‘After they stabbed me under the bridge, they ran away. I slowly lay down on my back. My breath was very cold because I was surrounded by snow. It was after midnight, December in Amsterdam Nieuw-West. I was looking at the underside of the bridge. My lungs were cold; blood was dripping down into my lungs. Each drop would warm them. It was pleasant.’
De Appel invited Hiwa K (Kurdistan-Iraq, 1975) to Amsterdam to produce two new collaborative works and an exhibition in which the artist will come to terms with acts of severe violence and conflict. The exhibition features videos and relics from the two projects, as well as a selection of recent artworks and videos.