23 Nov - 26 Nov 2017
This route runs along the galleries that are mainly located in the Jordaan district. You can either walk this route, or take your bike, whichever you prefer. We guarantee that you will discover new exciting art exhibitions and artists, whilst also enjoying the city.
Annet Gelink Gallery presents its second solo exhibition of work by Erik van Lieshout (The Netherlands, 1968). In his multimedia installations, Van Lieshout addresses contemporary social and political themes such as multiculturalism, the position of minorities, and the consumer society. He approaches these from a personal view by making himself the subject. This show features Van Lieshout’s new film, made during his four-month stay at the Kochi Muziri Biennale in southern India. The film is presented within a site-specific installation.
Otto Berchem (United States, 1967) presents a series of works exploring his continued interest in history, poetry, signs, codes, and language. Inspired by the condition of synesthe sia, he uses color to reveal the aesthetic connotations of past revolutionary moments.
In May 2014 the Glasgow School of Art, the masterpiece of architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh, was badly damaged by fire. Ross Birrell (United Kingdom, 1969) dedicated his film ‘A Beautiful Living Thing’ to the destruction of the library, considered to be the jewel of Mackintosh’s work.
Evelyn Taocheng Wang’s (China, 1981) new drawings, paintings and sculptures for ‘Four Season of Women Tragedy’ are about the creation of identity, mainly through clothing. The starting point of the exhibition is Wang’s own wardrobe, and specifically garments by the fashion brand Agnès B. The exhibition shows how vain most people are, and how they see what they want to see. Is it smart to buy dresses, or should the artist save up to buy a house?
Chaim van Luit’s (The Netherlands, 1985) daily bike ride to his studio in Maastricht takes him across an important trading route from Roman times. He became fascinated with this after finding physical evidence in the form of an ancient coin, and followed the traces of this route. The discoveries that he made in the process form the basis of his exhibition, entitled ‘Via Lucis’, path of light.
As an outsider to the Netherlands, Japanese artist Rumiko Hagiwara (1979) uses the misreadings and misconceptions she encounters in her daily life as an important source of reference in her art. She reveals the factual misalignment between what is there, what we see and what we say. For this exhibition, Hagiwara has created new work highlighting humorous situations displaced from their Asian context which have gotten lost in translation and take on new meaning.
Gerhard Richter’s (Germany, 1932) most valuable contribution to contemporary art is his ability to disconcert the viewer at first sight. He forces us to interpret his work, blurring the photorealistic painted image to create distance and abstraction. In this exhibition, Richter – for the first time – added his signature as an extra layer to reproductions of his paintings, again creating a sense of alienation.
The gallery will also stage an exhibition of work by Gijs van Lenthe (The Netherlands, 1989).