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"in the meantime...Videos, Installations and Photography of Eight Artists"
2001-04-07 until 2001-05-27
The exhibtition presents the work of Mark Bain, Yael Bartana, Sebastian
Diaz Morales, Angela Ferreira, Ksenia Galiaeva, Tracey Rose, Buelent Sangar,
and Jun Yang. in the meantime
is a segment between two points. It is not a
departure nor an arrival, but a moment that almost functions as a number of
stills that are isolated from a film creating a new situation.
The exhibition in the meantime... curated by the Curatorial Training
Programme at De Appel in Amsterdam, will present the videos, installations
and photography of eight artists focusing on narratives of site and
movement. All art works are derived from a particular situation and
consciousness, extracting observations and private histories from the
artists' archive of personal experiences. This consciousness prompts the
artists to deal with the political, the geographical, and the everyday in a
non-didactic way. No conclusions drawn, however. Rather than a single
obvious reading, there are several readings that are available. A constant
oscillation between reality and fiction, fiction and documentary, the
communal and the private realm of the individual is offered.
The art of Sebastián Díaz Morales and Bülent Sangar emphasises an awareness
of their 'in between status'. Yael Bartana's and Tracey Rose's work
confronts the spectator, while distancing him/her from their intense
experience. Jun Yang, Ksenia Galiaeva and Ângela Ferreira investigate the
interplay of time and space, the now and the before, and the way we can
relate to their perceptions, whereas Mark Bain's nearly imperceptible sound
paths unconsciously stop the visitors in their tracks.
The layers of time and place involved in the works of art presented in in
the meantime... engage the viewer in the complexity and awareness of the
situation, leading to new ways of exploring and understanding individual
circumstances. An exhibition catalogue and web site - www.inthemeantime.nl
- will accompany and explore the
exhibition and its process on different levels and will be presented at the
opening on April 6th. The artists will be present in Amsterdam at the
opening of the exhibition. In addition to the exhibition, a screening
programme will be presented on Friday, the 13th of April, 2001 at 8 pm
located at and in collaboration with the Cinema De Balie in Amsterdam. For
reservations please call 020 553 5100.
De Appel is a center for contemporary art, located in the heart of
Amsterdam. Over the past 25 years of its existence it has operated in an
international network of art centres, museums and other exhibition spaces.
The wide range of techniques and contexts for presenting contemporary art
have been a recurring theme in the projects and exhibitions realised at De
Appel as well as in its publications and public talks. The aim of the
Curatorial Training Programme, founded in 1994, is to bridge the huge gap
between the day to day practice of making exhibitions and the theoretical
background offered by universities.
Part of Photographic Series