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AUA FORTA: ART VAL SINESTRA
International group exhibition + events
November 6-13, 2016 + December 24, 2016 – March 19, 2017
Hotel Val Sinestra, Sent, Switzerland

With: Daniela Belinga, Mario Benjamin, Arno Camenisch, Kurt Derungs, frölicher | bietenhader, Frederikke Hansen, Renate Lerch, René Müller, ​Kurt Ryslavy, Helene Sperandio, Sarah Studer, Elise Tak, Timo Ullmann, Jacqueline Weiss, Angela Wüst. Initiative and artistic direction: Daniela Belinga.

Val Sinestra

Val Sinestra

Val Sinestra
Aua Forta: Art Val Sinestra, 2016-2017
Hotel Val Sinestra, Sent, Switzerland

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RECENT EXHIBITIONS

EXHIBITION WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH
Elise Tak, Joe Gilmore, Geraldine Anderson Gaines
March 17, 2016
Hudson County Courthouse, Jersey City, NJ

PORTRAIT À CHARGE
Elise Tak, Sarah Morris, Anna Baumgart, Hallgrimur Helgason
January 11 - February 12, 2016
Collège Jean Monnet, Lusignan, France
An exhibition dedicated to the fabricated image of the celebrity figure, featuring works from the collection of FRAC Poitou-Charentes.

FRAC
Elise Tak: Thomas Kirby in 'Dannie and Floyd' (audition)
Also in the picture: Dustin Hoffman
Color pencil and ink on paper, 40x28.75" / 102x73 cm, 1986
Collection: FRAC Poitou-Charentes, France


MAGNUM ON SET
October 6, 2015 - March 28, 2016
Museum Helmond, Helmond, The Netherlands
A selection of Elise Tak's work from the museum collection is featured in this exbibition around pictures taken on movie sets by famous Magnum photographers like Henri Cartier-Bresson, Eve Arnold, Elliott Erwitt, Erich Lessing, Burt Glinn, Erich Hartmann, Nicolas Tikhomiroff, Cornell Capa, Inge Morath, Jean Gaumy, W. Eugene Smith and Dennis Stock.

Magnum on Set
Work by Elise Tak in 'Magnum on Set', 2015-2016
Museum Helmond (photo: © Museum Helmond)

Magnum on Set

THE BABY DAILIES
October 10 - November 22, 2015
De Cacaofabriek, Cacaokade 1, Helmond, The Netherlands
Solo exhibition featuring a.o. posters and stills from 'The Baby Dailies' and 'The Nose'.

Baby Dailies
Invitation 'The Baby Dailies'
Elise Tak, digital 3D drawing, 2015
Graphic design: Liesbeth Nieuwenweg

Cacaofabriek
'The Baby Dailies', 2015
De Cacaofabriek, Helmond, The Netherlands


MORE NEWS

For the 2015 spring, summer and fall program Elise Tak joined Issyra Gallery in Hoboken, New Jersey as the program director. For an overview of the program: click here.

Issyra
Issa Sow and Elise Tak, Issyra Gallery, Hoboken, NJ, exhibition 'La Leçon du Printemps', April 24, 2015 (photo: © André Smits, Artist In The World, 2015)


LA LEÇON DU PRINTEMPS (The lesson of spring)
April 24 - May 23, 2015
Issyra Gallery, 300 Observer Highway, Unit C11, Hoboken NJ

Elise Tak, Robert Egert and Hendrika Ter Elst
Issyra Gallery website: www.issyragallery.com
Issyra Gallery Tumblr: www.issyragallery.tumblr.com

Issyra Gallery

PARTAGE DES CULTURES (SHARING CULTURES)
February 13 - March 13, 2015
Issyra Gallery, 300 Observer Highway, Unit C11, Hoboken NJ

Black History Month Show featuring:
Elise Tak, Jade, Joe Gilmore, Ibou Ndoye and Issa Sow.
Gallery website: click here
Gallery facebook event: click here

Medubis
Jeni Wright as Medubis in 'The Spirit of Saturn'
Digital 3D sculpture/painting, archival C-print, dimensions variable, 2012
Edition 3 (+ 1AP).

COLLABORATION WITH ANDRÉ SMITS

ANDRÉ SMITS / ARTIST IN THE WORLD - featuring ELISE TAK

December 6, 2014: 6-10 pm
Soapbox Gallery, 636 Dean Street, Brooklyn, NY

Installation shots: click here
Opening event: click here

Andre Smits
COLLABORATION WITH TOBIAS TAK

Spirit of Saturn
Jeni Wright and Roy Rebergen in 'The Spirit of Saturn' (Perseus and Medusa)
Digital 3D sculpture/painting + background (digitized color pencil drawing by Tobias Tak), matte archival C-print 16x12" /40.6x30.6 cm, 2013

Elise Tak and her brother, comics creator Tobias Tak, are currently working on their very first collaborative work 'The Spirit of Saturn'. In this fairy tale about mankind's mortal misconceptions around divinity and mythology, the traditional and refined drawing skills of Tobias are merged with Elise's high-tech and glossy 3D and CGI techniques. A preview was shown at Pool Art Fair New York 2013.

MORE RECENT EXHIBITIONS, EVENTS AND PUBLICATIONS

DRAWING DEMOCRACIES
October 25 - November 27, 2014
Pratt Institute, Steuben Gallery and Pratt Library, Brooklyn,
New York, USA
Group show with drawings in various media.

Pratt
'Drawing Democracies', 2014
Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York, USA
Photo: © André Smits


AUTOUR DE FRÉDÉRIC BRULY-BOUABRÉ
December 27, 2013 - February 8, 2014
T&T art contemporain Jarry
43 rue Ferdinand Forest, Jarry, Baie Mahault, Guadeloupe
Group show around the work of the Ivorian artist Frédéric Bruly-Bouabré, featuring works on paper (size of 15x19 cm) by more than 60 artists. Curated by Naïma Chomereau-Lamotte.

TT Gallery Jarry

Pool Art logoPOOL ART FAIR NEW YORK 2013
10, 11 and 12 May, 2013
Flatiron Hotel, Room # 408

Corner 26th Street and Broadway, New York
Elise Tak presented her complete series 'The Nose' and a preview of 'The Spirit of Saturn', a collaborative project with her brother Tobias Tak, comics creator, graphic novelist and artist. In this work the fantasy worlds and techniques of the two artists meet and merge into a new and exciting whole.

Coup de GraceHELMONDSE FAVORIETEN
Highlights from the collection
of the Museum Helmond
16 October 2012 - 8 February 2013
Featuring Elise Tak (her series 'Coup de Grace'), Anton Corbijn, Inez van Lamsweerde and many more.



Glocal'GLOCAL SESSIONS'
20 January - 15 September 2012
Group exhibition in FRAC Poitou-Charentes
Angoulême (France)
Six artists present their work alongside
works of their choice from the FRAC
Poitou-Charentes collection.
Click here for the Elise Tak works in their collection.



weeping willows'A Collection for Aruba'
25 May - 10 July 2012
Kasteel Keukenhof, Keukenhof 1, Lisse (Netherlands)
Work from the Mol collection, incl. Elise Tak, Carlos Amorales, Yael Davids, Alicia Framis, Meret Oppenheim, Rob Scholte, Richard Tuttle and many more.

goodevil'Good & Evil'

29 April - 1 July 2012
Galerie Vivid, Rotterdam (Netherlands)

With: Elise Tak, Atelier Van Lieshout, Gijs Bakker, Bas van Beek, Boudewien van den Berg, Gregory Green, Dirk Van der Kooij, Ted Noten, Dennis Parren, Hisakazu Shimizu.