Passing Index: Lilian Kreutzberger & Yasue Maetake
Hometown is proud to present Passing Index, an exhibition of new work by Lilian Kreutzberger and Yasue Maetake. Please join us for an opening reception with the artists on Saturday, April 30, from 5:30 - 8 pm, taking place at the gallery, located at 1002 Metropolitan Avenue, #21, Brooklyn, New York.
An index is an indicator or measure of something, a sign that denotes an external reality, be it material or cultural. Kreutzberger and Maetake's works display indexical traces of extensive working over, with marks that reflect process and hint at former states of being. Employing a visual vocabulary that is abstract yet suggestive, these works intimate systems which may be architectural, social, technological, or ecological.
Lilian Kreutzberger creates image-objects featuring repeated abstract, rectilinear forms. Her recent wall reliefs are made from laser-cut wood and plaster, often dyed with acrylic paint. At once familiar and strange, they evoke unfinished diagrams, fossilized computer motherboards, unreadable hieroglyphs-systems once ubiquitous and essential, now in varying states of disuse and decomposition. In her sculptural "mouldings," Kreutzberger creates networks of domestic wall or corner mouldings that adapt to their surrounding architecture. Oddly shaped borders with no interiors, these constructions gesture toward an absent center and, in effect, toward their own obsolescence. [Read more ...]
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Jegens en Tevens
An Interview with Lilian Kreutzberger A conversation about new work and ideas.
Artist in Residence at Jan van Eyck, Maastricht, thanks to the generous support of the Mondriaan Fund
Space as portraiture, Gemeente Museum the Hague
Expected from December-05-2015 until July-03-2016
Long corridors, cluttered studios and rooms devoid of human presence. Empty interiors are the subject of this latest presentation in the Vincent Award Room, in which works from the Monique Zajfen Collection are combined with items from the in-house collection of the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag. Whether portrayed by great 19th-century painters like Toorop and Weissenbruch or depicted by contemporary artists like Matthias Weischer, all the interiors in this show are like bizarre still lifes: these spaces are eerily quiet; no-one is there and nothing is happening.
Artists: Jan Toorop, Gino Severini, Marie van Regteren Altena, Johannes Bosboom, Jan Weissenbruch, Frans Zwartjes, George Hendrik Breitner, Matthias Weischer and Lilian Kreutzberger.
Andrea Freckmann & Lilian Kreutzberger
21 February - 20 March 2016
Opening on Sunday 21 February 2016 at 16:00 hours, finissage on Sunday 20 March 2016 at 15:00 hours [pdf]
Galerie Maurits van der Laar
Herderstraat 6, NL-2512 CV The Hague, The Netherlands
Open Wed - Sat: 12.00 - 06.00 pm, last Sunday of the month 01.00- 05.00 pm
Phone: 0031.70.3640151, fax 0031.70.3644383
E-mail: email@example.com, Website: www.mauritsvandelaar.nl
Friday evening 18 March, HOOGTIJ #44 from 19:00 - 23:00 hours. See www.hoogtij.net
Lilian Kreutzberger (1984), trained painter, has been experimenting with architectural models for some time. She has two-dimensional patterns laser cut from wooden panels and fills them with plaster to emphasize the rhythm of the positive and negative shapes. This is not a purely formal exploration, but more in particular an attempt to express the ideals and utopian notions that architects and thinkers have tried to realize through architecture. Besides these so-called Wall Reliefs, Lilian Kreutzberger is also literally involved in building herself; a wooden frame runs through the exhibition space to accentuate the shapes of the room while at the same time connecting the works on the wall. In this way the architectural model breaks loose from the flat surface to tangibly manifest itself in the third dimension.
