Linguistic Images is extended untill 19th of April!

De tentoonstelling Linguistic Images met werk van Josse Pyl, Danae Io, Pleun Gremmen en Jelte van Lente is verlengd tot en met 19 april. Vanwege het virus kan niet meer dan 1 persoon tegelijk de expositie bekijken. Bezoek ons tijdens de reguliere openingstijden: di t/m za: 12.00-17.00 uur & zo: 14.00-17.00 uur. Met Pasen (12 en 13 april) zijn we gesloten. Tot snel!

The Linguistic Images exhibition with works by Josse Pyl, Danae Io, Pleun Gremmen and Jelte van Lente has been extended until April 19. Due to the virus no more than 1 person at a time is allowed to visit the exhibition. Visit us during regular opening hours: Tue-Sat: 12 pm-5pm & Sun: 2 pm-5pm. We are closed during Easter (April 12 and 13). See you soon!

Kick-Off, project ‘What If’ Linde Ex en Aebele Trijsburg, donderdag 19 maart in SIGN

Linde Ex en Aebele Trijsburg

Aftrap ‘What If’
Op donderdag 19 maart gaat het Artist in Space-project ‘What if’ van start! Noorderlicht en SIGN werken samen en hebben een onderzoeksopdracht uitgezet naar het noordelijke landschap en de menselijke invloed erop.
Kunstenaars Aebele Trijsburg en Linde Ex gaan hier de komende maanden mee aan de slag.
Op 19 maart vanaf 17.00 uur presenteren zij hun eerste plannen en schetsen bij SIGN. Iedereen is van harte welkom!
Vooraf vertelt Agnes Winter iets over de Noordenaars en het Artist in Space-project en licht Noorderlicht-directeur Kees van der Meiden het ‘What if’-project toe, de samenwerking tussen SIGN en Noorderlicht en de keuze voor de kunstenaars. De middag wordt afgesloten met een borrel.
Meer informatie:

  • Artist in Space is een nieuw experimenteel talentprogramma voor de beeldende kunst in Noord-Nederland. De instellingen van Noordenaars werken samen en geven talenten in het Noorden een impuls door middel van diverse projecten en ontwikkeltrajecten.

12-2: ‘Growing Together’ workshop by Sophia Löwe 15.00hrs.

We tend to slip out of the womb, the way we slip out of togetherness, bloody, messy & surprised to be alone. And clever- able to learn with our whole bodies the ways of this world.” (Adrienne Maree Brown, Emergent Strategy, 2016, 10)

Workshop ‘Growing Together’ by Sophia Löwe Wednesday 12-February 15-17 hrs. in SIGN

How do we nurture?” poses one of the central questions of Sophia Löwe’s current installation at SIGN. She has been contemplating strategies of community and social growth in which nurturing is recognized as something that we all always already do through interaction with and recognition of each other.

Sophia sees nurturing as respecting, supporting and sustaining emergent processes in the world around us, a “becoming with” community, cooperation, resilience, partnership, learning, collaborative sustainability. The idea that “m/othering” is restricted to the childbearing women in our society makes it difficult for us to realize in which ways we all encourage nurture and growth.
In the workshop GROWING TOGETHER, Sophia invites the visitors to explore the space in a guided manner, to ask questions, ‘learn with our whole bodies’ and share our experience. Offering a space to talk, rest, share and move, we invite you to bring a cozy clothes/blankets/pillows (if wanted/needed) and join us in the WOMB for tea, cake and sharing togetherness.

25-2 at 17.00 hrs: BOOKLAUNCH Timeline Gallery fear in public space

Timeline Gallery, fear in public spaceBooklaunch & Review 25 February-1 March 202
OPENING: Tuesday 25 February at 17.00 hrs.
Launch of the publication of ‘Timeline Gallery, fear in public space’
Kevin Perrin: laChuteDesign, Soup & snacks, Talk: ”Parrhesia revisited” by Bibi Straatman/ A preview of the film ‘Roses’ by Josefin Arnell & Helen Anna Flanagan. Review (25-2 till 1-3): films, books, interviews, podcast, posters, visuals, stickers… & results of workshops students Minerva.

