Policy Plan of the Jan Henderikse Foundation,
The Jan Henderikse Foundation aims to support and promote the artistry of Jan Henderikse in the broadest sense of the word. The Foundation promotes the exchange of information and the growth of knowledge of Jan Henderikse's body of work, by means of the spoken word and printed matter. In addition, the Foundation aims to show to relevance of his work in a broader, international cultural-historical context.
The Foundation formulates its objectives against the following background.
The international attention for ZERO and the Dutch Nul group has been steadily growing for some time now. In various countries (e.g. Germany and Italy) artists who belonged to these movements are extensively being researched, their artistic roots (in the years after the Second World War) and their impact on more recent developments in art are topics of interest for many researchers. The Foundation feels that in the coming ten years the international significance of ZERO and ‘Nul’ will take a flight: in our vision, the Dutch artists of ZERO are the 'icons to be'. In this context, the Foundation finds it important to support and promote the importance of Jan Henderikse's artistry.
Jan Henderikse (Delft, 1937) was part of the Dutch Nul artists (the group that formed in 1961: Armando, Henderikse, Jan Schoonhoven, Henk Peeters). He lived and worked ‘everywhere’ in the sixties and seventies: in Delft, Cologne, Düsseldorf, in East and West Berlin, on Curacao and in New York. This turned Henderikse into an international 'linking pin' for the Nul movement.
Henderikse is active to this day. His oeuvre is extensive and broad; his later work - film, video, land art, mail art, installation art - has remained largely unexposed in the Netherlands. The Foundation supports attention for his entire oeuvre and promotes the linking of both older and more recent work with current developments in the visual arts.
The Foundation’s Activities
The Foundation strives to make the artistry of Jan Henderikse better known among a broader audience. At the same time, it is deemed important that initiatives are developed within a scientific, art historical framework. The Foundation tries to achieve its goal by:
In Detail: Policy Plan 2017 - 2019
2017 - 2018
The activities of the Foundation focus on setting up the Foundation and on initiating a monograph:
The activities of the Foundation focus on further support for the promotion of the monograph Jan Henderikse and the development of a knowledge and documentation center around the work of Jan Henderikse:
Fundraising and Asset Management
The Jan Henderikse Foundation raises income from subsidy providers, organizations, private funds, and the (international) business community. In addition, (international) galleries and collectors (private collectors and corporate collections) are approached for structural support of the activities of the Jan Henderikse Foundation.
To financially support the monograph Jan Henderikse, the artist prepared in 2018 a number of artworks. All of the proceeds fully benefit the monograph.
All funds managed by the Jan Henderikse Foundation benefit the Foundation's objective and are therefore only held as liquid assets. Board meetings take place at the offices of board members. The Foundation has no physical location and therefore no rental or management costs.
The Foundation's financial year runs from 1 January to 31 December.
The Foundation will therefore prepare and publish its financial statements before 1 July 2018.
Remuneration of the Board
The Board Members receive no compensation for their work for the Foundation.