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Book launch: MFA AKV | St.Joost presents Functions of Myth

During Super Book Saturday april 18th at Onomatopee in Eindhoven we presented the publication Functions of Myth, made with last years MFA graduates Paulina Mellado, Dimitris Rentoumis, Alexandros Kaklamanos, Yukari Matsumoto and Laleh Firoozi.

The publication was made to partner a group show with the same name, held last year at Club Solo in Breda. Texts are by Thomas I’Anson and the graduates, Graphic design by Stefano Faoro.

Through short presentations, a performative lecture, a poem and the screenings of works, participants explored the works within the pages and beyond.

The publication is available in the bookshop of Onomatopee in Eindhoven, Club Solo in Breda and the academy’s bookstores at both locations of AKV| St.Joost in Breda and Den Bosch.

AKV | St.Joost MFA presents: publication Functions of Myth

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It’s here! AKV | St.Joost MFA presents: Functions of Myth, a publication documenting the work of last years MFA graduates, presented in the exhibition under the same name at Club Solo, Breda.

With contributions by Yukari Matsumoto (JP), Alexandros Kaklamanos (GR), Dimitris Rentoumis (GR), Paulina Mellado (CL) and Laleh Firoozi. Text by the artists and Thomas I’Anson (UK), who curated the exhibition. Graphic design by Stefano Faoro (IT).

Functions of Myth will be presented at Onomatopee, Hallenweg 1C, Eindhoven NL –  time and date to be announced!

http://www.onomatopee.net

Functions of Myth – Graduation Show at Club Solo, Breda

with work by Laleh Firoozi, Alexandros Kaklamanos, Yukari Matsumoto, Paulina Mellado and Dimitris Rentoumis. Curated by Thomas I’Anson

The final exhibition of graduating artists from the MFA AKV/St.Joost represents two years of research and development by the participants culminating in this common point of departure. It includes performances, readings, discussions and screenings that take place across the duration of the exhibition (19-29 June). Please refer to  ClubSolo’s website for more information regarding these activities

 

Laleh Firoozi

Laleh Firoozi (IR) utilizes  many traditional skills, as well as writing and performance, has created her own mythology in the project There was a little bit of devil in her angel eyes. Through her characters, she boldly explores her sexuality with pornographic detail provoking questions not only for the audience but also herself.

2. There was a little bit of devil in her angel eyesperformance : There was a little bit of devil in her angel eyes

1. (left) Bloody ocean_ (middle) Land of devil-angels _(right) Land of dream and sex(left) Bloody ocean (middle) Land of devil-angels  (right) Land of dream and sex

 

Alexandros Kaklamanos

Alexandros Kaklamanos (GR) presents three video works, two of which are formed from personal narratives, mythological symbols and current socio-political issues. Alex uses his body, immediate surroundings and found footage to create these works. They are both hauntingly familiar in their scenery yet dream like in their execution

4. full circle  (video installation)video installation of the short film full circle

1. MiCROCOSM (video still 1)video still of the short film MiCROCOSM

 

Yukari Matsumoto

Part of Yukari Matsumoto’s (JP) work encapsulates an extensive body of research surrounding the history, hearsay and folklore of one of the largest and oldest trees in the Netherlands. Exploring this subject she has created a new frame of reference for the tree as a cultural marker and elucidated and expanded upon a field of research of social, cultural and artistic significance which transcends its own site-specificity.

1. De Linde van Sambeek #2, Inner Garden (Collective) De Linde van Sambeek #2, Inner Garden (Collective)

3. WereldboomInterview / Stichting Wereldboom

 

Paulina Mellado

Paulina Mellado (CL) presents works from an ongoing investigation that creates a convergence between natural and artificial forms. Using painting, drawing, sculpture and installation, forms emerge that approach a proximity to nature that entwine these realities into a quintessential view that is both surreal and enchanting.

2.(right) groningenv-(left) stationsweg(left) Groningen     (right) Stationsweg

1. Blind faithBlind faith

 

Dimitris Rentoumis

Described by Dimitris Rentoumis (GR) as ‘hybridic projections with a provisional effect’, his installations, such as what is shown in the exhibition, engender a feeling of familiarity through pattern and repetition that combine the use of drawing and computer software to arrive at something ambiguous in both form and concept.

1. DripDrip

2. Appearances Appearances

 

In September to celebrate this exhibition, a publication by designer Stefano Faoro(IT) and external advisor Thomas I’Anson (GB) will be presented in relation to the exhibition and the show’s prevalent themes

 

texts by Thomas I’Anson

Functions of Myth

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illustration: Laleh Firoozi

Press release:

5 graduating artists from the MFA program of AKV St. Joost present their work at Club Solo, Breda in the final exhibition, Functions of Myth.

The diverse practices of, Laleh Firoozi (IR), Yukari Matsumoto (JP), Paulina Mellado (CL), Alexandros Kaklamanos (GR) and Dimitirios Rentoumis (GR), come together in this exhibition that captures their journeys over the past 2 years and reflects their work in the context of myth making and it’s role in art today.

The exhibition includes performances, readings, discussions and screenings that will take place across the duration of the show.

To celebrate this exhibition, a publication in collaboration with the 5 artists and external advisor, Thomas I’Anson (UK) and designer Stefano Faoro (IT) will be presented at Club Solo in September. For more information about this and the other events in the program please go to ClubSolo.NL



Club Solo & Van Abbemuseum present performance Positions by Public Movement

24th of January starting 19:00                                                                                 Kloosterlaan 138 Breda

Public Movement is an action and research group that creates political situations, moments of social order, public choreographies, and scenes in public life.
Founded in 2006 by group leaders Dana Yahalomi (b. 1982) and Omer Krieger (b. 1975), Public Movement explores the political and aesthetic possibilities residing in a group of people acting together.
Public Movement actions include manifestations of presence, fictional acts of hatred, new folk dances, synchronized procedures, spectacles, marches, as well as invented and reenacted moments in the life of individuals, communities, and social institutions.

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Club Solo / Art Initiative in Breda

Club solo is a proposal to re-launch the Breda initiative Lokaal 01. The plan is developed by a group of artists with as main leaders:
Thomas Bakker (Tutor of the Mfa Akv StJoost)
Laurent Malherbe

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