensch und Tier
mit Alessandro Gallo, Elke Härtel, Tanja Fender und Kiki Smith
Curated by Dr. Jörg Garbrecht
This exhibition has been postponed. New opening date: 18th 0f June 2020. The exhibition will run till November 17th.
artist talk: Tuesday 20th October, 7 pm.
Dr. Jörg Garbrecht in conversation with Juul Kraijer
Das Lange Haus auf der Hofstelle Karpfsee
Bad Heilbrunn (near München)
online exhibition on VASA Project
curated by Sandeep Biswas
The new video work SPRING GOLD installed at Vadehra Art Gallery
with music by shakuhachi master Akikazu Nakamura
Many thanks to Stiftung Nantesbuch for commissioning this work.
curated by Shaleen Wadhwana
with works by Ruby Chishty, Anju Dodiya, Atul Dodiya, Renuka Rajiv & Avril Stormy Unger, Juul Kraijer, Afrah Shafiq Ashim Purkayastha, Sharbendu De and Mithu Sen.
Vadehra Art Gallery
27 November 2020 - 15th of January 2021
the exhibition can also be visited online
Festival for Contemporary Photography
Born From Sea Foam
6 - 20 November 2020
THE GUERLAIN FOUNDATION DRAWING PRIZE
28 October 2020 - 17 January 2021 .......... POSTPONED
Museum for Contemporary Art Arsenal
METAMORPHOSEN. The Klöcker Collection
4 October 2020 - end of December 2020 .......... POSTPONED
Kunst- und Kulturstiftung Opelvillen
Der Blick auf das Weibliche von Albrecht Dürer bis Marina Abramovic.
24 October 2021 - 20 February 2022
Kurpfälzisches Museum der Stadt Heidelberg
mede mogelijk gemaakt door een Projectsubsidie van het Mondriaan Fonds
Four to five times a year.
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to get more frequent updates and information about Juul Kraijer's exhibitions, projects and new works: www.instagram.com/juulkraijer
MAGAZINES, BOOKS, BLOGS ETC.
Six available books about the works of Juul Kraijer:::
To purchase see Books or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
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50 cahiers by 50 artists
collected in a box desined by Berry van Gerwen
a project by De KETELFACTORY
the last copies are still available!
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De keus van de kunstenaar.
Dutch arthistory magazine Kunstschrift invited Juul Kraijer to write an article on artworks that inspired her practice.
She chose three sculptures: life-size stone female figures. A 10th/11th c. South Indian yogini, a 13th c. personification of the synagoge from the Bamberg cathedral and the 16th c. gisant of Anne de Bretagne from the Saint-Denis near Paris.
DIARIO COMUNE #3
Multilingual Italian online magazine conceived in the spring of 2020 to offer a counterweight to corona. A platform for art and thought where artists and writers share what occupies them during lockdown and after. Issue #3 contains a contribution by Juul Kraijer.
Narratives in Contemporary Art
The Photography Book
Capturing the complex and often paradoxical relationship we have with our bodies - from fantasy to reality and curiosity to obsession - Body is a timely hommage to, and introspection of, the human form as it sits in our current culture.
360 color illustrations
The landmark photographic survey of the human body at a moment when body image and body politics are being redefined.
French (Mercator Fund)
English (Thames & Hudson)
Photography and its Counter-Practices
Ernst van Alphen
Failed Images attempts to understand the divergence between photography and the reality it portrays, analysing the various ways the photograph transforms that which exists in front of the camera. Photography is not only determined by technical features, but also by a conventional approach to it. This approach can be recognized in what is now called a 'snapshot'. But he photographic medium enables also very different practices and as a result very differnt kinds of photographic images. To see this, one needs to look at the diversity of photographic images and practices outside the dominant approach. Using close readings of the work of amongst others Cindy Sherman, Thomas Ruf, Dirk Braeckman, Juul Kraijer and Awoiska van der Molen, this book explores the photographic image by focusing on photographic practices refusing the dominant approach to the medium, namely staged photography, blurred photography, under- and overexposed photography and archival photography.
Ernst van Alphen is professor of Literary Studies at Leiden University (NL). Previously he was Queen Beatrix Professor of Dutch Studies and Professor of Rhetoric at UC Berkeley. He has published not only on literature, but also many books on art and photography.
Specifications - 17 x 23 cm, 286 pages. ill. bw. Language: English.
Published by Valiz, 2018, in the Vis-a-Vis Series.
The Human Figure in Contemporary Art
Roger Malbert is Senior Curator, Hayward Touring at the Hayward Gallery, London, and has now released the book 'Drawing People'.
