Dutch-German art, music & poetry project "Minimale Gesten" in Leipzig (DE)









On the occasion of the Netherlands' guest appearance Alles außer flach at the Leipzig Book Fair, Galerie Hochdruckpartner initiated Minimale Gesten. In this context the gallery invited composer Cees Hiep (NL) as well as eight visual artists, Eleonora Damme (DE), Andrea Lange (DE), Gabriele Sperlich (DE), Susann Hoch (DE), Hanneke van der Hoeven (NL/DE), B.C. Epker (NL), Inez Odijk (NL), Jacomijn den Engelsen (NL), to make new work based on the inspiring poetry of Peter van Lier (NL). The composer wrote a music composition for harpsichord and voice, and the visual artists made woodcuts, linocuts and artists books.

At the exhibition opening Peter van Lier will read from his poems and pianist/composer Ermis Theodorakis (GR/DE) will perform the new music composition 'Koerend keren / Gurrend sich wenden' of Cees Hiep for the very first time. 
The opening will take place on Friday, March 22, 2024 at 7:45 p.m. in Galerie Hochdruckpartner in Leipzig and the exhibition will last until Mai 2.
In addition to these events, a woodcut of Epker will also be on display at the Leipziger Buchmesse from 21 bis 24 March.

B.C. Epker's creation of new work was generously sponsored by the Gemeente Leeuwarden. Other parts of the project were also supported by the Dutch embassy, Dutch foundation for literature, and Leeuwarden – UNESCO City of Literature.


Exhibition: Töpfermuseum Thurnau (DE)

Von Kaiserblau bis Luxusschwarz, Schätze der Druckgrafik aus dem Künstlerhaus Hohenossig

Prints from the collection of Jeanette & Reinhard Rössler

With a.o. Werner Tübke, Sighard Gille, Rosa Loy, David Schnell, Mattias Weischer, Michael Triegel, Felix Martin Furtwängler, B.C. Epker, Robert Schmiedel, Rolph Münzner, Zora Jankovitch, Sarah Deibele

24 March - 18 August 2024, Vernissage: 24 March 2024, 11.00 am

Limassol Municipal Arts Center Apothikes Papadaki, Cyprus

Artists: Janne Räisänen (FI/DE), Tarmo Paunu (FI), Heli Ryhänen (FI), Christina Papakyriakou (CY), Marianna Constanti (CY), Witte Wartena (NL/DE), B.C. Epker (NL/CY), Tatiana Ferahian (CY/NL), Chiaki Kamikawa (JP/CY)

Fries Museum Leeuwarden (NL)

Exhibition "Somebody's homeland, somebody's goldmine"

The Fries Museum presents contemporary art from its own collection, including recent acquisitions and work that has neven been shown before. In the exhibition the theme landscape is central. What is our relationship with our surroundings, on a local and global scale? The artists show different artistic perspectives on the subject, from personal relationships with a specific place to political and technological reflections.

With Eric Giraudet de Boudemange, Christina Lucas, Aàdesokan, Alle Jong, Ellen Mandemaker, Jananne Al-Ani, Witho Worms, Johan Nieuwenhuize, B.C. Epker, Astrid Nobel, Oscar Santillán 

27 August 2022 - 19 February 2023, Fries Museum Leeuwarden (NL)

Exhibition "Genius loci?  ➞ Vox populi = vox dei!"

Story mining:
For this project Epker interviewed the residents of the Nijehove dwelling hill in Leeuwarden, registering and drawing their fascinations and fears in regards to the place; what makes them to stay put and not move to somewhere else. Through the drawings, the genius loci is revealed...
Date: 2 – 16 July 2022    
Location: Waalse Kerk, Grote Kerkstraat 222, 8911 EG, Leeuwarden (NL)
More info: De Baren, Arcadia

Exhibition: Schätze der Druckgrafik - Von Kaiserblau bis Luxusschwarz

26 June - 28 August 2022 Museum-Galerie Lände, Kressbronn am Bodensee (DE)  

12 November 2021 - 20 March 2022 Schloss Hartenfels, Torgau (DE)

With a.o. Werner Tübke, Sighard Gille, Rosa Loy, Robert Schmiedel, Rolph Münzner, David Schnell, Mattias Weischer, Zora Jankovitch, Sarah Deibele

Museum Belvédère - Heerenveen-Oranjewoud (NL)

Exhibition woodcut series "Dutch Constellations", October 2021- January 2022 

+ Booklaunch: "Lijfsbehoud" by Peter van Lier - Uitgeverij Cru.
Van Lier wrote poetry around the artworks of B.C. Epker,
André de Jong, Machteld van Buren & Arjan van Es.  
16 October 2021, 17:00 h

Customised art project: "Artistic Repair Shop" in Fries Museum Leeuwarden (NL)


During a weekend in September 2020 visitors of the Fries Museum were invited to bring images of personal items they'd liked to have artistically repaired, plus a short description of the issue. 

