Artist: Michael E. Smith Venue: De Appel, Amsterdam, The Netherlands Date: July 11 — August 30, 2015 Photography: Cassander Eeftick Schattenkerk, images copyright and courtesy of the artist and De Appel, Amsterdam It’s unsettling – but what is it?” is the simple question often provoked by the work of Michael E. Smith. Smith makes objects and videos that seem to be reconstructions of distorted emotions. His insinuative shapes define the atmosphere in the space, and often evoke dark and morbid associations. He creates empty urban locations of sorts, with a few surprising remnants of human presence. Smith’s work is redolent of mortality and transience, but at the same time always has […]
Artists: Mehraneh Atashi, Alicja Bielawska, Ruta Butkute, Jake and Dinos Chapman, Paul Geelen, Nicolás Lamas, Jay Tan, Cheng Ran Exhibition title: De arrogantie van de jeugd Curated by: Julia Mullié and Nick Terra Venue: Galerie Gabriel Rolt, Amsterdam, The Netherlands Date: July 25 – August 22, 2015 Photography: images copyright and courtesy of the artists and Galerie Gabriel Rolt, Amsterdam De arrogantie van de jeugd is like something non-existent: there is always the pretension to distance yourself from what already exist and what you do not want to be. The pretension will always bring you back to the already existing. It is good to be this haughty, again and again you try to […]
Artist: Janneke van der Putten Exhibition title: All Begins With A Curated by: Niekolaas Johannes Lekkerkerk Venue: TENT, Rotterdam, The Netherlands Date: July 16 – September 28, 2015 Photography: Janssen Adriaans, images courtesy of the artist and TENT, Rotterdam For her exhibition All Begins With A, Janneke van der Putten (1985, lives and works in Rotterdam) presents a number of recent and ongoing works in which the relationship between sound, voice, and singing and body, time, and space are investigated through her personal experiences, physicality, and voice. The lengthy walks, tours and listening studies that Van der Putten conducts are an important starting point for her work. In that, she makes use of her voice […]
Artists: Hadassah Emmerich, Sulaïman Majali, Nick van Woert, Ada van Hoorebeke, Samuel Levack & Jennifer Lewandowski, Thomas van Linge Exhibition title: Now Age Curated by: Yasmijn Jarram Venue: Garage Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands Date: May 22 – July 12, 2015 Photography: Thijs de Lange, images courtesy of the artists and Garage Rotterdam Dressed totem poles, cat litter box filling and an industrial pyramid: the international group exhibition Now Age combines nature, mysticism and spirituality with the everyday here and now. Now Age applies a contemporary filter to timeless fascinations in a subtle and, at times, humorous way. The visual artists taking part in this group exhibition – some of whom have […]
Artists: Rosa Aiello, Bernadette Corporation, Andrea Fraser, Jef Geys, Gil Leung, Bruce Nauman, Danh Vo Exhibition title: Violent Incident Curated by: Cally Spooner and Roos Gortzak Venue: Vleeshal, Middelburg, The Netherlands Date: June 26 – August 1, 2015 Photography: Lewis Ronald, images courtesy of the artists and Vleeshal, Middelburg Violent Incident takes its title from Bruce Nauman’s 1986 video work. The show began from the invitation by Vleeshal’s director Roos Gortzak to Cally Spooner to curate a group show which would draw from the collections of Vleeshal and M HKA, and be concurrent and connected to the artist’s solo show at Vleeshal Markt. Violent Incident presents works by Rosa Aiello, Bernadette Corporation, […]
Artist: Cally Spooner Exhibition title: On False Tears and Outsourcing Curated by: Roos Gortzak Venue: Vleeshal, Middelburg, The Netherlands Date: June 20 – August 30, 2015 Photography: Anda van Riet, images courtesy of the artist and Vleeshal, Middelburg From June 20 till August 30, 2015, Vleeshal is presenting a solo exhibition by Cally Spooner (*1983, UK) and a group exhibition that runs parallel to and in dialogue with her show. It is the start of Roos Gortzak’s programming for Vleeshal. On False Tears and Outsourcing is the first institutional solo exhibition by Cally Spooner in the Netherlands. For her show, the artist will make a new series of devised, living gestures, […]
Spell to Spelling ** Spelling to Spell emerges in the spaces between the linguistic and associative relations of the notions of the spell and the spelling. The exhibition investigates various facets and rituals dealing with voluntary, involuntary and removed memory of the author, the visitors and the artworks themselves. Many ways of unfolding references, sources, stories and histories behind the objects are explored within the exhibition.
Your Time Is Not My Time lays the question of blurred boundaries between viewer, author and user within the current habitual fear of missing out and hyper-circulation of images. The exhibition uncovers a thorough pace and tacit admission within the changing lexicon of the public sphere, data-driven economies and forms of usership.