Kerstcadeaus 2011 / geselecteerd door Whatspace
Edition of 5, each unique
cardboard, elasticized rope
approx. 80 x 160 cm
Via Pro Choice
Whatspace heeft speciaal voor onze bezoekers een selectie
gemaakt met de beste kerstcadeaus waarmee je prima voor de dag kunt komen. Niet
zoals Wim T. Schippers propagandeert dat je een boek moet kopen (ook
natuurlijk), neen, dit jaar wordt er alleen de betere internationale kunst gekocht en wel door en voor de grote als de
In the late ’80s, before he became famous as a member of the Compton,
Calif., gangsta-rap group N.W.A., Ice Cube studied architectural
drafting at a trade school in Arizona. This biographical detail makes
the rapper’s appearance in a new video celebrating midcentury design
icons Charles and Ray Eames only slightly less incongruous. via New York Times
Against Interpretation line up update / Cheryl Donegan
We are happy to inform you about the lineup of our next project called 'Against Interpretation'. In the next couple of weeks the whole line up will be presented here.
First name to be revealed: Cheryl Donegan
'Against Interpretation' takes it's name from the essay from Susan Sontag .
full essay after the jump. + More info soon...
Terugblik: Thea Djordjadze / Casualties
Persoonlijk een van de juweeltjes van dit jaar: Thea Djordjadze bij Meyer Kainer gecureerd door Nicolaus Schafhausen (dus waarschijnlijk ook mede verantwoordelijk voor de subtiele blauwe baan op de muur.
A carpet is a versatile piece of furniture used by nomads. A carpet can
be taken from one place to another without difficulty. For nomads, it is
also a matter of taking a piece of their "homeland" with them. Living
in buildings – with or without carpets – but also living within
languages, is something that we are all familiar with. Being able to
speak several languages also implies being able to lead a nomadic life.
The Berlin-based artist Thea Djordjadze, born 1971 in the Georgian
capital Tbilis, switches in a seemingly effortless manner between
Georgian, her second language Russian, German and also English.
Therefore it is not surprising that carpet-like patterns weave
structurally throughout her work.
BOO! showpictures by Mike Potter
curated by Mike Potter Projects and Whatspace
Harm van den Dorpel
Bas van den Hurk
Eröffnung: Freitag, 02. Dezember 2011, 20 Uhr
Ausstellung: 03. Dezember 2011 - 07. Januar 2012
Arti et Amicitiae
1012 LB Amsterdam
Ten-day Communal Kitchen Experiment: A cooperation between W139 and Casco
-Ten-day Communal Kitchen Experiment- A cooperation between W139 and Casco, in the context of 'The Grand Domestic Revolution – User’s Manual'.
Be more than welcom at: Friday 9 December 2011.
With Cookingteams: Jan van Eyck Academie & KijkRuimte
Guest commentator: Remco Torenbosch
Lecture: #4 by C. P. Pfeffer
Starts at 18h00
“…housekeeping and all matters pertaining formerly to the private sphere of the family have become a “collective” concern.” Hannah Arendt, The Human Condition (1958)
More than half a century ago, Hannah Arendt stated
that in the modern world two spheres of life – the private and the
public –are no longer separate and the economy is actually very much
about how to keep a household. However, how much do we know about our
economy? Over a century ago, American feminists started building
communal kitchens in order to socialise their isolated work as well as
save time for other activities such as involvement in the suffrage
movement. What would we gain from such a communal kitchen today? And who
is this “we”?
W139 cooperates with Casco on ‘Kitchen139’, a ten-day open kitchen
and activity series. We invite all for those occupied with multiple
deadlines and appointments towards the end of year, to join a collective
house management where cooking, eating, talking, thinking, cleaning are
all coming together. Inspiring or even more fatiguing, or possibly
Each evening meal will be prepared by a diversity of
social and cultural initiatives, including Artists in Occupy Amsterdam,
Amsterdam Dinner Movement, The Living Room(s), who will express their
current works through the hospitality of cooking and serving. Each
cooking process will be moderated by a host and broadcasted daily from
19.00 to 20.30 on Red Light Radio
through which listeners can learn not only of the original recipes but
also the materials of thoughts behind them. Parallel to the cooking
sessions will be a series of daily lectures by Amsterdam based economist
Claus Peter Pfeffer on his alternative economic theory ‘Plutopia -
Policies for Globally Sustainable Common Wealth, aka Pfeifferism’.