The printing of wallpaper and large scale woodcuts

during an artist-in-residency in Museum für Druckkunst, Leipzig (DE), September 2020

Museum für Druckkunst, Leipzig (DE)

Exhibition 13 September - 10 January 2020
With: Benjamin Dittrich (DE), B.C. Epker (NL), Margarete Lindau (DE), Thomas Moecker (DE), Stefanie Pojar (DE), Susann Pönisch (DE), Maria Schumacher (DE), Claus Georg Stabe (DE), Aafke Ytsma (NL)

Kunstmuseum Ilulissat (GL)

November 2019

VHDG, Leeuwarden (NL)

Exhibition & fanzine: Genius of Leeuwarden
17 November - 8 December 2018
With: Chiaki Kamikawa (JP/CY), Tatiana Tavoukjian Ferahian (AM/CY), Anastasia Mina CY/UK, Maria Loizidou (CY), Anuli Croon (NL), Eiko Ishizawa (JP/NL), Aafke Ytsma (NL), B.C. Epker (NL)

galerie with tsjalling, Groningen (NL)

De week van het kunstenaarsboek
13 - 21 October 2018
Artistbooks; Poolkoorts | Arctic Fever (B.C. Epker & Peter du Gardijn) and Diana & Actaeon (B.C. Epker & Mischa Andriessen)

Museum Sorgdrager, Hollum (NL)

Poolkoorts | Arctic Fever
8 Mai - 2 September 2018
B.C. Epker (drawings) & Peter du Gardijn (poems)
inspired by the Dutch whaler Hidde Dirks Kat
Catalogue available  >>>

Pafos Municipal Gallery (CY)

In search for the common myth
6 - 20 december 2017
With: Marianna Constanti, Marios Constantinides, Melita Couta, Anuli Croon, B.C. Epker, Eiko Ishizawa, Chiaki Kamikawa, Aafke Ytsma
Artist talk: Saturday 18 November 6pm at Chiaki Kamikawa Contemporary Art, Paphos.

Oper Leipzig (DE)

27. Sächsisches Druckgrafik Symposion
17 November 2017 - 14 Januar 2018
With: Sarah Deibele, B.C. Epker, Nikolaus Faßlrinner, Zora Jankovic, Eva Walker

Grant (Arbeitsstipendium): 27. Sächsisches Druckgrafik Symposion

+ Exhibition: in Künstlerhaus Hohenossig / Leipzig
July - August 2017
With: Sarah Deibele, B.C. Epker, Nikolaus Faßlrinner, Zora Jankovic, Eva Walker

Art & poetry project: "Kop & Schaduw"

At an unexpected place in the heart of the festival site, a parloir has been built; a speakers' hut made of straw bales. A visitor can anonymously and quietly speak with a poet about the matters of life. An artist depicts the conversation while listening, and the poet writes a verse. After which the printers of the Grafisch Atelier Friesland make a unique and personal commemorative card...

Welcome to the Village - Leeuwarden, 21 - 23 juli 2017
Explore the North - Leeuwarden, 20 - 22 november 2017

Curators: B.C. Epker & Mischa Andriessen
Sponsored by: Lân fan taal

Galerie LUMC, Leiden (NL)

Vele gezichten van het LUMC
24 November 2016 - 22 January 2017
With a.o. Marlene Dumas, Helen Verhoeven, Ger van Elk, Gerald van der Kaap, Kars Persoon, Martine Stig, Pieter Bijwaard, B.C. Epker, Sara van der Heide, Arno Nollen, Teun Hocks, Hendrik Kerstens, Jan Peter Muilwijk, Juul Kraijer, Rosemin Hendriks, Bas Meerman

Galerie Hoch+Partner, Leipzig (DE)

Solo-exhibition Dutch Constellations
5 November 2016 - 7 January 2017

Dordrechts Museum (NL)

Hedendaagse Prentkunst
8 October - 6 November 2016

With a.o. Cees Andriessen, Anuli Croon, Jacomijn den Engelsen, B.C. Epker, Jochem Harteveld, Arno Kramer, Ondine de Kroon, Inez Odijk, Stijn Peeters, Alexandra Roozen, Ina van Zijl