Model and reality merge in a different way in Andrea Freckmann's (1970) paintings. An interior featuring a sleeping woman for instance is transformed into a park with trees where three dogs are guarding her bedside. The images often originate directly from personal experiences and by using them Andrea Freckmann places her own life on a stage where fantasy and reality meet. In her case the paintings are also accompanied by tangible, three-dimensional objects, such as a tree trunk that has little display boxes attached to it or a wooden diabolo lying on the ground in front of a painting as if it has fallen out of the image.
Eyebeam tour at Seaport Exhibition Further Inversions: 'Inside/Out'
I will be giving a tour through the show on Saturday December 12th, from 3:30 - 5:00. PM
EYEBEAM + PADDLE8
AUCTION x HOLIDAY PARTY December 16th 2015
Wednesday 6 - 9 pm
54 Franklin St
New York, NY 10013
Salon: Sophie Jung, Lilian Kreutzberger, and Maruša Sagadin
December 8th 2015 at 6:30 pm
INSIDE/OUT | November 19th - December 20th, 2015
Lines don't just separate; they also tie together the surfaces they split. This exhibition highlights five Eyebeam projects which probe at the porous boundary between the external and the internal, by examining how technologies make visible, audible or thinkable that which is normally hidden away inside.
A subtly interactive installation by Kirschner and Ott allows visitors' gestures to take on a material form in light and sound. Cheung's dialogues with her family inventively adapt computer code for its storytelling power. Using natural elements, Brain creates sensory experiences from the wi-fi networks which surround us. Kreutzberger's paintings interrogate and layer invisible connectivities, while Kogan and Chung explore tools for digital performativity
These works are examples of technology in an expanded sense: they are physical and conceptual tools by which we navigate and ultimately transform our contexts. This show was preceded by the exhibition Outside/In, which sought to bring digital imagery into dialogue with physical architecture.
With: Kenneth Kirschner + Joshue Ott, Joanna Cheung, Tega Brain, Lilian Kreutzberger, Gene Kogan + Colin Self + Lisa Kori Chung
Eyebeam at South Seaport
Opening Reception: Thursday November 19th, 6-8 PM
Open Tuesday - Sunday from 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
117 Beekman Street in Manhattan (Close to Titanic Park)
ISCP Open Studios | November 13th, 6-9 PM and November 14th, 1-8 PM
ISCP Open Studios
The International Studio and Curatorial Program (ISCP) Fall Open Studios is a two-day exhibition of international contemporary art. The thirty-four artists and curators from fifteen countries currently in residence present work in their studios. The studio is a generative space - part production site, office, laboratory and situation - and it can be argued that it is more significant today for the creative process than ever before. ISCP invites the public to studio visits to experience art in its place of origin and to share conversations with artists and curators from all over the world.
Artists and curators in residence
Tony Albert (Australia), Henni Alftan (Finland), Iliana Antonova (Canada), Julie Béna (France), Carl Boutard (Sweden), Elaine Byrne (Ireland), Naomi Campbell (USA), Lourdes Correa-Carlo (USA), Donald Hài Phú Daedalus (USA), Sara Eliassen (Norway), Nicole Franchy (USA/Peru), Dylan Gauthier (USA), Hulda Guzmán (Dominican Republic), Mark Hilton (USA), Jytte Høy (Denmark), Saskia Janssen (Netherlands), Sophie Jung (Luxembourg), Jean-Paul Kelly (Canada), Aleksander Komarov (Germany), Lilian Kreutzberger (Netherlands), Mårten Lange (Sweden), So Yoon Lym (USA), Pepe Mar (USA), Ingo Mittelstaedt (Germany), Roger Mortimer (New Zealand), Bastian Muhr (Germany), Astrid Myntekær (Denmark), Anne Neukamp (Germany), Natalie Hope O'Donnell (Norway), Liutauras Psibilskis (USA), Aviva Rahmani (USA), Maruša Sagadin (Austria), Annesofie Sandal (Denmark), Jacolby Satterwhite (USA).
Aqueous Earth exhibition: The group exhibition, Aqueous Earth will be on view in the second floor gallery space.
