Category Archives: exhibitions and activities – Graduates

To Whom It May Concern, Raphael Langmair solo at P/////AKT, Amsterdam

Pakt-image-1024x808MFA graduate Raphael Langmair (2012) has a solo presentation at P/////AKT, Amsterdam – opening saturday march 12, 2016  20.00 -24.00 h.

In 2016 P/////AKT is focusing on the conceptual legacy of Marcel Broodthaers’ 1964 work Le Pense-Bête and its relevance in current discourse. P/////AKT will outline six aspects of Le Pense-Bête, each of which comprises a solo exhibition, a public event, and an essay. The second aspect deals with transition, gesture and authenticity. The act of rendering his collected poems illegible by casting them in plaster is exemplary for the transitory qualities of Broodthaers’ artistic practice.

Pense-Bête II
Object: As an act

Raphael Langmair
To Whom It May Concern

Reflected upon by Elise van Mourik
Essay by Maxine Kopsa

Opening: Saturday 12 March, 20 – 24 hrs
13 March – 10 April 2016
(Thu-Sun, 14-18 hrs)

Solo Rozemarijn Westerink

MFA alumnus Rozemarijn Westerink (2007) has a solo exhibition coming up at Galerie Majke Husstege in Den Bosch. The exhibition opens on sunday october 25th, 16.00 h.

Westerink will show an installation of wall drawings and work on paper.

More info here and here

Rozemarijn Westerink

Rozemarijn Westerink

Politics of Installation II, P/////AKT Amsterdam – opening sat june 13, 20.00 h

MFA tutor Bas van den Hurk exhibits at P/////AKT, Amsterdam with Hans Demeulenaere (B) and guest artists Koenraad Dedobbeleer (B) and Lorelinde Verhees.

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“By taking aesthetic responsibility in a very explicit way for the design of the installation space, the artist reveals the hidden sovereign dimension of the contemporary democratic order that politics, for the most part, tries to conceal.” – Boris Groys

Politics of Installation is a two-part dialogue between Bas van den Hurk and Hans Demeulenaere, in which they examine their own and each other’s practice, in order to form a new series of works and presentation models together. After the first part in Loods 12 in Wetteren (B), the final part is now presented in P/////AKT. A combination of new works and parts of the previous show, will be displayed in a new arrangement.

Bas van den Hurk’s work is on the verge between painting, fashion, sculpture, installation, architecture and performance, by which he addresses the process of making in its various forms. Hans Demeulenaere plays with the perception of space. His work consists of objects, constructions and frames which integrate both sculptural and daily elements. In Politics of Installation, a title that is derived from a text by Boris Groys in 2009, the artists ask themselves to what extent the making of an installation can attach certain (political) meanings to a space. How do we relate to a shared space? How do we negotiate its use and meaning?

The binding factor in the work of Van den Hurk and Demeulenaere is the changing relation between autonomy and heteronomy. For this reason, they offer multiple points of view in this exhibition. They invited guest artists Koenraad Dedobbeleer and Lorelinde Verhees to make a contribution, as well as several text writers and especially the audience. In this way, the physical space of P/////AKT becomes a ‘place for negotiation’, where the artists engage in a dialogue on the work and the arrangement of the space. Art work and exhibition element will merge somewhere between showing and looking.

Also, an art historical line will be drawn by means of architectural interventions. Bas van den Hurk (re-)constructs a concrete circular element, based on the work of Belgian architect Juliaan Lampens, who introduced the ‘open plan living’ in the 1960’s. He will also present clothing works in collaboration with Sanne Jansen, paintings and bottles with remains from the painting process. Hans Demeulenaere shows a combination of existing and new work, amongst which a reconstruction of a part of the Sonsbeek-pavilion from 1965-’66, built by Aldo van Eyck. Recently, this pavilion was rebuilt in the sculpture garden of Kröller-Müller Museum.

Politics of Installation, part 2 is the third exhibition in the series Not Making Sense As Something Else, which is reflected upon by Freek Lomme (moderator) and Marnie Slater (writer).

http://www.pakt.nu

Don’t you wonder sometimes? (A formulary for a new heterotopy)

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(Thomas Raat, ‘Grid’, 2012)

Current MFA student Maarten Spons and graduate Lorelinde Verhees (2011) participate in a group exhibition, as part of the Eindhoven Psych Lab.

Expo curated by Glenn Peeters (Radar Men From The Moon) and Pernilla Ellens. Location: Nulzes, opening June 4, 7 pm, with performances and drinks. June 5 / 6 / 7, open from 11 am – 8 pm.

In Sound and Vision, David Bowie sings about the moment of wonder in place and time, in which ideas and inspiration can emerge. It is this moment of wonder that is expressed in the exhibition, that will show a mixture of works, artists and methods. Quoting from pop culture and philosophy, the exhibition functions as a temporary autonomous zone.
The works are fascinating expressions of individual research and will contribute to the festival ambiance, but in the show autonomy, depth and originality will be preserved. Don’t you wonder sometimes? expands the visual side of modern psych. With Marijn van Kreij, Gaia van Egmond, Thomas Raat, Lorelinde Verhees, Glenn Peeters and Maarten Spons.

You’re cordially invited!

Everything arranges itself around it: solo exhibition Pim Kersten at Arti Capelli

MFA graduate Pim Kersten (2012) has a solo exhibition coming up at Arti Capelli, Den Bosch. Opening may 31st, 16.00 h. The exhibition runs until July 25th.

Pim Kersten

www.articapelli.nl

Tramaine de Senna at the HISK Open Studio’s

MFA graduate Tramaine de Senna (2013) participates in the Open Studio’s at the HISK, in Ghent, Belgium.

HISK Open Studios 2015

Friday 29 May (2-8 pm)
Saturday 30 May (2-8 pm)
Sunday 31 May (2-8 pm)
Monday 1 June (2-8 pm)

The HISK offers a postacademic course in audiovisual and visual art. The institute provides 24 young artists from Belgium and abroad with a studio of their own for two years.

more info here

Daan Gielis and Tramaine de Senna in The Fallibility of Formulation – Cruz & Gomez

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MFA graduates Daan Gielis and Tramaine de Senna (2013) both participate in a group exhibition at Cruz & Gomez in Genk, Belgium. Opening friday may 22nd, 19.00 h. Also limited edition prints by the participating artists will be sold.

http://www.cruz-gomez.com