by Arjen Ribbens
Studio Job Gallery was an addition to the design studio, production ateliers and Studio Job House, Studio Job Suite and Lounge in Netherlands. This expansive industrial space (250m2) was located on the ground floor of a former cigar factory on the Begijnenvest, not far from the museum quarter in het Zuid. The space was also intended to function as a platform and refuge for other artists, designers, curators, galleries and museums.
Studio Job was aiming for three exhibitions per year. During the opening exhibition The Birth (in cooperation with Zuiderzeemuseum) and only their own work was on display but since came many guest exhibitors; Viktor & Rolf, Gerrit Thomas Rietveld in cooperation with Central Museum Utrecht and many more.
Studio Job cannot be described simply as a gallery. “Call it a chameleonic space”, says Job Smeets.