Jamming is an experimental art project in which artists with “learning disabilities” and “professional” artists collaborate. The money collected by this campaign will be used to fund our exhibition at the Centre for Contemporary Art DOX in Prague.

Author: Barvolam, z. s.

  • wallpaper for your cell phone

  • catalogue "Five Years Inventura Art Workshop"

  • catalogue "Jamming"

  • catalogue "Art brut - Josef Hofer"

  • workshop "Kijkdoos"

  • workshop "Masks"

  • Diary "Skoba" (sold out)

  • poster reproductions (see "news")

  • paintings from the Jamming project (see "news")

  • drawing by Dagmar Filípková

  • painting by Vladimíra Müllerová

  • painting by Otto Kouwen

  • painting by Marie Kůsová

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Jamming is an experimental art project in which artists with “learning disabilities” and “professional” artists collaborate. We took an approach that is common among musicians – jamming, collective improvisation - and applied it to painting. We are breaking barriers on various fronts: we believe that a painter does not need to be a lonely genius, and that people with “learning disabilities” and without do not have to live in separate worlds. The project is about cooperation, openness, creativity and the inclusion of people with “learning disabilities”. We believe that the label "learning disability" expresses only negative qualities (what someone is not able to do) and says nothing about somebody’s talent and ability. During the two and a half years that we are working on the project, we created a lot of great paintings that we will present in the spring of 2017 at an exhibition at the Centre for Contemporary Art DOX in Prague. The money collected by this crowdfunding campaign will be used for art materials, the realization of the exhibition and printing of the catalogue.

About the Jamming project

The Jamming project started in 2014 in the Inventura Art Workshop. The Inventura Art Workshop is a studio for artists with learning disabilities, founded by Dutch visual artist Otto Kouwen. Previously, he had several jobs in social services, where he noticed that talented people with learning disabilities are often not adequately supported and do not have the opportunity to further develop their artistic talents.

In the Inventura Art Workshop the idea arose to take the approach of "jamming" - collective improvisation - from music and apply it to the visual arts. In the first tentative attempts participated two painters from the Inventura Art Workshop: Marie Kůsová and Vladimíra Müllerová, the workshop’s founder Otto Kouwen and painter Mirek Kaufman. These attempts were somewhat uncertain: it is an unusual step for painters to enter each other's personal space, of which for most of them the unfinished painting is a part. Over time, however, our courage increased and the project developed further: we experimented with various methods of collective painting and both the number of participants and the size of the canvasses kept growing.

During the first experiments we worked in pairs. Later we prepared several canvases and the participants switched at regular intervals. Presently we all paint simultaneously on one large canvas. The project has now a core team of five painters: Dagmar Filípková, Mirek Kaufman, Otto Kouwen, Marie Kůsová and Vladimíra Müllerová. Other artists with learning disabilities or autism, professional painters, students of the Academy of Fine Arts and painters with mental health problems from the A.R.T. project participated as guests.

During the two and a half years that we are working on the project, we created a lot of great paintings that we will present in the spring of 2017 at an exhibition at the Centre for Contemporary Art DOX in Prague. The exhibition will be curated by art brut expert Terezie Zemánková. Support the Jamming project; support the inclusion of people with learning disabilities in the art world!

Who we are

Jamming is a project of the Inventura Art Workshop in cooperation with the Barvolam organization.


Inventura is an organization with a long experience with creative work with people with learning disabilities. In addition to the art workshop it runs a theater and film workshops. Inventura is known for its unconventional and innovative approach.


Barvolam is a new organization that specializes in the collaboration between professional artists and artists with learning disabilities.

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  • 7 Painting from the Jamming project as wallpaper for your cell phone

    We will send you a reproduction of a painting from the Jamming project to your e-mail address, resolution 1080x1920 (see gallery after the video).

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    EUR 3.91
    (CZK 100)
  • 149 from 150 Catalogue of the exhibition "5 years Inventura Art Workshop"

    We will send you the catalogue/folder of the exhibition "5 years Inventura Art Workshop" (in Czech) by mail. 10 pages, approx. 20 reproductions. The exhibition took place in December 2015 in the Oko uragánu gallery (see gallery after the video).

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    EUR 3.91
    (CZK 100)
  • 5 Catalogue of the exhibition "Jamming" in PDF

    We will send you the catalogue of the exhibition “Jamming” to your e-mail address. The exhibition will take place in March/April 2017 at the Centre for Contemporary Art DOX in Prague. Texts in Czech and English by Terezie Zemánková, Mirek Kaufman and Otto Kouwen, approx. 60 pages (see gallery after the video). 

    Reward delivery: In half a year

    EUR 5.86
    (CZK 150)
  • Sold out!! Ticket to the Centre for Contemporary Art DOX

    Ticket to the Centre for Contemporary Art DOX in Prague for one adult during the “Jamming” exhibition (17 March – 1 May 2017).

