January 20, 2018
A Scene #10

On Saturday, January 20, 2018, at exactly 14:20 CET, three persons (Jane Martin in London, Frans van Lent in Rotterdam and Josh Schwebel in Berlin) will start calling each other incessantly. The ringing will go on but every call will be pushed away, no connection will be made. The calling will stop at 14:35 CET.

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The book TheParallelShow will be published in February 2018 by Jap Sam Books.
If you would like to be invited for the presentation, please fill in your name.

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December 9, 2017
Churches No.1
music and performance in the Trinitatiskapel
with DOOXS, Ieke Trinks, Boys, wbdjdyatmvezdmnekzawvb,
Crying Boys Cafe, Maask and Frans van Lent.

Vriesestraat 20-22, Dordrecht (NL)
free entrance, doors open: 19:00,
Churches No1 is a cooperation between Bibelot and Dordrechts Museum.

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December 1-December 16, 2017
Urban Emptiness Nicosia

A Performative Walk 2
Performance project 

A performative walk as the base, as the method and as the outcome of a process of leading and following. The work is a series of five successive daily group walks. 

Every walk starts at the same place and at the same time of the day.
Initially we repeat the route of the day before and then any participant can, at any moment, speed up to the front position and guide the group into another chosen direction. During the walk there is no discussion, nobody speaks, all decisions are made by moving faster or slower.
The walk ends when the group returns at the starting point.

A Performative Walk 2 takes place from December 2 to December 6, every day 18:00 at Municipal Market, Nicosia (CY).
A Performative Walk 2 is part of Urban Emptiness Nicosia 2017.

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November 18, 2017
A Scene #9

On Saturday, November 18th, 2017, at exactly 14:20 CET, I will enter a department store at Hoogstraat 185 , Rotterdam (5155.2323,N,00428.9270,E).
I will walk straight on to the menswear department and will select three jackets. I will go to a fittingroom and try on the three jackets.
The first jacket will not fit my size, the second jacket will not fit my taste, the third one will not fit my budget.
I will then return the jackets to the clothes racks and leave the store without spending any money.

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November 5 - December 17, 2017
Salon der Leden

Opening: November 4, 17.00

Voorstraat 190
The Netherlands
Open: Wed - Sun: 13.00-17.00

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October 29 - November 26, 2017
kann weg
Vestische Künstlerbund

Opening: October 28, 18.00

Kutscherhaus Recklinghausen
Willi-Brandt-Park 5,

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B O O K  P R E S E N T A T I O N  A N D  P E R F O R M A N C E

You are cordially invited at the presentation
of the book The Swap in Pictura, Dordrecht (NL)
on Sunday October 22 at 15.00.
The book The Swap documents the installation
that was shown in Pictura earlier this year.

The book will be published
in a numbered edition of 100 copies.
You are welcome to choose your own number.
If appreciated the artist will provide your book
with a black inked thumbprint.

Simultaneously the work Aandacht
will be executed from 15.00 till 16.00.
Aandacht (Attention) is a performance carried out by three persons
in the surroundings of the Pictura building.
It is best watched from the Foyer and through the window.

Voorstraat 190-192

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October 22 - November 26, 2017
Views on Landscapes
with Lynne Leegte, Lon Robbé, Frans van Lent, Bas Ketelaars.

Opening: October 21, 16.00

Reuten Galerie
Prinsengracht 510

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October 6 2017, 20.00
Denial as the Leading Principle

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July 21, 2017
Call Again

On Friday 21 July 2017 I will be walking somewhere in the South of France. Call me between 13.00 and 14.00 (CEST). I will not answer your call but instead I will make a photo of what I am looking at on that specific moment. I will then send this photo to the number that showed up on my phone. To you.

Please write me for my telephone number.

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June 16, 2017
A Scene #8 A/B

A  Scene #8A
On Friday June 16, 2017 I will travel from Dordrecht to Breda by train. At exactly 14:20 CET I will enter the T-Huis, John F. Kennedylaan 15, Breda, (51.59127340000001 4.78122350000001). I will take a seat and order a mint tea and a piece of applepie. I will read my newspaper, drink my tea, eat my pie. At 15:00 I will ask for the bill and pay the waiter. I will then fold my newspaper and walk into the park.

A Scene #8B (by Johanna van Overmeir)
On Friday June 16, 2017 I'll travel from Antwerp to Breda by train. At exactly 14:20 CET I'll enter the T-Huis, John F. Kennedylaan 15, Breda, (51.59127340000001 4.78122350000001). I'll take a seat, order a coffee, a glass of tap water and a piece of cake. I'll draw in my sketchbook, look at the park, drink my coffee, eat my pie and drink my water. At 3PM I'll ask the bill and pay the waiter. I'll close my sketchbook, go to the restroom and walk into the park.

