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A beautiful new location for the Toyism Studio

After having the Toyism Studio for three years in the Delta building on the site of the KLM Flight Academy, we have found a new and inspiring location. Surrounded by colorful people and a wooded area, we can send our creative excesses out into the world from the beautiful Vredestein pavilion. The new location is

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Toyism Studio in Eelde will close

Toyism Studio closes its doors at the airport When the toyists descended on the city of Groningen in 2015, we settled in the beautiful building of architect Berlage next to the Groninger Museum. Toyism Studio has been in this special building, called Villa Heymas, for two years. Shortly after the 25th anniversary in 2017, the

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Toyism wins first prize in Beijing!

Toyism won first prize with the artwork “What’s for Dinner” in the Contesthink competition in Beijing.  The mural “What’s for dinner” can now be seen in the 798 Art District in the capital of China! Our mural was also the backdrop for the opening of the Design festival. Present were officials from embassies including the

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Toyism project Hong Kong completed!

They where invited like big rock and roll stars. And now the toyists completed the project Noah’s Ark. Title: The Philosophy of Faith – Noah’s Ark in #HongKong in the Kei Faat Primary School (Yau Tong) Filmed by the Hong Kong Cable TV. Article in Hong Kong Newspaper Sing PauReveal: Tuesday October 30th, 2018. A

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Artwork presented to the KLM Flight Academy

The Diamond Bird has arrived A new toyism artwork arrived in style at the KLM Flight Academy yesterday. Artist ‘Santa’ Dejo presented the artwork to director John Hayward. The artwork was made in honor of the new Diamond DA-42 airplanes which was recently taken into use at the academy. And to celebrate a good neighbourship between toyism

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Toyism in Peru

The Toyism project in Lima is revealed!  The toyism project in Lima was unveiled on December 11th in a festive way. The VIP boat looks beautiful thanks to the talented children who helped the toyists to make the project a success.  We also thank the director and the Maria Parado de Bellido school for a

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Toyism Art goes China

Toyism Art will be in China for the months of June and July! Toyist Dejo and trainee Kixoz will visit Beijing and Hong Kong to promote Toyism Art and make new connections. In Beijing they will meet with people of the Red Gate Gallery, visit the 798 art district and many more museums and galleries. And

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TT Hike & Toyism

Check out the promo for the TT Hike with Toyism Art Movement! With TT hero Egbert Streuer! (made by Andere Vertoningen):

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Toyism – 25th Anniversary

The Grand Carnival On September 2nd, 2017 Toyism celebrated the 25th anniversary of the art movement! The painting Grand Carnival and the sculpture The Flying Dutchman were revealed. As were the MindGames! On top of that, Toyism revealed their own beer! A white ale called “Wedergeboorte” (Rebirth) and an IPA called “Grand Carnival”. We thank

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Museum directors about Toyism

Our film crew had the honour of interviewing the director of the Drents Museum, Annabelle Birnie and the director of the Groninger, Andreas Blühm. Both directors talk about their museums and Toyism.

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In all seriousness: playing with Toyism

In modern art, there are a number of movements that placed playfulness and fantasy at their center: Surrealism, of course, but also Dada and pop art. Toyism is the latest movement in this tradition: it subverts the canon to put the fun back in art. What’s interesting about this game-like movement is the fact that it’s rule-bound. In this

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