The book is a thoughtful and beautifully illustrated survey of the most compelling and inventive drawings of the human form being produced today.
An introduction places the medium of drawing in its historical context, discussing its intersection with photography, painting, collage and illustration.
Chapters on Body, Self, Personal Lives, Social Reality and Fictions include short introductions outlining each theme, followed by commentaries on
individual artists exploring their style, ideas and techniques, accompanied by finely reproduced images of their recent work.
Specifications - 34 x 24 cm. Flexibound. 256 pages. 318 Illustrations, 246 in colour. Language: English.
Thames and Hudson, UK, 2015
De onderwaterzwemmer & Schaduwkind
Uitgeverij Atlas Contact, 2015
On both covers
a drawing by Juul Kraijer: Untitled, 2004, pastel and crayon on blue paper & Untitled, 2006-7, crayon on blue paper.
Uitgeverij Atlas Contact, 2016
On the cover
a photograph by Juul Kraijer: Untitled, 2012.
VPRO - NOOIT MEER SLAPEN
Radio-interview met Juul Kraijer door Nicole Terborg 6 juni 2017. 10 min.
MUSEUM BOIJMANS VAN BEUNINGEN Collection website."Bij elke overstroming vrees ik voor mijn tekeningen"Interview by Irene Start, september 2016
GEO Wissen #57. Angst. May 2016, Germany
BLOW Photo #13. Surreal. November 2015, Ireland
JUXTAPOZ. Drawings by Juul Kraijer.April 2015, U.S.A.
CANVAS.BE Vrijdag Visdag 2 oktober 2015
De Bezoeking. De visjes van Juul Kraijer.
MUSEUMTIJDSCHRIFT #6 sept/okt 2015
De Wandeling. De negensprong van Juul Kraijer. Het bos in ons.
VPRO - NOOIT MEER SLAPEN
Radio-interview met Juul Kraijer door Gijsbert van der Wal 26 mei 2015. 11 min.
De mysterieuze slangen van Juul Kraijer. Ton Hendriks, 19 January 2015.
Unter Schlangen und Fliegen. Die Juul Kraijer-Ausstellung in Giessen. 7 January 2015
Interview met Juul Kraijer door Sarah Spaans, 26 November 2014.
BRITISH JOURNAL OF PHOTOGRAPHY 17 September 2014
Wapping Project Bankside reopens in Mayfair. Gemma Padley.
THE EVENING STANDARD 22 September 2014
Juul Kraijer, The Wapping Project - exhibition review: 'extraordinary, unsettling and beautiful images'. Sue Steward.
THE GUARDIAN 14 August 2014
My best shot. Juul Kraijer's best photograph: a model with a python squeezing her head. Interview by Karin Andreasson.
ZOOM MAGAZINE #113 The Future of Portrait.
Juul Kraijer. Kate Freedman, 8 page feature, EN/IT. Summer 2014, Italy
VISUAL Archive (magazine) #2
Cover image + 2 page feature on photographs by Juul Kraijer. April 2014, U.S.A.
LITTERATURA SERPENTIUM #2 2014
De Slangen van Juul Kraijer/ Juul Kraijer's Snakes. Door Marcel van der Voort.
BEELDEN MAGAZINE #1 2014
Crossover. Kort interview met Juul Kraijer door Etienne Boileau
BLINK MAGAZINE #30
8 page feature on photographs and drawings by Juul Kraijer. December 2013, Korea
Modern Dutch Surreal Photography. Photographs by Juul Kraijer. Jim Casper, December 2013
Newwave in Photography Vol.1. Dutch Photo Scene. December 2013, Japan
Experimental Photography. The Rediscovery of the World. Ruby Beesley, August 2013, UK
The Rediscovery of the World. Autumn 2013
WIJD OPEN OGEN
persoonlijke essays over kunst
Gijsbert van der Wal
paperback, De Bezige Bij, Amsterdam,
WALK THE LINE The Art of Drawing
Marc Valli & Ana Ibarra
Laurence King Publishing,
hardcover, 320 pages
15 minute documentary
by Lisa Boerstra
part of the series Hollandse Meesters in de 21e Eeuw
available on dvd with English subtitles from www.hollandsemeesters.info
the documentary 'Juul Kraijer' has been broadcasted on Dutch tv
and can be seen on http://www.hollandsemeesters.info/posts/show/7962
'JUUL KRAIJER - S'
13 minute documentary
by Kim Everdine Zeegers
Dutch spoken with English subtitles
produced by De Ketelfactory to accompany the solo exhibition 'S'
can be watched online: https://vimeo.com/514887209