Kitchen139 has been co-developed by W139 and Casco in the context of the current project exhibition The Grand Domestic Revolution – User’s Manual
(GDR). In GDR exhibition, on view through 26 February 2012 at Casco in
Utrecht, the private status of domestic space is questioned and new
forms of life in common are searched for. Kitchen139 is conceived out of
an observation of what one may call a resurgence of interest in
domesticity and social change embodied by movements such as Occupy
Amsterdam, who are making common domestic matters public on the
Beursplein. Only 200 metres away, Kitchen139 could be considered as a
differentiated, extended tent of Occupy Amsterdam and a voice in the
continuous call for a grand domestic revolution today.
Claes Oldenburg / City as Alphabet 1968
Terugblik: The Future (Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Curating* But Were Afraid to Ask)
Moyra Davey (Canadian, born 1958) attended Montreal’s
Concordia University and the University of California, San Diego. She
now lives and works in New York. Photographing in The Museum of Modern
Art’s library, Davey came across a book titled Coffee Coffee
and was reminded of a phrase she had once written in her notebook: “The
coffee shop, the library.” Her piece by that name—created for this
exhibition—is one in a series of gridded works featuring analog
photographs that Davey has folded like envelopes, mailed to friends,
then shown complete with stamps, postmarks, and return addresses,
vestiges of travel that do not exist with e-mail. Juxtaposing her own
photographs—taken at MoMA, at the public library, and in cafés—with
iconic coffee shop images by Bruce Davidson and Saul Leiter, Davey
“links two public spaces that offer privacy, comfort and sustenance for
the body and the mind,” she says.
Tauba Auerbach / Tetrachromat / Bergen Kunsthall
Nog t/m 22 dec in Kunsthall Bergen te zien. Daarna is deze reizende tentoonstelling in de Malmo Kunsthall te zien tot 10 juni 2012 en (jawel) vanaf januari 2013 dichter bij huis, namelijk in Wiels Brussel (of een zeefdruk
sinds 1,5 jaar in de collectie van Remco Torenbosch).
In Tauba Auerbach
’s work traditional distinctions between image,
dimensionality and content collapse. Surface, specifically the larger
issues surrounding topo¬logy, has been a central concern in her recent
paintings, drawings, photographs and artist books. Auerbach interweaves
discordant positions such as disorder and order, readability and
abstraction, permeability and solidity – phenomena that are usually
viewed as incompatible – into unified surfaces and volumes.
Een bericht van KD
Met installeren BOO! bij Arti / multiples bij Vous Etes Ici / voorbereidingen Nova 2012 en soep.
opening This Friday: BOO!
Curated by Mike Potter Projects and Whatspace
Between Act and Protest: The Making of Political Textile or Making Textile Political / Work
The Making of Political
Textile or Making Textile
tentoonstelling toont Remco
Torenbosch het resultaat van het twee maanden durend verblijf in het IK
Paviljoen te Oost-Souburg.
Opening 27 Nov 2011, 16 uur by Lorenzo Benedetti (Director/curator De Vleeshal Middelburg)
27 Nov - 25 dec 2011
Za - Zo 11:00 - 17:00
Between Act and Protest: The Making of Political Textile or Making Textile Political / Opening
Afgelopen zondag opende de tentoonstelling ‘Between Act and Protest: The Making of Political Textile or Making
Textile Political’ van Remco Torenbosch, Nog geen foto's van het werk (zijn onderweg), maar enkel een aantal openingskiekjes. In deze tentoonstelling toont Remco Torenbosch het resultaat van het twee
maanden durend verblijf in het IK Paviljoen te Oost-Souburg.