Material Context Het Archief Rotterdam, NL July 1–11, 2021 Curated by Nathalie Hartjes and Danny Giles.  H. Africanus 1679 / fertility cure 2021 Steel, dyed silk, organza, wax, pigment, Agapanthus FKZ (basin of tears) 2021 Dyed Silk, leather cord, steel, shell Silken ladder 2021 Silk, silk organza, steel Sag (with the Book of Repulsive Women) 2021 Beeswax, photographic print, cured kelp, canvas, silk organza FKZ (Stopless) 2020 Dyed paper, ink Surrogate, 2020 Beeswax, caput mortum pigment
Upcoming 18. 08. 22 RAMA DA SASA SAY SO AND, a duo show curated by Maya Coline with myself & Chloé Royer, hosted by Fitzpatrick Gallery, Paris 25. 08. 22 Art o rama, Marseilles 18.09.22 Group show with Kerstin Bratsch, Felix Breidenbach and Jan Huskes Hinterconti, Hamburg 02.23- 06.23 Resident at Morpho, Antwerp News Roaring Shelters, 10n, Brussels, May 2022 (duo show with Jacopo Pagin) Miart, Fitzpatrick Gallery with Octagon, Milan, April 2022 Turn to liquid, Pracownia Portretu, Lodz, September 2021 (duo show with Machteld Rullens)
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 Ayo, Annabelle Binnerts, Antonia Brown, Jake Caleb, Petter Dahlstrom Persson, Olga Hohmann, Peter Horneland, Jamie Kane, Lucía Bayón Mendoza, Lukas Messner, Josie Perry, Daphne Simons, Yanik Soland, Berglind Erna Tryggvadóttir, Guillem S. Arquer, Emma Astner, Linus Bonduelle, Dagmar Bosma, Pascale de Graaf, Aimilia Efthimiou, Halla Einarsdóttir, Diana Al Halabi, Junghun Kim, Bruno Machado Das Neves, Steven Maybury, Christian Ovesen. Through lockdowns and uprisings over the last year, artists have had to question how to engage artistic practice and life within both turbulence and monotony. Art practices have had to renegotiate new awarenesses of health, safety, grief, and isolation. Meanwhile, movements for social justice seeking recourse to historic injustices weigh on our everyday consciousness. Notwithstanding the current emergent contexts of our time, the artists in this exhibition have been tasked with carrying the particularities of their own aesthetic and relational concerns into a field that is rapidly transforming around them. Together, the 2020 and 2021 graduates of the Piet Zwart Institute Master Fine Art represent two ends of a very long year. The conditions that have marked us all in different ways continue to influence the many and varied directions taken by these makers, doers, and organizers. The location of this exhibition, the former Rotterdam city archives, provided an architectural framework and a space to project through layers of history. As a storehouse for data and documentation of a city through the span of several decades, the archive, now emptied of its contents, was an appropriate space for framing this collective endeavor. What materializations, documents, or remnants serve as useful indications of shared histories? How do singular images represent not only themselves but perhaps also stand in for communal narratives and even global paradigms? This exhibition includes Piet Zwart Master Fine Art graduates of both 2020 and 2021. Their works, as singular as they may be, also stand as markers for an ongoing shared experience: not only of pandemic and social transformation but also of the smaller movements of everyday life. There is a general sociality between these works as they came into being around each other. The mutual influence of the conditions of the Piet’s shared studio spaces, collaborations, and solidarities might also inform how we engage with this exhibition through curiosity, attention and care. “Material Context” was organized by Danny Giles (Course Director, Piet Zwart Institute Master Fine Art), Nathalie Hartjes (Director, MAMA), and Kim de Haas (Daily Manager, MAMA).