Artists: Allora & Calzadilla, Lara Almarcegui, Brandon Ballengée, Dylan Gauthier, Brooke Singer and Pinar Yoldas.
Curator: Kari Conte.
International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP)
1040 Metropolitan Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11211
I am very grateful for the generous support of my sponsors for the residency at ISCP. Thank you, Cathy W. Hau and Eileen S. Kaminsky.
Royal Award for Painting
The Royal Award is annually presented to encourage talented young painters active in the Netherlands. The Award was instituted in 1871 by H.M. King William III. After King William III it was continued by Queen Emma, Queen Wilhelmina, Queen Juliana and Queen Beatrix. They turned this into a true royal tradition. King Willem-Alexander continued this tradition by presenting the Royal Award 2015 on the 9th October in the Royal Palace Amsterdam.
Mohamed Aarab, Cian-Yu Bai, Kim David Bots, Tessa Chaplin, Sidyon Cucaro, Femke Dekkers, Anne Forest, Paul de Jong, Jaap Kamsma, Mirthe Kl¨ck, Rabi Koria, Ruben Kragt, Lilian Kreutzberger, Joost Krijnen, Lennart Lahuis, Harry Markusse, Janine van Oene, Tanja Ritterbex, Erik-Jan van der Schuur, Jessica Skowroneck, Maarten van Soest, Eva Spierenburg, Jouni Toni, and Charlott Weise.
Exhibition: 10 oktober - 15 november 2015 in the Royal Palace, Amsterdam.
Jury: Gijs Frieling, Hans den Hartog Jager, Nanda Janssen, Iris Kensmil, Jan van der Ploeg, Benno Tempel (chairman) and Esther Tielemans.
Read more about my work in the Royal Award for Painting Expo: Utopia volgens Lilian Kreutzberger
Rema Hort Mann Foundation Emerging Artist Grant New York 2015
Mondriaan Fund Stipendium
Commission for Eyebeam's Awards for Award winners: Ayah Bdeir and Trevor Paglen
Commission for Eyebeam's Awards for Award winners
For Eyebeam's first Award Benefit Celebrating Creativity and Courage in Art & Technology I was commissioned to make the Awards for Award winners:
- Ayah Bdeir
- Trevor Paglen
[Photo Eyebeam Ceremony, from left to right: Roddy Schrock, Eyebeam Director, Marcy Bloom, Host Chair, Trevor Paglen, Awardee, Ayah Bdeir, Awardee, Paola Antonelli, Senior Curator of Architecture & Design, Director of Research & Development at MoMA, and Jed Alpert, Eyebeam Board Chair]
Show 'I Walk Deserts Of Matter'
I Walk Deserts Of Matter
Jarrod Beck, Lilly Handley, Christian Hincapie, Alexa Hoyer Alexandra Phillips, Paz Ortuzar, Alona Weiss, Alex Yudzon
Opening May 8, 2015, 7pm - 12am
485 Lorimer Street Brookyn NY (crossing Grand Street)
Performance by Jarrod Beck at 9pm.
Organized by Mattia Casalegno, Sarah Corona, Lilian Kreutzberger, Francesco Lecci
Exhibition: May 8 - 20, 2015 (Fri - Sun 12 - 6pm)
[Image: Alexandra Phillips Temp Work, 2014. Floral foam, cardboard and plaster, dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist, photo credit Stefan Hagen]
Pop-Up Show Opening Reception
Works from artists in various mediums will be shown.
Artists included in the Pop-Up Show:
American Artist, Claudia Bitran, Lilian Kreutzberger, Anouk Kruithof, Peter Lapsley, Scott Lawrence, MaryKate Maher, Jonathan Marshall, Andrea Mastrovito, Joy McKinney, Andrew McNay, Martha Mysko, Luka Rayski, Becca Jane Rubinfeld, Alice Schivardi, and Anne Vieux.
