About Borzo

Borzo modern & contemporary art is one of the oldest galleries in the Netherlands and is located in a canalside house, originally built in the 17th century. In 1932 Alexander Bodon remodelled the property into the “Nieuwe Zakelijkheid" functionalist style and in 2005 Wiel Arets brought it up to date while retaining the Bodon elements.

Borzo specializes in NUL/Zero, Minimalist and Conceptual art. Artists such as Jan Schoonhoven, Ad Dekkers, Carel Visser and Ger van Elk are represented in our collection.

One of the aims of our exhibition policy is to make the link between modern art from the recent past and contemporary art. Artists of today are "standing on the shoulders" of their predecessors, regardless of the considerable contrasts.

Links

Borzo Gallery on Artnet

Andriesse - Moget - Molenaar

Borzo Blog

Wednesday, 02 September 2015 12:17

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Expositie | Exhibition 12 september – 10 oktober

Jan Andriesse - Piet Moget - Jurriaan Molenaar

 

Drie kunstenaars in een soort driehoeksverhouding met elkaar verbonden, niet alleen door persoonlijke banden, maar minstens evenzeer door thematische, inhoudelijke en intellectuele overeenkomsten.

Dat moet er goed uitzien.....

 

Three artists linked together in a sort of eternal triangle, not only through personal ties, but at least as much through similarities in theme, content and intellect.

This will be good to see.....

 

Read more: Andriesse - Moget - Molenaar

 

Juli & Augustus/July & August

Borzo Blog

Monday, 13 July 2015 12:18

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De galerie gaat weer open op 10 september

September 10th the gallery will be open again

 

Agenda 2015

16 - 20 september
Amsterdam Drawing at NDSM
deelnemende kunstenaars : Nul/Zero group, Corrie de Boer, Wieteke Heldens, Carlijn Mens, Marc Mulders, Semna van Ooy
De galerie is gesloten tijdens de opening van Amsterdam Drawing op 16 september

17 - 20 september
Expo Chicago, Navy Pier, Booth 622
30 oktober - 29 november
Ger van Elk "Horizons"
26 - 29 november
Amsterdam Art Weekend
& finissage herman de vries biënnale venetië
12 december - 3 januari
Jan Commandeur & Charles Popelier

 

Read more: Juli & Augustus/July & August

   

Jan Henderikse & ZERO

Borzo Blog

Wednesday, 20 May 2015 14:02

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EXHIBITION 6 June - 11 July

ZERO in Duitsland, NUL in Nederland, AZIMUTH in Italië en NOUVEAU RÉALISME in Frankrijk: het zijn bewegingen met paralelle zienswijzen en doelstellingen en met onderlinge, vriendschappelijke verbanden. Wat ze met elkaar gemeen hebben is de afwijzing van de schilderkunst en van kleur in het algemeen. Monochroom moet het zijn en het liefst nog wit. Verder zijn serialiteit (produktiematige vervaardiging van kunstvoorwerpen) en repetitie (herhaling van gelijke patronen) belangrijke kenmerken....

 

ZERO in Germany, NUL in the Netherlands, AZIMUTH in Italy and NOUVEAU RÉALISME in France: movements with parallel ways of thinking and objectives and with mutual, friendly connections. What they have in common is the rejection of the art of painting and of colour in general. It has to be monochrome and preferably white. Further important characteristics are seriality (mass-production-style manufacture of works of art) and repetition (repeating the same pattern)....

Read more: Jan Henderikse & ZERO

 

Anna Lenz at Borzo / 4 July

Borzo Blog

Wednesday, 24 June 2015 10:20

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STRONG WOMEN FOR ART

boekpresentatie en gesprek met en door

Anna Lenz

op ZATERDAG 4 JULI om 16.00 uur met aansluitend een borrel.

Since the 1960's Anna Lenz and her husband have built a magnificent collection of the art of the Group ZERO. She has travelled across Europe together with the photographer Roswitha Pross and the art historian Ulrike Schmitt to conduct 20 interviews and ask the partners and wives of artists (incl. Ute Mack, Christine Uecker, Antje von Graevenitz) about their lives. These women, some of whom are artists themselves, speak with great openness about their own trajectories, their families and their relations with their men.The kaleidoscope of reports about their lives constitutes a chapter of art, and a piece of contemporary history.

The first days of July mark the start of

ZERO: Let Us Explore The Stars
the most extensive and important ZERO exhibition in fifty years in the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam

We are very proud that Anna Lenz, principal collector of ZERO and author of
STRONG WOMEN FOR ART, will launch her book with a book signing and lecture
at Borzo gallery.

4 July at 4 PM

Read more: Anna Lenz at Borzo / 4 July

   

Borzo at Art Basel

Borzo Blog

Monday, 08 June 2015 17:20

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BORZO at ART BASEL

16/18 June - 21 June

Hall 2.0   Feature Stand J5

CONSTANT 'NEW BABYLON'

 

Check out our specially designed website

borzoartbasel2015.com

 

Thursday June 18 at Art Basel in the Talks programm:

6pm to 7pm | Architect Talk | Constant's New Babylon

Mark Wigley, Author of Constant’s New Babylon: The Hyper-Architecture of Desire, Princeton; Ludo van Halem, Curator for ‘Constant and the European avant-garde 1950 – 1960' at Cobra Museum, Amstelveen

Moderator: Hans den Hartog Jager, Art Critic and Writer, Amsterdam

watch here the youtube video

 

 

Read more: Borzo at Art Basel

 

Carel Visser

Borzo Blog

Wednesday, 22 April 2015 00:00

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EXHIBITION "COUNTERBALANCE"
2 - 30 May

 

From the very start of his artistic career Carel Visser chooses a visual language that expressly deviates from the then prevailing – mostly figurative – sculpture of the early nineteen-fifties.
His use of form develops in geometric-abstract style with respect and admiration for Mondrian and Brancusi; his preferred material is iron, but during his entire life he continues to experiment with every material that nature and technology can place at his disposal.

 

Read more: Carel Visser

   

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