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    EUR 5.86
    (CZK 150)
  • 10 Catalogue of the exhibition "Jamming"

    We will send you the catalogue of the exhibition “Jamming” by mail. The exhibition will take place in March/April 2017 at the Centre for Contemporary Art DOX in Prague. Texts in Czech and English by Terezie Zemánková, Mirek Kaufman and Otto Kouwen, approx. 60 pages (see gallery after the video).

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    EUR 7.82
    (CZK 200)
  • 35 from 40 Catalogue of the exhibition "Art brut - Josef Hofer"

    We will send you the catalogue of the exhibition “Art brut - Josef Hofer” by mail. Texts in Czech, German and English by Elizabeth Telsnig and Terezie Zemánková, 60 pages, approx. 35 reproductions. Josef Hofer is an internationally renowned outsider artist from Austria. The exhibition took place in the Austrian Cultural Forum in Prague as part of the Normal Festival 2010 (see post “ Katalog výstavy "Art brut - Josef Hofer"“).

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    EUR 9.77
    (CZK 250)
  • Sold out!! Workshop for children "Kijkdoos" (1 adult + 1 child)

    A two-hour workshop for children and their adults. Visual artist Otto Kouwen presents a tradition from his native Netherlands, where children, to earn some money, used to make dioramas with a peephole from old shoeboxes (called a "kijkdoos" in Dutch) and offered passers-by on the street a look into them for a fee of five cents. Using twigs and pine cones, clippings from magazines, pieces of cloth and anything that comes to hand you can create in the shoebox the interior of a space ship, a prehistoric landscape or magic forest. We will contact you and offer you several dates from which you can choose. Workshops will be held in Ateliér radostné tvorby, Prague 7 Letná (see gallery after the video).

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    EUR 11.73
    (CZK 300)
  • Sold out!! Workshop for children "Masks" (1 adult + 1 child)

    A two-hour workshop for children and their adults by visual artist Otto Kouwen: how to make masks from recycled materials. We will contact you and offer you several dates from which you can choose. Workshops will be held in Ateliér radostné tvorby, Prague 7 Letná (see gallery after the video).

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    EUR 11.73
    (CZK 300)
  • Sold out!! Kapesní diář z dílny Skoba

    Knihařská dílna Skoba pro nás vyrobila speciální edici diářů na rok 2017. Diaře jsou potažené hadry na štětce, které byly použivány během projektu Jamming.
    Ruční práce, ekologický papír, 14 měsíců, s poutkem na tužku a kapsou, formát: 9,6x15,5cm.
    Diáře si můžete prohlédnout v aktualitě "Diáře Skoba"
     

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    EUR 11.73
    (CZK 300)
  • Sold out!! Workshop for children "Masks" (1 adult + 2 children)

    A two-hour workshop for children and their adults by visual artist Otto Kouwen: how to make masks from recycled materials. We will contact you and offer you several dates from which you can choose. Workshops will be held in Ateliér radostné tvorby, Prague 7 Letná (see gallery after the video).

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    EUR 15.64
    (CZK 400)
  • Sold out!! Workshop for children "Kijkdoos" (1 adult + 2 children)

    A two-hour workshop for children and their adults. Visual artist Otto Kouwen presents a tradition from his native Netherlands, where children, to earn some money, used to make dioramas with a peephole from old shoeboxes (called a "kijkdoos" in Dutch) and offered passers-by on the street a look into them for a fee of five cents. Using twigs and pine cones, clippings from magazines, pieces of cloth and anything that comes to hand you can create in the shoebox the interior of a space ship, a prehistoric landscape or magic forest. We will contact you and offer you several dates from which you can choose. Workshops will be held in Ateliér radostné tvorby, Prague 7 Letná (see gallery after the video).
     

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    EUR 15.64
    (CZK 400)
  • Sold out!! Diář střední velikosti z dílny Skoba

    Knihařská dílna Skoba pro nás vyrobila speciální edici diářů na rok 2017. Diaře jsou potažené hadry na štětce, které byly použivány během projektu Jamming.
    Ruční práce, ekologický papír, 14 měsíců, s poutkem na tužku a kapsou, formát: 13,5x20,5cm.
    Diáře si můžete prohlédnout v aktualitě "Diáře Skoba" "Diáře Skoba"

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    EUR 15.64
    (CZK 400)
  • 7 Reproductions of paintings from the Jamming project, size A1

    We will send you by mail a reproduction, size A1, of a painting from the “Faces” series from the Jamming project. The reproductions will be numbered and signed by the authors. Choose one of the reproductions from the post " Reprodukce obrazů z cyklu "Tváře"" and fill in its code in the “Additional note for creator“ box.

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    EUR 19.55
    (CZK 500)
  • Sold out!! Small painting from the Jamming project / nr. 7

    Original painting from the Jamming project, 25x35cm, mixed media on hardboard. See post " Malé obrazy z projektu Jamming" .

