Dutch newspaper Trouw published a story of three pages about ‘Eric*’, written by Caspar Pisters. The honest, engaged and well-written article can be read here: medium.com. (Dutch only)
Lloyd Hotel hosted the official book launch of Eric* in Amsterdam, on Saturday 18th of November 2017. With music by Lucas Nieuwenhuis, an interview by trans*activist Willemijn da Campo and words by Brand Berghouwer, the newly appointed chairman of Transgender Netwerk Nederland. Photographer Erwin Olaf received the first copy. Photo: Maarten Nauw.
November 2016 a campaign will start to get Eric* published as a hard cover book. You are invited to pre-order your personal copy here. The book will have 120 pages, 41 portraits, English language and a size of 20 × 24,4 cm (7.87 × 9.6˝). Award winning studio Heijdens Karwei made the design. ‘Eric*’ has been exhibited in Parque de la Memoria, museum for Human Rights in Buenos Aires, Argentina. It was also part of QueerFest in Saint Petersburg, the only queer festival that still exists in Russia. A corresponding video from the series has been shown at TranScreen, the Amsterdam transgender film festival.
The series ‘Eric*’ is currently exhibited in Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina, on invitation of the local Royal Dutch Embassy. Until the end of February 2015 a selection of 22 images can be seen in Museo Parque de la Memoria, the Museum for Human Rights. This museum is in honor of the 30.000 disappeared and killed people during the Videla-regime, but also addresses human rights issues in a wider perspective. There is free admission to the premisses, which includes a park with sculptures, a wall with the names of all killed victims and an exhibition hall.
Under the title ‘Me, We.’ and in honor of Larry Clark a set of 10 picture postcards is released by Prins de Vos, Wessel Rossen and Jasper Groen. Prins and Jasper photographed Wessel, while Wessel, an 18 years old and emerging artist, made drawings and paintings to reflect on the feeling of being someone’s muse. The set has a limited edition of 60 only, and can be ordered by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Costs: 10 euro, excluding shipping and handling.
From March 1 to April 20 the Dutch office of Amnesty International exhibits a selection of photos from the series ‘A Portrait For Breakfast in Amsterdam’ and ‘Finding Emo’. The exhibition is part of a convention about the right to play for children. It is possible to visit the exhibition on business hours during weekdays.
The Embassy of the Netherlands, the VandenEnde Foundation and Centro Cultural Recoleta cordially invite you to celebrate the opening of A Portrait For Breakfast in Buenos Aires. Date: May 10, from 6 pm on. At Centre Cultural Recoleta, Junin 1930, Sala 10. On show: 20 portraits from Buenos Aires and 20 portraits from Amsterdam. The exhibition also includes the world premiere of Jasper Groen’s first video works. Till June 9. Entrance free.
Fotofestival Naarden will exhibit ‘A Portrait For Breakfast in Berlin’, from May 18 till June 23. Here is a Dutch announcement.
During two weekends Finding Emo will be exhibited in ‘Kunstkerk’, a gallery at Prinseneiland 89, Amsterdam. Together with works from Bastiaan and Hans Heus, Ad Nuis and others. Dates: 17-20 and 24-27 January. From 12.00 to 18.00 o clock. Closing party: 26nd of January, 16.00 o clock.
From August 29 till the end of November 2012 Groen will work on several new series in Berlin. They will include a German edition of A Portrait For Breakfast, but also a new series on adults. The new series are expected to be exhibited in 2013 (A Portrait For Breakfast) and 2014 (new works).