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18 Aug 2019 - 22 Aug 2019

Summerschool 2019 by Jonas Ohlsson

Not only artists possess fantasy and imaginative powers. We all do.

Take for instance dreaming, something we also all do at night.

Imagination is like a muscle, you can work this muscle.

If you don’t work this muscle it will become weak and useless.

During this Summerschool we will work on our Muscle of Imagination for 5 days, so that we may become the Arnold Schwarzenegger’s of Imagination.

– Jonas Ohlsson

Cobra Summerschool will open her doors again, starting August 19th until August 23rd. Led by artist/DJ/art teacher Jonas Ohlsson participants will work on their own energy, intuition and creativity as students of Class of ’19.

The program contains among other things Art and Philosophy classes and Ohlsson will summon you to draw, draw, and draw. Together with Ohlsson you will make a journey through your own creativity. Together we will discover and uncover the intuitive power of the image, and reach out for our own creative flow and instinct. We will discuss the work of Jean Dubuffet, Outsider Art, the Situationists International, to the Cobra movement. Flow psychology will be discussed, as well as recent discoveries in neuroscience about play, intuition and storing knowledge. There will be special attention for Surrealism and Johan Huizinga’s theories about homo ludens.

At the end of this buzzing week there will be a grand opening of the exhibition Class of ‘19, containing works made by participants. All works will be on view for a limited amount of time at the Cobra Museum of Modern Art. DJ Ike Melchizedek will take care of the music during the festive closure of Summerschool on Friday.

Jonas Ohlsson. Foto: Mister Motley

Jonas Ohlsson is a true allround artist. He makes drawings, installations, composes music, writes and is the artist behind Blodfet & DJ Lonely. His art is as versatile as his artistic practice. Next to music, provocation and humor, important themes in his work include seks, drugs, politics, history and street culture. Ohlsson’s background in electronic music seeps through his artistic process, in which intuition and free association are considerable. Ohlsson is besides an artist also a teacher at Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam, KABK and Design Academy in Eindhoven. He also gave guest lectures in Boston, Berlin, Los Angeles, Aruba and Geneva. (Source: Mister Motley)


Jonas Ohlsson, "We Are Writing A Science Novel /Font Rebellion" van 2015, 70 cm +100 cm, gouache, graphite pencil, conte, collage, oil crayon, pen and charcoal.

Class of ’19 will start on Monday August 19th at 10 AM. The duration of the programme is 5 days in total, everyday from 10 AM till 5 PM (except for Friday August 23rd, due to the festive opening of the exhibition Class of ’19 that ends around 6.30 PM). Summerschool is in English and Dutch and costs €250,- per person (materials and coffee/tea are included).

Everyone may join, no prior knowledge is needed.

There are limited tickets available, so buy your ticket here. You can subscribe for Class of ’19 by buying a ticket.

Participants will recieve the Summerschool schedule and further information one week in advance. If you have any questions about the program, please email Esther, e.vandenberg@cobra-museum.nl.

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