Exhibition "Crossing Borders"

Topics: Invitation
Posted:September 19, 2017 by Julia

"Crossing Borders"

9 September - 14 October 2017

A focused group show curated by Jocelyn Foye and Judith Tolnick Champa 

Featuring work by artists: Julia Mandle, Poonam Jain, Esperanza Mayobre, Saman Sajasi, Camilo Cruz, Roya Amigh, and Ariana Lee

Periphery Space Gallery

80 Fountain Street, Pawtucket, Rhode Island


October 5 Symposium / 6 Workshop

Topics: Invitation
Posted:September 19, 2017 by Julia

'In Repair: Towards a Post-Throwaway Society' Symposium

Spring House, 8-10pm, Thursday October 5
Doors open from 7:30pm

What would society look like if we assigned a central role to repair? And what happens if we see repair as more than a quick fix? The symposium 'In Repair: Towards a Post-Throwaway Society' builds on recent studies of repair, which frame the concept in an emphatically broad context. Activities like mending, renovating, healing, rehabilitating, revitalizing, recovering, curing or hacking help us deal with problems in a social, sustainable, and resourceful way. During this evening we explore how repair thinking could set directions for a post-throwaway society. A society in which imperfection,broken systems, relations and objects are welcomed rather than shunned; a logic of breakdown bridges past, present and future; and even tax might shift from labour to natural resource use.

Keynote: Prof. Steven Jackson (coordinator of the NSF Repair, Maintenance, Sustainability research program at Cornell University), introducing ‘broken world thinking’

Speakers: Femke Groothuis, director of Ex’Tax, Prof. dr. Ellen Rutten and Jakko Kemper, coordinator and researcher of the Sublime Imperfections NWO research program at UvA, curator and Repair Society initiator Joanna van der Zanden

The symposium is hosted by the Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis, the University of Amsterdam, Spring House, and Repair Society.

Note: Donate your broken umbrella for an Umbrella Recovery Workshop by artist Julia Mandle (Julia Mandle Artist).  

Location: Spring House, Ruyterkade 128, Amsterdam
Register for symposium via https://in-repair.eventbrite.nl/
Entrance: 5 euro (incl. drinks)

July 2017 New Exhibitions

Topics: Work on View
Posted:July 11, 2017 by Julia


You are invited to see two new exhibitions of my work: 

Thou Shalt Knot
"Knots are woven into the human experience and they permeate every part of our lives." writes curator Christina Connett, PhD, in her catalogue for the exhibition exploring the legacy of Clifford W. Ashley (author of The Ashley Book of Knots)  and the museum's collection of related historical and contemporary works. As part of the museum's collection, my ceramic "Tied on the Bight" (below) will be featured in the exhibition "Thou Shalt Knot" from July 2017 - June 2018.
Location: New Bedford Whaling Museum (USA)

Design Route at Zuiderzee Museum 
Several of my ceramic sculptures and my embroidered cloth sails from my "Immigration" body of work are now on view in the outdoor museum to be discovered along their design route in the sailmaker's atelier where I studied the 17th century craft that inspired me so deeply. My works are on view now ....and permanently:-)
Location: Zuiderzee Museum (The Netherlands)


Work on view Summer 2017

Topics: Work on View
Posted:June 18, 2017 by Julia

In The Netherlands, three of my drawings from the on-going "And to Harbor" series have been selected by a national jury (including Tracy Metz) for the exhibition "Water" at Museum de Fundatie running through 31 August.
Address: Blijmarkt 20, Zwolle

And, my ceramic sculptures from the collection of the Zuiderzee Museum from my "Immigration" project are on exhibition in the outdoor museum.
Address: Sluisweg 1, Enkhuizen

In America, my charcoal drawings from "And to Harbour" series are also available for purchase at the Atelier Gallery upon request. Contact the Atelier Gallery via email by clicking here.
Address: 200 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, USA

This week in June 2017

Topics: Invitation
Posted:June 18, 2017 by Julia

You are invited to two events to see my work (and me) this week in Amsterdam: 

Thursday 22 June starts at 19:30
Artists' Talk at Spring House
Along with two other resident artists Pleun van Dijk and Janine Frye, I will show recent work developed during our arts residencies at Spring House. The presentations and discussions will be moderated by Stephanie de Rooij and Eline Janssen. Evening will round out with drinks and DJ! RSVP by email here.
Address: De Ruijterkade 128

Saturday 24 June from 12:00-17:00
Open Ateliers on Lumierestraat
Please feel welcome to visit my new studio and see my latest projects and the creative community on Lumierestraat in Ijburg/Amsterdam Oost. No need to RSVP, just stop by and say hello! Look forward to showing you new work in progress and hearing about what creative projects you've been up to... 
Address: Lumierestraat 77

Opening Solo Exhibition at Zuiderzee Museum

Topics: Work on View , Invitation and New(s)
Posted:August 7, 2016 by Julia

You are invited to the private opening of my first Museum exhibition in The Netherlands...!
Since moving to Amsterdam from New York a few years ago, I have been developing a body of work about my emotional experience immigrating to this country and tracing my roots here. I am very excited that one of the places where I conducted my research, the Zuiderzee Museum in Enkhuizen, invited me not only to develop my work into sculptures but also to exhibit the results. 

I hope you will be able to come and celebrate the culmination of this phase of the project and the acquisition of the Zuiderzee Museum of several of my works. I feel very honoured to have my work join their collection, which combines traditional arts and crafts alongside contemporary art and design inspired by it. There will be limited space at the Opening, so please RSVP by clicking the link below

Sunday 21 August from 14:00-17:00
Acquisition Exhibition: Julia Mandle "An Immigration" (on now through 6 November 2016)
Zuiderzee Museum (inside/binnen museum) 

RSVP here by email by August 15