Lives in New York (US), lives in Antwerp (BE), born in Delft (NL).
The Dutch artist Jan Henderikse was born in Delft in 1937 and trained at the Vrije Academie voor Beeldende Kunsten (Free Academy of Visual Art) in The Hague. He has lived all over the world, and now divides his time between Antwerp and Brooklyn. Henderikse was a member of the Nul (Zero) group founded in the 1960s, which pursued a rigorous art in contrast to the then dominant gestural abstraction. The Nul artists often worked repetitively and in monochrome, sometimes with industrialized materials that were incorporated unmodified. While they retained the ‘framework’ of painting, they were viewed as anti-painting or Anti-Peinture, as the title of their final exhibition in 1962 at Antwerp’s Hessenhuis put it. Nul’s five members were all represented: Armando, Herman de Vries, Jan Henderikse, Henk Peeters and Jan Schoonhoven, along with a whole series of other artists, among them their hero Lucio Fontana.
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Jan Henderikse - Kontakte
Jan Henderikse, Jan Henderikse - Kontakte, 1988. Book, ink, paper, 26 x 21.3 cm, language : German, English, authors : Sabine Matthes & Jan Henderikse, publisher : Daadgalerie Berlin, ISBN : 3-89357-008-X.
Houten groentekisten [Woo...
Jan Henderikse, Houten groentekisten [Wooden Vegetable Crates], 1962-2012. Installation, wood, variable dimensions.
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LATT: new art in Antwerp ...
07 December 2012 - 10 February 2013.
Curated by Jan Ceuleers, in collaboration with Ronny Van de Velde and the M HKA New Art in Antwerp was dedicated to the artist move
Urgent Conversations Athe...
31 October 2016 - 05 February 2017.
Urgent Conversations: Athens – Antwerp is the first temporary exhibition in the long overdue public unfolding of the Greek National Museum of
28 April 2017 - 31 December 2021.
For the first time, the M HKA will be able to present a permanent collection exhibition with iconic masterpieces from Flemish and internation
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Aanwinsten 2013 [Acquisit...
In 2013 the collection was reinforced by contributions from the international avant-garde active in our region in the Sixties and Seventies,
"... They cannot be reduced. They’re not representable. The claim of the complexity of their design is irreducible. They never give the impre