Next Free Art Office Hour:
Saturday June 5, 2014 |14-18h
VZL Contemporary Art | Brouwersgracht 161, Amsterdam.


Free Art 2014

The Amsterdam Art Weekend is an annual event focusing on contemporary visual arts. A variety of locations throughout the city is offering a broad program of exhibitions, presentations and performances. Together with Marian van Zijll-Langhout, founder and gallerist of VZL Contemporary Art,  we like to invite you to our contribution to the event, consisting of two exhibitions and the presentation “About Free Art and making money”.

01. “Free Art 2014″
location VZL Contemporary Parking | Keizersgracht 481, Amsterdam
date 28.11.2014 – 07.12.2014 >> opening with Artist talk 28.11.2014 / 20-22u

“Free Art 2014″ is an exhibition of objects, collages and works on paper created in and between Amsterdam and Vienna, where I both work and live. The images arise from collecting, processing and reassembling ordinary products and trivial materials. All works will be made available as Free Art on this website on November 28.

02. ”And about making money”
location VZL Contemporary Art | Brouwersgracht 161, Amsterdam.
date 27.11.2014 – 07.12.2014

Alongside Free Art, I have developed “And about making money”. A project that looks at the structure of commissioning art and working to a brief. This body of work is produced as a response to a specific question or demand from various commissioners. The exhibition focuses on recent productions and details of the dialogue between the artist and his clients.

03. ”About Free Art and Making Money”
location VZL Contemporary Parking | Keizersgracht 481, Amsterdam
date 28.11.2014 >> 20-22u

“About Free Art and making money” is an event that aims to bridge the two exhibitions. A number of special guests and participants in the projects have been invited to highlight the motives and consequences of the Free Art project. The event will be followed with drinks.




Eva  [Free Art #184] is part of the group show “What do you want? Your whole life in one night?” at W139 in Amsterdam. Eva is a large portrait made of chewing gumballs depicting Eva Braun. The work is in 2013 collected by Joep van Lieshout.

What do you want? Your whole life in one night?
01 – 22.06.2014

Warmoesstraat 139
1012 JB Amsterdam


Free Art #165 is transfered to Francine Mendelaar. Francine is the director of the Dutch Materiaalfonds and “Supersale” is going to her office in Amsterdam. The Free Art contract was signed at VZL Contemporary Art Gallery in the presence of gallerist Marian van Zijll Langhout. The Materiaalfonds kindly supported the first Free Art exhibition in 2012 with a loan free of charge.


The next Free Art office hour will take place on Friday March 28, 2014 from 14-18h at VZL Contemporary Art | Amsterdam. You are welcome to pick up or return Free Art and with all your questions and remarks regarding the system. Please reserve a work via this website or make an appointment via

The  office hours takes place at:

VZL Contemporary Art
Brouwersgracht 161
1015 GG Amsterdam


Meanwhile in Rotterdam   [by Jack Segbars]


Free Art #185 at Amsterdam Drawing

Kind of blue  |  chewing gum on paper    25 x 25 cm
via Meneer Malasch.
19 – 22.09.2013
NDSM, Amsterdam


Eva [ gumballs on panel, Free Art #184 ] is collected by Joep van Lieshout, but the work will be exhibited in the project space of VZL Contemporary Art until january 31 2014.

VZL Contemporary Art
Brouwersgracht 161


Next Free Art show: “The girl, the balls and the president”. New works at VZL /Contemporary Art in Amsterdam. Opening 07.09.2013 > 16-19h. Until 15.11.2013.


Wednesday 28.08.2013 i will give a presentation about Free Art at the symposium “De Kunst van Waarde” at the jaarbeurs in Utrecht. In Dutch.


[Free Art #013] on fire.


This is Marian.

And this is our lighters.

About Free Art and making money
at VZL / Contemporary Art in Amsterdam. 29.06.2013 – 29.08.2013

A group show with Raymond Cuijpers, Sanghee Song & Francesca Grilli.

opening 29.06.2013 | 16h

VZL / Contemporary Art
Brouwersgracht 161
1015 GG Amsterdam

020-7708990 / 06-28259620


Free Art in the Royal Palace.

Free Art #020 | Dead bubble no.13 is shortlisted for the Royal Awards for Modern Painting 2012 and is part of the annual exhibition at the Royal Palace in Amsterdam. The chewing gum piece is Free Art since 2012 and in a private collection in Amsterdam.

Royal Awards for Modern Painting / Koninklijke Prijs voor Vrije Schilderkunst 13.10.2012 – 05.11.2012. More info on the Royal Awards website



Local newspaper Echo supports Free Art.



Meanwhile in Rotterdam   [by Lucebert]



First Free Art contract signed.

The first Free art contract was signed with Robert Malasch at June 15, 2012 at the opening of the exhibition “Free Art | Selected Works 2002-2012″ (Malasch Amsterdam, 2012). The Free art collection includes 168 works. Free Art is not for sale, but exclusively available as a loan free of charge.

Free Art # 012 | “Selfportrait as a Headache II”
Aspirins on panel / 221 x 155 cm / 2012 (collection Malasch)



Opening FREE ART | Selected Works 2002-2012
Friday June 15 2012 Amsterdam

The complete Free Art collection (#001-#168) will be exhibited and offered as a loan free of charge. The introduction of Free Art and presenting an eclectic collection of photography, works on paper, collage, video, sculpture and documentation of actions and performances.

It is possible requesting the available works using the request form on this website.

Opening hours:
Fr June 15th 17-22h
Sa June 16th 12-19h
Su June 17th 12-19h

Meneer Malasch
Postjesweg 2
1057 EA Amsterdam
T +31 20 4275770



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