P.E.A.R. issue no. 6, Landscape and Ecology
20 February 2014: Magazine launch, British Council, London, UK

P.E.A.R. (Paper for Emerging Architectural Research) aims to re-establish the fanzine as a primary medium for the dissemination of architectural ideas, musings, research and works, and to present the complexity and variety of architectural practice. We actively seek to publish thinking that wouldn't ordinarily be seen in the mainstream architectural press, and we are interested in showing that the architectural is concerned with more than just architecture.

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Performing Objects
2014 - 2015: Enough Room for Space, BE / Vision Forum, SE

Participants: Céline Butaye, Marjolijn Dijkman, Laura Herman, Hedwig Houben, Bas Schevers, Adrien Tirtaux, Kristof Van Gestel, Herman Van Ingelgem

This collaborative research project will explore objects and their possibilities to act as an interactive performer towards its users or audience. Performing Objects will research different ways artists can anticipate this process during the conceptualisation and the conception of their work.

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DiARTgonale Editions #2 ECHOES, Launches, Events, Exhibition
12 - 21 February 2014: SMBA, Amsterdam, NL / WIELS & Enough Room for Space, Brussels, BE / SAVVY Contemporary, Berlin, DE

Hosted by the Cameroonian artist magazine DiARTgonale, the two special editions JAMAN (2012)  and ECHOES (2013) present the outcome of a long-term curatorial endeavour, initiated in 2009, for which Cameroonian and European artists collaboratively produce new, research-based artworks. The upcoming launches continue a series started last December in Cameroon during the triennale Salon Urbain de Douala 2013. Initiated by: Annette Schemmel and Marjolijn Dijkman

12 February 2014: SMBA, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
13 February 2014:
WIELS & Enough Room for Space HQ, Brussels, Belgium
21 February 2014:
SAVVY Contemporary, Berlin, Germany

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History Rising, solo project
6 September 2013 - 2 February 2014: various locations in East Anglia, UK

History Rising is a subversive and engaging study of museum display in East Anglia. Viewers and participants are invited to reconsider their view of history by looking at the mechanisms museums put in place to create a sense of order and hierarchy within their collections. By distancing museum objects from their support structures History Rising forms a critique of the assumptions that are made about how things are positioned, who chooses to display them, and how the social, political and aesthetic choices that are made in the process dictate the language of display.

New work by Marjolijn Dijkman is installed in two public museums (Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery and Wisbech & Fenland Museum) and an artist run space (Outpost). Dijkman’s sculptures propose strange and fantastical juxtapositions, alleviate objects from the weight of history and create links with modernism, the heritage industry and the aesthetics of sci-fi.

Curated by: Jes Fernie
Organised in collaboration with: Wysing Arts Centre, Wisbech Museum, Norwich Castle Museum, Outpost, Aid & Abet, Norwich University of the Arts, Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse Denny Abbey Farmland Museum, UK
Supported by: Arts Council England & the Mondriaan Fund, The Netherlands

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Slow Space, permanent public commission
2013 - 2017: A collaboration with Toril Johannessen, Bjørvika in Oslo, NO

Slow Space is a programme of public art projects, events & publications, set to unfold in Bjørvika, Oslo’s former container port, over four years. Challenging preconceptions about the forms and timespan of conventional public artworks, the programme promises a new approach to working with artists in sites of regeneration.

Curated by: Claire Doherty (Situations)
Commissioned artists: Toril Johannessen & Marjolijn Dijkman, Heather & Ivan Morrison, Katie Paterson, Future Farmers

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