Plenty of attention for the painter Joop Moesman and the art of surrealism this year, amongst others with the exposition Tranen van Eros in the Central Museum in Utrecht. To start off, an expositian in the Stadsschouwburg Utrecht city theatre: artistic responses to Het Gerucht (The Rumour) by Moesman. With a lecture by Maarten van Rossem.
On November 16, 2017 the final article in the series by Arnon Grunberg on his collaboration with Jeroen Hermkens – for a series of nude portraits – was published in the NRC Handelsblad newspaper. The entire article, “Een klein dubbelleven” (“A small double life”), can be read here (in Dutch).
On juli 6, 2017, Dutch author Arnon Grunberg published an second article in the NRC Handelsblad newspaper concerning his collaboration with Jeroen Hermkens for a series of nudes. See here for the article (in Dutch).
On June 13, 2017, a wall painting concerning the life and works of Desiderius Erasmus will be revealed in the Erasmushuis in Jakarta (Indonesia). The painting, a gift by the Rotterdam dredging company Van Oord, will be revealed by the mayor of Rotterdam, Ahmed Aboutaleb. The Dutch and Indonesian port cities have been twin towns of each other since 1983.
Photo: preliminary sketches of the Erasmus wall painting at the Bodleian Library in Oxford (UK).
From Februari 1 until July 1, 2015, Jeroen Hermkens will be artist in residence at the Jerusalem Chapel in the city of Gouda. He will be working on a series of cityscapes of Gouda, as well as a series of oil painting portraits of Gouda women. The chapel is open for visitors Tue-Sun, 11am-5pm.