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May 26-June 9, 2017
Apprentice Master exhibition #19:
In closeness of matter

When we approached ground level
we ran out of energy
matter became matter
found it's final destiny
from: tales of Ecafrus

Opening: May 26, 19:00
Vonderweg 1, Eindhoven (NL)

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May 20 - May 25, 2017
Unnoticed Art at Platforms Project 2017

Unnoticed Art is presented at Platforms Project 2017
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Cultural Centre
Charilaou Trikoupi 121,
Athens 11473,

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May 11, 2017
Artist talk at St. Joost Academy, Breda (NL).

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Zaterdag 6 mei, 20:30 uur
Voorstraat 190-192, 3311 ES Dordrecht
Toegang: vrij.

Het Bos en de Zalen
een avond met voordrachten, performances en gesprekken
rondom het thema presentatie en representatie.
Deze avond wordt georganiseerd in het kader van de tentoonstelling
The Swap van Frans van Lent. 

Wouter Huis
Bas Ketelaars
Frans van Lent
Hans van Lunteren
Ieke Trinks
Stefan Wouters

U bent bij deze gelegenheid van harte uitgenodigd!

KleineZaalZuid, deel van de installatie The Swap © Frans van Lent 2017

The Swap (de verwisseling) is een fotografisch project dat is gebaseerd op de maat en vorm van de tentoonstellingszalen van Pictura. De plattegrond van de zalen werd (1 op 1) overgebracht naar de Brabantse Biesbosch. Op basis van die, in de juiste kompasrichtingen, uitgezette plattegrond, heb ik ter plaatse een serie foto's gemaakt, die als een installatie in de zalen worden geëxposeerd. De plaatsing van elk van de fotografische prints komt overeen met de locatie van de opnamen. Op deze manier ontstond er een directe fysieke verbinding tussen het oorspronkelijke uitgangspunt en de tentoonstelling.
The Swap is nog te bezoeken tot en met 14 mei.

NB: De tentoonstelling wordt alleen verlicht door middel van het binnenvallend daglicht. Wilt u voor aanvang van Het Bos en de Zalen eerst nog de tentoonstelling bekijken, dan is het raadzaam vroeg te komen.
De zaal is al geopend vanaf 13:00 uur.


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April 30 - May 28, 2017
Distant Light
Final presentation of a two month working period of Bas Ketelaars at IK Foundation.
Bas invited me to show three of my video works as part of his exhibition.
Opening: Sunday April 30, 12:00 AM by Antoinette Reuten (Reuten gallery Amsterdam).

Stichting IK
Vlissingsestraat 239 a
4388HC Vlissingen (NL)

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May 26 - June 11, 2017
Apprentice Master #19:  In Closeness of Matter
at TAC
Vonderweg 1
5611 BK Eindhoven (NL).

© AH

Frans Van Lent with:
Pol Veldhuizen
Gloria Panova
Anita Horváth
Lidyann van der Wolf

Opening: Friday 26 May 2017 19h30
Apprentice Master is a project by Kunstpodium-T, Tilburg (NL).

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April 15, 2017
A Scene #7: One hour in sixty minutes

On Saturday, April 15th, 2017, at exactly 14:20 CET, I was standing on Stationsplein, Rotterdam (51 ° 55'24 "N 4 ° 28'13" E), facing Central Station.
One minute later I started to move very slowly in an arc to the right to walk a circle with a diameter of about six meters.
One hour later, at exactly 15:21, I was back at the starting point and closed the circle.
I then entered the railway station and left.

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April 8 - May 14, 2017
Project The Swap
Pictura, Dordrecht (NL)
Opening: Saturday April 8, 05:00 PM
At the opening a performance with Steef van Lent.

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March 17, 2017 - ...
The End...
group show with Jan Barel, NIGHTSHOP, Ton van Dalen, Bas Damme, Tabe Hemmes, Michiel van der Zanden, Frans van Lent, Florine van Rees, Niek Westendorp, Ton Kraayeveld, Remty Elenga, Erik Sep, Johan van Oord & Nico Parlevliet.
Sbk Dordrecht,
Voorstraat 180, Dordrecht (NL)

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March 7, 2017
The fabric, stretched-out
Presentation and group performance within the program:
Where do we meet: How (not) to be seen?
peer group Class of 17
Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art,
Rotterdam (NL)

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February 5 - April 9, 2017
Group show with: Han Hoogerbrugge, Anouk Griffioen, Abner Preis, Marie Civikov, Willem Besselink , Niels Post,Kim Hospers and Justin Wijers.
Studio Seine,
Mathernesserdijk 323A
Rotterdam (NL)

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November 21, 2016
An interview with Brairnard Carey on Yale University Radio WYBCX.


