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Orange the World en Whispering Seaweed 2023

Margot Berkman’s impactful artwork, ‘Whispering Seaweed,’ located on KeizerKarelplein in Amstelveen, serves as a poignant canvas for the ‘Orange the World’ campaign until December 10, 2023. In collaboration with the Municipality of Amstelveen, Berkman joins forces to advocate against violence towards women. The installation takes on a vibrant orange hue, symbolizing solidarity and support for the cause. Councilor Floor Gordon initiates the campaign, shedding light on ‘Whispering Seaweed’ and emphasizing the significance of raising awareness about this crucial issue. This fusion of art and advocacy underlines Margot Berkman’s commitment to addressing societal concerns through her evocative creations, making a powerful statement in the public domain.



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A sculpture of Hope: Koraaldrift at Heliomare 2023

On November 2, 2023, the Koraaldrift sculpture group was prominently placed in front of the main entrance to the Heliomare Rehabilitation Center in Wijk aan Zee. This artwork, which was created by Margot Berkman, is a symbol of resilience, hope, and support. It is a reminder that everyone has the strength to overcome challenges and achieve their goals. The placement of the sculpture at Heliomare is a fitting tribute to the center’s dedication to helping people reach their full potential.

Monotypes 2023

Margot Berkman’s stunning Monotype series encapsulates the ethereal beauty of coral reefs in a mesmerizing artistic display. Drawing inspiration from the ocean’s depths, Berkman’s intricate artworks delve into the mesmerizing world of corals, translating their vibrant hues and delicate intricacies onto handmade paper with a unique touch. Each Monotype unveils a poetic narrative, echoing the fragility and magnificence of these underwater ecosystems. Berkman’s profound connection with the sea is palpable in the details—capturing the essence of coral life and reflecting on its ecological significance. Through her deft use of the medium, be it through drawings or prints, Berkman not only showcases her artistic prowess but also advocates for the preservation of these vital marine habitats. The series serves as a visual ode to the intricate tapestry of life beneath the waves, inviting viewers to contemplate the beauty and urgency of protecting our oceans.


Another happy owner…
and then to Roo and Sainthill for the most beautiful picture frame


A publication of all the works of art from one year will be for sale from April 2024

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No Oxygen Daily Corona Papers Since March 2020

Below painting: 21 x 13 cm acrylic, conté and ink (partly exhibited in Cobra Museum August 2020)

Since the lockdown in March 2020, since the outbreak of the pandemic, I have created a series of paintings, drawings and objects. Every day I made a painting with acrylic paint, a drawing with ink or a small paper object with the idea of a lack of oxygen due to Corona. In March 2021 the pandemic still on, it is a large series that, from her studio, is a personal reflection on this radical period.

A publication of all the works of art from one year will be for sale from April 2021.

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No Air Corona Oxygen Series Nieuw Dakota March 2020

This work is based on the bioluminescent quality of various oceanic algae, a constant source of inspiration in the work of Margot Berkman.
Nieuw Dakota is proud to present a selection of submissions from our Corona Archives. The Corona Archives is the first initiative in the Netherlands to put Covid-19 on the agenda from an artistic perspective. From March 15, artists, thinkers and writers will share their stories and express social isolation, worry, anger, fear, despair. The entries show menacing undertones and how we subdue them with reason, humor, measures and our personal daily life.
Corona connects us all: “His audacity makes clear to us something that we already knew but could not yet estimate very well: at how many levels we are interconnected, everywhere, and the complexity of the world in which we live is social, political. , economic, but also interpersonal and psychological cohesion. ” (Paulo Giordano, In times of contamination, March 2020) The translocal connection of the world becomes visible in the standstill. That standstill creates a new domain. How will this new domain take shape and how will corona change our lives? We do not want to miss this moment when the individual and the collective, far away and near, are so sharply redefined.
Nieuw Dakota does this by monitoring society for a longer period of time, imagining it and yet also celebrating it. Like the pandemic, we go through three phases: