SHOW YOUR HOPE // UNDER THE OPEN SKY
painting exhibition & storytelling performances
Alkatraz Gallery, Ljubljana, 26−31 October 2020
Mr. Martin will be telling stories about his paintings and their artists in English from Monday (26. 10.) to Saturday (31. 10.) at 18.00.
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Under the open sky is a new program dedicated to displaying art projects outdoors, under the open sky. The first in the series is the Show Your Hope project that combines painted art with storytelling performances.
Show Your Hope is a traveling art initiative started and executed by Martin Voorbij alias Mr. Martin, a Dutch man of many talents. He travels the world in his trademark yellow truck that can be transformed into an improvised outdoor gallery wherever he stops. Mr. Martin has in his possession a huge number of paintings created on the topic of hope by artists from all over the world and from Slovenia too. The stories behind the paintings are the object of unique storytelling performances with which the charismatic Mr. Martin delights his audiences in unexpected locations. His extensive collection of paintings, all of the same format but with countless visual approaches and poetics, offers the audiences numerous stories of hope, human longing, dreams and even disappointments, all peppered up with endless anecdotes and adventures by the initiator of the project.
Several Slovenian artists are participating in the project – this time the works of 4 Slovenian comic authors will be exhibited: Matej Lavrenčič, Matej Kocjan Koco, Matej de Cecco and Andrej Štular.
PARTICIPATING ARTISTS: Jan Radersma, Maria van Heeswijk, Rik van Iersel, Maggy van Zon, Bram Hermens, Jack van Hoek, Gillian Benjamin, Gerard van Iersel, Frans Manders, Matijs van de Kerkhof, Ingrid Simons, Rogier Walrecht, Rob Looman, Cees le Mair, Bob Heiligers, Henk Visch, Domien Coppelmans, Robert C. Poortman, Marcel Ruijters, Kees Wolfrat, Hélène van Stralen, Magda Zimmerman, Paul Smulders, Sylvie Overheul, Gwen Stok, Geeske Harting, Jesse Rahman, Sam Drukker, Leendert van Driel, Bob van Persie, Francien Krieg, Judith van Bilderbeek, Coc van Duijn, Peter Donkersloot, Marc Langer, Peter Donkers, mOOniQ, Vincent Dams, Joshua van Iersel, Schilder herman en Riann, Wim Starkenburg, Han Kessels, Martin Voorbij, Ilja Holsappel, Mirjam van Overbeek (NL), Jovan Balov, Aleksandar Stankovski, Vasko Taškovski, Zaneta Gelevska Veljanoska, Miroslav Masin, Kristina Buzorska, Biljana Vasileva, Denis Tenev, Konstantin Kacev, Nikola Upevche, Reshat Ameti, Milan Andov, Olivier Nasteski, Natali Nikolovska, Aleksandar Zafirovski (North Macedonia), Gogi Gelantia (GE), Marko Kovačič, Matej Lavrenčič, Vladimir Leben, Matej Kocjan Koco, Matej de Cecco, Petra Preželj, Edita Černelc, Andrej Štular, Andrej Pavlič, Bojan Klančar, Azad Karim, Vesna Čadež, Apolonija Simon, Lili Garbajs, Simon Kajtna, Zoran Ogrinc, Dejan Knez, Dušan Sterle, Manja Miketić (SI), Ana Ščekić (ME), Peter Pollag (SK), Miklos Grandpierre Kolozsvari, Peter Temesi (HU), Borislav Janković, Senad Alić, Almir Dervišević, Slobodan Vidović, Boris Hodak, Đurđica Bjelošević, Zlatan Hadzifejzović, Jusuf Hadzifejzović (BA), Lumtumi Blloshmi (AL), David Benforado (GR), Arif Telaku, Agron Mulliqi, Leonid Pelushaj, Kustrim Latifi, Fehmi Hoxha, Branislav Ilic, Blazo Ilic, Jakup Ferri, Shyqri Celiku, Muhamed ‘Metis’ Ameti (Kosovo), Igor Hofbauer, Nena Fišer, Dragan Andjelić, Sanja Svrljuga, Tomislav Torjanac (HR), Andrea Colitti (IT), Franz Bodner (AT), Siniša Pavlović, Tijana Kojić, Nemanja Golijanin, Magdalena Vlastelica, Bojan Kiridzić (RS), Eva Nordus, Rudi Mentar, Joachim Holz, Sibylla Weisweiler, Petra von Schmude (DE), Majo (FR), Desmond Ingham, Isabelle Southwood, Ian Southwood, John McKellar, Elena Priestly (UK), Pere Llobera (ES), Gert 37 (BE), Eric Lindstrom (SE), Hakan Gursoytrak, Ridvan Coskun (TR), Magomed Ialgoumbajev (Chechnya), Igor ‘Mitjok’ Korzun, Alexandr Rodin (BY), Gorki Bollar (Uruguay), Jozef Edralin (Philippines), Wawa Rustamova (Azerbaijan), Bhaskar Handé, Dhananjay Goverdhane, Jayant Joshi, Sagara Kondaval, H.N. Suresh, Siddharth Kerkar, Subodh Kerkar, Kanhaiya Lal, Aradhana Tandon (India), Antonio Puri (India/USA), Sonia Robesin (Bangladeš), Massoud Shojia Tabatabai, Resa Mashoodi, Marjan Khosravi (Iran), Michael Foster, Cormac Graham, Salvator Cerceo (USA), Ali Rashid, Fathel Neema, Aras Kareem (Iraq), Chokri Ben-Amor, Majed Zalila, Naserdine El Assaly, Hajji Nour, Chaima Zaafouri, Ali Zenaidi, Wissem Ben Hassine, Henda Loulizi , Hedi Choul Etteyeb, Walid Alimi, Taoufik Kerkeni, Salah Bchir, Ridha Kallel (Tunisia), Aref Damee (Afganistan), Basam Al Khouri, Samir Matroud (Siria), João Colagem (Brazil), Dawa Huizinga-Molom (Mongolia), Krimo Erra (Marocco), Victor Ekpuk (Nigeria), Adil Elsanousi (Sudan), Nir Rackotch (Izrael), Sam Grigorian (Armenia), Azat Malik (Tartarstan), Salah Saouli (Libanon), Lee Young-Sik (South Korea), Hacene Ait Ziane (Algeria), Mike Greenwood (New Zeland), Manling Chen (China)
MR. MARTIN a.k.a. MARTIN VOORBIJ is a multi-talented self-taught artist, initiator nad coordinator of the Show Your Hope global travelling exhibition, master of storytelling and improvisation. He was mostly active as a musician and music manager before starting the Show Your Hope project. He was also, among other things, a collaborator and coordinator of the 2B organization, a cultural garage in Eindhoven (1984-1996). He was also the initiator and coordinator of the Outpost peace office in Sarajevo (1997-2001). In addition to that he is also involved in book writing and film&exhibition production. He lives and works in Eindhoven in the Netherlands.
Coproduction: KUD Mreža, KUD Priden Možic, Divja misel, KUD Channel Zero.
The project is part of the accompanying program of the Pripovedovalski festival (Storytelling Festival).