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October 5, 2016
Belgium Performance Festival, VUB, Brussels (B)

Performance KK II

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August 27 -  August 28, 2016
MOVING IMAGES/Comrades, let’s learn to shoot!
Buitenplaats Koningsweg 23A,
Arnhem, Netherlands.


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June 24 - June 25, 2016
Unnoticed Art Festival #2
Nijmegen, the Netherlands.

Performance 'Attitude' by Kees Koomen (2014)                                                                   photo: Nico Parlevliet

The Unnoticed Art Festival is a festival for unnoticed live art and took place in Nijmegen, the Netherlands. The Unnoticed Art Festival balances on the line between public and private. It shows artworks hiding in normality. The language, used to express the works, fits in the average social behaviour in public space and, because of that, remains unnoticed to bystanders.
Creating the concepts and executing the works are split. The artists sent their concepts more or less as manuals. In the festival the chosen works will be carried out by a group of volunteers.

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Pictura Award 2015 for the work 30/9-16.35
Pictura April 8 till May 14, 2017: Swap, solo show Frans van Lent.

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May 17, 15.00
Performance Damp at the opening of
Twee Stemmen
an exhibition of Andrea Radai

R&R Reuten Galerie

Prinsengracht 510s
1017 KH Amsterdam
The Netherlands
Open: Wednesday – Saturday, 16.00 – 18.00.

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The Conceptbank Festival Package
In the spring and summer of 2015 TheConceptBank will be present at various festivals. Sometimes it will show up as officially invited participant, but most of the time it will be unnoticed as every other paying guest. At strategic spots on the terrain we will create a mobile office to share our performance concepts freely with the interested public. We have the aspiration to get as many works performed as possible.

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April 2, 2015
Jacket: A Juried Video Art Showcase
Crisp-Ellert Art Museum
St. Augustine, Florida.


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May 17 - May 18, 2014
Unnoticed Art Festival
Haarlem, Netherlands,

© Theun Okkerse

The Unnoticed Art Festival is a festival for unnoticed live art and took place in an undisclosed Dutch city. The Unnoticed Art Festival balanced on the line between public and private. It showed artworks hiding in normality. The language, used to express the works, fit in the average social behaviour in public space and, because of that, remained unnoticed to bystanders.

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March 8 - March 31, 2014
R&R Reuten Galerie
Prinsengracht 510s
1017 KH Amsterdam
The Netherlands
Open: Wednesday - Saturday, 16.00 - 18.00.
Performative opening: March 8, 16.00-18.00. blog with a report of the opening (in Dutch).

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March 15 - March 16, 2014


The work 'Cours' (2013) will be on show at
Open Atelierroute 2014
Museumstraat 65
3311XP Dordrecht
the Netherlands

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February 27 - March 29, 2014
Yoko Ono Fan Club
UB Art Gallery
Center for the Arts
Buffalo, NY

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January 26, 2014
Performance Damp @ Finissage 'Fuck Focus'-show
Keileweg 26
3029 BT Rotterdam
The Netherlands

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November 22,  2013
VHS-festival marathon
Boomgaardsstraat 71
3012 XA Rotterdam
The Netherlands
Open: 19.00.

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Salon der Leden

November 16 - December 15,  2013
Salon der Leden
Voorstraat 190 - 192
3311 ES Dordrecht
The Netherlands
Open: Wednesday - Sunday, 13.00 - 17.00.

Video: Talk / Erase

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November 10 - December 16,  2013
Reuten Galerie
Prinsengracht 510s
1017 KH Amsterdam
The Netherlands
Open: Wednesday - Saturday, 13.00 - 18.00.

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Villa Zebra
Stieltjesstraat 21
3071 JV Rotterdam
The Netherlands
+31 (0)102411717
Open: Wednesday - Sunday, 12.00 - 17.00.

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Look on the Bright Side

Until July 20,  2013:
Look on the Bright Side
Galerie Sanaa
Jansdam 2
3512 HB Utrecht
The Netherlands
+31 (0)30 2367242
Open: Wednesday - Saturday, 11.00 - 18.00.

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