Works will continue to be on display for the weekend from 2pm-7pm.
Solo Show at Matteawan Gallery
Multiple works by Lilian Kreutzberger will be viewable.
After opening reception, works will be on display from April 11th - May 3rd.
Openstudio EYEBEAM/Industry City
Stop by for our open house at Eyebeam during Industry City's Open Studios.
Catch a glimpse of what the current resident artists and fellows are up to!
Tours will be taking place at 1pm and again at 5pm that day.
Honorary Resident at EYEBEAM Residency (spring 2015)
Honorary Resident at EYEBEAM Residency (spring 2015)
In light of tectonic shifts in the overlap between art, culture and technology in recent years, Eyebeam threw open its Residency Program to practitioners whose visionary work is not hemmed in by genre or medium but can flourish through technological savvy.
We are thrilled to have the following artists, composers, digital creators, engineers, creative technologists, researchers and cultural producers joining us in creating provocative work that helps realign the arts to the machinic in our Spring/Summer 2015 residency program.
Lisa Chung, Colin Self, Gene Kogan, Mattia Casalegno, Tega Brain, Kenneth Kirschner, Joshue Ott, and Lilian Kreutzberger.
Founded in 1997, Eyebeam was conceived as a non-profit art and technology center dedicated to exposing broad and diverse audiences to new technologies and media arts, while simultaneously establishing and demonstrating new media as a significant genre of cultural production.
Today, Eyebeam offers residencies and fellowships for artists and technologists working in a wide range of media. At any given time, there are up to 12 resident artists and fellows onsite at Eyebeam's production spaces in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, developing new projects and creating work for open dissemination through online, primarily open-source, publication as well as a robust calendar of public programming that includes free exhibitions, lectures and panels, participatory workshops, live performances and educational series.
Eyebeam is an art and technology center that provides a fertile context and state-of-the-art tools for digital research and experimentation.
It is a lively incubator of creativity and thought, where artists and technologists actively engage with culture, addressing the issues and concerns of our time.
Eyebeam challenges convention, celebrates the hack, educates the next generation, encourages collaboration, freely offers its contributions to the community, and invites the public to share in a spirit of openness: open source, open content and open distribution.
Under Ice | Fresh Window, Brooklyn
56 Bogart St, lower level
Brooklyn, NY 11206
Friday - Sunday 1 - 6pm
DIRECTOR'S TOUR, EAF14 at Socrates Sculpture Park
Join Socrates Sculpture Park's Executive Director for the final tour
of "EAF14" before the exhibition closes this March.
"EAF14," the Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition, is a cornerstone of the park's visual arts programming and widely acclaimed for the ambition, breadth, and innovation of the works on view.
Hot beverages will be served during this sunset tour.
Email to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 4th.
Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd, Long Island City, NYC
Johan Buning exhibition
18 oktober 2014 - 22 februari 2015
Museum Henriette Polak,
Zaadmarkt 88, Zutphen
Jisan Ahn, Tiong Ang, Maarten van Aken, Tjebbe Beekman, Jan Commandeur, Aaron van Erp, Andrea Freckmann, Marian de Glopper, Jack Holden, Thijs Jansen, Lillian Kreutzberger, Gabriëlle van de Laak, Rinke Nijburg, Jacco Olivier, Henri Plaat, Jan van der Pol, Sam Samiee, Willem Sanders, Esther Tielemans, Emo Verkerk, Evi Vingerling, Jan Wattjes, Ramon van de Werken, Barbara Wijnveld, Ina van Zyl.
Royal Award for Painting
The Royal Award is annually presented to encourage talented young painters active in the Netherlands. The Award was instituted in 1871 by H.M. King William III. After King William III it was continued by Queen Emma, Queen Wilhelmina, Queen Juliana and Queen Beatrix. They turned this into a true royal tradition. King Willem-Alexander continued this tradition by presenting the Royal Award 2014 on the 10th October in the Royal Palace Amsterdam.
