Hello to the People
Das Piet Zwart Institute / Master of Fine Art Program der Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam University zu Gast im Atelier von Artblog Cologne / 26.11. – 15.12.2011, Eröffnung mit Performances: HELLO … 25.11., 19 Uhr / … TO THE PEOPLE 26.11., 19 Uhr
Anna Okrasko, Anouchka Oler, Catarina de Oliveira, Deniz Unal, Edward Clive, Edmund Cook, Jane Fawcett, Kirsty Roberts, Lars Brekke, Toom Fibbe
This summer just past, a group of students from the Piet Zwart Institute in Rotterdam stayed for a few weeks at Kunsthuis SYB in the peaceful Dutch village of Beesterzwaag, Friesland.
Their goal was to question what sort of production could be achieved in this suspended state outside the structures of art education; whether unforced conversation, group cooking, karaoke and piggy back races were as important as making anything at all.
They now arrive in the urbane metropolis of Cologne for an extremely abbreviated visit to re-present their various projects, finding themselves as increasingly desperate and disorientated tourists trying to fashion attachments in their itinerant condition.
They hope to translate this peculiar dynamic into an efforted but hospitable “HELLO”, furthermore to give an address “TO THE PEOPLE” from this awkward, acculturated non-place, whoever that might be.
Eine Ausstellung im Rahmen von NOCATION
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