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    EUR 78.19
    (CZK 2,000)
  • Sold out!! Small painting from the Jamming project / nr. 6

    Original painting from the Jamming project, 25x35cm, mixed media on hardboard. See post " Malé obrazy z projektu Jamming" .

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    EUR 78.19
    (CZK 2,000)
  • Sold out!! Small painting from the Jamming project / nr. 8

    Original painting from the Jamming project, 25x35cm, mixed media on hardboard. See post " Malé obrazy z projektu Jamming" .

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    EUR 78.19
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  • Sold out!! Small painting from the Jamming project / nr. 9

    Original painting from the Jamming project, 25x35cm, mixed media on hardboard. See post " Malé obrazy z projektu Jamming" .

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    EUR 78.19
    (CZK 2,000)
  • Sold out!! Small painting from the Jamming project / nr. 10

    Originální obraz z projektu Jamming, 25x35cm, smíšená technika na sololitu. Obraz je připravený k zavěsení.
    Obrazy si můžete prohlédnout v aktualitě "Malé obrazy z projektu Jamming".
     

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    EUR 78.19
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  • 1 from 1 Small painting from the Jamming project / nr. 11

    Original painting from the Jamming project, 25x35cm, mixed media on hardboard. See post  "Malé obrazy z projektu Jamming".
     

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    EUR 78.19
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  • Sold out!! Small painting from the Jamming project / nr. 12

    Originální obraz z projektu Jamming, 25x35cm, smíšená technika na sololitu. Obraz je připravený k zavěsení.
    Obrazy si můžete prohlédnout v aktualitě " Malé obrazy z projektu Jamming".

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    EUR 78.19
    (CZK 2,000)
  • 1 from 1 Small painting from the Jamming project / nr. 13

    Original painting from the Jamming project, 25x35cm, mixed media on hardboard. See post  "Malé obrazy z projektu Jamming".

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    EUR 78.19
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  • Sold out!! Small painting from the Jamming project / nr. 5

    Original painting from the Jamming project, 25x35cm, mixed media on hardboard. See post " Malé obrazy z projektu Jamming" .

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    EUR 78.19
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  • Sold out!! Small painting from the Jamming project / nr. 4

    Original painting from the Jamming project, 25x35cm, mixed media on hardboard. See post " Malé obrazy z projektu Jamming" .

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    EUR 78.19
    (CZK 2,000)
  • 1 from 1 Small painting from the Jamming project / nr. 3

    Original painting from the Jamming project, 25x35cm, mixed media on hardboard. See post " Malé obrazy z projektu Jamming" .

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    EUR 78.19
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  • Sold out!! Small painting from the Jamming project / nr. 2

    Original painting from the Jamming project, 25x35cm, mixed media on hardboard. See post " Malé obrazy z projektu Jamming" .

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    EUR 78.19
    (CZK 2,000)
  • Sold out!! Small painting from the Jamming project / nr. 1

    Original painting from the Jamming project, 25x35cm, mixed media on hardboard. See post " Malé obrazy z projektu Jamming" .

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    EUR 78.19
    (CZK 2,000)
  • 1 from 1 Small painting from the Jamming project / nr. 14

    Original painting from the Jamming project, 25x35cm, mixed media on hardboard. See post "Malé obrazy z projektu Jamming" .

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    EUR 78.19
    (CZK 2,000)
  • 1 from 1 Drawing by Dagmar Filípková "Sloup v Čechách, open air theatre"

    A number of participants in the Jamming project offered one of their paintings for sale for this campaign.  Dagmar Filípková, "Sloup v Čechách, open air theatre", oil pastels on paper, 61,5x43cm, framed (see gallery after the video).

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    EUR 136.83
    (CZK 3,500)
  • Sold out!! Painting by Vladimíra Müllerová "Birches"

    A number of participants in the Jamming project offered one of their paintings for sale for this campaign.  Vladimíra Müllerová, "Birches", acrylic on hardboard, 50x80cm (see gallery after the video).

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    EUR 156.37
    (CZK 4,000)
  • Sold out!! Obraz Otty Kouwena "Human and Animal Locomotion"

    Několik účastníků projektu Jamming věnovalo této kampani svůj obraz. Otto Kouwen věnoval obraz "Human and animal locomotion", smíšená technika na sololitu, 60x45cm. Obraz je připravený k zavěšení (viz fotogalerie po videu).

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    EUR 195.47
    (CZK 5,000)
  • 1 from 1 Painting by Marie Kůsové (without title)

    A number of participants in the Jamming project offered one of their paintings for sale for this campaign.  Marie (Majda) Kůsová, without title, acrylic and pastel on hardboard, 80x60cm (see gallery after the video).

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    EUR 234.56
    (CZK 6,000)
  • 3 from 3 Your portrait painted by the Jamming collective

    We will invite you to the studio, where we will paint several versions of your portrait by the Jamming method, after which you can choose one of them. Size 80x100cm, acrylic on canvas. 

    Reward delivery: In half a year

    EUR 390.93
    (CZK 10,000)