Rob Bouwman, Niels Broszat, Geronimo Cadogan, Roos van Dijk, Koen Doodeman, Jeffrey Dunsbergen, Bob Eikelboom, Anne Forest, Quint Hartmann Frederique Jonker, Lilian Kreutzberger, Henrik Kröner, Daniel Mullen, Janine van Oene, Selma van Panhuis, Oscar van der Put, Tanja Ritterbex Jessica Skowroneck, Eva Spierenburg, Han Sterrenburg, Hugo Tieleman, Sabina Timmermans, Jop Vissers Vorstenbosch, Marieke van 't Zet.
11 October - 2 November 2014 in the Royal Palace, Amsterdam
Tjebbe Beekman, Hans den Hartog Jager, Iris Kensmil, Jan van der Ploeg, Hedwig Saam, Esther Tielemans en Benno Tempel
The 2014 Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition at Socrates Sculpture Park
You are cordially invited to the 2014 Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition at Socrates Sculpture Park, which will open Sunday September 7th from 3-6 pm followed by a BBQ with dj's.
During the 3 month residency, I built a 30 by 28 ft facade placed horizontally on the floor. The direction in which the facade is layed out follows the grid of Manhattan. As of the day of the opening the sculpture is open for people to sit or walk on and to interact with.
32-01 Vernon Boulevard
Long Island City, Queens at the intersection of Broadway
Subway: Take the N and Q train to the Broadway stop in Queens and walk eight blocks west on Broadway (toward the East River).
Bus: Q103, Q104 to Broadway and Vernon Boulevard (Monday-Friday only)
Matt Callinan, Jordan Griska, Meredith James, Fitzhugh Karol, Lilian Kreutzberger, Zaq Landsberg, Heidi Lau, Amanda Long, Christopher Mahonski, Kimberly Mayhorn, Eto Otitigbe, Brie Ruais, Adward Schexnayder, David Wilson, Dane Winkler.
About the work at Socrates Sculpture Park
Lilian Kreutzberger's white sprawling installation lies flat and unevenly overlooking the east river. Laid horizontally at ground level, Untitled attempts to replicate and fragment a 20th century "wonder" - the modern skyscraper. The grid-like facade of appears to have recently toppled from across the East River, but is now bleached of all distinguishing details.
The two-dimensionality of Kreutzberger's piece raises questions about the relationship between conceptual models and their actual execution. The quasi-literal reconstruction of this architectural relief aims for the efficiency, reason, logic, and perfection of the archetype.
However, in comparison to the source, Untitled feels human and light. Creating tension between intention and reality, the concept and the reconstruction, Untitled implicates the pursuit of ideals with eventual failure and collapse.
Socrates Sculpture Park
The annual Emerging Artist Fellowship (EAF) Exhibition is a cornerstone of Socrates Sculpture Park's visual arts programming and is widely acclaimed for the ambition, breadth, and innovation of the works on view. Featuring fifteen artists, EAF14 is a survey of the compelling and diverse state of sculpture today.
Each EAF14 artist has engaged with the larger narrative of public space in a dynamic and daring way, building upon Socrates Sculpture Park's goal to present socially aware, inspiring art in the public realm.
EAF14 artists were selected through a high competitive process that attracted a broad field of nearly 300 candidates, reviewed by the park's curatorial advisors Anne Barlow (Executive Director, Art in General) and Joe Sheftel (Joe Sheftel Gallery, New York). Selected EAF14 artists were awarded a 2014 Emerging Artist Fellowship, including 24/7 access to the park's outdoor studio and facilities, as well as the financial, technical, and curatorial support to realize his or her most ambitious work possible.
Participation with 2 drawings Tower of Babel/Panopticon in the groupshow (In)constancy of Space
(IN)CONSTANCY OF SPACE
Collective exhibition of Dutch and Croatian artists
The Ring Gallery
September 24 - October 12, 2014
Opening: September 24 at 8 p.m.
