Beginning of November we launched Myriad Ways of Being ~ Being of Myriad Ways by artist Simone Albers. This publication is published on the occasion of the granting of the Sieger White Award to Simone Albers in 2022 and of her solo exhibition at Maurits van de Laar Gallery, in The Hague. The eponymous exhibition is still on show until Sunday November 26. The artist is present during the finissage on Sunday from 1 - 5 pm.
Visual artist Simone Albers (1990, Nijmegen) is fascinated by the cosmos. She investigates the mechanisms hidden behind the directly perceivable world. Albers depicts its complexity in colorful landscapes; with meandering shapes and whirlpools of galaxies and black holes, Albers transports us into a cosmic flow.
In Myriad Ways of Being ~ Being of Myriad Ways, edited by Mirjam Westen, the authors Loes van Beuningen, Susan Peeters, Sabine Winters and Wouter Engelbart illuminate the ways in which Albers makes the invisible cosmos visible and makes connections between everything that lives and is. The book is designed by Dana Dijkgraaf, printed at Graphius, Published by Jap Sam Books i.c.w. Sieger White Stichting / Cultuurfonds.
The Sieger White Award was first awarded in 2012. The award is designated as an encouragement to a young artist aged under 35 from the east of the Netherlands. It consists of the guarantee of a book publication worth €25,000 on the artist’s work, to be accompanied by an exhibition at a leading art gallery – in the west of the country. Book and exhibition are intended to help a gifted painter who has already developed a modest oeuvre of some standing to take the next step in his or her career.
The award is named after the painter couple Fred Sieger (Amsterdam 1902 – Zevenaar 1999) and his wife Helen White (New York 1911 – Zevenaar 2010).