Timeline Gallery, a project around interventions in public space in the city of Groningen with theme Fear in Public Space took place in 2018-2019. After a preliminary conference and masterclasses, eleven artists grouped in teams developed and executed new forms of intervention, using different media. The artists also worked during a week-long elective course with students of Minerva Art Academy. Now an autonomous publication has been printed with a variety of contributions from the participating artists and reseachers; beside that work of the students is showcased at SIGN. The booklaunch and showcase are to be held on February 25th at 17.00 hrs. in SIGN. You’re welcome! Artists: Alice Strete, Angeliki Marina Diakrousi, Pendar Nabipour, Ryan Cherewaty, Nadine Rotem Stibbe, Jaleesa Mallée, Giulia de Giovanelli, Eric Peter, Josefin Arnell, Helen Anna Flanagan, Quenton Miller. The project ‘Timeline Gallery, fear in public space’ is project is a collaboration of: -Minerva Art Academy and Research Group Image in Context, part of Hanze UAS -SIGN projectspace, Groningen.-Research and design studio DesignArbeid, Amsterdam.

NOISE, SOUP & KNOWLEDGE: FRIDAY 17-1 from 16.00-19.30 hrs.



Friday 17-1: Noise, Soup & Knowledge  from 16.00-19.30 hrs. A collaboration between SIGN & Academy  of Popculture, Minerva.
Noise, Soup & Knowledge is traditionally organised at SIGN in Groningen during Eurosonic Noorderslag. Friday January 17th between 4 and 7.30 pm you can attend acts ranging from spoken word to punk with speakers, videos, visual arts and free soup.

16.00: Arie & Assindewaris (dj/rap)
16.30: L A A R / Kim Sturre (singer songwriters)
17.00: Jesse Joel (rap/percussion en violin)
17.30: Jelle en Mick (music/video)
18.00: Hands Off (electronic duo )
18.30: Pauper Poëzie (muzic/spoken word)
19.00: All Over Again (muddy grunge rock)
Host: Bram Bolten
Free soup: by Klaas
The wall constellations in SIGN are created by artist Sophie Lee, Sophia Löwe, and Victor Crepsley.

date: 17th of January 2020
time: 4 – 7.30 PM

location: SIGN
Free entrance / free soup

SIGN 30 YRS. Jubilee exhibition UP-DATE , 21-30 December & Anniversary Party at 31-12!

SIGN 30 YRS.  since 1989!

Jubilee exhibition UP-DATE
21- 30 December
OPENING 21 December, 17.00 hrs. with performances & speeches.
30 artists representing 30 years
Bernardo Zanotta, Berndnaut Smilde, Adrien Tirtiaux, Eduard Bezembinder, Feiko Beckers, Philippe Wolthuis, Alban Karsten, Susanna Inglada, Martijn Schuppers, Wouter Osterholt, Marjolijn Dijkman, Reinier Kranendonk, Steven Jouwersma,  Aymeric Mansoux & Marloes de Valk, Bert Scholten, Pelle Schilling, Aimee Terburg, Lee McDonald, Salim Bayri, Kimball Holth, De Onkruidenier, Libia Castro & Ólafur Ólafsson, Arie de Fijter, Machiel Braaksma, Jip de Beer, Florent Poussineau, Hidenori Mitsue, Sanne Bax, Elmar Kuiper, Willehad Eilers, Henry Byrne.  

Anniversary Party 31th of December from 21.00 hrs. onwards into the New Year. With the bands Santa Fe & Cherees, dj, performances, karaoke and more!

SIGN, is during UP-DATE open from Monday-Sunday: 12-17 hrs. X-mas closed!

expOOST kunstroute 14 september


expOOST! Kunsroute op zaterdag 14 september van 12.00-17.00 uur. 10 Kunstplekken in oostelijk deel van binnenstad Groningen presenteren zich! Afterparty bij Galleria Unexpected vanaf 17.00 uur.

expOOST! Art route on Saturday 14th of September from 12-17 hrs. 10 Art locations present themselves in the east part of the city centre of Groningen. Afterparty at Galleria Unexpected untill 17.00 hrs.