The Ring Gallery and the Croatian Association of Artists (HDLU) have pleasure to invite you to the opening of (IN)CONSTANCY OF SPACE, a collective exhibition showing the artworks by Dutch and Croatian artists of younger and middle generation.
The exhibition will be held at the Ring Gallery, in the building owned by the Croatian Association of Artists, from the 24th September to 12th October.
The Opening is on the 24th September, 2014, at 8 p.m. The exhibition will be officially opened by Her Excellency Ellen Berends, ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Croatia.
The exhibition shows the artworks by Dutch and Croatian visual artists who express themselves in the media of video, video-installations, ambiental installations, animations, strip cartoon, graphic arts, painting and drawings. The Netherlands and Croatia are two countries with different historical, cultural and geographical determinants, but at the same time they are the members of the EU and thus make an interesting complementary duo.
The exhibition (IN)CONSTANCY OF SPACE focuses on the way contemporary Dutch and Croatian artists deal with architecture and the spaces it shapes. In their works of art, buildings are not only attractive themes, but they carry various symbolic, sociological, psychological or ideological connotations. The exhibition also touches on the issue of the position of architecture and its spaces in the mind of modern man.
The following artists will present their artworks in the exhibition: Shigeo Arikawa, Anke van den Berg, Tanja Deman, Darko Fritz, Arend Groosman, Tea Hatadi, Willem van der Hofstede, Lilian Kreutzberger, Margareta Lekic, Gabriel Lester, Maja Markovic, Ferenc Molnar, Zoltan Novak, Vedran Perkov, Sara Rajaei, Ana Sladetic, Rik Smits, Robert Simrak, Goran Skofic, Rob Voerman and Danijel Zezelj.
Curators and authors of the concept: Vanja Babic & Neva Lukic.
The exhibition is accompanied by a lavishly produced catalog with the curators' texts and the photographs of artworks, and has been kindly supported by funding from the Ministry of Culture of The Republic of Croatia, City Office for Education, Culture and Sports Zagreb, Netherlands Embassy in Zagreb and Stroom Den Haag.
Interview in Relapse Magazine
Interview about my work and residency at Socrates Sculpture Park in the Fall issue of Relapse Magazine.
Grant from the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation
I am very grateful for being awarded a grant from the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation.
Bushwick Open Studio: Friday May 30th till Sunday May 1th
My studio is in Active Space: 566 Jonhson Avenue, Jefferson-stop L train, on the 3rd floor, #14.
I will be there Friday 12-10pm, Saturday 12 - 4 pm and Sunday 12 - 6 pm.
Emerging Artist Fellow at Socrates Sculpture Park
I will be an Emerging Artist Fellow at Socrates Sculpture Park this summer.
Together with 15 other Fellows, we will be working towards an exhibition opening the 7th of September
of the sculptures made during the residency.
For more information see: Socrates Sculpture Park
Billytown: Your Engagement has Consequences | 19 April - 10 May 2014
Your Engagement has Consequences
Cybil Scott, Wieteke Heldens, Liam Mertens, Lilian Kreutzberger, Peter Edwards & Sevan Garo Nigogosian
19 April - 10 May 2014
18:00 by Monck
20:00 by Peter Edwards
Opening: 19 April, 16:00 - 22:00
Open from Thursday till Sunday from 12:00 to 17:00
Also by appointment (06 142 830 11).
Studio in Brooklyn
My Work in the online magazine INVISIBLE CITY Issue #08 Habitat
INVISIBLE CITY is an online magazine dedicated to showcasing contemporary visual art,
sound and film by emerging artists from Australia and around the world.
Issues are themed.
MANA contemporary open Studio Sunday September 29th 2013, 1-6 pm
You are cordially invited to the Mana contemporary open Studio Sunday September 29th, 1-6 pm. During the event there will be six timely exhibition openings, live performances, and 70+ open artist studios. Transportation from Milk Studios (450 West 15th Street, New York) to Mana Contemporary.
