Ostrale 19

Both ‘ Scaffold for a shoutout’ and ‘Platform and runway for an angel visiting’ will be shown at Ostrale 19 in Dresden, Germany.

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Platform and runway for an angel visiting, 2018/2019, in progress

From June 28th to September 29th 2019 the 12th OSTRALE, will attend in the second Biennial to the lead motif “ism”. While boundaries between reality and fiction are increasingly blurred by digital revolution and virtual reality, the request for long established “isms” is on the rise. They are consulted to protect “our” values and world views, defend them, and give them more support. àPure nostalgia?

Isms are most commonly applied as dogmas, confrontation, artistic categories or social values. Always manmade they also pose as distinction to “other” worldviews. Nonetheless, or possibly even due to this power of individual spirit and collective bonds Isms are also seen as the “liberty” to redefine values.

Die zweite Biennale widmet sich in der 12. OSTRALE vom 28. Juni bis zum 29. September 2019 dem Leitgedanken „ismus”. Während gegenwärtig mit Digitalem Wandel und Virtual Reality die Grenzen zwischen Realität und Fiktion zunehmend stärker verwischen, werden althergebrachte „ismen” wieder herangezogen um unsere Werte und Weltsicht zu stützen, sie zu verteidigen, zu stabilisieren. à Reine Nostalgie?

Ismen werden zumeist als Dogmen, Gegenüberstellung, Kunstbegriff und Gesellschaftswerte eingesetzt. Immer vom Menschen hervorgebracht, sind sie auch Abgrenzungen zu anderen Weltbildern. Trotzdem oder gerade wegen dieser Kraft des individuellen Geistes und der kollektiven Verbundenheit gelten sie ebenso als für „Freiheit” empfundene Neuwertbestimmung.

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Scaffold for a shoutout, 2018/2019, in progress

99+1 Vrije kunst in Nijmegen

 

Very proud to be in this book, with 99 works by 99 artists from Nijmegen & region. The book is extra special because the artworks where not selected for their social status or for art-historical reasons, but for the impact of the work itself. Nico Huijbregts wrote 99 times about how he experienced each work. Inge Hondebrink portrayed the artists. The book was designed by Pascale Companjen.

The book will be presented at Museum Het Valkhof in Nijmegen on June 8th, together with the exhibition 99+1,  showing all 99 works.

99+1 Museum Het Valkhof

 

‘Human Landscape #2′ is part the exhibition ’99+1′ at Museum Het Valkhof in Nijmegen (NL). ’99+1’ shows 99 pieces of 99 artists from Nijmegen and region.