The past 3 months I have worked as one of the first Artists at Eileen S. Kaminsky Family Foundation Residency at Mana Contemporary in Jersey City. During the residency I continued the project 'Engineering Hope', a project in which I look at the materialization of abstract models in particular in relation to architecture and urban planning. This resulted in a new body of painting-like 2 dimensional relief-objects.
888 Newark Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 0730
(Journal Square stop on the Path-Train)
See www.artmanafest.com for more information about the event.
My studio is on the 5th floor. Looking forward to seeing you the 29th!
Parsons Fine Arts MFA Thesis Exhibition : May 17 - 25
The Intelligence of Things
2013 Parsons Fine Arts MFA Thesis Exhibition
The Kitchen, New York
May 18-25, 2013
Opening reception: May 17, 6-8pm
512 West 19th Street
New York, NY 10011
Parsons The New School for Design is pleased to announce 'The Intelligence of Things', the 2013 Parsons Fine Arts MFA Thesis Show curated by Wendy Vogel and Jess Wilcox. The exhibition features new works by Maricruz Alarcón, Elysa D. Batista, Lauren Denitzio, Sarah Allen Eagen, John Furer, Brenda Goldstein, Bing Han, Grace Hong, Sara Jimenez, Lilian Kreutzberger, Wilson Parry, Pieter Paul Pothoven, Isaac Pool, Jessica Posner, G. Scott Raffield, Kaitlynn Redell, Christine Howard Sandoval, Chaney Lane Trotter, Michael Watson, and Ilyn Wong.
For a growing number of contemporary artists and thinkers, the ontology of objects has prompted new investigations and modes of making. Perhaps in reaction to the dominance of screens and images in our daily life, artistic practice has embraced the object-as-thing: estranged, powerful and physical. A like minded investment in materiality can be observed among the 20 artists in this exhibition. The Intelligence of Things presents these artists' practices, which attest to the importance of the object in contemporary life. In these works, spanning different aesthetics and mediums - painting, performance, photography, video, sculpture and installation - objects become ciphers for memory, desire and fantasy. Far from simple gestures, the things in these works articulate their place as icons and bodily analogs, and as protagonists in interiors, architectural spaces and the scope of history.
The exhibition privileges the role of the displayed objects over any overarching curatorial concept. As a title The Intelligence of Things both emphasizes this approach and illuminates these artworks' powerful effect and affect. That is to say that following Kant's purposeful purposelessness, these artworks upend our notions of a thing's effect or intent, and each one has a particular character, demeanor, and accent - whether fierce or foppish. The Intelligence of Things brings together a group of works that resist clear categorization and do not adhere to rigid stylistic doctrines. The exhibition and the works therein, rather, critically explore how things and human subjects together produce meaning in the world.
Exhibition KONINKLIJKE PRIJS
From 10 oktober 2009
Exhibition Koninklijke Prijs voor Vrije Schilderkunst
Paleis op de Dam, Amsterdam
Opening on oktober 10th 2009 by H.M. de Koningin
24 may - 21 june 2008
Galerie Ferdinand van Dieten - d'Eendt
Exhibition in Galerie Ferdinand van Dieten - d'Eendt, Amsterdam
2 february - 4 february 2007
Pre graduation Exhibition, former KPN gebouw, Den Haag
Exhibition KONINKLIJKE PRIJS
20 oktober 2007 - 6 january 2008
Exhibition Koninklijke Prijs voor Vrije Schilderkunst
Gemeente Museum, Den Haag
Opening oktober 19th 2007 by H.M. de Koningin
15 december 2007 - 3 february 2008
Gemeente Museum, Den Haag
Selected for this exhibition by Wim van Krimpen,
director of the Gemeente Museum Den Haag